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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
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
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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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
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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■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.
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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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.
DATATECHNICALManufacturer Karmacom Kft., Ganz Ábrahám street 5, Nagytarcsa 2142, HungaryContact email@example.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.
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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
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
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
DATATECHNICALManufacturer Global Invacom Ltd., Winterdale Manor Southminster Road, Althorne, Essex CM3 6BX, United KingdomEmail firstname.lastname@example.orgInternet 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
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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
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
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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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-
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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DATATECHNICALManufacturer Changhong, 35 Mianxing Road, High-Tech Park, Mianyang, Sichuan, ChinaContact email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.orgInternet 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!
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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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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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
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
DATATECHNICALManufacturer Deviser Electronics Instrument Co., Ltd.Fax +86-22-27645002E-mail email@example.comWeb 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-
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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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Manufacturer Tianjin Deviser Electronics InstrumentWebsite www.devisertek.comFunction Optical Power MeterFrequency Range -43 dBm ~ +25 dBmVideo Output —Built-in Monitor LCD display11-12/2012DEVISER AE 120Optical Power MeterExtremely simle to use butat same time very accurateTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/deviserRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer Horizon Global ElectronicsWebsite www.horizonhge.comFunction Digital Meter for Analogue, and SignalsFrequency Range 48 ~ 862 MHzVideo Output —Built-in Monitor LCD display11-12/2012HORIZON HD-T2One of the world’s first DVB-T2 signalanalyzers with exceptional dataTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/horizonRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportSignal Analyzers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNING98 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
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Signal Analyzers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNINGManufacturer SPAUN ElectronicWebsite www.spaun.comFunction / and DSS Signal AnalyzerFrequency Range 950-2150 MHzVideo Output —Built-in Monitor 4.3” TFT LCD display (16:9)04-05/2012SPAROS SAT HDVery useful meter for setting up criticalsatellite systemsTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/spaunRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer Tianjin Deviser Electronics InstrumentWebsite www.devisertek.comFunction Professional Meter for , and CATV (analog TV)Frequency Range 5 ~ 1000 MHzVideo Output —Built-in Monitor 320 × 240 TFT display09-10/2012DEVISER DS2400TThis is by far the best handheld measuringinstrument for DVB-T, DVB-C andCATV I have come across. Deviser hasdone an excellent job!TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/09/deviserRead TELE-audiovision Test Report100 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
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Manufacturer Horizon Global ElectronicsWebsite www.horizonhge.comFunction Satellite and terrestrial antenna meterFrequency Range 45~861 MHz (terrestrial) and 950~2150 MHz (satellite)Video Output —Built-in Monitor LCD display12-01/2012Horizon HD-STMPerfect choice for an installer who valuesa practical instrument.TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/01/horizonRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer SatCatcherWebsite www.satcatcher.comFunction Digital and analog cable TV meterFrequency Range 46~862 MHz (for digital TV) and 46~870 MHz (for analog TV)Video Output —Built-in Monitor 120 x 64 3.5“ LCD color display02-03/2012Satcatcher Digipro C MaxMore than a cable meter: includeseverything a professional installer needsTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/03/satcatcherRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportSignal Analyzers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNING102 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
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Manufacturer NetgearWebsite www.netgear.comFunction Streaming PlayerWIFI/LAN ● / ●Internal Storage noHDTV yes (up to 1080p)CVBS/HDMI — / ●USB/SD Card — / —TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/netgearRead 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/13/05/azbox-meRead TELE-audiovision Test Report02-03/2012AZBox METoday‘s absolute best Linux Receiver107www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
IPTV/WebTV Receivers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNINGManufacturer RokuWebsite www.roku.comFunction Streaming PlayerWIFI/LAN ● / —Internal Storage noHDTV yes (up to 1080p)CVBS/HDMI ● / ●USB/SD Card — / ●TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/rokuRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer LookeeTVWebsite www.lookeetv.comFunctionMultimedia Player for localmedia and InternetWIFI/LAN ● / ●Internal Storage yes, 1.14 GBHDTV yes (up to 720p)CVBS/HDMI ● / ●USB/SD Card ● / ●0.54TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/lookeeRead TELE-audiovision Test Report108 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
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112 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com• shows all 50 orbital positions of SES satellites• real reception can be checked with the help ofaugmented reality• live Internet access allows for constantlyupdated data• integrated footprints for reliable prediction ofreceptionSatellitesTEST REPORT Satellite Software
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www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/05/ses05-06/201312114 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT Satellite SoftwareThe Entire SES Satellite Fleet atYour Fingertips on the iPadSES Fleet & CoverageSmart app for exploringall SES satellitesaround the globeSES is a leading global sat-ellite operator with a fleet ofmore than 50 geo-stationarysatellites positioned at 36,000km above the earth’s surface.With its new iPad app (requir-ing iOS 6.0 or higher) SES nowoffers valuable guidance toboth viewers and content pro-viders in what is becoming anincreasingly confusing satellitejungle.Every time the app islaunched, users are welcomedby a globe with a three-di-mensional look, which canbe freely rotated via the iPadtouchscreen in order to showavailable SES satellites for anygiven region. Each satellite en-try comes complete with tech-nical data and footprints for allof its beams. Not only can youread all required informationright where you need it on thescreen, the graphics designershave done an excellent job aswell. Easy to interpret EIRP cir-cles indicate the antenna sizethat is required for reliable re-ception of the target satellite atthe selected location. All localSES offices and teleports canalso be shown, which makes foran added bonus that is certain-ly very well received by contentproviders using this app.With its more than 50 sat-ellites currently in orbit SESis able to reach almost 100%of the world’s population,even though some positionsare more popular and widelyknown than others. The mostpopular direct-to-home (DTH)satellites operated by SES andreceived by millions of viewerscan be called up in a separateoverview that – like the rest ofthe app – is extremely pleasingto the eye.If we had to identify a singlehighlight of the new SES Sat-ellites app it would be the so-called Satellite Live View mode,which makes use of the iPad’saugmented reality capabilities.All you need to do is point youriPad towards the sky and slow-ly move it in all four directionsuntil you discover the right an-gle at which to hold the tablet.Depending on which direction(East or West) you now movethe iPad, the SES Satellites appsuperimposes all available SESsatellite positions on the cam-era’s live view. Regular readersof TELE-audiovision might befamiliar with such a feature, asthe DishPointer app introducedin the past works in a verysimilar fashion. Needless to saythe fun factor of this feature ishard to beat, even though itscore job consists of helping us-ers find out whether buildingsor large trees are in the way ofperfect satellite reception. Thisalone makes this app a worth-while tool. In addition, SatelliteLive View can assist in roughlyaligning a satellite antenna –something that should pleaseprofessionals and amateurs inequal measure.We did appreciate the factthat the SES Satellites appdoes not come with a static setof data but rather keeps all pa-rameters and details up to datethanks to its connection to theInternet. In case users are stillleft with an open question, theapp provides contact informa-tion for getting in touch withSES directly.1. Download the SES Satellites app from the Apple iTunes Store:https://itunes.apple.com/at/app/ses-satellites/id548293952?mt=82. The app keeps all data up to date by accessing SES serversvia its Internet connection.
4576893116 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com3. 3D globe with SES satellites above the equator.4. Local SES offices and teleports in Europe. Left: Individualelements can be shown or hidden on the map.5. List of most popular SES satellites. Each satellite comes withtechnical details, if required.6. The visual presentation of footprints including EIRP can beused to quickly determine the required antenna size for reliablereception.7. The SES Satellites app superimposes the correct positionsof SES satellites on the iPad camera’s live view. If you move theiPad the display adjusts accordingly.8. Thinking of setting up an antenna for reception of the SESsatellite at 5° East right here? Think again, as the buildingobstructs a direct line of sightbetween satellite and antenna.9. Here the SES Satellites app createsa beautiful presentation of the ClarkeBelt, with SES satellites lined up likepearls on a string.
118 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTVfrom aNetworkPart 1• Digital TV distribution via your ownInternet network• No cables needed if used with WLAN• Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets can beused as TVs• Very high data flow with HDTVFEATURE Selfmade IPTV
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12120 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comVitor Martins AugustoFEATURE Self-made IPTV1. Open the IP address of your Linux receiver in the Firefox browser.Depending on the installed firmware, a receiver’s web frontendshould open in which you can, among other things, have a look atthe EPG of various channels. In most cases you’ll see a small TVsymbol on the right side. Click on it.2. Either VLC will open directly or you’ll be given a file to download.Open the file in VLC so that the desired channel will be streamed inits original picture quality to your PC. That’s how simple IPTV canbe even with this huge limitation: only one can receive the streamon their TV.It’s actually quite nor-mal to use Coax cable todistribute digital TV sig-nals to a TV; it doesn’tmatter if it’s a satellitesignal from an LNB, a ter-restrial signal or a cablesignal. This method ofdistribution has one dis-advantage: a coax cablemust be routed to eachand every TV and foreach TV a matching re-ceiver for digital signalsis needed.An alternative to this isIPTV. It has been avail-able for quite some timenow but up until now ithas only rarely been usedin a private setting.With IPTV, digital signalsare distributed via a com-puter network. Data is sentin small packets wherebythe various network adapt-ers are connected to aswitch. The purpose of thisswitch is to route the datapackets from a broadcast-er to the attached TVs. Aswitch handles this task inan intelligent way; it routesthe data packet to only oneTV. To that end, all of the at-tached TVs have to link tothe switch.Although most of theswitches used in the privatesetting come with only 4 to16 inputs, more than oneswitch can be connected inseries. In this way up to 254receivers can be providedfor (actually, the identifica-tion numbers 0 – 255 areavailable although they areusually reserved for specialuses). The group of up to254 receivers forms a sub-net. If a broadcaster’s datapacket in one subnet is tobe routed to a TV in anothersubnet, then a router wouldbe needed. A router han-dles the communicationsbetween different subnets.Private users, for example,use a router to access theInternet so that the com-puter in the home network(that itself forms a subnet)
12345122 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comcan link to the Internet (toall the other available sub-nets).In order to feed TV signalsinto the home network, anIPTV server is needed thatwould receive the digitalsatellite, terrestrial or ca-ble TV signals, demodulatethem and feed them into anetwork as an IPTV pack-et. But it’s easier said thandone as there are severalproblems. For one thing ithas to be determined howthese TV packets are to betransmitted in the network.For that there are two choic-es: Unicast and Muilticast.With Unicast, a TV device(for example, a computer, atablet or an IPTC compat-ible TV) requests a specificTV channel from the serv-er. This TV channel is thenisolated from the transportstream (that typically car-ries multiple TV channels),inserted into the IPTV pack-age and then sent directlyto the TV via the switch.This solution has the ad-vantage that the generateddata traffic only takes placebetween the broadcasterand the TV; other TVs inthe same subnet are not1-5. VLC Installation
123www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志If you’re interested in checking outthe world of IPTV, you won’t needany special hardware – a digitalUSB receiver and a VLC (Video LANClient) is enough for initial experi-ments.This great program can not onlyplay back almost any multimediaformat, it can also, among otherthings, stream multimedia data intothe network as well as receive anddisplay a network stream.It’s actually very simple to do andcan be tested using just one comput-er. The idea behind this is that thebuilt-in network card can also be ac-cessed via the IP address 127.0.0.1.This IP address represents theso-called Local Host and means thatyou can test the client directly on thesame server. For example, you cantest a web server on the same PC ifyou enter in “localhost” or 127.0.0.1in the browser’s address line. ThePC never has to be connected to thenetwork.First VLC must be installed. Thismultimedia talent can be down-loaded free of charge from its officialwebsite (www.videolan.org). If youalready have an older VLC versioninstalled, it would be a good idea toupgrade to the current version forsecurity reasons.In order to stream TV, you would,of course, need a corresponding re-ceiver on your PC. VLC can be usedwith a variety of BDA compatibletuners; in our case we are using aDVB-T receiver.The first hurdle is to get VLCinto reception mode. For start-ers, though, you might first wantto try receiving a transponder withVLC without streaming. For thisyou select “Media” in the menu andthen “Open Capture Device”. Under“Capture Mode” you should select“TV (digital)” and for the “DeliverySystem” you should chose the cor-rect tuner, in our case it’s DVB-T.Now the reception parameterscan be entered into the Options. Forour setup the frequency of 754MHzmust be entered in VLC in KHz –754000KHz! This little detail hasalready caused problems for many.The bandwidth in our case is 8MHz.The “Play” button starts the TVplayback. If everything worked, thenthere’s nothing stopping us fromstreaming. If it didn’t work, simplydouble-check your entries; some-times an extra “0” found its way intothe settings or some other small er-ror has popped up.Tip: to switch between the differ-ent transponder channels, you canclick on the right mouse button andthen under “Playback – Program”you should find the channels.If you now select “Stream…”under the “Media” menu heading,you can reconfigure the TV receiver,only this time instead of clicking on“Play” you can click on “Stream”. Thereception parameters in this secondgo-around should now be correctlyfilled in so that you can click directlyon “Stream”. An Assistant will nowguide you through three steps.In the first step the reception pa-rameters are shown all together in arow. These can be used in configura-tion files or as start parameters andare very helpful for more advancedapplications.In the second step the receiver isspecified. With Unicast the stream issent to only one receiver. First theprotocol is selected – for the first at-tempts use the RTP/TS protocol; it issupported by the most clients. Con-figure the IP address with 127.0.0.1.The port can be set to 5004. Deac-tivate the Transcoding option. Thiswould unnecessarily load down thePC and, aside from that, we want tomaintain the best possible picturequality.In the third and last step the op-tion “Stream all elementary streams”should be selected so that the entirestream from the tuner can be in-serted into the network. This wouldmake even videotext available on theTV.Clicking on the “Stream” but-ton starts the process. At this pointthough, nothing exciting will hap-pen as yet. The VLC won’t show thestream locally and nothing can beseen in the window; only the “Play”button is replaced with a “Pause”button. Now open up a second VLCwindow and select the entry “OpenNetwork Stream…” in the “Media”menu. A new window will open inwhich you must enter in exactly thisaddress: rtp://127.0.0.1:5004. Afterconfirming the entry, a window willinstantly open for each channel andthe resulting chaos resembles whatyou might see in a TV studio. All ofthe channels are shown simultane-ously with video and audio in sepa-rate windows.What happened? The second VLCwindow accessed the transportstream from the first VLC window viathe local host address on port 5004with the help of the RTP protocol. Itrouted the stream correctly to thesecond VLC window and showedeach channel in its own window.If you now were to use a secondcomputer that would be linked to thefirst PC via the network, then youcould pass the transport stream fromone computer to the other via thatnetwork. For this to work you’d needto enter in the IP address of the sec-ond computer into the first computerinstead of the Local Host IP addressmentioned above. With the secondcomputer you would enter the IPaddress of the first computer – onceagain this would be instead of theLocal Host IP address. And that’s it!The IP address of the computerscan be read in the Windows NetworkAssistant or through the command“ipconfig-all” entered into a DOSshell that can be accessed by typingin “cmd” in the Windows Start Menu.Last but not least, a few tips:1) Don’t try right away to streamover the Internet. For that purposethe stream needs to be transcodedin order to significantly reduce thebandwidth.2) Streaming in your own networkcan load it down quite heavily; findout first if other users need thenetwork.3) The Internet offers quite a fewtips and tricks regarding streaming.The VLC forum is especially occupiedwith this subject.Have fun with your first streamingexperiments!Entering theWorld of IPTV
6789124 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.cominvolved and which meansthey can be used in the net-work with full bandwidth.But Unicast has one prob-lem: what happens whentwo, thee or even more us-ers request the same TVchannel? The server hasto then route the channelindividually to the variousTVs which will in turn put aload on the network’s band-width. It could happen thatthe network connection be-tween the server and theswitch could easily be over-loaded by the vast amountof data such that the videooutput at the TV might be-come intermittent or stopaltogether.In cases like this Multi-cast would be much moreelegant. With Multicast thedata packets are sent inparallel to all of the con-nected TVs and if you wantto, you can receive the datastream, and if you don’twant to, you simply don’taccess the data stream. Theserver only needs to sendthe data packet through theswitch one time. The switchin turn routes the data pack-et to not just one TV, but allof the connected networkadapters.But even this techniquehas its drawbacks; just likethat all of the network con-nections have to deal witha heavy amount of datatraffic. When two non-par-ticipating computers wantto exchange data betweenthemselves, a portion ofthe network bandwidth isno longer available. Eventhough these two comput-ers are not being used towatch TV, the line will stillbe occupied with IPTV data.Additionally, with Multi-cast it’s typical for rout-ers that are not specificallyconfigured to not pass onthese data packets. If youallow the router to config-ure itself at home, Multicaststreaming over the pub-lic Internet usually doesn’twork because the routersfrom nearly every Internetprovider can’t pass on thesepackets. That’s why stream-ing via the Internet for pri-vate users only works withUnicast. But wait! That factthat it does work is provenby all of the IPTV providersthat can be found in the In-ternet: they are definitelyusing Multicast to route TVchannels to an IPTV receiv-er; they have special accessto the Internet.Putting it all together, wecan say this: for privateIPTV applications Unicastis in most cases the cor-rect solution; if you want toserve multiple users withIPTV, such as in hotels orapartment blocks, then Mul-ticast is the way to go.If you want to take partin IPTV at home, you reallydon’t need all that much: aLinux receiver or a PC withan integrated reception cardwould be the server and anormal computer or laptopwould be the TV device. Inmost cases, Linux receiversalready have a web front-end installed in the firm-ware.If you call up the IP ad-dress of the Linux receiverin the computer’s browser,you can choose a chan-nel and watch it on the PC.To do this you click on thesmall TV symbol to load anm3u stream file. This is thenopened for example withVLC and just like that youcan watch a live stream onyour PC.This functions quite wellalthough with a Linux re-ceiver it is always one userthat can watch a specificchannel. Through Unicaststreaming, only one user6-9. VLC Installation
101112126 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comis served; a single tunercouldn’t even process chan-nels from different tran-sponders at the same timeanyway.The solution is multipletuner server boxes so that,for example, the four levelsof a satellite position canbe received independentlyfrom each other and so thatthe parallel streaming ofdifferent transponders be-comes possible. But evenhere there’s a little calcu-lation that shows that this10-12. VLC Installationmight not always be prac-tical. A single HD channeltypically needs a bandwidthof around 12MBPS. If youwant to stream four of thesechannels to four differentTVs, then it quickly adds upto 48MBPS and this wouldbe too much for older WLANrouters or Access Pointsthat can only handle up to56MBPS.You also have to take intoaccount that a transportstream with a single HDchannel and an audio trackneeds about 12MBPS, butwhen it’s converted into anIPTV packet, this rate actu-ally bloats somewhat andthen there’s all the entireheaders that are requiredfor all the data packets thatneed to be considered aswell. Another alternative isavailable if you can deal withreduced picture and audioquality. Instead of insert-ing the original transponderstream into the network,the received channels canbe recompressed wherebya stronger compression isused.In this way the bandwidthof a channel can be reducedto a more reasonable 1MBPSbut unfortunately, you’ll seethis in the picture: all of asudden the resolution willbe greatly reduced and be-cause of this compressiontypical artifacts will becomevisible such as blocks in thevideo and sloppy colors. Anewly compressed streamlike this though can bestreamed in Unicast via theInternet. The advantage ofIPTV is its incredible flex-ibility: a large assortment ofdevices can be used for re-ception such as computers,laptops, game consoles,tablets, Smartphones and,of course, IPTV compatiblesTVs. And let’s not forgethow WLAN solves the prob-lem regarding the otherwiseneeded cabling.
128 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comNew in theKa-Band• How to receive the Ka-band in Europe• Using the US American SL3 LNBs in Europe• DiSEqC commands to control the Downconverter• This is not for your normal TV viewerSatellite Reception in the Ka-Band
■129www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Concentration is required toavoid silly mistakes. Its too easy toforget to switch to the right outputand spend hours wondering whythe spectrum is not changing asexpected.This is Vitor in his workshop,doing what he enjoys most: gettingthe most out of technology...
■C Band 4 GHz bis 8 GHzX Band 8 GHz bis 12 GHzKu Band 12 GHz bis 18 GHzK Band 18 GHz bis 26.5 GHzKa Band 26.5 GHz bis 40 GHz130 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comSatellite Reception in the Ka-BandTELE-audiovision has alwaysbeen reporting on the latest de-velopments in the Ka-band. Wedid this, for example, in the 08-09/2007, 10-11/2009 and 08-09/2011 issues. And now, onceagain, it‘s time for an update. Wewant to take a closer look at thesituation in Europe.Here are a few of the basics regard-ing the Ka-band to refresh your mem-ory. The spectrum for satellite TV re-ception we are interested in is brokendown into the following bands (table1).Note that Ku stands for „K-under“,that is, UNDER the K-band, and Kastands for „K-above“, that is, ABOVEthe K-band.The first big hurdle in the Ka-bandis its enormous frequency range.While a standard universal LNB canreceive practically the entire Ku fre-quency range, several different LNBswould have to be used for the K/Ka-band since each LNB typically coversonly about 500 MHz. The LNBs thatare used for the Ka-band are not con-sumer LNBs that are manufacturedand marketed in the millions; instead,they are professional LNBs with corre-spondingly higher prices.For satellite DXers and TVRO fanswho have limited budgets, there is aKa-Band SatelliteReception in EuropeVitor Martins Augustoway to sneak into the Ka-band world.There are precisely two inexpensiveways to do it:1) The Irish TV provider Saorsat of-fers an FTA package in the Ka-bandand you can get the necessary con-sumer LNB that operates in the 19.7to 20.2 GHz range from an LNB manu-facturer via the Internet at a cost ofaround 40 Euros.2) The American TV provider DirecTVcarries some of their programming ontwo satellites in the Ka-band. For thisthere are several LNBs that are mar-keted under the label SL3. Used ver-sions of these LNBs can be purchasedin the USA quite inexpensively.Keep in mind though that if you havethem shipped to Europe, the customsThe „White Ka“ LNB by Invertois a consumer LNB for Ireland,that fits regular satellite disheswithout any modification. It isactually a TwinLNB.
■99.0W (Ka-Band) 101.0W (Ku-Band) 103.0W (Ka-Band)InputLow: 18.3-18.8 GHzHigh: 19.7-20.2 GHz12.2-12.7 GHzLow: 18.3-18.8 GHzHigh: 19.7-20.2 GHzOutputLow: 250-750MHzHigh: 1660-2150MHz950-1450MHzLow: 250-750MHzHigh: 1660-2150MHz131www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志duty charges could be significantlyhigh. Note that along with the SL3 youwould also need a B-band converter(often labeled BBC). The DirecTV SL3LNB would cost about US$30 and theB-band converter would run aboutUS$10. Don‘t forget to factor in theshipping costs and the customs duties.For this report I experimented withboth LNBs with the following results:The LNB for the Irish TV provideris very easy to work with since it fitsnicely in a standard universal LNBmount. Simply replace the existinguniversal LNB with this one and justlike that you‘re working in the Ka-bandalthough it‘ll only be in the 19.7 to 20.2GHz range.If you install this LNB in an exist-ing motorized antenna system, you‘llquickly get a feel for what‘s out therein the Ka-band. You can drive the an-tenna to every known satellite posi-tion and use a signal analyzer to seeif there are any active Ka-band tran-sponders.To make a long story short, frommy location here in Portugal with this„White Ka“ LNB I could only identifyone transponder at 13.0E and eighttransponders at 9.0E. The transpond-ers on EUTELSAT 9.0E belong to theTooWay Internet service. The singletransponder on HOTBIRD at 13.0E isalso used for satellite-based Internetservice. To confirm this I connectedan older satellite modem and, sureenough, I was able to achieve a lockon that corresponding frequency.But that was it! With this LNB andan 80cm antenna there were no othertransponders that could be found from39.0E to 30.0W.Why couldn‘t I receive the Irish TVprovider Saorsat? They broadcast sev-en RTÉ channels in DVB-S2 that hap-pen to be unencrypted. The answer isquite simple: EUTELSAT 9.0E utilizesspot beams. With these extremelyKa-band LNBmounted at a rotary60cm consumer dishor 8PSK modulation, I couldn‘t do any-thing with these transponders.Next was the SL3 LNB from DirecTV.This LNB is actually made up of threeLNBs all built into one metallic form asa multifeed LNB. This multifeed LNBalso has a built-in multiswitch thatfeeds the three satellite signals to fourindependent outputs. As is typical withmultifeeds, these LNBs are mountedin such a way that the three satellites(99.0W, 101.0W and 103.0W) can all bereceived at the same time.This created problems with DXers,especially with motorized antennas,since the two Ka LNBs are positionedin such a way that a two degree cor-rection is needed. With DiSEqC motorslike the SG2100 you can expect fourimpulses per degree.The table at top puts it all togetherfor the SL3 LNB (table 2).The LNBs polarization is left or rightsmall footprints, this package can bebeamed with great precision to Ire-land; even along the British coast, witha few exceptions, nothing can be re-ceived anymore.These spot beams provide the fol-lowing advantages for a satellite pro-vider:• Transponders can be broadcast tovery clearly defined regions and thatbasically eliminates the need for en-cryption like that taking place in Aus-tria for example.• The transponder frequencies canbe used much more efficiently sincethe same frequency can be reused inother spot beams. TooWay essentiallyuses the same frequency across all ofEurope but depending on your loca-tion, different transponders would beused. This technique would allow theuse of significantly higher bandwidthsthan could be used before.And, with that, thetest of this Ka-bandLNB came toan end. SinceTooWay doesnot use QPSK
12 3132 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comcircular and is switched with a 13/18Vcontrol voltage. The output signal fromthe central Ku-band LNB is in the 950 -1450 MHz range while the outputs fromthe two outer Ka-band LNBs (depend-ing on the 0/22 kHz signal) is 250 MHz- 750 MHz and 1660 MHz - 2150MHz.Since satellite receivers can‘t receivethe 250 - 750 MHz frequency band, aB-band converter (BBC) needs to beinstalled between the receiver and theSL3 the upconverts the 250 - 750 MHzrange back up to the 1160 - 2150 MHzrange.The BBC is waiting for a 22 kHz con-trol signal. But this is not the samecontinuous 22 kHz tone that is usedwith universal LNBs to switch betweenthe low and high bands. This wouldn‘tmake any sense since this 22 kHz toneis already being used to switch be-tween the left and right LNBs. Becauseof this the BBC is switched on using anon-standard „E20300“ DiSEqC com-mand and off using a non-standard„E20200“ command. The second Byteof a correct DiSEqC command usu-ally specifies the receiver. The valuesconsidered here are 00 (all connectedreceivers) or 10 (each LNB, matrix orSMATV). That‘s why the Ka low bandof both outside LNBs in the SL3 cannotbe received with a standard receiver.There are two ways around this: ei-ther the BBC is modified or you usea programmable DiSEqC generator/monitor. This is something you canfind, for example, in the Kathrein MSK33 signal analyzer. This somewhat old-er signal analyzer doesn‘t just simplysupport DiSEqC 1.0/1.2/2.0, it also ex-pects that the user will enter in RAWDiSEqC sequences manually. What ap-pears to be complicated and not veryuser-friendly, is actually an absolutetop feature. Aside from that, the DiS-EqC monitor can also be used to logDiSEqC commands.At this point we‘d like to make asuggestion to today‘s signal analyzermanufacturers: a DiSEqC monitor todisplay and set DiSEqC control com-mands is a very important feature to1. The DirecTV SL3 LNB is a complexand heavy LNB. It is actually a multi feedcombination of three separate LNBs,connected through an internal multiswitch to provide the output signal on fourindividual connectors. It is no surprisethat the LNB weighs 650 grams, making ittoo heavy for the motor to rotate properly.2. This is how the inside of the SL3 LNBlooks like. One can clearly recognize thethree different LNBs and the multi switchPCB.3. The feedhorn is actually composed ofthree feed horns.
12 3134 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. The B-Band Converter (BBC). It is used to convert frequencies from 250 MHz – 750MHz up to 1660 MHz – 2150 MHz. This is a good example on how prices drop, when massproduction occurs, this BBC is now the cheapest available converter of its type. The BBCis to be attached on the HF connector of the satellite receiver.2. Fortunately it is fairly easy to open the B-Band Converter (BBC). Just slide a sharp toolon the side and open it carefully. There are two brackets holding the plastic together andyou don’t even need to remove the sticker on the other side.3. The modification is fairly simple. Just cut pins 17 and 18 of the main IC or try to meltthe solder and lift the pins. Then solder two wires according to the picture to permanentlyactivate the Ka/Low-Band.have when testing complex and/orexotic DiSEqC installations. Unfortu-nately, though, modern devices don‘tinclude this feature anymore. Somehomemade solutions to build your ownDiSEqC test equipment can be foundon the Internet but it‘s not always easyto find the necessary components inelectronics stores.For this reason I first used my Kath-rein MSK 33 to activate the Ka low bandon the SL3 and once again scannedevery satellite position.And once again there were difficul-ties. It didn‘t take long to realize thatcommands are not directly supported.To put together a DiSEqC string eve-ry time I want to move the antennais just too complicated for me. That‘swhy I used a different signal analyzerto move the antenna, the KWS VAROS109, that I tested in the 01-02/2013issue of TELE-audiovision. This ana-lyzer sports a very fast spectrum thatgreatly simplifies finding satellites andtransponders especially since you candrive the motor to the east and west atthe same time.And to be able to analyze the Kalow band with the KWS VAROS 109, Iused the TP204 DiSEqC monitor fromSpaun. It‘s installed in between thereceiver and the LNB and comes with- 750 MHz to the needed 1660 - 2150MHz range can be found for a mereUS$10. What a steal!There are two different modifica-tions that would place the BBC in con-tinuous operation. Keep in mind thatthe radio amateur is not interested inpassing through the LNB supply volt-age and thus deactivates this as a firststep. Obviously, when working withLNBs, you don‘t want to do this; youdon‘t want to interrupt the power sup-ply to the LNB.Of the two different methods, wesuggest the easier of the two for theconnection of the SL3. Here two pinson the IC would have to be disconnect-ed (with luck you can simply unsolderthem and then bend them up) and twowires would have to be soldered. Thetwo wires would jump out the on/offswitching and force the converter intocontinuous operation.the SL3 uses much more power thana standard universal LNB. And thenthere‘s its much heftier weight of 650g.Because of this the motor could notproperly turn the way it‘s supposed to.The solution here was to manuallydisconnect the cable from the motor tothe LNB. A better solution would be touse a DiSEqC switch and, just beforemoving the antenna, switch to an un-occupied DiSEqC 1.0 position therebyinterrupting the power going to theSL3. You could also attach a counter-weight to the antenna.At the same time, it‘s not exactlythat easy to drive a motor with theKathrein MKS 33 since DiSEqC 1.2an extra output for an analyzer. I usedthe Kathrein MKS 33 as the receiver inorder to be able to generate the nec-essary DiSEqC control commands andfor analysis I used the KWS VAROS109.As a side effect I was able to verifywith the TP204 that DiSEqC commandswere actually sent.Since it‘s still rather uncomfortableto use two different signal analyzers,I searched the Internet for instruc-tions on how to modify the BBC andfound what I was looking for. This BBChas created quite a bit of interest withradio amateurs. An inexpensive fre-quency converter that can convert 250But then, just as I was ready to dothis modification, I found out about anew Windows program: Easy Blind-scan Pro (EBS). This program uses thesame STREAMREADER.DLL as the be-loved CrazyScan and its functionalityis similar to CrazyScan. In addition tothe comfortable, user-friendly inter-face, this software can also send RAWDiSEqC commands.The DiSEqC implementation in thissoftware is exemplary in that complexcommand sequences are also sup-ported so that unusual systems, likemy two SG2100A motorized antennas(see TELE-audiovision 11-12/2012)can be handled automatically withoutany tricks. For this reason I haven‘tyet modified my BBC so that I couldcontinue to switch between the SL3‘sKa low band and Ka high band.And the result of all of this work? Onall of the satellites that I can receivefrom my location in Europe there was
45135www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志nothing to be found in the 18.3 to 18.8GHz band. It‘s not exactly a positiveresult.But that doesn‘t mean it will alwaysbe like that; the Ka-band will certainlycontinue to be expanded on.The transmissions in the Ka-bandtypically are not modulated in DVB-S/S2. Because of the intolerance to rain,an IP-based transmission in this fre-quency range is preferred, in whichpackets containing errors can be re-quested again.The Ka-band is immense and it’sespecially in the higher frequencieswhere you‘ll find a lot of communi-cation signals. The average person,though, doesn‘t know about this sinceit’s not advertised anywhere. Thisrange is used, for example, in militaryapplications. But it’s precisely thesekinds of communications that are ex-citing to the DXer! Who wouldn‘t wantto listen in to these professional com-munications?The main problem, though, is thedifficulty in finding a matching LNB andfeedhorn for the different frequencyranges in the Ka-band. And even if theywould be available, you‘d still have a4. The SL3 is custom-made for DirecTV and is tobe used with DirecTV satellite dishes. The LNBdoes not fit to regular feed holders, so I had toimprovise a little. Using two screws I attached ametallic plate to the LNB which then was gluedwith tape to the dish. This is only a temporarysolution, but worked well and was easy to do. Thisis really a big and heavy LNB.5. Yes, ir worked just fine! The DirecTV SL3 LNBmounted a European regular dish. But it was tooheavy for the motor, which coul dnot handle theadditional weight.
456123789136 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. The Kathrein MSK 33 shows theKu-Band from 950 MHz to 1450 MHz andthe Ka/High-Band from 1650 MHz to 2150MHz. The BBC is not active.2. Using the DisEqC-Monitor of the MSK 33one can enter the RAW DiSEqC command“E20300” to activate the BBC.3. The TX key sends the command.4. On the spectrum the Ku-Band from 950MHz to 1450 MHz remains the same, butthe frequency range from 1650 MHz to 2150MHz now shows the Ka/Low-Band of theSL3 LNB.5. Using the DiSEqC-Monitor the RAWDiSEqC command “E20200” is issued toswitch the BBC off.6. As expected, the Ku-Band is shown withthe Ka/High-Band again.7. The KWS VAROS 109 provided excellentaid in handling the motorized dish andrendering a real-time spectrum. Becauseboth Ka-Band LNBs of the SL3 are 2degrees away from the centre focus Icould not just position the dish with theGOTOn command. I had to manuallysweep the antenna. This is an easytask for this meter, as it can flawlesslyoperate the motor using DiSEqC-1.2 whilesimultaneously rendering the real timespectrum.8. Using the Spaun TP204 DiSEqC monitorto verify if the MSK 33 is sending theDiSEqC commands and to use the analyzeroutput connector with the KWS VAROS 109.9. Teamwork of the satellite meters: theKathrein MSK 33 does the switching whilethe KWS VAROS 109 renders the realtime spectrum in search of any Ka-Bandtransponders.
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139www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志hard time doing anything withthem since the modulations inuse cannot be received with anormal tuner. And then let’s noteven talk about the encryptionthat would be in use.So what then? All that workfor nothing? Well, no, not really.For one thing this discoveryexcursion into these new fre-quency territories is interest-ing; you can also learn a lotfrom this. Nevertheless, rightnow only those truly dedicatedDXers would have fun in the Ka-band.Outside of the USA and Ire-land, where you‘d regularly findTV broadcasts in the Ka-band,there‘s really nothing to receivefor the normal viewer.This technology is also notreally suitable for DX recep-tion (long-distance reception)because of the spot beams thatare used.Yet there exist entirely newpossibilities: feeds can be sentvery inexpensively to broad-casting centers as an IP packetand this is exactly what is al-ready being marketed by thecompany NewSpotter in Italy.Small cars such as the Smartare fitted with self-aligning an-tennas and transmit news feedsvia EUTELSAT 9.0E back to theirheadquarters or for events inoutlying areas they can offersatellite Internet access overWiFi.So, there is actually some-thing going on in the Ka-band!ComparisonKu (10.7-12.7GHz) vsKa (19.7-20.2GHz)Each pair shows the respectivesatellite in the Ku-Band (10.7 GHz– 12.7 GHz) and in the Ka-Band(19.7 GHz to 20.2 GHz). Notice thata valid signal requires an RF levelabove approximately -59 dBm.EUTELSAT 9A at 9.0E contains4 transponders in the Ka-Band,which belong to the TooWaysatellite based internet service.Using the KWS VAROS 109 itwas possible to see a Ka-Bandtransponder on HOTBIRD at 13.0E.Using an old satellite modem couldget some feedback, but since I hadno valid subscription I could notfurther test it.
123Links140 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comExample 09.0E with SL3 -Ka (18.3-18.8GHz) vsKa (19.7-20.2GHz)1. EBS Pro showing the RF scan of the Ka/High-Band.2. Using the valuable possibility of sending RAWDiSEqC commands, the “E20300” sequence is sent tothe BBC.3. After a new RF scan, one can see the Ka/Low-Band ofthe SL3. No modification to the BBC was required.http://www.m0dts.co.uk/datv_converter.htm2Digital Amateur TV website with instructions on modifying a B-bandconverter (BBC) to permanently activate the conversion from 250 - 750 MHzto 1660 - 2150 MHz.http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads/282172-SL-3-LNB-KA-Band-FTA-receiver-in-europeTopic in the Satellite Guys Forum to use the SL3 LNB in Europe.http://www.newspotter.itNewSpotter – Distributes and leases, among other things, small cars with aKa-band satellite link.
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■148 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comLIANXING:ProfessionalSatelliteAntennasEntrance to the vastproduction premises ofLIANXING. The column tothe right of the entrancedisplays the full companyname in Chinese: GuangxiLianxing SatelliteEquipment Ltd. Company.COMPANY REPORT Satellite Dish Manufacturer LIANXING, China
149www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• using only top-qualitymaterials• individually checkingeach single component• offering antennas forthe C and Ku bands• very successful on theJapanese market
■ëGuilin150 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThe two co-ownersof satellite dishmanufacturerLIANXING:production managerWen Liang Yuan(left) and salesmanager Liao WenFei (right).Quality Production ofSatellite DishesSatellite Dish Manufacturer LIANXING, ChinaSatellite dish manufacturer LIANXING has two owners, and bothare fully aware of the fact that only top quality will guarantee last-ing success. Not only do they use top-grade materials, they also di-rect their attention to immaculate workmanship for every antennathey manufacture. A total of ten buildings are located in the beautifulXing’an county in Guilin city.Lio Wen Fei and Wen Lang Yuan are the founders of the company,and still have a shareholding of 50% each. What started in 1993 witha workforce of 50 employees has grown continuously and today com-prises a staff of 170. “We started out with producing C band dishesCOMPANY REPORT
1152 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comonly, with diameters of 140, 150 and 180cm,“ Liao Wen Fen walks down memorylane. In 2003, Ku band antennas wereadded and in that same year the compa-ny moved to larger premises in Guixing,where it is still located today. “The first Kuband antenna was a 60 cm model.”In the meantime, LIANXING has ex-panded its Ku band antenna range to alsoinclude 35, 45 and 75 cm dishes. “Butwe can produce any other size as well,”adds co-founder Wen Lang Yuan, who isin charge of antenna production. Whichmodel is the top-selling dish? We’re sur-prised to find out “it’s the 45 cm antenna,which we export to Japan in huge num-bers.” Incidentally, almost 70% of overallexports are destined for Japan, and “20%of our dishes go to Indonesia, above allthe 180 cm variant for the C band.” Theremaining 10% are spread all over theworld, since LIANXING does not sell anyproducts in the local Chinese market.What differentiates LIANXING anten-nas from the rest and why are they sopopular in Japan of all places? Productionmanager and co-owner Wen Lang Yuanhas the answers: “We only use the bestavailable materials and manually workon every single component until it feels100% right. For instance, we source pow-der paint for powder-coating from Aczon-bel and as dish material we used thicker-than-average strength.” Wen Lang Yuan1, 2: One of LIANXING’s top-sellingproducts.3, 4: Fastening clamps of aLIANXING dish.refers to 0.8 mm aluminium bands usedto produce some of the Ku band anten-nas.Five huge metal sheet presses can befound on the manufacturing floor. Theyare used to press and shape all requireddish sizes for the Ku band as well as thesegments for C band antennas. The dish-es and segments are then thoroughlycleaned in a total of eight basins and pre-pared for spray-painting. 20 stamp ma-chines are available for treating smallercomponents and the total production ca-pacity has reached some four million an-tennas per year. “Our dishes are of suchhigh quality that we have decided to driveour expansion even further,” Liao WenFei explains with reference to the com-pany’s long-standing success in Japan, amarket that only accepts top quality. “Wedo, however, offer the same quality inother markets as well, while at the sametime keeping our prices at very competi-tive levels,” sales manager Liao Wen Feistates and extends an invitation to all in-terested distributors and retailers to addLIANXING products to their portfolio.
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1324154 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. View towards the LIANXING production buildings from anearby hill. In the background you can see the distinctivehills that add so much charm to the Guilin area.2. The production buildings are spread out on both sidesof this road.3. Rolls of metal are warehoused here. These are usedat a later stage to press and stamp dishes and antennasegments.4. Finished segments for a 180 cm C band dish.5. Glimpse of the dispatch warehouse with completelypackaged segments for 180 cm dishes.6. View of the warehouse.7. Smaller components are prepared at this section.8. Ready, steady, go: component packaging.
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678157www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. Assistant sales managerFaustina showing to us anantenna at a preliminarystage: Pressing is alreadycompleted.2. The antenna is stampedfrom the press mould. Salesmanager and co-owner LiaoWen Fei showing the result infront of one of the eight giantpresses.3. Preparation for the paintjob: The aluminium or steelmaterial of the finishedantenna is cleaned in a total ofeight basins.4. Stamped antennas areattached to the conveyor belt.5. The antennas graduallydisappear into the paintchamber, where workers spraythe coloured powder onto thedishes.6. View of the paint containersthat are sourced fromAczonbel. “We only use top-grade powder from that paintmanufacturer.”7. Recycling plant: Thisis where paint fumes areextracted and collected. “Wedo not re-use this recycledpaint, but only work withoriginal paint,” productionmanager Wen Liang Yuanemphasises. “This is theonly way we can guaranteeconsistently high quality ofour antennas.”8. After approximatelyeight minutes the finishedantennas are taken fromthe 50 m conveyor belt. At avisual checkpoint all flawlessunits are put into a transportcontainer, while faultyantennas are removed fromthe line.Antenna Production at LIANXING
12 3 4567158 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Mounting components ofthe antennas are producedin this section.2. One stage prior tostamping the mountingcomponents: Parts arestamped from a larger pieceof metal.3. Precision control rightbefore stamping: A workeruses a measurement deviceto make sure machine andmetal are precisely aligned.4. Stamping a mountingcomponent.5. Shaping the component.6. Production of mountingcomponents. A workerscrews holes into thebrackets.7. Built to last: Componentsare galvanised here.
123456160 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Bending the LNB brackets.2. LNB bracket after galvanisation.3. A rod is shaped into a ring and later cut intoindividual standing rings.4. Welding the standing rings.5. Screwing in the thread of the clamp.6. Preparing the dish holders.
123162 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. A member of the sales team presents a selection of differently sizedLIANXING dishes.2. The most important employees for dish production: Yang Limin(left) and Xie Yiping (right) can be seen here preparing a standingmould.3. View of the mould storage. The member of staff visible in thebackground is cleaning the moulds.
1 2345164 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Each individual LNB holder is checkedfor precision. A small hammer is usedby an employee until the holder isexactly aligned to the measuring bar andvertically clicks into place in the lowernotch.2. Checking the bend radius of the LNBholder.3. The mounting parts are re-workedmanually until they meet allspecifications.4. Each individual mounting clamp isthoroughly checked and re-worked, ifnecessary.5. A female worker assembling thescrews of the mounting system.6. Checking the wall holder. A woodenhammer is used to manually correct anyimperfections.7. These gauges are used to check thecorrect angle of the wall holder.8. Quality assurance: No componentgoes unchecked.Quality Assuranceat LIANXING
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■ELDTEC166 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comForBrazil OnlyA look at ELDTEC’s productionfacility in Aruja, in Brazil’s Sao Pauloprovince.COMPANY REPORT Dish, Antenna and Cable Manufacturer ELDTEC, Brazil
167www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Large market coverage within Brazil• OEM production for other brand names• Concentration on just a few product series• Also offers antennas for 2.4 and 5.8 GHz (WiFi)
ëAruja, SP■168 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comC-Band Dishes,UHF Antennasand Coax Cablesfor the DomesticMarketSeriously protected:Entrance to ELDTEC’sproduction facility.With a production of over 80,000 sat-ellite dishes a year, this company is oneof the larger antenna manufacturers.But if you live outside of Brazil, you’veprobably never heard of this company;ELDTEC ships exclusively to the domes-tic Brazilian market. We wanted to knowwhy ELDTEC doesn’t export any of theirproducts and decided to visit them inthe city of Aruja, about 40km from SaoPaulo.So we hopped on bus route 166 thatgoes from the Metro Station Arménia(Linie 1) and travels directly to Aruja.ELDTEC’s 5000 Sq-m fabrication facil-ity can be found in the industrial park.Our company contact is Eliseu Diasfrom Technical Support. He is himself asatellite enthusiast and has six disheserected at his home. He explains, “140employees work here and produce6,000km (about 3,700 miles) of coaxialcable every month.” In addition to meshdishes for the C-band, UHF antennasare also produced that are not only soldunder their own name but are also soldfor private labels as OEM products.“ELDTEC was founded in 1992 bySenhor Laerth with just a few employ-ees”, explains Eliseu Dias about thecompany’s history. The first productswere mesh dishes; in 2002 smaller steeldishes for the Ku-band were added andCOMPANY REPORT Dish, Antenna and Cable Manufacturer ELDTEC, Brazil
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■171www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志ELDTEC erected a parade ofsatellite antennas in an open area.All of these dishes are in use andpointed to different satellites. Thedishes are tested on a long-termbasis.in 2003 the company began producingcoaxial cable. “In 2004 the companymoved to its current location in Aruja.”How are things looking in sales? Thiswas a question for Sales Manager Jef-ferson Cruz who runs a team of sevenregional sales managers. We wantedto know why ELDTEC does not exportany of their products: “We can’t matchthe prices of our competitors”, he ad-mits openly, “We often pay more for thematerials than our competitors chargefor the complete product.” Even thoughtheir production operation is exception-ally organized, the company can’t reachthe price levels of the world market.“We would love to export”, says Jef-ferson Cruz, “but aside from the pricesthere are still other hurdles relating toproduct shipments across the border.”But who knows, maybe ELDTEC willfind a way to compete with the priceson the world market and jump overthose exporting hurdles. Then ELDTECwill also become known outside of Bra-zil.
12 34172 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. A look inside the production area.Satellite antennas, terrestrial antennasand coaxial cable are manufactured here.The employees have 44-hour work weeksand lunch is provided for them at no cost.2. Eliseu Dias is in charge of TechnicalSupport and answers customer’squestions.3. ELDTEC’s engineers use variousreceivers to test the reliability of theirdishes.4. ELDTEC engineers have a variety ofsignal analyzers at their disposal.5. Using this special machine, Leandrofrom the Quality Team tests the stretchingstrength of the coaxial cable6. Surge protection is tested here.7. At this measurement station the coaxialcable’s technical data is measured.8. This is what a measurement run for acoax cable looks like.
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12174 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Jefferson Cruz runs the Sales Team. He wouldlove to be able to export ELDTEC’s products.2. The Sales Team. Orders for dishes, cable andantennas from Brazil’s wholesalers find theirway here.
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45177www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. A look at a portion of the production facility. Just completedcoaxial cable bundles can be seen in the foreground.2. Components for the terrestrial log periodic UHF antennas areprepared here.3. A palette of terrestrial antennas ready to be picked up.4. Eight machines punch out the mesh panels. The rollsconsist of 0.55mm thick sheet metal that is fed into the punchmachines.5. The mesh material comes out at the other end which will thenbe cut into the proper panel sizes.
12345178 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comCoaxial Cable Production1. A drum containing nearly 700kg (1,500 Lbs) of copper wire in theprotective cage.2. The copper wire is fed at a speed of roughly 13 meters/second (43 feet/second). The first stop is this machine which stretches the wire so thatany possible production failures can be eliminated.3. The cable production control box. The speed is shown in the upper leftat 12 m/s (about 40 feet/sec).4-5. The first step takes place here: making the internal dielectric spacer.The plastic granules are heated and coated around the wire passingthrough the machine. This process heats the wire to about 220°C (430°F).The wire first has to be cooled before anything else can be done.
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11 128 9181www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志6. The wire is passed through a 46m (150-foot) long water-filled pipewith 13 cooling stations such that by the end the cable is cooled to 50°C(120°F).7. A look inside one of the cooling stations. Just like the pipe, it is alsofilled with water. The wire runs through here and gets cooled in theprocess.8.Technician Anderson Lopez is in charge of Cable Production. He says,“Here at the end the wire has reached room temperature so that now it canbe wound up. 5km (about 3 miles) of wire can fit on one roll.”9. The coax cable is now only half finished. The shielding is missing. Thismachine takes care of that: 16 rotating spindles (8 above and 8 below)create the outside braid. Technician Anderson Lopez explains, “It involvesaluminum wire with a diameter of 0.6mm.”10. This is how the raw coaxial cable comes out of the machine.11. Now the last step: The outer protective sheath is added to the rawcoaxial cable. This process is similar to the application of the innerdielectric: The raw coaxial cable passes through this machine at a rate of50 to 120 meters/minute, or 164 to 390 feet/minute (depending on cabletype), is heated to 200°C (about 390°F) and is then coated in a plasticprotective jacket.12. The completed cable is once again run through a water bath to cool itoff but this time it’s only 20m (65 feet) long.
1314 1516182 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com13. The last step: thecompleted coaxial cable isrolled into 50 or 100m (165 or330 foot) bundles using thismachine.14. Wait! There’s somethingmissing! The cable stillhas to be labeled. Thistakes place right after theapplication of the protectivejacket while it’s still hot. Thisstamp imprints the cabletype onto the protectivecover.15. This is the keyboard usedto enter the cable type.16. He is responsible forall of ELDTEC’s productionoperations: ProductionManager Jose Dos Santos.
184 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com• Pure R&D company• Develops chipsets and solutions for the receivermarket• Branch offices worldwide• Expanded product offerings in all DVB areas• New technologies being integrated such as multi-screen and wirelessHisiliconCOMPANY REPORT Chipset Software Developer
■185www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Huawei’s main building in Bantian(Shenzhen). 30,000 employeeswork here and in many of the otherbuildings on the far-reachinggrounds.
ëShenzhen186 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThousands ofDevelopmental EngineersAlexander WieseOne of the most critical departments inany technology company would be theirResearch and Development (R&D) group.Less innovative firms have just a few ofthese R&D engineers while those morestrongly innovative companies have alarge R&D department. But what if nearlyan entire company were made up of R&Dengineers? And what if there were thou-sands of them?This is precisely the case with Hisilicon.Almost 4000 employees work there and90% of them are in R&D. The few remain-ing employees are in sales, marketing andadministration. Sure enough, Hisilicon is aspin-off of the gigantic company Huawei.This enormous worldwide telecommuni-cations giant was founded in 1991 andtoday has more than 100,000 employees.In 2004 the R&D department was spun-off under the name Hisilicon. Hisilicon’sCOMPANY REPORT Chipset Software Developer
■187www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Hisilicon can be found in building D3.Thousands of R&D engineers work here onchipsets and solutions for digital receivers.headquarters can be found in Bantianin the Longgang district north of Shenz-hen. About 30,000 Huawei employees canbe found in a large campus-like locationalong with the R&D employees from Hi-silicon.But not all of their employees are here.Additional Hisilicon branch offices can befound in other Chinese cities like Beijing,Shanghai and Chengdu as well as, for ex-ample, in Taipei and, wouldn’t you knowit, there are also Hisilicon employees inUSA’s Silicon Valley. All of these engineersare working on software solutions. SinceHuawei is more than anything a telecom-munications company, 70% of Hisilicon’sengineers work on solutions for the tel-ecommunications market. But what wehere at TELE-audiovision are especiallyinterested in is digital media. About 10%of Hisilicon’s R&D employees work in this
■■188 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comHisilicon’s software development has these targets in mindthe large manufacturers inChina are Hisilicon customers.And just with these chipsetsalone Hisilicon can achievesales of more than USD$ 100million a year.For the future Hisilicon willbe relying more on the inte-gration with other products.These innovations would in-clude, for example, the inte-gration of Smartphones andsolutions where TV receptionon different monitors wouldbe possible – under the termknown as Multi-screen Solu-tion: the currently running TVprogram could be routed froma TV monitor to a tablet/PCand from there to a Smart-phone, etc.Hisilicon has the expertsat hand that can significantlychange the future of TV receiv-ers. With thousands of R&Dengineers, this company cansolve all of the new challengesthat face them with an endlessamount of brain power.area. They develop chipsetsand solutions for DVB receiv-ers.Hisilicon is the leading pro-vider of chipsets for the localChinese DVB-C cable market.Recently, Hisilicon also beganworking on numerous solu-tions for the market outsideof China. This covers primar-ily chipsets for DVB-S/S2 aswell as DVB-T/T2. Hisilicon’schipsets can be found in thereceivers of many well-knownmanufacturers. Nearly all ofHiSilicon HD decoder main features
■190 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comNewfromHISILICONVitor Martins AugustoIn the 11-12/2012 issue we re-ported on HISILICON‘s HI1376C.Now this SoC manufacturer has in-troduced additional versions to themarket that would be incorporatedin future receivers. We took a clos-er look at their specifications.„SoC“ stands for „System on Chip“.It‘s a chip that consists of not only theprocessor but also incorporates numer-ous other functions. Unlike a standardcomputer, with an SoC you don‘t needseparate chips for audio and video in-terfaces, even USB and SD cards arelinked directly to the SoC. This saveson costs and simplifies development.Receiver manufacturers can specifi-cally implement the planned functionsof their new receiver based on thematching SoC. HISILICON also offersreference layouts of the circuit boardsso that the customer (receiver manu-facturers) merely needs to add a tuner,front display and a remote control. Add-ed to that, of course, is firmware devel-opment and a housing and just like thatyou have a finished receiver.The advantage of this is that a man-ufacturer is able to develop a modelthat is truly their own - the firmware ismatched to the manufacturers tastesand the operation of the receiver isbased on the manufacturers ideas. An-other advantage is the significantly re-duced production costs.Many small providers will buy finishedproducts on which they add their logoand any extra accessories in the pack-aging. Today‘s customers are quick torealize that these kinds of receivers aremass produced and through which theactual value of the brand name getslost. The customer buys the cheapest ofthe OEM models and often installs thefirmware from a competitor if it turnsout to be better or nicer looking.Because of this it absolutely makessince for receiver manufacturers toconsider investing in a design based onIn Ausgabe 11-12/2012 haben wir schon von HISILICONs HI3716Cberichtet.www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/hisiliconSoCs like those from HISILICON; theywould end up with their „own“ product.HISILICON offers among others thesethree SOCs that each have differentfunctions and, thanks to reference de-signs and development environments,greatly minimize the development workof the manufacturer. Not only that,these SoCs introduced here are alsointeresting because they are explicitlylaid out for Linux and even the Androidoperating system. This simplifies thedevelopment and adaptation of soft-ware.So, when components are selected(tuner, RAM, Flash memory, inputs/outputs, etc.) and software is matchedto it, a unique product is created thatcan‘t be copied by competitors. This al-lows the manufacturer to support theproduct for long periods of time whichultimately benefits the brand name.The current Hi3716 SoC generation isavailable in three versions and are laidout for different receiver types.Hi3716C –Smart TV Hybrid STBWe already talked about this chip inthe 11-12/2012 issue. The highlight isthat its ARM9 kernel makes it possibleto use the Android operating systemthat is so popular with SmartPhonesand Tablets. This opens up never-beforeimagined possibilities on your TV. Op-eration is made extremely easy throughits modern interface. Add to that areapplications such as IPTV, web browser,video telephony, etc. And it‘s especiallythose providers of Triple Play (TV, Inter-net and telephone) who should take amuch closer look at this wonderful SoC.With it ideal receivers can be developedwith which these combined triple playfeatures could actually be used. Espe-cially interesting: the chip incorporatesthree network interfaces: two RJ-45jacks with 10/100 MBPS serve to pro-vide connections to a standard homenetwork while a third RJ-45 jack with1000 MBPS provides a perfect connec-tion for IPTV.Hi3716H – Advanced HDThis SoC is for the development ofLinux receivers with a „Personal VideoRecorder“ (PVR) that for one wouldbe used for the reception of digital TV(such as DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2, DVB-T/T2, etc., depending on tuner) and,thanks to the ARM9 kernel, it wouldalso have enough processing poweras today‘s Linux receivers offering un-imaginable features. Whoever installsthis SoC wants to develop a receiverthat is also compatible with video te-lephony - as you can see in the blockdiagram there‘s an additional interface- and social media applications can alsobe anticipated just like other Internetcontent.This SoC is topped off with a SATAinterface that allows the connection ofinternal or external hard drives. Thisis basically a complete computer withARM9 architecture and we‘re alreadysitting on pins and needles waiting forthe first premium receiver to appearbased on this SoC!Hi 3716M V300If you as a receiver manufacturerwant to be able to offer an inexpensivePVR compatible Linux receiver with anARM9 processor then you should takea look at the Hi 3716M V300. It offers
TABLECOMPARISONHi3716C Hi3716H Hi3716M V300CPUARM Cortex A9 ● ● ●Dual Core ● ●Hardware Java Acceleration ● ● ●DDR2/DDR3 Interface ● ● ●MemoryMaximum Memory 1GB 1GB 512MBMemory width 32 bit 32 bit 16 bitSPI & NAND Flash ● ● ●Operating SystemAndroid ●Linux ● ● ●Video DecodingH264 ● ● ●MPEG1 ● ● ●MPEG2 ● ● ●MPEG4 ● ● ●Divx 4-6 ● ● ●AVS baseline Level 6.0 ● ● ●VC-1 ● ● ●Video Post-Processing (denoising and deblocking) ● ● ●Picture DecodingJPEG (up to 64 megapixel) ● ● ●PNG (up to 64 megapixel) ● ● ●Audio/Video EncodingH.264/MPEG-4 encoding (max. 800x600@25 fps) ● ● ●JPEG encoding ● ● ●VBR and CBR for video encoding ● ● ●1 channel audio encoding ● ● ●Echo cancellation ● ● ●Audio DecodingMPEG L1/L2 ● ● ●Dolby Digital decoding ● ● ●Dolby Digital Plus decoding ● ● ●Dolby Digital Plus transcoding ● ● ●Dolby Digital transparent transmission ● ● ●DTS/DTSH core decoding ● ● ●DTS transparent transmission ● ● ●DRA decoding ● ● ●Down mixing ● ● ●Resampling ● ● ●2-channel sound mixing ● ● ●Intelligent volume control ● ● ●TS Multiplexing3-channel TS inputs including 1 channel IF input ● ● ●Maximum of 96 PID filters ● ● ●Full service PVR ● ●Recording of scrambled and non-scrambled streams ● ● ●AES, DES or 3DES data encryption ● ● ●Content protection of USB devices ● ● ●Content protection of SATA or eSATA hard disks ● ●QAM DemodulatorDigital tuner interface ● ●Built-in QAM module supporting ITU J83-A/B/C ● ● ●1-channel QAM loopback output ● ● ●Graphics ProcessingFull hardware 2D acceleration engine ● ● ●Full hardware anti-aliasing and anti-flicker ● ● ●Full hardware 3D acceleration engine ● ●OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1/1.0 ● ●OpenGS 1.1 ● ●Audio/Video InterfaceAnalog output: PAL, NTSC or SECAM ● ● ●Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9 ● ● ●Aspect ratio conversion and scaling ● ● ●Digital output: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i ● ● ●Reception of SD and HD signals ● ●Simultaneous output of SD and HD signals ● ● ●xvYCC (IEC 61966-2-4) Standard ● ● ●Digital video Interface: HDMI 1.4 with HDCP 1.2 ● ● ●One BT.656/601 or BT.1120 VI Interface ● ●Analog Video interface: CVBS, YPrPb, S-Video ● ● ●Macrovision and VBI ● ●Audio interface: RCA, SPDIF ● ● ●Periferal InterfaceOne eSATA/SATA interface (1.5Gbit/s or 3.0Gbit/s) ● ●One PCIe interface ●Two USB 2.0 host ports ● ● ●One 8-bit SDIO interface ● ●Two 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet ports ● ● ●One 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet port ●Three UART interfaces ● ●Two smartcard interfaces supporting T0, T1 and T14 protocols ● ●One IR-receiver processor and two interfaces ● ● ●One LED and keypad control interface ● ● ●Three I2C interfaces ● ● ●GPIO interfaces 13 13 10OthersFast start-up ● ● ●Downloading and running boot programs through the RS232 port ● ● ●Standby power < 1W < 1W < 1WTypical operating power < 9W < 8W < 7WPackage PBGA PBGA QFP & PBGA192 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comfunctions similar to the Hi 3716H, butit‘s missing the connections for a videocamera, microphone and eSATA/SATAhard drives. In practice, this SoC ismeant for receivers that can do withoutvideo telephony and can work with USBattached storage devices. This permitsvery small housings and low power con-sumption.ConclusionWith these three SoCs, HISILICONoffers the proper solution for three dif-ferent scenarios:1) IPTV- Hi 3716C: A receiver for amodern Internet connection with TriplePlay. Ideal for the reception of IPTV butalso suitable as a game console, videotelephone and Internet box.2) Luxury Multimedia Linux Receiver– Hi 3716H: A top-notch PVR receiverwith which you can not only receive TV,it can also be used for multimedia andgames.3) Linux Receiver – Hi 3716M V300:Compared to the first two, it soundsmuch more simplified, but even a „nor-mal“ Linux receiver has its pluses andin this case it‘s undoubtedly an espe-cially powerful receiver that can notonly display TV, but thanks to its ARM9architecture it is also able to handle ap-plications and games.Thanks to these three versions, re-ceiver manufacturers can offer differ-ent models that guarantee compat-ibility with each other: Apps that weredeveloped for one receiver would alsorun on the other models.There‘s no question: in the futureARM-based processor kernels for re-ceivers will dominate the market. Thisarchitecture is already widely used to-day in countless SmartPhones and Tab-lets. There‘s an incredibly large devel-opment community that is ultimatelyresponsible for the success of the ARMCPUs; the next logical step would be forthem to be included in receivers.
■Hi3716C Application Block DiagramHi3716C Functional Block Diagram194 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThe Hi3716C is idealfor IPTV and multimediaapplications. The cameraand microphone inputsallows implementing videotelephony applications.
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■Hi3716M Application Block DiagramHi3716M Functional Block Diagram196 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comFor simpler receivers without aninternal hard disk and which don’t needthe extra gaming capablities providedby 3D graphics acceleration, theHi3716M is the best alternative. The lowpower consumption allows to implementthis SoC in a very small casing.
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COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World HORIZON UK Harlow John McLoone, Robert Sydee HORIZON UK Harlow Paul Pickering HORIZON UK Harlow Paul Pickering, John McLoone HORIZON UK Harlow Paul Pickering HUBER+SUHNER Switzerland Herisau Patrick Zaina, Othmar Fuchs INFOSAT Thailand Bangkok Jiraporn Tangpiroontham INFOSAT Thailand Bangkok Niran Tangpiroontham INFOSAT Thailand Bangkok Niran Tangpiroontham INPA Turkey Istanbul Ugur and Nurullah Kaki INVACOM UK Stevenage Ivan Horrocks IPOINT Hungary Budapest Andor Pasztor, Zoltan Korcsok JIUZHOU China Shenzhen Huang Wei, Linda Lee JIUZHOU China Shenzhen York Xie JIUZHOU China Shenzhen Huang Wei JIUZHOU China Shenzhen Zhang Enyong JIUZHOU China Shenzhen Huang Wei JIUZHOU China Shenzhen Jimmy Zhang JIUZHOU China Shenzhen Yongjun Zhang KAIFA China Shenzhen Jackie Yan LIANXING China Guilin Liang Yuan, Liao Wen MFC USA Syracuse Carl Fahrenkrug, Sandy Nelepovitz MOTECK Taiwan Taipei Gary Wu, Gerald Ku MTI Taiwan Taipei Eugene Wu NETUP Russia Moscow Abylay Ospan, Evgeniy Makeev, Konstantin Emelyanov PANODIC MICO China Shenzhen You Zhen Yu, Alan Yu PREVAIL China Hangzhou Xu Quanhai, Necy-xu PROMAX Spain Barcelona José-Maria Clotet SATBEAMS Belgium Brussels Alexander Derjugin SATELLITEGUYS USA Hartford Scott Greczkowski SAT-LINK China Quanzhou QingZhang Lin SATSOUNDS Belgium Brussels Stefaan Cornelis SATSON Belgium Brussels Stefaan Cornelis, Didier Debey SEATEL UK Southampton PeterBroadhurst SEATEL USA Concord Lorna Brady Glover SKYWORTH China Shenzhen Jack Jiang SMART Germany St. Georgen Peter Loble, Christoph Hoefler SMARTWI Denmark Krusa Kurt Olesen SMARTWI Denmark Krusa Kurt Olesen SMIT China Shenzhen Xueliang Huang SONICVIEW USA Oceanside Steve Falvey SOWELL China Shenzhen Eagle Chain SOWELL China Shenzhen Eagle Chain SPAUN Germany Singen Kevin Spaun SPAUN POWER Germany Singen Kevin Spaun Company Country City Main Personalities 200 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World STAB Italy Ferrara Giorgio Bergamini SUBURSEMESTA Indonesia Jakarta Liong Ten Fook SVEC China Chengdu Wang Duo, Becky, Belinda SVEC China Chengdu Wang Duo, Becky, Belinda TECSYS Brasil Sao Paulo Jorge Alberto Ganuza, Jose Marcos Freire Martins, Adilson da TENOW China Shenzhen Richard Zhang, Bob Liu, Eric Deng, James Liu TEVII Taiwan Taipei Matthias Liu TOPFIELD Korea Seoul Dong Hoon Suk TOPSIGNAL China Ninghai Zongbao King, Chaofeng Ge, James You TRIMAX China Shenzhen Jerry Chu TRIMAX China Shenzhen Jerry Chu TSREADER USA Annapolis Rod Hewitt VIEWTECH USA Oceanside Jung Kwak, Rob Rhine WADT Brazil Sao Paulo Joao Alfredo Wadt Miranda WS INTERNAT. USA Pacoima Robby Dosetareh YINHE China Zhangjiagang Jianbiao Zhu Distributors / Wholesalers / Dealers ATLANTA UAE Dubai Sanjeev Jain CISS Singapore Singapore Lim ee Cheong CLARK Netherlands Rotterdam John Kamp COMINTOUCH UAE Dubai Mohan Kumar COWMIX USA Phoenix Jeremy Tieman DOEBIS Germany Mundersbach Rainer Werking DOEBIS Germany Mundersbach Rainer Werking DVBSHOP Germany Munich Axel Hundt ECHOLINK UAE Dubai Ali Abbas EESHOP Netherlands Amsterdam Antonio Gor-gievski GLOBALSATELLITE USA Ft Lauderdale Martin Fierstone GTSAT Luxembourg Luxembourg Guil Mediouni HYPEX UK London Shyv Sood, Neal INTELLITECH HongKong HongKong Chris Lee MAX COMMUNIC. Germany Hamburg Dirk Wittenborg, Thomas Guhlich MENNYFIX Spain Teneriffe Manfred Weller MIR ANTENN Russia Moscow Rinat Gubeydullin NANOXX Germany Frankfurt Marcel Hofbauer NASA CNS Korea Seoul Shin Hui Tae OMEGA-SAT Brazil Sao Paulo Carlos Augusto de Quadros ORSAT China Chengdu Li Xiaorong P-SAT Hungary Budapest Tibor Posta QUALITY SATELLITE USA San Diego Sean Falvey RICK‘S SATELLITE USA Kansas City Rick Caylor SADOUN USA Columbus Jamal Sadoun SAMMEG South Africa Johannesburg Joel Dorfan SATELLITE-AV USA Sacramento Brian Gohl SATMAN Canada Winnipeg Jerry Fisher SATSHOP24 Germany Trobitz Rainer Schulze, Berndt Rosenberger SEKISAT Korea Seoul Oh Hwan Jung SMARTINNOVATIONS Netherlands Amsterdam Herbert Verheijden SORTEC Slovakia Bratislava Ladislav Šmárik, Pavol Macko SQUARE PLAN South Africa Johannesburg Bernard Ruberg TURBOSAT UK Sittingbourne Tomas Lo, Chris Ward TVSAT REAL Russia Moscow Sergey Kazimirovich USATEL Brazil Sao Paulo Jose Manuel Pereira, Allam Almughrabi WORLDWIDE SATEL. Netherlands Purmerend Dennis and Rob van Leeuwen WORLDWIDE SATEL. Canada Toronto Nick Aquino Company Country City Main Personalities 202 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
204 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThe SixDishes from„Lasmotos“Daniel Hasink “Lasmotos”, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDXer REPORT
■205www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Saw his first satellite with his nakedeyes when he was eight years old• Can receive every reachable satellitein the C-band and Ku-band• Uses the AZBox as his main receiver• Fascinated by all the differentcultures brought to him by satellitechannels from around the worldDaniel Hasink lives here. Youcan’t see his satellite dishesfrom the street.
ëBuenos Aires,Argentina■206 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comDaniel Hasink “Lasmotos”, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDXer REPORTDaniel Hasink "Lasmotos"next to his foldable 60cmantenna that he enjoys takingwith him on trips.Software Specialist,Radio Amateurand Satellite DXerDaniel HasinkDaniel Hasink has been fascinated byradio technology since he was a kid. To-day he lives south of Buenos Aires in aquiet suburb. And this is where he toldus over a pot of coffee how he becameso interested in radio technology andhow today he has six satellite dishes inoperation. But first we wanted to knowwhat his nickname “Lasmotos” is allabout.“Moto is the shortened version of theSpanish Motocicleta, or motorcycle.When I was younger I enjoyed ridingmotorcycles and had several of them. Ieven run a website where I publish op-erational manuals. Since then I’ve beenvisiting satellite forums, such as ftatv.com, using my nickname ‘Lasmotos.”Then Daniel Hasink “Lasmotos” be-gan explaining to us how it all started.“My family comes from a farming re-gion in the extremely southern partof the Rio Negro Province. We lived inBuenos Aires but during summer vaca-tions we always stayed for two monthsat my grandfather’s and uncle’s farms.”Back then there was no TV let aloneelectricity on the farm, “My grandfa-ther would use a car battery so that wecould listen to the radio in the evening.”And this was the start of little Daniel’sfascination with radio technology.His passion for satellite technologyhas its roots from those days: “Sinceno one had electricity for lights, we of-ten sat out on the patio and looked upat the stars in the sky.” His grandfa-ther explained to him all of the different
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■208 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com“Lasmotos’” antenna parade.He mounted them all on theroof of his home’s extension sothat they can “see” above hisneighbor’s house.
209www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志constellations and how that all of thestars appear to be standing still. “Butone of the stars is moving”, little Dan-iel called out one night. His grandfatherexplained that this was a satellite. “Iwas only eight years old then and thosefirst satellites flew in low earth orbitsat altitudes of only a few hundred kil-ometers.” Such a transition across thehorizon took from 8 to 15 minutes andit was visible to the naked eye becauseof the sunlight reflecting off of the sat-ellite. “My first satellite experience wasseeing a small illuminated dot movingslowly across the sky.”He had another experience in 1975when he was serving in the ArgentineanAir Force. “One day the American mili-tary was demonstrating a communica-tions satellite. I was there and watchedhow the soldiers set up an uplink sta-tion.” But it took another 25 years be-fore “Lasmotos” could finally receivehis own satellite channels. That was theyear 2000 when he acquired his first1.2-meter dish.Today Daniel Hasink is fully equipped:he has a total of six dishes mounted onthe roof of his house. He lists them forus: “The big 1.8-meter antenna withthe C-band feed is fixed on NSS 806 at40W. The smaller 1.1-meter dish is alsofor the C-band and is aligned with IN-TELSAT 9 at 58W.”For the Ku-band, Daniel uses a 90cmdish with a motor. “I use that antenna toreceive the AMC6, GALAXY 28, AMAZO-NAS, INTELSAT 11, TELSTAR 12, HIS-PASAT and VENESAT 1 satellites.”That last satellite, says “Lasmotos”,“has an especially strong beam thatis aimed towards Uruguay and broad-casts a channel from Uruguay.” Two ad-ditional 60cm antennas on the terraceare fixed on TELSTAR 12 and HISPASAT.“And this 60cm dish on the terrace isfoldable; I take it with me whenever wetravel on vacation to the Atlantic coast.”“Lasmotos” is particularly fascinatedwith channels from other countries.“You can learn so much from foreignTV, for example, from the many differ-ent regional channels from Spain withall of the different cultures.” Daniel iseven fascinated by the channels fromthe various Argentinean provinces; inthis way he can keep tabs on what’s go-ing on there, something you don’t oftenhear about in the capital city. “But I re-ally like the HD channel from NHK; it’sa channel of exceptional technical qual-
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3 45211www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志ity.” Daniel comments that he can also receive afew other channels that say they are HD, “but it’sa lie. They don’t transmit in high resolution at all.”It’s an experience that he has in common withmany other HDTV viewers: quite a few broad-casters carry the “HD” in their channel name butoften only transmit in SD or artificially upscaletheir channels to HD.In his living room he has a large plasma TVconnected to an AZBox. “All of my antennas areconnected there so that I can surf to my heartscontent.” Since Daniel is also connected to the lo-cal cable network and even has an ISDB-T anten-na on his roof, he can proudly say, “I can watchsome channels in triple play - via satellite, viacable and terrestrially!”Daniel Hasink “Lasmotos” is set up perfectly forall of the different reception methods.1. Because the neighbor’s house limits the view,he had to install the antenna for the Argentine DTHpackage on the outermost edge.2. Daniel Hasink "Lasmotos" in his shack. Here hekeeps track of the satellite channels on a monitor andreads the Spanish version of TELE-satellite on hislaptop.3-4. “Lasmotos” is also an active radio amateur in the2m band.5. “Lasmotos” connected the AZBox to the largeplasma TV in his living room.
212 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com30Years AgoTV Station Paris 1943First TV transmissions started in Germany in 1938 in Berlin. When Germanystarted World War II the managers at "Fernsehsender Berlin" (TV StationBerlin) were faced with having to close down their brandnew station for notbeing relevant to war efforts. They needed a reason to stay out of war andcame up with the suggestion to relocate the tv station to Paris to entertainthe wounded in hospitals there. Smartly, they argued that a high power tvstation would disturbe enemy airplanes, which of course was nonsense butconvinced the powers at the time.As luck had it, the French had just installed a tv transmitter of their own inthe Eiffel tower to start their own transmissions with 180 lines. The Germanstook over and first had to convert the transmitter to their 441 line system.Finally in 1942 a regular tv schedule in German language was started,which lasted up till summer 1944. TV was aired in the morning from 10to 12, and in the evening from 8:30 to midnight. In the remaining time thestation turned off their video broadcast and became a radio only station.Cover page of TELE-satellite 06-07/2002TELE-audiovision HISTORY TELE-audiovision in 1983
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214 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com20Years AgoChaparralintroducedtwo newfeedhorns.The CorotorPlus II(picture)receivesthe C bandin liner andcircular, andthe Ku bandin linearpolarization.Cover page of TELE-satellite 06-07/2002TELE-audiovision HISTORY TELE-audiovision in 1993
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217www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志C y b e r T e n n aTEST REPORTManufacturer:TeleWide AB, Skellefeteá/SwedenFax:+46-91017348E-Mail:email@example.comModel:CyberTenna S64Function:Fixed digital lens antenna for 8 SatellitesAzimuth Range:26° and moreMaterial:Technical EPSGain:36 dBi/11.7 GHzFrequency Range:10.7-12.75 GHzCross Polarization at +/- 3°:>34 dBCross Polarization at +/- 0°:>22 dBDiameter:80 cmElevation:0-90°F/D Ratio:1Separation Angle:from 2°Weight:9 kgGlobal Approval:yesTELE-satelliteINFO-BOXTEST REPORTC y b e r T e n n a84 85TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Satellite Magazine — www.TELE-satellite.comTELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Satellite Magazine — www.TELE-satellite.com Satellite Home Pages — www.SatcoDX.com www.DrDish.com www.Sat-City.com www.Sat-News.comSatellite Home Pages — www.SatcoDX.com www.DrDish.com www.Sat-City.com www.Sat-News.comWind and Snow? No Problem!Wind and Snow? No Problem!S64 for Eight SatellitesIt was about a year ago when we firstintroduced this satellite antenna thatwas based on the lens principle. Sincethen the design has been perfected andit was decided that this antenna conceptneeded to be looked at more closelyonce again. The idea of receiving mul-tiple satellites with a fixed antenna isbecoming more and more popular. Andin many cases it’s for reasons of neces-sity. The prevailing reason is the privateuse on a balcony or a terrace. The noisefrom a motorized antenna could wakethe neighbors and may even make themangry. Another reason would be Internetvia satellite access. While one LNB couldbe used exclusively for Internet access,the remaining seven LNB’s could be usedindependently for satellite TV and radioindependently for satellite TV and radioreception. In apartment houses withreception. In apartment houses withmultinational tenants an antenna like thismultinational tenants an antenna like thiswould be able to serve the needs of eachwould be able to serve the needs of eachgroup and it could be done much moregroup and it could be done much moreinexpensively than using multiple singleinexpensively than using multiple singleantennas.antennas.But what about using two multifeed dishesBut what about using two multifeed disheseach with three LNB’s? Such a set up wouldeach with three LNB’s? Such a set up wouldallow you to receive six satellites. The problemallow you to receive six satellites. The problemhere is that two LNB’s would be missing (if thehere is that two LNB’s would be missing (if theneed is there) but more importantly the LNB’sneed is there) but more importantly the LNB’ssitting in the offset position of the antennasitting in the offset position of the antennawould have to deal with less amplification fromwould have to deal with less amplification fromthe antenna’s reflector. Outside of that, thisthe antenna’s reflector. Outside of that, thiskind of antenna would have difficulty dealingkind of antenna would have difficulty dealingwith 2° of separation between adjacent satel-with 2° of separation between adjacent satel-lites and many multifeed antennas would evenlites and many multifeed antennas would evenhave trouble with the more standard 3° separa-have trouble with the more standard 3° separa-tion (e.g. 19°, 16°, 13°, 10°, 7° and so on). Intion (e.g. 19°, 16°, 13°, 10°, 7° and so on). Inour tests we were able to achieve a 2° offsetour tests we were able to achieve a 2° offsetusing Digistar SF-1 LNB´s.TeleWide, the manufacturer of this antenna,TeleWide, the manufacturer of this antenna,has its headquarters in Sweden. In this part ofthe world you always need to keep in mind thatsnow accumulation on an antenna is a constantproblem. With prime focus antennas, wintersnow has a tendency to collect on the reflec-tor making it essentially unusable. With offsetdishes it is the lower half of the reflector that isaffected by the white stuff. For these reasonsand also for the reasons mentioned above, Tel-eWide developed the CyberTenna S64. It wasdesigned for use in the 10.7 to 12.75 GHz range.The most prominent feature of this antenna isthe lens assembly with a shape that looks muchlike a car tire. Up to eight LNB’s sit behind thelens at a distance of about 85cm (33.5 inches).Signal amplification actually takes place opti-cally. The LNB’s are aimed at the middle of the16cm (6.3 inch) wide hole in the lens assem-bly. The incoming satellite signals are bundledtogether and amplified by the antenna andthen delivered to the LNB’s. The gain at 11.7GHz is about 36 dBi and this is similar to a highquality 65cm (25.5 inch) antenna. Normally anantenna this size has a beamwidth of approxi-mately 3° and this would lead to interferencebetween individual satellites spaced 3° apart.The CyberTenna has no interference problemsfrom neighboring satellites. Only with 24 dBi isa beamwidth of 3° first reached.Everyday UseSet up of this antenna is simple. The logicallayout and the well-written user manual allowassembly in just a couple of minutes. Tools arenot necessary since all the screws come withan easy grip that allows them to be easily tight-ened. The LNB’s are fastened using an easyyet very stable clamp fitting. With the help ofincluded graphics, the individual LNB holdersare mounted to a rail in the proper positionso that the desired satellites can be received.This actually works quite well although a scaleimprinted on the rail would make the job eveneasier. Since the signals from up to eight LNB’sneed to arrive at the receiver in a single cable,it is also necessary to use a multiswitch to linkeverything together. The focal point of 85cm(33.5 inches) is automatically obtained duringthe antenna’s assembly but small fine-tuningadjustments would be necessary and are pos-sible. The entire antenna is attached to a mastvia a mount on the side of the antenna’s ring.On the same side the feed arm running backto the LNB rail is mounted. We were not tooto the LNB rail is mounted. We were not toohappy with this solution a year ago since all thehappy with this solution a year ago since all theweight of the antenna (9 kg, 19.8 LBS) was onweight of the antenna (9 kg, 19.8 LBS) was onone side of the mast. In the meantime though,one side of the mast. In the meantime though,the mount was greatly improved making thethe mount was greatly improved making theentire antenna assembly much more stable.entire antenna assembly much more stable.The alignment of the antenna is very easy. TheThe alignment of the antenna is very easy. TheLNB for the southernmost satellite is mountedLNB for the southernmost satellite is mountedin the center of the rail. For Munich this wasin the center of the rail. For Munich this wasHOTBIRD at 13° east. Munich lies at 12.7°east. The difference of 0.3° is insignificant.The final step is the elevation adjustment.Once this is done, satellite reception can begin.If the other seven (or less) LNB’s are installedin the proper location, reception of all the otherdesired satellites is now possible. In our teststwo LNB’s required minor adjustments. Anincluded template with all the regional DTH sat-ellites greatly helps with the alignment.All new DTH satellites deliver very strongsignals and as such present no problems forthe CyberTenna S64. In our tests we were ableto receive the following satellites: ASTRA 1 and2, EUTELSAT W1/2/3 and HOTBIRD. All desiredsatellites should be within an azimuth range of26°. With extremely strong signals this rangecould be expanded. The CyberTenna’s 90°elevation adjustment allows it to by installedanywhere on the globe: from northern Scandi-navia, to the Equator to South Africa.ConclusionAt a price of about $535 (535 Euros), thisantenna isn’t exactly cheap. The cost of theLNB’s must also be considered. But whatyou get for your money is solid Swedishquality. The CyberTenna S64 is mostly unaf-fected by wind and it really has no surfacewhere snow can accumulate. Mounted on abalcony it would be very hard to recognizethis as a satellite antenna. Its amplificationis more than sufficient for most DTH satel-lites. Its mechanical construction is excel-lent and its rust proofing guarantees a long,healthy life.H i T O PSi-dTV & Ti-dTVTEST REPORT20 21TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Satellite Magazine — www.TELE-satellite.com Satellite Home Pages — www.SatcoDX.com www.DrDish.com www.Sat-City.com www.Sat-News.comThe First Portable Receiver forDVB-S and DVB-TThe desire for mobile satellite recep-tion is as old as the DTH era itself.There have always been small port-able TV’s for analog terrestrial recep-tion whose characteristics included onlywhat was absolutely necessary. Themove towards mobility was somewhatfaster with computers. The bulky PC’sfound in the home soon found them-selves next to small colleagues – theLaptop – that today are a normal tool forwireless Internet access.The idea to make one Notebook for ter-restrial digital TV/radio reception (DVB-T)and another for digital satellite receptionnaturally did not come from Europe or NorthAmerica. No, this idea came from Taiwan.Both receivers - the HiTOP Si-dTV (DVB-S)and the Ti-dTV (DVB-S) – weigh a mere 2Kg(4.4 LBS) and are about the same size as anA4 sheet of paper (8.3 x 11.7 inches). Fromthe outside both receivers look like oneanother. Both of them come with a multi-tude of accessories: external power supply,3.5 hour rechargeable battery, 12 volt carpower adapter, stereo headphones, carryingcase and all necessary video cables. Just likewith a notebook computer, the upper half ofthe 35mm thick receiver opens up to reveala 7” LC video screen in 16:9 format. Under-neath the video screen are two speakers forstereo audio. The remote control is locatedin the lower half of the assembly. With theremote placed in its holder, the receiver canbe controlled directly on the unit. With itremoved from its holder, additional controlbuttons on the receiver are revealed. Thisguarantees that even if the batteries run outin the remote control, the receiver can still beused. Despite this receiver being so flat, it isstill very nicely equipped on the rear panel.The antenna signal is looped through in boththe DVB-T and DVB-S versions. Video andanalog stereo audio outputs are available viaa pair of miniature jacks. The matching cableis provided. This means that both of theseboxes, besides being excellent portableunits, would also be perfect for use at home.There’s also a set of video and audio inputsfor use with external peripherals such as aVCR, DVD player or video camera. The serialinterface allows new software to be uploadedand with the satellite version this interfacealso allows current transponder data to beuploaded. The included headphones areplugged into the side of the HiTOP. Bothreceivers are also fitted with slots for twoPayTV CA modules.Ti-dTVAs with all other receivers, the first step isto set it up the way you like. The availablemenu languages for the Ti-dTV are German,Russian, Chinese and English. Additionallanguages will become available in futuresoftware updates. Just like with a satellitereceiver, an automatic channel scan wouldneed to be run. And if you are a beginner anddon’t know exactly what DVB-T parametersare in use where you are, the Ti-dTV makesthings easy for you by asking you where youlive. This menu lists every country that iseither testing or regularly using DVB-T. Achannel scan can be set to either “Fast”or “Detailed”. In “Fast” mode the receiveronly scans preset, country-specific channelswhile in “Detailed” mode the entire band isscanned. If the data for a regional chan-nel is known, it can be manually activated.After a channel scan, the Edit menu helps toorganize all of the new channels that werefound. Popular programs can be moved to aFavorites list and can quickly be recalled withthe simple push of a button. An ElectronicProgram Guide (EPG) takes the place of thetypical printed TV programming guide. TheTi-dTV also comes equipped with a teletextdecoder allowing these services to be dis-played even on a monitor. The basic versionof the Ti-dTV can store up to 400 channels.This should be enough for terrestrial TVreception but if more channels are needed,there’s also a receiver version with 1500channels or more.The type of antenna used with the terres-trial digital model is not so critical especiallywhen it is used within close range of the localstation. This receiver was tested in a regionwhere DVB-T was still in the testing stages.A small modified “Rubber Duck” antennamounted to a car provided adequate mobilereception results.Si-dTVThe satellite version of the HiTOP doescome with an antenna problem. But evenhere there are alternatives. The Digiglobeantenna featured in this issue would be anideal solution. The excellent input sensitiv-ity of this portable receiver would also makeit a perfect choice for use with those smallcamping satellite antennas. The installationof a portable satellite receiver should beespecially simple.HiTOP didn’t miss the boat here either.Communicating with the receiver can beaccomplished in English, Spanish, French,German, Italian and Russian. After activat-ing the desired satellites in C and Ku-bandand after matching the local oscillatorfrequency (LOF) with the LNB, the signalstrength and quality are displayed. Thesevirtual “gauges” react very fast to antennamovements and make finding the desiredsatellites extremely easy.The channel scan can be refined to look forALL or FTA channels and can complete a scanof an 80-transponder satellite in just aboutfive minutes. SCPC signals starting at 2 Ms/sec were no problem for this box but it wouldrequire using a larger antenna. Even in thesatellite model the basic version comes withonly 400 channels. This is not nearly enoughespecially if this box is also to be used withyour antenna at home. If you decide to buythis receiver you should without a doubt optfor the version with 1500 channels. The Si-dTV also has an Edit function, a Favorites list,a teletext decoder and an Electronic ProgramGuide.ConclusionThe Si-dTV version for digital satellitereception is a wonderful toy! But also wellthought out. A highly sensitive tuner evenworks well with smaller antennas. Its instal-lation and normal use are quite easy.The terrestrial version will quickly find itsbuyers. Wherever DVB-T is already in use,this version does not need to rely on largeantennas and can be used up to 3.5 hourswithout the need to find a power outlet.Both receivers come with an outstandingpicture quality although the audio quality issomewhat limited by the size of the built-inspeakers. The overall quality of both modelsdeserves high praise.
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INTELSAT 10-02 - Europe, Middle East, North India ◄ 359.2 East (000.8 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 10-02 - Europe, Africa, South East Asia ◄ 359.2 East (000.8 West)THOR 5, 6 - Europe ◄ 359.2 East (000.8 West)AMOS 2, 3 - Europe, Middle East ◄ 356.0 East (004.0 West)EUTELSAT 5 WEST A - Europe ◄ 355.0 East (005.0 West)C-Band: EUTELSAT 5 WEST A - Europe ◄ 355.0 East (005.0 West)NILESAT 102, 201, EUTELSAT 7 WEST A - Middle East ◄ 353.0 East (007.0 West)EUTELSAT 8 WEST A - Europe, America, Middle East ◄ 352.0 East (008.0 West)EXPRESS AM44 - Middle East ◄ 349.0 East (011.0 West)C-Band: EXPRESS AM44 - Europe, North Africa, Middle East ◄ 349.0 East (011.0 West)EUTELSAT 12 WEST A - Europe, Africa ◄ 347.5 East (012.5 West)TELSTAR 12 - Europe, South Africa, Am. ◄ 345.0 East (015.0 West)INTELSAT 901 - Europe, Middle East ◄ 342.0 East (018.0 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 901 - Europe, Africa, Atlantic Ocean Region ◄ 342.0 East (018.0 West)NSS 7 - Europe, Africa ◄ 340.0 East (020.0 West)C-Band: NSS 7 - Africa ◄ 340.0 East (020.0 West)SES 4 - Europe, MIddle East ◄ 338.0 East (022.0 West)C-Band: SES 4 - America ◄ 338.0 East (022.0 West)INTELSAT 905 - Europe ◄ 335.5 East (024.5 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 905 - Europe, Africa, America ◄ 335.5 East (024.5 West)INTELSAT 907 - Europe ◄ 332.5 East (027.5 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 907 - Europe, Africa, America ◄ 332.5 East (027.5 West)HISPASAT 1C, 1D, 1E - Europe, America ◄ 330.0 East (030.0 West)INTELSAT 25 - Africa ◄ 328.5 East (031.5 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 25 - Europe, Africa ◄ 328.5 East (031.5 West)INTELSAT 903 - Europe ◄ 325.5 East (034.5 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 903 - Europe ◄ 325.5 East (034.5 West)TELSTAR 11N - Europe, Africa ◄ 322.5 East (037.5 West)C-Band: NSS 10 - Europe, Africa, America ◄ 322.5 East (037.5 West)NSS 806 - Europe ◄ 319.5 East (040.5 West)C-Band: NSS 806 - America, Europe ◄ 319.5 East (040.5 West)INTELSAT 11 - Brazil ◄ 317.0 East (043.0 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 11 - Brazil ◄ 315.0 East (043.0 West)INTELSAT 14 - Europe, North Africa, South America ◄ 315.0 East (045.0 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 14 - America ◄ 315.0 East (045.0 West)INTELSAT 1R - America ◄ 315.0 East (050.0 West)INTELSAT 23 - America ◄ 307.0 East (053.0 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 23 - America, Africa ◄ 307.0 East (053.0 West)Galaxy 11 - Brazil ◄ 304.5 East (055.5 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 805 - America ◄ 304.5 East (055.5 West)C-Band: INTELSAT 21 - Mexico ◄ 302.0 East (058.0 West)AMAZONAS 1 - Brazil, South America ◄ 299.0 East (061.0 West)C-Band: AMAZONAS 1 - America ◄ 299.0 East (061.0 West)AMAZONAS 2 - North America ◄ 299.0 East (061.0 West)ECHOSTAR 12,15 - Conus ◄ 298.5 East (061.5 West)TELSTAR 14R - Brazil, Mercosul ◄ 297.0 East (063.0 West)STARONE C1 - Brazil ◄ 295.0 East (065.0 West)C-Band: STARONE C1 - South America ◄ 295.0 East (065.0 West)STARONE C2 - Brazil ◄ 290.0 East (070.0 West)C-Band: STARONE C2 - South America ◄ 290.0 East (070.0 West)AMC 6 - North America ◄ 288.0 East (072.0 West)C-Band: AMC 6 - North America ◄ 288.0 East (072.0 West)NIMIQ 5 - Conus ◄ 287.5 East (072.5 West)C-Band: BRASILSAT B3 - Brazil ◄ 285.0 East (075.0 West)ECHOSTAR 8, 1 - America, Mexico ◄ 283.0 East (077.0 West)SIMON BOLIVAR - South America ◄ 282.0 East (078.0 West)C-Band: SIMON BOLIVAR - South America ◄ 282.0 East (078.0 West)NIMIQ 4 - Canada ◄ 278.0 East (082.0 West)AMC 9 - North America ◄ 277.0 East (083.0 West)C-Band: BRASILSAT B4 - Brazil ◄ 276.0 East (084.0 West)AMC 16 - North America ◄ 275.0 East (085.0 West)SES 2 - North America ◄ 273.0 East (087.0 West)C-Band: SES 2 - North America ◄ 273.0 East (087.0 West)GALAXY 28 - America ◄ 271.0 East (089.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 28 - America ◄ 271.0 East (089.0 West)NIMIQ 6 - Canada ◄ 269.0 East (091.0 West)GALAXY 17 - North America ◄ 269.0 East (091.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 17 - North America ◄ 269.0 East (091.0 West)GALAXY 25 - North America ◄ 266.9 East (093.1 West)GALAXY 3C - North America ◄ 265.0 East (095.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 3C - North America ◄ 265.0 East (095.0 West)GALAXY 19 - North America ◄ 263.0 East (097.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 19 - North America ◄ 263.0 East (097.0 West)GALAXY 16 - North America ◄ 261.0 East (099.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 16 - North America ◄ 261.0 East (099.0 West)DIRECTV 4S, 8 - America ◄ 259.0 East (101.0 West)SES 1 - North America ◄ 259.0 East (101.0 West)C-Band: SES 1 - North America ◄ 259.0 East (101.0 West)AMC 1 - North America ◄ 257.0 East (103.0 West)C-Band: AMC 1 - North America ◄ 257.0 East (103.0 West)AMC 15 - North America ◄ 255.0 East (105.0 West)C-Band: AMC 18 - North America ◄ 255.0 East (105.0 West)ANIK F1R - North America ◄ 252.7 East (107.3 West)C-Band: ANIK F1R - North America ◄ 252.7 East (107.3 West)C-Band: ANIK F1 - South America ◄ 252.7 East (107.3 West)ECHOSTAR 10, 11 - America ◄ 250.0 East (110.0 West)DIRECTV 5 - America ◄ 250.0 East (110.0 West)ANIK F2 - North America ◄ 248.9 East (111.1 West)C-Band: ANIK F2 - North America ◄ 248.9 East (111.1 West)SATMEX 6 - America ◄ 247.0 East (113.0 West)C-Band: SATMEX 6 - America ◄ 247.0 East (113.0 West)SATMEX 5 - America ◄ 243.2 East (116.8 West)C-Band: SATMEX 5 - America ◄ 247.0 East (113.0 West)ANIK F3 - Conus ◄ 243.2 East (116.8 West)C-Band: ANIK F3 - America ◄ 241.0 East (119.0 West)ECHOSTAR 14 - Conus ◄ 241.0 East (119.0 West)DIRECTV 7S - Conus ◄ 241.0 East (119.0 West)ECHOSTAR 9, GALAXY 23 - North America ◄ 239.0 East (121.0 West)C-Band: ECHOSTAR 9, GALAXY 23 - North America ◄ 239.0 East (121.0 West)GALAXY 18 - North America ◄ 237.0 East (123.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 18 - North America ◄ 237.0 East (123.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 14 - North America ◄ 235.0 East (125.0 West)AMC 21 - North America ◄ 235.0 East (125.0 West)GALAXY 13, HORIZONS 1 - North America ◄ 233.0 East (127.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 13, HORIZONS 1 - North America ◄ 233.0 East (127.0 West)CIEL 2 - America ◄ 231.0 East (129.0 West)C-Band: AMC 11 - North America ◄ 229.0 East (131.0 West)C-Band: GALAXY 15- North America ◄ 227.0 East (133.0 West)C-Band: AMC 10 - North America ◄ 225.0 East (135.0 West)C-Band: AMC 7 - North America ◄ 223.0 East (137.0 West)C-Band: AMC 8 - North America ◄ 221.0 East (139.0 West)Satellitesof theWorld
003.1 East ► C-Band: RASCOM QAF 1R - Africa003.1 East ► RASCOM QAF 1R - Africa003.1 East ► EUTELSAT 3C - Europe003.1 East ► C-Band: EUTELSAT 3A - EUROPE004.9 East ► ASTRA 4A - Europe004.9 East ► SES 5 - Europe, AFRICA007.0 East ► EUTELSAT 7A - Europe, Africa009.0 East ► EUTELSAT 9A - Europe010.0 East ► EUTELSAT 10A - Europe010.0 East ► C-Band: EUTELSAT 10A - Global013.0 East ► EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13A,13B,13C - Europe, Middle East016.0 East ► EUTELSAT 16A - Europe, Africa017.0 East ► AMOS 5 - North Africa, Middle East017.0 East ► C-Band: AMOS 5 - Africa, Middle East019.2 East ► ASTRA 1KR,1L,1M,2C - Europe020.0 East ► C-Band: ARABSAT 5C - Africa, Middle East021.6 East ► EUTELSAT 21B - Europe, Asia, West Africa023.3 East ► ASTRA 3B,1D - Europe025.5 East ► EUTELSAT 25C - Europe, Asia026.0 East ► BADR 4,5,6 - North Africa, Middle East028.2 East ► EUTELSAT 28A, ASTRA 1N,2A,2F - Europe030.5 East ► ARABSAT 5A - Middle East030.5 East ► C-Band: ARABSAT 5A - Asia, Middle East031.5 East ► ASTRA 1G - Europe033.0 East ► EUTELSAT 33A - Europe033.0 East ► INELSAT 28 - Africa034.0 East ► ARABSAT 2B - Middle East036.0 East ► EUTELSAT 36A,36B - Europe , South Africa, Asia, Russia038.0 East ► PAKSAT 1R - Pakistan, North India038.0 East ► C-Band: PAKSAT 1R - Pakistan, India, Middle East, Africa039.0 East ► HELLAS SAT 2 - Europe, Middle East, Asia042.0 East ► TURKSAT 2A,3A - Europe, Russia045.0 East ► INTELSAT 12 - India, South Africa, Middle East, Europe047.5 East ► INTELSAT 10 - Middle East, Europe049.0 East ► C-Band: YAMAL 202 - Global050.0 East ► INTELSAT 26 - Europe050.5 East ► NSS 5 -Global050.5 East ► C-Band: NSS 5 - Global051.5 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 12- China052.5 East ► YAHSAT 1A -Europe, Middle East, Africa053.0 East ► EXPRESS AM22 -Europe, Middle East, North India055.0 East ► GSAT-8,ASTRA 1F,YAMAL 402 - Russia056.0 East ► BONUM 1 - East Russia057.0 East ► NSS 12 - Europe, Russia, Africa, India057.0 East ► C-Band: NSS 12 - Europe, Russia, Africa, India, Global060.0 East ► INTELSAT 904 - Europe060.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 904 - Europe, Africa, Global062.0 East ► INTELSAT 902 - Europe, Middle East062.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 902 - Europe, China, Australia, South Africa, Global064.2 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 906 - Europe, Africa, South India, Global066.0 East ► INTELSAT 17 -Europe,Russia068.5 East ► INTELSAT 20 - Africa, Europe, Middle East068.5 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 20 - Global070.5 East ► EUTELSAT 70B - Europe,Middle East, India072.1 East ► INTELSAT 22 - Middle East, Africa074.0 East ► INSAT 4CR - India074.0 East ► C-Band: INSAT 3C - India075.0 East ► ABS-1 - Europe, Asia, Middle East075.0 East ► C-Band: ABS-1 - Global076.5 East ► APSTAR 7 - China076.5 East ► C-Band: APSTAR 7 - Global078.5 East ► THAICOM 5 - Thailand078.5 East ► C-Band: THAICOM 5 - India,China,Thailand, Global080.0 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS MD1 - Russia, North India080.0 East ► EXPRESS AM2 - Russia, North India083.0 East ► INSAT 4A - India083.0 East ► C-Band: INSAT 4A - India, Middle East085.0 East ► INTELSAT 15 - Middle East085.0 East ► HORIZONS 2 - Russia086.5 East ► KAZSAT 2 - Russia087.5 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 5A - China, India, Midle East088.0 East ► ST 2 - India, Malaysia088.0 East ► C-Band: ST 2 - India, Thailand090.0 East ► YAMAL 201,300K - Russia, North India090.0 East ► C-Band: YAMAL 201,300K - Russia, North India091.5 East ► MEASAT 3 - Malaysia, South Asia091.5 East ► C-Band: MEASAT 3 -Global, Thailand, Australia, East Asia091.5 East ► MEASAT 3A - Malaysia, South Asia091.5 East ► C-Band: MEASAT 3A -Global092.2 East ► CHINASAT 9 - China093.5 East ► INSAT 3A,4B - India093.5 East ► C-Band: INSAT 3A,4B - India, Middle East095.0 East ► NSS 6 - India, Middle East, South Africa, North East Asia, Australia096.5 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS AM 33 - Asia, Russia,China100.5 East ► ASIASAT 5 - East Asia, India, Middle East, Thailand100.5 East ► C-Band: ASIASAT 5 - Global103.0 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS A2 - Russia, China105.5 East ► ASIASAT 3S - East Asia, South Asia, Australia105.5 East ► C-Band: ASIASAT 3S - Global108.2 East ► NSS 11 - South Asia, North East Asia, China108.2 East ► C-Band: TELKOM 1 - Indonesia108.2 East ► SES 7 - South Asia, Australia110.0 East ► BSAT 3A,2C,3C N-SAT 110,JCSAT 110R - Japan110.5 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 10 - China, Asia Pacific113.0 East ► KOREASAT 5 - South Korea, North East Asia113.0 East ► C-Band: PALAPA D - Asia, Australia115.5 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 6B - Global116.0 East ► ABS 7 - South Korea116.0 East ► KOREASAT 6 - South Korea118.0 East ► C-Band: TELKOM 2 - Global122.0 East ► ASIASAT 4 - East Asia, Australia122.0 East ► C-Band: ASIASAT 4 - Global124.0 East ► JCSAT 4B - Japan125.0 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 6A - China128.0 East ► JCSAT 3A - Japan128.0 East ► C-Band: JCSAT 3A - Asia132.0 East ► VINASAT 1 - Vietnam132.0 East ► C-Band:VINASAT 1 - Asia, Australia132.0 East ► JCSAT 5A - Japan134.0 East ► APSTAR 6 - China134.0 East ► C-Band: APSTAR 6 - Asia, Australia138.0 East ► TELSTAR 18 - India, China138.0 East ► C-Band: TELSTAR 18 - Asia, Australia140.0 East ► EXPRESS AM3 - Russia, China140.0 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS AM3 - Russia, China144.0 East ► SUPERBIRD C2 - Japan152.0 East ► OPTUS D2 - Australia, Newzealand154.0 East ► JCSAT 2A - Japan154.0 East ► C-Band: JCSAT 2A - AsiaOceaniaHawaii156.0 East ► OPTUS C1,D3 - Australia, Newzealand160.0 East ► OPTUS D1 - Australia, Newzealand162.0 East ► SUPERBIRD B2 - Japan164.0 East ► OPTUS B3 - Asia166.0 East ► INTELSAT 8 - Australia, Newzealand, North East Asia166.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 19 - Australia169.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 8 - Pacific172.0 East ► EUTELSAT 172A - South Pacific, South East Pacific172.0 East ► C-Band: EUTELSAT 172A - Pacific180.0 East ► INTELSAT 18 - Australia, Pacific180.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 18 - PacificCopyright 2013 by TELE-audiovision Magazinewww.TELE-audiovision.com
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