CNX and Viewsat


Bronze Member
Username: Psanand

Oakville, On Cananda

Post Number: 17
Registered: Sep-06
Guys please help,

should I buy CNX mini/duo OR Viewsat ultra

which of them is better

Gold Member
Username: Rtap


Post Number: 1053
Registered: Jan-07

Bronze Member
Username: Vhl71

Post Number: 83
Registered: Jan-07
cant speak for VS...but mini is absolutely top notch. very well built unit with great support!!. They've been on top of all recent ECMs and bins are constantly released with new features ..

What I hear is the PQ is much better than VS..So its definitely worth a look..

Bronze Member
Username: Psanand

Oakville, On Cananda

Post Number: 18
Registered: Sep-06
How about Memory and processor, which of them is faster (mini or ultra).

Anything about the user Guide

Platinum Member
Username: Lklives

Post Number: 13683
Registered: Jan-06
Go to [link removed] to learn more about the mini...thats their Dss official site..and they also feature viewsats..

Bronze Member
Username: Vhl71

Post Number: 84
Registered: Jan-07
again can't speak for VS..

Mini has ARM946 RISC processor, 32MB RAM
and its super fast...scanning 4 sats takes about 10mins!! (gives about 100+tv channels)...scrolling through EPG is a breeze..gets 7 days epg in no time

Bronze Member
Username: Vhl71

Post Number: 85
Registered: Jan-07
I meant 1400+ channels..not 100

Gold Member
Username: Rtap


Post Number: 1056
Registered: Jan-07
features for conaxsat mini

* Upgrade Software & Update Channel Database through USB Port and RS232
* MPEG-II Digital & Fully DVB Compliant.
* Smart Card Reader(Optional)
* C/KU band control for each antenna
* LNB Tone Switch 22KHz mode on/off'
* Multi-LNB controlled by DiSeqC =>DiSEqC 1.0, 1.2 and USALS'
* Total 5,000 Channels Programmable
* Blind Scan
* Picture In Graphic (PIG)
* Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for On Screen Channel Information
* Multi-language supported for Menu and OSD
* Zoom Function by 2x..4x
* Parental Lock
* Closed Caption Support
* Universal Remote Control
* Dolby Digital Bitstream Out through S/PDIF
* CVBS Video & Audio Output via RCA
* Component Y/Pb/Pr Output via RCA
* S-Video Output
* MP3/JPEG File Play via USB Port
* 7-Segment(4-digit) Type of Front Panel Display

Conditional Access Interface

* SMART CARD(Optional) 1 Slot
* ISO 7816, GSM11.11 and EMV (payment systems) compatibility

Tuner & Channel

* Type 1 × F Type, IEC169-24, Female
* Frequency Rage 950MHz to 2150MHz
* RF Impedance 75 Ohm unbanlanced
* Signal Level -65 to -25 dBm
* LNB Power 13.5/18.5Vdc +/- 5%, 0.5Amax, Overload Protected
* 22KHz Tone Frequency : 22KHz +/- 2KHz, 0.6Vpp +/- 0.2V
* DiSEqC Control Version1.0, 1.2, Tone burst A/B
* Demodulation QPSK
* Input Symbol Rate 2~45 Ms/s, SCPC/MCPC
* FEC Decoder Convolution Code Rate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 With Constraint Length K = 7

System & Memory

* Main Processor 32-bit ARM946 RISC Processor
* Flash Memory 4 Mbytes
* System Memory 32 Mbytes
* Channel Capacity Digital Channel: 5,000
* Front 7-segment Display (4 digit)

MPEG Transport Stream & A/V Decoding

* Transport Stream MPEG-2 ISO/IEC 13818 Transport Stream Specification
* Profile Level MPEG-2 MP@ML
* Input Rate Max. 90Mbit/s
* Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9, Letter Box
* Frame Rate 25Hz for PAL, 30Hz for NTSC
* Video Resolution 720x576(PAL), 720x480(NTSC)
* Teletext Through VBI
* Audio Decoding MPEG/MusiCam Layer I & II
* Audio Mode Single Channel/Dual Channel Joint Stereo/Stereo
* Frequency Response 20~20kHz, <+/-2dB
* 60Hz ~ 18kHz <+/- 0.5dB
* Sampling Rate 32, 44.1, 48KHz

A/V & Date In/Out

* RCA Output CVBS, L, R Output(Yellow, White, Red Jack) with Volume Control
* Component Video(YPbPr) Out
* S-VHS Output 4 Pin Mini
* SPDIF Dolby Digital Bitstream Out(Coaxal, Optical)
* Data Interface - RS-232, Bit Rate: 115,200baud
* Connector: 9-pin D-sub Male type
* USB : Type A Connector

RF Modulator

* RF-Connector 75 ohm F-Type
* Frequency Range VHF CH3, CH4
* TV Standard NTSC
* Audio Output Mono with Volume Control

Power Supply

* Input Voltage AC 90V ~ 250V, 50Hz ~ 60Hz
* Power Consumption Max 40W
* Standby Power Consumption <= 10W
* Protection Separate Internal Fuse The input shall the lighting protection

Physical Specification

* Size(WxHxD) 290mm x 50mm x220mm
* Weight 2.0 KG

Environmental Condition

* Operating Temperature 0 °C ~ 40 °C
* Storage Temperature -10 °C ~ 50 °C
* Operating Humidity Range 10~85% RH, Non-condensing
* Storage Humidity Range 5~90% RH, Non-condensing

features for viewsat ultra


Technical Specifications

* Fully MPEG-2 & DVB Compliant
* Input Frequency 950-2150MHz
* 200 MHz Connexant Processor
* 32 Mb SD RAM
* Supports 7 Day EPG (Electronic Program Guide)
* Supports PIG (Picture in Graphic)
* Supports SCPC & MCPC from C / Ku-band
* 1 LNB Input Tuner with Loop Through IF Signal
* Tuner Symbol Rate: 1-45MS/s
* New Universal Remote Control
* Card Reader (X Crypt Conditional Access System)
* Fast Booting & Auto Scan
* Hardware Driven Blindscan
* 4000 Channel Programmable (TV & Radio
* Fast Channel Changing
* User Friendly 256 Colors OSD & Easy GUI
* Multi OSD Language supported
* Radio Channel Screen Saver
* Favorite Channel List Programmable
* Master PIN Code Function & Parental Lock Function
* 100 Step Volume Control
* Automatic Detection of Forward Error Correction
* USB Host Interface (Only for USB Memory Stick)
* S/W Upgrade Supported by USB Port
* Window Based S/W Download Program Supported by RS232 Serial Port
* Set to Set Download (Main Program, Channel Data)
* 4:3, 16:9 Letter Box & Teletext using OSD
* 7 Segment-4 Digit Display
* 5 Keys on Front Panel
* (Power On/Off, Channel Up/Down, Volume Up/Down)
* Various LNB Polarity Control
* 22 KHz Switching Control
* Optical Output for Digital Audio
* S-VIDEO Output
* 3 RCA outputs (2 Audio L/R and 1 Video)
* 3 RCA Video Component Outputs (RGB
* RF-Modulator Output
* Rear Power Switch

Power Supply
Type: SMPS
Input Voltage: AC 95V~240v 50Hz / 60Hz
Fuse Rating: 250V/T2A

Input Frequency: 950 ~ 2150MHz
Input Signal Level: -65 ~ -25dBm
Input Impedance: 75ohm Unbalanced
Connector Type: 'F'Type Female
LNB Power Supply: 13V/18V, Max 500mA with Short Circuit Protection
22KHz Tone: Frequency 22± 4KHz, Amplitude 0.6±0.2Vpp
DiSEqC: 1.0 , 1.1, 1.2, USALS(1.3) Compatible
Channel Selection: PLL Frequency Synthesizer

Type: QPSK Demodulation (DVB-S)
Symbol Rate: 1 ~ 45 MS/s
Inner FEC: Viterbi Convolutional Coding
Rate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
Outer FEC: Reed Solomon Coding(204,188) T=8

Video Decoder
System Decoding: MPEG-2 ISO/IEC 13818-2
Profile and Level: MPEG-2 MP@ML
Data Rate: 1 ~15 MB/s
Video Formats: 4:3(Normal) & 16:9(Widescreen)

Audio Decoder
System Decoding: MPEG-1 ISO/IEC 11172-3 Layer I & II
Audio Mode: Mono, Dual, Stereo, Joint Stereo
Sampling Frequency: 32, 44.1, 48 KHz

Audio/Video Output
Audio Output: 2 RCA Cinch (1 on LIte Model)
Video Output: 2 RCA Cinch (1 on Lite Model)
Digital Audio: 1 S/PDIF Optical (Platinum & Xtreme)
S-Video: 1 S-VIDEO
COMPONENT: 3 RCA Cinch (Xtreme)

RF Modulator
Modulator Output: CH3~4
Video Type: NTSC
Output Connector: "F" Type Female
Ant. IN Connector: "F" Type Female
8. Serial Data Interface
Signal: RS-232, Max. 115200 bps
Connector Type: 9 Pin D-Sub (male)

New member
Username: Ddsinghwifey

Post Number: 1
Registered: Nov-07
can anyone give me the code for the veiwsat 2000 platinum? my pay per view is out and the other channels are on and off. thanks.

Platinum Member
Username: Lklives

Post Number: 13712
Registered: Jan-06
If U mean the Dishnet keys, they are in the "New keys" thread/topic...and thats wouldn't be the solution to the problem U describe....they are either good or not ...and affects ALL channels..Not just PPv's..U have other issues that could be 1 of 25 things...U need to read and narrow down your problem...suggest U go to ...official Dss site for viewsats..
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