IDX now offers a Firmware update for the CW7 HD-SDI TX/RX. It cuts the connection time dramatically down to 10-15 sec in DFS mode and also adds more channels to the AUTO/DFS mode. There are now 9 channels instead of 5 in the AUTO/DFS mode.
Here are the changes:
1. Fast link time on Auto/DFS channel (10-15 sec)
a. This is accomplished by establishing a link to a non-DFS frequency first.
2. 9 total channels on Auto/DFS
a. The Auto/DFS channel now includes the 5 DFS frequencies and the 4 selectable frequencies.
b. More frequencies = better performance and less interference in crowded wireless environments.
Prices are in my opinion very competitive at around $2100 for the pair. Don't think there is anything in that price range at the moment.