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  1. 1. 05-06/2013www.TELE-audiovision.comTELEsince 1981The World’s Largest Digital TV Trade PublicationCompany ReportELDTECJefferson CruzOnly Sells Dishes inBrazil...For Now...Test ReportGLOBALINVACOMIvan Horrocks’ tvLINKTransmits HDTVThroughout the HouseINTERNATIONALSatelliteOTTSmart TVIP/WebTVStreamingaudiovisionB 9318 ETest ReportAMIKO HD8840Technical ReportReceiving the Ka-BandVitor Martins Augusto Digs intothe Secrets of the Ka-Band andHow to Receive it in EuropeCompany ReportLIANXINGSatelliteDishesWen Liang Yuanand Liao Wen FeiEstablished a SuccessfulSmall and Large DishManufacturing BusinessThis Receiver Gets itALL!Test ReportCHANGHONGSmartcenterAll the Cable TV andAll the Multimedia- in Android!05-062013
  2. 2. TELE-audiovisionInternationalThe World’s LargestDigital TV Trade Magazinesince 1981Alexander WiesePublisheralex@tavmag.comHQ in Munich, GermanyAddressTELE-audiovision International, PO Box 1234, 85766 Munich-Ufg, GERMANY/EUROPEEditor-in-ChiefAlexander Wiese, alex@tavmag.comPublished byTELE-audiovision Magazine GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, 85774 Unterfoehring, GERMANY/EUROPEDesignNémeti Barna AttilaAdvertisingwww.TELE-audiovision.com/ads/Hard Copy Subscriptionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/subscription/Copyright © 2013 by TELE-audiovision ISSN 2195-5433TELE-satellite was established in 1981 and today is the oldest, largest and most-read digital tv trademagazine in the world. TELE-satellite is seen by more than 350,000 digital tv professionals around theworld and is available both in printed form and online.www.TELE-audiovision.comDear Readers,We are thrilled to be able to introduce more and morereceivers here in TELE-audiovision that can receive all ofthe digital transmission methods. This covers not onlysatellite transponders but also terrestrial broadcastsand, just as important, the digital offerings availablethrough the Internet. Only when a receiver can actuallyreceive all of these methods, and when possible cablebroadcasts as well, will it meet the expectations andrequirements of the end users. They don’t want to haveto worry about how these TV pictures make it into theirliving room. The receiver should be able to take care ofit all and receive everything.But there’s another reason why it’s important for areceiver to be able to receive everything. More and moreTVs are being integrated with built-in tuners althoughthey are typically limited to one reception mode, forexample, terrestrial reception or satellite reception. Thisopens up the opportunity for receiver manufacturersto build receivers that can do more than what TVmanufacturers are offering. Receiver manufacturers canreact much more quickly to new trends and produceappropriate receivers. A new TV will more than likelybe purchased far less often than a receiver with all thelatest features because it would be easier for end usersto afford.The future looks good for receiver manufacturers: withnew features and functions always being added, andabove all with the ability to receive all the different digitalmodes, end users will always be inclined to acquire thelatest and greatest receivers.Alexander WieseEditor-in-Chief TELE-audiovision International
  3. 3. 8 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comLIANXING.........148HISILICON.....184ELDTEC....... 166CONTENTAmiko HD8840HDTV + PVR Receiver with twouser defineable Tunerslots........... 14Global InvacomtvLINK HDHDMI Transmitter &Receiver viacoaxial cable............. 30changhong Smartcenter ihoDVB-C Receiver, Mediaplayer,Android Apps.................... 38DEVISER S30Handheld SatelliteAntenna Meter..................... 50NETGEAR NeoTV TV200Mediabox................................ 70SES SatellitesSES Fleet & CoverageSoftware....................112Feature:AZBox ME Receiver SoftwarePart 5: IPTV........................................ 60AWARD Winning:Digital Receivers of 21st Century........... 80AWARD Winning:Signal Analyzers of 21st Century........... 94AWARD Winning:IPTV/WebTV Receiversof 21st Century.............................. 106Feature:Self-made IPTV - Part 1...................... 118Vitor’s Workshop:Satellite Receptionin the Ka-Band.................................. 128Digital Technology:New Developments............................ 142Company Report:Satellite Dish ManufacturerLIANXING, China............................... 148Company Report:Dish, Antenna and Cable Manufacturer,ELDTEC, Brazil.................................. 166Company Report:Chipset Software Developer,HISILICON, China.............................. 184Company Overview:Best Digital TV Companiesof the World................................... 198DXer Report:Daniel Hasink “Lasmotos”,Buenos Aires, Argentina..................... 204TELE-audiovision History:TELE-audiovision in 1983................. 212TELE-audiovision History:TELE-audiovision in 1993................. 214TELE-audiovision History:TELE-audiovision in 2003................. 216WebTV Providersaround the World........................... 218DTT of the World............................ 220Satellites of the World................. 222Global Readership ofTELE-audiovision Magazine............. 224
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  5. 5. 1202-03/2012www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/03/azbox-meAZBox METoday‘s absolutebest Linux Receiver10-11/2011www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/11/tenowTenow TBS6984Made for TV addicts who can neverwatch and record enough channels.08-09/2009www.TELE-audiovision.com/09/09/globalinvacomGlobal Invacom Optical LNBThe first worldwide optical satellitereception and transmission systemTELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  6. 6. MAGAZINE13www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/amikoAMIKO ALIEN 2Unbeatable combination of features andfunction – for excellent viewing pleasure!06-07-08/201211-12/2012www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/jiuzhouJIUZHOU DTP2100Cutting-edge receiver thanksto Android operating system
  7. 7. 14 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT HDTV + PVR Receiver
  8. 8. 15www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• receives all DVB signals, via satellite as well asterrestrial or cable• automatically adjusts to the monitors specifications• comes with a CI slot and CA module• suitable even for DXer, thanks to a relais output,automatic DiSEqC detection and blindscan function• can be adjusted for longer than usual LNB cable length
  9. 9. 0.5905-06/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/amiko16 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT HDTV + PVR ReceiverA Chameleon when itComes to PVR ReceiversNo matter how you receivedigital TV, the Amiko HD 8840can be the perfect match foryour needs. How? It is a HDPVR receiver with two freelyusable tuner slots. For thistest Amiko provided us withnot only one but two DVB-T/T2/C and DVB-S/S2 tun-ers, which allowed us to setup and evaluate the new HD8840 based on a number ofdifferent configurations.The receiver comes in asleek all-black design andsports a perfectly readableVFD display on its front panelso that users are not only in-formed about the currentlyselected channel or the localtime, but can also gather ad-ditional information about ac-tive recordings, for instance.A total of seven buttons arelocated on the front panel aswell and this way you are ableto use the Amiko box withoutthe remote control, if needbe. A Conax card reader, a CIslot for any standard CA mod-ule and a USB 2.0 interfaceare all hidden behind a flapon the right side of the frontpanel.does not come with an instal-lation assistant. Yet, this is byno means a bad thing, sincethe main menu impresseswith its very user-friendlylayout and provides all setupand configuration optionsright where you’d expectthem. To be on the safe side,we recommend looking at theHDMI video output resolutionfirst and selecting the modethat is perfect for your hard-ware. We did like the fact thatthis Amiko receiver offers anAuto mode (which adjusts theresolution to the currently re-ceived event) and a Native byTV option (which automati-cally chooses the optimumresolution your TV panel canhandle). Alternatively, youcan try to max out on qualityand go for 1080p Full HD.As far as the receiving endof the HD 8840 is concerned,the corresponding menuchanges according to the tun-ers that are used in the avail-able slots. In other words: Ifyou use two DVB-S/S2 tunersyou will not be offered anyoptions for terrestrial or cableTV, while using a combinationAmiko HD8840At long last: A receiver that can handle alltypes of DVB and even comes with full PVRfunctionalityTurning the Amiko HD 8840around to have a closer lookat the back panel, the twotuner slots will strike you rightaway. The tuners themselvescome with a loop-throughoutput and Amiko has alsothought of an HDMI output,an optical and a digital au-dio output, as well as threeRCA jacks for stereo audioand CVBS video. The rangeof connection options is com-pleted by an additional USB2.0 socket, an RJ45 networkinterface, an RS232 connec-tion and – DXers, take note!– a switchable 0/12V output.All this should meet virtu-ally all requirements, andwhen we also discovered amechanical power switch wealmost felt like we had arrivedin receiver heaven…The remote control thatis shipped with this receivercreates a pleasing first im-pression which seems to goa long way: Not only doesit sit nicely in your hand, italso boasts clearly labelledbuttons. The manual is in aleague of its own too, with itsexcellent structure and easyto comprehend instructionsand explanations.Before you actually use theAmiko HD 8840 for the firsttime, it makes sense to take amoment and think about whatyou want or can receive inthe first place. The two tunerslots can then be equippedaccordingly, something that istruly child’s play: All you needto do is loosen three screwson the receiver case to accessthe tuner modules, which inturn are attached with a sin-gle screw. Installing or ex-changing tuners turned out tobe plug & play at its best inour test, so even those of youwho are all thumbs will ex-perience no problems in thatregard.Like the rest of the Amikoreceiver range the HD 8840
  10. 10. 1234518 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comof DVB-T/T2/C and DVB-S/S2tuners the receiver will notask you to select tuner 1 or2 for a satellite signal search– all DVB-T/T2/C settings willof course be available, on theother hand. In case you’rewondering, we should empha-sise once again that the ter-restrial tuner cannot only dealwith DVB-T and DVB-T2, butalso with DVB-C signals.Using the Amiko HD 8840 insatellite mode it comes with apre-stored satellite list com-prising a total of 28 entries.Even though we can confirmthat these are reasonably up-to-date, the list is restrictedto satellite positions cover-ing Europe and we wouldn’tmind if Amiko had made it abit more extensive. But let’snot sing the blues about that,since adding new satelliteentries manually is a ratherstraightforward affair andthanks to the receiver’s blindscan capabilities you don’teven need to key in tran-sponder data by hand.For the sake of complete-ness we can state that theHD 8840 supports all DiSEqCprotocols from 1.0 through to1. The HD 8840 can put outthe HDMI video signal with aresolution of up to 1080p2. Both the channel list and thefavourites lists can be freelycustomised3. Installation menu – themenu items vary according tothe used tuners so that onlyrelevant options are shown4. User settings5. System settings6. The built-in video games turnboring commercial breaks intoaction-packed time7. The HD 8840 comes with anintegrated Conax card readeras well as a CI slot8. An external USB storagemedium turns this receiver intoa fully-fledged PVR9. Internet access? No problemthanks to the network interfaceof the HD 884010. Language options11. PIN-based parental lockscan be set for individualchannels or for the receiver atlarge12. Setting the clock13. Many specific settings ofthe HD 8840 can be individuallycustomised by the user14. OSD settings15. Two different standbymodes are available for theAmiko HD 88401.3. The available 0/12V out-put doubles the number ofsatellite positions that can beaddressed so that in theorythis Amiko receiver can dealwith up to 32 LNBs simultane-ously, which is quite a treat.Apart from the automaticchannel search and a manualtransponder search mode youmay opt for the integratedblind scan function in orderto breathe some life into yourchannel list. We tried it outon HOTBIRD 13° East andarrived at 1549 TV channelsand 373 radio stations afterless than six minutes. C bandreception turned out to beequally trouble-free with theHD 8840 and with the helpof manual LOF entry you caneasily set up the box to dealwith out-of-the-ordinary LOFvalues as well.We appreciated the fact thatthe HD 8840 allows you to in-crease the supply voltage by0.5V, which is helpful in caseof long coax cable lengths.The Auto DiSEqC function isanother plus: The receiverautomatically detects whichsatellite is linked to the tunervia which DiSEqC port. Therather limited default satel-lite list is a major drawbackhere, since Auto DiSEqC willonly detect positions that areshowing on this list.One of the signature fea-tures of the Amiko HD 8840 iscalled FastScan. As the nameimplies, it can be used toquickly scan all transpondersof a total of eight pre-storedEuropean pay TV providersbroadcasting via satellite. Wetried it out with Dutch provid-er CanalDigitaal and were im-pressed by the result: All en-tries of that pay TV operatorappeared in next to no time,without having to individuallyscan a range of different tran-sponders.In DVB-T/T2 mode therange of settings and optionsis considerably smaller, butthat’s the nature of digitalterrestrial television and nofault of the Amiko receiver.You may select your region,transmit +5V power via theinner wire of the attachedcoax cable in order to providesupply voltage to an externalantenna amplifier, call up afrequency editor or activate
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  12. 12. 222324617182116192020 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com16. Satellite settings17. Transponder editor18. Auto DiSEqC19. The pre-stored satellite list is up-to-date, but not veryextensive20. Using FastScan it is possible to find and save all channelsof a pay TV provider with a single touch of a button21. DVB-T/T2 settings22. DVB-T/T2 blind scan search23. Software updates can be loaded via satellite, RS232interface, USB or the Internet. Seen here: Software update viasatellite or RS232 interface24. Software update via USB
  13. 13. 6262725282922 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.coma blind scan. In a matter ofapproximately four minutesthe blind scan will find allavailable DVB-T and DVB-T2channels, while the frequencyeditor allows you to focus ona particular frequency in theUHF or VHF bands.In DVB-C mode too, youhave to decide whether youprefer to enter frequenciesmanually or let the blind scando that job. The followingmodulations are supported bythe Amiko HD 8840: QAM8,QAM16, QAM32, QAM64,QAM128 and QAM256. Thismeans no matter what DVB-C signal is fed, the receiv-er should happily accept itwithout further ado. Sincewe never take the manufac-turer’s word for anything wethrew a range of differentDVB-C signals at the box onlyto find out that each and anyof them was processed flaw-lessly.Once all settings of theAmiko HD 8840 are cus-tomised and tailored to thereception equipment’s re-quirements it is finally timefor some action. Amiko hasalways pleased us with aneasy-to-use and intelligentuser interface, and thankfullythe HD 8840 is no exception.A look at the info bar re-veals information on the cur-rently received TV or radioevent, while the channel listlet’s you get the most out ofyour available offering: Chan-nels can be restricted to in-dividual satellites, providers,encryption systems, recep-tion modes or initial letters.25. With the help of a veryuseful back-up function userscan save all individual settingsas well as the entire channellist onto an external storagemedium26. Overview of existingrecordings27. Network settings – DHCPis of course available forautomatically connecting thereceiver to a router or DSL/cable modem28. Weather forecast29. RSS feed reader30. The YouTube und YouPornstreaming services are availablein the main menu31. Google Maps with the AmikoHD 8840: map view, satelliteview, terrain and hybrid areavailable… just like on your PC!32. Google Maps search33. Using the OSD keyboard youcan easily look for a specificchannel34. The channel list can also berestricted based on encryptionsystem used35. Language options36. Satellite and receptionselection37. OSD Teletext38. The channel list can beedited and managed using arange of options39. 32 favourites lists make sureyour preferred channels arealways at your fingertipsBeing a PVR receiver, it ispossible with the HD 8840to mark events for recordingright in the EPG. But that wasby no means the only aspectwe liked about this receiver’sPVR features: It is possibleto record two channels (andby that we also means twoHD channels) simultaneously,while a third channel can bewatched live.Channels that are not avail-able due to active recordings
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  15. 15. ■24 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comand – consequently – busytuners are greyed out in thechannel list so that you cansee at a single glance whichchannel selection will besuccessful and which won’t.While this may sound like anobvious feature we have tosay that it is not as commonas we would like it to be.The one thing that doesnot meet with our approvalis the limited timer memorythat only allows a maximumof eight entries. A modernPVR receiver with twin tunercapacity requires more thanthat!In everyday use the HD8840 impresses with a hugerange of practical featuresand functions, all of whichare neatly implemented too.You get OSD teletext, dedi-cated buttons on the remotecontrol for changing the out-put resolution or selecting asoundtrack, and so on.All commands sent from theremote are received swiftlyand executed without anynoticeable lag, even whentwo HD recordings are takingplace in the background. Thepowerful 400 MHz processorthat is the heart and soul ofthis receiver deserves thecredit for this, together witha 64 MB flash memory and 1GB of DDR SDRAM which pro-vides sufficient buffer mem-ory.But even with all thoseLooking at the two tuners of the Amiko HD 8840.Tuners for DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T/T2/C are available,which can by used in any combination.
  16. 16. 641406434442454626 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com40. Channels that cannot be watched during an active recordingdue to a busy tuner are greyed out41. Image viewer42. MP4 videos in HD quality are presented flawlessly by the HD884043. Info bar with information on the current and next events44. Extended EPG information45. EPG view 146. EPG view 247. EPG view 348. In case two DVB-S/S2 tuners are installed, the receiver willhide all DVB-C and DVB-T/T2 options49. In case two DVB-S/S2 tuners are installed, you will be askedto select a tuner for the channel search50. Depending on the reception setup tuner 2 can either be fedwith a separate LNB signal or the loop-though signal output fromtuner 151. In case two DVB-T/T2/C tuners are installed, the receiver willhide all DVB-S/S2 options52. In case two DVB-T/T2/C tuners are installed, the DVB-T/DVB-Csearch menu will also offer tuner 1 and tuner 2 for selection53. DVB-C frequency selection: The HD 8840 supports the QAM8,QAM16, QAM32, QAM64, QAM128 and QAM 256 modulations54. Our DVB-C test frequency was detected and lockedflawlessly55. The HD 8840 creates separate lists for DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2and DVB-C channels so that all is kept nice and tidy56. DVB-C reception with the HD 8840
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  18. 18. OPINIONexpert+–RECOMMENDEDPRODUCT BYThomas HaringTest CenterAustriaAMIKO HD 8840HDTV + PVR Receiver28 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comflashy specifications, what usewould a modern PVR receiverbe without features such asnetwork access, video player,MP3 jukebox or image viewer?In case you’re starting to getworried now, we can easilyput your mind to rest: TheAmiko HD 8840 can providethe perfect soundtrack to anyparty thanks to MP3 playback(other audio file types, how-ever, are not supported), andit will happily accept a wholebunch of popular video for-mats so that chances are thevideos you have downloadedfrom the Internet will be sup-ported by this receiver. Wetried out a number of files andcan confirm that the followingtypes can be processed flaw-lessly: AVI, MPEG, MP4, TS,Flash, WMV, DivX and VOB.Thanks to its integratednetwork interface the HD8840 can easily access web-based content, and Amikohas even thrown in dedicatedclients for the YouTube andYouPorn video streaming pro-viders. We checked out bothand could not detect anyfault.If you prefer a wirelesshome and want to do awaywith network cables altogeth-er, you can also choose to con-nect your Amiko HD 8840 toa WiFi network. All you needfor that is a USB WiFi adapterwith Ralink RT5370 chipset.You should note, though, thatthis is optional equipment anddoes not come together withthe receiver itself.Among the network-basedfeatures we enjoyed the mostis a weather forecast serviceand an RSS news feed, bothof which are seamlessly in-tegrated in the Amiko HD8840’s software. Even GoogleEarth can be accessed, but inmost cases the distance be-tween TV panel and viewerwill be too large to thoroughlyexploit that function.In our presentation of allbenefits of this receiver weshould also mention an ex-tremely low power consump-tion of less than 0.5 W instandby mode – somethingthat will only gain in impor-tance with the steadily risingcost of energy. Booting fromthis deep standby mode takesseveral seconds, on the otherhand, so if you’re of the im-patient kind you might wantto go for the so-called FakeStandby mode which will ac-tivate the box without anydelay. Power consumption inthis case, however, is almostthe same in standby and dur-ing active use. As always, youcan’t have your cake and eatit too.Speaking of impatience, theAmiko HD 8840 comes withthree built-in video gamesthat will help you kill timeduring those boring com-mercial breaks. Or you maytake a quick look at the mainmenu and have the receivercheck the Internet for a soft-ware update. With Amiko al-ways striving to improve theirproducts chances are youmight be lucky!The Amiko HD 8840 is a sleek HD PVR receiver that is filled to thebrim with useful features and functions. Thanks to its two freelyusable tuner slots users can opt for the DVB mode(s) they requiremost. The user interface of the HD 8840 is extremely user-friendlyand thought-through, meaning even beginners will get the knackof it in next to no time. The tuners boast a low threshold and in ourtest were perfectly able to receive and process weak signals aswell. With its 1080p video output option this new Amiko receiver isdefinitely fit for the future.We noticed that only eight timer events could be stored in thetimer memory, which simply isn’t enough. The pre-stored satellitelist could also use some more entries.
  19. 19. DATATECHNICALManufacturer Karmacom Kft., Ganz Ábrahám street 5, Nagytarcsa 2142, HungaryContact info@amikostb.comInternet www.amikostb.comModel HD 8840Function / & / / Combo PVR Receiver with two user defineable TunerslotsInput frequency / 950 - 2150 MHzInput frequency / VHF (170 - 230 MHz), UHF (470 - 860 MHz)Input frequency 47 - 862 MHzModulation / QPSK, QAM16, QAM64Modulation QAM8, QAM16, QAM32, QAM64, QAM128, QAM256Input symbol rate / 2 - 45 Ms/sInput symbol rate 1.5 - 7 Ms/sDiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3HDMI yesDigital Audio out yes (optical and coaxial)USB 2.0 yes (2x)CI Slot yesCard Reader yes (Conax)Stereo Audio, CVBS yes (3x RCA)Ethernet yesRS232 yes0/12V yesEPG yesHDTV yesPVR yesWebTV noOSD languages English, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Rumanian, Hungarian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovenian, Slovakian, Serbian, Hebrew, Portuguese, Dutch, PolishDimensions 30 x 22 x 6.3 cmWeight 2 kgPower Supply 100 - 240V AC 50/60 HzDIAGRAMENERGYActive PowerApparent PowerMode Apparent Active FactorActive 18.5 W 11 W 0.59Fake StandBy 17.5 W 10 W 0.57StandBy 3.5 W 0.5 W 0.14www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/07/amikoMore about this company29www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Active use during the first 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes ofFake Standby and 15 minutes of standard (deep) standby.
  20. 20. 30 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT HDMI transmission
  21. 21. 31www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• transmits genuine HDTV signals viacoax cables• super-easy installation and fullyautomatic activation• transmits commands from theremote control and other VHF/UHFsignals as well• firmware updates via USBGlobalInvacomtvLINK HD
  22. 22. 0.6■www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/globalinvacom05-06/201332 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT HDMI TransmissionThe Ultimate HDMITransmission SolutionAdded to that is the socketfor attaching the externalDC power pack as well as anUSB interface on one side.USB for HDMI transmis-sion? Not quite, but it comesvery handy to convenientlyupdate the device’s firmwarewith the help of an externalUSB storage medium.The two female RF socketsare used to establish a con-nection between the trans-mission and the receptionunit with a standard coaxcable. The socket labelled‘Link’ on each unit is requiredto connect the cable thatleads to the other unit. Thesecond socket is labelled ‘RF’and can be used to transmitan RF signal using the verysame cable. And then thereis the socket for the externalIR transmitter, whose diodeshould be placed near thedigital TV receiver.The tvLINK HD receptionunit is more or less identi-cal to the transmission unit,apart from the fact that itonly comes with a singleHDMI socket for signal out-put. Once again, its externalIR receiver should be posi-The tvLINK HD systemfrom Global Invacom con-sists of a transmission and areception unit, each of whichmeasures 135x135x30 mm(or 40mm if we take intoconsideration a small bulgeright in the centre above theRF sockets) and comes in astylish all-black design.The two 5.5V power unitsthat are part of the overallpackage will work in all cor-ners of the globe thanks tothree mains adapters, andthey accept any input volt-age between 100 and 240V with either 50 or 60 Hz.This goes to show that theglobal in Global Invacom ismuch more than advertisingspeech!The transmitting end ofthe system features a totalof two HDMI sockets on itsback panel, one each for sig-nal input and signal output.Operating modes of the tvLINK HDGlobal Invacom tvLINK HDExcellent solution for distributinghigh-definition channelsthroughout your home
  23. 23. 34 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comtioned in a way that allowspointing the remote controltowards it without having todislocate your arm.Thanks to a very usefulLED on each of the two unitsit is easy to check the oper-ating mode of the tvLINK HDat any time. If the LED flash-es there is no connection orthe transmission unit doesnot receive any AV signal. Ifit lights up permanently anAV signal is being transmit-ted and is ready for use atthe reception unit.Shortly after we had in-stalled the tvLINK HD sys-tem and turned on power thetwo units began to establisha connection via roughly 25meters of coax cable, andafter only a few momentsthe blue LEDs indicated thatall went according to plan.When we then provided thesignal of our satellite receiv-er to the HDMI input of thetransmission unit it was sentimmediately to the receptionunit and from there it waspassed on to the LCD panelin our editorial office.Since we never take ourjob lightly, even the firsttask we threw at the tvLINKHD was one of the toughest:We wanted nothing less thenflawless transmission of a1080p Full HD signal – andthat’s what we got! Not fora single second did the sys-tem appear to be struggling,and obviously this means allavailable resolutions suchas 1080p 60Hz, 1080p 50Hz, 1080p 24 Hz, 1080i 60Hz, 1080i 50 Hz, 720p 60Hz, 720p 50 Hz, 576p 50 Hz,480p 60 Hz and 480i 60 Hzwill work in the blink of eye.We know there will be read-ers out there looking for adrawback and many will liketo know what happens toHDCP (read: copy-protect-ed) content. We can put yourmind at ease: The tvLINK HDwill happily support HDCP.We looked long and hardat the output signal provid-ed by the reception unit andwere unable to notice anydifference at all between theoriginal video and the videotransmitted via the tvLINKHD system.In order for all this to workas brilliantly as it does, aconsiderable amount of pro-cessing power is requiredin the transmitting unit forcompressing the original for-mat into H.264/MPEG4-AVC,resulting in a minor time lag.In everyday use, howev-er, this is irrelevant and thedigital receiver will also reactto remote commands withhardly noticeable delay.On the other hand, thoseof you using the system inconnection with your gamesconsoles will find that thecontroller in your handsmight not react as swiftly asyou are used to.Speaking of remote con-trols and controllers: TheIR transmitter and IR re-ceiver of the tvLINK HDsystem use the frequencyrange between 34 kHz and38 kHz which guaranteescompatibility with virtuallyall standard remote controls.We have a number of differ-ent remotes lying around inour test lab, and no matterwhich one we tried they allworked perfectly in combi-nation with the tvLINK HD.In contrast to HDMI sig-nal transmissions via WiFimaximum range is not sucha major issue with the tv-LINK HD system. We usedalmost 100 meters of coaxcable with reasonable qual-ity in our office and did notexperience any interferenceor dropouts. Signal switcheswith two outputs also workedbeautifully.One feature we cannotpraise highly enough is theUSB socket that is built intoboth the transmission andthe reception units. It allowsusers to load new firmwareright at the devices to makesure added features and im-proved functions are madeavailable as conveniently
  24. 24. DATATECHNICALManufacturer Global Invacom Ltd., Winterdale Manor Southminster Road, Althorne, Essex CM3 6BX, United KingdomEmail sales@globalinvacom.comInternet www.globalinvacom.comModel tvLINK HDFunction HDMI Transmitter & Receiver via coaxial cableHD Video Protocol HDMI 1.3HD Video Encryption Protocol HDCP 1.2Power Supply 5.5VDimensions 135 x 145 x 30 mm (max. 40 mm)Operating Temperature +5°C to +40°COperating Humidity 15% to 85% RHSupported HD Resolutions 1080p 60/50/24 Hz, 1080i 60/50 Hz, 720p 60/50 Hz, 576p 50 Hz, 480p 60 Hz, 480i 60 HzSupported Audio Formats Stereo PCMCompression Format Video: H.264/MPEG4-AVC Audio: MPEG2DIAGRAMENERGYActive PowerApparent PowerMode Apparent Active FactorActive 12.5 W 7.5 W 0.6StandBy 9.5 W 5.5 W 0.57www.TELE-audiovision.com/10/09/globalinvacomMore about this companyOPINIONexpert+–RECOMMENDEDPRODUCT BYThomas HaringTest CenterAustriaGI tvLINK HDHDMI Transmitter36 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comEnergy: 15 minutes of active use, followed by 15 minutes instandby modeand as quickly as possible.At the time of our producttest revised firmware wasnot yet available, so we werenot able to give it a try our-selves.A final word regardingsoftware updates: GlobalInvacom has integrated asafety net into its tvLINK HDsystem, which can be acti-vated at any time. Basically,it consists of an automaticreset function which loadsthe default software versionthat was factory-installed.So no matter which newfirmware you try out via theUSB port, a reset will alwaysbring you right back to theoriginal firmware. And incase an update goes wrongfor whatever reason an in-operative tvLINK HD systemcan always be brought backto live at the touch of a but-ton.All things considered, wewere impressed with the tv-LINK HD from Global Inva-com. With its excellent videoquality even in 1080p andthanks to easy installationyou need not be afraid of TVsignal distribution to severalrooms any longer.Using existing coax ca-bles dating from the analogage reactivates aged infra-structure for state-of-the-art high-definition television.In addition, regular UHF andVHF signals can be distribut-ed alongside the tvLINK HDsignal so that not only shinyHD channels are available,but all analog and digital ter-restrial signals as well.No-worries and fully automatic installation. Existing coaxcables can be used and all signals in the VHF and UHF bands arecarried alongside the tvLINK HD signal. Excellent video quality,flawless forwarding of IR signals from the remote control and firm-ware updates right via the USB port all add up to create a trulyspotless impression.None
  25. 25. 38 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comChanghongSmartcenterTEST REPORT Hybrid Receiver
  26. 26. 39www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Integrates DVB-C with Multimediacontent• Many, many Apps can be loadedthanks to the Android operatingsystem• Integration in your local network• Hard drive for recording multimediacontent can be installed• Quick reaction to remote controlcommands
  27. 27. 0.551205-06/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/changhong40 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT Hybrid ReceiverDVB-C Receiver, Media Playerand Android Apps –All in One Box!At 28 x 19 x 5 cm theChanghong Smartcenterisn’t all that small, but ittakes the place of a digitalreceiver as well as a MediaPlayer and, thanks to theincorporation of Google’sAndroid operating system,Apps can be run directlythrough the Smartcenter.The Smartcenter, weighingin at only 900gm, sportsonly one single status LEDon the front panel. But whenyou look at the rear panel,your pulse rate will increase.In addition to an “F” typesignal input and the associ-ated signal output, there’sa network connection thatprovides the link to the In-ternet and/or a local net-work. Video signals are sentto a TV or projection systemin HD quality from the HDMIoutput while the S/PDIF out-put in connection with a Dol-by Digital system provideshigh-quality audio.The manufacturer alsosupplied three RCA jacks forcomposite video and stereoaudio outputs and, much toour satisfaction, there wereanother set of three RCAjacks for inputting a com-posite video/stereo audiosignal. Thanks to two USB2.0 ports, external storagedevices can be connected tothe Smartcenter.Changhong added a thirdUSB port as well as an SDcard reader on the right sideof the box. Right next to thatis a CI slot that can handleall the standard modules. Ifa WiFi network is available,the Smartcenter can alsolink to that thereby creatinga wireless network connec-tion.Power to the Smartcenteris supplied by an external 1. Changhong Smartcenter Logo2. Changhong Smartcenter’s Main MenuChanghongSmartcenterVery successfulhybrid receiver for digital TV
  28. 28. 3456742 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com12V power supply; this al-lows the box to be used any-where in the world.It gets even more excitingwhen you have a look at theunderside of the Smartcent-er; behind an easy to openflap you’ll find an integratedS-ATA port. Here you can in-sert a 2.5” S-ATA hard driveso that the Smartcenter canhave direct access to an in-ternal hard drive.The included remote con-trol left us with a very posi-tive impression. Its com-fortable rubber buttons areeasy to use and, just like theentire Changhong Smart-center, reflects high-qualityworkmanship.The Changhong Smart-center does not utilize anInstallation Assistant; theuser ends up in the MainMenu when the box is turnedon for the first time. Fromhere you have access to allof the box’s functions.The Main Menu is dividedinto a number of sub men-us: Media Player, InternetBrowser, App Store, IP Cam-era, Digital TV, Video Input,File Management, App Man-agement as well as SystemSettings.A look at the system set-tings reveals all the differ-ent access capabilities for3. Network Settings4. There’s plenty of freelyaccessible Flash memory5. Video output settings6. Picture position settings7. The Smartcenter’ssoftware can be updated viathe network or from a USBstorage device8. Changhong Smartcenter’smedia player9. Perfect playback of audiodata in various formats10. Video playback11. DiVx test video12. Flash test video13. HD test video14. MOV test video15. MP4 HD test video16. TS test video17. The practical thumbnailview of pictures makes iteasy to find what you’relooking forthe user. The video signal ismade available in 720p for-mat and this setting can’t bechanged.The Changhong Smart-center comes with 1.75GBof free flash memory for theinstallation of Apps and forstorage of clipboard data.The Smartcenter’s softwarecan be updated via the In-ternet or through a USBstorage device.Media PlayerFor video and audio, theintegrated media playersupports nearly all of theformats that we put to thetest. For audio files it canplay back AAC, MP3 andWMA but was unfortunate-ly unable to handle MP4.For video files the formatsAVCHD, AVI, DivX, Flash,MOV, MP4, MPEG, TS andWMV can all be displayedand it didn’t matter if it wasSD or HD quality.We especially liked thatthe Channghong Smart-center could start a videoplayback without any no-ticeable delay; here in par-ticular with HD videos it canbe seen that the free 1.6 GBRAM was well worth the in-vestment.To top things off, the me-dia center also comes witha picture viewer. Thanks tothe thumbnail function, youcan get an overview of allthe available content beforeactually presenting them infull-screen mode.Internet BrowserThe Internet Browser inte-grated into the Smartcenteris adorned with the well-known Microsoft InternetExplorer symbol but in reali-ty it originates from Google;it’s a scaled down version ofChrome specially designedfor use in the Smartcenter.Thanks to the practicalbookmark function and thespeedy display of web pag-
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  30. 30. 44 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comtegrated NFS function sinceyou can also enjoy file shar-ing with it.In our tests we were ableto set up a network connec-tion with our Windows 7 PCas well as with a small Linuxnetbook.IP CameraBehind this Main Menu se-lection you’ll find the abil-ity to display the signal of asecurity camera directly onthe Changhong Smartcent-er. You merely have to enterin the IP address of the cam-era and just like that you’llhave access to the camera’simages.We found this to be a verypractical function; we wereable to view the parkingspace in front of our build-ing from a desk chair in theoffice. The applications ofthis function are essentiallylimitless; you can use it towatch over a sleeping childin another room, check outyour backyard or even keepan eye on the inside of yourweekend cabin via an Inter-net connection.Video InputAnalog TV signals viaCVBS are fading more andmore into history thankses, surf-ing withthe Chang-hong Smartcenteris actually enjoyableeven though there’s alack of Flash support.Because of the Androidsystem operating in thebackground, there are stillquite a few possibilities re-garding the Internet, suchas the full support of Googleaccounts that would let theuser not only access theirpersonal data but also letsthem view emails, calen-dars, contacts, even book-marks directly through thebox.We’re looking forward tothe day when Changhong in-tegrates these features intotheir Smartcenter; it wouldmake it that much more in-teresting for customers.FileManagementFile Management lets theuser access all the files inthe local flash memory, onthe internal hard drive, onUSB storage devices, SDcards as well as any filesavailable via a network con-nection. Thanks to the Win-dows Network support, mu-sic, videos and pictures canbe easily accessed from a PCand made available for theChanghong Smartcenter.If you have a Linux PC,you’ll be happy with the in-
  31. 31. 181920212246 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comto the HD boom. But thisdidn’t stop Changhong fromincorporating an input forthese kinds of signals intheir Smartcenter so thatthey can be displayed. Thislets you connect older de-vices (such as a VHS videorecorder, etc.) and even anon-network capable secu-rity camera.The recording and sub-sequent digitalization ofanalog signals is unfortu-nately not possible.App Store &App ManagementIt doesn’t matter if it’scalendars, online radio, me-dia sources, games or vide-os, the possibilities with theintegrated Google App Storeare essentially limitless andallow the user to find theright App for nearly any ap-plication. Since the box doesnot provide complete accessto the Google Play Store,not all of the Android Appsare available.On the other hand, theApp Management section18. The integrated web browseris perfect for surfing theInternet19. Favorites overview20. Access to USB storagedevices and the internal Flashmemory21. Access to network harddrives22. AAC audio data isprocessed without anyproblems23. Changhong Smartcenter’sApp store24. The calendar App can beloaded onto the Smartcenterwith the push of just one button25. Download of an App via theInternet26. Screensaver27. Even games are available inthe App store28. A total of 18 Apps can beaccessed via the two AppQuick Start pages29. Overview of all the installedApps30. The box takes you tothe channel scan page afterstarting digital TV reception forthe first time31. Main Menu for digital TVreception32. Settings capabilities fordigital TV receptionhas shown itself to be quitepractical. It can be usedto administer all of the in-stalled Apps, uninstall Appsas well as add them to theQuick Start Guide.This feature can be ac-cessed directly from theMain Menu with the push ofone button.The Apps downloadedfrom the store can be dis-tributed individually by theuser on multiple screens, sothey can be easily retrievedand summarized by areas orimportance. Using the leftor right buttons to quicklyswitch between the differ-ent views is possible.Digital TVLast but certainly notleast, we’d like to tell youabout one of the primaryfunctions of the ChanghongSmartcenter: digital TV re-ception. And here we’retalking about a fully-fea-tured DVB-C receiver.After accessing this func-tion for the first time, achannel scan is immediatelycalled for. For the scan youcan choose between Auto-matic, Manual and All Fre-quencies. With an automaticscan the box recognizes allof the reception parameterson its own after entering inthe desired frequency. Witha manual scan the param-eters can be individually en-tered.The entire scan was com-pleted in just about six min-utes and correctly identifiedall of the active frequenciesin our local cable network.All in all, the box’s digi-tal TV reception proved tobe what you’d expect froma typical receiver; channelswitching times of aroundone second were good.We liked the operation ofthe digital receiver; the EPGthat is integrated directlyin the channel list is quitepractical and lets you get anoverview of the current and
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  34. 34. DATATECHNICALManufacturer Changhong, 35 Mianxing Road, High-Tech Park, Mianyang, Sichuan, ChinaContact kevin.zhao@changhong.com xsb.yongjichang@changhong.comInternet www.changhong.comModel Smartcenter ihoFunction Receiver, Mediaplayer, Android AppsInput frequency 107 MHz - 858 MHzEPG yesSupported standards OS system Google AndroidVideo resolution 720pRS232 noEthernet yesWiFi yesUSB 2.0 yesCVBS / Stereo Input yesCI Slot yesSD Cardreader yesInternal HDD yes (S-ATA)Available Flash Memory 1.7 GBDimensions 28 x 19 x 5 cmWeight 0.9 kgDIAGRAMENERGYActive PowerApparent PowerMode Apparent Active FactorActive 20 W 11 W 0.55StandBy 4 W 1 W 0.25+–Thomas HaringTELE-audiovisionTest CenterAustria49www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志33. The ChanghongSmartcenter supports all of thecurrent QAM modulations34. Manual channel scan35. All of the channels onour local cable network wererecognized and processedwithout any problems36. The EPG display right nextto the channel list is innovativeand very practicalThe first 15 minutes active operation with video playback, digitalTV reception, etc. The second 15 minutes Standby.The integration of digital TV, media player andAndroid Apps is innovative and surely won’tbecome obsolete anytime soon. The attentionto detail by Changhong can be seen at manydifferent points. All of the features that wetested functioned correctly even if a little bitof fine-tuning is necessary. The media playershines with its support of so many differentformats as well as its quick reaction to remote control com-mands. Thanks to the video input function even analog CVBSsignals can be displayed. The DVB-C receiver tops it all offand serves to provide smooth digital TV reception.Since this is a preproduction model, there were several spotsin the OSD that were not quite correctly translated and somefine tuning of the software is also necessary.Expert Opinionupcoming programs beforeyou even change the chan-nel. As is the case with al-most every other digitalreceiver, the colored func-tion buttons on the remotecontrol can be used to workwith the channel list.Thanks to the support ofall the current DVB-C QAMmodulations (8, 16, 32, 64,128, 256 QAM), the Smart-center can be used any-where and therefore shouldbe able to handle any cablesignal. The same is true forthe receivable frequencyrange that covers 107 to858 MHz.And let’s not forget theavailable CI interface thatallows encrypted content tobe displayed as long as theuser has a valid Smartcard.Putting it AllTogetherThe Changhong Smart-center is an excellent com-bination of digital receiver,media player and platformfor Android Apps. The box’sworkmanship is outstand-ing and the software did nothave any problems duringour tests.Since our test unit wasa preproduction sample,we did come across an er-ror here and there withthe translation of the OSDas well as a few softwareglitches but we did not ratethis very strongly at all. Wethoroughly enjoyed puttingthe Changhong Smartcent-er to the test and we wishnothing but success for thisinnovative product.We can’t wait to see up-dated and improved soft-ware from the manufacturerin the coming weeks andmonths!
  35. 35. 50 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comDeviser S30Satellite Meter• comes fully equippedwith all an installerneeds• can be programmedvia PC• very fast responsetime for easy dishadjustment• big surprise is a veryuseful spectrum• includes DiSEqCcommand optionTEST REPORT Handheld Satellite Meter
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  37. 37. 05-06/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/deviser52 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT Handheld Satellite MeterVery Useful ToolFor a ProfessionalInstaller or AmateurIt is difficult to spot diffe-rences between S30 and itsolder brother S20 we pre-sented some time ago. Ex-cept for the model number,only the name has changedfrom Satellite Finder to Sa-tellite Meter. However, whenwe started using it, it beca-me obvious that the changesare not only cosmetic.The look and feel of S30is practically the same asits predecessor‘s – what is agood thing because nothinghas been lost in its ease ofuse and sharp learning cur-ve the first user experien-ces. S30 has a very clear128x64 backlit LCD and se-ven buttons. There are threeconnectors for the antennacable, USB cable and a po-wer supply unit. SpeakingDEVISER S30Highly accuratehandheld meter optimizedfor the satellite dish installerof which, in the set we getnot only a plug type pow-er supply working from 100through 240 V 50/60Hz butalso a car charger. The plas-tic enclosure is protectedwith a blue rubber envelopebut that is not all concerningergonomics. Additionally, thehappy owner of a S30 gets avanity case attachable to abelt and a strip to hang themeter on a neck.If there is an USB connec-tor, one should expect anUSB cable and some PC soft-
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  39. 39. 1 2 34 5 67 8 910 11 1213 14 1554 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Main Menu (the first page)- consists of: Find, Measure,Spectrum and Angle2. Main Menu (the second page)- consists of: Setup and DiSEq3. Find function - shows signalstrength and quality alongwith the top values registeredduring antenna setup; thereis also a beep generated withpitch changing in accordancewith signal quality4. Measure function -transponder parametermeasurement results aredisplayed here5. Spectrum function - the fullbandwidth is shown; you canalso zoom to 320, 160 or 80 MHzwith the up/down arrow buttons6. Angle function - displaysthe calculated azimuth andelevation angles for the enteredgeographical coordinates of thedish and the satellite position7. Setup submenu - consists of4 items: Version, Configure, SatSettings and Battery8. Version - as you can see, wetested a very early product withserial number 0000859. Configure submenu- consists of five items:Backlight, Timer, Beep, Unitsand Contrast (the fifth one isvisible after four presses of theright arrow button)10. Satellite List - pops up rightafter entering Sat Settings;you are supposed to selecta satellite in order to viewits specific settings andtransponders11. Transponder Settings - thefirst page of two12. Transponder Settings - thesecond page of two13. Battery - indicates howmuch charge is still left in theinternal battery14. Configure submenu (thefirst page) - allows you to setbacklight (on/off), inactivitytimer (5, 15, 30 minutes oralways on), beep (on/off)and units of power channelmeasurement (dbuV, dBmV ordBm)15. Configure submenu (thesecond page) - allows you toset contrast of the display
  40. 40. 1256 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Channel Plan justuploaded from S302. Adding a newtransponder to ASTRA2B channel plan (28.2East)and signal started to drop.If this is more practical foryou, you can even not paytoo much attention to the re-adout but listen to the beepthe S30 generates. The hig-her the pitch, the better theantenna alignment. We wantto praise Deviser for the veryfast response. It reacts im-mediately for even the smal-lest movement of a dish.Our S30 test sample had16 popular European satel-lites per-programmed. If thetransponder selection for agiven satellite does not suityour needs, you enter theMain Menu (button MENU)and navigate to Setup - Sa-tellite Settings where youcan adjust all parametersof any transponder associ-ated with the satellite. It isnormal that not all satellitebeams cover the whole con-tinent, so even if you live inEurope and you bought theS30 here, it can happen thatsome of the pre-program-med transponders are notreceivable in your region.Editing parameters is easyas everything else in S30.If you put a little more ef-fort and install the SatePlansoftware on your PC (Win-dows OS), the edition willbe even easier. Additionally,you will be able to add newsatellites, new transpon-ders, enable some of themor disable others. The editorsoftware is much more con-venient than the one we re-member from S20. It is herewere we noticed the impor-tant differences between thenew S30 and its predeccesorS20. Very important: theS30 can measure DVB-S2transponders, somethingwhat its older brother S20could not do.In this class of meters, thespectrum view is often justa gadget of little use. Butnot with the S30. Once youdisplay a spectrum view, youcan set a marker on a trans-ponder “mountain”, pressthe Enter button and theS30 will automatically reco-gnize all its parameters (fre-quency, SR, DVB type, FEC)and display its measurementresults. It was really a verynice surprise for us to disco-ver this. In this way you donot even have to care aboutchecking satellite charts.This is another new featurein S30.We were also pleased tofind the DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.1submenu. Using it, you cansend a command to switchto a given signal source. Wetested it with a DiSEqC 1.1switch in our test antennasetup and everything wasworking as expected. Thanksto this function, you can notonly verify that the antennais aligned correctly but alsothat the whole distributionsystem is OK.After checking the func-tions and features, the timecame to compare the Devi-ser S30 to another meterand see if its measurementresults are really credible.We selected a very good andvery expensive signal ana-lyzer as our reference. Ta-bles below show the resultsfor two satellites: ASTRA on28.2° East and EUROBIRD onware, right? Right! You getall of them in the set. Thesoftware is provided on asmall CD-ROM. Deviser alsoprovides an Operation Manu-al in hard copy. The manualis very easy to follow and itselectronic version is additi-onally available on the CD-ROM. The final items in theset are two female-to-fema-le F connectors. You screw inone of them to the S30. Theother one is a spare you canuse when the first one if tornoff due to frequent usage.The small keyboard is selfexplanatory. You have 4 ar-row buttons and a power/enter button in the middle.Below them, there are twobuttons for entering themenu and leaving it. If youneed to change settings,you simply highlight it andthe use up/down buttons tochange a digit. Some non-numerical settings, like sa-tellite names, can be editedon a PC and later downloa-ded to S30 thanks to theSatePlan Editor software forWindows.When you power up theS30 for the first time you‘lltruly enjoy its display. It isvery easy to read thanks tothe backlit. The meter startswith its signal finding windowin which you can directly se-lect the desired satellite andits transponder. Except forthe signal strength and qua-lity bars, the Deviser S30shows the maximum valuesregistered so it is very easyto see that we had turnedour dish a little bit too much
  41. 41. DATATECHNICALManufacturer Deviser Electronics Instrument Co., Ltd.Fax +86-22-27645002E-mail overseasbiz@deviser.com.cnWeb page www.devisertek.comModel S30Function Satellite Antenna MeterInput Frequency 950~2150 MHzInput Signal Level 30~110 dBµVSymbol Rate 1~45 Ms/secLCD 128 x 64 pixelsLNB max current 400 mAPower Supply 12 V DC 1.2 AOperating Time 2.5 hours when fully chargedCharging Time 3 hourswww.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/eng/deviser.pdfMore about this companyOPINIONexpert+–RECOMMENDEDPRODUCT BYJacek PawlowskiTest CenterPolandDEVISER S30Handheld Satellite Meter58 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comEase of useFast responseAccurate measurementsGood workmanshipMany useful accessoriesNo DiSEqC 1.2 and USALS for motorized systemste reception. The S30 is fastin responding, very easy touse, and easy to reprogram.Not only the meter itself butalso its PC software is morematured than for the olderS20. Its workmanship leavesnothing to be desired.7° East. The S30 was a littlebit too positive in its measu-rements. It showed about 1dB more in both: channel po-wer and MER. Such small dif-ference is in fact a good re-sult. So far, we never foundtwo meters showing exactlythe same values. Usually,the difference was even gre-ater than that between theS30 and our reference. So,we confirm that the DeviserS30 results are credible.Because the test resultswere so good, we could notresist to check if the S30could match our expensiveanalyzer with a very, veryweak signal of low symbolrate. We selected the EU-ROBIRD transponder 11389H SR=3642. Our referencemeter measured the poweras 62.2 dBµV and the MERas 3.8 dB. Practically it wasa reception at threshold.The Deviser S30 was ableto measure the power (56.3dBuV) but could not to lockto the signal and measu-re its MER. It is not a sha-me for this class of a meter.We would be extremely sur-prised if it could match ourreference.If you are thinking aboutbuying a satellite meter, youshould ask yourself: shall Ireally be forced to measu-re such weak signals? Usu-ally, there are much stron-ger transponders receivablenext to weak ones - like inthe case of EUROBIRD. Andyou can perfectly align thedish using rather the strongtransponders than the weakones.To sum it up, we can trulyrecommend Deviser S30 toall but extremely demandingprofessionals dealing withcomplex problems in satelli-
  42. 42. 60 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comRevealingthe Secretsof theAZBox MESuper BoxFEATURE AZBox ME Receiver Software
  43. 43. 61www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Part 5:IPTV• two apps turn the AZBox into an IPTVplayout centre• watch TV channels received by theAZBox on your smartphone and tablet• your WiFi network at home is suitableeven for HDTV• the AZBox ME can also be used as a PVRserver
  44. 44. 12362 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comIPTV with the AZBox MEand the MiniMe?No problem!Vitor Martins AugustoFEATURE AZBox ME Receiver SoftwareDid you know? With anAZBox ME or MiniMe plusa current Android-basedsmartphone or tabletyou’re all set for watch-ing TV throughout yourhome as far as your WiFinetwork extends. Find outhow in this article.It’s no surprise to most thatLinux receivers such as theAZBox ME or MiniMe can beaccessed right from the PCvia a web browser. We alreadydemonstrated how to do thisin TELE-audiovision test re-ports on the AZBox receiver.What you might not have triedyet is to select a channel rightthrough the web browser andhave it streamed back to thebrowser window. All you needto do is key in the receiver’sIP address in the Firefox ad-dress line. This particularbrowser software is bestsuited for Internet streaming,since we keep experiencingproblems with VLC as a plug-in of Explorer and Chrome.Once Firefox has establisheda connection with the receiv-er you’re greeted by a smartuser interface allowing ac-cess to practically all receiverfunctions. For instance, youcan navigate up and down allfavourites lists or even theentire channel list, and youcan call up EPG informationfor each of the listed chan-nels. There is also a small TVicon and this will initiate thestreaming process. You onlyhave to make sure to click onthe desired channel name be-fore activating the stream.Depending on the installedbrowser add-on, PC configu-ration and Linux firmware im-plemented in the receiver thestream is either presentedright within the browser win-dow, or external software –usually VLC – is launched.If all is set up correctly thisworks like a charm and thevideo quality is simply bril-liant. After all, the streamis passed on exactly as it isreceived and with most PCsboasting hardware-supportedMPEG-2/4 decompression thesignal is frequently optimisedby applying anti-aliasing andvideo enhancing filters. Youcan expect the final result toat least match that on yourLCD panel, and in many casesit is even slightly better.While this alone is a reallyneat treat, you rightly mightask yourself how often you’dactually prefer watching TVon your PC or laptop com-puter rather than in front ofyour flat-screen TV. Wouldn’tit be great to watch TV onyour smartphone or tabletinstead? These devices aresmall and lightweight enoughfor convenient use, plus they1. To open the web interface („Webif“) of your AZBox Me or MiniMe,you only need to input the IP address of the box. We recommendFirefox. Notice that depending on the installed firmware, you maysee a slightly different web interface.2. MX Player is the best media player for Android. We confirm thatit really “plays everything”. The good news: you can use it for freeif you don’t mind a small ad on the screen, while you select thedesired video (no ads during play, of course).3. To be able to receive IPTV you need the app called… IPTV.Again, you can choose between the free version with ads or thePro version, which does not show any ads. Besides using it towatch streamed TV channels from you AZBox Me or MiniMe, youcan use it to watch IPTV from Internet or your Internet ServiceProvider. It is a true IPTV client.
  45. 45. 675464 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comment and found a solutionthat doesn’t cost a single pen-ny, since all apps that are re-quired can by downloaded forfree from Google Market. Oursolution was tested with aSamsung Galaxy Note smart-phone and a Samsung GalaxyTab 7 Plus tablet. Both devic-es were running on factory-installed firmware and werenot jail-broken or re-routedin any way. We would even goas far as to state that any An-droid-based device should beOK with our solution, as longas it boasts a fast processorand (preferably hardware-supported) video decoding.Currently, you should haveno difficulty finding a range ofproperly equipped tablets forless than EUR 100, featuringan ARM9 processor clockedat 1 to 1.2 GHz. Any of themshould be fine for our project.You start out by getting theMX Player, which is a free me-dia player for Android. Withits integrated Codecs theMX Player can handle almostall video files, both with andwithout hardware support –contrary to the pre-installedvideo player. Another bonusis multi-core-decoding, whichuses both CPU cores (if avail-able) for decoding video data.Like most apps, the MXPlayer is available as a freeversion with inserted ads andan ad-free professional ver-sion. As far as our project isconcerned, we could not careless about ads, since the MXcan easily be carried along toall rooms in your home. Lyingin bed, sitting on the terrace,preparing dinner in the kitch-en? No excuse for missing asingle minute of your favour-ite show any longer.Yes, that would be greatindeed. Unfortunately, how-ever, our attempts to streama channel from the AZBox MEor MiniMe to the pre-installedbrowser of the smartphoneor tablet failed utterly. Play-lists with streaming data areall but ignored under Android,since the software does notsupport IPTV and does notcome with all required Co-decs. Is there anything thatcan be done about it?It turns out there is! Wetook some time to experi-4. The IPTV app for Android.The free version shows ads onthe bottom of the screen, butall you have to do is touch theentry with the question markand the URL with the IP addressof your receiver.5. What’s new with this releaseof MX Player for Android?Among other things it evensupports the brand newAndroid 4.2 JellyBean.6. To receive TV channels fromyour AZBox, just open theAndroid browser and type inthe receivers IP address. In ourcase it is 192.168.1.108. After afew seconds you will be greetedwith the OpenWebif homepage,where you can access almostall functions of the receiver.7. Channels can be listed inthe exact same way as if youwere sitting in front of your TVwith the remote in your hand.Actually, using a tablet is morecomfortable.
  46. 46. 98101165www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志8. Naturally, you get access tothe full EPG. For the desiredchannel, just touch the smallicon to the left of the TV icon.9. To zap, touch the name ofthe channel. On the top ofthe website, you will see thecurrent channel and program(if the EPG is available for theselected channel). Touch the TVsymbol to start streaming.10. IPTV will open and you needto touch the question mark.MX Player will open and startbuffering the stream.11. And after a total of about3-5 seconds, depending onthe stream, you will be able towatch TV. Your smart phoneor tablet will behave just like aregular TV set.Player is only used for re-motely controlling playbackand therefore ads are nevervisible.Now if you want to playback a stream on your smart-phone or tablet there is onemore piece of required soft-ware, which takes care of ac-tually receiving the stream.Streaming content must betransmitted via WiFi and freedof its RTP/UDP encapsulation.Only the naked MPEG streamis then passed on to the MXPlayer. Obviously, GoogleMarket has such an app instore, and it even has a namethat could hardly be more fit-ting (and which almost makesyou feel a bit stupid if you fi-nally fall over it after a longand hard search): IPTV! Thisis an app that does preciselywhat it is named for – play-ing back IPTV content of anInternet service provider orany TV channel that is avail-able on the Internet.Here too, there are two ver-sion available, one with andone without ads. Once againthe free version with adsdoes the trick for us since wedo not launch IPTV by hand(Android takes care of that assoon as the playlist is loadedin the browser). All you haveto do is tap on the link thatappears in IPTV in order tostart playback through theMX Player.Once both apps are in-stalled we can proceed withentering the IP address of theAZBox ME or MiniMe in thebrowser address line. The ex-act same user-interface as onthe PC will load and we canselect a channel. Tapping onthe TV icon loads the corre-sponding playlist and whenyou do this for the first timeAndroid will ask you whichapp you would like to use inconjunction with the playlist.Select IPTV now and don’tforget to tick the box so thatAndroids saves this prefer-ence and will automaticallyopen IPTV for streaming thenext time.Due to lacking Codecs,however, IPTV is unable to di-rectly play back this stream,so that we have to tell IPTVwhich player to use instead.In the configuration menuyou choose the MX Player(please note: even thoughour tablet comes with a num-ber of different player apps
  47. 47. 1413121566 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comthe stream will open fully au-tomatically in the MX Playerafter a few seconds of databuffering.A word of caution: In casethe video freezes at times ordoes not play back smoothlythe hardware decoder mightbe to blame in case it can-not properly handle MPEGstreams. If this happens youmight want to turn off hard-ware decoding in the MX Play-er and try software decod-ing. Even though you mightexpect quite the contrary,you should then be able toenjoy smooth and high-qual-ity video performance. Howcome? The MX Player comeswith very good Codecs on thesoftware side and many cur-12. If MX Player is not startedautomatically by the IPTV app,then you need to configure thecorrect streaming player withinthe IPTV app. Go to settingsand touch the “Streamingplayer” option.13. From the list select “MXPlayer”. Naturally you can tryout the other installed players.Anyway, we had the bestresults with MX Player.14. To zap, just touch the backsymbol or press the backbutton, depending on yourAndroid device. Notice that theAndroid menu bar appears dueto the screen shot functionalityused by us to grab the pictures.In normal TV play, the imagefills the whole screen. If youtouch the screen, you will seeMX Player’s menu.15. Of course you can accessboth MX Player and IPTV asany other app from the Androiduser interface. They are fullyautonomous apps – we just didnot use them like that for thisapplication.including VLC, we could onlyever play back the streamwith the MX Player). From nowon you can simply tap on anyTV icon on the screen. IPTVwill then launch automaticallywith a link to the receiver’s IPaddress. Tap on this link andrent smartphones and tabletsfeature processors that areclocked at 1 GHz or above,so that the processing powerof those devices is astonish-ing. In our tests we were evenable to play back HD streamsflawlessly.Another surprising obser-vation we made during thetest was that we never expe-rienced any dropouts, eventhough our smartphone ortablet was only connected viaWiFi to our local network. Thisis one of the benefits of UNI-CAST (see our feature serieson ‘Television from the Inter-net’ for more details on IPTV,multicast, unicast, etc.): Asthe stream is only passed onto a single receiver valuablebandwidth is used extreme-ly economically. The AZBoxME/MiniMe in turn also onlystreams out a single channel,which means a reasonablymodern WiFi setup shouldprovide enough bandwidth.Still, all that glitters is notgold: The AZBox is only ableto stream to one device at atime and the channel that isstreamed is the same thatis also sent to the TV panel.In addition, the receiver willautomatically activate thetime-shift buffer. All thingsconsidered, however, it couldstill make sense to set up adedicated AZBox for eachmember of the family. Anever better solution could beto use an AZBox ME actingas a central PVR server andfeeding into individual AZBoxMiniMe clients for each familymember. This way each indi-vidual can decide for them-selves whether they want towatch the selected channelon the TV, smartphone ortablet. Funnily enough, wewere caught more than oncechoosing our tablet over theTV. What’s more, these daysTV panels grow larger andlarger and if you want to gofor a smaller size TV a betteroption might even be to getan AZBox MiniMe plus an An-droid tablet instead of a smallLCD panel. So times they area changing, and IPTV will gainmomentum – at least for pri-vate use at home.
  48. 48. AZBox ME Receiver SoftwareAZBox SECRETS OVERVIEWRevealingthe Secrets of theAZBox ME Super BoxPart 1:BlindscanRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/azbox-mePart 2:MultimediaRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/azbox-me68 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  49. 49. Part 3:Plugin-InstallationRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/09/azbox-mePart 4:FirmwareRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/azbox-mePart 5:IPTVRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/azbox-me69www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
  50. 50. 70 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comNETGEARNeoTVTV200TEST REPORT Mediabox
  51. 51. 71www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Brings streamingservices to your TVscreen• Comfortablesoftware update• Simple connection toWLAN network• A geographic lockoutblocks the use of manyinteresting services tousers outside of theUSA• No single solution tolog on to various Apps
  52. 52. 0.56172 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT MediaboxMusic, HD Videos, YouTube,Facebook, Netflix, and Morestart using their new Ne-oTV box with outdated soft-ware.Netgear has completelyintegrated an Apps conceptinto the NeoTV; all of itsfunctions are available inthe form of these mini pro-grams. If you want to usethe NeoTV to access cur-rent Hollywood blockbust-er movies and exciting TVseries and you happen tolive outside of the USA, youwill unfortunately be dis-appointed. The necessaryservices that would be usedfor this (Netflix, Hulu Plus,Cinema Now, Film Fresh,etc.) are available but comewith a geographical lockoutthat advises users outsideof the USA in a friendly butpointed manner that thiscontent is not available tothem.This leaves just a few pro-gramming packages withmote control. On the otherhand, though, the buttonshave a nice tactile feedbackand a smooth surface. Tokeep its weight as lowas possible and stillmaintain itsflat construc-tion, Netgeardecided toforego theuse of AAAbatteries and in-stead use two CR2032button batteries.When turning on the boxfor the first time, a four-step installation assistanthelps the user set up hisnew NeoTV box. Afterwardsthe box performs an auto-matic scan for new soft-ware.It‘s nice that the manu-facturer incorporated anautomatic update into theinitial installation, other-wise there might be someusers that would simplyJust like with many otherstreaming players, the Ne-oTV box also comes in anelegant, shiny black plas-tic housing. The relativelyflat remote control unfor-tunately doesn‘t sit all toocomfortably in your hands.This is due in large part tothe sharp edges that runalong the side of the re-1. NeoTVs Main Menu
  53. 53. 2345678974 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com2. Selecting the automaticstandby time3. The NeoTV box canconnect to the Internet eithervia WiFi or with a cable4. Manual SSID entry5. The NeoTV Boxs softwareis up to date. An Internetupdate is not necessary6. To register the NeoTV box,the user can manually enterthe Internet page into hisbrowser or he can scan theQR code on the TV with aSmartphone or Tablet.7. System Settings8. General Settings9. Audio & Video Settings10. Unfortunately, we oftensaw this blended in windowwith many services thatoffered movies, TV series,etc.11. Searching for YouTubecontent12. SpiritClips Network13. YUPPTV offers Indianchannels via the Internet14. You have to pay for asubscription in order to usethis service15. Access to Google Picasaweb albums16. Twitter is also integratedinto the NeoTV box17. OSD entry takes gettingused to and was not reallyconvincing to us in our tests18. Tweets could be senteffortlessly via the NeoTV box19. TVMIA offers Spanish-language TV channels via theInternet
  54. 54. 1011121314151617181975www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
  55. 55. 262728621222520232476 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com20. WKNTV will definitely bepopular with Korean NeoTVowners21. Various CNN content isavailable to the user22. Revision3 offers high-quality video content of alldifferent kinds23. The picture quality withRevision3 is exceptional24. Access to older newsbroadcasts from GermanysZDF25. Whats new in MLB?NeoTV has the answer!26. A round of Black Jack onthe NeoTV box to pass thetime27. The games available fordownload are well-designed28. Status update viaFacebook
  56. 56. DIAGRAMENERGYActive PowerApparent PowerMode Apparent Active FactorActive 11.5 W 6.5 W 0.56StandBy 5 W 2 W 0.4OPINIONexpert+–RECOMMENDEDPRODUCT BYThomas HaringTest CenterAustriaNetgear NeoTV TV200Mediabox78 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comEnergy: The first 15 minutes: active operation. The second 15 minutes:standbyVisually appealing streaming player with perfect picture outputin 1080p full HD. A variety of video services as well as social net-works can be viewed directly on your TV.A portion of the Apps are geographically locked out. Localmedia content cannot be played back. All in all, only a few Appsare available.Indian, Korean and SpanishTV channels that the usercan access but still has topay for. It looks a little bet-ter when it comes to newsprograms; here you‘ll findcontent from CNN, CNBC,Fox News, the White House,ZDF or the Deutsche Welle.Keep in mind: this is notlive TV. You have access toa variety of video clips andprerecorded content fromthose providers.Controlling all the Appswas enjoyable thanks tothe uniform layout. it wasactually fun to access allthe content.Thanks to the powerfulprocessor and the suffi-ciently large cache memo-ry, videos were quickly andinstantly played back. Andit‘s with Revision3, a servicethat provides high qualityvideo content, where theperfect picture output viaHDMI with 1080p resolutionmakes it all worth it.In today‘s day and agesocial networks have be-come a part of our dailylives. We found it interest-ing that Netgear obviouslydid not provide a uniformmethod, for example, forOSD entries. Each App hasits own way of doing it.With Facebook and Twitterthe individual letters haveto be selected from a ver-tical column - a painstak-ing affair if you use longerpasswords. Google Picasaon the other hand utilizesa standard OSD keyboardthat displays every avail-able character.The Apps themselvesmatched our expectationsand are a real alternative toSmartphones and Tablets.We missed the ability toplayback local content viaa Network connection, USBstorage device or SD card.Additionally, the numberof available Apps is ratherpoor; the manufacturertries to disguise this with aclever design and by over-stating the number of avail-able Apps.The really exciting topcontent is unfortunatelyonly available to users inthe USA; the rest of theworld is left with a mixedassortment of video clipsand media content fromvarious providers as well asa few Web TV providers.
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  58. 58. Manufacturer AmikoWebsite www.amikostb.comFunction/ & // Comboo PVRReceiver with two userdefineable Tunerslots/LAN ● / ●Channel Memory unlimitedDiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio ● / ●0.5905-06/2013Amiko HD8840At long last: A receiver that can handle alltypes of DVB and even comes with fullPVR functionalityTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/amikoRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer ChanghongWebsite www.changhong.comFunction Receiver,Mediaplayer, Android Apps/LAN — / ●PVR ●S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / ●0.5505-06/2013Changhong SmartcenterVery successfulhybrid receiver for digital TVTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineBusinessVoucherwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/changhongRead TELE-audiovision Test Report81www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
  59. 59. AWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st CenturyManufacturer PanodicWebsite www.panodic.comFunction / Receiver/LAN ● / —PVR ●S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio ● / —0.5303-04/2013Panodic HDT-275CGreat receiver for the new HDTV erain digital terrestrial TVin future-proof DVB-T2TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineBusinessVoucherwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/panodicRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer TsinghwaFunction ReceiverLAN —PVR ●S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / ●0.5303-04/2013Tsinghwa GT-278Rock-solid receiver with excellentspeed reaction timeTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineBusinessVoucherwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/tsinghwaRead TELE-audiovision Test Report82 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  60. 60. Compact Headend 8 / 16 x DVB-S(2) into QAMBluBox 8 and BluBox 16• 8 / 16 x DVB-S(2) (QPSK/8PSK) into DVB-C (QAM)• For the reception of 60/120 TV programs SD/HD and 30/60 Radio programs• Compact dimensions and high energy efficiency• LNB control with 14/18 V + 22 kHz or DiSEqC • Configuration via LAN/IP• Complete processing of the transport streams possible• All 8 / 16 output channels can be placed individually in the spectrum• Two individual input portsSAT-HD-ANALYZERSPAROS SAT HD• High quality and bright display (4.3 inch)• MPEG4-display and measuring• SCR single cable switching commands according to EN 50494• DiSEqC control• Spectrum analysis• Robust, impact-resistant housing• Splash-resistant keypadOptical TransmitterSOTx 1310607 NF• Frequency range of 47 ... 2200 MHz• Laser output power: +6 dBm• Quattro- and QUAD-LNB supportOptical ReceiverSORx 1310607 NF and SORx 1310607/1 NF• 4-way / 1-way receiver in a compact housing• Remote powerable through one coaxial output
  61. 61. 0.45Manufacturer SkyworthWebsite www.skyworthdigital.comFunction/HDTV Receiver/LAN ● / —PVR ●S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / —01-02/2013Skyworth HTA6A rock-solid receiver for HDTVover the terrestrial antennaTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/01/skyworthRead TELE-audiovision Test Report0.55Manufacturer JiuzhouWebsite www.jiuzhou.com.cnFunction & Android STB/LAN — / ●PVR ●S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / ●TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineBusinessVoucherwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/jiuzhouRead TELE-audiovision Test Report11-12/2012Jiuzhou DTP2100Cutting-edge receiver thanksto Android operating systemAWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st Century84 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  62. 62. Manufacturer PanodicWebsite www.panodic.comFunction / Receiver/LAN ● / —DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio ● / —0.5811-12/2012Panodic HDS275Best designed mini-receiverfor the best HD receptionTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineBusinessVoucherwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/panodicRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer AZBoxWebsite www.azbox.comFunctionHDTV / MiniatureHDTV Linux Receiver withMultimedia Features/LAN ● / ●Channel Memory unlimitedDiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / USALSS-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / ●0.57TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/09/azbox-mini-meRead TELE-audiovision Test Report09-10/2012AZBox mini MEExcellent mini-receiver with Networkfeatures - ideal for a home networkAWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st Century86 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  63. 63. Manufacturer AmikoWebsite www.amikostb.comFunction / &Triple Tuner PVR Receiver/LAN ● / ●Channel Memory unlimitedDiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio ● / ●0.57TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/amikoRead TELE-audiovision Test Report06-07-08/2012Amiko Alien 2Unbeatable combination of features andfunction – for excellent viewing pleasure!Manufacturer PanodicWebsite www.panodic.comFunction Small HD PVRReceiver/LAN — / —DiSEqC —S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio ● / —0.6306-07-08/2012Panodic HDT-127A DVB-TWell-equipped DVB-TMini-ReceiverTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/panodicRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportAWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st Century88 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  64. 64. AWARD WINNINGManufacturer PanodicWebsite www.panodic.comFunctionMini Receiver withHDMI and PVR/LAN — / —DiSEqC —S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / —0.5504-05/2012Panodic M3601E DVB-TExtremely small receiver withhigh-sensitivity HDTV tunerTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/panodicRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer AZBoxWebsite www.azbox.comFunctionHDTV / LinuxReceiver with MultimediaFeatures and large Flash-memory for 3 Boot Images/LAN ● / ●Channel Memory unlimitedDiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / USALSS-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / ●0.51TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/03/azbox-meRead TELE-audiovision Test Report02-03/2012AZBox METoday‘s absolute best Linux ReceiverDigital Receivers of 21st Century90 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  65. 65. signalanalyzers of这些是获得最高奖的产品94 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
  66. 66. Manufacturer Horizon Global ElectronicsWebsite www.horizonhge.comFunction Digital Satellite Meter for and SignalsFrequency Range 950 ~ 2150 MHzVideo Output —Built-in Monitor LCD display03-04/2013HORIZON Nano-S2Very easy to use instrumentfor quick installation of satellitefor HDTV receptionTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/horizonRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer Tianjin Deviser Electronics InstrumentWebsite www.devisertek.comFunction Satellite Antenna MeterFrequency Range 950~2150 MHzVideo Output —Built-in Monitor LCD display05-06/2013DEVISER S30Highly accurate handheld meter optimizedfor the satellite dish installerTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/deviserRead TELE-audiovision Test Report95www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
  67. 67. Signal Analyzers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNINGManufacturer Fujian BaotongWebsite www.sat-link.com.cnFunction Digital Meter & Receiver for and SignalsFrequency Range 47 ~ 862 MHz & 950 ~ 2150 MHzVideo Output yesBuilt-in Monitor 4.3 inch display11-12/2012Satlink WS-6936Very easy to use signal meterwhich also serves as receiver.TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/satlinkRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer KWS-ElectronicWebsite www.kws-electronic.deFunction Handheld Signal Analyzer with Spectrum for ,Frequency Range 910 ~ 2150 MHzVideo Output yesBuilt-in Monitor 5,7“ Color-TFT, VGA Resolution01-02/2013KWS VAROS 109Extremely high-quality meterfor everyday useby satellite installersTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/01/kwsRead TELE-audiovision Test Report96 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com

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