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Old 2009-01-25, 03:21 AM   #1
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Default New receiver: DSR319

Starting in February 2009, *C will replace their DSR317 by the DSR319.

No major difference with the DSR317, except the DSR317 will support 8PSK.

The retail price for the receiver is going to be 119$.
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Old 2009-01-25, 08:32 AM   #2
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I wonder if this means that all the other SD receiver models, except for the DSR209, will soon become unusable?
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Old 2009-01-25, 09:33 AM   #3
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The *C web site says that the DSR317 is 8PSK compatible just like the 209, 505 & 530...
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Old 2009-01-25, 12:50 PM   #4
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The *C web site says that the DSR317 is 8PSK compatible just like the 209, 505 & 530...
No. Go on a HD channel on a DSR317; you're going to get a red light and a "Acquiring satellite signal..." message, because the receiver will be unable to recognise the 8PSK signal.

On a DSR319, you're going to get a green light and a blank screen. The receiver knows this is a 8PSK signal, but will be unable to communicate it properly since it's a HD channel.
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Old 2009-01-25, 01:51 PM   #5
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So according to you we were misinformed on their page:

DSR317 receiver
Our home theatre receiver
100% digital
S-Video connection for today's high-end standard definition televisions
5-in-1 remote that controls receiver and most TVs, VCRs, and DVD players
Electrical and optical connections for Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound capability
Pay Per View – order Pay Per View movies and events through IPPV with your remote (no service charge), our automated phone system ($1 service charge per order) or through a Customer Service Representative ($3 service charge per order).
Onscreen call display capable
Front-panel controls (navigate without remote)
Receives signals from dual satellites immediately
State-of-the-art hardware by Motorola
8 PSK Compatible
Compatible with Descriptive Video Services and Customizable Closed Captioning


Are you sure this could not be software enable issue rather than a hardware issue?

I hope they will be swapping this receiver out free of charge...
I know the answer, not a chance...
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Old 2009-01-25, 06:31 PM   #6
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Where does it say that on the website? I went to the DSR317 page and it does not mention 8PSK.
http://www.starchoice.com/english/cu...e.asp?page=317

Anyways, Cinoche is 100% right. The DSR319 will have 8PSK, that is the only difference compared to the DSR317.
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Old 2009-01-25, 06:38 PM   #7
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On this page, all 4 receivers say the same 8 PSK Compatible:

https://secure.starchoice.com/english/store/extras.asp
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Old 2009-01-25, 07:51 PM   #8
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How can you believe anything on a page that also states.....

"Component, composite and S-video connections for 100% digital picture"
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Old 2009-01-25, 08:57 PM   #9
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The specs are for the DSR319. The DSR317 is NOT 8PSK compatible.

I know Shaw Broadcast is planning to move HD to DVB-S2/MPEG-4 but is there any plans in place to move to 8PSK/MPEG-2 for SD? I'd be very surprised if Shaw Broadcast was planning this. This would require a major over-haul of many cable system headends not to mention the million or so StarChocie receivers that are NOT capible of tuning that type of signal.

Very interesting times ahead.
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Old 2009-01-25, 11:06 PM   #10
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This would require a major over-haul of many cable system headends not to mention the million or so StarChocie receivers that are NOT capible of tuning that type of signal.
For Star Choice receivers, you don't have to do the million or so. Leave the networks from the big cities out of it, and you're left with no more than 75,000 to deal with; maybe even 50,000.

In other words, you change channels that will have the least impact
- small markets (Chicoutimi, Terrance-Kitimat, Lloydminster, etc...)
- cat1/cat2 digital channels with small subscription base (no point naming some but you get the point)

If these are not enough to support the bandwidth required, do all French channels not included in English Bronze.

Not rocket science.

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Old 2009-01-26, 08:58 AM   #11
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"On a DSR319, you're going to get a green light and a blank screen."

This is much better, to get a green light but still a blank screen ;-)

"For Star Choice receivers, you don't have to do the million or so."

They don't have to provide a new receiver. Make people buy new ones... They do it for "free" HD, why not SD ?
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Old 2009-03-06, 10:45 AM   #12
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Why are they still selling the 207 and 317 in Future Shop and Best Buy? IMO they should be removed so people that buy the receivers now do not have to exchange them in the future just because they are not 8psk compatible.
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Old 2009-03-06, 11:21 AM   #13
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Why are they still selling the 207 and 317 in Future Shop and Best Buy? IMO they should be removed so people that buy the receivers now do not have to exchange them in the future just because they are not 8psk compatible.
It looks like they are attempting to empty the warehouse of all the **7 units before they ship the **9 units.

I say this because I recently had to have a unit replaced and the rep first said he would send a 319 but then he said the computer would not let him as it says there was a 317 in another warehouse.
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Old 2009-03-06, 01:40 PM   #14
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Is it true that NONE of the SC receivers have HDMI output?

I looked at the Spec Sheets and it seems to be true.

How can get one get 1080i or p with HDMI? This is 2009!!
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Old 2009-03-06, 01:44 PM   #15
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