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post #31 of 76
Packaged in plain white box. Model N9900T is on front panel, no model number nor FCC, UL or CA stickers on the back. No MFG address, warranty nor contact info provided. No packing slip nor receipt in package.

Opened it up:
Tuner: LG TDVG-H052F
Uses LG's DTV on A chip: LGDT1111D
Has header for software upgrade.
Has Power Switch on Back.
Did not test for pass through.

Remote is larger than most, same as used with another box I have, I think the Magnavox. Will have to dig in the closet amidst the +30 receivers to see.

No guided setup like some models.
EPG is virtually IDENTICAL to the Zenith/Insignia, except different color scheme, and harder to read than the Zenith/Insignia.
Not quite as sensitive as some other boxes.
Channels can be tuned by native RF channel.
Re-Scanning does not clear existing channel list.
Can add channels manually and see signal level at the same time.

And before the 1000 questions from newbies, no there is NOT a menu selection for QAM. No HDMI,E-SATA,USB,Ethernet,Component,S-Video,Smart Antenna,power steering,power brakes, power windows,nor digital audio outputs. It's just a $50 coupon box.

Having a few of various coupon boxes, there's nothing I see special for or against the CoShip. I do wonder what happens if the box is bad or has issues, as both email addresses for CoShip bounced back.
post #32 of 76
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

And before the 1000 questions from newbies, no there is NOT a menu selection for QAM. No HDMI,E-SATA,USB,Ethernet,Component,S-Video,Smart Antenna,power steering,power brakes, power windows,nor digital audio outputs. It's just a $50 coupon box.

A bit hyper-sensitive, are we?
post #33 of 76
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Packaged in plain white box. Model N9900T is on front panel, no model number nor FCC, UL or CA stickers on the back. No MFG address, warranty nor contact info provided. No packing slip nor receipt in package.......I do wonder what happens if the box is bad or has issues, as both email addresses for CoShip bounced back.

Quite peculiar - no manufacturer or US distributor contact data provided if you want to ship a defective CECB back to CoShip.
post #34 of 76
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Originally Posted by wh5916 View Post

A bit hyper-sensitive, are we?

Nah..just tired of those who:

Post First, Think Second, and READ Third.
post #35 of 76
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Originally Posted by seatacboy View Post

Quite peculiar - no manufacturer or US distributor contact data provided if you want to ship a defective CECB back to CoShip.

May be one of those deals where the dealer just accepts to handle any such returns. Which is why you see certain big-box retailers selling store returns on ebay.

But, to give the benefit of a doubt, BSAT may be very helpful if there is a return issue. Time will tell.
post #36 of 76
By the way, the LGDT1111 chip runs very hot. Unable to keep finger on it.
I'd say it needs a heatsink.
post #37 of 76
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

By the way, the LGDT1111 chip runs very hot. Unable to keep finger on it.
I'd say it needs a heatsink.

Thank you bdfox18doe for the quick reviews.
I wonder my they didn't have the FCCID VXF2007122901 listed.

So it does not have a heatsink and looks like the LG EPG.
Are you sure it is not the Artec EPG that can supposedly do more than an hour by pressing ▼
I had thought the CoShip had more than a Now/Next EPG?

It looked like it has the Artec Menu's in in Manual on the top unlike the Zenith on the side interface.
vs

What was the Picture in Graphic - I am know thinking nothing unique but just another way of them saying it had a menu.

You also have stated that there was no manufacturer or US distributor contact data.
They say to contact your local dealer or them directly in China.
Hope you have international calling plan.
I guess you could try to email them support@coship.com or is this one of the address that bounced back.

Because you have a few of various coupon boxes what one do you like the best so far?
post #38 of 76
I guess they are not going to be making this stylish unit on from this site here
http://www.coship-stb.com/n9900t1.html
So, which site is the real Coship?
http://www.coship.com/CoshipEn/Defau...CatalogID=6864
Ah, well seemed to be a promising unit but, just another LG based box.
post #39 of 76
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Originally Posted by Malouff View Post

Because you have a few of various coupon boxes what one do you like the best so far?

Don't see anything that relates to PIG.. Usually, I have found that to mean
a small pic of the program is shown live with the EPG. Not so here.

Looks like your left picture for setup,but EPG is virtually identical to the Zenith/Insignia, I suspect a function of the LG DTv on a chip, and is mfg customizable.

My pick is between the Zenith/Insignia and the Digital Stream..the DS has a larger EPG that I think Granny will do better with. I also like the RjTech (Mustek/Tivax)

It's off to the closet for this one. Nothing here to make me switch from the
Zenith I use daily. But then again, after coupon it was $15...
post #40 of 76
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Don't see anything that relates to PIG.. Usually, I have found that to mean
a small pic of the program is shown live with the EPG. Not so here.

That is what I was thinking it would have been showing a small live picture with the EPG

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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Looks like your left picture for setup, but EPG is virtually identical to the Zenith/Insignia, I suspect a function of the LG DTv on a chip, and is mfg customizable.

Looking at pictures of both the Artec and Zenith/Insignia EPG they look identical however I have my doubts.

From the User Manual for the Artec and on page 15 (21 in pdf):

EPG (Electronic Program Guide) may provide
more than just current program.
1. Press the EPG buttons on the remote control to view detailed program information.
2. Use the ◄ ► buttons to select channel.
3. Use the ▼ button to display more programs with playing time.
4. Press the EPG buttons to close EPG guide.

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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

My pick is between the Zenith/Insignia and the Digital Stream..the DS has a larger EPG that I think Granny will do better with. I also like the RjTech (Mustek/Tivax)

Why do you prefer the LG based boxes (Zenith/Insignia/Digital Stream)to the Zoran based boxes (RjTech/Mustek/Tivax)?

Is the LG Soc more Sensitive than the Zoran?
How many channels do you get with each?
Is picture quality substantially different?
You don't like the ugly blue and black interface of the Zoran?

LG's had audio problem reports and I don't think Zoran has had any.
It looks like these Zoran boxes can all be upgraded using the Serial port.
It looks like these Zoran boxes all support a Smart Antenna.

Also have you tried a GE/Goodmind yet?
The Goodmind is cheap if ordered through Eagle World Industries.

Thanks
post #41 of 76
The Coship specs show a 7-day Full EPG. Is this wrong?
post #42 of 76
I have been testing a coship that was received a few days ago, Nice unit with good tuner sensitivity, I did not care for the way it was delivered though in its own box not even taped up, owners manual says digital satellite receiver. Won't be getting much use of this one Im afraid since its remote conflicts with a shinybow brand 8x8 switcher I own. Oh well, off to a relatives house with this one!
LL
post #43 of 76
Neat,
Well, the layout of the board isn't like the LG board LSX300-4DM that is in
the LG Boxes Zenith or Insignia. Only the power board so far is the second
one that has a fuse on it?
Now weather thats a good thing or not. Ah, well so far the Tivax stb-9 is the
only one with a heat sink on the SoC? Wonder with all these boxes using
the same Hynix Memory chip if that would have not been the company to
invest into.
Still nice info no the boxes satpro
post #44 of 76
Does it have a zoom button (aspect ratio) on the remote?
post #45 of 76
I asked CoShip why they list it as a 7-day EPG when others said it is a Now/Next this is what they said:
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Originally Posted by CoShip View Post

7 days Electronic Program Guide (EPG), that is the programs of 7 days from front-end could be foreshown in the guide. It is a particular function of the receiver.

Looking at the remote from the user manual do the page + (button 14) and page - (button 15) buttons work with the EPG or do CH+/Page+ (button 22) and CH-/Page- (button 23)?

camteax - Looking at the user manual the button 19 says "RATIO" so yes
post #46 of 76
For those interested in the Coship 9900T, be advised that the unit that I ordered and received does not have the advertised features of a 7 day EPG and Smart Antenna Connector. It is only capable of displaying the common Now and Next programming guide. The only antenna input is a conventional RF 75 Ohm cable F-Connector.
post #47 of 76
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Originally Posted by Arnsky View Post

For those interested in the Coship 9900T, be advised that the unit that I ordered and received does not have the advertised features of a 7 day EPG and Smart Antenna Connector. It is only capable of displaying the common Now and Next programming guide. The only antenna input is a conventional RF 75 Ohm cable F-Connector.

Same here Arnsky..and, as consumer reports would say, "there are better choices". Although for $15 after coupon, you can't really complain.
post #48 of 76

Quick question does the EPG have the 1/15 (xx/xx) on the Next section of the EPG?
In the picture above there it is on screen 1 and there are 15 screens of Now/Next data.

It was discovered that the Artec has pages of Now/Next but looks like the Zenith except for the xx/xx on the Next section of the EPG.
post #49 of 76
I just received a Coship 9988T CECB today and I'm wondering something about the EPG.

The Coship supposedly has a 7 day EPG, but i'm unable to access anything other than "Now/Next" for any of the digital channels. I can arrow left and right to go through the scanned-in digital channels to get Now/Next, but I"m unable to figure out how to view programming on a particular digital channel beyond the "Next" program.

the manual seems to be no help about how to navigate the EPG and I don't know if I'm in the same predicament as the earlier posts in this thread about the 9900T apparently lacking a 7 day EPG.

Thanks.
post #50 of 76
Does the N9988T's EPG and other display menus look like the N9900T?
And perhaps you can look inside and let us know the part numbers on
the big chips and "tin-can" tuner.
post #51 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by holl_ands View Post

Does the N9988T's EPG and other display menus look like the N9900T?
And perhaps you can look inside and let us know the part numbers on
the big chips and "tin-can" tuner.

for the coship N9988T that I have:


the OSD menu'ing looks somewhat like one of Malouff's posting pictures (channel/option/lock across the top in boxes).

the EPG looks like Malouff's other posting picture (has the digital channels in a bar and you can scroll right/left to look at the various now/next info for each digital channel. arrow up/down or page up/down do not seem to do anything in the EPG (i.e. view any program data beyond the "next" program).

When you hit "info" while watching a channel, then the page up/down displays additional pages of info if the program descrption given for the current program is more than just the first page worth of text.

After opening it up, I took some pics (I'll have to download and give photobucket links in another posting), but from the power supply and main board:

Power supply:

Below the master power switch, I see "PW.236.01" printed on the circuit board

on another edge towards a corner, I see "E56334" printed onto the board and on another edge toward another corner, I see "KB3150 FR-1" printed onto the board.

It's not apparent to me which of these numbers is a part or version number for the design of the circuit board.

main board:

Tuner has "LG" and the logo stamped into the metal. Green sticker has "TDVG-H052F 801A25113"

main chip (prb. the cpu or converter chip) says:

"LG electronics
LGDT1111D
O746
P33741.00"

Another chip says:

hynix 747A C (glue streamed across the chip, so I don't know if it's 747A or 7474).

HY5DU561622ETP-D43 (with glue over the "E" so it may not be an "E")

KDR


the last large chip on the main board:

hard to read because someone wrote a big "S" in sharpie or whatever on the chip, covering up most of the writing.

I can't even see most of (or even recognize) the manufacturer name stamped on the chip, let alone the chip number.

the main board has a "KMB.A96.02" printed on the board along with a "version b" and a couple of white stickers "400009314-0979" and "CZA9602B01B0819T"

there is an interesting 4 pin connector on the board - +5, GND, TX, and RX - is this potentially a way to hook up the smart antenna I hear about or...?


Robert
post #52 of 76
Sounds like a serial connector for flash ROM updates, from what we know about the other boxes.
post #53 of 76
I have a felling that this is the same as the COSHIP N9988T
Cadence DTVC-9 @ http://www.cadencestore.com | $39.00 + $?.?? shipping | ? sales tax New Jersey
post #54 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malouff View Post

I have a felling that this is the same as the COSHIP N9988T [

Not Even Close...The Cadence box claims to be "CONSISTENTLY LOUDER! CONSISTENTLY HARDER!.. I don't believe the Coship can hold a candle to that!
post #55 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malouff View Post

I have a felling that this is the same as the COSHIP N9988T
Cadence DTVC-9 @ http://www.cadencestore.com | $39.00 + $?.?? shipping | ? sales tax New Jersey

Although box exteriors look identical, I know nothing re what's inside Cadence.

Probably yet another pair of LGDT1111 clowns....err clones....with the audio bug....
post #56 of 76
Any connectors on N9988T other than V/L/R and RF IN/OUT?

Digital Captions? Percent Signal Quality? EZAdd?
post #57 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by holl_ands View Post

Any connectors on N9988T other than V/L/R and RF IN/OUT?

Digital Captions? Percent Signal Quality? EZAdd?

other than a master power switch (not a connector) on the back, you have the connectors right.

it has the various CC and text modes available, there is a signal meter (bad-good bar, no percent, changes pitch sound based on how strong/bad the signal is), and I don't know what you mean by EZAdd unless it's a function to manual scan a particular single channel to add or update it in the master channel list)
post #58 of 76
EZAdd is ability to add a channel without clearing out other channels.
post #59 of 76
Any updated information on the N9900T, N9901T, or the N9988T?
post #60 of 76
Just received my coship n9988t and had noticed that although the front has n9988t as it's model #, the back label has printed on it n9900t. The box looks exactly like in the link Malouff provided in question#53 but says coship instead of cadence. Anyone else notice this on theirs? (sorry, cant provide link until I have 3 posts). Also, the remote looks EXACTLY the same as that picture. So, probably same box.

My channels come in crystal clear. I was getting maybe 10 channels before and I am getting 42 channels now.
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