Originally Posted by PeterTheGeek
Here is a link to some information on the Tivax STB-T9.www.ezdigitaltv.com/Tivax_STB-T9.html
There is a picture in the manual with the serial port. It wouldn't be likely but it could happen that it isn't there even though it is in the manual. Hopefully someone that purchased one can respond.
I want a smart antenna on my unit. It looks like this one just allows for the antenna to be pointing in one direction and it never changes.
Most other units store a position for each channel and the switches when the channel changes. I would like a unit that changes the antenna automatically on the fly during viewing.
EIA/CEA-909 interface was designed to SEARCH up to 16 compass headings.
I doubt any of the Smart Antenna implementations would be able to "re-search"
directions while you are watching something without causing significant interruptions.
I'm hoping to see a button action to "re-search" on just the currently viewed channel.
[And I found it wasn't needed all that often.]
BTW: Continuous update capability is implemented in mobile (e.g. car) DVB-T
(European) receivers using dual or quad antennas.
They have implemented true Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) receivers,
wherein a separate tuner is used for each antenna input.
Maybe we'll see something similar in Next Gen Smart Antennas.....