NEWS AND VIEWS June 03, 2011
Mike and Laurel Kohl
S-9141 State Road 23
Plain, Wisconsin 53577-9612
June 03, 2011
Well, five months have
passed since our last update. I have been through the wringer since
that time. How to be in more than one place at a time and still be
productive enough to make a difference?
Skyvision is the master distributor for all Manhattan products in North America. If you are a satellite dealer wanting to become a reseller of the Manhattan RS-1933, please contact me at the above coordinates, or Email directly to email@example.com for more details. A lot of time and effort has taken place to get this receiver to market, including some secondary re-engineering that resulted in a heavier duty power supply and better printed circuit board design. Licensing agreements were worked out so that unlike some of the other would-be suppliers of new MPEG-4 receivers, we have permission to use a Dolby circuit that processes otherwise unavailable audio. FCC approvals have been obtained. If you have been considering some of the competition at a sometimes attractive price, check into these areas: a number of other units have been quietly imported in small batches by some enterprising dealers without the benefit of licensing or government approval. They may or may not have any real warranty in North America, either because they have not properly cleared official importation channels, or perhaps simply do not have any arrangements for service on this side of the Atlantic. The RS-1933 has a blind scanning circuit that functions very well on MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 systems, including DVB-S and the previously elusive DVB-S2 signals. High Definition is processed where available. A modern HDMI connection is available for HD output, while there are also conventional yellow-red-white RCA connections for non-HD reception, or to feed auxiliary devices such a modulators and monitors. Unlike previous receivers that had add-on S2 modules, the RS-1933 has all components on one board, resulting in a heat output comparable to a clock radio rather than a rotisserie. The receiver has been tested on extremely weak signals from AMC-3 at 87 West / C-band, and shines in its reception of the many Retro TV signals. Ditto for Ku-band reception on AMC-21 at 125 West, where just under 20 PBS signals can often be found. With the lack of U.S. network feeds on standard definition after the demise of the 4DTV system, the Manhattan RS-1933 can restore your ability to get a variety of network signals, many often in High Definition as a bonus. If you have customers with needs for some of the commercial radio signals on AMC-8 C-band at 139 West, this makes an excellent backup unit to costly proprietary commercial receivers, as long as the signals are unencrypted.
Again, if you know of
anyone that is interested in a rural property less than an hour northwest
of Madison, Wisconsin, our price has been reduced to $259.900 for 21+
acres of scenic paradise and a rambling ranch style house with over 3000
square feet. Here is the direct link to our real estate listing:
Manually key in the MLS listing number if necessary 1607274.