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    Hello folks: I have been given a new-in-the-box Sonicview 8000HD by a neighbour who is downsizing to move to an assistant-living residence. He bought this several years ago and was intimidated by the instruction manual and tossed it in a closet.

    I have been reading various sections on the Sonicview8000 and it would appear that it is now basically a door-stop. I note various references to IHUBs, dongles, etc. that are as scarce as the proverbial hen's teeth. I was going to consider to use it for a "back-up" set but am now not sure. I am handy with a VOM and replacing PC board components (probably not a problem as it has not been used unless caps, etc. have suffered the ravages of old age.

    Any advice from current or former Sonicview users please???

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    Yes the SV8000HD is Old as the Hills, and support has died a long time ago, but is "STILL USABLE" with correct software
    and the use of a Dongle/Ethernet Hub, you will most likely need a HD Board if wanting HD Channels (91/82 sats.)
    the picture Quality by some/most is not the best compared to the Dreamlink's, But one nice feature the SV8000 has
    is a ATSC tuner for Over-The-Air HD Channels. If you plan on using it & this goes with any Fta receiver/Box you use
    is that you should have cooling measures in-place (fans) to keep the components inside the Box from Over-Heating

    If you are still interested in getting it going etc. (Hardware) give me a P.M. I maybe able to help on that.

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    Thank you for the reply to my query auggie. Appreciate it. I'm not certain what I need to bring this unit back to life; I am not concerned with HD and am happy with SD on 91. I shall send you a note via P.M.

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