TEST REPORT                   HDTV DVB-T PVR Receiver

Jiuzhou DTT6720
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Automatic Channel Scan                                                          Manual Channel Scan

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Timer entries can be set up          CI slots in the DTT6720 that            nels can be moved over to            video   ...
media such as a USB stick      forward or rewind a previ-                                              DIAGRAM
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  1. 1. TEST REPORT HDTV DVB-T PVR Receiver Jiuzhou DTT6720 Many viewers were not happy with the unclear, overly pixeled DVB-T pic- HDTV even via a ture. The only alternative until recently was satellite reception where data trans- Terrestrial mission rates, that directly correlate with the picture quality, were substantially Antenna better. 06-07/2010 Jiuz hou DTT6720 Future-proof HDT V rece iver But there’s still hope for ed with features for terrestrial TV load DVB-T. Recently, a trend quality and outstanding picture began that first appeared in cable and satellite TV and When digital antenna TV (DVB-T) began to take the place of that now has started making its way to DVB-T: namely analog transmissions a few years ago, it turned out to be quite a the appearance of channels that are presented in high shock for many end-users in Europe. If you already had a good resolution. This will com- antenna on your roof that you used for analog TV, you could only pensate for the poor qual- ity often seen in DVB-T; the receive a few channels but those channels came with extremely end user will once again be sharp pictures in the best possible quality. But once the change provided with exceptionally sharp, detail-rich pictures. to DVB-T took place, the few usable DVB-T frequencies available Jiuzhou is one of the first in many countries were stuffed with channels that seemed to be companies around the world based on the idea “Quantity before Quality” resulting in many to have reacted to this trend and already offers a wide cases in poor picture quality. variety of HDTV compatible 22 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  2. 2. TELE-satellite World www.TELE-satellite.com/... Download this report in other languages from the Internet: Arabic ‫العربية‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/ara/jiuzhou.pdf Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/bid/jiuzhou.pdf Bulgarian Български www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/bul/jiuzhou.pdf DVB-T receivers including this box is HDTV compatible. Czech Česky www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/ces/jiuzhou.pdf German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/deu/jiuzhou.pdf their newest receiver the There’s also an RF signal English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/eng/jiuzhou.pdf Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/esp/jiuzhou.pdf DTT6720. It operates using input with looped-through Farsi ‫فارس ي‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/far/jiuzhou.pdf French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/fra/jiuzhou.pdf an STi7101 HDTV chipset output, an RS-232 interface, Hebrew ‫עברית‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/heb/jiuzhou.pdf Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/hel/jiuzhou.pdf and can therefore handle optical and coaxial audio Croatian Hrvatski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/hrv/jiuzhou.pdf Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/ita/jiuzhou.pdf content in MPEG-2 HD and outputs, a type A USB port Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/mag/jiuzhou.pdf H.264 HD. for connection with external Mandarin Dutch 中文 Nederlands www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/man/jiuzhou.pdf www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/ned/jiuzhou.pdf storage media, two Scart Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/pol/jiuzhou.pdf Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/por/jiuzhou.pdf The front side of the connectors, a total of six Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/rom/jiuzhou.pdf Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/rus/jiuzhou.pdf receiver is, as we have come RCA jacks for YUV, stereo Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/sve/jiuzhou.pdf Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1007/tur/jiuzhou.pdf to expect from Jiuzhou, audio and CVBS video and Available online starting from 28 May 2010 designed with elegance in last but not least a mechani- mind and is highlighted by cal power switch. Oddly enough, there are Then of course the desired a reflective stripe that runs more countries to choose picture format needs to be down the middle. An easy- The included remote con- from here than there were selected (4:3, 16:9 as well to-read segmented display trol is somewhat small but for the OSD language. You as 4:3 on a 16:9 TV). As you shows the channel number is still easy to use with but- can choose between Ger- would expect with a high as well as additional abbre- tons that are comfortable to many, France, Italy, Den- quality receiver like the viated information while two operate. Unfortunately, our mark. Sweden, Norway, DTT6720, the internal clock LEDs to the right indicate the test unit didn’t come with a Finland, Holland, Spain, can be set automatically by current operational mode. user manual but it will cer- Russia, Chechnya, Lithu- using the time signal in the tainly be included with the ania, Croatia, Hungary, DVB-T data stream or it can The manufacturer also production models. Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, be set manually by the user. included a pair of CI slots Poland, Portugal, Australia, hidden behind a flap on the Installation The United Kingdom and the After these settings right side that can handle After turning on the Ukraine. have been taken care of, any of the popular mod- DTT6720 for the first time, the receiver automatically ules. There are also seven the Installation Assistant The control voltage for begins a channel scan. The buttons that can completely appears and asks the user an external antenna ampli- DTT6720 needed only about control the receiver if the to choose between English, fier can also be turned on or a minute to complete the remote control should go Polish, French, German, off here in the Installation scan and identify all the missing. Russian and Ukraine as the Assistant. At the same time active frequencies. OSD languages. In the next the user can decide whether The rear panel is very step the receiver asks for the channel list should be The Jiuzhou receiver nicely equipped and once the current location so that presented in frequency was even able to properly you see the HDMI jacks it it can adjust itself to local order or if they should be recognize a rather weak quickly becomes clear that DVB-T reception. individually sorted. test signal without any problems. The Installa- tion Assistant closes after the channel scan and then switches to the first receiv- able channel. 0.58 Everyday Use As expected, a push of the OK button displays the channel list. Consider- ing the relatively limited number of DVB-T chan- nels that are available, the receiver doesn’t offer any other options such as sort- ing the channel list alpha- betically. Every time the channel is changed, the receiver displays an Info bar at the bottom of the screen that contains the program www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 23
  3. 3. Automatic Channel Scan Manual Channel Scan EPG Video Output Settings Info Bar Overview of Recorded Programs JPEG Viewer Antenna Settings name as well as the chan- of the text is needed so that nel’s technical parameters it all can be read. such as resolution, encryp- tion, available audio tracks, The Electronic Program subtitles or teletext. Addi- Guide (EPG) can be used to tional programming infor- display programming infor- mation can be displayed by mation for the next several pressing the Info button. days. Unfortunately, the receiver needs some time to The font of the displayed display this information, but text is rather large with an once it’s there, it’s displayed OSD window that is some- in a clear and easy-to-read Main Menu what small; some scrolling format. 24 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  4. 4. Timer entries can be set up CI slots in the DTT6720 that nels can be moved over to video outputs; the HDMI directly from the EPG with can be used with a variety of a Favorites list so that they signal output is available in the help of the blue function modules such as Viaccess, can be more easily found at 576p, 720p and 1080i. button so that you won’t Cryptoworks, Nagravision a later time. miss your favorite program or Conax. A variety of OSD settings ever again. In addition to the auto- as well as an integrated To set up the receiver matic channel scan we saw teletext decoder have We also liked that there to your personal tastes, a while the Installation Assis- given us an overall positive was a dedicated button on simple push of the menu tant was active, there are impression of this receiver. the remote control to select button is all that’s needed also expanded and manual the current picture resolu- to bring up the easy-to- channel scans available. In Especially noteworthy tion making it very easy to understand main menu on the manual scan, the user is the outstanding picture match the aspect ratio. A the display. Most of the set- enters in the desired fre- quality available from the similar button also exists to tings were already handled quency to be scanned while HDMI output; it can present select the desired audio and through the Installation in the expanded scan the SD channels in remarkable subtitle languages. In this Assistant so that now there manual frequency can be quality. Switching between way you don’t have to first are only a few additional obtained from the chan- channels takes place muddle through the main options to select. nel number. In this way, extremely fast making channel surfing fun again. menu to make the neces- extremely weak signals can sary selections. First of all there’s the be found and processed. channel list editor that can PVR and Since it is likely that high not only rearrange chan- The DTT6720 can handle Multimedia resolution content will at nels in the list, but can also both the PAL and NTSC color As we mentioned at some point in the future delete unwanted channels standards and can also the beginning of this test be encrypted requiring you or lockout other channels automatically distinguish report, the receiver comes have to pay a subscription with a PIN code to prevent between the two from a with a Type A USB jack on fee to make it visible, Jiu- them from being viewed received channel. CVBS and its rear panel allowing you zhou decided to include two by the kids. Popular chan- RGB are the available Scart to connect external storage Expanded Channel Scan Selecting the Desired Resolution 26 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  5. 5. ENERGY media such as a USB stick forward or rewind a previ- DIAGRAM or a hard drive. ously recorded program or As soon as an attached do this while in Time Shift device is recognized by mode and this naturally at Mode Apparent Active Factor StandBy 4.5 W 2W 0.44 the receiver, it automati- different speeds. Reception 17 W 10 W 0.58 cally melded with the rest of the system thus activat- In addition to your own ing the PVR features. These recordings, the Jiuzhou features include recording receiver can also play back Apparent Power one channel while watch- MP3 content through an Active Power ing another channel on the included MP3 jukebox. A same frequency or a previ- JPEG picture viewer is also ously recorded program at available. the same time. If the external storage First 15 minutes: Standby. Second 15 minutes: Active use with channel The integrated Time Shift device should ever get filled switching, recording, playback, etc. function is very practical: it lets you pause the view- up, individual recordings can be manually deleted Expert Opinion ing of a live program. While or you could simply let the + The DTT6720 is one of the first HDTV receiv- watching a recording or receiver perform a com- ers for DVB-T and has proven once again that the while in Time Shift mode an plete reformatting of the company Jiuzhou is a leader when it comes to elapsed time indicator can attached device. new technical developments. It’s a fully-featured, be displayed at the bottom easy-to-use box that would be fun for the whole Thomas Haring of the screen showing the For those lengthy com- family. Thanks to the included PVR function, the TELE-satellite Test Center current position of the mercial breaks, the manu- receiver lets you record your favorite programs. Austria recording. facturer also thought to It can also be used as an MP3 jukebox as well as include four video games a picture viewer. It also goes without (Sudoku, Tetris, Snake and saying that you can fast- Box) to help pass the time. - During our tests, the software locked up on us twice and could only be reset by completely restarting the receiver. We were also a little irritated that the display and the LEDs on the front panel remained lit even when the main power switch was turned off; they remained lit until the power cord was unplugged. That makes the main power switch rather use- less. TECHNICAL DATA Manufacturer Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd. 16#, Yuejin Road, Mianyang 621000, Sichuan, China Fax +86-755-26748419/26948236 Editing the Channel List Email huangwei@d-telemedia.com Model DTT6720 Function Digital PVR DVB-T Receiver for SDTV/HDTV in MPEG2, MPEG2 HD and H.264HD Channel memory 1000 Tuner input VHF: 164-468 MHz UHF: 468-858 MHz Modulation COFDM HDMI connector yes Scart connector 2 Audio/Video output 3 x RCA YUV output 3x RCA S-Video output no UHF modulator no Digital audio output yes (optical and coaxial) EPG yes PVR function yes (via external USB 2.0 media) Power supply 90-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz Operating temperature 0-45°C www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 27