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Mfumu

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Mfumu

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REVIEW OF SRT 4930 HD SATELLITE RECEIVER

The Strong SRT 4930 HD series first appeared on the market way back in 2010 and I bought my first standard version of this receiver in January 2011. To me it was a big improvement over my only other Strong HD stb (at the time) namely SRT 4900.
First the tuner was more sensitive especially after new SW patches started coming out. Over a period of time I acquired other versions of SRT 4930 including the only LINUX stb which is by far the most expensive and also most versatile model from Strong (SRT 4930L). There are three versions of SRT 4930 that I know of and that I have ever owned. There is the old standard model SRT 4930 HD with just basic functions and ports. Then there is the SRT 4930 HD with LAN port that could handle limited internet functions like YouTube, hardstations, and weather. Then there is the SRT 4930L HD with its LINUX OS, 2 USB ports and 2 card readers.
SRT 4930L is far far ahead of SRT 4922. It is very fast in all espects and it is unfare even comparing the two stbs.
How can you compare a Ferrari with a Corolla?
If you have ever used a Linux box like Dreambox, then you will understand what I mean.
Its WI-FI specs include capability to handle Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Youtube, Picasa photo, Weather, Maps, Internet radio, RSS, Google mail, Hotmail, Webtv, Hardcore, and many many more. You just plug in your modem for internet and it turns your TV into a Smart TV with internet and smart phone connectivity.
Last weekend I pulled out my old SRT 4930 HD (the std original basic model) from my store, dusted it and upgraded it with the latest SW patch from Crosat. I was surprised when it opened Dgt channels on 7E, plus it flawlessly opened all PV channels on IS20 after entering the keys. Its media player is far superior to the one in SRT 4922 series with nice and smooth slow motion replay plus smooth fast forwarding, unlike the jerkiness/glitchness when playing in the same mode on SRT 4922.
I was preparing it for a relative upcountry but I have now changed my mind and decided to keep it for myself despite having SRT 4930L (Linux) and many others. The upcountry relative will now get another new stb instead.
That is what ASAS does to you.
This model was popular especially in West Africa and some parts of southern Africa like Zambia, Zimbabwe etc.
I doubt if it is still in production although you may still find a new one as a leftover in some shops.
So guys if you come accross SRT 4930 being sold even as second hand, just buy and you will not regret.
It can also use remotes from SRT 4900/4910, and SRT 4922 series.
I own srt4930HD with LAN, i thought am left behind from my collegues owning srt4922a, a sigh of relief finally. Responded very well with pv on AFN package on intelsat 10-02 @1.0w, apistar, iso20, nss12
 

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new firmware for srt 4950h v 3.34 when you add new biss key it opens the channel but when you put off the decorder the biss disappears so u need to add it again to watch tha channel...how will i upload the last firm ware that i have been using before updating to this gui....
 

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try sport24 @ nss12 cband u will no regret. But u will need pv
Thanks Arselona,

Locked on NSS 12 on 2.4 meter (240cm) prime focus dish plus supermax 777 super lnb.

As per Satbeam, NSS 12 Gobal footprint recommend dish size in East africa 250cm (2.5 meters) prime focus while West hemi footprint 150cm (1.5 meter) prime focus
M.T.N frequency is on the Global footprint.



M.T.N key >>>>MTN Worldwide TV (NSS-12 @ 57° East ) keys

Snapshots >>>>
























HD sports 2.4 (full HD)






















As per 2.4 sports website Sport 24 | 3 live E.P*L matches on Saturday and 2 live E.P*L matches on Sunday all in glorious HD.


Happy viewing
 

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Go for Eurostar Escdt-700



or Eurostar ESCD 600 Gold



Try the sat shops located around luthuri avenue.
If available please post shops address and price on the forum.
Thanks
On Monday 24/8/15 I was at Riwara Elect Munyu Road Muhu shopping complex and the price was
EUROSTAR ESCDT-700 = KSH.1500/ $ 14.5
EUROSTAR ESCD -600 = KSH.1300/ $ 12.5
Cell 0723032680/0724114011.
 

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I salute you Bwana Kungu1 keep up the good work. Just curious how many channels do you receive ?
Am currently locked on

C-band >> Measat 3/3@ >>> Apstar 7>>> Intelsat 20 ... NSS 12 ...Paksat 1R/..... Intelsat 10-20

Ku-Band ... Intelsat 70B ...Intelsat 20 ... Yahsat 1A ...Astra 2f ....Eutelsat 7A/B East.....SES 5....Nilesat 201/Eutelsat 7 West/ Eutelsat 8A West
 

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For those who are still facing difficulties in making their entered PV keys to open, do not despair.
It means there is a conflict on channel frequency already stored in the PV CAS menu.
Press 8282 and check the PV keys already stored for those matching your keys and then edit the channel frequency.
This conflict is common especially on tps 3974H and 3974V. Just change one tp to e.g. 3977 and rescan the channels
and then edit PV menu to include the new frequency. Please note that although the above tps are different (one is H
and the other is V), the receiver's PV edit function sees them as the same and cannot differenciate between H and V.
spot on
 

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HIGHLANDS PATRON

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guys how do you clear "E45 service not allowed error" on a z*k* decoder, I want to use it for fta.thanks
Hi prorata,
It is very simple. Simply go back to your new transponder and rescan it once again. Thus: MENU-INSTALATION-MANUAL SEARCH.

Whilst on Manual Search page, scroll down to FREQUENCY and select the specific freq you had input earlier on using LEFT/RIGHT SCROLL PAD ARROWS. Of course New Tps are added by pressing the yellow (NEW) button on your remote control eg 11139 V 30000 for C*nt*nent*l package.

The hidden secret is to Press OK against your select freq to search AGAIN. You are good to go. EXIT to view.

Please note that this procedure does not necesarily apply to all Z*K* stb models.
Finally let me know once you encounter with success.
 
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Am currently locked on

C-band >> Measat 3/3@ >>> Apstar 7>>> Intelsat 20 ... NSS 12 ...Paksat 1R/..... Intelsat 10-20

Ku-Band ... Intelsat 70B ...Intelsat 20 ... Yahsat 1A ...Astra 2f ....Eutelsat 7A/B East.....SES 5....Nilesat 201/Eutelsat 7 West/ Eutelsat 8A West
I had several dishes facing different direction with multiple LNBs... my local chief wondered why had all those dishes.... was I a spy? I hope you've not had such inquires... hehehe
 

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Hi prorata,
It is very simple. Simply go back to your new transponder and rescan it once again. Thus: MENU-INSTALATION-MANUAL SEARCH.

Whilst on Manual Search page, scroll down to FREQUENCY and select the specific freq you had input earlier on using LEFT/RIGHT SCROLL PAD ARROWS. Of course New Tps are added by pressing the yellow (NEW) button on your remote control eg 11139 V 30000 for C*nt*nent*l package.

The hidden secret is to Press OK against your select freq to search AGAIN. You are good to go. EXIT to view.

Please note that this procedure does not necesarily apply to all Z*K* stb models.
Finally let me know once you encounter with success.
successful ,but KTN is cracking
 
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