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    • 03-04/2013TELEsince 1981The World’s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazinewww.TELE-audiovision.comCompany ReportJIUZHOUYongjun Zhang Reveals theUnknown Pros and Consof Android-based ReceiversTest ReportHORIZON NANO S2Paul Pickering Introducesan Incredibly Easy-to-UseSatellite MeterINTERNATIONALSatelliteSmart TVIP/WebTVStreamingaudiovisionB 9318 ETest ReportGLOBALINVACOMTest ReportTSINGHWA GT-278Test ReportTENOWJames Liu Integrates MultimediaInto a PC Card Perfectly Suitedfor Satellite EnthusiastsCompany ReportSAT-LINKQingZhang Lin Embracesthe Signal Analyzer Marketwith Many New ModelsAmazing:Optical SignalSplitting to the Extreme!”DTMB Receiver with Excellent Software03-042013
    • TELE-audiovisionInternationalThe World’s LargestDigital TV Trade Magazinesince 1981Alexander WiesePublisheralex@tavmag.comHQ in Munich, GermanyAddressTELE-audiovision International, PO Box 1234, 85766 Munich-Ufg, GERMANY/EUROPEEditor-in-ChiefAlexander Wiese, alex@tavmag.comPublished byTELE-audiovision Magazine GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, 85774 Unterfoehring, GERMANY/EUROPEDesignNémeti Barna AttilaAdvertisingwww.TELE-audiovision.com/ads/Hard Copy Subscriptionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/subscription/Copyright © 2013 by TELE-audiovision ISSN 2195-5433TELE-satellite was established in 1981 and today is the oldest, largest and most-read digital tv trademagazine in the world. TELE-satellite is seen by more than 350,000 digital tv professionals around theworld and is available both in printed form and online.www.TELE-audiovision.comDear Readers,Today I want to tell you what my dream receiver would looklike. Will it stay a dream or will my dream come true someday? Judge for yourself: my dream receiver would resemblea Phablet, that is an in-between a Smartphone and a Tablet.It would receive satellite signals wirelessly from a satellitedish using a wireless LNB. My dream receiver would receiveterrestrial signals from an antenna that would also transfer thesignals wirelessly.I wouldn’t need a cable connection and I would watch all myWebTV channels through Internet access that I would get frommy dream receiver via a built-in 4G/LTE reception module.And where will I watch all of these channels? When I’m traveling,it would be directly on my Phablet receiver; when I’m home orwhen I have access to a big-screen TV, then my dream receiverwould send those signals via wireless HDMI. Of course, mydream receiver would also utilize wireless speakers.As soon as my dream receiver is linked with a big-screen TV,the display on my tablet would become a remote control. And,naturally, my dream receiver would be able to stream the TVchannels to my Smartphone. And when I’m away from home, I’llaccess my wirelessly connected satellite system and terrestrialantenna via the Internet and watch TV from home wherever Ihappen to be in the world – it would be just like being at home.Now you might be asking yourself, what exactly in my dreamreceiver is actually a dream? All of these technologies existalready. So what’s the problem with finally manufacturing mydream receiver?The answer to this question would be interesting to find out; Idon’t know the answer. End users simply don’t want to lay cableanymore; this can clearly be seen in the success of Smartphonesand Tablets and the recently launched Phablets. What’s missingare the matching wireless components that would let you enjoya complete selection of TV channels regardless of where youare.Maybe I won’t have to dream too much longer; maybe mydream receiver is already being developed. I can’t wait!Hoping my dreams come true,Alexander WieseEditor-in-Chief TELE-audiovision International
    • 8 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comSAT-LINK..........152JIUZHOU........176TECSYS....... 164DXer........... 198CONTENTTsinghwa GT-278PVR Receiver withvarious Multimedia Features........ 14Horizon Nano-S2Digital Satellite Meterfor DVB-S andDVB-S2 Signals.................... 24Tenow TBS 6991Twin TunerMultimedia PCSatellite Card............. 34GlobalInvacomGISplit16pro andGISplit32pro16 way and 32 wayOptical Splitters.......... 50Panodic HDT-275CDVB-T2 HD-Receiver................... 56AntiferenceKLA-110 LaunchAmplifier &KCC-110 ChannelConvertor/Processor.... 66Roku2 XDStreaming Player....................... 96Software Update:How to Upgrade theDesing NDS3975 Firmware................... 78Feature:AZBox ME Receiver SoftwarePart 4: Firmware................................. 82AWARD Winning:Digital Receivers of 21st Century......... 106AWARD Winning:Signal Analyzers of 21st Century......... 114AWARD Winning:IPTV/WebTV Receiversof 21st Century.............................. 122Vitor’s Workshop:Oscilloscope for Basic Use................... 128Feature:I/Q Vectors Swap.............................. 140Digital Technology:New Developments............................ 146Company Report:Digital Meter ManufacturerSAT-LINK, Quanzhou, China................ 152Company Report:Professional Equipment ManufacturerTecsys, Brasil.................................. 164Company Report:Android Department,Jiuzhou, Shenzhen, China................. 176Company Overview:Best Digital TV Companiesof the World................................... 182DXer Report:Michael Kilgore, Denver, USA.............. 198TELE-audiovision History:TELE-audiovision in 1983................. 210TELE-audiovision History:TELE-audiovision in 1993................. 212TELE-audiovision History:TELE-audiovision in 2003................. 214WebTV Providersaround the World........................... 216DTT of the World............................ 218Satellites of the World................. 220Global Readership ofTELE-audiovision Magazine............. 224
    • ADVERTISER‘S INDEX8DTEK..................................... China......................... 91ALUOSAT................................. China.......... 105, 113, 121AMIKO..................................... Hungary..................... 45ANTIFERENCE......................... UK.............................173ASIATVRO............................... China........................209AZBOX..................................... Portugal....................227AZURESHINE........................... Taiwan....................... 71BROADCASTASIA2013............ Singapore.................145BSD......................................... Brazil........................179BT........................................... UK.............................. 99CABSAT2013........................... Dubai........................120CCBN2013............................... China........................138CES2014.................................. USA...........................135CHANGHONG........................... China........................... 9CHINABROADCASTING........... China........................203COMMUNICASIA2013.............. Singapore.................139CYNEXTRA.............................. Germany...................171DEVISER................................. China.................. 53, 159DEKTEC................................... Netherlands............... 89DESING................................... China......................... 93DEXIN..................................... China......................... 93DIGITALTELEMEDIA................ China....................... 228DISHPOINTER......................... UK............................ 209DVBCN.................................... China........................207DVBWORLD2013..................... UK.............................179FORCETECH............................. China......................... 37FTATV...................................... Argentina..................207GLOBALINVACOM.................... UK.............................. 75GOLDENMEDIA........................ Germany...................171GOOSAT.................................. China......................... 33HISILICON.............................. China........................... 4HORIZON................................ UK.............................. 41IBC2013.................................. UK.............................131JIUZHOU................................. China....................... 228JONSA..................................... Taiwan....................... 47KARMACOM............................. Hungary..................... 45KWS........................................ Germany...................167LIANXING............................... China......................... 61MFC......................................... USA...........................167MICO....................................... China........................... 2MOTECK.................................. Taiwan......................173NABSHOW2013....................... USA....................127, 143OPENSAT................................. Portugal....................227PANODIC................................. China........................... 2ROGETECH.............................. China......................... 43SATBEAMS............................... Belgium....................151SATCATCHER........................... UK.............................. 73SATELLITEGUYS...................... USA...........................203SAT-LINK................................ China......................... 21SATSON................................... Belgium..................... 31SCATINDIA2013...................... India.........................126SICHUANJIUZHOU.................. China....................... 228SKYVISION............................. Germany...................155SKYWORTH............................. China......................... 11SMARTWI................................ Denmark.................... 85SOWELL.................................. China......................... 27SPAUN..................................... Germ.... 155, 163, 171, 175SPAUN ELECTRONIC..................Germany.......................81TEHNICB................................. Romania...................175TEKNIKSAT............................. Turkey.......................163TENOW.................................... China........................159TIVIAR.................................... South Korea................. 5TOPSIGNAL............................. China......................... 17TSINGHWA.............................. China......................... 7710 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • 1202-03/2012www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/03/azbox-meAZBox METoday‘s absolutebest Linux Receiver10-11/2011www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/11/tenowTenow TBS6984Made for TV addicts who can neverwatch and record enough channels.08-09/2009www.TELE-audiovision.com/09/09/globalinvacomGlobal Invacom Optical LNBThe first worldwide optical satellitereception and transmission systemTELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • MAGAZINE13www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/amikoAMIKO ALIEN 2Unbeatable combination of features andfunction – for excellent viewing pleasure!06-07-08/201211-12/2012www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/jiuzhouJIUZHOU DTP2100Cutting-edge receiver thanksto Android operating system
    • 14 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTsinghwaGT-278TEST REPORT该独家报道由技术专家所作DTMB Receiver
    • 15www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• very fast channel switching• quick OSD build-up and reaction• PVR functionality if storagemedium is connected• excellent multimedia capabilities
    • 03-04/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/tsinghwa0.5316 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT DTMB ReceiverTsinghwa GT-278Rock solid receiver withexcellent responsivenessDTMB Receiverwith Excellent SoftwareAs soon as we had un-packed the new TsinghwaGT-278 we were met withits classic yet elegant ap-pearance. The front panel ischaracterised by an easy-toread segment display, sta-tus LED as well as a totalof six buttons for operatingthe receiver whenever theremote control is misplacedor its batteries are empty.In standby mode the seg-ment display shows thecurrent time, and when thereceiver is turned on youcan either see the channelnumber or information onthe current operating mode(recording, playback, etc.).A USB 2.0 port is alsoavailable on the front pan-el, and you can imaginethat this was one featurewe were immediately tak-en too. Yes, you guessedit: The GT-278 can also beused as a fully-fledged PVR!Moving on to the backpanel, we find the tunerinput complete with loop-through output using RFsockets, an HDMI port, sixRCA jacks for YUV, stereoaudio and CVBS, a coaxoutput for digital audio anda mechanical power switchto disconnect the receiverfrom the mains supply.The receiver measures 26x 20 x 4.5 cm, which puts itright in the midsize range,so to speak. The remotecontrol that comes withthe set-top box sits nicelyin your hand and sports aconvenient layout as well aspleasant surface materials.All buttons are easy toreach and are arranged ina way that makes for a verystraightforward user expe-rience. In summary, the de-sign and build quality of thisproduct left us with a verygood first impression.When the receiver isswitched on for the firsttime a dedicated menu isactivated that is used toselect the desired OSD lan-guage and the current loca-tion. It is here that an initialautomatic channel searchcan be launched as well.As far as the location set-tings are concerned, usersare left with only two op-tions: Mainland China orHong Kong. The channelsearch that follows com-pletes the basic setup and
    • 1234518 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comin our case took a little overtwo minutes to read all ac-tive frequencies. Once thatjob is completed the GT-278switches to the first avail-able channel.We’ll deal with featuresand functions for everydayuse in a moment, but firsthere is an overview of themain menu and all configu-ration options it offers.A total of seven entriesare available: Program,Picture, Channel Search,Time, Options, System andMultimedia.Under Program it is pos-sible to manage and editall entries of the channellist – namely delete, move,PIN-lock or add them to afavourites list. This is wherethe colour-coded function1. GT-278 start screen2-3. Initial installationscreen of the GT-2784. Automatic channel search5. Main menu6. Using the colour-codedfunction keys the channellist can be edited with greatconvenience7. Apart from 1080i thereceiver supports thefollowing resolutions: 576i,576p, 720p and 1080p8. A manual channel searchis available alongside thestandard automatic search9-10. Setting the time11. Digital audio is providedas PCM or RAW12. The receiver softwarecan be updated usingan external USB storagemedium13. Music, video and imagefiles, as well as existingrecordings can be playedback hassle-free14. M2TS video in 1080p15. DivX Video in Full HD1080pkeys of the remote controlcome into play, whose con-text-related roles are al-ways explained via the on-screen user interface.We should mention atthis point that the over-all responsiveness of themenus and quick executionof commands sent from theremote control were noth-ing short of impressive inour test. Hardly ever did wenotice any significant lag,which adds a lot of extrafun to working with this re-ceiver.Even though the channeloffering via DTMB will nev-er reach the diversity anddepth of satellite reception,it is nonetheless possible tohave the channel list sortedaccording to name, serviceID or LCN, if required –apart from manual arrange-ment, that is.The Picture menu itemobviously deals with howthe video signal will be pro-vided to the TV panel. As faras resolution is concerned,the following options areavailable: 576i, 576p, 720p,1080i and 1080p, with ei-ther 16:9 wide screen, pil-lar box, pan & scan or 4:3.If you opt for Automatic thereceiver will negotiate thebest possible format withthe TV panel.Both the PAL and NTSCcolour standards are sup-ported and with the remotecontrol it is possible to ad-just resolution and aspectratio on the fly.Apart from the automaticchannel search (which can-not only be launched in thestart menu but also withthe Channel Search menuitem), it is also possible toinitiate a manual search byentering a specific frequen-cy and its bandwidth.When we tried that withan active frequency the GT-278 flawlessly detected allDTMB channels. Here again,the current location (Main-land China or Hong Kong)can be determined.In case you’re wondering:DTMB signals are the samein China and Hong Kong,the only reason the receiver
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    • 161718192020 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comasks you to specify is thatit can automatically deter-mine the correct local timefrom the time code that istransmitted via DTMB. Un-fortunately, we found noway to set the time manu-ally. It is, however, possibleto change the time differ-ence.The receiver also comeswith a sleep timer as wellas a no-signal timer, bothof which will surely be ap-preciated by users like theauthor of this report, whoenjoy dozing off in front ofthe telly after a long day’swork.The Option menu looksafter audiophiles who havehooked up the GT-278 to aDolby Digital home theatresystem: They will appreci-ate the PCM and Raw HDMIon/off options. In addition,this is where OSD language,audio language and subtitlelanguage can be selected.Tsinghwa has a reputationfor constantly improving itsproducts, which is why afirmware update option washigh up on the specificationsheet.We found that this featurehas been integrated neatlyand any USB storage me-dium will do to keep the re-ceiver software up to date.Make no mistake aboutit: This receiver performedbrilliantly during the entiretest, and we could not flawit at all. Yet, it comes with afactory reset function.After all, something maygo wrong at some stage orperhaps you would like toclear the channel list andget off to a new start withreceiver, so it’s always a re-lief to know there is a wayout.The main menu is com-pleted with the Multimediaentry, which we will look atin more detail in a moment.Once all user settings16. Image viewer17. Configuration of thestorage medium18-19. Channel list (Shenz-hen and Hong Kong)20. One touch of a buttonis all it takes for time-shiftviewingare completed and the GT-278 is tailored to your veryneeds it is safe to exit themain menu and wait forthe new Tsinghwa receiverto show the first availablechannel.Every time it switches toa new channel an info baron the bottom of the screenshows date and time, chan-nel number and EPG infor-mation on the current andnext event.The video and audio qual-ity we experienced in ourtest won us over. What weliked even more was thatnew channels appeared onscreen less than one sec-ond after they had beenselected. Quick as a flash,perfect for extreme zap-ping!Thanks to the DTMBstandard the receiver canprocess SD and HD signalsalike. Last but by no meansleast we should offer ourpraise to the low-thresholdtuner that is built into thisreceiver.Using the OK button it ispossible to call up a veryclearly structured channellist on the TV panel. In ad-dition, a dedicated buttonis available on the remotecontrol to access the fa-vourites lists.The electronic programguide is launched with theEPG button and providescontent information, if thechannel provider transmitsthese data. By default, in-formation is shown for onechannel at a time, whichcan be changed in the up-per left corner of the OSD.Right below you will find alisting of upcoming events,with extended content in-formation in the right area.Using the colour-codedfunction keys users canscroll up and down the con-tent list, which provides in-formation for up to sevendays in advance.As mentioned above, theGT-278 is designed as afully-fledged PVR receiver,which is why events can bemarked for recording rightin EPG view. If required,timer entries can be set for
    • 6222324252122 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comrecordings. Alternatively,you may format the entirestorage medium to free up100% capacity again.Right at the start we haddetected the DivX logo onthe packaging of the GT-278, so we could hardly waitto check out this receiver’smultimedia features.And we were impressed bywhat we discovered: Tsing-hwa has decided to split upthe Multimedia menu intothe Audio, Images and PVRsub-areas, and when weselected Video the receiverright away showed all videofiles that were saved ontoour storage medium.No matter whether it wasAVCHD, AVI, DivX, FLV,MOV, MP4, MPEG or TS,the GT-278 was happy withany format and flawlesslyplayed back video in SD andHD up to 1080p.What’s more, every timea video is selected fromthe list, the receiver firstpresents a thumbnail withtechnical details (such asresolution, duration, filesize, etc.) just below. An-other touch of a button onthe remote is all it takes fordaily or weekly recording.As soon as a compatibleUSB 2.0 storage medium(USB memory stick or ex-ternal USB hard disk, forexample) is attached tothe receiver the time-shiftviewing function becomesavailable. Use it to pauseany live transmission andcontinue from that veryscene at a later time.Unfortunately, the GT-278is only capable of recordingone event at a time. It is,however, possible, to watchanother channel on thesame frequency while a re-cording is taking place.Sooner or later the stor-age medium might becomefilled to the brim, and whenthat day arrives you caneasily call up the main menuin order to delete individual21. If one recording is activeand you want to start a secondone, you need to stop the firstrecording first22. Listing of all availablerecordings23. The receiver memorises theexact playback position andcontinues from that positionthe next time this recording isselected24. EPG presentation25. Info bar
    • DATATECHNICALManufacturer TsinghwaModel GT-278Function PVR Receiver with various Multimedia FeaturesInput frequency 474 - 858 MHzEPG yesSupported standards Video resolution 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080pRS232 noEthernet noUSB 2.0 yesHDMI yesYUV yesStereo Audio / CVBS yesHDTV yesMPEG4/H.264 yesSupportes languages/regions English, traditional & simplified ChineseDIAGRAMENERGYActive PowerApparent PowerMode Apparent Active FactorActive 13 W 7 W 0.53Standby 4.5 W 1 W 0.22+– Luo JunTELE-satelliteTest CenterShenzhen专家意见23www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志highly responsive OSDperfectly implemented multimedia featurestuner with very low thresholdclock cannot be set manuallyMHEG (Hong Kong) cannot be processedActive use with recording, playback, zapping, etc. during the first15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of standby.full-screen playback to be-gin.We can think of only veryfew tested receivers thattreated and processed ex-ternal video files with simi-lar ease. Hats off to Tsing-hwa for a job well done!After such a brilliant showin the video segment wedid not expect anythingless for audio, and rightlyso – AAC, M4A, MP3 andWMA files can be listenedto with great comfort, andthanks to the integratedimage viewer you can evenpresent your latest holidayphoto to friends and familyon your flat-screen TV.The manufacturer hastreated the remote controlto a dedicated key for ac-cessing the archive with allexisting recordings. Thesecan also be deleted or re-named if required.We also noticed in ourtest that the receiver re-members where playbackwas stopped for every re-cording and when you callup that recording again youcontinue from that preciseposition. While this maysound like a minor featurewe strongly believe it’s amajor plus.As far as DTMB receiversare concerned, the Tsingh-wa GT-278 is a safe bet andwill make a great additionto your multimedia rack.Rarely have we come acrossa receiver with a similarlyresponsive OSD interfaceand which not only sportsrock solid software but alsotop-notch multimedia fea-tures.
    • 24 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT该独家报道由技术专家所作DVB-S2 Signal Meter
    • 25www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志HorizonNano-S2• Doesn’t require its own power supply• Extremely easy to use• Displays signal level and quality• Optimized for the measurement of foursatellite positions• Very fast reaction time
    • 03-04/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/horizon26 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comSmall and Very PracticalTEST REPORT DVB-S2 Signal AnalyzerThe Horizon Nano-S2 is avery special device! It’s asignal analyzer that a) trulyfocuses on the essentialsand b) is incredibly easy touse. We introduced the pre-vious model, the NanoSatfor DVB-S measurements, inTELE-satellite 12-01/2010.The Nano-S2 is designed forDVB-S2.Because of the lack of apower supply (there’s norechargeable battery andno power cord), it weighs amere 250 grams (just over½ pound). The Nano-S2feels small and comes withan LCD display that is mere-ly 5.5 x 3 cm (128 x 64 pix-els) in size. The display caneasily be seen even in directsunlight and it also comeswith background illumina-tion.There’s only one buttonon the top side along witha USB port and two “F”jacks to connect the Nano-S2 to the reception system.Naturally, we here in thetest center wondered if itwould have made sense toinclude more buttons andadditional connections. Theobvious answer to this ques-tion turned out to be ‘no’.The Nano-S2 along with itslogical operational struc-ture and its powerful tuneris perfectly equipped forthe speedy installation of asatellite system. It actuallyis easier to use for daily an-tenna installations!The question remainsthen, how does the Nano-S2 get its power when thereare no power connections atall? Horizon answered thisquestion very ingeniously inthat the analyzer very sim-ply draws on the satellitereceiver or the active mul-tiswitch.What might sound com-plicated at first is in realityquite simple: a satellite sys-tem is always put togetherin such a way that a coaxialcable runs from the receiveror a multiswitch to the LNB.This cable carries the se-lected polarization voltage(13V or 18V) to the LNB.This cable is therefore con-nected to the right-side “F”connector of the Nano-S2thereby receiving the re-quired voltage. The second“F” jack is connected to theLNB using the included coaxcable. This guarantees thaton the one hand the analyz-er can directly process theLNB signals and on the otherhand the analyzer gets thepower it needs.Also included in the pack-age by Horizon is a protec-tive cover as well as a USBcable to program the ana-lyzer’s internal memory. Acarrying strap to make iteasier to work with the Na-no-S2 rounds out the includ-ed accessories. For those in-stances when a receiver orHORIZON Nano-S2Very easy to use signal analyzer for quickinstallation of satellite antennas for HDTVreception.
    • 82514376910 1128 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. The Horizon Nano-S2 in programming mode2. The selected satellite is shown in the upper left, underneath isthe RF level. The antenna is moved until the analyzer recognizesthe satellite3. Once the desired satellite has been found, the MER for fine-tuning appears alongside the RF level4. In just a short time we located HISPASAT 30.0° West from ourlocation with our 90 cm antenna5. THOR-5 0.8° West6. EUTELSAT-16A 16° East7. HOTBIRD 13° East8. EUTELSAT-9A 9° East9. The Nano-S2 is recognized by Windows as a serial port in DeviceManager10. With the help of a small tool new firmware and satellite lists canbe uploaded to the Nano-S211. The download only takes a few secondsmultiswitch is not availableto supply power and the an-alyzer still needs to be used,Horizon also provides a bat-tery case that can hold a to-tal of 10 AA 1.5V batteriesthat could then be connect-ed to the input “F” connec-tor to supply the necessarypower to the analyzer.As soon as the cablingis correctly taken care of,simply pushing and holdingdown the large button onthe top side of the Nano-S2is all that’s needed to turnit on. Next the same buttonis pressed again, only thistime it’s pressed momen-tarily to select the desiredsatellite from the prepro-grammed list. These listsconsist of up to four satel-lite entries and are availablefor download from Horizon’swebsite (www.horizonhge.com) for different regionsof the world. We’ll explainhow this works shortly, butfor now it’s time to test itsreception capabilities.The preprogrammed sat-ellite list in our test Nano-S2encompassed two positionsfor ASTRA 28.2° east (forASTRA 1N and for ASTRA2B), HOTBIRD 13° east aswell as ASTRA 1 19.2° east.We connected the nano-S2to our antenna on the roofand loosened the mountingscrews.Once the desired satellitewas selected on the ana-lyzer’s display, in our caseit was HOTBIRD at 13° east,we started aligning the an-tenna. First the antennawas pointed exactly south;for our location that roughlyrepresents the 16° east po-sition. To find your local co-ordinates you can either usea device with a GPS receiver(SmartPhone, etc.) or youcan have a look at the nu-merous lists available on theInternet and search for your
    • ■29www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志TELE-satellite editorThomas Haring aligning a 90cm antenna with the HorizonNano-S2
    • 12345630 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comcoordinates there. We rec-ommend www.dishpointer.comA look at the Nano-S2 re-veals an RF value display(signal level) in dBµV. Nowadjust the elevation of theantenna, that is, adjust theantenna up or down, un-til the highest signal levelis reached on the display.Next adjust the antenna inthe azimuth direction, leftor right, until the desiredsatellite has been found.Keep in mind though, thatif the desired satellite is lo-cated a fair distance awayfrom the southern point (inthe southern hemisphereit would be the northernpoint), the eleva-tion of the anten-na would need tobe readjusted.You’ll see howmuch better theRF signal level willthen be.Once the Nano-S2 hasidentified the desiredsatellite, the message‘Found’ appearsin the display, anacoustical tone ac-tivates and a sec-ond bar graph forthe MER (in dB) appears. Toput it in simpler terms, theRF bar graph represents thesignal level while the MER(Modulation Error Rate) rep-resents the signal quality.Now simply finely adjustthe antenna position in allfour directions until the RFlevel and MER are at theirmaximum levels. Slowlytighten the mounting screwson the antenna. Lastly, it’srecommended to adjust theskew angle (the rotationof the LNB). For each posi-tion that is to be received,the LNB should be rotatedclockwise or counterclock-wise. The Nano-S2 can onceagain be helpful here: theLNB is rotated until the RFlevel and MER are at newmaximums.In just a very short timewe managed to perfectlyalign our 90 cm antennafirst to HOTBIRD 13° east,then to TURKSAT 42° east,HISPASAT 30° west, THOR 50.8° west, EUTELSAT-5A 5°west, EUTELSAT-8A 8° westas well as EUTELSAT-12A12.5° west. Additional con-trol measurements using aprofessional signal analyzerconfirmed the outstand-1. EUTELSAT 5A 5° West2. Comparison measurement ofEUTELSAT-5A 5° West3. EUTELSAT-8A 8° West (DVB-S2)4. Comparison measurement ofEUTELSAT-8A 8° West (DVB-S2)5. TURKSAT 42° East6. Comparison measurementof TURKSAT 42° East
    • DATATECHNICALManufacturer Horizon Global Electronics Ltd, First Floor Office Allen House, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex CM20 2HJ, United KingdomTel. +44-1279-417005Email sales@horizonhge.comModel Nano-S2Function Digital Satellite Meter for and SignalsInput frequency 950 - 2150 MHzDVB-S2 compatible yes Modulations QPSK, QPSK, 8PSKDisplay 128 x 64 PixelRF-Input 2x F-TypeUSB Port yesPower supply via Receiver or 10 x 1.5V AA Batteries+–www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/01/horizon.pdfMore about this companyThomas HaringTELE-satelliteTest CenterAustriaHORIZON Nano-S2 Satellite PacksASTRA Package East Package West Package UK Package Motorized PackageASTRA 2 (B) 28.2° East EUTELSAT 16A 16° East THOR-5 0.8° West ASTRA 2B 28.2° East TURKSAT 42° EastASTRA 3 23.5° East HOTBIRD 13° East EUTELSAT-5A 5° West ASTRA 1N 28.2° East ASTRA 19.2° EastASTRA 1 19.2° East EUTELSAT 9A 9° East EUTELSAT-8A 8° West ASTRA 1 19.2° East THOR-5 0.8° WestASTRA 4 4.8° East EUTELSAT 7A 7° East EUTELSAT-12A 12° West HOTBIRD 13° East HISPASAT 30° West32 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.coming capabilities of the littleNano-S2. We also liked thatthe measured MER and RFvalues were similar to thoseobtained with the profes-sional analyzer. This speaksvolumes for the quality ofHorizon’s built-in tuner.As the Nano-S2 namesuggests, Horizon’s newsignal analyzer can receivenot only DVB-S signals, butDVB-S2 signals as well. Thiswas confirmed on EUTEL-SAT-8A 8° west where thefrequency 11131H in DVB-S2 8PSK was correctly pro-cessed. Even DVB-S2 QPSKsignals (for example, onHOTBIRD 13° east) wereprocessed effortlessly.One of the most impor-tant criteria for any signalanalyzer would be its reac-tion time, that is, the timeit needs to read and processa transponder. This wouldactually determine whetheror not an analyzer is com-patible for everyday use. Ifit would take, for example,five seconds to read andprocess a satellite position,you would have in all likeli-hood already moved the an-tenna to a new position andpassed the desired satellite.But, don’t worry; the Nano-S2 is light years ahead offive seconds; in our testsonly about one second wasneeded to identify a satel-lite. And it didn’t matterif the antenna was movedquickly from east to westand only had access to thesignal for a very short time.You’re probably grumblingto yourself right now: howwas it possible to measureso many satellites when thepreprogrammed list onlyhas four entries? Very sim-ple; Horizon currently hasfive satellite packages avail-able for download with themost popular satellites in aregion. Not only that, Hori-zon’s worldwide distributionpartners will undoubtedlyexpand on these lists andadapt them to their regionsso that every user will beable to find the entries thatthey need.How do you get these sat-ellite lists into the Nano-S2?In order to add new lists orupdate the firmware in theanalyzer, it must be con-nected to a PC using theincluded USB cable. Ourtest PC with Windows 7 au-tomatically recognized thedrivers that were neededand downloaded them fromthe Internet. If necessary,the matching drivers for allWindows versions startingwith XP can also be down-loaded directly from Hori-zon’s home page.Regardless if it’s a firm-ware update or a new satel-lite list, Horizon makes everyupdate available in the formof an .exe file so that theuser does not need to firstload any download tools andthen open up Firmware orSettings files. Simply startthe .exe file and then clickon the ‘Transfer’ button. Theprogram will then create aconnection to the Nano-S2and transfer the desiredcontent. This all functionedperfectly in our tests but wereally didn’t expect anythingless from Horizon.All in all, the Horizon Na-no-S2 is an excellent alter-Extremely light and easy to use. Very precisemeasurements and quick tuner reactions tosignal changes. Designed for DVB-S2 use.Can be used immediately thanks to the prepro-grammed satellite lists.NoneExpert Opinionnative to align antennas atlittle cost. The Nano-S2 fo-cuses on the absolute ne-cessities resulting in intui-tive and simple operation.The user manual is well-written and is a good sourceof information even forhalf-way experienced us-ers but is hardly necessary.Even the Nano-S2’s techni-cal specifications made theadrenaline flow as did itsDVB-S2 reception. The ex-cellent tuner and the speedysignal recognition topped itall off.
    • 34 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT该独家报道由技术专家所作Twin Tuner Multimedia PC Satellite Card
    • 35www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Perfect Integration in a PC andperfect functioning with all well-known TV applications• Independent operation of thetwo built-in tuners• Professional Blindscan possibletogether with CrazyScan• Can also control motors,polarizers and multiswitches• Features an integrated CImodule for use with CAMsTBS 6991
    • 03-04/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/tenow36 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThe Ideal Satellite Cardfor Multimedia and DXTEST REPORT Twin Tuner Multimedia PC Satellite CardAs is standard, the TBS6991 is shipped in a blackpackage that also includesa remote control, an IR re-ceiver, a power adapter cableand a mini CD. Installing thecard presents no problems; itcan be inserted in any avail-able PCI-e slot, regardless ifit’s PCI-e x1, x4, x8 or x16.As expected from TBS, thecard was perfectly fabricated.In just seconds we were ableTBS 6991Perfect TV card for watching TV;ideal for DXers and satellite professionalsguarantee that enough poweris be available for more com-plex satellite systems suchas with a rotor, polarizer,multiswitch, etc. Since threeMolex connectors from thepower supply are necessary,we had to figure out where toget them from; our test com-puter only had one free Molexconnector. For our tests weunplugged two Molex con-nectors from the hard drives.Everything was working mag-nificently but it didn’t takelong for the missing harddrives to become noticeable;some files that were neededwere on these hard drives.Therefore we decided to op-erate the TBS 6991 withoutThe Ideal Satellite Cardfor Multimedia and DX:Nothing Left Out with itsTwin Tuners and Two CISlotsIf the term TBS doesn’tmean anything to you, youmissed the last issue of TELE-audiovision. The develop-ments at TBS (also know asTenow) are running at a highpace; there are always newTV cards being introducedthat cover every possiblemarket niche. In the last is-sue we introduced two DVB-Creceivers, the TBS 6618 forPCI-e and the TBS 5860 asan external USB box. In the10-11/2011 issue we testedright away four TBS TV cardsincluding the TBS 6984 withan incredible four tuners!The new TBS 6991 comeswith two tuners as did theTBS 6981 (tested in the 12-01/2011 issue) but this timethe card also comes with twoCI slots. Especially interest-ing is the chip in use: theTMAX TAS2100. Obviouslythere are two of them sincethis is a twin tuner card. Eventhough the card only take upone PCI-e slot, it will oper-ate like two separate DVB-S/S2 cards in the system. Whatmakes this chip so special?It’s very simple: it makesreal Blindscans possible andis supported 100% by theCrazyScan software. More onthat later.to screw the cabinet shut.The power adapter cable in-cluded as part of the acces-sories is connected to threeof the Molex connectors onthe power supply. This shouldthe additional power sourcesand everything worked finewith the exception of mo-tor control. In a further test
    • 38 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThe TBS 6991 with CrazyScanwe connected only one ofthe Molex connectors to theadapter cable and discoveredthat we could now operate ourmotorized antenna withoutany problems. This antennaactually consisted of two mo-tors, a DiSEqC switch and aTwin LNB. Clearly more poweris needed for this set up thanwith a simple antenna.Under Windows the TBSmatic configuration, insteadit simply loads the desiredchannel list from the Inter-net. In this way you don’thave to wait and you can onlyhope that Microsoft managesto keep the channel lists of allthe different satellites up todate. But you can also per-form a channel scan. Here6991 is linked without anyproblems to the system BDAdrivers and Device Manageridentifies this correctly as“TBS6991 Dual DVBS/S2 BDATuners & CI”. Setup and in-stallation is therefore com-pleted in just five minutes – itshould always be like this!Thanks to the BDA drivers,the card can be used instant-ly with nearly all TV applica-tions, such as, DVB Dream,TBS Viewer, ProgDVB or Win-dows Media Center. Duringtesting of the DVB-C cardswe ran into some problemswith the scan (see the test re-port in the 01-02/2013 issue)although we didn’t have thisproblem with DVB-S/S2.First we tried Windows Me-dia Center (WMC) with thenewly installed TBS 6991. Thistime the channel list could im-mediately be displayed and itonce again became clear whythere were so many problemswith DVB-C cards: WMC doesnot perform a scan with auto-you can choose between anautomatic scan of all tran-sponders (the transponderlist is not available to theuser) or a scan of a manuallyentered transponder. Onceagain WMC attempts to makeit as easy as possible in thatyou only need to enter in thefrequency and symbolrate of
    • 39www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志figured settings for the vari-ous TV applications so thatnearly all common programsare perfectly harmonizedwith the remote control with-out the need to do anythingelse. We liked this conceptsince we’ve already often ex-perienced problems with thecommon LIRC.There are two TV applica-tions on the mini CD that areavailable for installation: TBSViewer and DVB Dream. TheTBS Viewer is actually an OEMversion of the DVB Viewer. Itsfunctional capability is some-what limited compared to theInstead we tested the TBS6991 with ProgDVB and withthe full version of DVBViewer.The TBS 6991 worked verynicely with all of the testedTV applications and evenfunctions such as DiSEqC 1.2,which can bring some othercards to its knees, did notproduce any problems.If you’re in the market for aTwin Tuner satellite card for aPC, the TBS 6991 would be agood choice. It is compatiblewith all of the more commonsoftware programs, has anexcellent remote control andwith the two CI slots you canThe TBS 6991 with TBS Viewertions for communicating withthe CAMs and the insertedSmartcards, this task is han-dled by the TBS MCE CI Toolthat runs in its own window.All of our CAMs were correct-ly recognized although, asexpected, the HD+ CAM didnot do its job since we’re notdealing here with a certifiedCI receiver.WMC can be described injust a few words: it works andit’s intuitive. All functions aresupported and especially theEPG, Timeshift and Record-ing functions are nicely im-plemented. This is obviouslynot the design of a single pro-grammer, rather it’s the workof an entire design team.As we have come to ex-pect from TBS, the includedremote control is integratedwith its own software thattranslates the remote intokeyboard buttons. The TB-SVHID tool contains precon-full version of the DVB View-er and comes with a slightlyaltered user interface thatcarries the TBS logo. Never-theless, this software is verygood for watching TV.DVB Dream is installed asa Demo version. Comparedto the full version, quite a fewfunctions are missing in theDemo version so we decidednot to look at it any further.watch PayTV channels eventhrough the Windows MediaCenter as long as you use anappropriate CAM and Smart-card. We were even able tooperate two different TV ap-plications at the same timeby simply configuring the twotuners properly.For us though, using thiscard to merely watch TVwould have been shame-a transponder.A special application isavailable on the included miniCD that will allow the CAMsand associated Smartcardsinserted in the CI slots to alsobe used under WMC. Sincethe WMC has no special func-
    • 40 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comful. DXers, feedhunters andtechies would definitely gettheir money’s worth with theTBS 6991. Both of the tunersare actually blindscan-com-patible tuners. They can iden-tify if there’s a signal on thecurrent frequency and, if so,it will automatically recognizereception parameters such asmodulation, symbolrate andFEC.A blindscan is especially in-teresting with satellites thatare used for feeds, that is,live transmissions from mo-bile broadcasting units. Justlike “train spotting”, it can bequite a lot of fun receiving rawvideo material. Sometimes itcould even be unedited livetransmissions like sportingor music events and then itcould also be a news reporterpassing the time while wait-ing for his live news broad-casting segment. Once in awhile you’ll even catch someentertaining bloopers. Sincethese feeds are not normallytransmitted on a regular ba-sis and typically always usea different frequency eachtime, a blindscan and a spec-trum analysis are worth theirweight in gold. Unfortunately,measurement equipment likethis can be prohibitive for anormal hobbyist and that’swhy we’re so excited aboutthe TBS 6991. Several ap-plications make possible nearprofessional quality analysisof the frequency band for sat-ellite TV.TBS has provided a pro-gram on the mini CD thatperforms a blindscan thatwill find every transponderand channel on its own in ashort amount of time with-out the use of any predefinedtransponder list. After we in-stalled this tool from the miniCD, we wanted to try it our,but the TBS blindscan an-nounced rather sternly thatthe available tuner is not sup-ported. After fussing arounda little bit, we found a newerversion for the TBS 6991 onthe TBS website. After unin-stalling the previous versionand then installing the newversion, we were able to startthe program without any er-ror message. Unfortunately,the scan was unable to findany channels at all and wecouldn’t figure out why. It’spossible that TBS has to fixsomething in their software,but this didn’t bother us atall; it was obvious by lookingat TBS’s download site thatthey are constantly at workupgrading their drivers andtools.With this software wereached an absolute DXerhigh point in terms of PCbased satellite technology.CrazyScan implements thefollowing functions:• RFScan: Corresponds to aspectrum analyzer• BLScan: Implements ablindscan• IQScan: Shows the con-stellation of the current tran-sponder including automaticidentification of receptionparameters and streams thetransport stream to TSRead-er (see below)• Signalinfo: Displays infor-mation on the received signalWhat’s so special nowabout the TBS 6991 with re-spect to CrazyScan? Verysimple: while most of the TVapplications access the cardthrough BDA drivers, Crazy-Scan speaks directly to thecard so that full potential ofthe tuner can be used. Butto do this the tuner has to beable to implement the neces-sary functions and, beyondthat, CrazyScan has to sup-port the current tuner. Andit just so happens that theTBS 6991 tuner supports allof the four functions men-tioned above and is also rec-ognized by CrazyScan. Thereare relatively very few cardsthat are fully supported byCrazyScan and oddly enoughmost of those cards are TBSmodels…CrazyScan is available forThe TBS 6991 with ProgDVB
    • The TBS 6991 with DVB Viewer42 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comkept quite simple and on themain screen there are onlysix groups that need to beconfigured.• Earth Position: Not nec-essary, but nice for the report- it’s the exact geographicalposition of the reception an-tenna.• Satellite Info: In order tobetter compare the reportsat a later time, the currentsatellite information shouldbe entered.• Style: Here the graphicsdisplay can be set up the wayyou like. The thickness of thelines, the type of curves andthe colors can all be chosen.There are also two buttonsthat determine which of thetwo polarizations are dis-played (H/L, V/R or both).• Device: Here the TBS6991 card with the desiredtuner is selected. Addition-ally, the DiSEqC parameterscan be entered here wherebyCrazyScan makes possiblea cascaded DiSEqC 1.0 andDiSEqC 1.2 sequence. This isideal for more complex sys-tems with multiple motorizedantennas connected throughDiSEqC 1.0 switches.• LNB: The frequencies ofthe local oscillators are sethere. A drop-down menulets you choose the desiredvalues from predefined LNBtypes.• Interval: Here in thisgroup the user can enter inthe start and end frequen-cies of a scan as well as thefrequency step and the po-larization (H/L, V/R or both).The Loop option activates acontinuous scan and can beinteresting when, for exam-ple, the antenna needs to finetuned. A small span would beused that in essence is updat-ed in real time – almost like areal spectrum analyzer.Once all of the parametershave been configured, youcan press the Scan button. Injust a few seconds an exten-sively detailed spectrum isdisplayed. Even the spectrumof both polarizations is showndepending on the configura-tion. For us the construc-tion took about 15 secondsper polarization with fre-quency steps of 5 MHz. Thisresulted in a truly detailedspectrum. If the frequencysteps are increased to 10MHz, the construction of thespectrum needs only abouthalf the time but in exchangethe spectrum doesn’t look asnice. At frequency steps of 1MHz you have to wait a lit-tle bit but in return you’ll getan unbelievably high resolu-tion spectrum display. Aftera number of tests we’ve de-termined that 5 MHz steps isthe optimal value in terms ofdetail and speed.Thanks to the total supportof the TBS 6991, the Blind-scan function can now bestarted. When the appropri-ate button is pushed, Crazy-download in ZIP format andin order for the software towork a number of additionalfiles need to be copied intothe same folder. This includesa StreamReaderEX BDA DLL,the necessary QT/QWT DLLsand eventually the MicrosoftVisual C++ 2008 SP1 mustalso be installed. These filescan be downloaded from theCrazyScan Wiki at http://sourceforge.net/p/crazyscan/wiki/Home/Now CrazyScan can bestarted. First, though, severalparameters have to be con-figured. The user interface is
    • 44 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comScan checks out in the spec-trum all of the transpondersthat were found and displaysthe individual reception pa-rameters in the graphic. Thathappens very quickly – fasterthan any other signal ana-lyzer that we know of. Evenmore impressive is the speedwhen the “Blindscan2” optionis activated. In this case theCrazyScan Blindscan algo-rithm is not used; instead it’sthe hardware implementedBlindscan in the tuner. Andit’s here where the TBS 6991shines with its high speed. Allthe reception parameters ofthe current satellite are listedin record time.The displayed graphic canbe exported in PNG pictureformat, PDF document formator SVG browser format. Un-fortunately, the transponderlist cannot be exported inINI format for normal TV ap-plications. Sooner or laterthe author of CrazyScan willundoubtedly implement thisbut it’s really not all thatimportant since CrazyScanstill has a lot more to offer.If you double-click with themouse on a transponder, anew window opens in whichthe corresponding frequencyis already preset. The coloredkey with the alien face acti-vates the constellation dia-gram. This has it all; it willreset the reception param-eters through the Blindscanfunction and then in just afew seconds the constella-tion diagram will appear. Theuser does not need to set themodulation, symbolrate, FEC,etc. Excellent!If the production of theconstellation diagram isstopped, the currently ac-tive transponder can thenbe streamed such that itcan be further processed byTSReader. The result is un-believable: now we can me-ticulously analyze the streamthat was just determinedand even display the desiredchannel using VLC. This is sopowerful that we simply haveto describe the process againso that we can believe it our-selves:1) You align the antenna toa desired satellite. Using theLoop function and a smallspan you can optimally alignthe antenna with CrazyScanand the use of the spectrum.On the other hand, a com-plex system can be controlledthanks to cascading DiSEqCcommands.2) Next initiate the scanfunction across the entire fre-quency range.3) Continue with the Blinds-can function. If, for example,you find a new transponderthat you would not normallyfind on this satellite, you needonly double-click on it to seethe constellation diagramwith all of its reception pa-rameters.4) Lastly the transponder isstreamed directly to TSRead-er where you can then see amultitude of information re-garding the PIDs in the tran-sponder.5) From TSReader you canfurther stream the desiredchannel to VLC so that it canbe displayed.It is our opinion that evenprofessionals will appreciatethis solution; we as DXersare very impressed and cannow understand how someother DXers manage to findnew feeds (and before us noless!). But we didn’t even tellyou the best part yet! Crazy-Scan is free!TSReader has been aroundfor some time now and itsprogrammer Rod Hewitt wasintroduced in the TELE-sat-ellite 06-07-08/2012 issue.This program is a transportstream analyzer. The vari-ous sources for the transportstream can be incorporatedincluding BDA-compatible TVcards as is the case with allTBS cards.In our last test of TBS DVB-C cards (TBS 5680 and TBS6618) we thoroughly checkedThe TBS with TBSVHID
    • +–Vitor Martins AugustoTELE-audiovisionTest CenterPortugalwww.TELE-audiovision.com/11/03/tenowMore about this company46 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comout CI, for PCI-e or USB. Andlet’s not forget the excep-tional quality and attentionto detail that highlight all ofTBS’s cards.If you want to comfortablywatch TV on your PC, wheth-er its through a TV applica-tion or with a multimedia PCthat, for example, works withthe Windows Media Center,the TBS 6991 gives you aneasy to install TV card thatleaves nothing to be desiredand works in harmony withnearly every TV application.And yet the TBS 6991 isalso interesting for DXersand professionals. The com-plete support of CrazyScan,TSReader and TransEdit to-gether with its twin tunersand CI slots provide for awide range of possibilities.Even some higher-end signalanalyzers can’t keep up withall of these functions, espe-cially when it comes to trans-port stream analysis.We’re not only thrilled withthe TBS 6991; we’re actuallyputting more of them in ourtest PCs!out TSReader and used it tosee whether or not our cableprovider incorporated validNIT tables in the stream –a network scan from DVBDream could not find any ad-ditional transponders. Thanksto TSReader we were able todetermine that it was not withthe provider.If it’s finding errors in thestream or to just simply seeall the details, TSReader isthe tool for advanced ama-teurs and professionals. Be-cause of this it was importantfor us to see how far the har-monization between the TBS6991 and TSReader went.This test was much too fastin that you only had to se-lect “DVB-S BDA compatiblesource” as the source.In the next step the re-ception parameters areselected like normal afterwhich TSReader begins ana-lyzing the numerous PIDswithin the stream. InsertedCAMs, as was already thecase with Windows MediaCenter, are controlled by theTBS-MCECITool that mustbe started on demand. Thisinterrupts the stream whichthen has to be newly restart-ed from within TSReader. Arestart of TSReader is notnecessary.Thanks to the twin tuners,two different TV applicationscan be started at the sametime with the requirementthat they both use differenttuners. Even though the TBS6991 occupies only one PCI-e slot, it can be operated asif there were two separatecards.We could therefore, for ex-ample, use TSReader withtuner A while CrazyScan wasperforming a scan on tuner B.We should not forget to men-tion that ending one of theapplications will interrupt thestream on the other applica-tion. In this case the streamwould have to be restarted.If you have the full versionof DVB Viewer, it will includea tool called TransEdit. Thisprogram primarily serves tocreate channel lists throughscanning that is based eitheron transponder lists or themanual entry of transponderdata. Alternatively, a Blind-scan can also be performedbut it does not utilize the pos-sibilities that the TBS 6991tuner offers. For this reasona Blindscan like this is sig-nificantly slower comparedto CrazyScan. TransEdit cando something else; it canperform a transport streamanalysis in which it lists allthe PIDs. Additionally, com-plete transponders or onlythose selected PIDs can bestreamed to a hard drive.The scan is very comfortable;you need only click on a tran-The TBS 6991 with TSReaderFull featured DVB-S/S2 card with PCI-eTwin Tuner2x CI for PayTVFully supported by Windows Media CenterFully supported by CrazyScan, TSReader andTransEditIdeal for satellite TV viewingIdeal for DX and professional applicationsNoneExpert Opinionsponder to list all the availa-ble channels from a scan. Anadditional double-click on oneof the listed channels opens anew window with the live TVpicture.TBS (Tenow), with its TBS6991, has once again shownhow perfectly designed a PCcard can be. The TBS prod-uct palette includes cards inevery conceivable version,whether it’s DVB-S/S2, DVB-C or DVB-T/T2, with or with-
    • 12348 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.commally isn’t there. And, howabout that, something seemsto be happening on 11.156GHz H!With a double-click on thistransponder we open Crazy-Scan’s “Carrier Search andMonitoring” window and startthe constellation diagram(the button with the alien’sface). The QPSK constella-tion shows that the signal islocked in and that a usefulsignal quality exists. Next westop the constellation dia-gram and then press the DVBbutton to send the stream toTSReader. The first time youdo this you have to tell Cra-zyScan the path to TSRead-er, after that TSReader willopen automatically with thestream. It doesn’t get anySearchingfor a FeedWe would like to demon-strate how easy it is to find afeed using the TBS 6991. Forthis purpose we connectedour 100cm motorized anten-na to tuner B on the card. Inmemory location 4 in our con-figuration can be found Eutel-sat W1 (10.0E). This satelliteoften carries feeds making ita good starting point.We start CrazyScan andenter in the data from Eu-telsat 10.0E in the “SatelliteInfo” field. Only then will thedocumentation of our resultsbe complete. We also selecttuner B and set DiSEqC 1.2to position 4. A click of the“Set DiSEqC” button and theantenna turns to the satellite.Now we perform a scanof both polarizations (V/H).Transponders with feedscan generally be identifiedby their small size; typicallyonly one single audio/videostream is transmitted. Withsome experience you’ll get toknow the spectrum and you’llinstantly be able to recognizea transponder peak that nor-easier.And look at that: TSReaderhas identified an audio/videostream and instantly shows apreview image. Double-click-ing the preview image routesthe channel to VLC (VideoLAN Client) where it is thendisplayed: live soccer withoutany editing.The DXer now has a nicescreenshot with receptionparameters and the time.
    • 6458749www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志He then posts the results inthe appropriate forums hop-ing that he was the first to dothis!And then after a few min-utes the feed is gone. Butlook at that, right after thata new feed appears, this timeon 11.93 GHz. A nice DVB-S2signal with unusual recep-tion parameters: SR 7119Ks/sec, FEC 2/3 with DVB-S2with 8PSK. The MPEG-4 videosignal in Planar 4:2:0 YUV iscoded in H.264 with 1920x1080 pixels.Welcome to the world ofthe feedhunter!and audio-PID’s to VLC, whichwill show the live video.6. After the end oft he firstfeed, a new feed is transmit-ted with slightly differentparameters. The sport eventgoes on, now with a differentmodality!7. By the way: the feed isbroadcasted in FTA DVB-S2,best resolution possible. Butthe best of it all: no broad-casting logos, textboxes,nothing! Just the plain video!8. Result of the full blindscan.All reception-parametersare written on the respectivetransponder.1. Finished scan using CrazyScan. Blue is horizontal,red is vertical polarisation – too much information, sowe turn off the vertical polarisation fort he next step.2. Just viewing the horizontal polarisation. Notice thesmall transponder close to 11.200 MHz: small but withperfect shape! Could that be a transponder carrying afeed? Let’s find out by double-clicking on its centre.3. CrazyScan will determine all tuning parameters auto-matically and show the constellation diagram. Indeed itlooks very promising, so let’s click the DVB-button tosend the streamt o TSReader.4. TSReader shows the content oft he Transport Stream(TS) and even shows a preview-picture of the videoPID’s.5. Double-Clicking on the image will stream the video-
    • 50 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comOpticalSplitters ofGlobal InvacomTEST REPORT该独家报道由技术专家所作Fibre Optic Splitters
    • 51www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• splits optical signals nearly as good as theoretically possible• gives even better terrestrial signal levels than by usingstandard equipment• proofs that a optical system is nearly noiseless• splitting optic signal into 50+ outlets without noticeable loss
    • 03-04/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/globalinvacom■52 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comCan 3% Be As Good As 100%?TEST REPORT Fibre Optic DTTWhen you need to distrib-ute satellite and terrestrialsignals to a large number ofapartments, a fibre opticssystem comes first to mind.Even with very long opticalcables there is hardly any sig-nal quality loss. Also signalstrength suffers only insig-nificantly for practical cablelengths. But what is the im-pact of optical splitters? Youneed them to distribute theinput signal to many terminaldevices like TV-sets or satel-lite receivers. And every pas-sive splitter will attenuate thesignal. The larger the numberof its output the weaker thesignal you get. So you cannot split the signal without anend. Where is the limit?We had the opportunity tofind an answer to this ques-tion. We got two models ofmulti-output optical splittersmade by GlobalInvacom:GISplit16pro and GISplit-32pro. As you can easily de-duce, these are 16-way and32-way splitters respectively.Both are contained in thesame sized metal enclosuresbut while GISplit16pro hasone input and 16 outputs lo-cated on the same side panel,the other model has an addi-tional 16 outputs on the op-posite side. All connectors areof the FC-PC type.There are four holes in thecorners of the top and bot-tom panels. So how are yousupposed to install the de-vice on the wall? You do needto have long and rather thinscrews to pass them throughthe whole device before en-tering the wall, or else youneed to partly disassemblythe device. After unscrewingfour small screws on the sidepanels, the bottom panel canbe detached from the splitterenclosure. Then, you can at-tach the bottom panel to thewall with standard screws andreassemble the device.Ideally, the GISplit16prosplits the input to 16 equalGlobal InvacomGISplit16pro and GISplit32proLoss-less splitters for largeoptical distribution systemsTELE-audiovision testeditor Jacek Pawlowskitesting GlobalInvacom‘soptical splitters
    • GISplit16Pro Insertion LossOutput #dBGISplit32pro Insertion LossOutput #dB■■■■54 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comoutputs each carrying 6.25%of the input light. That’s be-cause 100% / 16 = 6.25%.Should we convert it to deci-bels, it would be -12 dB. Ofcourse, real performancemust be somewhat worsedue to unavoidable couplinglosses. And indeed, GlobalIn-vacom specify their GISplit-16pro as having a typical in-sertion loss of 13.3 dB.Similarly, the GISplit32proshould ideally split the inputto 3.125% and have -15 dB ofinsertion loss but GlobalInva-com specify the loss as 16.8dB typically. The manufactur-er’s specifications are explic-itly provided on the labels at-tached to the splitters as youcan see on the photographs.And that was the first per-formance parameter wewanted to measure in ourtest. For that, we used aGlobalInvacom Optical LNBand their FibreIRS ODU32optical transmitter as signalsource. Additionally, we fedthe ODU32 with a terrestrialsignal to create the most re-alistic test conditions. Weconnected the output of theODU32 with the input of thesplitters. Then we measuredthe optical power at the in-put and at every output ofthe splitter at 1490 nm wave-length.The first to go was GISplit-16pro. As you can see in thegraph 1., the maximum in-sertion loss was 13.8 dB andminimum only 13.15 dB. Theaverage loss (green line) was13.4 – so very close to thetypical value specified by themanufacturer.The next splitter – GISPlit-32pro was even better. Youcan see its results in thegraph 2. The average loss(blue line) was only 16.2 dBand all outputs had a lowerinsertion loss than the speci-fied typical value 16.8 dB!Output number 23 was thebest – only 15.99 dB. Impres-sive!The insertion loss for bothoptical splitters was reallyvery small – very close to thetheoretical limit. But to befully convinced that the opti-cal systems built with GISPlit-16pro and GISplit32pro arereally that perfect, we decid-ed to compare the results wegot with the results we couldachieve in a classical way - inpurely RF systems.For the satellite test, weused the same dish but thistime with a classical high per-formance LNB. Table 1 pre-sents the outcome.Channel Power[dB]MER[dB]Signal from a classical RF system 76.3 14.3GISplit16pro->GTU Quad output 63.5 12.6GISplit32pro->GTU Quad output 63.4 13.9Table 1. Optical systems incorporating the GI splitters undertest in comparison with top class RF satellite system withoutany splitters.Channel Power[dB]MER[dB]Signal from a terrestrial antenna 49.3 25.4GISplit16pro->GTU Quad output 61.2 28.0GISplit32pro->GTU Quad output 62.7 29.2Table 2. Optical systems incorporating the GI splitters undertest in comparison with a signal from a terrestrial antenna.We used transponder 10720V from HOTBIRD on 13° Eastas our test signal. Pleasenote that we measured theRF signal directly at the LNBoutput without any RF split-ters or multiswitches. Despitethe fact that the optical signalwas split to 16 or 32 outputs,the results were only slightlyinferior to the top class singleLNB system with a very shortcable!We did a similar test with aterrestrial antenna and thistime we were even more sur-prised. See our results in Ta-ble 2.The output signal in bothcases of optical setup wasbetter than a classical instal-lation! Not only was the sig-nal stronger but its MER wasalso better! And rememberthat we used only 3.125% ofthe light power entering theGraph 2.Graph 1.
    • DATATECHNICALManufacturer Global Invacom Ltd., Great BritainWeb www.globalinvacom.comE-mail Fibre@globalinvacom.comPhone +44-1621-743440Fax +44-1621-743676Models GISplit16pro and GISplit32proFunction 16 way and 32 way optical splittersCR typ. 6.25% and 3.125 % respectivelyInsertion loss typ. 13.3 dB and 16.8 dB respectivelyJacek PawlowskiTELE-audiovisionTest CenterPoland+–www.TELE-audiovision.com/10/09/globalinvacomMore about this company55www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Very small insertion loss, close to theoreticalminimumAbsolutely noiseless, what allows you to buildsystems with a large number of outputs drivenfrom a single optical LNBIt seems to us that the manufacturer couldimprove a bit the mechanical design of thedevices to make the installation on the wallmore convenientExpert Opinionsystem in case of the GISplit-32pro. Evidently, we wereworking with very good sig-nals with so small amount ofnoise that it was comparablewith the noise threshold ofour signal analyzer. This lasttest was a crowning evidencethat the whole optical systemis almost noiseless and signalquality does not suffer at all.And how much splitting canyou get in real life? Well, theoptical LNB by GlobalInvacomgenerates about 7 dBm of op-tical power. The GISplit32prohas a specified insertion lossof 16.8. This means that atits output we can expect -9.8dBm. And the light-to-RF con-verter that we used in ourtest (GTU QUAD) is speci-fied for -15 through 0 dBm.It means that we still have a5 dB margin. Enough to use2-way optical splitter at everyone of 32 outputs of GISPlit-32pro to get more than 50optical outputs in total. Thetheoretical limit would be 64outputs, but it is recommend-ed to leave sufficient marginto allow for ageing of the la-ser and the odd output goingto maximum loss.Both GISplit16pro andGISplit32pro are really excel-lent building blocks you canrely on when building fiberoptics distribution systems.
    • 56 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comPanodicHDT-275CTEST REPORT该独家报道由技术专家所作DVB-T2 CI Receiver
    • 57www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• perfect presentation of HDTV inDVB-T2• extremely fast channel switching• energy consumption in standbymode too low to measure• PVR function can be controlledvia EPG• pay TV reception thanks to CI
    • 03-04/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/panodic58 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT DVB-T2 CI ReceiverDVB-T2 the WayIt Should Be27 x 16.5 x 4 cm, packagedinto an elegant case design – incase you’re wondering what theheck we’re talking about, this iswhat the new HDT-275C fromPanodic looks like. As early aswhen we unpacked this new re-ceiver the fact that Panodic hasopted to integrate DVB-T2 hasmet with our approval. Thanksto DVB-T2 support receptionof terrestrial HDTV is possi-ble, which is of particular sig-nificance since DVB-T2 trans-missions are available in mostcountries still endorsing DVB-Tas well, and in the medium tolong term DVB-T2 is en routeto replacing DVB-T in virtuallyall markets.A four-digit segment displayis located on the front panelof the HDT-275C which showseither the current time or thenumber of the selected chan-nel. Right next to it we findthe usual LED to indicate thereceiver status. A flap hidesthe CI slot which accepts allstandard conditional accessmodules, and a total of six but-tons are available on the frontpanel so that you can makeuse of Panodic’s new receivereven when the remote controlis misplaced or out of batteries.Turning our attention to theback panel, we notice a gen-erously equipped connectionboard, offering all options youmay ever require, with the ex-ception of a mechanical powerswitch. In detail, you get a tun-er input socket complete withloop-through output, a total ofsix RCA jacks for stereo audio,composite video and YUV, anHDMI socket, scart eurocon-nector for older SDTV devicesas well as a USB 2.0 interfacefor hooking up external stor-age media. If brilliant audiois what you’re after, you’ll bepleased to learn that Panodichas thought of a digital coaxaudio output as well.The remote control that isshipped with the receiver is onthe small side, yet its buttonsoffer a very pleasant pressurepoint and are clearly labelled.In general, the level of work-manship left us very satisfied,but we would not have expect-ed anything less from Panodic.One thing that deserves extra-special praise is the almostnon-existent power consump-tion in standby mode. In fact,it is so low our meter could notdetect any power consumptionat all, which means it is wayPanodic HDT-275CGreat receiver for the new HDTV erain digital terrestrial TVin future-proof DVB-T2below one Watt. What’s more,a low 13 Watts during everydayuse also add up to this receiv-er being not only good to theenvironment, but also to yourwallet!What has become common-place for most receivers thesedays is also available with thePanodic HDT-275C: a shortinstallation wizard that takescare of setting up the receiverin the first place and of cus-tomising many of the availableparameters. All you need to doin order to get going is selectyour region, preferred lan-guage, video mode and aspectratio.We did like the fact thatPanodic streamlines the wholeprocess with a number of smallbut meaningful enhancements.To give you just one example,the receiver suggests an on-screen language based on theregion selection which can beaccepted by the user, or over-ruled just as well.As far as video resolutionsare concerned, the followingoptions are available: 480i,480p, 576i, 576p, 720p 50 Hz,720p 60 Hz, 1080i 25 Hz, 1080i30 Hz, 1080p 50 Hz, 1080p 60Hz, 1080p 25 Hz, 1080p 30Hz, 1080p 24 Hz, as well as‘source’ and ‘native’. ‘Source’in this case means that the re-ceiver adjusts its output reso-lution to the broadcast that iscurrently received, while the‘native’ setting takes into ac-count the maximum resolutionof the TV panel.Thanks to 1080p support theHDT-275C is compatible withfull HD transmissions. The re-ceiver can automatically adjustthe aspect ratio based on thereceived material, or users canmanually choose either 16:9,4:3 Pan & Scan or 4:3 Letter-box.Once users have decided onthese three major items a touchof the OK button brings themright up one step to the auto-matic channel search. Whilethis sounds nicely straightfor-ward at first, we would haveliked more options here. Why?Imagine you’re using a smallDVB-T antenna with integratedamplifier – there would havebeen no way to turn on pow-er supply via the coax cablebefore starting the channelsearch and most probably thatsearch would have resulted innothing more than zero chan-nels, or very few high-poweredchannels at most. Luckily inour case, a UHF-VHF antennacombination installed on theroof of our test center providedthe signal, which means thatall active DVB-T and DVB-T2frequencies available at our lo-cation were detected in a littleless than four minutes. Whilefour minutes won’t break anyrecord it is still an acceptableresult, given that a full signalscan does not need to be per-formed on a regular basis. Assoon as the channel search iscompleted the receiver switch-es to the first channel on thelist and is thus ready to provideviewing pleasure.While it is true that mostbasic settings are taken careof thanks to the installationwizard, we nonetheless rec-ommend having a closer lookat the clearly structured mainmenu of the HDT-275C. It is di-vided up into six main sectionsand offers all adjustment andconfiguration option you’ll everneed.Considering the small num-ber of DVB-T and DVB-T2 chan-
    • 0.531234559www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. Installation wizard of theHDT-275C2. Automatic channel search3. Channel list4. The recording time can beextended with a double click onthe Record button.5. Two channels can berecorded simultaneouslynels (as opposed to DVB-S orDVB-C) you won’t make use ofthe channel list managementoptions too frequently, but it’sstill good to know that all usualjobs such as deleting, mov-ing, renaming or PIN-lockingindividual channels can be ac-complished easily. In addition,a total of eight favourites listscan be set up und filled withchannels.Incidentally, Panodic hasopted to split up the overallchannel list into TV and radiosections, which additionallyenhances the overall user ex-perience. Thanks to the colour-coded buttons on the remotecontrol it is child’s play to cre-ate a tailor-made channel listsince each function can becalled up with a single touch ofa button.In case the channel offeringat a specific location chang-es users can keep up to datewith an automatic or manualchannel search, both of whichcan be accessed in the ‘Chan-nel Scan’ section of the mainmenu.If you opt for a manualsearch it is possible to enter afrequency or a channel num-ber of the UHF or VHF bands.Two bars on the bottom ofthe screen indicate right awaywhether or not the enteredvalues correspond to an activefrequency.We also appreciated the op-tion to restrict the automaticsearch to free-to-air channels.This way the channel list willonly include channels that canactually be watched withoutany pay TV subscription.In the Setup section of themenu you’ll find all basic ad-justment options to get thereceiver running, includingvideo resolution, region, OSDlanguage and aspect ratio. Soany time you need to makesome changes after havingrun through the initial installa-tion wizard this is the place togo. In addition, it is here thatyou can set up your preferredlanguage for audio, subtitles orteletext, as well as duration ofon-screen inserts and the in-ternal clock. You may set thetime manually or you can fallback on the time signal trans-mitted with the DVB standard.Based on a number of pre-defined time zones the differ-ence between GMT and yourlocal time can easily be set,since the receiver lists a num-ber of major cities in each timezone on the bottom of thescreen, which should help youselect the correct one.Being a fully-fledged PVRreceiver the HDT-275C comeswith a total of eight timer slotswhich can be set individually.Events can be marked for daily,weekly or monthly recording,which means you should nevermiss an episode of your favour-ite drama or sitcom show. Wealso appreciated all adjustmentoptions regarding contrast,colour saturation, sharpness
    • 67891060 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comand colour space of on-screenmessages.It was more than once inthe past that OSD pop-ups ap-peared way too bright and wewould have loved a similar op-tion to create an experiencethat is more pleasing to theeye.Kudos to Panodic for not leav-ing out in the dark people withspecial needs: Its HDT-275Csupports playback of a descrip-tive audio track, if providedby the channel. The volume ofthe descriptive audio track caneven be adjusted in relation tothe regular soundtrack. Fami-lies with children will appreci-ate the fact that they cannotonly PIN-lock certain channelsbut also the entire main menu.In addition, the receiver usesage restrictions transmitted viathe EPG to block certain broad-casts from your children’s eyes,if required.Hidden away in the ‘Other’section of the main menu – andtherefore not too easy to findfor the average user – is theactivation of a supply voltagethat is transmitted via the coaxcable to the antenna amplifier.So finally we were able to re-solve that issue as well.Now that we have chewedover all technical specs andfeatures of the new PanodicHDT-275C, how about puttingit to actual use for a changeand watch HDTV on our TVpanel? So off we go: Everytime a new channel is selectedan info bar presents informa-tion on the current and nextevents, and pressing the INFObutton twice calls up extendedEPG information on the currentevent, if provided by the chan-nel. A touch of the OK buttonactivates the channel list whichmight look a little plain at firstsight, but provides wonderfulease of use.Once you have found a chan-nel you would like to watchyou need to press OK twiceto make sure the channel ap-6. Previous recordings arelisted in a user-friendly waycomplete with a small previewwindow7. TV and radio channels aremanaged in different sections8. Channels can be added toone of the eight favourites listwith a single touch a button9. Manual channel search10. The search can berestricted to free-to-airchannels onlypears on screen and the in-serted channel list disappears.The LEFT/RIGHT buttons takeyou through all of the eight fa-vourites lists, which can also becalled up directly with a dedi-cated button on the remotecontrol.We were truly impressed bythe lightning speed with whichthis receiver switches fromone channel to the next, whichtakes way less than one secondif both channels are transmit-ted on the same frequency andthus is comparable to the oldanalog times.We hooked up the HDT-275Cto a 42-inch LCD panel and us-ing 1080p Full HD the final re-sult was excellent, giving us noreason for complaint as long asthe original broadcast materialwas in native high-definition.What’s more, the wonderfulfeast for the eyes was comple-mented by flawless audio whenwe fed the digital audio to ouramplifier with a coax cable.These days an electronicprogram guide is a conditiosine qua non, and it goes with-out saying that the new Pan-odic HDT-275C is no exceptionto that rule. A touch of the EPGbutton on the remote calls upan overview which – we areafraid to say – is one thing thatfailed to impress us. This wasdue to the miniature size of theEPG on the screen, which inturn means there is hardly anyspace for content information.Obviously, Panodic tried tostrike a balance between theEPG window on the screenand the current channel thatis shown in the background.While we acknowledge the ef-fort we still cannot talk awaythe fact that the small EPG hasto provide information for fivechannels at a time and thereis no option to reduce that toone channel only – which wouldhave vastly enhanced our userexperience. The way the EPGis currently implemented is asomewhat cumbersome af-fair and navigation across fivechannels and a multitude ofevents borders on the tiresomeat times. But maybe it’s justus – we therefore suggest youhave a look at the screenshotsand decide for yourself.On a brighter note, we likedthat timer entries can be creat-ed right out of the EPG, with atotal of eight entries available.Another aspect we discov-
    • 1112131462 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comered in everyday use and whichdeserves special praise is thatseveral dedicated function keyson the remote are available todirectly access features suchas favourites, audio language,video resolution, teletext orcontent available from an ex-ternal storage medium. Thisis a genuine time-saver, as itmeans you don’t have to workyourself through various sub-menus in order to find whatyou’re looking for.And while we’re at it, wefound it peculiar that the but-tons for audio, teletext, etc. arepositioned in the lower sectionof the remote control, while thesubtitles button is right in thetop line of keys, next to infoand mute.As soon as an external stor-age medium (USB harddisk,USB memory stick, etc.) is at-tached to the HDT-275C the re-ceiver miraculously turns intoa fully-fledged PVR receiverand offers all functions andfeatures required for record-ing and playing back content.Two recordings can take placesimultaneously while a third11. Language selection12. Video output options13. OSD settings14. Timer entries can berepeated daily, weekly ormonthly15. Child protection settings16. Each of the eight favouriteslists can be named individually17. The receiver can be set toplay back descriptive audiolouder than the general audiotrack18. The software of the HDT-275C can be updated with thehelp of an external storagemedium19. Integrated video game –Othello20. Integrated video game –Sudoku21. PVR settings22. Video player of the HDT-275C23. MP4 playback24. MP4 playback in SD or HDchannel is being watched live.As the receiver comes with asingle tuner only, all channelsthat cannot be watched whilean event is being recorded areblanked out on the channellist which creates a very user-friendly overview.Whenever we test a receiv-er, we test it really hard andthis time we programmed twoHDTV events for simultaneousrecording. Quite frankly, wewould not have been surprisedby an occasional performancehiccup, yet there wasn’t any.The HDT-275C acted like itwas the most natural job onearth and accomplished thismission without a glitch. Usingappropriate software like DVRStudio or ProjectX it is possibleto create a DVD on the PC us-ing the recordings made by thisreceiver. You may of coursechoose to simply save a filewith the recording as well.The HDT-275C comes with abuilt-in timeshift viewing fea-ture which can also be deacti-vated, if not required. Turnedon, it allows rewinding duringa live recording or even addingthe entire timeshift buffer toa manual recording. What thismeans in everyday use is thatyou can record an interestingevent in full even though youonly decided to do that someminutes into the broadcast. Allrecordings saved onto the stor-age medium are clearly listedin the integrated media playerand even come with a smallthumbnail picture. During play-back users can fast-forward orrewind with 2/4/8/16/24-foldspeed.It goes without saying thatPanodic has treated its HDT-275C to a video and audio play-er, as well as an image viewer.The video player will happilywork with all standard filessuch as MPEG, VOB, TS, MP4,WMV and DivX – the only thingit steadfastly refused in ourtest was flash video.
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    • DATATECHNICALManufacturer PanodicContact www.panodic.com/Contact.aspxInternet www.panodic.comModel HDT-275CFunction HD-ReceiverInput frequency VHF (177.5-226.5 MHz), UHF (474-858 MHz)EPG yesSupported standards ,Video resolution 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p 50 Hz, 720p 60 Hz, 1080i 25 Hz, 1080i 30 Hz, 1080p 50 Hz, 1080p 60 Hz, 1080p 25 Hz, 1080p 30 Hz, 1080p 24 HzRS232 noEthernet noUSB 2.0 yesHDTV yesMPEG4/H.264 yesSupportes languages/regions English, French, German, Spanish, Italien, Greek, Portugiese, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Slovenian, Czek, Hungarian, Danish, RumanianDimensions 27 x 16.5 x 4 cmWeight 0,76 kgDIAGRAMENERGYActive PowerApparent PowerMode Apparent Active FactorActive 13 W 7 W 0.53StandBy 0 W 0 W 1+–Thomas HaringTELE-audiovisionTest CenterAustriawww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/03/panodicMore about this company65www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Active use with channel switching, playback via USB, etc. in thefirst 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of standby.Reliable DVB-T2 receiver that will make for auseful addition to any lounge room TV rackand is easy to operate. Impressively fastchannel switching, extremely low power con-sumption in standby mode and user-friendlysoftware. The level of workmanship is excel-lent.We found the remote control to be a little bit too small, andthe electronic program guide (EPG) did not quite meet ourexpectations either.Expert Opinion25. MP3 playback26. Image viewer27. Slideshow mode28. The receiver happilyaccepted our Cryptoworks CImodule29. A channel with Cryptoworksencryption was decrypted andpresented by the receiver30. EPG31. Info bar32. Extended EPG informationThe audio player, on the oth-er hand, turns out to be muchless versatile and requires MP3,and MP3 only. It does make upfor that drawback with a trulyuseful playlist feature, plusit’s no big deal these days toconvert WMA and MP4A filesinto the MP3 format. A Googlesearch is all that’s required tofind an endless supply of freeconversion software.The built in image viewerperformed reliably and can beset to present all of your holi-day photos in a slideshow. Youcan even determine how longeach photo will be shown inorder not to try your friends’patience too hard. To sum up,we were thoroughly happy withthe HDT-275C during our test.Offering all functions and fea-tures required for DVB-T2 re-ception, it actually surpassesmany of its peers in a numberof fields. Nonetheless, Panodicnever rests on its laurels andis constantly improving thesoftware of its products. A USBstorage medium is all that isrequired to update the box’sfirmware or operating system.And whenever those com-mercial breaks seem to dragon forever, you can kill sometime with one of the two builtin games (Othello and Sudoku),or why not do some old-fash-ioned teletext surfing for achange? There’s only one issuewe haven’t dealt with so far:the CI slot. But rest assured,it gets the green light from usright away, since it is a perfectmatch for pay TV reception. Allthis makes the Panodic HDT-275C the right companion forboth worlds, free-to-air-recep-tion and pay TV.
    • ■66 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comKCC110AF Channel Converter Processor andKLA110AF Launch Amplifier Power SupplyTEST REPORT该独家报道由技术专家所作DTT Headend
    • 67www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Antiferenceby Kingray• receives only the desired channels andfilters out any interferences• ideally suited to be save against LTE signals• can be controlled remotedly via Internet• capable of adjacent channels• its quality is so good you could use it as asource for a transmitter
    • ■03-04/2013www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/antiference68 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comA ProfessionalDTT HeadendTEST REPORT DTT HeadendFrequency spectrum is avaluable asset. There arevarious international andnational bodies who grantparts of the spectrum forparticular services. Digitaltelevision is just one of suchservices and it has to coex-ist with the others like thenew LTE Internet communi-cation, or digital radio DABor the old FM radio. Suchcoexisting services, even ifthey occupy different butneighboring frequencies,could negatively interactwith one another.In a cable system supply-ing terrestrial TV signals toevery apartment in a largeblock, apart from install-ing cables and splitters, weneed to significantly ampli-fy the signal received fromthe antennas on the roof.Should we do that with asimple wideband amplifier,the signal reaching manyapartments would be verynoisy. That is because therewould be inevitable inter-modulation in a high gainamplifier and many unde-sired spurious signals wouldbe created.No matter if this is theold analog technology orthe modern contemporarydigital communication, thesolution is always the same:block unwanted interfer-ence signals and only thenprocess what is left – yourdesired signal. And suchanti-interference functionis the main feature of thenew headend offered byAntiference in the UK. It isdesigned to receive up toten different DTT channels,filter them from unwanted“neighbors”, amplify andthen move them to otherfrequencies if desired. So, itis not for converting terres-trial or satellite TV to cableTV. This headend by Antifer-ence is a chain link of a ter-restrial distribution system.If you add a suitable trans-mitter and antenna at theoutput of this headend, youcould convert it to a TV re-peater retransmitting DTTchannels on different fre-quencies.Oh, and we are intention-ally using the term DTThere, because this headendis designed for any digitalchannel with 7 or 8 MHzbandwidth and this meansDVB-T/T2 as well as theChinese DTMB standard.Other DTT modes like ATSCor ISDB-T are based on 6MHz channel bandwidth andwould not be suited for theKingray headend by Antifer-ence.Antiference provided uswith the KR-110 headendrack, the KLA-110 LaunchAmplifier/Power Supplyand three KCC-110 Chan-nel Convertor/Processorunits. Workmanship of allthe components left abso-lutely nothing to be desired.Everything looked perfectlyfinished off. Antiferenceeven attached a foiled paperwith a channel plan listingchannel numbers and cor-responding frequencies foranalog and digital channels.This is a nice accessory andit proves that the manufac-turer really cares about thecustomer. The accompany-TELE-satellite editor JacekPawlowski testing the Kingrayheadend by Antiference. In hissetup he connected the systemto a live DTT signals andmeasured the output results.KLA-110 Launch Amplifier &KCC-110 Channel Convertor/ProcessorProfessional handlingof DTT signals
    • 23456169www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. 200 MHz part of the input spectrum. Channels 41, 45 and 46 carryDVB-T channels. The marker is placed on channel 46.2. Full spectrum of the input signal. Except for the three channelsof interest, many other analog and digital channels are present.3. After passing the Antiference channels converters, the threeinput channels are moved to channel 50, 53 and 56. 200 Mhz of thespectrum is shown. Note how marginal the unwanted frequeniceshave become - they have been filtered out.4. Full spectrum of the output. Except for the three channels, eve-rything else is removed thanks to the very effective SAW filters.5. This show the very good signal quality of channel 56 at theoutput.6. The headend settings changed. The output channels are nowadjacent on channel 52, 53 and 54. Despite that, their signal qualityremains equally high.
    • ■70 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comWall mount for theAntiference DTT headend100 Channel Convertors/Processors.Our next step was con-necting all the units one toanother. We used 5-wirepower/data bus cables andthe connectors located onthe top panels to connectall the units in series. EveryKCC-100 is delivered withone power/data bus cable.Now, when all three proces-sors were connected to getthe power supply and con-trol data from KLA-110, wehad to take care of distribut-ing the RF input signal fromKLA-100 to every KCC-100and feed all RF outputs ofthe KCC-100s back to themain unit. We did that withshort coaxial cables includ-ed in the set. As you cansee in the photographs, theheadend input and output islocated in the KLA-100, nomatter how many channelprocessors are installed.Antiference provide plas-tic RF link support bracketsto better fix mechanically RFlinks. They look like smallplastic wrenches that shouldbe coupled with two RF plugsin every link. Although thisconcept may sound proper,even a very small misalign-ment of the RF sockets inthe units make the RF linkswith the brackets hard to in-stall. We did not want to useexcessive force and risk in-troducing mechanical stressto the connectors so weleft most of the connectorswithout support brackets.Even without the bracketsthe plugs were firmly at-tached to the sockets andwe were pretty sure oneshould not worry about theirdisconnection during normaloperation.You should install 75 ohmterminators on any unusedRF inputs and outputs. An-tiference do not includethem in the set, becausethe number of required ter-minators depends on the ar-rangement of the channeling documentation was alsovery well written, thoughwe would recommend to re-write the process on how toconnect to the unit on thenetwork - we will addressthis again a bit later.The KR-110 rack has beendesigned to be either in-stalled in a 19” standardcabinet or mounted on awall. Depending on your ap-plication, you are supposedto mount side supportbrackets in one or the otherway – see our photographs.All the necessary nuts, boltsand washers were includedin the package. Everythingfitted perfectly and we as-sembled the KR-110 in aminute.The main unit is the KLA-110. It should be installedexactly in the center of therack. Only one bolt is need-ed to fasten it in the cor-rect position. Three KC-100Channel Convertors werethe next to be installed. An-other three bolts and eve-rything was firmly attachedto the rack. We decided toput one convertor to theleft side of the main unitand two other on the rightside. The maximum set upcan contain five KC-100son the right side and theother five on the left sideof KLA-100. So, KR-100 canaccommodate up to ten KC-
    • ■Input OutputCh. Freq. [MHz] Power [dBµV] C/N [dB] MER [dB] Ch. Freq. [MHz] Power [dBµV] C/N [dB] MER [dB]41 634 52.6 39.9 29.4 50 706 107.3 48.7 23.945 666 55.8 43.9 26.5 53 730 107.8 49.0 2446 674 54.2 41.4 28.9 56 754 106.9 47.5 24.9172 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comprocessors in the rack. Weused our own terminators.Finally, we connected thepower lead (on the top) aswell as an Ethernet cable onthe front panel of the KLA-110. The only missing cableswere the antenna input ca-ble and the headend outputcable. The set up was readyfor programming.Antiference’s manual tellsthe reader that you shoulduse a straight thru Ethernetlead and connect the KLA-100 with your laptop. Youshould then open any webbrowser in your PC and en-ter the address welcome web page gen-erated by KLA-100 embed-ded web server should bedisplayed. In our test, wefound it was a bit more toit: you need to be inside thesame network as the KLA-100. How do you achievethis? Because not everyTV installer is an expert incomputer networks, hereis what is needed (for Win-dows XP based PC):• open Network Connec-tions by right clicking on thenetwork icon in the lowerright part of the desktop ofyour PC or laptop• right click Local AreaConnection and chooseProperties• in LAN properties, high-light Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties• select “Use the followingIP address” what will auto-matically deselect “Obtainan IP address automatically”• enter in the“IP address”• leave the proposed“subnet mask” unchanged(• enter in the“Default gateway”• leave “Use the followingDNS addresses’ unfilledThe reason for this is thatalthough the KLA-110 hasa web server embedded,in its factory presets it hasno DHCP protocol activat-ed and this means you aresupposed to define the IPaddress of your computermanually - what we havejust described above.However, after re-con-figuration, KLA-110 may beturned into a client deviceand then it can supportDHCP protocol as a client.But in fact this is not soconvenient in a larger net-work as it may sound. Be-cause the addresses areTable 1.1. Setting up a Windows PC forprogramming the headend
    • 23474 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com2. KLA-110 initial web pagedisplayed right after ente-ring in the webbrowser IP address field3. After logging in, theheadend has the defaultfactory settings. Bypressing “Settings”, youenter a page in which youcan configure either theKLA-110 Launch Amplifieror one of the KCC-110Channel Converter4. The default settings of aKCC-110 Channel Con-verterworld signal to the headend.We first examined the sig-nal coming from our anten-na and decided that threedigital channels: 41, 45 and46 will be the channels tobe processed. They were onthe following frequencies:634 MHz, 666 MHz and 674MHz respectively. We decid-ed to move them all to newfrequencies. We chose theoutput channels to be 50, 53and 56. The following tablelists the basic parametersof the input signals and thecorresponding output sig-nals and the results of ourmeasurements. (Table 1.)The combined gain ofthe KCC-110 Channel Pro-cessors and the KLA-110Launch Amplifier gave morethan 50 dB boost to eachchannel. Despite such agreat amplification, carrier-to-noise (C/N) ratio did notdegrade but even improved.The Modulation Error Ratio(MER) decreased by a fewdecibels but still the signalhad quite a good noise mar-gin. You can see a meterscreenshot of the channel56 measurement results.We wanted to check ifthe signal would be equal-ly good if we program theheadend to use adjacentoutput channels. We chose50, 51 and 52. The signalquality was practically thesame: MER = 24.0, 24.0 and24.5 respectively. So noth-ing prevents using adjacentchannels when program-ming with the Antiferenceheadend. The quality of thesignals will not suffer.It is important to notehere the consequences ofthis excellent result. Forone, it shows the ultra-steep cut-off double modeSAW filters Antiference isusing. SAW stands for ‘Sur-face Acoustic Wave’ andmeans that SAW filters usepiezoelectric crystals or ce-ramics instead of the classi-cal inductors and capacitorsallocated dynamically eachtime you want to access theKLA-110 remotely, you mustfirst find out what addressit has at the very moment(by using a program scan-ning the network and tell-ing you what devices occupywhat addresses). So, in pro-fessional networks, you’drather prefer to manuallyallocate the IP addressesfor all the client devices andthen you know for sure thatat, say, thereis always your headend notyour printer or something. Ifyou set the network param-eters manually, it is recom-mended to write down thenew settings for future ref-erence because the KLA-110does not have any LCD toshow you what the currentsettings are. Once the KLA-110 is properly set up in thenetwork and you know its IPaddress you can reprogramit from anywhere else, aslong as you can log into thenetwork. This is a great fea-ture of the Kingray headendas it allows maintainancefrom outside the actual in-stallation point.After we connected toit with our laptop, every-thing went very well. Loginworked with the defaultuser/password combinationprovided in the manual (ad-min/admin). All the screensdisplayed in our web brows-er looked exactly as in themanual and every settingtook effect immediately af-ter pressing the “Write” but-ton on the web page. So, wedecided to connect a real
    • DATATECHNICALManufacturer Antiference, UKFax +44-1675-463478E-mail sales@antiference.co.ukWeb page www.antiference.co.ukModel KLA-110 Launch Amplifier & KCC-110 Channel Convertor/ProcessorFunction Filtering, amplifying and converting DTT channels to new frequenciesInput frequency range 44 – 862 MHzOutput frequency range 44 – 862 MHzChannel bandwidth 7/8 MHzInput level range 65 – 95 dBµVOutput level adjustment (KCC-110) 60 – 80 dBµVGain adjustment (KLA-110) 14 – 45 dBOutput S/N and spurious > 55 dBNoise figure < 2 dBPower supply 110 – 240 V AC, 50/60 HzJacek PawlowskiTELE-satelliteTest CenterPoland+–5676 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comOutstanding workmanshipVery easy programmingWide gain adjustment and excellent calibrationof gain settingsUsing adjacent output channels does not spoilsystem performanceInitial connection to the PC should be explainedin more detailExpert Opinionnormally used. This in turnmeans that such SAW filterscan work up to a couple ofgigahertz while maintainingperfect stability with a highquality factor. The resultthen is also a superb lockoutof any unwanted signals andhere as of lately LTE signalsspring to mind. The Kingrayheadends by Antiference arereally safe against receivingsuch unwanted signals atnearby frequencies.Then we experimentedwith the signal gain settingsto see if it had any impacton signal quality. No mat-ter if the output signal washigh or low, signal qual-ity remained practically thesame. During these testswe also confirmed that theheadend gain settings werevery well calibrated. Forexample, when we loweredthe KLA-110 Launch Am-plifier gain from 45 dB to14 dB, the output fell from122.9 dBµV to 92.8 dBµV.So a change of 31 dB in theAntiference settings caused30.1 dB change in the outputmeasured by our signal ana-lyzer. When we changed theoutput power of the KCC-110Channel Convertor from 80dBµV to 60 dBµV, the meas-ured output changed from92.8 dBµV to 73.3 dBµV, i.e.by 19.5 dB. This is an amaz-ing exactness!To sum it up, Antiferencesurprised us not only withexceptional workmanshipbut also with a very goodperformance on adjacentchannels and an excellentcalibration of the gain set-ting. Whatever values you5. Our exemplary settings ready. When the“Write” button is pressed, the settings willbe sent to the Channel Converter.6. When all three Channel Converters andLaunch Amplifier are programmed, theHeadend Status window may look like that.choose, you will exactly getthese at the output. TheKingay KLA-110 by Antifer-ence blocks all unwantedsignals and provides yourcable system with a veryclean signal for each chan-nel.
    • 78 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comHow to Upgrade theDesing NDS3975 FirmwareThe NDS3975 is a very complex de-vice and for the more resource hungrytasks like MPEG4 decoding it featuresa separate hardware board, which usesa FPGA (“field-programmable gate ar-ray”). This is doubtless the best way toimplement such functionality, since itallows reprogramming the FPGA – theequivalent to exchanging the chip.Because of this, there are twoseparate firmware upgrades for theNDS3975: one is called a SW-upgradeand corresponds to the regular firm-ware of the receiver, while the oth-er, called HW-upgrade, upgrades theFPGA.On top of this, the NDS3975 canbe upgraded in different ways, whichcomes in handy when many such de-vices need to be flashed in one go orwhen this job needs to be carried outremotely, without physical access. Thefollowing table summarizes the differ-ent possibilities.We went the easy road and used theNetWorkUpdate tool, which was provid-ed with the firmware files. This is themost convenient way to update the NDS3975, since it can be done remotely us-ing the network. We did the update withSOFTWARE UPDATE Desing NDS3975 FirmwareUpgradeTypeFileExtensionNMS portUsing RJ45cableUSBDiskASI/IP INPUTusing TS Player orIRD(CI) SenderJTAGusing USB-Blaster cableSW *.bin Yes - - -SW *.upg - Yes - -SW *.ts - - Yes -HW *.jic - - - YesHW *.pof - - - YesHW *.hw Yes - - -SW-firmware version v2.16, our equip-ment had v2.10 installed.After rebooting the IRD, we verifiedthe installed firmware version usingmenu “8 VERSION(SNMP)” and indeed,it showed “SW 02|2.16 HW 1.06”.The procedure to do the HW-upgradeis exactly the same, one has just tocheck the FPGA option within the Net-WorkUpdate tool instead of leaving itselected to CPU. The file is uploadedto the IRD and then flashed. It is veryreassuring to see feedback of this pro-cedure and after a short while the toolinforms about the successful update.The receiver can now be rebooted fromwithin the NetWorkUpdate tool, allow-ing for a fully remote operation.Still, we got curious about the JTAGHW-upgrade option and opened theNDS3975. The first thing we noticedwas how well designed the board is andthe exceptional quality of the manufac-turing process. Immediately we local-ized the FPGA-board with its JTAG-con-nector. The PCB clearly labels this portas being the JTAG port. It is very re-assuring to know that Desing offers itsend-users to upgrade the FPGA-boardthis way, since a failed HW-upgradewould otherwise render this remarkabledevice useless. Thumbs up!No doubt, Desing did think this onethrough and provides excellent supportand update possibilities. Being able toquickly update whole batches of IRDswithout physically touching them is themost productive way to keep all IRDsupdated. Add to this the fact that theIRD keeps on working during the up-date process and can be rebooted onlywhen it is most suitable and you willconclude that you are dealing with apremium product. We specially likedthe fact, that there is even a JTAG wayto update the HW-firmware.
    • 124 53■79www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志SW Update1. Start the NetWorkUpdate tool (Update_v1.48.1).2. Fill in the correct IP address of the NDS3975.3. Select the firmware file. Notice that it hasa *.bin file extension.4. During the flashing process, the progressis shown on the window. It is important tonot interrupt this procedure. Interestingly,the IRD continues to work normally duringthis process. This means that the upgradecan be done during regular working hoursand the reboot done at a more convenienttime.5. The message “Update successful!”means that the flashing has beencompleted and that the IRD can be rebootedto start the new firmware version.In TELE-audiovision 01-02/2013 we reported on the NDS3975,a professional IRD manufactured by DEXIN. In this report wedescribe how to upgrade its Firmware.www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/01/desing
    • 125 6347880 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comHW Update1. The NetWorkUpdatetool can be used for theHW-upgrade, too. Just makesure that the FPGA option isnow selected.2. Again, fill in the correct IPaddress of the NDS 3975.3. The firmware file for theHP-upgrade has to have a*.hw file.4. Press the Upgradebutton to start the process.The tool keeps the userinformed about theprogress – no doubts aboutwhat is happening!5. Successful upgrade!6. The IRD needs to berebooted in order to bootthe new firmware. Thiscan be done remotely withupdate tool at a convenienttime. During the upgrade,the IRD remains fullyoperational.JTAG7. Inside view of the NDS3975 – excellent build quality andstructured layout.8. The piggy-back FPGA board featuring its own JTAGconnector, clearly labelled on the PCB and compatible withthe regular USB-Blaster cable.
    • 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
    • 82 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comRevealingthe Secretsof theAZBox MESuper BoxFEATURE该独家技术信息由工程师所做AZBox ME Receiver Software
    • 83www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Part 4:Firmware• firmware updates made easy• thanks to OpenPLI support developersall over the world work on differentfirmware versions• new kernel version opens up newpossibilities• the recovery switch of the AZBox is yoursafety net: whenever something turnsout wrong you can always fall back on theinitial firmware
    • 1234584 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comFirmware forthe AZBox MEand MiniMeVitor Martins AugustoFEATURE AZBox ME Receiver SoftwareThere is a large and veryactive community of softwaredevelopers for the AZBox,which means owners of anyvariant of the AZBox range areblessed with a huge variety ofdifferent firmware versions totry out. Yet, many questionsbeg for an answer before westart tinkering with firmware.Can any firmware be used onany AZBox model? What’s thedifference between differentfirmware versions in the firstplace? Which special functionsdo they offer? This part of ourAZBox series deals with allthose topics and also discussesdifficulties you may encounterwith firmware experiments. Tostart with, please rememberthat you cannot just select anyfirmware for your AZBox andexpect it to work like a charm.Why is that?Well, even though the AZ-Box ME can store up to threeindependent firmware ver-sions in its flash memory (twoversions for the AZBox Mini-Me), all of them have to shareone joint kernel. So what’s allthat talk about firmware andkernel? Keep reading to findout!Each Linux operating sys-tem is made up of three dis-tinct components: boot loader,kernel and user interface. Eve-ry time a Linux-based receiverlike the AZBox is turned on,the boot loader is launched atfirst. Its main jobs are check-ing and initialising the hard-ware so that the kernel canthen be loaded. This so-calledkernel is the actual centrepieceof the operating system and itfeatures all vital functions thatbreathe life into the computeror – as in our case – the re-ceiver. One thing the kerneldoes not provide, however, is adirect interface between userand machine. This is the jobof the operating system. Tocomplicate things further, thename Linux actually only re-fers to the kernel, even thoughthe different Linux distribu-tions sharing the same kernelare also called that way…Let’s try now to clear thingsup a little. The kernel is de-veloped completely indepen-dently from the Linux distri-butions and from time to timenew kernel versions are madeavailable for Linux receivers.Yet, these are of no use toowners of those receivers un-til developers of new firmwaredistributions use the new ker-nel as the core of their firm-ware. What’s the reason fornew kernels in the first place?The same as for any updatedpiece of software – new func-tions and bug fixes. As far asthe AZBox is concerned, how-Update1. The boot loader menufor firmware updates startsautomatically when the receiverist started with an inserted USBmemory that contains a validfirmware update.2. The firmware updatenormally contains a kerneland the operating system. Itis possible to just update thekernel.3. Never turn off the receiverduring a flashing process. Butyou can relax – the AZbox Meand MiniMe have a recoveryfunction. If the flashing isinterrupted (i.e. due to a powerfailure), you can just boot arecovery image!4. Make sure to get the rightfile...5. … and this time, do notinterrupt the process,otherwise you will not be ableto use the remote controller.
    • 6 78 9101186 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comAZtrino6. The Canadian AZtrino version only includes satellites coveringNorth-America!7. Version v1.85 features a fully implemented blind scan, which iswhy this firmware is so popular.8. After exchanging the satellites.xml file with one for Europeanmarkets, the search will include satellites of this region.9. The GUI presents itself plain and simple, yet no information ismissing10. Finally, with AZtrino v2.0RC2 the Stream Information screen isworking as expected: the received signal is displayed over time –ideal for long term signal monitoring.11. How to exchange the satellites.xml file? This picture says it all.name somewhat implies, itsjob is to receive and processinfrared commands sent fromthe remote control as well asto control the receiver’s dis-play and manage the standbymode of the box. In order toreduce power consumption,the front processor is capa-ble of switching off the entirereceiver and then monitorswhether the power switch ispressed or a pre-programmedtimer event takes place, whichneeds to be recorded, for ex-ample. In such a case the frontprocessor will switch on thereceiver again.The front processor comeswith a flash memory of its ownwhich also holds correspond-ing firmware. In general, thisspecific firmware hardly everneeds to be updated, eventhough there might be in-stances when the manufac-turer wants to implement newever, there is another piece ofadvice you must always heed:All firmware versions that arestored in the flash memoryat the same time must sharethe same kernel, which in turnmeans all three firmware dis-tributions (two for the MiniMe)must have been developed forexactly the same kernel.If we look at an actual receiv-er now, we find that it comeswith a main processor andthe required firmware storedin the flash memory, but alsowith an additional processor-controlled circuit board that iscalled front processor. As the
    • 1213141587www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志select the desired flash mem-ory position with the firmwareversion you would like to run.It may feel a bit awkward atfirst to find the right momentfor pressing 0, 1 or 2 (only 0and 1 for the MiniMe) but aftera couple of tries you get theknack of it: Simply wait a fewseconds after switching on thereceiver and then keep the ap-propriate button pressed untilyou can see some progressfunctions here as well or hasto fix a software bug. In theAZBox ME this front proces-sor is called MICOM, and newfirmware version 2.0 for thisprocessor was released on 13September 2012.This new version resolves anissue with automatic switch-on, so that it is no longer re-quired to press the powerbutton on the remote controlor on the receiver itself afterusing the mechanical powerswitch on the back panel ofthe box. In addition, it is nowpossible to also use the buttonon the receiver to change intoand out of the standby mode.These two fixes may not soundlike a big deal, but they none-theless vastly enhance theAZBox user-experience. In aword, if you own an AZBox westrongly recommend going forthis improved firmware ver-sion.There are several ways toinitiate a firmware update forthe AZBox ME and MiniMe.One is to switch on the re-ceiver while keeping the VOL+button on the remote controlpressed. Next, you can keyin the receiver’s IP addressin the address line of yourbrowser on the PC. Keep aneye on the display of the AZ-Box ME, which will show thereceiver’s IP address (for theAZBox MiniMe you might haveto look it up in the DHCP list ofthe router). Shortly after, thebrowser will show the websiteof the boot loader which allowsyou to select your preferredmemory position.Next, you select the firm-ware file with the *.img ex-tension and tell the receiverwhether or not you want it toautomatically re-boot afterflashing. You can of course optto install more than one par-allel firmware versions, and inthat case you should not selectthe automatic re-boot optionso that you can return to theboot loader menu after flash-ing a firmware version in orderto repeat the same procedurefor the second (and/or third)firmware.Alternatively, you may wantto use a USB memory for in-stalling new firmware to theAZBox ME and MiniMe. Simplysave the firmware files ontothe USB memory, plug it intothe USB interface of the re-ceiver and re-start the box.The boot loader will automati-cally detect the memory withthe new firmware files and– provided the box runs onkernel version 3.3.1 or above– a special flash menu will belaunched which allows you toselect your preferred memoryposition. In addition, it is alsopossible to update the MICOMfront processor, and we didjust that by installing theMICOM v2 firmware withoutfurther ado and without anytroubles whatsoever. The onlything you have to make sureis that you select the MICOMversion that is developed foryour particular receiver. TheMICOM v2 firmware for theAZBox ME will not work withthe AZBox HD, for example.If your receiver has an olderkernel version (below 3.3.1)installed, the flash menu willnot pop up automatically. In-stead, you have to observethe display on your receiver.Another point worth mention-ing is that the file format ofthe firmware is different forUSB updates than for browserupdates. While an *.img file isrequired for browser updates,you need a USB-compatibleformat for USB updates, whichconsists of three individualfiles:• Image0.jffs2• Update.ext• Zbimage-linux-xloadThe files always have thesame name, irrespective ofthe firmware version, but youhave to be careful: The nameof the first file (Image0.jffs2)must be adjusted to reflect thedesired memory position. Forexample, if you want a spe-cific firmware version to besaved at position 2, you haveto change the name of the firstfile into ‘Image2.jffs2’. Not abig deal, but one of great im-portance!Remember: Right afterswitching on the AZBox ME orMiniMe or after resetting thereceiver (by pressing the pow-er button on the receiver forfive seconds) it is possible toOpenRSI12. About screen of OpenRSI –notice the kernel version 3.3.113. Lots of Plugins can beinstalled directly from thereceiver through the internet.14. This Linux firmware is verycomplete and user friendlyand even the default skin looksgreat.15. An one annoying bug wasfixed, too. Finally it is possibleto call the videotext usingthe TXT-button on the remotecontrol
    • 1617181920212288 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comon the screen. The AZBox MEshows the selected memoryposition on the display as welland once your choice appearson it you may safely releasethe button on the remote.So which firmware version isworth giving a try? We recom-mend AZtrino v1.6 (Mini-Me) /v1.7 (ME).This is the official AZBoxfirmware. AZtrino is based ona user interface that is radical-ly different from all other firm-ware versions. While you maybe underwhelmed by its visualappearance at first, you willdefinitely begin to appreciateits benefits after a short peri-od of familiarisation. It is verystreamlined and straightfor-ward and even feels more re-sponsive than other firmwareoptions. It goes without say-ing that it offers all relevantfunctions and features suchas blind scan, media playerand so on. For the AZBox MEyou should choose version 1.7,while for the MiniMe version1.6 is required.The Canadian distributor ofthe AZBox ME offers a firm-ware version for North Amer-ica (versions 1.77, 1.82 and1.85) which is slightly moreadvanced and hence also runsa tad more reliably. DXers, inparticular, prefer that firmwarethanks to its enhanced blindscan function. While users inother countries are of coursefree to install that firmware aswell, they should make a pointof saving a backup of all set-tings beforehand, since this USfirmware only includes satellitepositions that can be receivedOAM16. About screen of OAM,featuring the brand new kernel3.5.5 – unfortunately youcannot use this firmware inparallel with the other kernelv3.3.1 based firmware images.That will certainly change whenall teams release their v3.5.5based firmware versions.17. In this firmware, the mediaplayer has been replaced by acustom player called AZPlay.18. AZPlay feels a lot moreintegrated in the firmware.19. And naturally it supportssubtitles, which can beconfigured to suit the individualrequirements.20. As usual with OpenPLI-based firmware releases, theGUI is easy to use and featuresall possible functions.21. A few Plugins are pre-installed and many more canbe installed. Since this is apre-release, the plug-in serversare not online, so the user musttransfer the Plugins himself,using FTP.22. Thumbs up for this coolplugin, called “Satfinder”:finally bars that are big enoughto be read from distance.
    • 232425262790 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comin North America. How do youdo that?With an FTP client you needto copy the ‘satellites.xm’ filefrom the /etc/tuxbox/con-fig directory of your receiverto your PC and after flashingfirmware version 1.85 youcopy it back to the original di-rectory of the receiver. This isan absolute must, since other-wise a blind scan will not work.Please also note that this firm-ware is only compatible withthe AZBox ME, not the MiniMe.We tried it out on both, but thescreen stayed dark with theMiniMe.All official AZtrino firm-ware versions still use the oldv2.6.22 kernel. So if you wantto use the current OpenRSIv2.1 simultaneously there isonly one way out of this di-lemma: Use the unofficial betaversion called AZtrino v2.0RC2 which is already availablefrom many Internet forumsand which uses the new v3.3.1kernel.We also loved the new bootloader: When you plug in aUSB memory stick with thenew firmware and re-bootthe receiver a dedicated bootloader menu appears on theTV screen which greatly facili-tates firmware updates. Keep-ing your eyes glued to thereceiver display and pressinga button at exactly the rightmoment are now things ofthe past. In general, we foundthis firmware to be an excel-lent choice and one thing weparticularly appreciated is thefact that you can now call upa visual presentation of allreception parameters over alonger period of time.If you’re not a fan of AZtrinoor if you want to make full useof the huge offering of skins,settings and extensions thatare available on the Internetyou may want to look at theOpenRSI firmware, which is anoffspring of the OpenPLI firm-ware. It gives you the tried-and-tested standard Linuxuser interface and thankfullyyou’ll also realise quickly thatits developers have made gi-ant leaps forward when com-pared to our previous test. Inaddition, this firmware comeswith a very handy softwaremanager than can be usedto install all sorts of softwarecomponents right on the re-ceiver, provided it has accessto the Internet. The OpenRSIfirmware can easily be in-stalled alongside the AZtrinov2.0 RC2 firmware and we canstrongly recommend both forthe AZBox ME as well as theMiniMe. At long last, teletext isavailable and actually workingas well – in the past the TXTbutton did not launch the cor-responding software feature.The OAM (Open AZBoxMod) Pre-release 7 is a com-pletely new project, whichcurrently is only available as apre-release. What makes thisfirmware version interestingis that it uses the new v3.5.5kernel which comes with newdrivers for some DVB-C/T USBreceivers as well as for USBmemory sticks. Yet there isalso a major drawback: OAMcannot be used together withthe other firmware versionsfor the time being. As soon asyou install it the kernel will beupdated as well, which meansthe other firmware versions(which use the previous kernelversion) cannot be launchedany longer.While it is of course possibleto re-install the older kernelversion again by copying the‘zbimage-linux.xload’ onto aPersianEmpire23. Main menu with differentmenu-items.24. The pre-installed skinlooks different than usual.You don’t like it? Don’t deletethe firmware – try to install adifferent skin first! There aremany skins to choose from thedownload server and this canbe done directly at the receiverusing just your remote control!25. This is a great function:you can automatically havethe AZBox search the IMDB(Internet Movie Database) todisplay further informationabout the current program.Even if your provider does notinclude a proper EPG, you willfrom now on know everythingthere is to know about theconcert, series or movie youare watching.26. Interestingly, this firmwarefeatures a file browser in themain menu.27. Of course you get allinformation about the currentstream.
    • 28 3029 3192 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comgo a long way for both the AZ-Box ME and MiniMe receivers,making these boxes genuinelyfit for the future.If you want to catch a sneakpeek of what the future mighthold just have a look at thecurrently offered OAM firm-ware. While it is true that itsreliance on the latest kernelversion restricts the range ofalternative firmware versionsthat can be used in parallel,this disadvantage will shortlybecome a thing of the past.Once AZtrino and OpenRSIbecome compatible with thenew kernel as well, all threeversions will be on equal foot-ing.As always, we spared nei-ther effort nor expense duringour test as we tried out count-less firmware versions andeven accidentally rendered thereceivers inoperable due towrong kernel/firmware combi-nations. But that’s not to wor-ry: Simply install a compatiblefirmware version and you’reready to rock again. Whilemost of the time the problemwas an unfortunate selectionof firmware and kernel ver-sions, at one time we almosttotally wrecked the AZBox,something insiders refer to as‘bricking’. Yet again, we didn’tworry too much since boththe AZBox ME and the MiniMefeature a miraculous recoveryswitch on the back panel: Nomatter what has gone wrong,use this switch and a fresh in-stallation of the boot loader inthe flash memory will get youout of trouble.The AZBox ME and the Min-iMe have become very dear toour hearts and with constantlypushing the limits the fun justdoesn’t stop.Firmware versionsdiscussed in the report canbe downloaded from thefollowing websites:• www.azbox.com• www.azbox.ca• www.openrsi.org• www.openazbox.info• www.persianpros.orgFirmware Kernel Special FeaturesAZtrino v1.6 (MiniMe)/v1.7 (Me) 2.6.22 Official image.AZtrino v2.0 RC2 3.3.1Beta version with numerous bug fixes and new functions such asa boot manager for flashing via USB .OpenRSI v2.1 (2012-10-13) 3.3.1Reliable and tried-and-tested Linux firmware with all imaginablefeatures and functions.Open AZBox Mod Prerelease 5 3.3.1Older beta version that uses the same kernel as OpenRSI v.2.1and AZtrino v2.0 RC and therefore can be used in parallel.Open AZBox Mod Prerelease 7 3.5.5Current beta version with many new functions, requiring the latestkernel version and supporting a range of DVB-T/C and Internetreceivers via USB.Persian Empire RC2 3.3.1Modified OpenRSI firmware with numerous pre-installed plug-insand settings as well with its own skin.Chart: Overview of currently available firmware versions for the AZBox ME and MiniMePersianEmpire28. The plug-in browser. ThePersian Empire firmwarecomes with the most Pluginspre-installed and even thenyou can install further plug-insusing the green button. Fromhere you can download furtherskins, too29. The media player has itsown look and feel – this is skinart at its best.30. Congratulations tothe Persian Team: theyincorporated a full featuredlist of streaming many TVchannels.31. And yes – we tried it and itreally works.USB memory this will in turnmean that the OEM firmwarewill become useless. If youwant to use the OAM firmwarein parallel with OpenRSI v2.1and AZtrino 2.0 RC we rec-ommend searching for andinstalling OAM pre-release 5,since this also requires thev3.3.1 kernel.The Persian Empire ReleaseCandidate 2 firmware is basi-cally a modified OpenRSI firm-ware and comes with a num-ber of pre-configured plug-insand skins. The developershave gone to great lengths tocome up with a user-friendlyfirmware and it shows: Evenfirst-time users should quicklyget the knack of it. Once setup you only have to run theinstallation assistant and thenhave a fully-fledged receiver atyour disposal that will provideendless viewing pleasure. Ob-viously, you can arrive at thesame result with the originalOpenRSI firmware as well, butPersian Empire saves hugeamounts of time and researcheffort, particularly if you’rehappy with the ready-madeconfiguration this firmwareprovides.These are busy times for AZ-Box developers, and thanks tothe fact that this receiver typeis fully OpenPLI-compatible wecan expect that software vari-ations and improvements will
    • AZBox ME Receiver SoftwareAZBox SECRETS OVERVIEWRevealingthe Secretsof theAZBox MESuper BoxPart 1:BlindscanRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/azbox-me94 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • Part 2:MultimediaRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/azbox-mePart 3:Plugin-InstallationRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/09/azbox-mePart 4:FirmwareRead Full Reportwww.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/azbox-me95www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • 96 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comRoku2 XDTEST REPORT该独家报道由技术专家所作Internet Player
    • 97www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• SD and HD TV via the Internet• Can also be used as a radio• Large selection of Apps forevery application• Outstanding video and audioquality with 1080p and Dolby 5.1
    • 98 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTEST REPORT Internet PlayerMiniatureStreaming PlayerThanks to its feather-light weight of only 84gms(3 ounces) and its slim sizeyou can slip the box in yourpocket and take it with youwherever you go. Its high-gloss plastic housing givesoff a stable and cleanly de-signed impression.The included remote con-trol that came with our testmodel has a mere 11 but-tons, four of which make upthe group of ring buttons,and as hard as it is to be-lieve, these 11 buttons giveyou complete control of theRoku 2 XD Streaming Player!Before the box is readyto use, you have to spend ashort time with the Instal-lation Assistant. After that,the user is asked to registerthe hardware via the Inter-net; the user is directed toan Internet site and provid-ed with an activation code.Once the site has been ac-cessed on a PC and all theregistration information isentered, the user then sup-plies the activation codeshown on the box thus end-ing the initial installation ofthe Roku 2 XD. The box thenswitches over to the mainmenu.All of these steps func-tioned correctly during ourtests; unfortunately though,the registration process canonly be completed if a validpayment method is set up(credit card, PayPal, etc.).The manufacturer promis-es to keep this informationconfidential in order to pre-The Roku 2 XD’s mainmenu is made up of two subheadings, System Settingsand Channel Store.Since the box is shippedfrom the factory withoutany Apps pre-installed, theuser would need to down-load them directly from theRoku Channel Store via theInternet. After momentar-ily pressing a button on theremote control to accessthe Channel Store from themain menu, a huge selec-tion of downloadable Apps ismade available to the userthat are sorted by free andpaid Apps. At well over 500Apps, we quickly gave upcounting all of them.vent any unauthorized useof this information but thoseusers that only want to usethe box for its free contentand don’t need any of theextra features that come ata cost might take issue withthis requirement.
    • 12100 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. The Roku 2 XD can present the OSD in German,English, Spanish and French2. The setup of an Internet connection via WiFi workedperfectly3. The Roku 2 XD needs to be activated via its ownInternet page4. Settings menu5. The video signal from our test model, in addition toSD, can also be provided in 720p HD and 1080p Full HD6. Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio outputs areavailable7. The Roku Channel Store with over 500 Apps8. The Plex streaming service provides its ownindividual free App for the Roku 2 XD box9. Even popular games like Angry Birds is available inthe Roku Channel Store10. A Roku Game Remote is needed for some of thegames11. Even social networks such as Facebook can beaccessed via the Roku 2 XD12. If you want to buy an App, the purchase needsto be confirmed with the PIN code set up duringregistration
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    • 161718192013141521102 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com13. USTV Now lets you receiveAmerican channels outside ofthe USA14. The USTV Now EPG15. The USTV Now picturequality is quite good butdoesn’t reach HD levels. PVRcapabilities are available witha subscription16. The ADC video serviceoffers numerous interestingand exciting movies via theInternet and the Roku 2 XD17. Internet Radio – no prob-lem for the Tunein App18. Radio stations from theUSA via the Roku 2 XD box19. Facebook via the Roku 2XD box20. You can easily displaypictures and videos from yourFacebook friends21. Flixster provides accessto current movie and DVDtrailers
    • 2526+–Thomas HaringTELE-audiovisionTest CenterAustria22232427104 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comWell conceived concept, sophisticatedhardware and an enormous selection of Appshighlight the Roku 2 XD box. It’s easy to useand functioned without any problems duringour tests. Thanks to video playback at reso-lutions up to 1080p, the best possible picturequality can be achieved.Unfortunately, there’s no RJ45 network interface as well asno coaxial or optical digital audio output. Providing paymentinformation during registration didn’t appeal to us at all; itwould have been better to simply make it possible to deacti-vate those Apps you have to pay for.Expert Opinion22. Thanks to the freeVimeo App, high qualityInternet clips can beviewed via the Roku 2 XDbox23. BomTV lets you watchTV from India via theInternet24. Revision 3 providesa platform for artists,amateur movie producers,etc., to showcase theircreations to the public25. Access to our iTuneslibrary via the Plex App onthe Roku 2 XD. The coverart from our albums had afew glitches26. Thanks to the differentsignal encodings, variousvideo playback resolutionsand data rates are availablethrough Plex27. The free Picasa Appgives you access to all thepictures that you savedwith Google Picasa
    • DIGITALreceivers of这些是获得最高奖的产品106 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • Manufacturer 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 Report107www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • AWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st Century0.45Manufacturer 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 system108 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • 这些是获得最高奖的产品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 network109www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • AWARD WINNING Digital Receivers of 21st CenturyManufacturer 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 Report110 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • 这些是获得最高奖的产品Manufacturer AmikoWebsite www.amikostb.comFunction / & Com-bo Receiver with PVR/LAN ● / ●Channel Memory unlimitedDiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio ● / ●0.5404-05/2012AMIKO STHD-8820 CICXE PVRPerfect Box to Receive all AvailableHDTV ProgrammesTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/amikoRead TELE-audiovision Test Report0.56Manufacturer SkyworthWebsite www.skyworthdigital.comFunction Very small PVRReceiver with HDMI/LAN ● / ●DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3S-Video/HDMI — / ●Scart/Digital Audio — / —04-05/2012Skyworth HS-18 DVB-S2Sophisticated, fully-featured miniaturereceiverTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/skyworthRead TELE-audiovision Test Report111www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • Digital Receivers of 21st CenturyAWARD 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 Receiver112 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • signalanalyzers of这些是获得最高奖的产品114 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • Manufacturer 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 ReportManufacturer 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 Report115www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • Signal Analyzers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNINGManufacturer 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 ReportManufacturer 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 Report116 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • 这些是获得最高奖的产品Manufacturer 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 ReportManufacturer 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 Report117www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • Signal Analyzers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNINGManufacturer 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 ReportManufacturer 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 Report118 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • 这些是获得最高奖的产品Manufacturer Tianjin Deviser Electronics InstrumentWebsite www.devisertek.comFunction Satellite Antenna MeterFrequency Range 950~2150 MHzVideo Output —Built-in Monitor LCD display12-01/2012Deviser S20 Satellite MeterIdeally suited to fastly install dishesTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/01/deviserRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer 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 Report119www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • IPTV/WebTVreceivers of这些是获得最高奖的产品122 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • Manufacturer 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 Report123www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • IPTV/WebTV Receivers of 21st CenturyAWARD WINNINGManufacturer 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 — / ●0.5709-10/2012AZBox mini MEExcellent mini-receiver with Networkfeatures - ideal for a home networkTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/09/azbox-mini-meRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer 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!124 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • 这些是获得最高奖的产品Manufacturer LogitechWebsite www.logitech.comFunction IPTV ReceiverTELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/03/googletvRead TELE-audiovision Test ReportManufacturer JiuzhouWebsite www.jiuzhou.com.cnFunction IPTV Set-Top-BoxStream Protocol UDPMenu StandardsHTML4, Javascript 1.5, JavaVirtual MachineWLAN ● (via USB stick)12-01/2011Jiuzhou DTP8300IPTV Receiver Equippedwith Top-Notch Technology0.57TELE-audiovisionInternationalMagazineExpertOpinionwww.TELE-audiovision.com/11/01/jiuzhouRead TELE-audiovision Test Report125www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • 128 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comPocketOscilloscopeDSO201Oscilloscope for Basic Use
    • 129www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Provides a simple and easy way to check thebasic functions of a satellite system• Produces a 22kHz signal• Can also be used to check the video and audiosignal• Especially capable of finding complex errors
    • ■130 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comOscilloscope for Basic UseAntenna installers are some-times confronted with problemsthat they can’t solve even with ahigher-end satellite signal ana-lyzer. The pocket oscilloscopeDSO201 provides an interestingalternative. We tested it as a sig-nal analyzer for satellite installa-tions.The DSO201 represents an opensource development of the hardwareand software. It is based on an ARMMicrocontroller that comes with thenecessary inputs and outputs. Fromthe outside, the DSO201 looks simi-lar to an MP3 player; even the buttonshave the same symbols. But instead ofan output for a headphone, there’s aninput for the included oscilloscope testprobe. Aside from that, there’s also asmall slit in one corner with a metalpin. But this is not for fastening a car-rying strap; instead it’s an output forthe integrated signal generator. Thecolor screen is easy to read and at 320x 320 pixels its resolution is sufficient-ly high enough. A battery charger isnot included although any typical miniUSB charger can be used to charge theDSO201.Since with this oscilloscope we aredealing with an Open Source designand that the circuit board layout andthe source code are freely accessi-ble, a variety of firmware versionsA Small OscilloscopeAids in MeasurementsVitor Martins Augustoare available. All oscilloscopes withthe DSO201 label are compatible witheach other and can be operated withdifferent firmware versions that can bedownloaded, for example, from http://code.google.com/p/dsonano/. Afterseveral tests with the preinstalledfirmware, we opted to install the popu-lar “BenF” firmware. This version wasoptimized for speed and comes withsome sophistication.But the more important questionthat needs to be answered is: how doyou upload the new firmware? Short offinding a description on how to do this,we copied the two firmware files onto aMicroSD card. But after ten attempts totry and start a flash process, we knewThe DSO201 operates withan integrated signal generatorthat is capable of generating anacceptable 22kHz signal
    • ■132 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comit was time to throw in the towel andhave a look in the Internet for instruc-tions. Finding this wasn’t exactly easybut finally after a tutorial we under-stood why it didn’t work using the Mi-croSD card. The firmware is flashed viathe USB port. In order for this to work,you need DfuSe. This turns out to bea demo tool to update firmware thatcan be downloaded for free from www.st.com/stonline/stappl/resourceSelec-tor/app?page=resourceSelector&doctype=SW_DEMO&ClassID=1734.Next the oscilloscope must be start-ed in Bootloader mode. This is doneby turning on the oscilloscope whileholding down the minus (-) button.A notification identifying Bootloadermode appears on the screen and theDfuSe tool automatically recognizesthe oscilloscope. We recommend thatyou first create a backup of the exist-ing firmware before proceeding. To dothis select “Choose” in the “Upload Ac-tion” field. Select a name for the file,for example, “backup.dfu” and clickon “Upload”. Now you can upload al-ternative firmware at your leisure. Werecommend the “DSO BenF Firmwarev3.61”. This consists of two files, “DSOBenF APP v3.61.dfu” and “DSO BenFLIB v3.52.dfu”. Start both of them oneafter the other and then restart theDSO201.In comparison to a multimeter thatonly shows the current voltage level,an oscilloscope displays the voltageover a period of time and it makesanalog and digital signal visible. Witha multimeter you can, for example,check to see if the 14VDC power for anLNB in horizontal polarization is avail-able. The 22kHz signal that is used toswitch between an LNB’s low and highband cannot be seen with a multim-eter; it’s a square wave signal with afrequency of 22kHz but with a varyingvoltage of less than 1.0 volt. A mul-timeter would simply continue to dis-play 14V. An oscilloscope can make asquare wave signal visible and therebylets you confirm, for example, if a re-ceiver is properly producing a 22kHzsignal.The main feature of an oscilloscopeis its resolution. This describes the fre-Troubleshooting:the vertical/lowbandpolarization could notbe received from Astra19.2E. The DSO201was used to determinethat the multiswitchwas OKquency that the scope can measure.Professional analyzers can performfast measurements with over 100MHz.The DSO201 is promoted as having abandwidth of 1MHz but this is more ofa marketing value. In reality the band-width of handheld oscilloscopes shouldbe reduced by a factor of ten in orderto obtain more realistic values. So howelse would you use the DSO201 in sat-ellite applications beyond measuringthe 22kHz signal?As previously mentioned, an os-cilloscope measures a voltage overa period of time. This time period isuser-settable, typically from 1µs to 1sor even longer. This value representsthe time period on the x-axis while thevoltage is represented by the y-axis.When the end of the x-axis is reached,the display restarts from the begin-ning. With analog oscilloscopes with aCRT, the cathode beam is simply re-turned to the left side of the screenand starts moving once again to theright. Without any additional configu-ration a very confusing and fidgetyimage would be displayed; the returnsweep in the x-axis usually doesn’toccur at an ideal time for the nextgraphic to be offset generated. Tosolve this there’s the Trigger function.This function only allows a new graph-ic to be generated when the voltagelevel reaches a predefined level. Withperiodic swings a freeze-frame imageis created. The Trigger function offerstwo parameters: the voltage limit val-ue and the the Trigger type:- Decreasing- Increasing- Single shot- ContinuousA horizontal marker is raised or low-ered to mark the voltage level wherethe oscilloscope begins a new meas-urement from the left side of thescreen. The DSO201 can offset the nullpoint above the x-axis so that signalsthat exist before the Trigger point canbe made visible. In order to read theresults, a modern oscilloscope comeswith a Pause function that freezes thecurrent screen image. Two horizontaland two vertical markers can then beplaced as needed on the display sothat the voltage and time period canbe read. The calculated minimum andmaximum values along with the deltavalue are then displayed. The DSO201
    • ■133www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Troubleshooting continues: nosignal reached the Quadro LNB,a clear indication that there’s acable failure. The cause was thenquickly identified: The “F” couplingwas completely oxidized and hadto be replaced. Astra 19.2E couldonce again be received on all fourpolarizations! The DSO201 came tothe rescue!
    • 45678123134 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comhas the capability to automaticallymeasure and display the frequency ofa periodic signal.Our interest in the DSO201 has todo with a big problem that can be en-countered in a satellite antenna instal-lation. Customers routinely complainthat they can’t receive every channel.Many times the cause of this is faultysupply voltage to the LNB, a defective22kHz signal, sometimes it’s a defec-tive tuner and very often it’s simplythe LNB that is no longer up to snuff.Most satellite signal analyzers can’t beused to troubleshoot these problemsespecially when there are no substi-tute receivers or LNBs.An oscilloscope, on the other hand,can quickly pinpoint the cause of theproblem:• 14/18V Troublesooting: To checkand see if the LNB is getting the propervoltage, a multimeter would be goodenough. The voltage measured at theinner conductor should be 14VDC forvertical polarization and 18VDC forhorizontal polarization. But with the1. 14.1V and a straight line – the LNBwas switched to the vertical low band.2. The tuner provides the 22kHzsignal to switch to the high band. TheDSO201 automatically displays thesignal in the upper right. The shapeof the signal is quite good indicatingthat the tuner is using an optimalsignal generator.3. Checking the tuner of a receiver.The 22kHz signal in reality isonly 21.8kHz and the voltagelevel averages 18.9V (horizontalpolarization). This is all OK toguarantee the proper switching of theLNB.4. With another receiver the frequencyis 22.8kHz and for the verticalpolarization we measured 14.4V.5. With this receiver the signaldoesn’t exactly look like a squarewave yet it’s still correctly interpretedby our LNBs; the DSO201 alsoindicates an acceptable frequency of21.8kHz.6. Even DiSEqC commands can bedisplayed by the DSO201 but for themost part they can’t be interpreted.But at least you can confirm that asignal is being sent and also arrivingat the input of the multiswitch. Whilethe DiSEqC command is being sent,the 22kHz signal is momentarilyinterrupted!7. Here the DSO201 is displaying avideo line. Clearly recognizable to theleft is the black edge band and theline synchronization pulse as well asthe black edge band on the right side.8. Almost everyone has already seenan audio signal on an oscilloscope.DSO201 this voltage can not only bemeasured, it can also be monitoredover a short period of time so that, forexample, any dropouts or pulses canbe made visible.• 0/22kHz Signal: More and moreoften we see older receivers or signalanalyzers that can no longer properlyswitch to the high band. The questionthe installer has to answer: is the tun-er defective or is it the LNB? With theDSO201 you can instantly determine ifthe 22kHz signal is available and if it’sof sufficient quality. In theory it shouldbe a square wave signal but in realitydifferent receivers produce very indi-vidualized switching signals.• DiSEqC Commands: Another prob-lem could be faulty switching betweendifferent satellite positions. DiSEqCswitches have a tendency to fail es-pecially if they’re mounted on theantenna mast. In our experience thelife span of a DiSEqC switch is aboutfour years before at least one inputno longer functions correctly. TheDSO201 can’t be used to interpret theDiSEqC commands, but they can bemade visible. So, the DSO201 can beused to confirm that the signals arebeing sent and that they are reachingthe corresponding multiswitch.
    • ■1136 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com• RS-232: The DSO201 can also beused to display the RS-232 signals,that is, the serial interface communi-cations. It’s not possible to log or in-terpret these signals but you will beable to recognize, just like with DiSEqCcommands, that data bits are beingsent or received. And with a little prac-tice, the baud rate can be identified.We recommend preparing an extraadapter with which the RX and TX datalines can be more easily probed sinceit would be very hard to get to the cor-responding pins of the interface.• Video-Signal: The best way tocheck a composite video signal is witha TV but a picture doesn’t always makeit to the TV screen. There could be afault with the receiver or with the TV,or the problem could be with the cable.If you as an installer don’t have a sub-stitute at hand, the DSO201 can help.It can present the TV picture lines thatare easy to recognize based on theblanking intervals. Not much practiceis needed to determine if a video sig-The DSO201 can easily beused on all the different receiveroutputs to determine if a signalis present without the need ofcables or monitors.
    • 2137www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志nal is useable based on the graphic.• Audio-Signal: Just like with the vid-eo signal, the DSO201 can also displaythe audio signal. This makes it easy todetermine if an audio signal is presentor if there’s a problem inside the re-ceiver. A small tip: make sure the vol-ume isn’t turned all the way down, themute function isn’t active or if only thedigital audio output is active…You’ll always come across some-thing that doesn’t work and yet withthe DSO201 oscilloscope the problemcan typically be isolated in just min-utes. Sometimes the LNB voltage fails,sometimes the 22kHz generator be-comes defective. More often than notthough it’s a problem in the cabling:the wrong cable is connected to themultiswitch and no signal reaches theTV room. The DSO201 can help in aninstant.If you’re not expecting a powerful,professional-class digital oscilloscope,you won’t be disappointed with theDSO201. The scope is quite small andrelatively inexpensive. It has becomea standard piece of test equipmenthere in our test center; it takes up lessroom than a multimeter and is a per-fect troubleshooting tool.1. The DSO201 is programmed with the help of the DfuSe demo application. The device isturned on by holding down the VOL button and connected to a PC via the USB interface.DfuSe should show “STM Device in DFU Mode” in the upper left.2. First you should create a backup the preinstalled firmware. Click on “Choose” to namethe file and then on “Upload”. When the status line below shows “Target 00: Uploadsuccessful!” you can safely upload alternative firmware. In an emergency you can reloadthe backup.Our test center is al-ways busy. There arereceivers, signal analyz-ers, TV cards, etc. thatconstantly need to betested. Unfortunately,you can’t get around thefact that there will some-times be failures. And soI had my own little dumbmishap: everyone knowsthat you shouldn’t plugin or unplug an LNB ca-ble while the tuner isturned on so as to avoidany short circuits. But ifyou’re in the middle of atest and need to quick-ly move a cable around,you might be inclined toignore this golden rule.Last night while I wasundergoing an extremesatellite card test thatinvolved switching backand forth between differ-ent antennas, I wantedto connect the motorizedantenna one more time.I unplugged the cableOne Dayin theTest Center...and then wanted to plugit in to the antenna whena small spark jumpedfrom the center conduc-tor to the outside shield.This wouldn’t be the firsttime that this happenedto me but at some pointin subsequent tests I nolonger had a proper sig-nal. Of course, I thought,the tuner had failed. Butit wasn’t that simple; Iwas still able to displaytransponders with Cra-zyScan although the an-tenna wouldn’t turn andactually the spectrumshould have appeareddifferently.To make a long storyshort, I used to DSO201to determine that thetuner was no longer sup-plying the necessary14/18V. That I was stillable to receive tran-sponders was only be-cause the antenna hada twin LNB. The neces-sary voltage was beingsupplied by other satel-lite signal analyzers thatwere also connected.That’s why it was pos-sible to receive a sig-nal but not possible toswitch between polari-zations. And it’s exactlythese kinds of “failures”where the DSO201 wouldbe a perfect tool to findout what’s going on.A useful tip: if you wantto move cables around ona satellite PC card with-out having to turn the PCon and off, simply endthe TV application. Thiswould also turn off thepower to the tuner and ashort circuit would thennot cause any damage.
    • 140 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comI/QVectorsSwap• how to detect phase shifts automatically• reversing inverted phase shifts• finding the synchronization byte• how a constellation diagram showsswapped vectorsFEATURE该独家技术信息由工程师所做Phase Shifts in Digital TV
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    • ■graph 1.■graph 3.■graph 2.142 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comFEATURE Phase Shifts in Digital TVJacekAs satellite signal analyzers become more and moreaffordable, many satellite enthusiasts decide to buyand use them. When they start playing with their newinstruments, they sometimes encounter terms not soobvious to everybody. Transponder frequency, symbolrate, FEC or polarization are commonly used and mostof the users have no problem in apprehending theirmeaning. But I/Q vectors can be a puzzle for some ofthe fans. You can see “I/Q Normal” and “I/Q Inverted”(or “I/Q Swapped”) options in some analyzer screens.What does it mean? In fact, it is not anything complexand we will explain it in a simple way in this featurearticle.PhaseshiftSymbol45° 00135° 01225° 11315° 10Let’s consider the simplestform of modulation used insatellite TV – QPSK. In thismodulation, the sinusoidalsignal amplitude remainsunchanged but its phase canchange at regular intervals.For example, if we have atransponder broadcastingwith a symbol rate of 27.5Ms/sec, its phase can change27.5 million times in a sec-ond. Or we can say that onesymbol lasts forsec (about 36 nanoseconds).There are four phase shiftsallowed in QPSK what cor-responds to four differentsymbols.In the figures below(graph.1-3), you can see anexample of a QPSK modulat-ed carrier with all four possi-ble phase shifts in the order:45°, 135°, 225°, 315°.In this example, there are
    • ■graph 4. ■graph 5.144 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comfour symbols sent: 00, 01, 11and 10. Just to remind you,in QPSK, a symbol is a pairof subsequent bits.Phase shifts are producedby summing a carrier sig-nal with the auxiliary signalof the same frequency butshifted in phase by 90°. AQPSK modulated signal canbe defined as:The resulting y(t) is also asine function but its ampli-tude and phase depends onthe I and Q values. In QPSKmodulation I and Q can beequal either to 1 or to -1.Therefore we have four dif-ferent possibilities for y(t):orororA pair of bits is assignedto each possible state ofy(t) in QPSK. This is showngraphically in a constella-tion. (graph 4.)In other words, if the in-coming signal is shifted 45°in phase,,your receiver understandsthat two zero bits are be-ing sent to it. If the signal isshifted by 135°, your box as-sumes that bits 1 and 0 havearrived and so on.And what will happen if weswap the I and Q vectors?This may happen if some-body unintentionally setsup the headend in a wrongway or simply will not takeinto account the natural vec-tor swap that takes placein some frequency conver-sions.In such situation the con-stellation will look differently– see the graph 5.The 45° and 225° shiftsproduce the same bits aspreviously but the remain-ing two: 135° and 315° areswapped.So, in a continuous flow ofbits, some pairs of bits willstay undistorted (00 and11) but the other pairs willtake reverse values 10 willchange to 01 and vice versa.That’s the effect of invertedI/Q modulation.Some old timers can stillremember the first genera-tion of satellite receivers thatin their transponder data re-quired the user to define I/QNormal or I/Q Inverted. Morerecent receiver can auto-matically detect I/Q inversionand reverse the operation oftheir demodulators accord-ingly. But how is it possible todetect a I/Q swap?The transport stream con-sists of fixed length datapackets. For example theDVB standard requires thepacket to have 204 bytes.The very first byte in everypacket is always the same0x47 in hexadecimal nota-tion or simply 01000111 inbinary format. It is calledthe sync byte as it is usedfor synchronization. Your re-ceiver right after tuning to anew transponder starts look-ing for the 0x47 bytes to findthe ones located every 204bytes in a stream. Only inthis way it can start decod-ing the content of the pack-ets. If it is impossible to findregularly spaced 0x47 bytes,it is a clear indication thatI/Q vectors are swapped. So,the receiver also swaps I/Qsignals in its demodulatorbecause one inversion andanother inversion recreatesthe normally modulated sig-nal again.The principle describedabove applies also to morecomplex modulations like8PSK or QAM. The only dif-ference is that I and Q cantake more values than 1and -1 as in QPSK what re-sults in more phase shiftsand amplitude values of y(t).The effect of I/Q swap isthe same: some bits remainunchanged, the others arereversed (0 becomes 1 andvice versa). However, as youalready know now, it is notso difficult to detect suchsituation and take counter-measures - simply applyadditional I/Q swaps in a re-ceiver.Signal analyzer can detectI/Q swap on the same basisas your receiver does. QPSKmodulators usually offer intheir menu a possibility toinvert I and Q vectors. To-day, it does not make anydifference to your receiv-er whether a transpondertransmits with normal or in-verted I/Q vectors. And theviewer cannot sense it in anyway either.
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    • 152 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comSignalAnalyzersfromSAT-LINKCOMPANY REPORT该独家报道由高级编辑所作Digital Meter Manufacturer SAT-LINK, Quanzhou, China
    • ■153www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Only five years on the market• Focusing on the signal analyzer product group• Offers signal analyzers in four function classes and fourprice classes• Optimizes signal analyzers for every region• Brand new: combo analyzers for DVB-S2 and T2 with fastspectrum displayHere in this building in Quanzhou’s High Tech Park you’llfind SAT-LINK’s headquarters and the signal analyzer’s finalassembly area. The circuit boards and remaining componentsare assembled in another location in Quanzhou.
    • ■ëQuanzhou154 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comQingZhang Lin isSAT-LINK’s GeneralManagerSAT-LINK hasonly one productgroup: digitalsignal analyzersDigital Meter Manufacturer SAT-LINK, Quanzhou, ChinaIf you do only one thing, you can fullyfocus on that one thing. This is Qing-Zhang Lin’s philosophy. He is GeneralManager of the five-year young compa-ny SAT-LINK. “We only produce digitalsignal analyzers”, confirms QingZhangLin, “and are exclusively involved in theexport market.”The company was founded only fiveyears ago in 2008 with 20 R&D em-ployees and 200 production employees.Five years later it has grown to 30 R&Dengineers and 250 production employ-ees.SAT-LINK’s headquarters are locatedin Quanzhou’s High Tech Park in theFujian province in southeastern Chinadirectly across from Taiwan. The pro-duction facilities with the latest SMTmachines are in the Luojiang suburbnortheast of the seven-million-inhabit-ant city of Quanzhou.Since SAT-LINK only exports theirproducts, we wanted to know wherethey all go. General Manager QingZhangLin lists for us all the different regions:“60% of our production is shipped toEurope, 20% travels to the Middle East,10% goes to North America and the restare shipped to the remaining regions.”SAT-LINK has expanded its productrange so that four different classes arecovered. The top-end and thus mostexpensive signal analyzer comes withthe largest display and an illuminatedkeyboard. One of the analyzers in thisseries, the combo SAT-LINK model WS-6936 for DVB-S and DVB-T, was alreadyintroduced by us in the 11-12/2012 is-sue. Business Manager Nancy tells usCOMPANY REPORT
    • 1156 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Project Manager GuiHuang Huangpresents SAT-LINK’s high-end successmodel. This analyzer is available in variousversions and will shortly also be availableas a combo unit with DVB-S2 and DVB-T2as well as a very fast spectrum display.that this analyzer series is very popularin Europe.The next class of analyzers are thosewith smaller displays and non-illuminat-ed keyboards. “These analyzers are es-pecially popular in the Middle East.”There are also two brand new Satel-lite Finder product lines: one of thesehandy models even has a camera input.“This is actually in high demand in theMiddle East since many people therehave installed security cameras. Theycan use this new signal analyzer to veryeasily check the function of these cam-eras.” This new satellite signal analyzerwith camera input even comes with a12V output to supply power to the se-curity camera.And as if that weren’t enough, SAT-LINK also offers a simple Satellite Finderwith a display that only shows receptionparameters and therefore can be of-fered very inexpensively. “This instru-ment is, for example, very well-suitedfor South America”, Business ManagerNancy tells us.And with that, SAT-LINK covers thefour most important functions and pric-ing levels and can therefore offer thesedevices to all the regions of the world.All of the signal analyzers also comewith DVB-S2 tuners and the terrestrialversions and combo models come withnot only DVB-T/T2 but will soon also beavailable with ATSC (for North Ameri-ca) and then in the following year withISDB-TB for the South American mar-ket. “We’re in the process of expandingour activities in the Americas”, revealsGeneral Manager QingZhang Lin, “andwe will also have a greater presence attrade shows in that area.”While SAT-LINK in their first year wasonly able to sell about 10,000 pieces,five years later those production num-bers have nearly quintupled. And it’sespecially their brand new combo mod-el for DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 that prom-ises to be quite a success for SAT-LINK.Since many of the countries in Europeand Africa are quickly switching over to2. Nancy is Business Manager and isalways on the telephone taking ordersfrom customers from all over the world.When she’s not at SAT-LINK’s headquarterstalking with customers on the phone, she’straveling all over the world visiting them.3. R&D Manager Han Guang Rongis responsible for the function anddevelopment of the signal analyzers. Hechecks the function of SAT-LINK’s deviceswith oscilloscopes and other professionaltest equipment.
    • 23157www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • ■12158 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTest report of the SAT-LINK combo model WS-6936 for DVB-Sand DVB-T in the 11-12/2012 issuewww.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/satlinkDVB-T2, demand for exactly this typeof model is increasing dramatically.“Our newest signal analyzer also oper-ates with a very fast spectrum display”,remarks Project Manager GuiHuangHuang, who plans the technical featuresof their models. “Aside from that, ourmodels also come with an HDMI out-put”, he adds, showing how universallycapable SAT-LINK’s signal analyzerscan be.By focusing on the digital signal an-alyzer product group, SAT-LINK hasmanaged to thoroughly penetrate themarket in just the few years since itsfounding. By skillfully splitting the ana-lyzers into four different classes, SAT-LINK can offer the right device for everymarket. And by constantly updating thecompatible standards, SAT-LINK’s sig-nal analyzers are perfectly suited foreach market.1. New from SAT-LINK: thecompany’s first SatelliteFinder and thus their mostinexpensive product class.It’s available for DVB-Sand DVB-S2.2. This analyzer isalso new; it even has adedicated camera input sothat security cameras canbe tested. These analyzersare especially popular inregions where securitycameras are standard.These signal analyzers arealso available in DVB-Sand DVB-S2 versions.
    • 12 3160 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comSignal Analyzer Production at SAT-LINK
    • 456161www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. A look at Final Assembly. Here the completed circuit boards with thehousing, the battery, the monitor, etc., are assembled into a complete signalanalyzer.2. An employee is soldering a chip3. The connection plug is soldered.4. The battery is installed in the housing.5. An employee flashes the signal analyzer’s memory6. A technician checks out a defective signal analyzer.
    • 7 8910162 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com7. Problem found: the technicianidentified a cold solder joint8. The last functionality test:each completed signal analyzeris checked here to make sureit actually works the way itshould. The technician connectseach analyzer and only after asuccessful test can the analyzersbe shipped out.9. The completed analyzersundergo a 48-hour battery testhere: the battery is charged forfour hours and then dischargedfor four hours during whichthe antenna input is connectedto a dummy load to simulatean antenna connection. Thisprocess is repeated six times toverify that the battery functionscorrectly.10. A look in the shipping area:the SAT-LINK analyzers arepacked here and preparedfor transportation to theexport market. Since none ofthese analyzers are shippeddomestically to China, the entireproduction is exported.
    • 164 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com• Very good operational organization• Concentration on professional satellitereception products• In-house development department• IRD is their success productThe NewTecsysSMDLineCOMPANY REPORT该独家报道由高级编辑所作Professional Equipment Manufacturer Tecsys, Brazil
    • ■165www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Tecsys ProductionManager Adilson da Silvaholding a circuit boardproduced by their newSMD machine.
    • ■ëSão José dosCampos■166 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comJose MarcosFreire Martinsis one of thefounders of Tecsysand is CEO of thecompanyWith a new SMD line that has beenin operation since June 2012, the Bra-zilian manufacturer Tecsys can furtherincrease their quality and improve theirreaction time to incoming orders. Tec-sys produces everything themselves.Tecsys was founded in 2000 by threepartners who were all involved formany years in the TV reception indus-try. Today the three founders wear dif-ferent hats at Tecsys: CEO is Jose Mar-cos Freire Martins, CCO is Jorge AlbertoGanuza and CTO is Rodolfo Vidal. CEOJose Marcos Freire Martins explains tous how it all started: “Tecsys began asa manufacturer of SMATV products. Wehad seven employees and produced,Jorge AlbertoGanuza is alsoone of the threefounders and isCCOfor example, head ends.” The companygrew very quickly. “Today we have 97employees of which 28 of them are en-gineers.”Tecsys produces everything that canbe found in head ends, from IRDs (thecompany’s success product) to modula-tors and decoders. Tecsys ships primar-ily to the domestic Brazilian market;many of the larger TV organizationsutilize Tecsys products. Business is sogood that, according to CCO Jorge Al-berto Ganuza, Tecsys is planning onmoving into a much larger building.A highlight at Tecsys is their SMD line.This work was previously outsourced toanother company but by installing theirown production line, Tecsys is now notonly much more flexible when it comesto the customer’s requirements, butthey can also react more quickly tochanges in their own products. The en-tire production operation at Tecsys isCOMPANY REPORT Professional Equipment Manufacturer Tecsys, Brazil
    • 123168 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comunusually well organized: “Lean Produc-tion” is the keyword from ProductionManager Adilson da Silva, who showedus the details of the operation (see pic-tures).By concentrating on reception tech-nology primarily that of satellite TV,Tecsys has created an interesting nichefor themselves. With their modern pro-duction system and their highly profes-sional operational organization, Tecsysis poised to become a stronger force onthe world market.
    • 4567169www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. Bruno Renato is responsible for incoming inspection. Alldeliveries are sorted into three categories and color coded:red is for products that don’t meet the requirements, yellow (asshown in the picture) is for those products that still need to bechecked and green indicates that the products can be releasedto the stockroom.2. Warehouse Supervisor is Helbert Lopes Silva. He shows ushow the system functions: “Each delivery has its own barcodelabel.”3. A look in the stockroom with the rolls of surface mountcomponents for the SMD machine.4. All products are given a code that identifies its location inthe stockroom. This makes it easy to find a missing productioncomponent.5. Rodrigo Rosa is the SMD machine technician. He explains tous the production process with the SMD machine.6. The empty circuit boards are fed into the machine.7. Components are now placed on the board.
    • 8910170 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com8. Then the stuffed circuit board is placed in an oven. The circuit boardis then heated to a specific temperature depending on the number ofcomponents and the size of the board. “We use software to calculatethe necessary temperature that can be anywhere from 108°C to 260°C”,explains Rodrigo Rosa.9. Each circuit board is checked with a microscope.10. The last step is the solder bath. The internal temperature reaches246°C.11. Multiple circuit boards are needed for a complete Tecsys IRD, plusthere’s also a power supply circuit board.12. A detailed functionality check is performed before final assembly.
    • 1112172 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • ■174 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comFinally, there’s the burn-in process.“The devices are run for two days.”
    • 176 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com• Develops receivers withcomplex features• Installation of Apps on alimited basis• Android systemrequires higher qualitycomponents that resultsin higher costs• Android is well-suitedfor private users but onlylimited for cable networkoperatorsJiuzhou´sAndroidDepartmentCOMPANY REPORT该独家报道由高级编辑所作Android R&D
    • ■177www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Jiuzhou’s company headquarters inShenzhen’s High Tech Park. Here you’ll find15 receiver developers that are workingexclusively on the Android operating system.
    • ■ëShenzhen■178 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comYongjun Zhang is the AndroidProduct Manager. He’s familiarwith all the advantages anddisadvantages of this operatingsystem.Will Android become theoperating system of the future?With an enormous R&D department,Jiuzhou has become one of the trailblaz-ers of large receiver manufacturers forsatellite, terrestrial TV and cable recep-tion. Quite a few different operatingsystems can be found in these receiversbut there’s one operating system thateveryone has been talking about for thepast several years: the Android system.Here at TELE-audiovision we also havebeen expecting that more and morereceivers would appear on the marketwith this operating system, yet thathasn’t really happened. We introducedone of the first boxes, a DVB-T receiver- the DTP2100 from Jiuzhou, back in our11-12/2012 issue. So, is the expectedAndroid receiver boom now going to getoff the ground?Who better to answer this questionthan the Android receiver Product Man-ager at Jiuzhou, Yongjun Zhang, whocurrently is developing Android prod-In the 11-12/2012 issue we introduced the new Jiuzhou receiverDTP2100, one of the first receivers based on the Android operatingsystem.www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/jiuzhouCOMPANY REPORT Android R&D
    • 12180 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. In the Jiuzhou lobby: Android Product Manager Yongjun Zhang(left), TELE-audiovision Editor-in-Chief Alexander Wiese (center) andDemi Tao (right) from Jiuzhous Overseas Marketing.2. A look at the R&D Team that is developing receivers with theAndroid operating system.3. Brand new: development sample of an Android receiver with WiFi.4. A peek inside this new WiFi Android receiver.ucts together with 15 engineers. Hetells us: “We started developing an An-droid based receiver back in 2011 andthis was with 10 engineers.” The firstreceiver came out in 2012, the one weintroduced in the 11-12/2012 issue. “Aconsiderably better model is just be-ing finalized; it has a 1GHZ chip, 1GB ofRAM and uses a Hisilicon chipset.”This receiver model will be availablein different Combo variations - eachunit is IPTV capable and can also re-ceive one of the following standards:DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2 or DVB-C. “We’realso preparing something very special:a Dongle that can be plugged in to aTV’s HDMI jack. The Dongle is being de-
    • 34181www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志veloped based on the Android system.”We love all of these new products be-cause Android is especially well-suitedfor all of the different functions thatIPTV offers.And it’s here where Android’s weak-ness can be seen. Yongjun Zhang ex-plains, “The system is so open that ca-ble operators are not at all happy aboutit; their business is based on the saleof additional services.” Thanks to all theavailable Apps, the additional servicesfrom cable operators will no longer beneeded. As a result, in the eyes of ca-ble operators, Android won’t be of anyuse to them. “Many of the cable opera-tors want to offer their Triple Play ser-vice which includes TV, telephone andInternet”, explains Yongjun Zhang, “butin the case of an Android box, if a userinstalls one of the free telephone Apps,they will no longer need the telephoneservice from the cable provider. EvenTV channels can be received with a va-riety of Apps and for the cable operatorthis would eliminate their number oneselling point.” As a customer, a high-speed Internet connection is all thatyou’d need; you could then install eve-rything else yourself that up until nowcould have been acquired through thecable company.Yongjun Zhang puts it all together:“For these providers the Android sys-tem is not convenient since it is such anopen system. We need a version of theoperating system that is limited.” As anexample he mentions the Digital RightsManagement: “If providers can no long-er control the content, they won’t haveany desire to implement such a system.”The question of whether Android willbe the operating system of the futurecan be answered like this: Android re-ceivers are definitely interesting for pri-vate users but for providers, that lookto offer high-quality content, there’s nocable operators if they were to offerlots of elaborate features. And that’sexactly what the Jiuzhou developersare working on: in particular for the lo-cal Chinese market they are developingAndroid cable receivers with sophisti-cated features and limited capabilitiesto install Apps. Receivers based on theAndroid system are ideal for certain ar-eas but this operating system would nottake the place of the other operatingsystems.advantage for Androidreceivers. “Aside fromthat, there are also thehigh-value Android com-ponents; to be able touse all of these functionsyou’d need faster CPUsand more memory.” Thisincreases the prices forAndroid receivers on theorder of 10-20% overstandard receivers. An-droid receivers wouldbecome interesting for
    • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the WorldWORLDof Digital TV ComA Listings of all Company Reports published by TELE-audiovision (aka TELE-satellite) International MagaNote: some companies may be out of business due to the fast changes in digital tv trade. We suggest toManufacturers (including Software and Information Providers) Company Country City Main Personalities ABC BIZNIS Slovakia Topolcany Veronika Resetkova ABCOM Slovakia Topolcany Juraj Masaryk ABCOM Slovakia Topolcany Juraj Masaryk ALUOSAT China Shenzhen Luo Shigang AMIKO Hungary Budapest József Zsimán, Zsolt Harangi ANTIFERENCE UK Lichfield Trevor Paintain ABIPBOX Slovakia Topolcany Juraj Masaryk APPLIED INSTR. USA Indianapolis Tom Haywood, Scott Haywood ARION Korea Seoul Jason Lee ARION Korea Seoul Sam Chang AZURESHINE Taiwan Taoyuan Allen Shen BOIINGSAT China Zhuhai Haowen Chiang, Jason Chiang BOMARE Algeria Algiers Ali Boumediene BOXSAM China Jinhua Xiaofeng Huang, Jeffrey Zhao BSD Brazil Jundiai Marcos Bernardini (Benni) BYS Algeria Oran Slimane Ait Yala CHANGHONG China Mianyang Richard Cheng Li DMS USA Atlanta Tim Heinrichs DEVISER China Tianjin Zhong Changgan, Jason Wu DISHPOINTER UK London Alan DVBCN China Shanghai Anna Xie FORTECSTAR Canada Toronto David McGrath GLOBALINVACOM UK Althorne Ivan Horrocks GLOBALSAT China Zhuhai Mike Miao, Alvin Sun, Josie Yang GOLDENMEDIA Germany Rudersberg Rose Chakir GOOSAT China Zhuhai Mike Miao, Alvin Sun, Josie Yang HORIZON UK Harlow John McLoone, Robert Sydee 182 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
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    • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World 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 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 STAB Italy Ferrara Giorgio Bergamini SUBURSEMESTA Indonesia Jakarta Liong Ten Fook Company Country City Main Personalities 184 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
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    • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World 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 COSMOSAT Argentina Buenos Aires Ricardo 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 186 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
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    • Aluo-SatChinawww.aluo-sat.comConsultingDistributionTurnoverUS$ 1-5mioEmployees5-10 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/09/05/aluosatAntiferenceUKwww.antiference.co.ukManufacturer of TVAntennas and AccessoriesTurnoverUS$ 10-25mioEmployees100-250 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/11/antiferenceAzureshineTaiwanwww.azureshine.com.twManufacturerof Professional DishesTurnoverUS$ 5-10mioEmployees50-100 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/07/07/azureshine189www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the WorldBoiingsatChinawww.boiingsat.comLNB ManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 10-25mioEmployees100-250 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/05/boiingsatBSDBrazilwww.portalbsd.com.brDigital TV InformationWebsiteTurnoverUS$ 0.5-1mioEmployees5-10 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/01/bsdDeviserChinawww.devisertek.comManufacturer of SignalAnalyzers and BroadcastMeasurement InstrumentsTurnoverUS$ 25-30mioEmployees250-500 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/07/deviser190 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • DishpointerUKwww.dishpointer.comInformation Websiteand Software ProgrammingTurnoverUS$ 0.5-1mioEmployees5-10 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/08/03/dishpointerDVBCNChinawww.dvbcn.comDigital TV Forum Websiteand Software ProgrammingTurnoverUS$ 1-2.5mioEmployees10-25 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/dvbcnGlobalInvacomUKwww.globalinvacom.comManufacturerof Fibre Optic ProductsTurnoverUS$ 5-10mioEmployees50-100 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/10/09/globalinvacom191www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World Golden MediaGermanywww.cynextra.comManufacturerof Digital TV ReceiverTurnoverUS$ 1-5mioEmployees10-25 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/10/09/goldenmediaGOOSATChinawww.goosat.comHigh QuantityManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 100-150mioEmployees500-1000 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/goosatHorizonUKwww.horizonhge.comManufacturerof Signal MetersTurnoverUS$ 2-5mioEmployees10-50 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/01/horizon192 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • JiuzhouChinawww.jiuzhou.com.cnManufacturer of STB,IPTV, LNB, Fibre OpticsTurnoverUS$250-500mioEmployees1000-2500 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/03/jiuzhouMFCUSAwww.microwavefilter.comHF FilterManufacturerTurnoverUS$2.5-5mioEmployees50-100 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/09/03/mfcPanodicChinawww.panodic.comSTBManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 100-150mioEmployees1500-2000 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/03/panodic193www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the WorldSatbeamsBelgiumwww.satbeams.comSatellite InformationWebsite and SoftwareProgrammingTurnoverUS$ 0.5-1mioEmployees2-5 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/10/11/satbeamsSat-LinkChinawww.sat-link.com.cnSignal Analyzersfor Digital TVTurnoverUS$ 5-10mioEmployees250-500 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/03/satlinkSatsonBelgiumwww.satson.comSpecial Productfor HDMI DistributionTurnoverUS$ 0.5-1mioEmployees2-5 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/13/01/satson194 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • SatGuysUSAwww.satelliteguys.comSatellite InformationWebsite and ForumTurnoverUS$ 0.5-1mioEmployees5-10 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/satguysSkyworthChinawww.skyworthdigital.comHigh QuantitySTB ManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 200-300mioEmployees2000-3000 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/03/skyworthSmartWiDenmarkwww.smartwi.netManufacturerof Wireless Card ReaderTurnoverUS$ 1-2mioEmployees5-10 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/10/11/smartwi195www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the WorldSowellChinawww.sowell-tech.comDigital TV STB ManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 50-100mioEmployees50-100 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/05/sowellSpaunGermanywww.spaun.comHigh QualityAccessories ManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 10-25mioEmployees50-100 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/08/03/spaun Spaun PowerGermanywww.spaun.comManufacturerof Power SuppliesTurnoverUS$ 2.5-5mioEmployees25-50 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/10/11/spaun196 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com
    • TopsignalChinawww.topsignalsat.comSatellite DishMass ManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 10-25mioEmployees250-500 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/09/topsignalTenowChinawww.tenower.comPC CardManufacturerTurnoverUS$ 2-5mioEmployees10-25 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/11/03/tenowTSReaderUSAwww.coolstf.comAnalyzer Softwareand ProgrammingTurnoverUS$ 0.5-1mioEmployees1-5 Read Full Report www.TELE-audiovision.com/12/07/tsreader197www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志
    • ■198 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThe FTA FanMichael Kilgore lives and works in this single-familyhome in Denver, Colorado in the USA. He operates his twowebsites (www.ftalist.com and www.ftablog.com) fromhere; both of them deal with the reception of free satelliteTV channels.DXer REPORT该独家报道由高级编辑所作Michael Kilgore, Denver, USA
    • 199www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• Runs an Internet list of all FTA channelsin North America• Monitoring station with a total of fivesatellite dishes• Recently active in IPTV• Provides easy-to-understand satellitereception tips on his website
    • ëDenver, Colorado200 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comMichael Kilgore, Denver, USADXer REPORTThe NorthAmericanSatellite ListMost of the TV channels that can be receivedin North America via satellite come from oneof the large satellite PayTV providers. In otherwords, the only way to receive them is to sub-scribe to the service with which you also getthe required receiver. The actual installationof the system is handled by contractors to thePayTV provider and, as you would expect, theantenna points to one or more of the satellitesfrom the PayTV provider.If you want to watch free TV, you first haveto figure out what satellites carry FTA (free-to-air) channels. This is exactly the situation thatfaced Michael Kilgore back in 2003 when heerected his first satellite system. “I installed asmall dish and pointed it to GALAXY 10R.”It didn’t take him long to realize that othersatellites also carried FTA channels so in 2004he installed a second dish with a DiSEqC mo-tor. “There were more channels up there thanI thought and I began to wonder why therewasn’t a more consolidated list of informationavailable on the Internet.”This led to the birth of the website www.ftalist.com that Michael started in December
    • ■201www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Michael Kilgore erected this 1.2-meter antenna in his backyard. TheLNB in the focal point is for theKu-band but when Michael wantsto update his TV list, he swapsout the Ku-band LNB for a C-bandLNB. “I can receive 20 or 30 TVchannels with this small antenna.”
    • 12202 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Michael uses a robust STABmotor to move his 1.2-meter dish.2. Michael installed his very firstdish beyond his backyard fencebut still within his property lines.“The mast is set in a large flowerpot that I buried in the ground.”It’s a smart way to avoid pouringcement directly into the ground.of 2004. On this website he lists allthe FTA channels receivable in NorthAmerica. “The user can sort by lan-guage (English, Spanish and others)and will then be provided with a listof the currently active channels alongwith all the necessary technical data.”Since then the list has become thestandard source of free TV recep-tion via satellite in the USA. In May of2006 he expanded has Internet pres-ence with the website www.ftablog.com on which he comments on all thenew things happening in the satellitescene. “Recently interest has movedmore and more to Internet and IPTV”,noticed Michael. He also provides de-tailed blogs on the two electronicstrade shows CES and NAB that takeplace in Las Vegas every year.Michael is so occupied with IPTV
    • 204 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comthat he even started his own TV chan-nel on a test basis. “For several weeksnow I’ve been offering a TV channelwith copyright-free content via thecompany TVU Networks.” This compa-ny (www.tvunetworks.com) providesan opportunity for everyone to starttheir own IPTV channel.Michael is always busy trying outnew possibilities and finding out ifthey are compatible with the future.“I’m waiting for my house to get con-nected to fiber optic cable so thatmy Internet speed is sufficiently fast
    • ■205www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志Michael uses an 80cm dish that is also motorized for experimentalreception. He mounted this antenna on a wooden framework. “My wifesimply doesn’t want me to install these dishes permanently in theground.” Michael designed the framework in such a way that the mastfeet fit perfectly on the two center beams. This improvised solution isclearly “wife-friendly”.enough for interference-free IPTV re-ception.”Maybe Michael will then start anoth-er website – this time covering IPTV.
    • ■206 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comA DishNetwork antennawith three LNBs as wellas a log periodic antennaround out Michael Kilgore’santenna farm.
    • 12208 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Michael Kilgore in his shack. Heuses the monitor to the left to operatehis websites while the monitor tothe right is connected to his satellitereceivers.2. Michael Kilgore has been readingTELE-satellite for many years. He hassaved the older issues and regularlyreads the new issues in the Internet.
    • 210 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com30Years AgoNew Satellite TV transmission technology 1983The British government decided in favor of C-MAC. The BCC hadsuggested "Extended PAL" and the European organization favored"A-PAL", but C-MAC, developed by the IBA, won. It seems Biritshcable operators pushed for C-MAC, which is a technology easier toencrypt.To put it in simple words, with C-MAC the picture and colorinformations are no longer transmitted simultaneous, butsequentially: for each line first the color information and then thepicture information is transmitted.The drawback is that analog technology is not able to do this. Thismeans first the analog films must first be digitalized, then put inthe right order, and finally put back in analog and then transmitted.The full impact of C-MAC will only be achieved when the filmsthemselves are available in digital form, or even recorded digitally,and when transmissions will be fully digital.Cover page of TELE-satellite 06-07/2002TELE-audiovision HISTORY TELE-audiovision in 1983
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    • 212 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com20Years AgoAn innovativeconverterby Italiancompany PM:it convertsfirst IF at950-2050MHzdown into theUHF range.That way youcan use yourUHF tv signalanalyzerto checksatellitesignals.Cover page of TELE-satellite 06-07/2002TELE-audiovision HISTORY TELE-audiovision in 1993
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    • 214 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 03-04/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comTELE-audiovision HISTORY TELE-audiovision in 200310Years Ago36 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Satellite Magazine — www.TELE-satellite.com www.SatcoDX.com www.DrDish.com www.Sat-City.comTThe Indian city of Bangalore isan ideal location for a satellitemonitoring station. At 943 meters(3113 feet) above sea level, the anten-nas have a clear view from HOTBIRDnas have a clear view from HOTBIRDat 13° East all the way to AGILA-2 atat 13° East all the way to AGILA-2 at146° East. This station is operated byVatsa, an experienced satellite com-munications specialist. Every satellitein range is monitored 24 hours a day.These satellites include AGILA-2, JCSAT-3, APSTAR-1, APSTAR-1A, ASIASAT-2,ASIASAT-3S, PALAPA-C2, ST-1, INSAT-2E, EXPRESS-6A, THAICOM-3, INSAT-3C,PAS-7/10, INTELSAT 704, 906, 904, 902,NSS703, INSAT-2DT, EUROPESTAR-1 andARABSAT. Any channel updates that arefound are immediately forwarded to Sat-coDX’s headquarters in Budapest, Hungary.Here this data is synchronized with datafrom other regions and then uploaded tothe SatcoDX charts on a daily basis. Theseupdates are then sent to subscribers viae-mail. Out-of-Footprint tests are muchmore involved. Here we try to determinewhat size dish is needed to receive sig-nals not meant for that particular region.A typical example would be the receptionof PALAPA C2 in C-band. A small side beamof this satellite is pointed in the directionof India but Bangalore lies just outside ofits standard footprint. While about 32 dBWis available on the Bengali Gulf Coast, theEIRP falls off dramatically just a little fur-ther west. After several attempts, partialsuccess was achieved with a four-meterdish. The analog channels (TVRI, MTV, TV-5 etc.) were receivable as were the digitaltransponders. But this only seemed to workin the evening. Unfortunately, this is typi-cal with out-of-footprint reception. Furthertests are needed. Another project is thereception of HOTBIRD in southern India.Positive results have been reported fromneighboring Pakistan using a three-meteror larger dish. In Bangalore however youwould need to do even better than that.There’s still plenty of room up there foranother antenna. With that in mind, his 4-Out of FootprintTSI IndiaTracking CenterTracking Centermeter (13-foot) diameter dish, currentlyhis largest antenna that he uses for thereception of linear and circularly polarizedC-band signals, can expect to have a newneighbor in the near future. For the Ku-bandhe uses a 2.65-meter (8.7-foot) solid primefocus antenna. By using a C-band feedhorntogether with a Ku-band LNB he was able toimprove reception by about 15%. Why? Atthe moment we’re not quite sure. He dis-covered this arrangement simply by playingaround and experimenting. Perhaps aftersome extended comparison measurementsan explanation for this phenomenon couldbe found. Naturally we would tell you allabout it with a report in TELE-satellite. Forregional Ku-band reception he uses a 1.2-meter (4-foot) offset dish.The receivers currently in use are anEchostar LT-830 (with outstanding analogreception qualities) and an Echostar707FTA for digital reception. The anten-nas are driven by a Eurostar AP-2000 dualpositioner. Additional receivers are beingplanned. One problem is the high importduties levied on new receivers. So the spe-cial receivers that are waiting at SatcoDX’sheadquarters must wait a little longerbefore they can be placed into service inBangalore.Vatsa and his antennasVatsa and his antennasBangalore, IndiaIndoor: with a lot of space for moreIndoor: with a lot of space for more
    • 215www.TELE-audiovision.com — 03-04/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志M e d i aM e d i a C o mTEST REPORTMFT-910 Plus30 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Satellite Magazine — www.TELE-satellite.comTELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Satellite Magazine — www.TELE-satellite.comFree-to-Air Satellite ReceptionIn Europe, Asia and The MiddleEast there are hundreds of freelyreceivable satellite TV and radioprograms. The number of FTA pro-grams in the Americas is also stead-ily increasing. Why then should youspend extra money for a satellitereceiver with CI slots for PayTVreception when this option mightnever be used?MediaCom`s Free-to-Air Receivermodel MFT-910 Plus takes this intoaccount and does not come with any CIslots or card readers. The simple silver-colored cabinet would fit into the envi-ronment of almost any home. The frontpanel is fitted with an easy-to-read dis-play that shows one of the 3000 possiblechannels. Seven buttons placed nextto the Standby button allow not onlynormal operation directly from the frontpanel but also its programming. This isalways a good feature to have especiallyif the remote control was misplaced orits batteries died.The rear panel comes with all of thestandard connectors. The version thatwe tested came with six RCA jacks: twovideo outputs and two sets of analogstereo audio outputs. The Europeanmodel comes with Scart connectors.The IF is looped through. The receiveris also equipped with a UHF modulatorwith an output that spans the channel 14to 83 range. Four quick-clamp connec-tors supply the 0/12 volt programmableoutput as well as the necessary outputsfor a servo polarizer. This is especiallyimportant if a corotor is used for both theC-band and Ku-band. The serial interfacecan be used to upload new software intothe receiver but not for uploading of Sat-coDX transponder data. A digital audiooutput is also not to be found here.The small remote control comes with afew extra features. For example, zoom-ing of the video is possible as is freezingthe video. Brightness, contrast and colorcan be adjusted simply with the push of abutton. Colored multifunction buttons pro-vide easy access to specialized functions.Everyday UseEight different LNB types are set up inthe installation menu to guarantee thatthis receiver can work with almost anyset up. DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.2 allow use withup to four different LNB’s and also witha DiSEqC motor. Up to 150 satellites canbe activated, 53 of which come prepro-grammed with up-to-date transponderdata. The receiver comes with three scanfunctions: SMATV for a small communitysystem, a manual scan with PID entryfor the experts and, of course, a normalautomatic scan. The scan can be furtherrefined to look for ALL channels, FTAonly or encoded channels. Our 80-trans-ponder test satellite was scanned in justseven minutes. Signals with symbolratesstarting at 2 Ms/sec were handled with-out any problems. If the same satellite isscanned again at a later time, only newlyfound channels would be written intomemory. If used with a mechanical polar-izer, the critical skew values can easilyizer, the critical skew values can easilybe set up. To make the installation andbe set up. To make the installation andalignment of the antenna all the morealignment of the antenna all the moreeasier, the signal strength plus the all-easier, the signal strength plus the all-important signal quality are blended intoimportant signal quality are blended intothe display as bar graphs.the display as bar graphs.In the subsequent editing modeIn the subsequent editing modewhere channels can be deleted, moved,where channels can be deleted, moved,renamed, etc., the video of the currentchannel is blended in as an insert. Popu-lar channels can be moved into one offour different Favorites lists for easierrecall at a later time. A Parental Lockfeature is also provided so that kids canbe blocked from seeing inappropriateprograms.Switching from one channel to anotherproduces only a minimal delay. An Infoproduces only a minimal delay. An Infobar is momentarily displayed showingbar is momentarily displayed showingchannel details such as satellite, provider,channel details such as satellite, provider,signal strength/quality, date and time.signal strength/quality, date and time.PAL and NTSC signals are automaticallyPAL and NTSC signals are automaticallyrecognized and properly displayed. Therecognized and properly displayed. TheElectronic Program Guide (EPG) displaysElectronic Program Guide (EPG) displaysprogram information for up to seven daysprogram information for up to seven daysin advance assuming of course that thein advance assuming of course that theprovider makes this information avail-provider makes this information avail-able. Teletext is accessed using theable. Teletext is accessed using theremote control from the TV.remote control from the TV.ConclusionConclusionFor the reception of FTA signals, theFor the reception of FTA signals, theMFT-910 Plus from MediaCom is ideal.MFT-910 Plus from MediaCom is ideal.The installation and use of this receiverThe installation and use of this receiverare greatly simplified through the well-are greatly simplified through the well-written user manual and the informativewritten user manual and the informativemenus. DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.2 permit usemenus. DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.2 permit useof this box with any antenna configura-of this box with any antenna configura-tion. If used with both C and Ku-bandtion. If used with both C and Ku-bandconfigurations, the terminals for a servoconfigurations, the terminals for a servopolarizer should make those users happy.polarizer should make those users happy.Particularly noteworthy is this receiver’sexcellent signal sensitivity. The tunerin the MFT-910 Plus in conjunction witha 75cm antenna worked very well (ingood weather) on Telstar 12 where otherreceivers would have had difficulties. Anice little extra is the picture zoom func-tion with the ability to select the picturesegment to be zoomed.
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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 101, 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 - 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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 1 - 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 - Europe009.0 East ► EUTELSAT KA-SAT 9A - Ireland010.0 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 25A - Europe, Asia026.0 East ► BADR 4,5,6 - North Africa, Middle East028.2 East ► EUTELSAT 28A, ASTRA 1N,2A,2B,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, Europe049.0 East ► C-Band: YAMAL 202 - Global050.5 East ► NSS 5 -Global050.5 East ► C-Band: NSS 5 - Global052.5 East ► YAHSAT 1A -Europe, Middle East, Africa053.0 East ► EXPRESS AM22 -Europe, Middle East, North India055.0 East ► GSAT-8,ASTRA 1F - 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 7 - South Africa068.5 East ► INTELSAT 20 - Africa, Europe, Middle East068.5 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 20 - Global070.5 East ► EUTELSAT 70A - 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 - 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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 4A - 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 - 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