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  • TELE The World’s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine since 1981 3DTV HDTV IP/Web satellite I N T E R N AT I O N A LB 9318 E 11-12 2012 Test Report Test Report DEVISER HISILICON Jason Wu Targets the Presenting the Rapidly Expanding Optic Very Latest Market with a New Meter Development in Chipsets Test Report for Digital PANODIC Receivers Alan Yu Markets a Very Easy-to-use Miniature Satellite Test Report Receiver with Blindscan DEKTEC Test Report Build a Network HORIZON with this Paul Pickering Hits the Jackpot Professional with the World’s First Affordable Satellite Handheld DVB-T2 Meter Receiver Company Report ANTIFERENCE Trevor Paintain Leads an 75 Year Old Company Successfully into the Digital TV Era 1 1-12/2012 Test Report JIUZHOU DTP2100 DVB-T The First ANDROID Box
  • TELE-satellite International t The World’s Larges zine Dig ital TV Trade Maga since 1981 Alexander Wiese Publisher .com alex@TELE-satellite y HQ in Munich, German Dear Readers,I’m extremely excited that in this issue we are introducing one of are missing. And yet another point that speaks for Android andthe first Android-based receivers. And if you read this issue of TELE- that many users don’t even know about: the color depth with Linuxsatellite a little closer, you’ll discover another article that also has receivers is extremely limited (not the TV picture but rather theto do with Android, to be more exact, it’s about a chipset that was color selection in the menus). Currently this turns out to be thedeveloped for Android receivers. This suggests that more Android- knockout punch if you want to use the receiver, for example, tobased receivers will soon become available. play games. There are no such limitations with Android; even 3D games are possible. In this way the Android receiver can becomeWhat makes Android so special? We are in no way disappointed the gaming center at home.with Linux-based receivers and we’ve already introduced numerousLinux devices and will continue to do so. The Linux-based system Android is used in many SmartPhones and tablets; there areis perfect for receivers that are optimized for TV reception. That seemingly an unlimited number of Apps and there are drivers foris a Linux receiver’s strong point but at the same time it’s also almost everything. This means that a receiver with Android isa weak spot: the demands of receiver continue to rise. Receivers instantly understood by everyone and that every familiar App onare becoming true media centers and this ends up highlighting the a SmartPhone or Tablet can also be used on an Android receiver.weaknesses of Linux receivers more and more. Even the swipe function can be integrated in an Android receiver, for example, via an appropriate remote control or you simply use aThe operating systems in Linux receivers run on chips with a single SmartPhone with a remote control App.kernel and quite often with a clock frequency of 300 MHz. Higherfrequencies are hard to find. Android receivers, that use a chip The advantages of Android are not with TV reception but rather withbased on the ARM architecture, are able to use multiple kernels and all of the additional functions that are expected in today’s modernhave a clock frequency of more than 1 GHz. In other words, Android receivers. In the end, Android is the new Linux.receivers are much faster and more powerful.This enormous increase in capacity is not needed to watch TV. Butit comes into play when, for example, the PVR function in HD isused. Another example would be a receiver’s web browser. Under Alexander WieseLinux it would only have a limited use; sufficient memory and Flash Editor-in-Chief TELE-satellite International TELE satellite Address TELE-satellite International, PO Box 1234, 85766 Munich-Ufg, GERMANY/EUROPE Editor-in-Chief Alexander Wiese, Published by TELE-satellite Medien GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, 85774 Unterfoehring, GERMANY/EUROPE Design Németi Barna Attila Advertising Hard Copy Subscription Copyright © 2012 by TELE-satellite ISSN 1435-7003 TELE-satellite was established in 1981 and today is the oldest, largest and most-read digital tv trade magazine in the world. TELE-satellite is seen by more than 350,000 digital tv professionals around the world and is available both in printed form and online.
  • CONTENT Jiuzhou DTP2100 DVB-T Android Receiver.............. 14 Horizon HD-T2 DVB-T2 Signal Analyzer............ 28 Panodic HDS275 HDTV Miniature ...184 Satellite Receiver....................... 40 ...216 Satlink WS-6936 Combo Meter for DVB-S and DVB-T................ 50 AntenasCastelo M-1038 DTT ...230 ...194 Indoor/Outdoor Antenna............... 66 DEVISER AE120 Fiber Optic Meter................................. 74 DekTec DTE-3137 Professional Satellite Receiver for the Network............................. 82 AWARD Winning: DXer Report: IPTV/WebTV Receivers Jack Moran from of 21st Century.............................. 146 San Diego, USA................................. 240 Lookee TV-Box IPTV Receiver............................ 96 Vitor’s Workshop: DXer Report: Two-axis Motor Control....................... 152 Natalino from Jundiaí, SP, Brazil.............................. 250 Digital Technology: New Developments............................ 178 Satellite DXer Overview: Hall of Fame of Satellite Company Overview: Enthusiasts of the World..................... 262 Antenna and HDMI Manufacturer Antiference, UK................................. 184 DTT of the World............................ 270 HISILICON HI3716C Receiver Chip..................166 Company Report: TELE-satellite History: Digital TV Retailer TELE-satellite in 1982..................... 276 USATel, São Paulo, Brazil.................... 194 TELE-satellite History:Feature: Company Overview: TELE-satellite in 1992..................... 278The Wonderful World of Spark Best Digital TV CompaniesPart 5: HbbTV................................... 114 of the World................................... 200 TELE-satellite History: TELE-satellite in 2002..................... 280AWARD Winning: Company Report:Digital Receivers of 21st Century......... 124 Sports Network ESPN, USA................. 216 Satellites of the World................. 284AWARD Winning: Company Report: Global Readership ofSignal Analyzers of 21st Century......... 134 Internet TV Provider PPTV, China......... 230 TELE-satellite Magazine.................. 2888 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 — View slide
  • ADVERTISER‘S INDEX 8DTEK..................................... China......................... 85 HORIZON................................ UK.............................. 71 ALUOSAT................................. China...109, 145, 151, 255 INTERBEE2012........................ Japan........................119 AMIKO..................................... Hungary..................... 31 JIUZHOU................................. China........................292 ANTIFERENCE......................... UK.............................227 JONSA..................................... Taiwan......................183 APPLIED INSTRUMENTS......... USA...........................183 KARMACOM............................. Hungary..................... 31 AZBOX..................................... Portugal....................291 KWS........................................ Germany.................. 223 AZURESHINE........................... Taiwan....................... 53 MFC......................................... USA...........................187 BAOTONG................................ China......................... 79 MICO....................................... China........................... 2 BOIINGSAT............................. China........................103 MOTECK.................................. Taiwan......................233 BSD......................................... Brazil........................187 NABSHOW2013....................... USA....................121, 173 BT........................................... UK.............................237 OIPF........................................ Sweden.....................243 CABSAT2013........................... Dubai........................169 OPENSAT................................. Portugal....................291 CASTOR................................... Netherlands..............235 PANODIC................................. China........................... 2 CCBN2013............................... China........................111 ROGETECH.............................. China......................... 65 CES2013.................................. USA..................... 95, 155 SATBEAMS............................... Belgium....................227 CHANGHONG........................... China........................... 9 SATCATCHER........................... UK.............................. 69 CHINABROADCASTING........... China........................237 SATELLITEGUYS...................... USA...........................237 COMMUNICASIA2013.............. Singapore.................. 93 SATSON................................... Belgium..................... 63 CONVERGENCEINDIA2013...... India.........................161 SBTVD..................................... Brazil........................243 CSTB2013................................ Russia........................ 99 SCATINDIA2012...................... India.........................159 DEVISER................................. China.................. 21, 175 DEKTEC................................... Netherlands..............165 SEN5....................................... China......................... 85 DEXING................................... China......................... 45 SICHUANJIUZHOU.................. China........................292 DIGITALTELEMEDIA................ China........................292 SKYWORTH............................. China......................... 11 DISHPOINTER......................... UK.............................235 SMARTWI................................ Denmark.................... 89 DVBCN.................................... China........................221 SOWELL.................................. China......................... 57 FTATV...................................... Argentina..................191 SPAUN..................................... Germ.... 191, 221, 233, 235 FULANELECTRONICS............... China........................... 5 SPAUN ELECTRONIC..................Germany.......................25 GLOBALINVACOM.................... UK.............................. 17 TEHNICB................................. Romania...................175 GOOSAT.................................. China......................... 37 TENOW.................................... China....................... 223 HISILICON.............................. China........................... 4 TOPSIGNAL............................. China......................... 4710 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 — View slide
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  • MAGAZINE 06-07-08/2012 AMIKO ALIEN 2 Unbeatable combination of features and function – for excellent viewing pleasure! 1 1-12/2012 JIUZHOU DTP2100 Cutting-edge receiver thanks to Android operating system 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 13
  • TEST REPORT DVB-T Android Receiver Jiuzhou DTP210014 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • • perfect integration of TV, Internet and apps • PVR function included • suitable for in-car and camping use thanks to 12V power unit • complete with numerous helpful features such as pre-set timer entries for recordings • built-in MP3 jukebox with brilliant ease- of-use • Adaptive Streaming (Smooth Streaming and HLS) • Playready Digital Rights Management AndroidDVB-T Box 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 15
  • TEST REPORT DVB-T Android ReceiverGoogle’s Extremely CapableAndroid Operating System Entersthe World of Digital TV Reception Android by Google is eve- rywhere. Looking for a 0.55 smartphone, tablet or media player? Chances are your de- vice is run by Android. The small green robot that is the Android logo adorns an ever increasing range of electronic equipment these days, and it’s easy to see why: First and foremost, Android is a sophisticated and reliable operating sys- tem, which comes with its own Google Play platform. We’re talking about a clearly structured marketplace here that offers millions of apps for download in order to add features and functions to the Android OS. At TELE-satellite we’ve been expecting Android to enter the market for satel- lite, cable and terrestrial re- ceivers sooner or later, and now the time has come: The first Android-based DVB-T receiver by Jiuzhou has ar- rived at our test center. This new receiver is de- signed to impress – both inside and outside. As soon as you open the packag- ing you’ll discover a device that does not only rely on its smart appearance. With its white colour the DVB-T receiver seems to suggest: ‘Hey, you might think I’m just another set-top box, but in actual fact I’m a lifestyle 1 1-12/2012 JIUZHOU DTP2100 Cutting-edge receiver thanks to Android operating system TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 product, much like your and offers all connection smartphone or tablet’. You options we would have ex- could call it technology with pected from a latest genera- an attitude. tion DVB-T receiver. To be Still, looks can be deceiv- precise, you will find an RF ing and a truly successful input socket for hooking up product must also shine from the DVB-T antenna, an HDMI within. All the more reason output, an S/PDIF digital au- for us to have a closer look dio output, two USB inter- at the technology used and faces for external storage to put the Jiuzhou DTP2100 media, a mini-SD card read- to a demanding test. er, an RJ45 network socket,2 Following our own tradi- phone jacks for CVBS video tion, we start with the front and stereo audio as well as panel: A total of four LEDs a socket for connecting the indicate the current operat- external 12V power supply ing mode (Lock, Net, Run, unit. Standby) so that users are The last item, in particu- never left in the dark as to lar, is a welcome feature for what their box is up to. DVB-T receivers, since it is The Jiuzhou DTP2100 only with 12V power supply comes with a fairly large that they can be used in cars IR field right on the front, or caravans as well. which makes sure all com- The remote control that mands sent from the remote is shipped with the receiver control are executed swiftly leaves us with a good first3 and reliably. In keeping with impression, thanks to its the general design, however, smart key layout. Labelling, this area is neatly integrat- on the other hand, is a dif- ed and does not reduce the ferent story. We would have overall appeal of the receiver appreciated more compre- at all. hensive and clearer label- The rear panel does not ling of certain keys for DVB- fail to impress us either, T use, as we will explain in more detail later. Altogether, 1. Main menu of the Jiuzhou the build quality and level of DTP2100. workmanship of the Jiuzhou 2. Main DVB-T menu. DTP2100 are quite impres- 3. Manual channel search. sive. 4. Automatic channel search. When you turn on the re-4 5. Channels that should be ceiver for the first you’re deleted are only marked for deletion at first. The user not greeted by an installa- has to reconfirm once again before deletion actually takes tion wizard for a change. In- place. stead, the main menu of the 6. You need to press OK DTP2100 appears on screen. once again for the marked Another thing that is pecu- channels to be finally deleted. liar is that the new Jiuzhou 7. Display settings. Android receiver is split into 8. Creating timer entries reminds us of smartphone two different areas. One configuration. It is, however, is LiveTV, which deals with set up in a very user-friendly way. DVB-T reception, and the 9. PVR features such as other area takes care of all timeshift viewing become Android-based features and available a soon as an functions of the receiver.5 external storage medium is attached to the receiver. In line with this setup, our 10. Electronic program guide test report will also first deal of the DTP2100. with DVB-T reception, fol- 11. Events can be marked for lowed by an in-depth look at recording directly in the EPG. all Android features. 12. A total of eight favourites lists are available, all of which Selecting LiveTV in the can be renamed as required. main menu brings you right 13. One of the eight favourites to the previously watched lists. channel or shows an empty 14. The built-in teletext channel list in case no chan- decoder works flawlessly. nel search has been per- 15. HD channels via DVB-T are processed without even formed yet. the slightest problem. If you want to call up all18 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 16 functions for setting up, actual deletion process only managing and using the taking place when you’re DVB-T receiver all you need done and want to leave the to do is press the Menu but- channel edit menu. ton on the remote control. You need to confirm your Obviously, we started with selection before channels a channel search, which can are finally deleted, so that be performed either manu- you can never remove en- ally or automatically. We did tries unintentionally. We be- like the fact that – even with lieve that’s a great idea and an automatic search – you one that could (or shall we don’t need to scan all fre- say: should) find copycats17 quencies (the entire VHF/ among other manufacturers UHF bands are pre-set by as well. In addition, a total default) but can select or of eight favourites lists are de-select individual bands as available, all of which can be you see fit. individually named and ed- Speed is of the essence ited. when it comes to a chan- In the Settings menu you nel search, and we have to can adjust parameters for say the DTP2100 is not re- OSD language (with Eng- ally a Formula 1 champion. lish, Korean and Chinese to It took some nine minutes to choose from), screen aspect search the entire VHF/UHF (4:3 or 16:9) and presen- ranges based on the pre-de- tation of 4:3 content on a fined frequency chart. While 16:9 panel (letterbox, pan &18 this does not make the Jiu- scan). zhou box a top achiever, we It is here that the eight should point out that it de- timer slots can be edited, tected all active frequencies or new timer entries can be correctly. created manually. It’s true that the number As expected, the Guide of DVB-T channels available menu item calls up the in- in a given market pales in tegrated electronic program comparison with DVB-S re- guide, which sports a con- ception, but it’s nonetheless venient layout and shows six helpful to have a number of program events at a time. channel editing functions at Using the cross-shaped ar- hand in order to customise row keys on the remote con- the receiver according to trol you can easily navigate19 your personal preferences. within the EPG and a time- With the Jiuzhou DTP2100 line bar helps you select a it is possible to delete, specific day for EPG informa- move, PIN-lock or rename tion. entries, as well as to mark Like most PVR receivers certain channels for skip- the Jiuzhou DTP2100 allows ping. Whenever you want creating a timer entry by to delete channels a corre- simply selecting the desired sponding symbol is added event in the EPG. What’s to those channels, with the more, repeat timer events can easily be set up as well. 16. The titles of the current and next event are shown In everyday use the Jiu- in the info bar. zhou DTP2100 is a pleasant 17. By default, each companion. As usual a touch20 recording is set for a duration of 120 minutes, of the OK button calls up the which can either be channel list, which sports an confirmed or adjusted after easy to use design. recording has started. The only thing we felt was 18. The receiver is capable of processing a wide range annoying is the fact that of different video formats. the channel list remains on 19. A single touch of a screen even after a new button on the remote control is all it takes to channel has been selected. delete, rename or play back In addition, the receiver recordings. does not insert an info bar 20. A timeline on the every time a new channel bottom of the screen facilitates navigation appears on screen, so us- during playback. ers are left without informa- 20 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 31tion on the current and next feature allows to pause liveevent. TV at any given moment and When looking at the re- to continue from that pre-mote control, there is no cise point at a later stage.dedicated button for EPG or We would also have likedcalling up the info bar, and the option to play back pre-this is where our previous viously recorded events di-criticism regarding the re- rectly in DVB-T mode. Themote control comes into play way this receiver is designedagain. you have to switch to An- As a matter of fact, both droid mode before you canan electronic program guide do that.and an info bar are of course The tuner used by Jiuzhou 32implemented in the soft- for its Android receiver isware, there just aren’t the compatible with DVB-T andcorresponding keys on the is capable of processingremote. You have to know HDTV using H.264/MPEG-4.(and remember) that you Since such DVB-T HDTV sig-need to press the red or yel- nals are not available at ourlow function key to access test location we had to makethese features. The same is use of a clever trick in ordertrue for teletext, which is ac- to check out this function:tivated with the green func- We took a DVB-T2 frequencytion key. with a few HD channels and For reasons of simplicity, re-modulated those into aJiuzhou has opted not to la- DVB-T signal that was thenbel the remote control for fed to the DTP2100. 33the DVB-T mode, since the Putting aside the miss-keys assume different roles ing labelling on the remotein Android mode. control, the entire DVB-T As far as language selec-tion and subtitles are con-cerned, Jiuzhou walks along 21. HD videos? No problem for the DTP2100.a more conventional path: A 22. Videos downloaded fromkey labelled Track will take the Internet can also be playedcare of these adjustments. back without a glitch. Since no dedicated but- 23. One of the high pointston for the favourites lists is of the DTP2100 is the MP3 jukebox, which even showsavailable, the manufacturer album covers.has found a very neat way of 24. MP3 playback.implementing this function. 34 25. The DTP2100 image viewerWith the channel list opened at work.on screen you only need to 26. This picture was neverpress the yellow function saved on our test receiver, but was loaded from Googlekey to call up all available fa- Picasa.vourites lists. You then sim- 27. Thanks to its fully-fledgedply select your desired list(s) web browser the receiver becomes a neat everyday order to make them avail- 28. Access to YouTube in the standard channel 29. You can search for videoslist layout. Using the Left/ directly on the receiver.Right keys on the remote 30. Music videos receive athen brings you right to your special icon, making it easy forfavourites. them stand out from the crowd. Obviously, the DTP2100 31. The YouTube app comes with comprehensive 35can easily be turned into a configuration options.fully-fledged PVR receiver 32. Thank to the Androidsimply by attaching an ex- operating system the receiver can be freely customised.ternal USB storage medi- 33. If the image shown has aum. It is possible to watch different aspect ratio than thea second channel while one TV panel, this can be rectifiedchannel is being recorded, thanks to a dedicated menu item.provided both channels are 34. Apps can easily be updated,transmitted on the same fre- moved or deleted.quency. 35. The receiver can be used Two simultaneous record- for all sorts of external storage media, no matter whether it’s aings, however, are not pos- USB HDD, USB stick or memorysible. The built-in timeshift card. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 23
  • 36 part of the receiver created fold speed, which hugely a very positive impression facilities navigation within a on us. This was also helped video. by fast switching times of The Music menu entry con- around one second, which tains the MP3 jukebox of the will please channel surfers DTP2100 and all we can say no end. is: WOW! This feature is im- The only downer is that we pressive proof of the amount could not find an option to of time and effort Android activate a +5V power sup- developers have invested to ply on the antenna input. come up with a solution that This way owners of an active almost bursts with attention37 DVB-T antenna will have to to detail. keep using an external pow- Audio files available on ex- er supply. ternal storage media (USB Now that we have dealt or SD card) can be sorted with the LiveTV entry of the according to artist, album, main menu, there are seven title or playlist. During that more entries to dive into, all process the receiver takes of which deal with Android- into account ID3 tags and based features and func- even reads out album cov- tions. ers, if those are integrated The receiver is shipped in the audio file. with Android 2.3.4 ‘Ginger- Thanks to the optical S/ bread’. Most of these fea- PDIF or HDMI output mu- tures focus on multimedia sic is transmitted loss-free38 use, which is packed into to your HiFi system and the menu entries named Video, two USB ports plus SD card Music and Gallery. reader make sure you’ll nev- As we have mentioned just er run out of memory capac- above, it is not possible to ity for your music collection. play back existing record- Using a flat-screen TV to ings in DVB-T mode. To make show photos of your last up for that, users can select holiday to family and friends Video in the DTP2100 main has become the way to go menu to access a clearly ar- in recent years. Long gone ranged list of all recordings. are the days of slides and In addition to those record- pictures printed on paper, ings the receiver is capable so it’s only natural that the of playing back a multitude Jiuzhou DTP2100 also offers39 of other video formats as a presentation function. And well, ranging from MPEG and it goes without saying this TS all the way to DivX, which also works with image files even worked flawlessly in on external storage media. 1080i HD during our test. Yet, there’s even more. The only thing it rejected Much more. Just picture was flash video – no mat- this: You’re at your friends’ ter how hard we tried the place and the conversation DTP2100 refused to play it. starts to revolve around the During playback it is pos- trip to the mountains you did sible to fast forward or re- last month. Too bad you left wind with 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 at home the USB memory stick with all photos on it. 36. Games, tools or any No problem with the40 other apps – Google Play has millions of apps ready for DTP2100. If you – like mil- download. lions of users worldwide – 37. Before you purchase and have also stored your photos download an app you can call up a detailed description in the cloud (Google Picasa, complete with screenshots. for example) the DTP2100 is 38. The Facebook app allows able to access these photo you to make full use of this albums via the Internet and social network right on your receiver. present a slideshow on the 39. Facebook timeline and TV. profile. It works as if the photos 40. One touch of a button were stored locally. All you on the remote and you’re need to do is enter your login all set to post a message or comment. data and you’re ready to go. 24 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 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 ports Optical Transmitter SOTx 1310607 NF SAT-HD-ANALYZER SPAROS SAT HD • Frequency range of 47 ... 2200 MHz • Laser output power: +6 dBm • High quality and bright display (4.3 inch) • Quattro- and QUAD-LNB support • MPEG4-display and measuring • SCR single cable switching commands according to EN 50494 Optical Receiver • DiSEqC control SORx 1310607 NF and SORx 1310607/1 NF • Spectrum analysis • Robust, impact-resistant housing • 4-way / 1-way receiver in a compact housing • Splash-resistant keypad • Remote powerable through one coaxial output
  • Naturally, we were only too Apart from their brilliant able to work with your new apps for receiver use. Theeager to try that out and can implementation, all the fea- app in a matter of minutes. pre-installed Facebook andconfirm that cloud access tures and functions we dis- Jiuzhou ships its Android YouTube apps, however, areworks smoothly and flaw- cussed so far are great to receiver with a number of not affected at all by thislessly. have, but can be found with popular apps pre-installed, problem. Both access the These days the Inter- other DVB-T receivers as such as YouTube or Face- respective online servicesnet has become our con- well. It’s the Android oper- book, for example. So even quickly and reliably, and itstant companion, no matter ating system that well and by default you’re all set for was above all the YouTubewhether it’s the PC at home, truly sets this product apart moving around in social net- app that truly impressed us.laptop computer, tablet from its competitors. works. If you also want to Users can access their useror smartphone on the go. Thanks to Android the use Twitter, Foursquare and account (if available) afterWe’ve become used to being DTP2100 has access to virtu- similar services you’ll find all providing their login data. Itonline all of the time, every ally all apps available on the of them in Google Play. is possible to search and sortstep of the way. Google Play marketplace, no Some apps bring to the specific content, and if you Following from this, it’s matter if they come from fore a minor drawback of the want to upload your videosonly logical for Jiuzhou to multinational software gi- DTP2100 – as far as Android the app even provides thatadd Internet functional- ants or independent devel- is concerned the receiver is option as well.ity to its DTP2100 by im- opers. regarded as a tablet, which The Facebook app is aplementing a fully-fledged You select an app that means all apps downloaded similar treat that providesweb browser. It supports seems right for you and from Google Play act tablet- an extremely pleasing userJavascript, loads web pages download it to the receiver like as well. This means some experience. Not only doesquickly and provides a range – that’s all there is to it. Mil- commands require screen it allow you to follow yourof practical features such as lions of apps are available gestures (swipes, pressing a friends’ timeline, but youmulti-window browsing. that way, and while many of certain area on the screen, can also use the message It only takes a few com- them have to be purchased etc.) which cannot be per- and chat features that youmands from the remote there is also a substantial formed with the remote know from your PC or mobilecontrol to switch between free offering. control of the DTP2100. The and you can even Google Play can either be same is true for apps requir- If you need to update yourchoose to save web content accessed directly from the ing a GPS signal. own status or would like toonto an external storage receiver, or you may browse Even though, we should add photos or videos – justmedium. the marketplace on your PC not put all the blame on Jiu- go ahead, the Facebook app Websites you call up regu- at zhou. It seems that Google supports all these functionslarly can be moved to a fa- As soon as you have found and many app developers flawlessly.vourites list and can then be an app in the Google Play were taken by surprise by As far as apps are con-called up with the touch of Store you simply press a the many different uses for cerned, we discovered an-a button. Previously visited button on the receiver’s re- the Android operating sys- other handy tool for keepingsites can be looked up again mote control for the down- tem. They are now address- on top of what might in timeusing the history function load to begin. Installation is ing these issues and will become a rather huge pile ofwhich logs all visited pages. automatic so that you’ll be surely adjust some of their different apps: With the OTT (On The Top) entry in the main menu you can identify apps you use most frequent- ly and then have quick ac- cess to them without having to browse through all your other apps. Before we come to our fi-26 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • nal verdict we should like In addition, installed appsto give you a brief overview that are not required any TECHNICAL DATAof the numerous configura- longer can easily be deleted Manufacturer Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd.tion options that are avail- with a few commands sent 6F, Jiuzhou Electric Building, Southern No. 12 Roadable with this Android-based from the remote control. Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Nanshan District, ShenzhenDVB-T receiver. On the one Obviously, users can fac- Guangdong 518057, Chinahand these deal with Inter- tory-reset the receiver in Tel. +86-755-26947128net and network access, and case something goes wrong Email sales8@d-telemedia.comon the other hand we’re talk- or if they want to have a Model DTP2100ing about basic settings for fresh start with their box. Function & Android STBlanguage, screen resolution Even more helpful is theand app management. possibility to save all set- Input frequency 177.5 - 226.5 MHz and 474 - 858 MHz While we did find the WLAN tings onto an external compatible nooption in the network menu storage medium, which is HDTV support yes (up to 1080i in MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264)of the Jiuzhou DTP2100 we something we genuinely ap- Input terminal RF-typewere unable to activate preciate. This way it only HDMI yeswireless Internet access takes a couple of seconds toduring our test. When we restore the entire system if CVBS, Stereo Audio yeslooked at the hardware com- worse comes to worst. S-Video noponents inside the casing In a nutshell, we can con- SD Card Reader yeswe could not detect a corre- clude that combining a digi- Ethernet yessponding chipset or antenna tal receiver with the Google USB 2.0 yes (2x)either, which meant our test Android operating system RS232 noreceiver had to go online via was a smart move by Jiu-cable to our network. zhou. It seems to us that PVR Function yes As far as resolution is con- this is the way to go towards Android Version 2.3.4 „Gingerbread“cerned the DTP2100 offers the future, and even for the Power supply 12V, 1.5A576i and SECAM in standard manufacturer this decisiondefinition, as well as 720p comes with many advan-and 1080i in high definition. tages: Jiuzhou can focus on ENERGYUnfortunately, 1080p is not its core competence (DVB-T DIAGRAMavailable. The configuration reception in this case), whileoptions are complemented Android covers all extra de- Apparent Powerby language selection and mands by and time settings. The Jiuzhou DTP2100 was It is here in particular that the first Android receiver weit becomes evident how truly ever tested, and we can only Active Powerglobal Android has become, congratulate Jiuzhou on suchsince you will find correct a successful implementationentries for almost all corners of a groundbreaking idea.of the world. Granted, there are some Mode Active Apparent Active Factor 14.5 W 8W 0.55 Once apps have been in- software tweaks that needstalled on the receiver the to be looked at, but thoseoperating system can be set are peanuts and can easilyto download updates as soon be rectified with one of theas they are available. upcoming software updates. 15 minutes of active use with TV, Internet, recording, playback, etc., followed by 15 minutes in standby mode. Expert Opinion More about this company The Jiuzhou DTP2100 is a combination of rock-solid DVB-T receiver and endless pos- sibilities offered by the Android operating+ system. Apart from flawless DVB-T reception, this product therefore shines with numerous Thomas Haring multimedia features and allows installation TELE-satellite Test Center and use of almost all apps available from the Austria Googly Play marketplace. The build quality of the DTP2100 is excellent and its design will add an elegant touch to any TV rack. Thanks to 12V power supply this And- roid receiver is perfectly suited for mobile use as well, or any other place without a mains socket. The labelling of keys on the remote control could be impro-– ved. No power supply for active antennas directly from the antenna socket. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 27
  • TEST REPORT DVB-T2 Signal AnalyzerHorizonHD-T2• Comfortable channel scanthat recognizes every usablebroadcaster• Capable of localizing 4Ginterference• Measurement export functionmakes possible measurementprotocols• Long-life batteries• Additional “Star” rating featuremakes this instrument suitable fornon-professionals28 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • TEST REPORT DVB-T2 Signal AnalyzerOne of the FirstDVB-T2 Signal Analyzers The transmission of high- that signal analyzer manu- as the DVB-T/T2 signal in- tery in case of longer peri-resolution channels (HDTV) facturers have to keep pace put (naturally the analyzer is ods of inactivity.using the classic terrestrial with these developments also backwards compatible Thanks to this intelligentdistribution method in DVB-T and upgrade their products to DVB-T). construction and the twois only possible on a limited to the latest technology. Power to the analyzer is charging methods, Horizonbasis. Thanks to the sub-op- supplied by two connections, can virtually guarantee thattimal bandwidth usage only Horizon has once again one is a normal AC connec- the user won’t wake up to aa few HD channels can be taken charge and is one of tion on the back of the ana- dead battery or run into anybroadcast on those few fre- the first companies in the lyzer that is rated for 100- surprises while on the job.quencies. world to market a DVB-T2 240VAC, and the other is a And last but not least, It’s for this reason that compatible signal analyzer. 12VDC jack on the right side there’s also a USB interfaceDVB-T’s successor DVB- Horizon has stayed true to of the housing which can be for connection to a PC.T2 is gaining popularity in form in terms of the appear- used with the included ciga- The analyzer needs aboutmany countries: this stand- ance of this new signal ana- rette lighter adapter. In this 2-3 hours for it to be com-ard guarantees not only the lyzer; it resembles all of the way you can use any power pletely charged. Before us-highest possible error cor- other analyzers that have outlet with the HD-T2 as well ing it for the first time, Ho-rection and thereby a very been made over the years. as the power outlet in your rizon recommends chargingsmall likelihood of interfer- It consists of a plastic car. the HD-T2 at least for thisence in the transmitted sig- housing 17 x 16.5 x 6 cm in And while we’re on the time, perhaps one or twonal, but also very efficient size with a 5 x 2.5 cm LCD subject of power sources, hours more if possible. Thisbandwidth usage allowing display (128 x 64 pixels) on obviously, power doesn’t makes sure that the as-yet-providers to achieve much the front side. Alongside the need to be connected while unused battery can providehigher data transmission display are five buttons to the analyzer is in use; it has its full capacity.rates on a single frequency. operate the analyzer and an an internal Li-Ion battery It only makes sense then “F” jack on the front serves rated at 2.4 Ah that reliably At only 1200 grams (2.6 powers the analyzer any- Lbs), the new Horizon sig- where you need it. nal analyzer is comfortably The rechargeable battery light and is delivered from is located on the underside the manufacturer in a black of the unit and is easy to synthetic carrying case that 1 1-12/2012 access behind a flap. This can be fitted with a carry- HORIZON HD-T2 One of the world’s first DVB-T2 makes it simple to swap out ing strap also included in the signal analyzers with exceptional data the battery if needed or to package. completely remove the bat- This allows the user to30 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • have both hands free while tions. All in all, the shipping tic or on the roof in bright off brings up the configura- using the analyzer. Thanks package and its workman- sunshine. tion display. This method to the synthetic carrying ship left us with a very posi- The HD-T2 operates with a helps to prevent unknowing case, the HD-T2 is nicely tive impression. Horizon has total of three labeled buttons or accidental changes to the protected from rain, sprin- once again shown their dedi- (ON, OFF and OK) and two settings. klers and dirt. cation to quality. unlabeled buttons whereby After powering it up, the four of them make up a cross A multitude of settings A Quick Start Guide leaflet background lighting for the and the OFF button does capabilities are available in as well as a detailed user perfectly readable display more than meets the eye. the configuration menu. It manual describe in detail comes on that works great Holding down the OFF but- all starts with the brightness all of the new HD-T2’s func- whether you’re in a dark at- ton with the analyzer turned and contrast of the display,25 1. HD-T2 Basic Settings measured frequency as identified by the 2. The Sleep Timer can help to pre- HD-T2 with the PLP label on the display vent accidental discharging of the 12. Spectrum display for UHF channel 60 battery; the HD-T2 accepts incoming 13. Spectrum display for UHF channel 60 signals for measurement starting at and also the adjacent channels 39 dBuV 14. Detailed display of UHF channel 60 3. The HD-T2’s battery is fully charged, the frequency plan for the 15. The constellation diagram shows a test location Austria has been loaded tight symmetrical example, the recipe for an interference-free signal26 4. HD-T2 Main Menu 16. The Log Channel function stores the 5. Selection of available transmitter reception values of the currently selected locations by means of frequency frequency lists supplied by Horizon 17. One of our artificially generated DVB-T2 6. You either select the broadcasting signals with a significantly attenuated location directly from the entire list signal level and also with errors introdu- or you limit it to your own region ced – the values displayed on the HD-T2 7. Measurement of a DVB-T2 signal are correspondingly poor (UHF channel 60) 18. In manual scan mode bars indicate27 8. MER and BER of a DVB-T2 signal improved orientation for the active fre- 9. 5 stars signify an absolutely per- quency fect signal 19. The Log All function searches the 10. Technical details of a DVB-T2 entire frequency range and stores all of signal; note the SISO label for Single the reception parameters of any active Input / Single Output frequency that is found 11. The Physical Layer Pipe con- 20. The Favorites function allows quick cept is being used on the currently access to the most recently selected broadcasting location 21. Three spectrum modes as well as the28 31 constellation diagram are available 22. The Slope Test function displays both of the active DVB-T2 frequencies next to each other in bar graph form 23. The Slope Test function displays the signal levels of the two active DVB-T2 fre- quencies next to each other, the user can instantly see the difference in the signal levels29 32 24. The HD-T2 can supply power to exter- nal antenna amplifiers with +5V or +12V 25. An artificial DVB-T2 signal generated by us is measured with perfect signal levels 26. Technical details of the artificial DVB-T2 signal we generated 27. Artificially induced errors in our signal did not bother the HD-T2 at all30 33 28. Comparison measurement of UHF channel 24 with the HD-T2 29. MER and BER of UHF channel 24 with the HD-T2 30. Comparison measurement of UHF channel 24 with a professional analyzer 31. Comparison measurement of UHF channel 34 with the HD-T2 32. MER and BER of UHF channel 34 with the HD-T2 33. Comparison measurement of UHF channel 34 with a professional analyzer 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 33
  • an audible confirmation tone during a lunch break.with the push of every but- In order to make the HD-T2ton and the selection of the attractive to as many usersdesired signal level units as possible, Horizon made(dBµV, dBmV, dBm) and the OSD display available ingoes all the way to setting 12 different languages.a level at which the analyzer Once we set up all of thedefines a signal as accepta- settings exactly the way weble and attenuation settings wanted to, we could hardlythat can be set to 10, 20 or wait to start using the HD-30 dB. T2. In no time at all we had the analyzer connected to Ideally, the analyzer our VHF/UHF antenna onshould be left in the factory- the roof of our test centerset Auto mode in which the and with excited fingers weHD-T2 automatically sets the pressed and held the “ON”optimal value. An integrated button until the HD-T2 camesleep timer that is settable to life.between 1 and 30 minutes Unlike signal receptionand can be activated if need- via satellite, the DVB-T/ed so as to prevent acciden- T2 frequencies for a givental draining of the battery if, programme are completelyfor example, you should for- different for each regionalget to turn off the analyzer transmitter (exceptions to this are countries with a single frequency network – SFN) so that the same broadcaster, for example, in southern Austria transmits on a different frequency, say, in eastern Austria. But Horizon was fully aware of this anomaly with DVB-T/T2 reception and provides prefabricated fre- quency plans for various regions of the world. These frequency plans, for exam- ple, for Ireland, Italy, Great Britain, The Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Aus- tria, etc., are available from Horizon’s website www.hori- and are eas- ily loaded onto the analyzer through its USB port. We’ll explain more about this later, but for now suffice it to say that these lists can be transferred from a PC to the HD-T2. Through the first menu selection “Choose Transmit- ter”, the user has access to precisely this frequency data from which either the de- sired region is first selected and then the local broad- casting location or the DVB-34 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • T/T2 broadcasting location active frequencies in a re- which frequencies at what is selected directly from the gion are actually read and signal level in the VHF and entire list. For Great Britain, processed. UHF bands are actually ac- users can even choose their Because of this, an in- tive and for which it would reception region by enter- staller won’t need to have make sense to run a scan. ing in their local postal code; a frequency table with him it’s a feature that is not yet during an antenna installa- In complete and quick available for other regions of tion and can instead rely on scan modes, the analyzer the world. the information stored in his stops automatically at every signal analyzer. active frequency, emits a You might be asking your- short confirmation tone and self right now why all of this A complete frequency begins to analyze the fre- work to select a desired scan starts at the lower end quencies just identified as broadcasting region is even of the VHF band and ends active. necessary. The answer is ac- at the upper end of the UHF Shortly thereafter, the tually quite simple: it saves band. In manual frequency name of the broadcaster ap- you a lot of time and effort! scan mode the user simply pears on the screen (assum- In addition to a complete fre- needs to select the desired ing of course if a matching quency scan and a manual transmission mode (Analog, frequency plan was previ- frequency scan, the HD-T2 DVB-T or DVB-T2) and then ously uploaded into the ana- also has the ability, thanks the desired frequency. A lyzer) and shows at the bot- to the preprogrammed fre- spectrum overview makes tom of the display whether quency data, to perform a the selection easier and the signal is analog, DVB-T quick scan in which only the identifies with a bar graph or DVB-T2. With the help of the “ON”1 2 1. The HD-T2 is recognized button the user can now by Windows via the USB serial port; the necessary page through the various drivers are automatically measurement results which installed includes the signal level, sig- 2. New frequency tables are nal quality, the MER (Modu- always made available in 3 .exe format. The user simply lation Error rate), the BER has to start the program and (Bit Error Rate) as well as then click on “Transfer”. In some basic signal informa- just a few seconds the files on the PC are transferred to tion such as the name of the the analyzer Mux, the modulation in use, 3. The HD-T2 Log Reader symbolrate and FEC. 4 works very simply: just For those less experienced connect the analyzer to the PC, start the Log Reader and users, Horizon included a then click on “Read” five-star signal rating fea- 4. The data was successfully ture where one star rep- transferred resents the weakest signal 5. The Logger data stored in and five stars the strongest the analyzer is displayed on a PC in an organized manner signal. All of these measure- and can easily be exported ment results are, of course,5 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 35
  • the fact that the HD-T2 in scan will take a little longer. DVB-T2 mode can also read By the way, IQ Swap is the service parameters of a used in only very few re- frequency so that, for ex- gions. ample, Single Input / Sin- gle Output is identified with In Spectrum Mode, the HD- the label SISO, Multi Input T2 can provide an overview / Single Output is labeled of the selected frequencies; with MISO and if the Physical Horizon has integrated a to- Layer Pipe concept is being tal of three display modes:available for the manual, au- in a dedicated list allow- used, the label PLP appears. Spectrum Channel, Spec-tomatic and quick scans. ing the user to access them The IQ Swap function, trum Wide and Spectrum We also found the Fa- more quickly. This greatly that is data streams with Narrow.vorites function very prac- simplifies the work of an in- exchanged vectors, is also In Spectrum Channeltical. It lets the user store staller. quite new. If this function is mode the currently select-more popular broadcasters Also worth mentioning is activated in the HD-T2, the ed channel is presented in36 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • relatively full-screen mode manufacturers forget to in- definitely appreciate the The pictures in this testin the center of the display clude but that always seems Slope Test function in the report show an acceptableand Spectrum Wide displays to create an unnecessary HD-T2 when it comes to the difference is signal level ofa large segment of the entire and avoidable problem for installation of more compli- just a few dBµV.spectrum. installers. cated systems with multi- Spectrum Narrow shows a ple users and lengthy cable Thanks to the USB inter-small segment of the spec- The Logger function is an runs. face on the side of the HD-trum around the desired absolute highlight of this If the signal varies due to T2, the user can easily linkfrequency. The spectrum analyzer especially for those multiple amplifiers and split- the analyzer to a PC so thatdisplay is refreshed at a fast professional users that have ters or if there are longer new frequency lists and up-enough rate so that it can to submit a report of their cable runs with less than ad- dated firmware can be up-easily be used during the work. It can optionally pro- equately shielded cable, this loaded.alignment of an antenna. vide the signal measurement could lead to a sloping signal This interface can alsoIt includes the FM and DAB values of all the active fre- level within the frequency be used to transfer storedbands as well as the VHF and quencies and then performs range to be carried. That Logger data back to a PCUHF bands. an automatic scan across is, higher frequency signals for further processing. The The HD-T2’s constella- the entire VHF/UHF band could be more attenuated necessary drivers to estab-tion diagram display turns for analog, DVB-T and DVB- and lower frequency signals lish this link are availableout to be especially useful T2 signals or lets the user could be less attenuated ul- directly from Microsoft forwhen trying to track down manually select a frequency timately leading to reception all Windows versions and in-the source of interference whose signal parameters problems in the higher fre- tegrated into the operatingsignals such as those that then end up in the HD-T2’s quency ranges. system. All that’s needed ismight be generated by 4G memory. With the help of the Slope to connect the analyzer to adata connections. You can With the help of special Test function, this type of free USB port on the PC andrecognize at a single glance Windows software (HD-T2 problem can instantly be to allow Windows to auto-whether the form of the dis- Log Reader), this informa- recognized. The analyzer matically find the necessaryplayed signal is regular and tion can be transferred to utilizes the frequency plan drivers.tight or if it’s a disturbed, a PC where it can be saved, selected in “Choose Trans- If for some reason theirregular signal display as exported or printed out. mitter” and displays the drivers are not installed au-the result of external inter- And if, for example, the in- signal level values of all the tomatically, they can also beference. The pictures in this stallation involves distribut- frequencies in the plan next loaded manually from thetest report show a clean and ing the signal to multiple us- to each other. The HD-T2 Internet via Horizon’s web-well received signal in the ers, the installer can check calculates the signal level site asconstellation diagram. the signal levels at all the difference between the cur- can the HD-T2 Reader soft- endpoints (such as at wall rently selected frequency ware and any new firmware. We also like the fact that outlets) and present an Ex- and all the other active fre- This is especially importantthe HD-T2 can also power cel table as proof of his ex- quencies. This lets the user since Horizon is constantlyexternal antenna amplifiers cellent work. see at a single glance the at work further developingwith +5V or +12V; a fea- extent of the signal level dif- their products and regular-ture that all too many other Professional installers will ference. ly releases new versions to■ An Excel table with the Logger data from our HD-T2 test analyzer38 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Expert Opiniontake care of any bugs as well HD channels on a UHF carri- Reacts very quickly to signal changes, pro-as add new features. er frequency and fed this to cesses DVB-T, DVB-T2 and analog signals. the HD-T2. Even as we inten- Its ease of use, low weight and practical car- In our tests, the HD-T2 tionally deteriorated the sig- rying case makes it a joy each time to use thewas recognized without any nal, it did not affect the new HD-T2. Thanks to the constellation diagrams,problems by our Windows 7 Horizon analyzer; it contin- interference signals can easily be identified;test PC and after only a few ued to show the correct and + with the help of the complete scan and the Thomas Haring TELE-satellite Test Center spectrum display even frequencies that wereseconds was linked to our appropriate measurements Austria up until then unknown could be identified, readPC. Horizon makes new fre- – even the star ratings given and processed. The Logger function makes possible the cre-quency tables and firmware by the HD-T2 became less ation of a complete measurement protocol while the Slope testavailable in .exe format so and less until finally only one helps in the identification of sloping signal levels.that the user merely has to star remained.start the .exe file and then – Noneclick on the “Transfer” but- Last but not least, weton – it really doesn’t get were especially curious howany easier than this. the HD-T2 would compare to TECHNICAL DATA another professional signal Manufacturer Horizon Global Electronics Ltd, First Floor Office We set up a total of three analyzer. Since this other Allen House, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essextest scenarios for the HD-T2: analyzer could only process CM20 2HJ, United Kingdomthe first was an adjustment DVB-T signals, we could not Tel. +44-1279-417005of a UHF antenna, the sec- perform this comparison Email sales@horizonhge.comond was the measurement test with DVB-T2 signals. Model HD-T2of DVB-T and DVB-T2 signals As you can see with the Function Digital Meter for Analogue, and Signalsthat we generated using a pictures accompanying this Input frequency 48 - 862 MHzmodulator and thereby were test report, the measured compatible yesable to induce correspond- signal levels are virtually Modulations QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAMing error bits, the third was identical. This speaks highly Carriers : 2k/8kcomparison measurements of the quality of the Horizon- : 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 8k+Ext, 16k, 16k+Ext, 32k, 32k+Extof analog and DVB-T signals built tuner and complements Guard Intervals : 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32using an analyzer from an- the exceptional impression : 1/4, 19/256, 1/8, 19/128, 1/16, 1/32, 1/128other manufacturer. that we received from this Code Rates : 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 : 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6 analyzer. Adjusting a UHF antenna Bandwidth 5, 6, 7 and 8 MHzwith the HD-T2 was a simple Even the transferring of PLP Mode SISO / MISOas it could be; thanks to the the Logger data stored in the PLP Constellation Automatic and indicated with ( R ) Rotation preprogrammed frequency analyzer functioned without Display 128 x 64 Pixellists we were able to find any problems. It was reallythe right broadcaster for our fun using the HD-T2, espe- OSD Languages English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Croatian, Finishlocation in just a very short cially the exporting of data RF-Input F-Type (75 Ohm impedance)time and with the help of the in CVS format, and thus to USB Port yesvery sensitive signal param- MS Excel, is an extremely Power supply 100-240V AC, 12V DCeter measurement the an- practical feature.tenna was set to its optimal Battery 2.4 Ah Li-Ionposition in no time at all. In conclusion we want to We were then able to iden- congratulate Horizon on an- More about this companytify all the DVB-T and DVB- other superb product that signals; even a weak bolsters the reputation ofDVB-T2 test signal from the the company. The HD-T2 hasAustrian ORF, that up until all the functions that a pro-then we didn’t know about, fessional installer would ex-came into view. pect, is exceptionally easy to Thanks to the sensitive in- use and at only 1200 gramsput of the tuner, even small (2.6 Lbs) is very lightweight.changes to the antenna po- Thanks to the powerfulsition were instantly regis- battery the HD-T2 can betered on the HD-T2 making used uninterrupted for up toit very easy to optimally po- six hours along with its ex-sition the antenna. ternal power sources. In our tests the HD-T2 Next we modulated a DVB- proved itself many timesT2 signal with a total of four over. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 39
  • TEST REPORT HDTV Miniature Satellite Receiver Panodic HDS27540 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • • Small receiver with small remote control• Optimized menu guidance with very fewsettings• Works with BlindScan• Easy channel list administration• Ability to turn on the receiver to a specificchannel 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 41
  • TEST REPORT HDTV Miniature Satellite ReceiverA Smallbut Nice 1 1-12/2012 Panodic HDS275 Best designed mini-receiver for the best HD receptionHDTV Receiver With its slim dimensions that can be used to turn the the receiver with your anten- than the regular scan usingof only 27 x 16 x 4.7 cm, the receiver into a PVR if it’s con- na. The HDS275 supports the preprogrammed transpond-Panodic HDS275 will easily nected to an external USB DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.1 protocols into any TV environment; storage device. and can therefore be used on The main menu of thethanks to its plain black cabi- The remote control in- antennas with up to 16 LNBs. HDS275 is divided into sixnet it blends in nicely with cluded by the manufacturer, Thanks to the individually categories (Installation,the background. just like the receiver, is very settable LOF, the receiver is Channel, Preference, Set- The front panel shines in small and the pressure points compatible with C-band and ting, AV and Game) and isits simplicity and, in addition for the buttons are clearly Ku-band antennas as well very nicely a segmented display that marked. The arrangement as any other type of recep- The Installation sectionshows the current time or of the individual functions tion system. Panodic even takes you to the receptionthe currently selected chan- at first glance might seem thought about those users settings and the search fornel number, it sports six but- a little unorganized, but you with SCR single-cable solu- new channels. Compared totons that can be used to con- should get used to it after a tions and offers the neces- the initial installation assis-trol the receiver without the short time. sary parameters for that kind tant, it also provides the abil-remote control. A status LED The Panodic HDS275 is not of setup. ity to drive DiSEqC 1.2 andthat switches between green only small on the outside, it’s The manufacturer was very 1.3 motorized antennas.and red indicates to the user also ‘small’ on the inside. The successful in the implemen- From here the user canthe current operational sta- installation assistant that tation of the channel scan’s also modify and expand thetus of the receiver (red = appears the first time the graphical presentation; it is preprogrammed satellite andstandby, green = on). receiver is turned on only available in transponder, sin- transponder lists as they see Hidden behind a flap is a offers three choices: time, gle satellite, multi-satellite fit. It’s a feature that we wereCI slot for use with PayTV language and channel scan. and blind scan modes. happy to play around; it can accept all Because of this the in- The regular scan of HOT- The Channel section is to-the standard CI modules (for stallation is completed very BIRD at 13° east found 1498 tally dedicated to editing theexample, Irdeto, Viaccess, quickly. The first two options TV channels and 394 radio channel list. With nearly 2000Conax, etc.). take no time at all. As is typi- channels in a reasonable channel entries added by our Unlike most other modern cal, the HDS275 can also au- eight minutes. A BlindScan test scan of the HOTBIRDreceivers, the HDS275 comes tomatically set the internal of the same satellite resulted satellite, it’s a feature youwith a Scart connector for clock directly from the in- in 1466 TV channels and 390 really can’t do without. Withuse on older TVs. Of course, coming satellite signal. radio channels in 12 minutes; the help of the colored func-all the other connections For the language selection it needed a little more time tion buttons on the remoteyou’d expect to find are all option, the Panodic offers a and found fewer channels control, individual channelsthere: HDMI, YUV and CVBS representative cross-sectionoutputs are all available. The of all the more important Eu-audio output is available on ropean languages.a coaxial digital audio output It gets more exciting in theas well as on two analog RCA Channel Scan menu. Panodicoutputs. included a preprogrammed Since the HDS275 is a list of 24 satellites and cor-DVB-S/S2 receiver, there’s responding transponders.also the typical IF tuner in- Unfortunately, this list is notput along with its associated all that up to date. However,looped-through output as we did like the wide variety ofwell as a USB 2.0 interface settings capabilities to match42 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 42 53 6can be deleted, moved and Panodic also kept in mind 1. Panodic HDS275’s initial settingsrenamed as well as sorted al- that kids might be in the 2. Antenna settingsphabetically, by FTA/CAS or household; individual chan- 3. Channel scan on HOTBIRDCAS/FTA. This makes it very nels can be locked out with a 4. Channel list 5. The Info bar shows the content of theeasy for the user to organize PIN code to keep those curi-the nearly 4000 possible en- ous eyes from seeing some- current program but not the next program 0.58 6. Main Menutries in the channel list. thing they shouldn’t. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 43
  • 7 128 139 1410 1511 7. Satellite and transponder data can easily be edited 8. Even the DiSEqC 1.2 and 1.3 protocols are supported allowing the control of motorized antennas 9. The user can match the channel list to his personal tastes in the Channel Manager 10. The Boot on Channel Option lets the receiver always start with a predefined channel 11. Language settings 12. PVR settings 13. In addition to a video resolution of 720p, resolutions up to 1080p are possible 14. Five integrated video games pass the time during commercial breaks 15. Integrated Teletext decoder44 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 16 There are also eight freely by an Auto-standby function loadable Favorites lists that that can be automatically ac- round out our overall positive tivated after a user-settable impression of the channel one, two or three hours and list editing capabilities of the by the individual adjustment HDS275. In this way, every of contrast, brightness, satu- family member can set up ration and color tone of the their own Favorites list with displayed video signal. After their favorite channels. our extensive excursion in- In addition to typical set- side the new HDS275’s menu tings such as OSD language structure, it was finally time17 and time, the Basic settings to have a closer look at this menu also comes with some receiver’s everyday opera- interesting extras. tion. One of those is the ‘Option A push of the OK button Boot on Channel’ setting that on the remote control dis- lets you program the receiv- plays, just like with almost er to go to a specifically de- any other receiver, the chan- fined channel every time the nel list. The channel list with receiver is turned on and not the HDS275 is presented in a just the channel that was last nicely organized fashion and viewed. Not only that, you can be limited to only FTA or can also select the maximum CAS channels. size of any recorded data We also liked the running18 (1,2,3,4 GB or Unlimited). ticker used for lengthy chan- It lets you elegantly bypass nel names. In this way you that problem of maximum can see the entire name of 4GB file sizes in FAT32 for- a channel instead of just the matted storage devices. first set of characters that As far as PVRs go, the happen to fit. Channel surf- HDS275 shines; in addition to ing is a pleasure with the standard PVR functions, the HDS275; less than one sec- Panodic can also automati- ond is needed to switch be- cally add an already started tween channels. With the pic- recording to the Timeshift ture and audio quality there cache memory. The size of was also nothing to complain the Timeshift can also be ad- about but we really didn’t ex-19 justed by the user. pect any less from Panodic. Before closing the main Thanks to the receiver’s menu and watching TV, the 128 MB main memory and user should take one more its 4 MB Flash memory, the look in the Settings menu. receiver reacts very quickly Since the receiver supports to commands from the re- resolutions via HDMI in 480p, mote control. After switching 480i, 576p, 576i, 720p, 1080i to a new channel, an Info bar and 1080p modes, it is capa- appears momentarily at the ble of providing full HD sig- bottom of the screen provid- nals to modern TVs. ing data on the current pro- All of these settings capa- gram but not the next pro- bilities are further enhanced gram.20 Aside from that, the Info 16. HD channels can easily be recorded bar also shows other typical 17. The MP3 player can also data such as the current time process and display cover art and the encryption method 18. The integrated media player used. To get an overview of supports all the common formats the currently available pro- 19. The media player can grams, a simple push of the also play back full HD videos without any problems EPG button on the remote 20. The channel list can be control is needed to display limited to individual satellite all the programming infor- entries mation from the provider. The display of the EPG can be46 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • either a grid showing seven another channel live. It will TURKSAT at 42° east as well Rat, Go Bang, Sudoku) to helpchannels or it can be limited also let you watch a prere- as relatively weak signals like pass the time during thoseto the complete EPG display corded program while re- those on BADR at 26° east long commercial breaks.of a single channel. Natural- cording another program. that flirt with the thresh- Since the manufacturer isly, timer entries can be pro- Overall we thoroughly en- old level of the receiver. In constantly at work improvinggrammed directly from the joyed the PVR features. But both cases the HDS275 was the HDS275’s software, anyEPG. This helps to guaran- there’s more. As you would able to handle the requested updates that become avail-tee that you won’t miss that expect with any namebrand tasks and left us with a very able can be uploaded into theblockbuster movie or that receiver, the Panodic box favorable impression. SCPC receiver either via the exter-next installation of your fa- uses the attached storage reception was interference nal storage device or directlyvorite TV series. device to not only record and free starting at 2.0 Ms/sec. via satellite. A total of only ten timer play back TV and radio pro- and signals with a C/N of 5 All in all, we had a lot of funentries can be filled; it would grams, it also serves as the dB could be displayed with- putting the Panodic HDS275be nice if the manufacturer storage device for the MP3 out any large dropouts. through the ringer. It is an-could improve this number jukebox, the picture viewer The HDS275 is further sup- other excellent example ofto 20 entries or perhaps even and the media player. plemented by an integrated a successful concept that inmore. All of these functions were teletext decoder (that also this case involves not only As soon as an external conceived by Panodic with functioned correctly in our the miniaturization of the re-storage device is connected great detail. The MP3 player, tests) as well as five video ceiver and remote control,via the USB 2.0 port, the for example, can automati- games (Box Man, Tetris, Hit but also its menu operation.receiver can begin record- cally recognize integrateding SD as well as HD chan- cover art for a song and then Expert Opinionnels. During a recording, the display it. The media playerchannel list is reduced to the supports the DivX (AVI), Living room compatible receiver with all the necessary everyday features. Stable andnumber of available channelsand since the receiver only VOB, MPEG and TS formats and can also process full HD + sophisticated software that functions without any problems.has one tuner, it would be content effortlessly.those channels that are on As is standard during our The Info bar should show the EPG data from Thomas Haringthe same transponder. While tests, the HDS275’s tuner, a – the current and upcoming program. TELE-satellite Test Center Austriait’s not possible to record two Sharp S7HZ7306A, also hadchannels at the same time, it to undergo strenuous testswill quite happily record one such as with narrowbandchannel and let you watch SCPC signals like those on48 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 21 TECHNICAL DATA Manufacturer Panodic, 12/F Grentech Building, Keji C Road 3rd, Nanshan, Shenzhen 518057, China Contact Internet Model HDS275 Function / Receiver Input frequency 950-2150 MHz Supported standards , , QPSK, 8PSK SCPC yes (> 2 Ms/s) EPG yes Video resolution 480p, 480i,576p,576i,720p, 1080i, 1080p22 RS232 no Ethernet no USB 2.0 yes HDTV yes MPEG4/H.264 yes Supported OSD languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Portugiese, Russian, Dutch, Czek, Swedish, Turk ENERGY DIAGRAM Apparent Power23 Active Power Mode Apparent Active Factor Active 12 W 7W 0.58 StandBy 2W 0.7 W 0.35 The first 15 minutes in active operation with channel switching, PVR recording and playback; the second 15 minutes in standby mode. More about this company 21. One of the multiple audio tracks can be selected 22. EPG overview of a total of seven channels 23. The complete programming guide of a channel 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 49
  • TEST REPORT Combo Meter for DVB-S and DVB-T Satlink WS-6936 • suitable for measuring DVB-S and DVB-T signals • integrated blind scan for satellite signals as special treat • can be used as receiver as well, if required • suitable for alignment of motor-controlled antennas • very precise presentation of measuring results50 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • TEST REPORT Combo Meter for DVB-S and DVB-TThe ‘One-Stop’ Meter When it comes to launch- meter. Baotong has even in battery of the WS-6936, monitor, which forms theing signal meters, most packed a fully-featured a charger for in-car use, as centrepiece of the meter. Asmanufacturers have always DVB-S/DVB-T combo receiv- well as an AV cable for con- our test revealed, the man-opted for one of the follow- er into such a small device. necting the device to an ex- ufacturer did not only go foring two marketing strate- Thanks to its size and er- ternal monitor. sheer size, but chose a trulygies: Either the meter is gonomic shape the Satlink Look at the new Satlink excellent LCD panel too. Itparticularly small and easy WS-6936 sits nicely in your WS-6936 for the very first can even be read in directto carry along, with only a hand, with a foldout pedes- and the feature that will sunlight, and in a dark at-limited range of features tal assisting use and read- strike you most is a 4.3-inch tic it genuinely shines. Onin exchange, or it is fully- ability on flat surfaces.fledged with a correspond- The meter is wrapped withing size and weight. Baotong a bright yellow protectiveengineers have embarked rubber shell which – in com-on a path towards a third bination with the includedcategory: small and packed water-repellent carryingwith features. The Satlink bag – keeps out dust, dirtWS-6936 is the outcome of and moisture and protectsall their efforts, and we have the device from damagetaken a closer look at how during regular use. The car-it performs with everyday rying bag comes with a con-jobs. venient strap. The meter measures 12.5 In addition to bag andx 20.5 x 4.5 cm and only strap, the meter is shippedweights 0.66 kg, yet it is with the obligatory powerso much more than only a unit for charging the built- 1 1-12/2012 Satlink WS-6936 Very easy to use signal meter which also serves as receiver. TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 123 the topside of the casing which is placed on the lower Baotong has positioned left side of the signal meter. the signal inputs for DVB- It is required for turning on S (F-socket) and DVB-T (RF and off the device – what a socket), while the left side welcome change from all the features two connectors for keys and buttons which are video output and video in- so common these days in put. combination with software- Wait a second – a meter controlled switching. with a signal input? You bet. A total of five LEDs are lo- Not only can the WS-6936 cated below the display and provide the video signal of indicate operating mode, 22 the currently received chan- kHz signal, control voltage nel to an external monitor, it (13/18V), signal lock and4 can also act as a monitor for battery charging. This way an external receiver or sig- all important parameters of nal source! the meter are available to On the bottom side you can users at a single glance. find the socket for the exter- Apart from the keypad nal power supply unit as well and cross-shaped naviga- as a USB port for updating tion buttons there are four the meter’s software and for unlabelled function keys for uploading new satellite and controlling the WS-6936. As transponder data. We did usual, these function keys like the fact that the manu- can assume different roles facturer has even thought of depending on the operat- a mechanical power switch, ing mode. The current func-5 654 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 8 9tions are indicated in the on- the mains. 10screen display. The amount of attention to Baotong has equipped detail that the manufacturerthe WS-6936 with a built- has put into this device isin 3000 mAH Li-Ion battery shown in many ways, and wepack, which is capable of would like to highlight onepowering the meter for up by way of example: Antennato five hours per cycle, af- installers frequently work inter a charging time of six darkish under-roof environ-hours when connected to ments, and it’s mostly in1. Main menu of the Satlink WS-69362. System settings3. System settings4. All parameters of the selected satellite can be adjusted, if 11required, before the spectrum display is activated5. Comprehensive, pre-stored satellite list6. A number of LOF values (for the Ku and C bands, for example)are already pre-set for selection7. SCR unicable solutions are supported as well8. Complete display of the spectrum9. Spectrum display (complete)10. 108 MHz excerpt of the spectrum around the 11078 MHz fre-quency11. 540 MHz excerpt of the spectrum around the 11078 MHz fre-quency12. Apart from signal level and signal quality bars, the meter alsogives out the desired satellite’s azimuth and elevation values aswell as numerical values for BER, signal level and C/N (MER)7 12 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 55
  • 1314 such a situation that some- play. The multimedia and thing is dropped acciden- system settings entries tally. How to find it again complement these four without sufficient light- items. As you surely will ning? With the WS-6936, have guessed, we were ea- of course! Simply press the ger to look at all configura- F1 button for three seconds tions options in more detail. and as if by magic an LED A total of nine OSD lan- flashlight that is built into guages are available to the rear panel comes on. make sure user and WS-15 What a smart solution! 6936 are on equal terms. The meter is shipped with The received TV signal can a PDF manual on CD. In ad- be shown on the integrated dition to the manual, this CD monitor either in 16:9 or 4:3 also includes three sets of format, and the coordinates pre-programmed satellite, of the current location can transponder and frequency be keyed in – something data for Europe, America that is of high importance and Asia. Our test meter for everyday use as a me- came with all data for Eu- ter, since it is only with this rope already pre-installed, information available to the so we did not need to do device that it can assist in all the initial programming correctly aligning the anten- and were ready to rumble in na to any available satellite16 next to no time. position. Under the bonnet, this The duration of the key- meter is driven by a 32-bit pad backlighting can be set processor clocked at 133 individually, even though we MHz, which is perfectly ca- recommend setting this as pable of swiftly perform- short as possible to econo- ing all required jobs. When mise on battery usage. looking at its core design Even without backlighting concept, the WS-6936 re- the keys can be read easily, sembles a combo receiver so there is no practical need and it comes as no surprise for being wasteful. that users are first greet- To round off the settings ed by a main menu that is options, it is possible to se- made up of six items. lect which way the signal17 Two entries each deal with level should be presented DVB-S and DVB-T, namely (dBµV, dBm, dBmV) and to with signal reception/meas- define the local time zone. urement and spectrum dis- In addition, it is here that 13. Full-screen numerical presentation of signal level and signal quality 14. Transponder search on TURKSAT 42° East 15. Thanks to the TP manager all transponder data stored in the meter can easily be edited 16. DiSEqC protocols toneburst, 1.0 und 1.1 for static antennas are supported 17. DiSEqC 1.2 and 1.3 are also implemented by the manufactu- rer for motorised antennas56 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 23 new channel lists and up- bandwidth between 108 and dated firmware can be load- 540 MHz or may opt for full ed onto the device with a spectrum display instead. single touch of a button, and The same is true for the users can decide to save all polarisation and the 22 kHz internal date onto an exter- signal, which can be set or nal storage medium. changed with a single touch As soon as you call up the of a button. Thanks to the spectrum display in DVB-S function keys below the mode the meter immedi- screen users can adjust ately displays all pre-stored bandwidth, polarisation and satellite entries, which in frequency band settings on24 our case comprised 26 of the fly, without having to the most popular orbital make a detour via the set- positions between 75° East tings menu. and 30° West. The LOF of Once the required fre- the used LNB can either be quency is marked with the selected from a list of stand- help of the arrow keys – ard values or can be entered with Up/Down changing the manually – hats off to that y-axis of the display and convenient option. therefore the signal level Users of SCR unicable so- scale – a press on the F4 lutions will be very pleased function key initiates a sig- to find out that the manufac- nal search. turer does not leave them in We noticed during our the dark either by offering test that the spectrum dis-25 all required parameters for play reacts very swiftly to selection. The new Baotong any signal changes. This is meter comes with all control particularly important for an adjustment options, such initial rough antenna align- as DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 ment, and we cannot praise and toneburst. such immediate feedback The pros among our read- highly enough. ership will surely have con- If you need access to all cluded from DiSEqC 1.2 and adjustment options for sat- 1.3 that the meter must ellite reception/signal meas- definitely be compatible uring the DVB-S entry in the with DiSEqC motors, and of main menu will open that course they are absolute- door for you. Here you can26 ly right. The WS-6936 is a edit satellite and transpond- perfect match for motorised er lists, start signal scans antennas and will control all and rename, change, add movements as required. or delete individual satellite Thanks to the manufac- and transponder entries. turer pre-installed tran- The sky’s the limit, and we sponder database the meter mean it. allows selecting a specific Using the Quick Search frequency even before the function you are able to spectrum is displayed. In perform a manual chan- such a case the frequency nel search on a pre-defined is called up directly and frequency. It goes without locked. Users can select any saying that all adjustment27 18. Voltage of up to 24V can be provided to external signal ampli- fiers 19. DVB-T spectrum display with frequency selection 20. DVB-T spectrum display with channel selection 21. Active DVB-T frequency in enlarged presentation 22. DVB-T frequency check for detecting signal tilt by checking the signal levels of several frequencies 23. DVB-T measurement mode – here again, signal level and signal quality are indicated as bars, and numerical values are given for BER, signal level and C/N (MER) 24. DVB-T channel search 25. The image viewer reproduces the directory structure of our USB memory stick 26. Image viewer 27. Overview of all image files available in the directory 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 59
  • options available in the acoustic aid is also provid- 15 minutes for its comple- EPG data of a channel for upspectrum mode (LOF, fre- ed, which is a high-pitched tion. Thanks to blind scan, to seven days in advance.quency, DiSEqC, etc.) are signal beeping in increasing- however, all active tran- If you make use of the AVavailable here as well. ly short intervals, the better sponder were found and output of this handy little Once the selected fre- the signal quality becomes we ended up with a total of meter you can easily turnquency is keyed in manually (with a permanent signal 1891 TV channels and 567 it into an excellent receiveror selected from the pre- indicating optimum antenna radio stations. In case you on your next camping trip,programmed list a window alignment). This allows an- wonder why a signal meter for example. Thanks to thispops up with two bars that tenna alignment even with- comes with an integrated one-stop solution you canvisualise signal level and out a direct line of sight. channel search at all we use the device for correct-signal quality. In addition, Once the antenna is posi- should like to draw your at- ly aligning your antenna atthe meter provides the sig- tioned in a way that the sig- tention to the second oper- first, and for SD TV recep-nal level, the C/N ratio and nal quality and signal level ating mode of the WS-6936, tion later.the Bit Error Rate (BER) as bars show sufficient values namely that of a combo re- The range of functions innumerical values. (both of which can also be ceiver with all features and DVB-T mode is identical to Now we realise why the zoomed into a full-screen functions you would expect DVB-S mode, with the ex-WS-6936 wanted to know mode, complete with nu- for DVB-S/T reception. ception of pre-stored fre-the coordinates of the loca- merical values), users can Simply press the OK but- quencies, which obviouslytion right at the start in the start a scan on the currently ton or the F1 function key are different. We did appre-initial settings menu. The selected transponder or on for the channel list to open, ciate that the manufacturermeter shows the correct az- the entire satellite. and every time you select has thought of power supplyimuth and elevation values We tested the full satel- a new channel an info bar for an external signal ampli-of the antenna for reception lite scan with Hotbird at 13° shows information on the fier – 5V, 12V or 24V can beof the desired satellite. An East and had to wait some new channel. The overall selected to accommodate channel list can be restrict- virtually all solutions. ed to a certain channel, or Thanks to specifying the the technical parameters country in which the meter of an entry can be called is being used the frequency up with the help of func- list is adjusted to reflect the tion keys. If you’re look- local situation. Like for DVB- ing for editing functions S, the Quick Search func- you have become used tion is available for DVB-T to from DVB-S/T receiv- as well, and the same is true ers you will find them for spectrum display. It re- in the WS-6936 as acts just as swiftly to signal well – channels can changes as in DVB-S mode be deleted, moved and therefore provided or renamed at the great help in correctly align- touch of a button. ing a UHF antenna for test The F3 function purposes. The cross-shaped key takes care of navigation buttons can be language selec- used in spectrum mode to tion, while F4 either select a specific fre- calls up the quency or particular chan- 28. The MP3 player reproduces the directory structure of our USB memory stick 29. Using the function keys the entries on the channel list can be restricted to specific satelli- tes or DVB-T channels 30. Selecting an audio track 31. EPG presentation for up to seven days in advance 32. Comprehensive channel information, including signal level and signal quality 33. Signal measurement on BADR 26° East (11919H) 34. Signal measurement on BADR 26° East (11919H) with professional reference meter 35. Signal measurement on TURKSAT 42° East (11096H) 36. Signal measurement on TURKSAT 42° East (11096H) with professional reference meter 37. Selecting a new satellite or transponder list60 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • nel, something we found list fully automatically. side-by-side presentation recognised reliably and thenextremely helpful in our In order to make sure a of their parameters (signal eliminated.test. The meter performed signal tilt caused by ampli- level and signal quality). On As always, we created aflawlessly when prompted fiers, distributors or long a single screen it is possible number of scenarios for ourto read a user-defined fre- cables etc. does not distort to show up to five channels practical test, starting withquency or even the entire a measurement result the at the same time. Using the aligning a 90cm antenna to-reception range, if required. WS-6936 offers the option arrows keys it is possible wards TURKSAT 42° East,All channels that are found to select several frequen- to switch between screens. then setting up a DiSEqCare saved onto the channel cies at once and creating a This way a signal tilt can be motorised dish and finally aligning a UHF antenna for optimum DVB-T reception. We began with entering the coordinates of our lo- cation and selecting TURK- SAT as our target satellite. Thanks to the spectrum dis- play and the azimuth and el- evation values provided by the WS-6936 it was child’s play to correctly position our antenna. The ultimate fine-tuning was achieved with the help of the sig- nal level and signal quality bars, so that our first job was completed in next to no time. In most cases, the align- ment of a motorised anten- na requires a meter plus a satellite receiver with DiS- EqC 1.2 and 1.3 compatibil- ity. This has changed with the arrival of the WS-6936: Thanks to a wise decision by Baotong both functions are packed into a single prod- uct. This takes the scare out of installing motorised antennas and in our test we only took a little over half an hour to arrive at a perfectly aligned motorised antenna for reception of all positions between 75° East and 30° West, at least as far as the measurement results indi- cated by the WS-6936 are concerned. But then again, are those results 100% trustworthy or does the manufacturer give out glossed over results? We performed the same test with a much more ex- pensive professional meter and as you can see in the screenshots, we arrived at almost the same values. So the WS-6936 actually did a brilliant job. Please note, however, that while the WS-6936 does say that one of the signal quality values indi- cates C/N, this value is ac-62 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • to display video from an ex- lored to the region in which ternal source on the meter’s the meter-receiver combo is screen. Surveillance camera used. anybody? Hook it up to the Everybody in our test video input and add another center thoroughly enjoyed function to this neat device. working with the Baotong Thanks very much, Baotong! Satlink WS-6936. It’s a The firmware of the smart combination of preci- Satlink WS-6936 can eas- sion meter and fully-fledged ily be updated via an exter- DVB-S and DVB-T combo nal USB storage medium. receiver. Thanks to the inte- Simply download the latest grated multimedia features firmware version from the it is also possible to show Internet, save it onto the images and play back MP3 storage medium and attach audio. the storage medium to the The measurement func- meter. The same is true for tions of the WS-6936 are the factory pre-installed sophisticated and very pre- satellite, transponder and cise. The tuner used by the frequency lists which can manufacturer reacts swiftly also be updated from the to any signal changes and Internet or copied from the thanks to an intuitive and CD that is shipped with the user-friendly OSD interface meter, and than transferred it is possible to use the me- to the device via a USB stor- ter without having to study age medium. This way each the manual for hours. All user has access to satellite this makes the WS-6936 a data referring to his specific genuinely worthwhile alter- location. In addition, DVB-T native to many of its much frequency lists are also tai- more expensive peers.tually the Modulation Error ter you’re all set for hours of Expert Opinion DVB-S/DVB-T combo receiver and signalRate (MER) and therefore viewing pleasure. meter as one-stop solution. Low-thresholdmust not be compared with Up until some years ago, and highly precise tuner. LCD display withthe C/N value presented by MP3 playback and imageour reference meter. Finally, viewing had been the do- + excellent readability. High overall build qual- ity. Easy to use, hence a perfect tool also forwe tried to align a UHF an- mains of stationary PCs. beginners, even though it also features alltenna for DVB-T reception These days, however, you’d Thomas Haring functions required by professionals. TELE-satelliteand once again our verdict be hard pressed to find a Test Center Austriais that you can hardly ac- receiver without those func-complish such a task more tions, and the WS-6936 is – HDTV channels cannot be watched.easily and quickly than with no exception. Obviously,the WS-6936. the manufacturer Baotong TECHNICAL Now that the WS-6936 wanted to be right up there DATAhas proven its worth in the with the best and treated its Manufacturer Fujian Baotong Science&Technology Co.,Ltdrealm of signal measuring, meter-cum-receiver combi- Tel. 86-595-28106302we were particularly curious nation to an image viewer Email dp02@baotong.ccas to how it would perform and an MP3 jukebox. Model Satlink WS-6936in the TV reception field. To Here too, the integrated Function Digital Meter & Receiver for and Signalsthat end, we used an RCA AV output comes very handy Input frequency 47 - 862 MHz & 950-2150 MHzcable to connect the meter for presenting photos on awith the TV panel at first. flat-screen TV or for play- / compatible no The device does not come ing back audio on the HiFi Modulations QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAMwith a remote control, but if system. Content can be fed Symbol rates 2-45 Ms/syou use a cable with suffi- to the WS-6936 via the USB DiSEqC yes (Toneburst, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3)cient length you can easily port that is located on the Bandwidth 5, 6, 7 and 8 MHzdo without. The size of the bottom of the device. Any Display 4.3 inchmeter is so small it can al- storage medium will do, no OSD Languages English, French, German, Portugese, Spanish,most be mistaken for a re- matter whether it’s a USB Italian, Czech, Greekmote control anyway. memory stick or an external Signal-Input F-Type & IEC The WS-6936 can be used USB harddisk. USB Port yesto conveniently access all There’s another ex- Power supply 100-220V AC, 12V DCrequired functions and if tra special treat this new Dimensions 12.5 x 20.5 x 4.5 cmyou use the power supply Satlink meter has in store Weight 0.66 kgunit of the car charging unit for its users: It comes with Battery 3000 mAH Li-Ionthat is shipped with the me- a TV input that can be used64 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • TEST REPORT DTT AntennaAntenasCasteloM-103866 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Indoor / Outdoor Antenna • can be mounted indoors and outdoors • flexible mounting for horizontal or vertical signals • excellent design • good workmanship 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 67
  • TEST REPORT DTT AntennaTerrestrial TELE-satellite focuses usually on sat- ellite dishes rather than terrestrial an- tennas. However, as the digital switch-Antenna In an over takes place almost everywhere in the world, a new interest in terrestrial reception arises. And it often entails aElegant need for a new terrestrial antenna. If your old antenna is in good condition and the new digital channels are trans-Enclosure mitted with high enough power from the same direction as the analog ones were, your system should be fine for new tech- nology. But if not, you will need to re- configure your reception system and a new terrestrial antenna may well be a part of this job. AntenasCostelo (www.antenascastelo. is a manufacturer in Brazil with more than 40 years of experience. They have introduced a remarkable little an- tenna, which can be used both indoors as outdoors. The M-1038 surprises with its small size: 23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5”). Its black plastic enclosure matches the 1 1-12/2012 shape and proportions of a modern flat AntenasCastelo M-1038 Highly elegantly styled antenna screen TV-set. Upon a closer look, it for in and outdoors turns out it can be installed both hori- zontally as well as vertically. So, if in your particular location the vertical po- sition yields better results, M-1038 can be assembled in the vertical configura- tion. If so, it will correspond not to a modern TV screen but to a loudspeaker of a home cinema system. If you think of keeping this antenna outdoors rather than indoors – no problem. There is a special holder attached in the kit allow- ing you to mount the M-1038 on a pole of 25 - 34 mm diameter (1 through 1-3/8 inches). Our big compliments for the mechanical design as well as esthetics to the designers of this product. The M-1038 is a passive device, mean- ing it does not have any amplifier built in. As every TV fan knows, small passive antennae can not achieve the perfor- mance of full size systems, like multi-el- ement yagi antennas installed on a roof of a building. So, we were hesitating in what way we should test the M-1038. It would not be fair to compare it with a full size outdoor antenna. Finally, we de- cided to take as our reference the sim- plest form of an improvised antenna – a metal rod. After all, many people use such a solution if TV signals are strong in their location: Just a segment of wire connected to the inner wire of the co- axial cable hooked up to your TV-set’s antenna input at its other end. Our improvised rod antenna was 17068 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 mm (6.7”) long because we wanted to keep it compara- ble with the size of M-1038. At our test center location in Western Poland you need to have a rather good an- tenna to receive terrestrial signals. So, to begin with we decided to used a ter- 1. The small AntenasCastelo M-1038 restrial signal analyzer to mounted outside on a mast. 2. The antenna can be mounted measure how strong the horizontally (see picture) as well as signal is at the output of the vertically M-1038 and at the output of our reference rod antenna. In this way, we achieved an objective evaluation of the M-1038 performance. And what was the per- formance? We started in the center of the terrestri- al band – an analog chan- nel on 417.25 MHz (channel S21). As you can see on the frequency spectrum scans, 2 70 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • the AntenasCostelo M-1038 Then we got bolder. we what weaker and it rose to vided stronger output by 3gave 3 decibels more than tried to go live and catch the 42.9 dBµV with MER equal decibels for 634 MHz andthe rod antenna (50.1 dBµV real digital channels which to 16.2 dB. How would even by 5.5 decibels forvs. 46.9 dBµV). That’s quite in our location transmit on this result on a tv screen? 666 MHz. Naturally, MERsomething. After switch- 634 MHz and 666 MHz. But We decided to connect the was also better: by abouting the analyzer to meas- the signal from both anten- antenna to our DVB-T re- 1 dB and 2 dB respectively.urement mode, the differ- nas was too weak to meas- ceiver. The multiplex trans- Using a single rod antennaence even increased (50.0 ure it with our signal ana- mitted on 634 MHz was re- we would see none of thedBµV vs. 46.6 dBµV). For lyzer. But then we realized: ceivable but from time to two DVB-T signals while theyour reference, our roof the AntenasCastelo M-1038 time our receiver notified M-1038 was good enough toantenna produces over 62 can be mounted outside! us that there is a too weak catch at least one of them.dBµV on that channel. Also We rushed up to our balco- signal. The other multiplex To sum it up: the M-1038the signal-to-noise ration ny and mounted the M-1038 on 666 MHz was below the like every other small an-looked significantly bet- outdoors on a small mast. reception threshold of our tenna can not replace a fullter for M-1038: 34.5 dB vs. The improvement was no- receiver. size external antenna. How-30.9 dB. Although, we did ticeable at once. The signal We compare those results ever, if you live relativelynot plan it initially, we con- on 634 MHz rose to 51.6 with the simple rod anten- close to the transmitter, es-nected M-1038 to our TV- dBµV with MER equal to na. As could be expected, pecially on a high floor, suchset. The picture was noisy 26 dB. The second signal, for both transponders, the small antenna could do thebut readable. on 666 MHz, was some- M-1038 was better. It pro- job. It is very easy to install and everybody can do that. If only possible though, try to mount it outdoors as this improves its performance significantly. The AntenasCastelo M-1038 proved to be visibly better than that of a simple improvised rod antenna in the center of the terrestrial band. However, being very simple in design, the M-1038 could not beat the rod an- tenna for every frequency. Performance of such simple designs depend on the ratio of RF wave length-to-anten- na length. So it is obvious that for some frequencies, 170 millimeters of rod an- tenna could perform better than M-1038.72 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 But what is also obvious, escopic antenna for FM ra-you can put the M-1038 an- dio (88-108 MHz) inside. So,ywhere in your room and it you can use it for doublewill not harm your esthetic purpose: TV and radio re-feelings, while our impro- ception. All you have to do isvised rod antenna will not to pull it out and position forlook great. The M-1038 has the best radio reception. Weyet another advantage over tried, and had no problem ata rod antenna. It has a tel- all with FM radio reception. 2 3 TECHNICAL DATAManufacturer ANTENASCASTELO, Alameda 15 de Dezembro, 1487 - Penha - Bragança Paulista - SP - CEP: 12910-691 BrazilWeb 55 (11) 0800-773-3601 / 4035.3601Model M-1038Function Terrestrial TV& FM Radio AntennaApplication Indoor or outdoor 4UHF channels 14 through 69 (60 – 806 MHz)VHF channels 2 through 13 (54 - 216 MHz)FM Frequency Range 88 - 108 MHzImpedance 75 ΩDimensions 23 x 14 x 5.5 cm (9 x 5.5 x 2.2”)Weight 450 g Expert Opinion Exceptional design can be used both indoors as outdoors+ Various positioning options: horizontal, verti- cal, on a stand, on a pole. Good performance in the center of terrestrial band Jacek Pawlowski 1. M-1038 output signal. 3. Rod antenna output signal.– TELE-satellite no option for an active amplifier Test Center Poland 2. M-1038 output signal 4. Rod antenna output signal measurement results measurement results. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 73
  • TEST REPORT Fiber Optic Meter DEVISER AE 120 Optical Power Meter • so simple to use • gives very accurate readings • comes with adapters for all popular connector types • shows levels in very small steps • if needed, it can be calibrated74 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • TEST REPORT Fiber Optic Meter ■ TELE-satellite Test Editor Jacek Pawlowski checking the AES120 Optical Meter by Deviser. A DVB-T signal is converted into an optical signal and the results measured with the AES12076 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Small SizeBut Excellent Performance Fiber optic cables are find- dealing with modern optical ble junctions, i.e. the ones rubber holder you get accessing their way into digital TV networks. And because here introducing excessive light to its rear panel. There is ainstallations more and more we are dealing with light attenuation, or locate faulty slide door there securing theoften. They are superior to rather than electric voltage components - like optical battery compartment. Twocoax cables due to very low and current, another type of splitters. AA batteries (or AA accumu-attenuation and immunity meter is needed. The AE120 is enclosed in lators) can be used. In theto electromagnetic interfer- The AE 120 Optical Power a gray plastic case which is set we got for testing, thereence. Their advantages are Meter made by Deviser is a surrounded with a protective was also an AC/DC chargerespecially striking in larger tiny and lightweight meter holder made of blue rubber. included.networks - dedicated for a that you can use not only to Below a classical LCD dis- The user manual that camemultistory building or even confirm that the optical sig- play, 6 buttons are located. along with the AE120 was inlarger. However, like with nal is reaching a given node The input connector can be the form of a small booklet.the classical coaxial cable of a network but also to ac- found on the top side of the And because operating thenetworks, the installer must curately measure its power case. Thanks to the two ad- meter is so simple and intui-have a suitable tool to meas- level. Using the AE120, you ditional adapters included in tive, we are sure that excepture signal power, even when can find bad fiber optic ca- the set, you can connect the for maybe the first time, you AE120 to any type of optical will hardly need it. But any- connector you are likely to way, the manual is well writ- find in an optical networks: ten and provides all the infor- FC, SC or ST. After taking mation you might need. The the meter out of the blue display of the meter shows two values: optical level ex- pressed either in dBm or in Watts, and the wavelength in nanometers the meter is 1 1-12/2012 DEVISER AE 120 Optical Power Meter Extremely simle to use but at same time very accurate 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 77
  • result as the reference level to which you will be able to compare the next measure- ment – most likely - in the other nodes of the network. To store the reference level you press and hold a but- ton for a longer while. An- other short press - and you are back in the normal mode when you measure the pre- sent value. Having stored a result as the reference, you can press the dB button to express the current measurement with respect to the stored value in decibels. For example, if you had measured in one node a value of +3.66 dBm and stored it as a reference and then moved to another node of the network and meas- ured -3.38 dBm, pressing the REF button would show you -7.04 dB. The meaning of this would be that at the second node the signal was 7.04 dB weaker than in our reference point. In this way, we can conveniently check if the optical splitters located between the two nodes do not introduce too much at- tenuation. The function of the two remaining button is self-ex- planatory: one turns on and off the back-light of the dis- play and the other is just the power on/off switch. As you can see, once you get famil- iar with this meter, you will never forget how to use it - it is so straightforward and logical. In order to test the AE120 meter, we used an optical transmitter converting a DVB-T signal into an optical one. We compared the me- ter to another similar tooltuned to. It could not be sim- Our test unit had four addi- the correct wavelength in or- dedicated for the installers.pler! tional bands: 850 nm, 980 der to get the correct result. (graph 1.) The AE120 has selectable nm, 1300 nm and 1610 nm – You can easily guess the As you can see in the at-wavelengths. As you could so seven in total. The λ but- function of the other but- tached graph, the resultsexpect, there are the com- ton is used to cycle through tons. The dBm/W button is of both meters were quitemon 1310 nm, 1490 nm and different wavelengths. On used to cycle the units of similar. However, when we1550 nm bands. But not only. power up, the smallest one the measured power. The attenuated the signal, AE120One can order additional, is selected (850 nm in our REF button is used to store was still able to measure ituser defined wavelengths. case). You should switch to the current measurement (-19.97 dBm) while its com-78 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • petitor displayed just “LOW” message. That’s because the AE120 has an impressive dynamic range of 68 dB. It can meas- ure optical power from -43 dBm through to +25 dBm. Moreover, the Deviser AE120 was able to measure power with 0.01 dBm reso- lution while its competitor was not able to discriminate changes smaller than 0.5 dBm. The AE120 measurement uncertainty is merely ±0.17 dB (±3%) which is an impres- sive figure. Deviser made it possible to re-calibrate the meter if the user has access to laboratory grade equip- ment. It is possible to switch the meter to the calibration mode and enter the correc- tion if needed. The range of the possible correction is from -1 dB to + 1dB. It is de- scribed in the manual how to do that. Also this operation is quite simple to perform. To sum it up: the AE120 is extremely simple to use but at the same time very accurate and stable. It is a perfect companion for every installer who deals with to- day’s modern fiber optic net- works.80 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Expert Opinion TECHNICAL Very handy: small and lightweight DATA Extremely simple to operate Manufacturer Tianjin Deviser Electronics Instrument Co., Ltd. Switchable wavelengths+ Available reference level measurement mode Fax E-mail +86-22-27645002 Wide dynamic range and high accuracy Web page All popular fiber cable connectors supported Jacek Pawlowski Model AE120– The display back-light is rather weak TELE-satellite Test Center Function Optical Power Meter Poland Basic Accuracy ±0.17 dB (±3%) Input Range -43 dBm ~ +25 dBmMeasurements with the Resolution 0.01 dBm, mW Calibrated Wavelengths 1310 nm, 1490 nm, 1550 nm plus user definedDEVISER AE 120 Optical Power Meter Connectors FC/SC/ST Ambient Temperature/Humidity 1 7 -10 ~ +60 °C / < 80% Operation Time (backlight off) 50 hours with two AA bateries Dimensions 119 x 70 x 29 mm Weight 200 g without bateries More about this company 83 94 105 1-6. Do you know the wave- length of your fibre optic system? No problem, measure the same signal for different lambda and the highest read- ing indicates the wavelength; in our case this is evidently 1490 nm because the maxi- mum reading is just for this setting 7. After pressing the REF6 button for 2 seconds, the current level (-0.57 dBm) becomes the reference level 8. Now we have switched to reference measurement mode by pressing the dB button 9. Measurement results are reffered now to -0.57 dBm 10. If you prefer, you may use mW rather than dBm units 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 81
  • TEST REPORT Professional Satellite Receiver for the Network82 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • DekTecDTE-3137• Capable of inserting all the satellite transpondersinto a network• Suitable for Unicast as well as Multicast streaming• The complete data stream can be recorded• Very flexible adaptation thanks to the C++ Library• Complete control of the receiver via the network 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 83
  • TEST REPORT Professional Satellite Receiver for the NetworkDVB-S/S2 Satellite Receiverfor Network Applications We already introduced theDTU-215 from DekTec to youin the 12-01/2012 issue ofTELE-satellite. It is a terres-trial modulator that can takean available transponderstream and process it in avariety of different ways (forexample, DVB-T or ISDB-T)and then modulate it on anydesired VHF/UHF frequen-cy. But the question is howdo you obtain the completetransponder stream from asatellite transponder so thatit can be processed, for ex-ample, with the DTU-215? This exact question is an-swered by the new DekTecprofessional network satel-lite receiver DTE-3137. TheDekTec DTE-3137 is a unique ■ The DekTec DTU-215 test report from the 12-01/2012 issue of TELE-satellite DVB-S/S2 receiver that comes professional equipment. This sat- with a number of special features ellite receiver is not meant for the while at the same time certain private end user; it is dedicated 1 1-12/2012 other features that might be stan- to the professional users. DekTec DTE-3137 dard and required for an end user Perfectly equipped professional satellite receiver for use in networks and for were left out from this piece of Thanks to its slim size (13.5 x processing in cable networks. 13.5 x 3.5 cm) and its very func- tional construction, the DTE-3137 can be installed in any standard 0.5684 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 The built-in tuner receives fer of very large amounts signals in the 950 to 2150 of data. We were also im- MHz range with symbolrates pressed that the DTE-3137 from 2.0 to 40 Ms/sec. The can also be supplied with manufacturer reports the in- power via the Ethernet cable put sensitivity to be from -30 (Power over Ethernet) as to -60 dBm and, of course, long as the available net- 2 work hardware supports this function. Especially when more than one DTE-3137 will be used, the user can avoid having to use external 24-volt power supplies. Of course, a power supply is in- cluded in the package since Power over Ethernet is notrack. Additionally, the small available in every network.size of this receiver also al-lows as many as 12 of them The manufacturer statesto stacked next to each oth- that the DTE-3137 uses aer in a 19” rack; each piece maximum power of 17 wattsmeasures only 3.5 cm wide. and, as is typical with pro- fessional equipment, there’s On the front panel you’ll no standby mode. The hard-find the satellite IF input as3well as the DVB-ASI out- ceiver can’t be found here all the necessary parameters ware is designed such that itput. There’s also an RJ-45 since it simply would make needed to receive a satellite can run 24/ interface, a 24-volt no sense to have them given signal (13/18V control volt-input as well as a multidigit the application of this receiv- age, 22 kHz signal) are also In addition to the DTE-LCD display that shows sta- er. Studying the DTE-3137’s supported. 3137 and the power supply,tus information. technical datasheet reveals the manufacturer also in- its baseline data: it’s a DVB- The Gigabit network con- cluded in the package a USB An HDMI output, a Scart S/S2 receiver that supports nection is accomplished in stick on which can be foundjack or RCA jacks that you the QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-APSK the RJ-45 format and thus not only the user manu-would find on a normal re- and 32-APSK modulations. permits the speedy trans- als but also all the required86 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 4 1. StreamXpert in DTAPI Modus 2. Display of a transport stream that was received via Multicast in UDP format 3. Live playback of an HD stream 4. All stream parameters such as NIT are displayed 5. The data rate of every TV and radio channel is displayed 6. TRT transponder on TURKSAT 42° east 5 IP address that it identi- fied from the DHCP server of our LAN. Since there is no remote control, the only way to communicate with and control the DTE-3137 so that it can be loaded with the desired settings and param-software to operate the DTE- eters is via the network.3137. The same documentsand software are also avail- So we entered the DTE-able from DekTec’s web- 3137’s IP address into oursite ( and PC’s web browser and beforesince the manufacturer is we could blink the start pagealways working on improve- of the integrated web serverments, it pays to have a look appeared on our their website to make sure6the most current version of cable goes to what connec- formation. No need to worry Fortunately, DekTec decid-software is being used. tion. It took us no time at about the ‘No Signal’ mes- ed to do without all forms of all to connect the DTE-3137 sage; the DTE-3137 has not scripts, flash animation and As the DTE-3137 is first to our test center’s Gigabit yet been told what frequen- other bells and whistles sounpacked, you get the feel- Network, to attach a signal cy it should receive. that you can access the con-ing that it’ll all be self-ex- cable to the satellite IF input trol functions from truly anyplanatory. The available and to connect the included The take care of this, the web browser on every pos-connections are all perfectly power supply. The LCD im- user should look at the low- sible operating system, fromlabeled so you should have mediately comes to life and est part of the LCD where a SmartPhone, to a Windowsno trouble figuring out which starts providing status in- the DTE-3137 displays the PC, to a MAC up to and in- 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 87
  • 7 own tool called the DekTec StreamXpert on the PC. This tool can be downloaded from DekTec’s website. In this mode the web interface only serves as a status control; you cannot go through any settings here. Since the DTE-3137 is a professional piece of equip- ment, the StreamXpert soft- ware would be sufficient for most users although there are many applications that cannot be covered or cannot 8 satisfy the requirements of cluding Linux systems. the customers. For this rea- son a complete C++ library The DTE-3137’s web in- was made available to cus- terface is very nicely orga- tomers so that they could nized; experienced users program their own DTE-3137 will instantly spot the Appli- control software exactly the cation Switcher. It makes it9 way they want it. What a possible to control the DTE- great idea! 3137 two different ways. In DTAPI mode the receiver The second mode is is fully controlled by its named SMPTE and opens for the user the full control and 7. Even the minimum and maximum bandwidth used by a broadcaster can be settings capabilities of the shown DTE-3137 via the integrated 8. StreamXpert can display PID values in web server and the SNMP decimal or hexadecimal format 9. The displayed video image can be interface. With the Simple adjusted for resolution and brightness Network Management Pro- 10. PAT, CAT and PMT of the TRT HD tocol it involves one of the transponders on TURKSAT 42° east10 88 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 11 12 an extremely complex un- dertaking, we decided for the purposes of this test re-13 IETF (Internet Engineering port to use the StreamXpert Taskforce) developed net- tool from DekTec. This tool work protocols that can be is available on the USB stick used to monitor and remote- that accompanies the DTE- ly control network devices 3137. from a central location via LAN. Since the SNMP doesn’t When StreamXpert is define its own values - those started, it automatically rec- that it could get from the at- ognizes (in DTAPI mode) the tached devices – it is univer- DTE-3137 receiver in the lo- sally applicable and through cal network and instantly so-called Management In- creates a link between the formation Bases (MIB) it can two. According to DekTec, be individually matched to the PC hardware require- the control/monitoring de- ments for the StreamXpert vices. This database, that in tool are as follows: Windows14 the form of an MIB file must XP, Windows 2003, Vista or be made available by the Windows 7 operating system manufacturer, contains all with a minimum of a Pen- the necessary parameters tium 4 processor (1.7 GHz) that an SNMP client would for decoding SD transport need for successful com- streams or an Intel Core 2 munication with the network or Intel Core i7 for decoding device. HD transport streams. Naturally, DekTec has this The main window of database available for its us- StreamXpert is divided into ers via download so that ev- three sections. The two ery desired SNMP client can larger sections in the middle be used to control the DTE- of the screen provide infor- 3137. We opted to download mation on the currently re- and use the free iReason- ceived transport stream and15 ing MIB browser that, as the corresponding PID struc- we expected, was able to ture while the bar at the bot- work perfectly together with tom provides valuable sta- the DTE-3137 thanks to the tus information to the user. MIB data made available by StreamXpert is so clearly DekTec. and intuitively programmed that there’s almost no need Since developing our own to reference the user manu- control software using the al included on the USB stick. DTAPI C++ library provided If you have just a little bit by DekTec would have been of understanding of what90 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 16 1817 1920 11. With encrypted channels, StreamXpert provides detailed information on the type of CAS system in use 12. The DTE-3137 supports the reception modes DVB, DVB-RCS and ATSC 13. DTAPI mode 14. Network settings in DTAPI mode 15. Switching between DTAPI and SMPTE modes is as simple as one mouse click 16. The DTE-3137’s web interface in SMPTE mode 17. Frequency entry in SMPTE mode 18. Settings for the output of received data SMPTE mode 19. Network settings in SMPTE mode 20. Display and control of the DTE-3137 via SNMP softwarethis tool can do, namely the shows the reception hard- from the satellite transpon- be a little irritating for a be-analysis, display and record- ware found in the local net- der frequency. For example, ginner but it ends up savinging of transponder streams work. Right next to that are if the DTE-3137 is to receive the manufacturer a lot of ex-that can be received with a two entry fields for frequency the frequency 12150 MHz tra work if they were to takecompatible receiver, such as and modulation parameters. and you’re using a univer- into account all the differentthe DTE-3137, the use of this And, as is typical with pro- sal Ku-band LNB, you would types of LNBs that are in usetool will be nothing less than fessional equipment, the IF enter the IF frequency of today. Along those lines, itself-explanatory. frequency of the desired sat- 1550 MHz (12150 MHz – LOF also makes sense that the ellite transponder has to be of 10600 MHz). What might 22 kHz signal is not auto- In the tool’s upper-most entered, in other words, the be standard and typical for matically turned on or offsymbol bar, StreamXpert LOF must first be subtracted a professional might at first based on the frequency that 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 91
  • is entered, instead the user tion can be, sometimes you amounts of data without is in operation and process-has to enter this in manually might just want to know putting much of a load on ing received well while selecting the what channels are being re- the processor.required polarization voltage ceived by the DTE-3137 at For the output via net-of the LNB. that moment. No problem, Additionally, the StreamX- work, there are two differ- with just a few mouse clicks pert software allows other ent modes available: Unicast Additional reception pa- the StreamXpert software basic settings such as dis- and Multicast transmission.rameters such as modulation shows all of the available TV playing PIDs in decimal or The difference between thetype, symbolrate or FEC are and radio channels on the hexadecimal format, the use two modes simply has to donot necessary; after press- currently received transpon- of the hardware acceleration with the number of receiv-ing the enter button, the ders. These channels can of a DVXA compatible graph- ers. While Unicast is meantDTE-3137 automatically ana- also be viewed live. It makes ics card for the live display for one single receiver, Mul-lyzes the entered frequency no difference if it’s an SD or of DTE-3137 received chan- ticast streams can be re-and recognizes all the neces- HD channel; keep in mind nels on a PC, the selection ceived and processed by asary parameters on its own. though that encrypted con- of the reception mode to be group of receivers. All of theA green dot in the StreamX- tent cannot be decoded due used (DVB, DVB-RSC or the required IP parameters canpert’s status bar indicates to the lack of a CI slot. American ATSC) and the cre- be entered directly in thethat the DTE-3137 was cor- ation of a complete log file in DTE-3137’s web interface;rectly able to read and pro- Underneath the frequency XML format. this also functioned withoutcess the selected frequency. and modulation entry fields any problems in our tests. are the control buttons for Changes to the displayed Transmissions can take place Next, all the usable infor- recording the current tran- transponder stream cannot in RTP mode as well as UDPmation from the incoming sponder stream. With just a be done with the StreamX- mode making the DTE-3137transponder stream is then few mouse clicks, the soft- pert software; it can only be a truly universal device.instantly displayed in the ware can record the entire used to completely and pre-two main windows includ- transponder stream onto the cisely record the data stream To monitor and control theing a complete PID overview hard drive of the PC. Thanks on a PC as it was received as DTE-3137 in SMPTE mode,as well as the content of all to the Gigabit Ethernet con- well as display all the inter- not only can the integratedthe information tables such nection the recording func- nal values to the user. web server come into use,as PAT, CAT, PMT or NIT. As tion worked perfectly even but also any SNMP client. Asuseful as all of this informa- on HD content with large Through the web interface we mentioned at the begin- the operational mode of the ning of this report, DekTec DTE-3137 can be switched to provides the required MIB SMPTE with just one mouse files for this purpose. As click and after a quick hard- before, we created a con- ware restart, numerous nection to the DTE-3137 via additional menu points ap- the iReasoning MIB browser pear in the receiver’s web that allowed us to read and interface. The user now has display a multitude of us- the capability to modify a able information. The possi- variety of reception param- bilities range from hardware eters via the web interface status information (such and also how the user can as internal temperature) to have control over the data tuner parameters that have output via the network con- a direct influence on recep- nection. The tuner control, tion. Thanks to the easy-to- apart from its graphical rep- understand MIB browser, the resentation, corresponds user can select any value exactly to the depicted op- from the numerous possibili- eration via StreamXpert. Via ties that would be interest- its own status page the user ing to him and display them will receive all of the neces- in an organized table format. sary and interesting param- eters (such as modulation The Unicast or Multicast type, symbolrate, FEC, BER transponder stream data or SNR) of the currently se- can also be received and re- lected transponder. The sta- corded by the StreamXpert tus indicator ‘Locked’ tells software. It automatically the user that the DTE-3137 adapts itself to the DTE-313792 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • in SMPTE mode and changes terface such as the current available hardware features Multiple reception teststhe entry fields for frequen- hardware revision, the cur- in the personal control envi- on, for example, TURKSAT atcy and modulation mode in rently installed firmware, ronment of the user. 42° east, BADR at 26° eastthe entry possibilities for IP the current IP address or the or NILESAT at 7° west clearlyaddress and port of the re- connection speed of the net- The built-in tuner is very verified this to be true.ceived data stream. work. By the way, if the net- sensitive and demonstrated work doesn’t have a DHCP in our tests that it could eas- Thanks to the StreamX- Naturally, the data can also server with automatic IP ad- ily handle weak and narrow- pert software as well as thebe used in other applications dress recognition, it can, of band satellite signals. The wide-ranging settings andand programs that can work course, be entered manually. automatic recognition of all monitoring functions via webin Unicast or Multicast mode. the necessary reception pa- interface or SNMP software,Using the web interface, the For our tests we put the rameters functioned consis- the user can fully control thetransmission mode can be DTE-3137 through several tently without any difficul- DTE-3137 from remote loca-set to RTP (Real Time Trans- days of continuous opera- ties. tions.port Protocol) or UDP (User tion and during that time re-Datagram Protocol) and the corded an enormous amountparameters TP per IP and TP of data via satellite (several Expert Opinionsize can also be set. terabytes). And just as we Professional equipment with unsurpassable expected, the DTE-3137 features. Trouble-free operation of all fea- As part of our tests, we at- worked perfectly without tures, very easy control and configuration viatempted to receive the data any errors or crashes. At the SNMP or web interface. Thanks to the down- loadable C++ library, the user can integratestream sent by the DTE-3137using the very popular VLC same time, the transponder streams were consistently + all of the functions individually in his soft- Thomas Haring TELE-satellite ware. The output of the received data stream Test CenterPlayer ( transmitted to our PC with- Austria is carried over the network either directly toon a Mac and a Windows PC; out any interference. Even a the StreamXpert software or via Unicast/Multicast in RTP oras expected, it functioned simulated power failure did UDB.without any problems. not disturb the DTE-3137; as soon as power was restored, – None Regardless of which mode it went right back into ser-was selected, the complete vice without any interaction TECHNICALtransport stream is always by the user. DATAavailable on the DTE-3137’s Manufacturer DekTec Digital Video B.V., Godelindeweg 4, 1217 HR Hilversum, The NetherlandsDVB-ASI output so that, for The DTE-3137 is a very Email sales info@dektec.comexample, it can be passed reliable DVB-S/S2 receiver Internet www.dektec.comon loss-free to a Re-Multi- that was explicitly designed Model DTE-3137plexer or other professional for professional applications. Function Networked / ReceiverDVB data stream processing It takes the received data Frequency range 950 - 2150 MHzequipment. and passes it on via a net- Transmission Standards DVB, DVB-RSC, ATSC work or DVB-ASI output. Modulations QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-APSK and 32-APSK The LCD display on the Symbol rate 2-40 Ms/sDTE-3137 continuously Thanks to the two control Connectors Sat-ZF IN, DVB-ASI, RJ-45shows information on the modes it has universal appli- Power consumption max. 17Wstatus of the currently re- cations. For example, it can Dimensions 13.5 x 13.5 x 3.5 mmceived transponder (signal completely record a DVB-level, SR, SNR and BER); it S/S2 transponder stream, ENERGYallows a technician to moni- it can pass on a DVB-S/S2 DIAGRAMtor the signal reception di- transponder stream to otherrectly on the hardware. devices, it can pass a stream Passive Power on via a network or through A special section in the the DVB-ASI output to, forDTE-3137’s web server example, feed it into a DVB- Mode Passive Active Factormakes it possible to update C cable network or to modify Power On 15.5 W 8.8 W 0.56the firmware to the latest and re-multiplex the tran-version once it has been sponder stream. Active Powerdownloaded from the manu-facturer’s web site. In addi- The manufacturer-provid-tion, critical DTE-3137 status ed C++ library available forinformation is continuously download also allows theavailable via the web in- individual integration of all94 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • TEST REPORT IPTV ReceiverLookeeTV-Box• very comfortable to use• can be connected to a HDmonitor for high resolutionviewing• doubles as alarm clock when instandby• ideal for anyone living awayfrom their home country• Universal Plug and Play enabled96 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • TEST REPORT IPTV ReceiverThe All-Inclusive Internet Talent The LookeeTV box meas- CVBS video and stereo audio ply, the manufacturer also the Apps on a SmartPhone.ures a mere 125 x 55.9 x outputs and last but not least includes in the package a Selecting “Settings” lets257.5 mm in size and its a jack to connect the includ- CVBS/stereo audio cable and the user choose a desiredfront panel is dominated ed FM antenna with the Loo- a mini-USB cable to link the language (the box supportsby a high-resolution 7” TFT keeTV box. The on/off but- box with a PC. All in all, the English, German, French,display in 16:9 format. To ton can be found on the top overall workmanship of all simple and traditional Chi-the left and right of the dis- of the box and is therefore the hardware left us with a nese as well as Hebrew) andplay are speakers rated at 2 very easy to reach. very good impression. access the home networkwatts. The remote control in- connection settings. The rear panel at first cluded by the manufacturer In order to be able to use allglance doesn’t seem all too completely fulfills all of the of the LookeeTV box’s func- We liked the fact that inimpressive; there’s just an requirements that would tions, the first step would addition to the RJ45 inter-arrow ring button as well be placed on it and also in be to create a link with your face, the manufacturer alsoas three buttons to operate terms of its workmanship, router or high-speed modem included a WiFi receiver sothe TV box without a remote ergonomics and the labeling so that the box can operate that wireless connectionscontrol. of the buttons. with an Internet connection. can be set up. All of the nec- A detailed manual guides To that end, all you need to essary functions, such as, It’s only when you open up the user step-by-step do is take a look at the 18 WEP or WPA2 encryptiona small flap on the rear panel through all of the functions of different choices in the main are available while the SSIDthat the box reveals all of its the box; the box also comes menu whose entries are ar- of the desired WLAN can bevarious connections. These with a very logical and easy ranged in a similar fashion to entered manually or the boxconsist of an HDMI output, to understand OSD such thatan RJ45 network jack, a mini most users could easily getUSB port (also serves as the by without the user manual.power input), a headphone In addition to the remotejack, an SD card reader, control and the power sup- 0.5498 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 can search for it automati- The various settings are cally. further enhanced by an Auto The acquisition of the re- Power Off function that will quired IP data via DHCP is turn off the box after a pre- for the most part standard set time span. There’s also today and is of course also the ability to update the supported by the LookeeTV LookeeTV box’s firmware or box. Nevertheless, these return the box to its default parameters can be entered settings via the Internet or manually if needed. Even a via a local storage device. connection set up with a DSL2 or cable provider via PPPoE Next to all of these set- is supported. tings parameters, the menu selection “TV Out” instantly The LookeeTV box comes caught our eyes. Here the with an integrated screen user can decide if the signal saver that converts the TFT from the box should be dis- display into a radio alarm played on the small integrat- clock with a large time and ed TFT monitor or if it should date display. The alarm time be routed to the two outputs can also be set in the Set- (CVBS and HDMI) on the rear tings menu where you’ll find panel. Unfortunately, it’s not two alarm timers available. possible to have both at the The necessary time signal same time.3 can be received by the box In our tests we were able via the Internet; the user to connect the box to a 42” then simply needs to enter in LED monitor via the HDMI the time difference for his lo- port as well as via the CVBS cation. If the Internet is not jacks and thus be able to available or if the user for enjoy the signal on a large some reason wants to enter display. While the display via in the time and date manu- CVBS was not quite optimal, ally, this capability is also the HDMI display in 720p HD available. was especially pleasing to the eye. Even the small 7” 1, 2, 3, 4. Lookee TV-Box Main TFT monitor was bolstered Menu by brilliant colors, high con-4 5. The LookeeTV App sorts the channels by country/region, trast and interference-free genre and language image construction. 6. You can even search by keywords 7. Results of a search for Now let’s take a closer look “travel” at the individual functions 8. Before playback begins, and Apps in the LookeeTV the box stores a portion of the video signal in its box: Lookee TV and Lookee buffer memory to cover Radio. These two programs any momentary connection dropouts are the central components 9. Playback of a TV channel of the LookeeTV box and from Iraq even have their own dedi- 10. 4:3 channels can be expanded into 16:9 format cated access buttons on the5 11. It’s recommended to play remote control. back a channel in its original Both of them contain pre- resolution especially if the picture quality isn’t optimal pared lists from the manu- 12. Radio channels are also facturer with all Internet- sorted by country/region, genre based freely receivable TV and language and radio stations from 13. A total of 39 genres are available to choose from every possible region of the 14. Nepal FM 91.8 on the world. These lists can be LookeeTV Box via Internet stream sorted by country and re- 15. The channel selection with gion as well as by genre and Shoutcast is nearly unlimited language for a better over- view of what’s available. Add to that a search function as100 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 16 well as the ability to place fa- correct aspect ratio or in full- vorite channels in their own screen mode with stretched list. 4:3 broadcasts. While looking through the During playback, the cur- lists we could hardly contain rently running channel can ourselves; the regional over- be paused at any time al- view included entries from though a time shift function Africa, Asia, America, Eu- is not available. rope, Oceania and the Near East. Each of these regions We were also surprised at is then sub-divided into indi- the number of available ra-17 vidual countries. dio stations. Regardless if it All of the TV and radio is Radio Maria Tanzania, The broadcasters in the lists Voice of Russia or Maitri 99.4 could easily be accessed. FM from Nepal, the selection This speaks for the care that was essentially unlimited. LookeeTV put into these The video and audio qual- lists; obviously, the company ity of each channel depends, doesn’t provide all of these as suggested earlier, entirely services directly, rather, on the individual provider. they simply collect all of the All-in-all though, we only content distributed by the found a few TV channels and broadcasters and place them almost no radio channels all in one large database. where the picture and audio18 Once a channel has been quality would be something chosen, the box creates a to complain about. connection via the Internet Thanks to the really enor- with the appropriate server mous selection of channels, from the provider and begins the LookeeTV box would be to show the content. ideal for anyone living away This process, depending from their home country on the Internet connection who is searching for TV and speed and on the selected radio channels from home. channel, can take as long The free Internet stream- as ten seconds although on ing service Shoutcast from average the user will see the Nullsoft is a familiar name first picture much sooner to most radio fans and so19 than that. it only made sense that the LookeeTV box was also fit- During playback there are ted with the Shoutcast App. numerous options available It provides hundreds of ra- for the user, for example, dio streams from all over how the received picture the world sorted into a to- should be displayed. Many tal of 36 main categories. It broadcasters still transmit in doesn’t matter if you’re look- 4:3 format and some of the ing for modern country mu- content is even transmit- sic, oldies, classical music, ted in poor quality. The user techno, pop or other music has the choice of watching styles, you’ll be able to find20 it all in its original size, in a what you’re looking for. zoomed-in version with the On top of that there are 16. Videos, music and also the hundreds of radio pictures stored internally or on an SD card can be made stations that don’t have a available specific music format but of- 17. Videos, music and pictures fer rather a mixed format. from an SD card Our tests of the Shoutcast 18. Playback of WMV videos 19. An overview of our test App showed that it func- videos in their various tioned without any prob- formats lems. We especially liked 20. MP4 HD playback that if a particular channel only played back audio, you 102 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 31could exit the respective App data.without any interruption in If you have a stereo sys-the audio playback. After tem, you can enjoy the audiopressing the OK button, the output from the box throughuser can go back to the main the stereo system thanks tomenu and start up other ser- the stereo audio outputs. Invices on the box while the other cases the little speak-music continues to play in ers on the LookeeTV boxthe background. have to take over; we were actually quite surprised at Podcasts have become a the audio quality in our tests.trend in the Internet and it’s 32not only large companies, In addition to the internalauthorities, governments memory, the manufacturerand celebrities that use this thought of yet another twoluxury to make public infor- ways to supply the LookeeTVmation in the form of pic- box with content. One waytures with audio or just audio would be the SD card readerall by itself, more and more on the rear panel that in ourprivate users are taking ad- tests allowed content on anvantage of this service and 8 GB SD card to be playedcreating their own themed back.podcasts. It could be the lat- The other method is theest pasta recipe or it could UPnP function. With Uni-be something even more se- versal Plug and Play (UPnP) 33rious such as current reports it involves an overlappingof the political situation in standard of devices that cancountries where the local be used to further distributemedia doesn’t always tell it video and audio content aslike it is. well as pictures via the In- In all, the LookeeTV box’s ternet.podcast function offers ac- Since this function is al-cess to hundreds of freely ready integrated into theavailable podcasts that are Windows Media Player, userssorted into 43 different cat- with a Windows PC can makeegories. And if you’re having their entire media collectiona hard time choosing, youcan simply call up the list of 34 21. Blubrry accessmost popular providers with 22. Lookee Soundnames like BBC. 23. Lookee Sound title display 24. Playback of a song via The LookeeTV box comes Lookee Sound 25. Hundreds of freely availablewith an integrated 1.14 GB titles are available through thestorage device. Audio, vid- Inmoo video serviceeo and picture files can be 26. A portion of the Inmoo titles in the Comedy categorytransferred to the box via 27. Inmoo also comes with athe USB port. Note that the search functionPC in this case will be pro- 28. Programs with the mostviding the power to the Loo- diverse subjects are available in HD qualitykeeTV box and that because 29. Revision 3 on the LookeeTV 35of this two USB ports will be boxoccupied. The necessary ca- 30. MSNBCble for this is included with 31. NBC Nightly News via the LookeeTV boxthe LookeeTV box. 32. The Podcast App We tested this feature with 33. Podcasts all about WebWMV, MPEG, MP4, HD-MP4, designMOV, Flash and AVI videos 34. Without any configuration the LookeeTV box instantly– all of the content could recognizes any available UPnPbe played back without any serversproblems. The box also had 35. Video playback via UPnP. The picture quality is as goodno difficulties with WMA, as the originalMP3, MP4 and AAC audio 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 105
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  • 46 Individual works can very for you. This Internet service easily be uploaded to the founded in California in 2005 Internet through the plat- works with its content and form’s website and are then the quality of their offerings available to every user. almost on the same level as LookeeTV box owners an established TV station, also have access to Lookee it’s just that the producers Sound’s extensive archive of the content are typically and can search for music private people or at the least from well-known or just up- not so commercially orient- and-coming artists. In our ed as larger studios.47 tests we found a really good title and we can only hope Thanks to the many differ- that this artist finds his way ent subject areas and shows into the limelight. with such obscure titles like “Toasted Donut”, this pro- Another App: Inmoo. Im- vider quickly reached cult agine that you’re an up- status. Those that have a and-coming filmmaker and LookeeTV box but no PC can you want to reach as many now also enjoy these kinds viewers as possible without of titles directly on their TV. a large marketing machine During the course of our to back you up and with lim- tests, we had a lot of fun ited finances. What if you surfing through all of the36. The integrated pictureviewer shows an organized able to access all of the re- had a platform like Inmoo different shows; the perfectsummary of all the available cordings that were stored on that would allow you to do HD picture quality made it allpictures the DVB-S receiver. just that? that much more enjoyable.37. Settings for the calendarand time The quality of the content This platform would be In addition to the current38. The screen saver on the received via the network was ideal even for movie lovers content, there’s also an ex-LookeeTV box resembles an exceptional and could easily that are looking for some- tensive archive of Revisionalarm clock39. Calendar display be mistaken for the original. thing out of the ordinary and 3 carried content. So, if you40. Two alarm timers can be set Thanks to Plug & Play, all would also like to enjoy mov- happen to miss an episodeup individually of this functioned correctly ies other than those from of the mostly weekly pro-41. Settings without any complicated set- Hollywood. grams, don’t worry, all of the42. The LookeeTV box can set So what did the manufac- content is archived and isup a network connection via tings or preparations.cable or WiFi turer of the LookeeTV box available to be accessed for43. DHCP, static addresses as The Blubrry App is a so- do? What else but integrate quite some time.well as PPPoE are supported cial network with thousands the Inmoo App into their44. Multiple OSD languages areavailable for the user of podcasts with the most box! Divided into genre and In the old days, you got45. The FM radio range can be diverse of subjects. Subdi- languages, it provides ac- your morning news from theswitched between 87.5-108 and vided in the main Audio and cess to thousands of freely radio; today it’s the up-to-76-90 MHz Video categories is content available movies on the In- date news broadcasts via In-46. The LookeeTV box’sfirmware can be updated via available to the user from moo platform. Thanks to the ternet from those large newsInternet or local storage device the most unique subject are- integrated search function, networks like MSNBC. For all47. The video signal isdisplayed either on the as in 18 different categories you can look for very specific those who want to stay in-integrated TFT monitor or is such as vacations, health, content. formed on what’s going onmade available at the CVBS orHDMI outputs politics or art. A total of 18 Genres from in the world, the LookeeTV Cartoons and Thrillers up to box has a dedicated App for The Lookee Sound App Action, Comedy and many access to MSNBC content.available to the LookeeTV gives users access to the more are at the user’s fin- There you’ll find not onlybox with just a few mouse SoundCloud service. This gertips. The movie selection up-to-date MSNBC newsclicks. platform was founded in seems to be endless. This broadcasts, but also popular This worked perfectly in 2007 by two Berlin artists App turns out to be one of shows like NBC Today andour tests with a Windows 7 and since then has been op- the highlights of the Loo- Meet the Press.PC. By coincidence we even erating with the goal to pro- keeTV box due in large part Unfortunately, we weren’thad a DVB-S receiver set up vide free music to as many to its outstanding picture all too happy with the pic-in our test center that also people as possible. Anyone quality. ture quality of the programs,worked with the UPnP func- can take part in SoundCloud if MSNBC wanted to theretion; to our surprise, the and not only as a listener but If you place high value on would be great potential forLookeeTV box instantly rec- also as a musician, interpret- exceptional picture quality, improvement here. Thanksognized it and was therefore er or composer. the Revision 3 App is right to the small 7” TFT monitor 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 107
  • 1 2 34 5 61. The iPhone App PlugPlayer can control the LookeeTV box via a the UPnP interface, the user radio stations. Once thenetwork and transfer content to it can even show pictures that antenna is connected, an2. Without any kind of configuration, the LookeeTV box is instantlyrecognized are stored on a PC through automatic scan can be per-3. Access to the media on the box the LookeeTV box on a TV. formed after which all of the4. It doesn’t matter if it’s videos, pictures or music, you have This all worked perfectly in available FM radio stationscomplete access to the box via PlugPlayer our tests. within range will be shown5. Content can be played back directly on an iPhone in a list. Unwanted stations6. IContent can also be sent from the iPhone to the LookeeTV box The FM antenna jack locat- can quickly be deleted leav-on the LookeeTV box, this ture viewer that can display ed alongside the other con- ing only the desired ones inlow quality wasn’t all that any pictures stored on an nections on the LookeeTV the list.noticeable on such a small SD card or in the internal box can also be used asscreen, however, trying to memory on the integrated an input for external audio It’s a nice little extra fea-watch MSNBC on a 42” moni- TFT monitor or on an exter- sources such as from an MP3 ture since not all of thesetor was no fun at all. nal TV. player, discman, etc., the stations might be receivable The images can be shown audio would then be played via the Internet. Despite the Actual printed photo- full-screen if desired. While back through the internal small size of the includedgraphs are no longer the viewing pictures, they can be speaker in the box. antenna, it had no troublenorm today. It should come zoomed in on, zoomed out The FM reception mode in our tests providing inter-as no surprise that the Loo- from, rotated or shown in tops it all off; it lets you re- ference-free reception of ourkeeTV box comes with a pic- slide show format. Thanks to ceive local over-the-air FM local FM radio stations.108 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 The manufacturer even thought of including an inte- grated calendar that can also display the time directly on the display. In this way the user can always have the current time or the calendar 2 in view; it’s a nice alternative to those desk calendars that are still in use today. A total of two alarm set- tings are available that can be individually activated and are useful in waking you up at the right time in the morn- ing and helping you avoid missing that important ap- pointment during the day. The alarm itself is actually quite pleasing to the ear; it can be set to play your fa- vorite radio station via the1. Even the Windows Internet or FM or a favoriteMedia Player song stored in memory. Ifinstantly recognizes you prefer the classic meth-the LookeeTV boxand displays itscontent2. The internalmemory of the boxcan be filled via PCand in that way canalso be formattedand/or deleted od, a normal alarm tone can also be used. The LookeeTV box still has yet another especially prac- tical feature. We saved the best for last! The box not only has the capability to ac- cess video and audio files via UPnP from external sources, this content can also be ac- tively sent to the box via110 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■ The display on the box is enhanced by brilliant colors and high contrast112 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • UPnP! The manufacturer has What could be easier thandeveloped corresponding sitting on your couch and Expert OpinionApps to do this for Android playing back your favorite The box’s software functioned reliably;SmartPhones (LookeePlayer) music or an exciting movie throughout all of our tests we couldn’t findand also for iPhones/iPads via your SmartPhone to the any problems or other errors.(PlugPlayer). LookeeTV box and then fur- + Thanks to the exceptional TFT monitor on the After starting one of these ther on to your TV? box and the ability to play back TV content on Thomas HaringApps, the LookeeTV box is In our tests this functioned an external TV monitor via the HDMI output, TELE-satellite Test Centerinstantly and automatically perfectly and we had a lot of HD programs were a real pleasure to watch. Austriarecognized as long as both fun playing around with this. With the help of various buttons on the remote control (fordevices are connected to the Up to five devices can be example, switching between the TFT display and video outsame network. linked in this way. or the recalling of titles) the LookeeTV box is very easy and comfortable to use. Now you can control the Overall we thoroughly en-LookeeTV box remotely via joyed putting the LookeeTV The FM radio only works when the HDMI output is deactivatedyour SmartPhone and also, box to the test but there’sfor example, activate, pause still one problem that needs – No YouTube UrLlama App not activatedor stop the playback of au- to be solved: every one ofdio and video files or even our editors wanted to takestream audio and video files the box home and “test” it TECHNICALdirectly to the box. themselves. DATA Manufacturer LookeeTV Inc., #277 - 5489 Byrne Road, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5J 3J1 Phone / Fax Tel: 1-604-438 6680, Fax: 1-604-326 5832 Email Internet Model Lookee TV-Box Function Multimedia Player for various content via local media or Internet RJ45 yes WiFi yes HDMI yes HDTV yes (up to 720p) CVBS yes Stereo Audio out yes USB Port yes Internal Storage 1.14 GB SD Card Reader yes Display 7“ TFT 16:9 Headphones yes FM Radio yes Line In yes Internet services Lookee TV, Lookee Radio, Shoutcast, Podcast, Blubrry, Ur Llama, Lookee Sound, Inmoo, Revision 3, MSNBC UPnP yes ENERGY DIAGRAM Mode Apparent Active Factor Ready 7.5 W 4W 0.53 Active 11 W 6W 0.54 StandBy 7 W 3.5 W 0.5 Apparent Power Active Power The first 7 minutes active operation although without any content playback; the next 8 minutes with video and audio playback, the last 15 minutes in standby with current time display 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 113
  • FEATURE Spark Receiver SoftwareTheWonderfulWorld ofSparkPart 5:HbbTV• Links the TV channel with additional content that canbe accessed via the Internet• Spark software allows the full-screen presentation ofHbbTV videos• HbbTV offers a far more detailed EPG, of course, ifmade available by the provider• Excellent integration of HbbTV in the Spark software114 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • FEATURE Spark Receiver SoftwareTV and Internet restrial antenna as well as the Internet. Contrary to the three classic receptionCombined in HbbTV methods, the Internet is always return-channel ca- pable which in turn opensThomas Haring up for the user the ability to request specific content from the programming pro- vider directly via the re- ceiver and also to receive1 corresponding feedback from them as well. For the engineers at re- ceiver manufacturer Fulan it was essentially an obliga- tion for them, considering the advantages of HbbTV, to make these interactive services available to users of their Spark software. As it turns out, Fulan was one of the first companies to integrate this new tech- nology in their software. The HbbTV function in the Spark software can easily be activated or deactivated through its own menu en-2 try. In 2010 several European programming providers, If a programming provid- software companies and er makes HbbTV available, the SES-Astra satellite op- the Spark software identi- erator came together and fies this with its own sym- developed the HbbTV (Hy- bol in the Info bar and af- brid Broadcast Broadband ter the Info bar disappears TV) standard. To put it in from the screen, a freely- simpler terms, it makes selectable graphical dis- possible the linking of con- play also lets the user know tent that can be received about any HbbTV offerings via satellite, cable and ter- from a broadcaster. A sim-3 ple push of the red function button is all that’s need- ed to activate HbbTV in a Spark software equipped receiver. Keep in mind though that the presentation, appear- ance and content of HbbTV is determined completely by the programming pro- vider. The Spark software merely provides, similar to a web browser, the plat- form needed to display HbbTV content. For our tests we searched for a number of channels116 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 4 5 6with HbbTV content. In do-ing this we discovered thatGerman channels in Eu-rope are a step ahead of allthe others when it comesto HbbTV. In Germany, inaddition to the two publicbroadcasting channels ARDand ZDF, there are quite afew other privately ownedchannels that offer HbbTV;this is not the case in othercountries. Exceptions tothis are the public channelsin France and Holland thatalso offer HbbTV. There’s quite a bit ofHbbTV testing going on inother countries so it’s safe of HbbTV include text, pic- 7to say that this Spark soft- tures, online voting and di-ware feature will eventually rect input to providers (forbecome available in many example, entering in yourother European countries. postal code for localized weather information). Not The technical capabilities only that, there’s also the ability to play back videos1. A dedicated symbol in theInfo bar of a channel identifies via the internet through theto the user the existence of receiver.HbbTV content (6th symbol All of the broadcastersfrom the left with the four with HbbTV also make avail-colorful points and the label“HbbTV”) 82. The HbbTV function can beturned on or off through theSpark software’s main menu3. A symbol in the lower rightcorner of the screen signifiesthat HbbTV content is ready tobe accessed4. HbbTV content from theGerman/French channel ARTE5. Through HbbTV the userhas access to the entire mediacontent of a channel6. The content can be sorted byeditor’s recommendation or bypopularity7. Through HbbTV providerscan make available detailedprogramming descriptionsincluding trailers8. ARTE’s Media Library 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 117
  • 1 23 45 able an expanded EPG that provides detailed informa- tion, pictures, etc. In our tests the Spark software was able to display all of the previously mentioned content from the providers without any problems; even the playback of videos pre- sented no problems. We especially liked the excellent picture quality and, above all, the ability to play back these videos in full-screen mode. Thanks to the wide as- sortment of content made6 HbbTV in France 1. The French channel France 2 also offers HbbTV content 2. HbbTV is also perfect for up-to-date news reports 3. Weather information for a specific region – with HbbTV no problem at all 4. A detailed weather report can be accessed through HbbTV at any time 5. HbbTV videos through Spark can also be played back in full-screen mode 6. With the help of Online Voting, the user can communicate directly with the broadcaster118 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 23 45 67 HbbTV in Holland 1. HbbTV from the Dutch channel NED1 2. The current daily news broadcast from NED1 (NOS Journaal) can be accessed at any time via HbbTV 3. Access to the NED1 Media Library 4. Programming overview for NED1, NED2 and NED3 HbbTV in Germany 5. Sat.1 Videocenter Media Library 6. Online Voting via HbbTV 7. Graphically enhanced EPG via HbbTVavailable by these provid- without having to be bound Spark software functioned fun.ers, the user can easily ac- to the providers broadcast- in our tests very quicklycess the last episode of his ing schedule. and our remote control Overall we can say thatfavorite TV series, watch commands were promptly Fulan perfectly integratedan exciting documentary or Setting up the individual reacted to so that HbbTV HbbTV into its Spark soft-catch up on the latest news HbbTV content with the would actually be a lot of ware.120 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • Two-axis Motor ControlTwo MotorsforTwo Axes■ It’s easy to construct a two-motor system fora small offset antenna: one motor is mounteddirectly to the mast while the second motor ismounted at a 90° angle on the mast of the firstmotor. The first motor on the mast controls theelevation while the second motor is attached tothe satellite dish and controls the azimuth.152 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • • Independent control of azimuth and elevation• Simplifies the installation of motorized systems• Safe from accidental movement, for example, from astorm• Makes possible the perfect reception of inclinedsatellites• Very simple to make 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 153
  • Two-axis Motor Control ■ The twin LNB on the dish has one outputDual Motor going to Motor 1 and the second output going to Motor 2. The satellite receiver is connected via a DiSEqC 2/1 switch.Antenna Control with many different satellite receivers that support the DiSEqC 1.2 protocol.for Small Dishes The Technical Data portion of a TELE- satellite receiver test report always identifies if a receiver supports the DiS- EqC 1.2 protocol.Vitor Martins Augusto Next we’d like to refresh your memo- ry on the operating principles of a DiS- EqC motor, that is, a motor with a single axis. In general, these motors are very A fixed satellite antenna can only re- selves might not be exactly where easy to install. First you’d need the lon-ceive one satellite, no matter what you they’re supposed to be, either because gitude and latitude of your location. Youdo. If more satellites are to be received, they aren’t positioned correctly in space can easily find this information by en-the antenna has to be turned and this or because they’re old and can’t main- tering the name of the closest city intois typically done with actuator motors tain their correct position anymore. Google along with the words longitudeor horizon-to-horizon motors. Both of Professional satellite operators and and latitude.these systems track an imaginary arc satellite DXers, those that are very The first result will usually give youacross the sky where all the satellites hard core hobbyists, use dual axis mo- what you need. Here in the city of Portocan be found. Setting up one of these tors with which the antennac can be in northern Portugal, “Porto Longitudesystems is time consuming and comes moved not only in the azimuth direc- Latitude” was entered into Google withwith a lot of trial and error. tion (left/right), but also in the eleva- the following results: 41.1N latitude and Even when the antenna is correctly tion direction (up/down). This makes it 8.6W longitude.aligned and is then able to align itself possible to align the antenna perfectly The only thing missing was the dec-with all the receivable satellites, this on any satellite. lination (the inclination of the motor tojoy often doesn’t last too long. The big- For this workshop we came up with vertical). Some motor manufacturersgest enemy is wind; it can easily knock something rather special and unique: is such as Moteck include an elevation ta-the antenna out of alignment. It doesn’t it possible to mimic a professional two- ble in the package from which the in-take much, and before you know it, the axis motorized antenna system using a clination can be read off based on theantenna is no longer aligned with the pair of standard DiSEqC motors? latitude.satellite arc. These motors can be found in any Moteck makes it even easier for the Then, of course, the satellites them- satellite shop and they work very well user: on the website TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■ Motor 2 is adjusted so thatthe 0° position mimics themounting of Motor 2 on avertical all of the necessary data is avail- gle of the motor is -31, that is, 31 de- quick double-push of the button movesable. You simply enter in the longitude grees to the east. With the help of the the antenna to the west.and latitude of the antenna’s location button on the underside of the motor, At this point the motor is correctlyalong with the position of the desired the antenna is manually moved to this aligned and the antenna itself is nowsatellite. position. A single push of the button adjusted just like a normal fixed anten- Again, here in Porto, the azimuth an- moves the antenna to the east while a na. So, the entire motor/antenna as- sembly is turned left and right while the elevation of the antenna is adjusted up and down until ASTRA 19.2 east comes into focus. It’s easier, of course, to adjust the ■ Die grüne LED des antenna using a signal analyzer es- Motors signalisiert, dass der Motor aktiv pecially when it can deliver real-time geschaltet ist. measurements. Theoretically, the ad- justment work on the antenna is now finished; now the receiver needs to be configured for motorized reception. In reality, though, the situation is quite different: if the antenna is moved to the extreme eastern and western satellites, it won’t take long to notice that the motor and antenna actually don’t follow the satellites in a perfect arc. The antenna most likely needs to be fine-tuned up or down for these outer satellites. Regardless of whether the necessary adjustment on both the156 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • eastern and western ends is in the ed for this workshop. First I obtained mounted to Motor 1. Motor 1 handledsame direction or in opposite direc- two Moteck SG2100A motors. These the east/west movement of the anten-tions, it can be determined what needs motors have come to be known as ex- na while Motor 2 handled the up/downto be adjusted. cellent motors: they are inexpensive, movement of the assembly. Sometimes the entire motor and an- high-quality and have a long-life. This The electrical switching also had totenna assembly needs to be turned to motor has been driving my main an- be figured out but it quickly becamethe left or the right, in other cases the tenna for five years now and there has clear that only one DiSEqC 2/1 switchelevation of the motor has to be cor- never been a problem. and a twin LNB would be needed and, ofrected. Since the entire satellite arc My first problem was that I might course, the necessary LNB cables.must be checked out with each adjust- need to purchase extra adapters or The DiSEqC 2/1 switch is to be usedment to see if reception for all the sat- have some custom made for me to to switch between Motor 1 and Motorellite positions got better or worse, this mount the two motors to each other. I 2. A twin LNB needs to be used so thatprocess can take quite a bit of time. tested it out on the drawing table and you can still receive a satellite signal And when the antenna and motor are wouldn’t you know it: it is essentially independent of the DiSEqC setup. Thefinally adjusted perfectly such that eve- possible, as can be seen in the pictures, two outputs of the LNB are connectedry satellite position has the best pos- to mount one motor at a 90 degree an- to the inputs of the two motors. And assible signal reception, it is almost guar- gle to the other without the need of any far as the LNBs go, it would certainlyanteed that this process will have to be extra accessories! From a mechanical make sense to use high-quality twinrepeated after the first storm. point of view, there was no longer any- LNBs for this project. Some time ago I came up with an idea thing in the way of this experiment. Pay close attention to the power us-to solve this problem; finally I acted on For this experiment I used my test age since the tuner will be loaded downthis idea. What would happen if two mo- antenna – a 60 cm offset dish – that with the switches, motors and twintors were used instead of one? The two is normally mounted on a moveable LNB. The reception capabilities of themotors would be offset by 90 degrees stand. The SG2100A can move dishes LNB should also be sufficient. In thisso that the second motor would drive as large as 120 cm in diameter. In this test it was interesting to discover thatthe first motor along with the attached case, however, I don’t recommend us- the two LNB outputs provided differ-antenna up and down. A fine-tuning ad- ing a low-cost antenna made out of ent levels of signal quality. With that injustment of the antenna would no long- steel; they are simply too heavy. It mind, the ‘better’ output should be con-er be necessary; the antenna assembly would be far better to use a name- nected to Motor 1. The result is a con-could simply be adjusted up or down for brand antenna made out of aluminum. nection diagram as shown in Figure 2.each satellite position. The two motors were mounted on the Out of sheer curiosity I connected a And this is exactly what I implement- stand’s mast and then the antenna was signal analyzer to the completed as- 1 2 Figure 1: Motor manufacturer Moteck offers an easy to use calculator on their website It provides the declination angle for motor alignment based on the entry of your latitude and longitude as well as the orbital position of the desired satellite. Figure 2: Schematic diagram of the two-motor system. One of the LNB outputs goes to Motor 1 while the second output goes to Motor 2. The DiSEqC 2/1 switch is used to switch between the two motors. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 157
  • Example of the enormous range provided by using two motors: sembly and used it to control not only the DiSEqC 2/1 switch, but also the two motors. Before I even started the previously mentioned rough alignment based on the Moteck user manual, I was able to receive several different satellites just by moving the two motors! Of course, it doesn’t make much sense to leave Normal position the antenna setup in this state since for each satellite you’d then have to move both motors. But it was clear that this idea would work. So the first step was to roughly align the system without a fine adjustment of the antenna and Motor 1. The goal is to remain independent of a fine-tuning adjustment so that it won’t be neces- sary to climb on the roof after a storm. Additionally, each satellite should be ideally setup for both motors so that maximum reception is possible. Motor 2 was configured in such a way that the 0 degree position represents what it would be like if Motor 1 had been Maximum elevation mounted directly on a vertical mast. (higher was possible, Now it was time to generate a proce- but it was of no use) dure for a receiver to control both mo- tors. A method had to be found where the receiver would first switch to DiS- EqC A and drive Motor 1 to the desired satellite after which it would switch to DiSEqC B and move Motor 2 to the stored position of the same satellite. Since something like this would hard- ly be possible without some program- ming in the Linux firmware or the actual design of a plug-in, I had to come up with something simpler. My reference receiver, the AZBox ME, offers more possibilities than normal satellite re- ceivers thanks to the Linux operating system. After several attempts, I came up Back down with the following operation: a dummy channel (Motor 1) switches to DiSEqC A while a second dummy channel (Mo- tor 2) switches to DiSEqC B. Since two identical motors are being used, the same satellite table is used for both of them so that Motor 1 stores the east/ west position and Motor 2 stores the el- evation. The actual operation would work like this: if, for example, you want to switchMinimum elevation(even lower was from one channel on ASTRA 19.2E topossible) another channel on HISPASAT 30W, you first select dummy channel 1 and then the desired channel on HISPA- SAT. The antenna will then turn to the west. Now if you also want to set the elevation position of the antenna, you 158 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • select dummy channel 2 and press the 3‘back’ button to go back to the desiredchannel. The antenna will then move tothe correct elevation position alreadystored in Motor 2’s memory. When nec-essary, the elevation position can beeasily adjusted using the remote con-trol. All you have to do is access theMotor Configuration menu and use thefine-tuning tool to bring the signal levelto its highest value. To make sure this all functions theway it should, a few tricks are needed.The two dummy channels used for DiS-EqC 2/1 switching must correlate withtwo different satellites in the receiver’ssatellite list. Since the motors shouldbe able to drive to every satellite, twonew dummy satellites have to be addedto the list. For this purpose I loaded the ‘sat-ellites.xml’ file from the receiver via vides it in the corresponding format. etctuxbox using Filezilla. In order forFTP. A standard FTP program like the There are two new satellites that these modifications to be accepted, thefreeware Filezilla took care of that; need to be added with the names ‘Mo- receiver has to be restarted. Actually,you simply have to configure the new tor 1’ and ‘Motor 2’. I also copied the it would be enough to restart the userconnection by entering the IP address lines defining ASTRA 19.2E twice, re- interface, which would be somewhatof the AZBox ME in the host field. The named them and deleted all but one of faster.user name is ‘root’ and a password the transponders. The reason for this Now it’s time to go to the tuner con-is not needed. Note: if the receiver is is that eventually a scan will be per- figuration, that is actually set up forconnected to the Internet, you actually formed on this one transponder. DiSEqC 1.2 reception on LNB 1, andshould use a password for the ‘root’ ac- In order for the AZBox ME to accept switch the two dummy satellites to LNBcount. You can connect with Telnet in this modified satellite position, the po- 2 and LNB 3. LNB 2 is configured inthe receiver and use the Unix command sition has to be altered since the re- such a way that it switches to DiSEqC‘passwd’. You will then need to enter a ceiver can only accept one position at AA (without any DiSEqC 1.2 control)password twice. a time. That’s why I changed the en- and LNB 3 to DiSEqC AB. Now a scan The ‘satellites.xml’ file can be found try ‘position=192’ to ‘position=193’ can be started for both of these satel-in the etctuxbox folder. This file has and ‘position=194’ so that in the future lites whereby the antenna, in my case,to be opened on a PC with an editor I’ll know that these are copies of the has to be aligned to ASTRA 19.2E.and for this purpose the freeware Note- ASTRA 19.2E satellite. Figure 3 shows The scan should only take place onpad++ is recommended. It recognizes these modifications. one transponder since we only needthe XML structure of the file and pro- This file now has to be copied back to one channel for each. It should prefer- 4 ably be an FTA channel in SD resolu- tion because this would result in faster channel switching times. See Figure 4. When this scan is successful, the Settings list must still be edited. With the help of your favorite settings editor for Linux receivers, it’s time to use the last trick: All of the channels that were found for both dummy satellites need to be deleted except for one for each ‘satellite’. The remaining two channels are then renamed to ‘Motor 1’ and ‘Motor 2’ and Figure 3: In order to control both motors, the original satellite list is duplicated twice. In this case the satellite list 192 (ASTRA 19.2°E) was resaved twice as satellite list 193 and again as 194. Figure 4: To trick Linux, two new satellites were generated through a channel scan.160 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 1) The tuner configuration is accessed in the AZBox ME menu then moved into one of the Favorites 2) The AZBox uses an Availink AVL2108 tuner that is quite sensitive and is therefore lists. Here they would need to occupy good for weaker signal situations. 3) LNB 1 is configured in DiSEqC 1.2 mode for all satellite positions. position 1 and 2 in the list. Why? 4) Since the SG2100A doesn’t support USALS, this option is turned off. This function Linux receivers have a peculiarity that isn’t even appropriate for our project since we will be using the stored tables of both we can take advantage of: the channels motors. The best thing would be to create a table that contains the stored motor position for every satellite. The menu would be called here ‘Stored Position’. in the Favorites lists are numbered like 5) Next we will program LNB 2 for the dummy satellite ‘Switching Motor 1’ that won’t be this! In other words, the first channel configured with DiSEqC 1.2 but rather with the Committed DiSEqC Command ‘AA’. in the Favorites list is channel 1 while 6) For the dummy satellite ‘Switching Motor 2’ we are using LNB 3 with the Committed the second is channel 2. This makes it DiSEqC Command ‘AB’. 7) In the ‘Positioner Setup Menu’ we can now manually fine-tune the elevation of the very easy to switch between the two antenna as long as Motor 2 is active. Using our satellite table we know what motor motors; you simply select channel 1 or storage position the respective satellites must be stored to. 2 on the remote control. 8) Switching to channel 2: here Motor 2 was just activated! The arrow button on the remote con- 9) From HISPASAT 30.0W we turn our antenna back… trol will take you to the previous chan- 10) Where we first switch to channel 1… 11) And then select a channel on ASTRA 19.2E… nel so in the end you always need only 12) After a few seconds, the antenna is now pointing to this satellite and a TV picture two button pushes to switch between appears. the two motors. 13) Now we switch to channel 2… This entire process is only necessary 14) Motor 2 is activated… because the original receiver software 15) And through the correction in elevation the signal level jumps from 17% to 46%! doesn’t include the capability to drive 16) If, for example, you switch back to HISPASAT, the elevation changes since Motor 2 is still active. The picture shows how the signal level dropped to 39%. two motors. But in this way, it actually can be done! Through the rough alignment based11 1412 1513 16 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 163
  • on the Moteck manual I can, to some you switch to Motor 2. The DiSEqC signal analyzer overview in every issueextent, receive almost every desired switch only provides power to the cur- of TELE-satellite would certainly help insatellite. At the very least I’ll see a re- rently active motor. The switch setup finding the right meter.ception indicator. The signal for stable is actually necessary since the receiver One thing for sure: you should at firstreception isn’t always good enough. couldn’t provide enough power to drive have a direct view of the antenna whileThat’s why it pays to have a second both motors at the same time anyway. working. It is somewhat remarkablemotor. All I have to do is press the ‘2’ Some final thoughts: I’m amazed my- what you can do with two motors. It’sbutton once and then the arrow but- self at the capabilities of this construc- a good idea to avoid any collisions byton. Now I can fine-tune Motor 2 up or tion. No more fumbling around on the setting motor limits; improper use candown in the receiver’s motor menu until roof; I can now receive all of the satel- lead to damage. Not only that, makeI have a good signal. Now save the cur- lites for this size of antenna guaranteed sure that the LNB cables and especiallyrent position and it’s all done! without having to go to the antenna. I the ‘F’ connectors are in good shape; a As you can see in the pictures, it’s can even receive those older satellites minimum of five LNB cables are usedquite obvious how I was able to im- that have begun to drift and thus re- and if only one of them is faulty, a se-prove the reception of HISPASAT 30.0W quire an elevation adjustment on the vere failure chain of events could occur.without having to get up from my easy antenna. Maybe this workshop will give I should know; I speak from experiencechair. It doesn’t get easier than this! some manufacturers an idea: develop a here. When everything is correctly set up, two-motor combo system for the two- The final tip: it’s best to work on theyou can switch between satellites very axis control of a satellite antenna? Or antenna in the evenings. The Moteckquickly: ‘1’, select a channel, ‘2’ and design a satellite receiver that can con- motors have an LED that shows thethen back with the arrow button. You trol two motors at the same time? status of the motor. In this setup ithave to get a feel for it; you have to Here are a few more construction would be easy to identify which motorallow enough time for Motor 1 to drive tips: it would help to have a signal ana- was currently active. It’s a great help into the desired satellite position before lyzer handy, preferably with DiSEqC finding out if the two dummy channels 1.2 support and used for motor control are functioning17 also a real-time correctly. Now it’s your turn to have fun spectrum. The with this project! 17) After we surfed back to channel 1 and used the arrow button to go back to a HISPASAT channel, the antenna then turns to HISPASAT. This time the elevation position stored in Motor 2 was driven to first, only after that did it switch to Motor 1. 18) But we want to improve the reception a little bit more. To do this we switched back to Motor 2 (‘2’ button). 19) With the arrow button back to GOD TV Europe. 20) And after we adjusted the elevation position in the ‘Positioner Menu’… 21) …we were able to achieve a signal level of 70% on this channel.18 2019 21164 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • HISILICON HI3716C • Full Integration of all digital modes • Fully compatible with Google Apps • Very low power requirements • 3D compatible • OpenTV beta receivers already available ■ The endless possibilities of the HI3716C. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 167
  • TEST REPORT Receiver ChipA New Do-it-all Chipfor Digital Receivers Modern receivers are based primarily on a single chip, ductor industry for telecom- faces for DVB tuners, hardthe SoC, that combines all of the important functions. munications and consumer drives and networks. Re-With the HI3716C, HISILICON is starting a market of- electronics and with its chips ceivers that will be based onfensive. We took a closer look at the technical specifi- in China one of the leaders the HI3716C chip should becations of these new chips so that we could get a better in the DVB-C and IPTV mar- very exciting; you’ll be ableidea of what kind of functions future receivers would kets. Beyond all that, most of to play 3D games on an An-have with these chips. our readers will recognize the droid satellite receiver with Huawei company name from enough power. The capabili- A digital receiver, regard- a tuner, network chip, front- the world of mobile phones. ties of this SoC chip are, ac- To further expand their cording to the manufacturer,less if it’s a receiver for satel- end processor (for the re- market position, Huawei has amazing:lite reception, for terrestrial mote control and TV screen), recently introduced their lat-reception, to connect to a ca- etc., around the SoC in orderble network or if it’s a media to build a complete receiver. est SoC. And this one has Open Architecture what it takes: finally there’s • Support from Linux andplayer with Internet access, Typically the SoC chip an SoC for receivers that are Android operating systemsis comprised in essence of manufacturer will provide a based on the ARM architec- • Open-Sourcean SoC (“System on Chip”). corresponding development ture, specifically on the ARM • High performance 3DIt consists of a microproces- environment with OEM firm- A9 processor. This means graphics component withsor that combines all of the ware and a hardware refer- that not only does Linux run support from OpenGL forcritical components (such as ence design so that receiver directly on the chip but also games and flash accelerationCPU, graphics, de-multiplex- manufacturers can test a Android 4.x. This SoC alsoer, controller, memory inter- simplified version of the end- has a 3D graphics portionface, audio chip, etc.). product. built into it with which current Communication Receiver manufacturers HISILICON, a company of 3D games would function. • Video Telephonythen need to incorporate the Huawei Group, is an old Yet the HI3716 can do even • Voice Over Internet Pro-RAM, flash memory as well as familiar name in the semicon- more in that it also has inter- tocol (VoIP)■ Reference designsalready exist, here inform of a high-endLinux HD STB. 1 1-12/2012 HISILICON HI3716C Do-it-all chipset for receivers that incorporates all of today’s digital services TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Network Logos, sic Multi Image • MP3 playback with text Functions Information and • Playback of pictures in Preview • Two 10/100 Mbit Ether- Advertisement various formats with hard- • Dynamic previews fromnet Ports with support from • Static images can be ware supported JPEG and multiple sources (local mo-VLAN and DHCP displayed immediately after PNG decoding saic) • A 10/100/1000 Mbit Eth- turn-on, such as the manu- • Hardware supported • Supports advertisingernet Port for a high speed facturer logo special effects, for example, spots in multi-image mosaicnetwork connection • Playback of local videos for page changes (animated • Automatic volume com- • Low-Cost connection pos- and streams from the Inter- turning of pages, scrolling, pensation between differentsibilities for WLAN adapters net immediately after turn- etc.) channelsvia integrated PCIe interfaces on • Playback of MJPEG chips • Connection of peripheral • Support of interactive from mobile phones, digital With all of these new ca-devices via USB ports services and advertisements, cameras or Personal Media pabilities, it’s easy to see the • Connection of peripheral for example, during an EPG Players (PMP) exceptional potential of thedevices via SATA/eSATA in- channel change • Playback of multimedia new receiver generation: thisterfaces files in all their various for- together with modern flat- • Support of FAT32 or screen TVs will become theNTFS file systems – compat- Games mats place to go for many differ- • Console games and on-ible with PC formatted hard ent multimedia formats. Anddrives line games Power this could be live digital TV, • Recording of encrypted • Plays back background Concumption IPTV or totally new functions music and sound effects • Total power usage inand unencrypted streams such as the display of video • Powerful floating-point Standby less than 1 W • Timer for recording of streams from security cam- coprocessor and 3D GPU to • Typical power usage inchannels via the Electronic eras, video telephony or the improve the game experi- operation less than 9 WProgram Guide (EPG) display of pictures that were ence • Automatic standby at • Display of a transpond- taken by mobile telephoneer with time Shift while the preset times cameras. In this way thechannel of another tran- Home Digital HI3716C chip becomes thesponder is being recorded Entertainment 3D TV multimedia headquarters in(twin tuner) • Playback of locally stored • Playback of side-by-side your own home and makes music as well as Internet mu- 3D videos possible easy access to the■ A version of an Android HD STB is possible, as well.170 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Internet. corresponding to 2500 MPIs is not about an SoC that was Source driver development. A note for end users: if (Million Operations per Sec- developed for mobile tele- Even if this approach werepossible, thought should be ond). This involves opera- phones or tablets, rather it’s successful, there was anoth-given to setting up the home tions with floating-point val- one that was designed spe- er grave problem: the Appswith a proper network infra- ues. cifically for receivers. would not have been binarystructure. Cabling is definite- The problem with receiv- With the right Android compatible with the Apps forly preferred so that in the fu- ers already on the market Apps, the perfect receiver ARM processors which wouldture HDTV can be streamed with the Android operating and multimedia player can be have prevented access toto every room in the house. system is that the important implemented. Thanks to the stores such as the GoogleIf necessary, WLAN can be components, for example, to speedy Cortex A9 and the 3D Store. This would have great-used as can the existing pow- connect tuners are missing. GPU with OpenGL ES 2.0 sup- ly reduced the usefulness ofer lines in the house. With It therefore becomes difficult port, the receiver can also the Android system.this kind of infrastructure for those available boxes with serve as a game console. The new chip from HIO-new receivers based on the ARM processors to establish Some manufacturers have SILICON stands out in that itnew modern SoC’s like the themselves as real set top already tried to implement gives you a true Android feel-HI3716C make sense since boxes. such a receiver through other ing while at the same timenow all services would be ful- The HI3716C changes eve- methods. Instead of integrat- guaranteeing typical receiverly integrated throughout the rything. In the SoC are ad- ing a receiver with an ARM and multimedia It wouldn’t matter, for ditional hardware kernels for processor and a second SoC The Apps developer, thanksexample, if that movie were DES/3DES/AES-encryption, for the receiver functions, to the Linux-based Androidstored on a PC or in the set DEMUXERs for the con- which would have, of course, and the Open Source naturetop box; it can be played back nection of DVB-S/C/T tun- doubled production costs, of the HI3716C, that can beon a tablet, on a laptop or on ers, JPEG/PNG- and H264/ they tried to port Android used to design receiver anda TV monitor. Welcome to the MPEG2/MPEG4/AVS/ VC-1/ onto other processor fami- multimedia programs, is justmultimedia age of network Real/H.263-Decoders, etc. lies. The MIPSANDROID pro- fascinating. Just recently, fortechnology! Additionally the SoC is al- ject is unfortunately an ex- example, the XBMC (Xbox In order to provide all of ready set up for the con- ample of how fast problems Multimedia Center) portingthese functions, the HI3716C nection of USB2.0, SATA/ could arise. The porting could for Android devices has start-has to be a highly integrated eSATA/DDR2 and DD3/Flash/ not be completed because ed and the first beta versionsSoC. The central component Wifi Modules/card readers/ the SoC manufacturer did not can already be installed. Weis the ARM Cortex A9 proces- Smartcard readers, remote make the necessary specifi- tried it out and can confirmsor that operates at 1 GHz, control, HDMI, etc. So, this cations available for the Open this is a fully featured trans-■ And the HI3716C can of course be used as the basis of an Open TV set-top-box. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 171
  • 1 formation that simply blows all other media players away. But on paper technical specifications are always good. How does it look with production units? The first prototypes from HISLICON were introduced at the CCBN trade show in Beijing and re- sulted in a lively crowd of vis- itors. Not only was there just one complete Android 4.0 receiver to stare in wonder at, there were three differ- ent models: an HD receiver based on Android 2.2 with 2 SmartCard reader and USB ports, an OpenTV set top box with integrated tuner and last but not least, the star of the show, a high-end Linux HD receiver. The latter mod- el had so many connections that we couldn’t see straight anymore. On the rear panel were four USB 2.0 ports, two network jacks, eSATA, twin tuner, HDMI and component outputs, as well as composite video, L+R audio and SPDIF (optical and coaxial) outputs. The prototypes could simul- taneously playback video from the tuner and Internet video; on top of that paral- lel Apps and widgets were blended in. It was wonderful! The operations interface can be custom designed by the manufacturer so that instead of a normal Android 3 GUI, a GUI designed for the receiver can be displayed. This makes this SoC also quite interesting for IPTV boxes or even for hotel receivers. It would allow additional servic- es to be implemented simply and cost-effectively. The trend is clear: a chip like the HI3716C will completely change the look in many liv- ing rooms. Where today you’d 1. Many people visited the HISILICON both during the CBBN 2012, fascinated with prototypes using the HI3716C. 2. Full media player support, with access to network shares, UPnP servers, etc. 3. The highlight: a set-top-box running Android 4.0. Note the screen on the right playing a 3D video!172 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 find receivers, media players and game consoles next to or under the TV, it won’t be long before just one single receiver is all that would be needed. An interesting market is ho- tels that in the future would be able to offer more than just PayTV. Desirable would be real Android based devices with ac- cess to hotel information, In- ternet and a multitude of me- dia formats. This could all be 2 implemented cost-effectively with the HI3716C. IPTV receiv- ers with the HI3716C would greatly increase the range of services offered by providers and at the same time blend in information and advertising spots that would help finance the entire package. So now we sit and wait for the first receivers to come out that are fitted with the HI3716C chip from HISILICON! 1. 4. Simple GUI for all multimedia activities? Can be done… 2. …while the DVB-S2 tuner keeps playing! 3. All you could ever dream of: Internet, multimedia, games console, receiver – all in one single device. 3174 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■ Functional Block Diagram of the HI3716C ■ Typical Application Block Diagram176 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Expert Opinion Content protection for serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) or external serial advanced technology attachment (eSATA) hard disks SoC with ARM Cortex A9 and possibility to Security Processing integrate digital tuners Open Source Advanced security features+ Android 4.x support One-time programmable (OTP) and chip ID Graphics Processing All current interfaces and connections pos- Enhanced full-hardware 2D graphics acceleration engine sible Full-hardware anti-aliasing and anti-flicker Low power consumption Vitor Martins Augusto Full-hardware 3D graphics processing unit (GPU) acceleration engine TELE-satellite The IP address can not be changed using NMS Test Center Portugal Standard OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1/1.0 OpenVG 1.1 interfaces Display Processing TECHNICAL 2-layer on-screen display (OSD) DATA 16-bit or 32-bit color depthCPU Two background layers and two video layersHigh-performance core solo ARM Cortex A9 processor 1920-pixel width for each layerMechanism of providing dual-core services, processing capability of 2500 MIPs Image enhancementBuilt-in I-cache, D-cache, and L2 cache Audio/Video InterfaceHardware JAVA acceleration Output norm of PAL, NTSC, or SECAM and force standardFloating-point coprocessor conversionMemory Control Interface Aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9, force aspect ratio conversion, and scalingDouble-data rate 2 (DDR2)/DDR3 interface 1080p 50(60)/1080i/720p/576p/576i/480p/480i outputs Maximum memory of 1 GB Receiving of standard-definition and high-definition signals 32-bit memory width Simultaneous output of high-definition and standard-definition signals from theSerial peripheral interface (SPI) flash same source or different sourcesNAND flash xvYCC (IEC 61966-2-4) standard for color gamutVideo Decoding Digital video interfaceH264 MP, HP@ level 4.1 High-definition multimedia interface 1.4 (HDMI 1.4) with high-bandwidth digital content protection 1.2 (HDCP 1.2)MPEG1 One BT.656/601 or BT.1120 video input (VI) interfaceMPEG2 MP@HL One 24-bit red-green-blue (RGB) output interfaceMPEG4 SP@ levels 0–3 and ASP@ levels 0–5 Analog video interfaceMPEG4 short header format (H.263 baseline) One composite video broadcast signal (CVBS) interfaceDivx4–6 One YPrPb interfaceAVS baseline@ level 6.0 One S-Video interfaceH.263 Six built-in video digital-to-analog converters (DACs)RealVideo8/9/10 Configurable output interfaceVC-1 AP Macrovision and vertical blanking interval (VBI)Decoding capabilities of 1080p (30 fps) and 576i (25 fps) or 480i (30 fps) Audio interfaceVideo post-processing such as denoising and deblocking Picture Decoding Left-audio and right-audio channels (RCA output interface withFull high-definition JPEG decoding, a maximum of 64 megapixels low impedance and imbalance)PNG decoding, a maximum of 64 megapixels Sony/Philips digital interface (SPDIF)Audio/Video Encoding One built-in audio DACH.264/MPEG-4 video encoding, a maximum of 720x576@25 fps One digital audio input/audio output (AI/AO) interfaceJPEG encoding (pulse code modulation (PCM) with multiple time slots)Variable bit rate (VBR) and constant bit rate (CBR) modes for video encoding Peripheral Interface1-channel audio encoding One eSATA/SATA interface (with integrated physical layer (PHY)),Echo cancellation supporting 1.5 Gbit/s or 3.0 Gbit/s rateAudio Decoding One peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) interface (with integrated PHY)MPEG L1/L2 decoding Two USB 2.0 host ports (with integrated PHY)Dolby digital and Dolby digital plus decoding One 8-bit secure digital input/output (SDIO) interfaceAC3 transparent transmission Two 10/100 Mbit/s adaptive Ethernet ports supporting the 2-layer or 3-layer switchDown mixing function or one 10/100 Mbit/s or 10/100/1000 Mbit/s adaptive Ethernet portResampling Three universal asynchronous receiver transmitter (UART) interfaces2-channnel sound mixing Two smart card interfaces, supporting T0, T1, and T14 protocolsIntelligent volume control One infrared (IR) receiver processor and two input interfacesTS Demultiplexing/PVR One light emitting diode (LED) and keypad control interface3-channel transport stream (TS) inputs including 1-channel intermediate Three inter-integrated circuit (I2C) interfacesfrequency (IF) input 13 groups of general-purpose input/output (GPIO) interfacesOne built-in quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) module Others1-channel QAM loopback output Fast startupA maximum of 96 packet ID (PID) filters Downloading and running of boot programs through the serial portFull-service personal video recorder (PVR) Passive standby and low-power consumptionRecording of scrambled and non-scrambled streams Entire standby power less than 1 WAdvanced encryption standard (AES), data encryption standard (DES), Typical entire power less than 9 W in operating modeor triple data encryption standard (3DES) data encryption 756-pin plastic ball grid array (PBGA) package with 31 mm x 31 mm dimensionsContent protection for universal serial bus (USB) devices and 0.8 mm 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  • DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY New Developments Channel Capacity of a Transponder How HbbTV CI+ and HD+Encryption How DVB-C2 How MPEG Surround Works Streaming TV via the mpeg-surround.pdf How the SFN Modulation Works Testing Horizon to Horizon TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY New Developments Secrets of the Aspect Ratio Secrets of Antenne How the Network Connection Works The Secrets of How the Ka Band Works The Relation of Dish Size and How MPEG Works The Secrets of TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • COMPANY REPORT Antenna and HDMI Manufacturer, UK■ Antiference’s administrationbuilding in the FradleyDistribution Park in Lichfieldnear Birmingham, UK. There’salso a logistics center inLichfield.184 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 75 Years ofTV Antennas from Antiference • Manufacturing TV antennas since 1937 • Provides all the components needed for TV reception • Expanding into HDMI distribution, as well as wireless solutions • Expanding distribution network to the European market • Offers their own products as OEM and private label 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 185
  • COMPANY Report Antenna and HDMI Manufacturer, UKOver 70 Yearsof TV Antenna Experience Everything has a beginning; even TVreception, that for us today is a part oflife, had a starting point. For Englandthat was in 1936 when the first regularTV transmissions began. Broadcastingtook place on VHF channel 1 (50 MHz)and a system with 405 lines was used.Today SD uses 720 lines and HD 1080lines. These first TV broadcasts were trans-mitted from Alexandra Palace in Lon-don (The site is still in operation todayand is now used for DVB-T2 and DAB+).At the time, it was an absolute sensa-tion and raised the curiosity levels oftwo electronics technicians: NormanBest and M. S. Beebe. They recognizedthe unbelievable potential of this newtechnology and thereby found theirmarket niche that they never changedafter they founded their company in1937. They named the company An-tiference, and this name was basedon the main problem that existed backthen: the interference that was created■ Trevor Paintain is Antiference’s ManagingDirector. He is seen here holding the current84-page product catalog in his right handfilled with all of their TV reception andTV distribution products. In his left handhe’s holding one of Antiference’s successstories: the Tribeam UHF antenna. ë Lichfield (Birmingham)186 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • rod manufacturing company was ac- antenna systems.” Not long after that quired. This company was located in he expanded his activities to include Lichfield, a half hour train ride north an antenna installation wholesale busi- of Birmingham in England’s Midland. In ness. “Today his company Bitek oper- 1998 the entire company moved to this ates five branch offices all across Aus- location and it can still be found there tralia.” In 2007 Kaz Bialecki started his today. Antiference’s Managing Director own manufacturing: “In Guangzhou, is Trevor Paintain; he’s been with An- China, 150 employees produce anten- tiference for 15 years now. He tells us nas and accessories, that is, things like who the current owners of Antiference LCD holders, antenna mounts, antenna are: “Since May of 2011 Antiference has outlets and other installation material.” been owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bialecki from Australia.” Now the connection is beginning to make sense. Bitek is one of the larg- How did someone from Australia end est antenna distributors in Australia up buying a British company? It turns and an antenna manufacturer in China out that this was a very logical develop- while Antiference is one of the largest ment. “In the 1990’s Kaz Bialecki start- antenna manufacturers and distribu- ed a company in Australia that installed tors in Great Britain. For Kaz Bialecki■ Arnold Boeijen is Antiference’sEuropean Export Manager and thefirst contact for dealers that want todistribute Antiference’s products inEurope. He can be directly reached bye-mail at those antennas that were not per-fectly matched to the frequency. Theantennas from Antiference were thesolution to that problem; they reducedinterference. In 1938 their young company be-came a limited liability company in theLondon Company Register and the twoyoung owners hired their first employ-ees. Back then TV antennas were con-sidered real high-tech products andthe number of customers they had wasvery small. It all really began to takeoff in the 1950’s when TVs became af-fordable and the demand for antennasskyrocketed. The company, that up un-til then had its headquarters in centralLondon, moved to the outskirts of thecity and manufactured TV antennaswith nearly 250 employees. That initialboom slowly faded but then in 1964BBC started their second channel in theUHF band. That meant a renewed de-mand, this time for UHF antennas. The company went through a seriesof ups and downs in the demand forantennas so they began to diversify.This went so far that even a curtain■ Many of Antiference’s successproducts are on display in theirshowroom including HDMIcomponents, TV amplifiers as well ■ Two electronics technicians founded the company in 1937; itas cable head ends. was officially entered into the London Company Register on 28th January 1938. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 189
  • ■ The directional elements in anX formation of a UHF antennawere developed by Antiference.This principle has been in useby Antiference since 1949.The antenna in the picture canreceive the entire UHF band(channels 21 to 60) with a 14.5dB was a logical move to acquire An- decisions.” Interested dealers still have tenna outlet boxes ranging from thosetiference: now the combined company a chance to distribute Antiference’s with two satellite jacks and a TV con-could become more active in the mar- products, “and that even under their nection all the way up to all-inclusiveket: “Our focus is high quality products own company name no less!” boxes with every possible combinationat an inexpensive price and that holds as well as HDMI and other connections.true even for orders from smaller dis- Now it’s time to take a closer look at “These days, modern installations de-tributors”, confirms Trevor Paintain on all the products Antiference has to of- mand a variety of different connectionsthe company’s philosophy. “Through fer. As it turns out, TV antennas only and our outlets are set up for everyour 75 years of experience in antenna make up a part of Antiference’s sales. possible variation.”manufacturing and through Bitek’s pro- “Our signal distribution product groupduction experience, the advantages makes up about 30% of our sales”, says And yet Antiference even has newof both companies have become very Managing Director Trevor Paintain, “TV things to offer with TV antennas. “We’reimportant.” Because of this the market antennas is also at 30%, accessories developing antennas with built-in LTEfor Antiference has grown enormously. make up 15% with mechanical compo- filters”, we learn from Trevor Paintain.“We are now actively expanding.” The nents and coaxial cable each taking up At the moment there aren’t too manymain goal for Antiference is the Euro- 10%.” The remaining 5% is covered by LTE broadcasters out there as yet butpean market. a new product line from Antiference: this will soon change and then the de- cable head ends. The TELE-satellite mand for LTE filters, devices that can And it is there on this continent that test center is already preparing to test filter out the signals of LTE broadcast-Arnold Boeijen has his office. He is An- an Antiference cable head end. ers for TV reception, will drastically in-tiference’s European Export Manager crease.and he reveals to us another interest- “Our R&D Team is also currentlying piece of information: “All of our working on the subject of HDMI”, re- Antiference over the past 75 yearsproducts can be ordered by national veals Trevor Paintain about an entirely has remained true to one thing fordistributors as OEM or private label.” new product line that is just getting sure: TV reception. The technologySince Antiference has only just started started. “We have everything that you’d over all of these years has consist-building up a European distribution net- need today for HDMI distribution.” ently changed but Antiference has al-work, there are still quite a few blank ways been there offering the matchingspots on the map of Europe. “We have A highlight is a wireless system for products for these changes. Throughalready received a number of inquiries HDMI that we will also be introducing in the merger with the Australian distri-from national distributors interested in a test report here in TELE-satellite very bution company and the manufacturerselling our products in their country”, shortly. “A very interesting segment is in China, Antiference has everything itwe learn from Arnold Boeijen, “but thus antenna outlet boxes.” Here Antifer- needs to remain very successful in thefar we’ve only made just a few definite ence can offer a large variety of an- TV reception/component market.190 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■ Ivor Southam is Antiference’s Supply Chain Manager. He’s in charge of purchasing materials. 1192 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■ Kerry Cunningham is responsible for administration. She gets all the bills.2 3 1. Antiference’s new product line consists of HDMI components. Available are matrixes, distributors, converters and amplifiers. 2. Brand new: no more HDMI distribution via cable: now it’s wireless HDMI distribution. A test report by TELE- satellite on this system is in the works. 3. The selection of antenna outlet boxes is enormous. Here we see only two differently equipped examples. All the different variations that you might find in a home are covered here. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 193
  • COMPANY REPORT Digital TV Retailer USATel, Sao Paulo, Brazil ■ Behind this unremarkable wall of a small Villa can be found online shop USATel’s headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Administration can be found in the right side of the building; the warehouse can be seen in the background. USATel in Sao Paulo194 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • • Imports all of its products from China • Optimized assortment for digital TV needs in Brazil • Sells and ships almost exclusively to end users • Expanding into new business segments such as WLAN and IPTV 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 195
  • COMPANY REPORT Digital TV Retailer USATel, Sao Paulo, BrazilBrazilians ComeHere to Buy ë São PauloTheir Digital TVProducts Online■ Jose Manuel Pereira is USATel’s Manager. The workshop can be seen inthe background196 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■ The company’s Financial Manager is Allam Almughrabi, who, just like theowner of the company, also comes from Syria. “We have sales of about100,000 US dollars every year”, he reveals to us after taking a look at hisbooks. ■ The spirit of the company is secretary and receptionist Letica Lacender 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 197
  • Even though “USA” appears promi- was digital TV which was just getting professional customers. “We also sellnently in the company’s name, the on- started back then. WLAN reception stations.”line shop USATel really doesn’t havemuch in common with that large coun- “My business partner and owner of The Internet is widely distributedtry in North America. Instead they the company Cshaooky Annahas comes wirelessly in the 5.8 GHz band through-are a large online shop in Brazil. The from Syria. Twice a year he travels to out Brazil. Customers therefore don’tsatellite fan can find anything and ev- China and takes care of buying the have to wait for their house to be ca-erything needed here and it gives us a products.” USATel is an importer; they bled; instead they just install a smallgood reason to take a closer look at this import the receivers, LNBs and dishes. antenna on their house. Even largecompany. “We get many of the satellite dishes 1.8-meter diameter antennas that are from China”, Jose Manuel Pereira tells used for reception over longer distanc- South of Sao Paulo in the suburb of us. Especially popular are the 1.5-me- es are available from USATel. “TheyVilla Nair somewhere on one of the ter antennas for reception of C2 at 70W permit reception at distances of evenmany hills in this region you’ll find US- and B4 at 74W. “Demand for 60cm dish- 70km”, says Jose Manuel Pereira andATel’s headquarters and warehouse. es for reception of HISPASAT at 30W then continues, “We sell about 2000There’s no company sign but there are and INTELSAT 11 at 45W is strongly WLAN reception stations via the Inter-a number of dishes on the roof and increasing”, he adds. Sky uses the IN- net every year.”in the courtyard that suggest there’s TELSAT 11 satellite for PayTV services.something interesting for digital TV en- The small company USATel has decid-thusiasts going on inside. While USATel sells about 5000 C-band ed to focus on just a few products but dishes and roughly 10,000 Ku-band an- they are products that won’t become The company is made up of four tennas a year, sales of the matching re- obsolete any time soon. This approachemployees; Manager Jose Manuel ceivers are considerably less. “We offer keeps them ahead of the pack when itPereira tells us more: “My financial a DVB-S receiver under our own brand comes to technological development inpartner and I founded the company name USATel; we sell about 1000 of their own country Brazil.back in 2000.” Before that Jose Manuel these a year.” But he sees a brand newPereira, whose family originally came business in IPTV: “We are just getting 1. An interesting business segment for USATel is WLAN reception antennasfrom Portugal, lived for many years in started offering IPTV receivers; this that they offer in various sizes. In theParaguay in Cuidad del Este and ran should be a big market for us.” background is a cabinet with receivers thata clothing company. When he moved carry their own USATel brand Sao Paulo, he got together with USATel is an Internet online shop 2. Osmar Gomes is USATel’s Warehouse Manager. He can be seen here preparing abusinessman Cshaooky Annahas. He’s that sells to end users. All orders are shipment for a customer. 1.8-meter dishesresponsible for the finances and Jose shipped to customers; USATel does not are hanging on the wall and are used to receive Internet signals in the 5.8 GHzManuel Pereira takes care of the busi- have walk-in stores. They also have range.ness end of things. The business idea a business segment geared towards 1198 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • WORLDCOMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the Worldof Digital TV ComA Listings of all Company Reports published by TELE-satellite International Magazine in recent years.Note: some companies may be out of business due to the fast changes in digital tv trade. We suggest to ManufacturersCompany (including Software and Information Providers) 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 200 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • D LISTmpanies Reviewso cooperate with those companies marked „recommended“ in last column of list. TELE-satellite Company Report recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended recommended 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 201
  • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World Company Country City Main Personalities GOOSAT China Zhuhai Mike Miao, Alvin Sun, Josie Yang HORIZON UK Harlow John McLoone, Robert Sydee HORIZON UK Harlow Paul Pickering HORIZON UK Harlow Paul Pickering, John McLoone 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 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 SATSOUNDS Belgium Brussels Stefaan Cornelis 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 202 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World Company Country City Main Personalities STAB Italy Ferrara Giorgio Bergamini SUBURSEMESTA Indonesia Jakarta Liong Ten Fook SVEC China Chengdu Wang Duo, Becky, Belinda SVEC China Chengdu Wang Duo, Becky, Belinda TENOW China Shenzhen Richard Zhang, Bob Liu, Eric Deng, James Liu TEVII Taiwan Taipei Matthias Liu TOPFIELD Korea Seoul Dong Hoon Suk TOPSIGNAL China Ninghai Zongbao King, Chaofeng Ge, James You TRIMAX China Shenzhen Jerry Chu TRIMAX China Shenzhen Jerry Chu TSREADER USA Annapolis Rod Hewitt VIEWTECH USA Oceanside Jung Kwak, Rob Rhine WADT Brazil Sao Paulo Joao Alfredo Wadt Miranda WS INTERNAT. USA Pacoima Robby Dosetareh YINHE China Zhangjiagang Jianbiao Zhu Distributors / Wholesalers / Dealers ATLANTA UAE Dubai Sanjeev Jain CISS Singapore Singapore Lim ee Cheong CLARK Netherlands Rotterdam John Kamp COMINTOUCH UAE Dubai Mohan Kumar COWMIX USA Phoenix Jeremy Tieman DOEBIS Germany Mundersbach Rainer Werking DOEBIS Germany Mundersbach Rainer Werking DVBSHOP Germany Munich Axel Hundt ECHOLINK UAE Dubai Ali Abbas EESHOP Netherlands Amsterdam Antonio Gor-gievski GLOBALSATELLITE USA Ft Lauderdale Martin Fierstone GTSAT Luxembourg Luxembourg Guil Mediouni HYPEX UK London Shyv Sood, Neal INTELLITECH HongKong HongKong Chris Lee MAX COMMUNIC. Germany Hamburg Dirk Wittenborg, Thomas Guhlich MENNYFIX Spain Teneriffe Manfred Weller MIR ANTENN Russia Moscow Rinat Gubeydullin NANOXX Germany Frankfurt Marcel Hofbauer NASA CNS Korea Seoul Shin Hui Tae OMEGA-SAT Brazil Sao Paulo Carlos Augusto de Quadros ORSAT China Chengdu Li Xiaorong P-SAT Hungary Budapest Tibor Posta QUALITY SATELLITE USA San Diego Sean Falvey RICK‘S SATELLITE USA Kansas City Rick Caylor SADOUN USA Columbus Jamal Sadoun SAMMEG South Africa Johannesburg Joel Dorfan SATELLITE-AV USA Sacramento Brian Gohl SATMAN Canada Winnipeg Jerry Fisher SATSHOP24 Germany Trobitz Rainer Schulze, Berndt Rosenberger SEKISAT Korea Seoul Oh Hwan Jung SMARTINNOVATIONS Netherlands Amsterdam Herbert Verheijden SORTEC Slovakia Bratislava Ladislav Šmárik, Pavol Macko SQUARE PLAN South Africa Johannesburg Bernard Ruberg TURBOSAT UK Sittingbourne Tomas Lo, Chris Ward TVSAT REAL Russia Moscow Sergey Kazimirovich USATEL Brazil Sao Paulo Jose Manuel Pereira, Allam Almughrabi WORLDWIDE SATEL. Netherlands Purmerend Dennis and Rob van Leeuwen WORLDWIDE SATEL. Canada Toronto Nick Aquino 204 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • TELE-satellite Company viewsat 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 205
  • Aluo-Sat China Consulting Distribution Turnover US$ 1-5mio Employees 5-10 Read Full Report Antiference UK Manufacturer of TV Antennas and Accessories Turnover US$ 10-25mio Employees 100-250 Read Full Report  Applied Instr. USA Manufacturer of Signal Analyzer and Noise Generator Turnover US$ 10-25mio Employees 25-50 Read Full Report 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 207
  • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World Azureshine Taiwan Manufacturer of Professional Dishes Turnover US$ 5-10mio Employees 50-100 Read Full Report Boiingsat China LNB Manufacturer Turnover US$ 10-25mio Employees 100-250 Read Full Report BSD Brazil Digital TV Information Website Turnover US$ 0.5-1mio Employees 5-10 Read Full Report TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Deviser China Manufacturer of Signal Analyzers and Broadcast Measurement Instruments Turnover US$ 25-30mio Employees 250-500 Read Full Report Dishpointer UK Information Website and Software Programming Turnover US$ 0.5-1mio Employees 5-10 Read Full Report DVBCN China Digital TV Forum Website and Software Programming Turnover US$ 1-2.5mio Employees 10-25 Read Full Report 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 209
  • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World GlobalInvacom UK Manufacturer of Fibre Optic Products Turnover US$ 5-10mio Employees 50-100 Read Full Report  Golden Media Germany Manufacturer of Digital TV Receiver Turnover US$ 1-5mio Employees 10-25 Read Full Report GOOSAT China High Quantity Manufacturer Turnover US$ 100-150mio Employees 500-1000 Read Full Report TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Horizon UK Manufacturer of Signal Meters Turnover US$ 2-5mio Employees 10-50 Read Full Report Jiuzhou China Manufacturer of STB, IPTV, LNB, Fibre Optics Turnover US$250-500mio Employees 1000-2500 Read Full Report MFC USA HF Filter Manufacturer Turnover US$2.5-5mio Employees 50-100 Read Full Report 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 211
  • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World Panodic China STB Manufacturer Turnover US$ 100-150mio Employees 1500-2000 Read Full Report Satbeams Belgium Satellite Information Website and Software Programming Turnover US$ 0.5-1mio Employees 2-5 Read Full Report SatGuys USA Satellite Information Website and Forum Turnover US$ 0.5-1mio Employees 5-10 Read Full Report TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Skyworth China High Quantity STB Manufacturer Turnover US$ 200-300mio Employees 2000-3000 Read Full Report SmartWi Denmark Manufacturer of Wireless Card Reader Turnover US$ 1-2mio Employees 5-10 Read Full Report Sowell China Digital TV STB Manufacturer Turnover US$ 50-100mio Employees 50-100 Read Full Report 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 213
  • COMPANIES OVERVIEW Best Digital TV Companies of the World Spaun Germany High Quality Accessories Manufacturer Turnover US$ 10-25mio Employees 50-100 Read Full Report  Spaun Power Germany Manufacturer of Power Supplies Turnover US$ 2.5-5mio Employees 25-50 Read Full Report Topsignal China Satellite Dish Mass Manufacturer Turnover US$ 10-25mio Employees 250-500 Read Full Report TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Tenow China PC Card Manufacturer Turnover US$ 2-5mio Employees 10-25 Read Full Report TSReader USA Analyzer Software and Programming Turnover US$ 0.5-1mio Employees 1-5 Read Full Report WSInternational USA Manufacturer of STB and Meters Turnover US$ 1-2mio Employees 5-10 Read Full Report 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 215
  • COMPANY REPORT Sports Network ESPN, USA Inside ESPN216 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • • One of the first USA TV channels to transmit viasatellite• Has a direct presence or partnerships in manycountries• Transmits in HD and 3D as well as on the radioand via the Internet• Largest offering of sports programming ■ An enormous dish that is no longer in use marks the entrance to ESPN’s studio complex. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 217
  • COMPANY REPORT Sports Network ESPN, USA■ESPN’s satellite dishes inBristol, Connecticut[photo: Scott Greczkowski] ë Bristol CT, USAThe LargestSports Network in the World218 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • In the world of sports there is one Programming Network”. But since 1984 ter the terrorist attacks in 2001, ESPNTV channel that is known around the it has only been known as ESPN. greatly increased their security and asworld: ESPN. The ESPN abbreviation Up to and including live transmis- a result no longer allow any visitors tocame into existence with the found- sions, ESPN produces all of its pro- their studios. But there are exceptionsing of the TV channel back in 1978 and gramming from their studios in Bristol, such as for relatives of ESPN employ-stands for “Entertainment and Sports Connecticut in northeastern USA. Af- ees. We were able to take part in one of 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 219
  • 1these internal studio tours. time numerous channels to be carried younger, Scott Greczkowski, founder of Two factors came together when and just like with cable operators els- the “” forum, was aESPN came into being. The first was the where, ‘United Cable’ also offered pub- studio technician for the ‘United Cable’snewly founded cable networks, such as lic access channels. These are chan- public access channel.the one started by cable operator ‘Unit- nels that are made available to citizens The second factor that spurned ESPNed Cable’ in Connecticut. The new tech- and enthusiasts to transmit there own were two sports enthusiasts, Ed Eagannology back then allowed for the first programs for free. BTW: When he was and Bill Rasmussen. They used the op- 1. Scott Greczkowski 2 from in the ESPN News sports anchor’s spot. In his youth Scott witnessed the early beginnings of ESPN 2. Bristol is proud to be the home of ESPN220 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1 21. ESPN broadcasts not only TV but also radio.Six radio studios can be found in the Bristolstudio complex.2. “SportsCenter” is one of their popularprograms. From there ESPN handles liveinterviews and also switches over to live eventsin stadiums.222 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • ■A look at one of ESPN’s studios portunity to broadcast sporting events in Connecticut over the ‘United Cable’s public access channel. They were so in to the whole idea that they consistently needed more air time. And right at the same time the first satellites began to appear in the sky. This gave both of them the idea to broadcast to all of America via satellite instead of just to cable subscribers in Connecticut. It all came to fruition in 1979: with the help of investors they founded ESPN and leased a satellite transpon- der. And, of course, at the same time a studio had to be set up. They chose Bristol, Connecticut. There they found the ideal location in a valley where they could erect the uplink antenna and a studio complex. Today there are nine TV studios there, two combo studios for radio and TV 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 225
  • ■Technicians are highlyfocused in the MasterControl Room as well as six radio studios. The com- pany, which was acquired by Disney in 1996, today has 5000 employees and broadcasts not only to the USA but to many countries around the world either via direct partnerships (ESPN Interna- tional) or through affiliated stations. Since 2003 ESPN has been available in HD with 3D broadcasts available since 2010, albeit just live transmissions. For sports fans, ESPN offers a large assortment of programming and the website provides access to an enormous sports archive. ESPN has had the world of sports firmly in its grasp for more than 30 years.226 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • COMPANY REPORT Internet TV Provider PPTV, ChinaHDTV with IPTVProvider PPTV• Offers more than 100 TV channelsas well as hundreds of thousands ofprogramming hours for download• Can only be received domesticallyin China• Large IPTV provider with morethan 100 million users• Expansion into the OTT market forTVs and receivers• HDTV is an area of growth andmakes PayTV possible230 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • V ■ In the Zhangjiang Microelectronics Port, an office complex directly at the Zhangjiang High-Tech Park station of the #2 Metro line, you’ll find PPTV’s headquarters. 500 people work here; in the branch office in Beijing are another 300 employees and at their third location in Guangzhou are yet another 100 employees. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 231
  • COMPANY REPORT Internet TV Provider PPTV, ChinaChina’s LargestIPTV Provider ë Shanghaiis Expandingwith HDTV With more than 100 million unique of China, PPTV only shows videosusers per month, the Chinese IPTV pro- cleared for foreign transmission.vider PPTV - from what we know - isthe largest IPTV provider in the world. How can you see PPTVs TV channelsWith the expansion into HDTV (High and videos? “We have a solution for ev-Definition TV), PPTV’s programming ery situation”, declares Steven Shan.packages are also becoming interesting “PC and laptop viewers simply need tofor receiver manufacturers. We met up go to our website to view the channelswith PPTVs Vice President and General directly. Or you can download our ownManager of the Multiple Terminal Busi- PPTV software.” It’s available in all theness Unit, Steven Shan, at the compa- different formats: for Windows and Macny’s headquarters in Shanghai to find operating systems plus there are spe-out more about what they are planning. cial versions for the iPhone and iPad as well as the corresponding Android PPTV was founded in 2004 by Bill Yao. versions for Smartphones and tablets.Bill Yao was born in 1980 and that made For each “terminal” PPTV provides thehim only 24 years old when he started matching user interface; this explainsPPTV! His idea was to take all of the the term Multiple Terminal Businessnew satellite channels from the Chinese Unit that Steven Shan runs and thatprovinces and make them available is responsible for the matching of thefor everyone via the Internet, in otherwords, stream them. The idea caughton and in 2006 Bill Yao expanded PPTVsoffering to include video-on-demandand since then PPTV has climbed itsway to the top of the Internet TV andvideo ladder with ease. For Chinesespeaking viewers inside of China, PPTV( is the first website togo to when it comes to TV and video viathe Internet. The reason that PPTV is concentrat-ing on the domestic Chinese markethas to do with the company’s businessstrategy: “PPTV is free”; explains Ste-ven Shan, “it is financed through adver-tisements that appear before the startof a video and through banner ads aswell as other ad methods such as popups.” PPTV’s ad customers have no in-terest in making their ads available toviewers outside of China or paying for ■Bill Yao is Founder andit. On top of that there are copyright is- President of the IPTVsues. “Since we concentrate on domes- provider PPTVtic ads, we don’t have to worry about- with just a few exceptions - the rightsinvolved with showing TV channels orvideos outside of China.” The IP ad-dress of every viewer is checked (Geolocation); if the IP address lies outside232 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • software for each type of interface. compared to its SD video offerings. ● 1.4 MB is used for TVs with nor- “With these high data transmission And now it gets exciting. Depend- mal sized TV screens rates, we’ve entered into cooperationing on whether the picture is displayed with Internet service provides”, ex-on an iPhone, a laptop or a big-screen ● 2.3 MB is used for big-screen TVs plains Steven Shan to us. “For this rea-TV, different data transfer rates are son with HDTV we are switching to arequired. “Our software automatically ● 4 MB for HDTV PayTV model.” PPTV is making HDTVadjusts itself to the user’s display”, we available as a PayTV service. “Mostlearn from Steven Shan, “We deliver ● 8 MB for big-screen HDTVs ISPs can still handle data speeds fromnine different speeds.” Steven Shan 1.4 to 2.3 MB. Faster speeds requite alists them for us: The last four categories are the most fiber-optic connection.” interesting for us since these involve ● 50 kB is the streaming speed for OTT. “These high data transfer rates PPTV founder Bill Yao has found ansimple mobile telephones known by are only used if the PPTV software is interesting strategy here: you startPPTV as Feature Phones. The picture already integrated into the TV.” In 2009 with free services, offer more and morequality is sufficient for the small dis- PPTV began developing this OTT tech- value to the services until you reach aplay screens used by mobile phones nology and in 2010 the first TVs began point where the customers are willing appearing on the Chinese market in- to pay for the services. It’s a strategy ● 150 kB is for simple Smartphones tegrated with PPTV’s OTT function. In that many Internet startups have used.with larger displays 2011 there were already 2.5 million of The Japanese investment firm Soft- these OTT compatible TVs on the mar- bank has recognized the potential with ● 300 kB is for real Smartphones ket; for 2012 PPTV is expecting this PPTV; in 2011 Softbank acquired a 35% number to increase to 6-7 million. “The ● 500 kB is used if the viewer is entire market in China accounts for 1. Vincent Tao has been CEO of PPTV sincewatching PPTV channels on his laptop roughly 40 million TV sets each year, 2009. Before that he worked at Microsoft.or PC 10% of them will be OTT compatible.” 2. Steven Shan is Vice President and General Manager of PPTV’s Multiple ● 800 kB is used for iPhone or iPad When it comes to HDTV, PPTV’s busi- Terminal Business Unit. He’s showing the PPTV application on an iPad; there’s also ausers ness model looks a little bit different matching version for the iPhone. 1 2234 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■PPTV’s receptionist in Shanghai stake in PPTV. Softbank is also involved with two other top Chinese Internet firms: the sales platform Alibaba and the social network service renren. By the way, the Chinese government also owns a stake in PPTV. PPTV has a huge investment in all of this: “We operate around 5000 servers at more than 200 locations all over Chi- na.” This guarantees that every user in China can obtain the best possible bandwidth for downloading TV chan- nels and VoD services. PPTV has very impressively shown how an Internet startup managed to climb to the top of the ladder in a new market segment in just a few years. It’s a segment that, with the steady in- crease in high speed Internet connec- tions, is an important addition to the programming offered via satellite or terrestrially. PPTV shows that the in- tegration of Internet services (OTT) is an important task for manufacturers of TVs and receivers.236 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 12 1. A look into the Marketing department. The posters on the walls and ceiling remind the workers to always be strong and to work towards PPTV’s success. 2. An example of TV reception on a laptop using the PPTV software. More than 100 channels from China are streamed by PPTV. They can only be received if the users IP address is located inside China. 3. Crystal Xu is PR supervisor and is standing in front of the “P” from PPTV238 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • DXer REPORT Jack Moran, San Diego, USASatellite DXer ■Barely recognizable from the street Jack Moran’s 3.0-meter dish in the yard of his home in Chula Vista near San Diego in southern California. • One of the first satellite DXers in the USA • Regularly records bullfights • Has his own editing studio in his home • Follows NASA’s TV broadcasts240 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • DXer REPORT Jack Moran, San Diego, USA ■Jack Moran’s 3.0-meter antenna. The mast makes up part of a chicken coup; the chickens feel quite comfortable under the dish.242 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • The New IPTV Standard• OIPF provides the IPTV market with open end-2-end IPTV specifications• OIPF includes most IPTV stakeholders• OIPF stimulates a go-to-market drive from the IPTV industryOpen IPTV Forum Tel: +33 4 92 94 43 83650, Route des Lucioles Fax: +33 4 92 38 52 90F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS Cedex Email: contact@oipf.tvFrance Website:
  • 1. Jack Moran rarely performs anymoretests. He has, just for that purpose, erecteda mast in such a way that he can easilycheck out new dishes and LNBs.2. Jack shows us the dish farm on his roof.“At the moment only one of those dishes isconnected and functioning.” Jack collected11 Ku-band antennas. 1 There weren’t that many satellite DXers back in 1978: TV via satellite was still in its infancy towards the end of the 70’s. But for Jack Moran it was nothing out of the ordinary; he has al- ways worked in broadcasting. We met up with Jack Moran in his home in Chula Vista, California, locat- ed near San Diego in the southwest- ern corner of the USA right next to the Mexican border. Jack Moran, who244 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ë Chula Vista, San Diegorecently retired, sat down with us andtold us how he became a satellite DXer. “I was interested in broadcastingtechnology way back when I was aboy”, remembers Jack, “Later on as asoldier it became part of my job.” Jackworked in nearly every aspect of thebroadcasting world, from transmis-sion technician to cameraman. He stillsits behind the camera today coveringa very special segment: he regularly 2 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 245
  • films bullfights in Tijuana, Mexico right on the other side of the border. “The season goes from May to September every year and then on every Sunday there are bullfights that I fully record with my camera.” Today he does this work only for fun but a few years ago he and his wife were actually able to make some money from this by sell- ing DVDs of these bullfights. “2007 was our best year; we managed to sell 1500 DVDs.” The Internet, though, has brought this business to a standstill – not many people buy DVDs these days anymore. “I am fascinated with bullfighting; in fact, I stood in the arena as a Tore- ro myself back in my younger days”, beams Jack as he shows us a picture from the old days. His fascination with bullfighting is the reason why he converted his home into a real studio. He collected count- less pieces of equipment and connect- ed them all together so that he could electronically edit the videos and store them on a server in his home. “I have five fixed IPs.” The Internet also managed to reduce his enthusiasm for satellite reception. “Today I rarely do any DXing any- more”, admits Jack as he gestures to all the dishes still mounted on his roof. “Only one of them is still connected and working.” He’s still interested in NASA’s satellite broadcast that he reg- ularly receives from AMC-18C (105W). 1 Jack admits that his fascination with satellite reception has faded. “These days my wife, who is originally from Korea, watches her Korean TV chan- 2 nels via the Internet”, laments Jack re- garding this development. Jack saved many of the satellite magazines from the old days. “Here I have many years worth of TELE-satellite that I regularly bought”, explains Jack as he points to the thick stack of TELE-satellite maga- zines. Today, though, he can read the magazine online. 1. A look at the rack Jack set up in his studio. 2. Still sitting in his living room TV cabinet: one of the first GENERAL INSTRUMENTS satellite receivers that Jack used back in 1978. Underneath are the two receivers that he uses today: a DVB-S2 receiver and a box to receive the Mexican PayTV package. He uses that to keep track of Mexican bullfighting broadcasts.246 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■It’s not everydayyou’d find such anassortment of studiotechnology in a privatehome. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 247
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  • 1. Who is that? That’s right, it’s Jack Moran in hisyounger days when he himself was a Torero.2. A cover from one of Jack’s DVDs on which herecorded bullfights in its entirety from neighboringTijuana and then sold to others. Unfortunately, thisbusiness model doesn’t work anymore.3. Jack saved old TELE-satellite issues in stacks4. Jack also set up a small camera museum in whichrare camera models can be seen.5. A picture from the old days: Jack’s wife is busycementing in the mast that today carries the 3.0-meterdish.6. Luo Shigang from Aluosat in China visiting JackMoran. 4 5 6 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 249
  • DXer REPORT Natalino from Jundiai, SP, Brazil■ You can already tell fromthe street that a satellite DXerlives here.250 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • TheTechnicallyEnthusiasticNatalino• Receives with eight satellite dishes• Watches it all on three big-screen TVs• Always buying the latest equipment• Regularly keeps himself informed about everything newin the world of satellites• Very lucky with his wife: she encourages him 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 251
  • DXer REPORT Natalino from Jundiaí, SP, BrazilWhen aWife AlsoEnjoys HerHusband’sHobby… ■ Natalino on his terrace in front of his 3.0-meter dish with actuator. Since his house is located relatively high on a hill in Jundiai, his antenna can range all the way from 116W (SATMEX 5) to 1W (INTELSAT 10). ë Jundiaí, SP252 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • ■ He fitted his 3.0- meter antenna with a C/Ku-band Combi feed. Natalino is very lucky: his wife has nothing against his hobby and enjoys watching all those TV channels on their three flat big-screen TVs (one in the bedroom, one in the living room and another in the work room). These chan- nels come from eight fixed satellite an- tennas, five on the roof, one on the ter- race and two mounted on the wall. ■ Close-up view of the mast: As it turns out, he started his hobby because of its elevated position, Natalino had to secure the mast relatively late. He explains to us that he with guy wires. only erected his first antenna in 2005: “That was a 1.5-meter mesh antenna that I had pointed to BRASILSAT B4.” Back then Natalino didn’t really know anything about technology or satellite reception. He never learned a real trade but in the meantime has been success- fully running his own little company with five employees that distributes in his home city of Jundiai Prospect. A good portion of the income he receives from this goes right into his hobby. “So far I’ve probably given out at least 50,000 Real (about 20,000 Euros) for all of my reception equipment”, he admits. His second large acquisition was a 1.8-meter dish with a motor in 2006.254 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • ■ Natalino has five dishes mounted on the roof. To the far left is a 1.8-meter dish with a motor that he is readjusting with a signal analyzer. To the right is a 2.85-meter antenna that is fixed on NSS 806.“Since I really didn’t know anything he’s always out there buying something DW, AlJazeera, Bandeirantes TV in HD,about satellite reception, I had to re- new, it’s hard to believe that he’ll ever TV Columbia and Canal Uno out of Co-search it all and teach it to myself.” be able to keep his enormous collection lumbia, Russia Today and the Brazilian A great help to him was Marcus Ben- organized. But that’s really not all that channels TV Nazare and Ulbra’s Internet forum at www.portalbsd. important; he enjoys every new piece We noticed that there are Here you’ll find Brazilian satel- of equipment that he buys. in every room of the house. Natalinolite DXers exchanging information. “I Natalino is definitely not one of those explains, “I enjoy listening to good au-visit the forum every day to see what’s enthusiasts that wants to be able to dio.” By that though he doesn’t meannew.” receive as much as possible but then radio stations but rather a TV channel’s Satellite receivers are scattered all doesn’t have the time to sit down and audio.over his house. Since Natalino is now actually watch these channels. He and Natalino should be very happy thatright in the middle of renovating and his wife often sit down in front of their his wife also enjoys his hobby. Thatextending his home, he doesn’t have 55” LED monitor or later in the even- means that he can continue to spendmuch room to organize his equipment. ing in the bedroom in front of their 52” more money on new TV equipment. For“I’m planning to set up a dedicated Sony Bravia HD monitor. Some of the satellite product manufacturers, Na-room just for my equipment.” But since channels he enjoys watching: CCTV, talino is the perfect type of customer! 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 257
  • ■ On the other side of the roof Natalino installed a 2.6-meter dish with a motor that is currently pointed to BRASILSAT B4. To the right is a 1.8-meter antenna that is also pointed to B4. A fifth dish on his roof at 1.5-meters is also pointed to B4.■ You can see his five roof-mountedsatellite dishes from his neighbor’sproperty.258 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 1 2 1. Natalino in his bedroom that he has filled with technology. 2. Natalino’s living room. He is discussing the details of a newly acquired satellite receiver with Marcus Benni from the Brazilian satellite forum BSD.260 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • 1. Naturally, Natalino also enjoys readingTELE-satellite where he learns all about newsatellite receivers and dishes.2. Natalino even has a 4.0-meter antenna buthe had to take it down because of the currentrenovations going on in his house. He’sstoring the dish’s segments here and can’twait to reinstall this antenna.2 1 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 261
  • SATELLITE DXer OVERVIEW Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Roy Carman Ralf S London Eml Tony Toronto Scott Greczkowski Newington, CT Diego Tenerife Benni Jundiaí (SP) Big Ronaldo Campinas (SP) Juan Carlos Santiago Oscar Campos SantiagoMOST FAMOUSSatellite and TVROEnthusiastsWORLDWIDE262 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Feedhunter Rini Amsterdam Ron Eberson AmsterdamSunke Rainer Schulz and Berndtlichheim Rosenberger, Tröbitz Leo Jiri Vanek Leuven Jablonec nad Nisou BSH Györgi Laszlo Toth Brussels Budapest Püspökladany Thomas Cahit Nuri Or Vienna Adapazari Applesat Hakan Kasli Beijing Antalya Pepsi ShiToy Jang Lee Keito Takahashi and Mengyang Beijing Gangwon Takao Kameda, Tokyo Yahya Luo Shigang Saudi Arabia Shenzhen Siddharth Gautam Ken Wong New Delhi Hongkong Satheesan Puzhakkara Thiruvananthapuram Vincent Jakarta Pharmacist Klerksdorp Ingo Stilfontein Grandfather Johannesburg 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 263
  • SATELLITE DXer OVERVIEW Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Natalino Natalino, Jundiaí, Brazil Brazil DX-Ralf Ralf Sunke, Emlichheim, Germany Germany Oscar Oscar Campos, Santiago, Chile Chile SatGuy USA Scott Greczkowski, Newington, CT, USA Big Ronaldo Ronaldo Zovaro, Louveira, Brazil Brazil Györgi Hungary Györgi (George), Budapest TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Benni Marcos Eduardo Bernardini, Jundiaí (SP) Brazil DXer Daryoush, Mehdi, Saeed, Davood, Milad Bozoth Laszlo Toth, Püspökladany Hungary Jang Lee Jang Lee, Gangwon Wong Ken Wong, Hongkong Hongkong Keito, Takao Keito Takahashi and Takao Kameda, Tokyo 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 265
  • SATELLITE DXer OVERVIEW Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Ponny Rainer Schulz and Berndt Rosenberger, Tröbitz Germany Siddharth Siddharth Gautam, New Delhi India Pepsi Pepsi, Mengyang, Sichuan, China China Astra Fan Cahit Nuri Or, Adapazari Turkey Jiri Jiri Vanek, Jablonec nad Nisou Czech Satheesan India Satheesan Puzhakkara, Thiruvananthapuram TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Hakan Hakan Kasli, Antalya Turkey Stone ShiToy, Beijing Yahya, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Roy Roy Carman, London Vincent, Jakarta Indonesia Applesat Applesat, Beijing 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 267
  • SATELLITE DXer OVERVIEW Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Hall of Fame of Satellite Enthusiasts of the World Aluosat Luo Shigang, Shenzhen China Feedhunter Netherlands Rini de Weijze, Amsterdam Pharmacist South Africa Ron Pieter Redelinghuys, Klerksdorp Ron Eberson, Amsterdam Netherlands Diego Diego Fernando Sanchez Rosende, Tenerife Spain Juan Carlos Juan Carlos Miranda Duarte, Santiago Chile TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Tony Tony Di Rienzo, Toronto Canada Leo Leo Stouten, Leuven South Africa BSH Ivor Cartmell, Johannesburg Aimé Holvoet, Brussels Ingo Salomon, Stilfontein South Africa Thomas Thomas Haring, Vienna 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 269
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  • 30TELE-satellite HISTORY TELE-satellite in 1982 Years Ago Satellite TV in Europe One of the regular programmes at the time in Europe is the english language channel "Satellite Television PLC", transmitted via the OTS satellite. This channel is only available via satellite. Further regular programmes can be seen via the French Symphonie satellite with the 1st French TV channel. Another regular programme is the 1st Sowjet channel via the GORIZONT satellite. To receive these channels legally a reception permit is required. In West Germany this can be obtained (or more probably not) at the DBP, in Witzerland at the PTT, in Austria at the Post and in East Germany at the DP. The application has to include similar informations in any case: name of the space orbit station, Cover page of TELE-satellite 06-07/2002 reception frequencies, which signals are to be received, reason of reception, type and make of reception equipment and finally the approval of the entity responsible for the satellite.276 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 20TELE-satellite HISTORY TELE-satellite in 1992 Years Ago Cover page of TELE-satellite 06-07/2002 The new Arabsat Pro LNB by California Amplifier works in the S band range (2.5-2.7 GHz). Its offered with a 5 year garantee.278 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
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  • 10TELE-satellite HISTORY TELE-satellite in 2002 The World’s Largest Satellite Magazine MA: 30,00 DH TR: 8 milyon TL LI: 6000 LL DK: 45:- DKr10-11 2002 ww w.TE L E - sa tellite. com JO: 2.00 D NG: 350 Naira KE: 200 Sh IS: 400 Kr 5,95 ¤ Your Dream System! Satellite TV with CD MROde! Insi includes SatcoDX 5 95 € Plasma Screen <p 83> Satellite Chart Full Version Unlimited Video Archive! Receiver with Years Ago Every Satellite Around the World! Removable Hard Drive <p 21> Espionage Tip: How to Find Those Hidden Signals <p 12> ENG EU Stab Italy: Robot Controls Motor <p 16> Juan Carlos Aragón was born in 1964 in Spain. His profession is engineer. He came to the satellite DX hobby after years of listening to Short and Medium Wave radio stations. Oh sure! And who was it that abso- lutely had to go with him to the “Intelligence Training” course for dogs? HE ! HE HE280 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • Starlight 6800: HDSM 2:The Complete Monitoring Station DVB Antenna Measurement Unit Owners of larger antennas slots that accept a variety The alignment of an installation meter HDSMwith actuators for C-band of different CA modules. It antenna on a satellite that 2, has designed an inex-and Ku-band reception also comes with embedded has analog signals usually pensive alternative for theusually have a difficult time IRDETO with an appropri- does not require the use installer. The unit is aboutfinding a receiver that has ate card slot. Up to 5000 of any kind of measure- the size of a thick paperbackeverything that they need: channels can be stored with ment equipment. And for book and it comes completea positioner, connections the current channel shown private users it goes some- with a leather pouch and afor a mechanical polarizer, on the four-digit display. thing like this: the picture’s shoulder strap to help pro-CI slots for PayTV recep- But it’s the rear panel coming, the picture’s there, tect it from damp weather.tion and for good audio of this receiver that will there’s no snow and done! It also comes with a char-and video quality an AC-3 excite the DX’er. In addi- Digital signals make life a ger for 100-240 VAC plus aand S-VHS output. Even tion to the two Scart con- little more difficult for the car charger for 13VDC andfor our test department nectors and jacks for the installer. He could of course an RS-232 cable so thatit wasn’t that easy to find looped-through IF, there drag the customer’s receiver satellite data can be down-such a receiver. EUROSAT are also four RCA jacks and TV up onto the roof loaded from the Internet.decided to help by sending for video, analog stereo with him and use the on- All of the control buttons asus the Manhattan Starlight audio, programmable 0/12 screen signal strength and well as the LNB connections6800. On the front panel of volts and digital audio (S/ quality bar graphs to prop- (looped-through) are foundthe silver-gray cabinet are PDIF). Six quick-clamps link erly align the dish. But the on the front panel. The dis-eight buttons that permit this receiver to an actua- customer might not be too play shows the selected sat-not only the normal opera- tor (36V/5A max) and a thrilled with this idea. The ellites, the polarization, thetion of the receiver but mechanical polarizer (such English company HORIZON signal strength and quality,also it programming. The as a Corotor for C-band and GLOBAL ELECTRONICS, the C/N value and the cor-6800 comes with two CI Ku-band). Ltd., with its alignment and rect Bit Error Rate. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 281
  • TELE-satellite HISTORY TELE-satellite in 2002What’s behind Discussions regarding „out-of- footprint“ reception are almost asout-of-footprint reception? old as satellite transmission itself. However, there has never been a reasonable explanation for the fact that ASTRA can be received in some parts of South America or that TELE- satellite reader K. Schumacher in southern Brazil can receive the analog signals of ASTRA and EUTEL- SAT almost noise free with his self- assembled 8 m antenna. The digital signals, on the other hand, seem to be unreachable with his equip- ment. TELE-satellite International contributor Vladimir T. Lemos is an engineer for spaceship antennas in Washington, D.C. and has addressed this question. Out-of-footprint reception is due in part to the overspill of electromag- netic energy radiated from the satel- lite antenna onto a region beyond that of the intended service area. On a day with a clear sky, there is higher over- spill because more power reaches the ground antenna. Since most satellites are designed to provide, under bad weather conditions, a minimum power flux density at the edge of the coverageFigure 1 area, there is excess power available for reception when the weather is good. The electromagnetic energy is also spread outside the service area when there is spillover from the feed in a dual reflector antenna system. In a single reflector antenna, the feed spillover is directed towards outer space. Note the distinction between overspill and feed spillover. Figure 1 shows feed spillover in the PLANK satellite dual reflector antenna system: in a Gregorian con- figuration, the feed points towards the small secondary antenna and the large primary 1.5 meter reflector is directed towards the Earth. Overspill suggests that large groundFigure 2 paraboloidal antennas could receive weaker signals because they would provide higher gain at communication satellite frequencies. However, even a large antenna would not guarantee you could get unintended satellite service in your backyard. Overspill accounts in part for the out-of-footprint recep- tion reports, but mostly for the cases Figure 3 where the ground antenna is located near the boundaries of a coverage area. Someone in central Africa with an over- sized Ku-band antenna could pick up signals from EUTELSAT Atlantic Bird 2 European coverage area. If there is too much overspill, the signals of adjacent service areas with the same frequency and sense of polarization interfere with other. At lower frequencies, the prob- lem is worse because the radio waves are spread over a broader area. Figure 2 shows spillover interference in radio astronomy band: overspill from a wire- less service operating in an adjacent service area adds noise to the system. In order to provide service over anFigure 4 irregular geographical region that is Figure 5 Links on the Internet282 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 —
  • enclosed by a contour line, modern communication satel-lites use shaped reflector antennas. Figure 3 shows thecoverage area of JSAT-110 outlined with a 57dBW EIRP con-tour line at the edge of coverage, corresponding to a powerflux density of –105.1 dBW/m-2. Given that a simple paraboloidal reflector antenna wouldfocus the electromagnetic energy on a regular (circularor elliptical) region on the surface of the Earth, the ideabehind a shaped reflector antenna is that by deforming thereflector surface it is possible to adjust the antenna patternto fit the desired service area. This is similar to illuminat-ing a distorted mirror to produce a distorted reflection. AllEUTELSAT HotBird satellites use a 2.3-meter dual griddedshaped reflector antenna system. Figure 4 shows a dualgridded shaped reflector antenna: perpendicular laser-etched embedded grids on the Kevlar surface allow for theuse of two reflectors, one behind the other. Depending onthe polarization, either the front or back reflector can beused for transmission or reception. However, even the most carefully constructed surface isnot perfect: the electromagnetic energy that is incident onthe reflector is subject to diffraction, which happens pri-marily at the edges of the reflector. The diffracted wavesmay interact with the focused waves or even diverge away 8m dish in Brazil to receive ASTRA from Europefrom the intended coverage area. As the diffracted wavestravel away from the reflector antenna, they interfere with because modulation schemes based on amplitude andeach other producing arbitrary regions on Earth where the phase encoding are very sensitive to increases in the bit-electromagnetic energy is stronger and others where signal error-rate resulting from depolarization of electromagneticis unusable. This phenomenon can be understood if you energy. It is very difficult to predict where a combinationimagine radio waves turning away from their path as the of overspill and diffraction of electromagnetic energy couldelectromagnetic energy from the feed hits the edge of the allow for out-of-footprint reception. That would depend onreflector. Figure 5 shows a diffracted photograph image: the area of the intended coverage region, orbital location ofspreading of light as they pass thought the camera aper- the satellite and the characteristics of the satellite anten-ture. Although diffraction decreases at higher frequencies, nas, including the shape of the can account for out-of-footprint reception of analogue Readers may wish to program their satellite receiversKu-band signals. Digital signals are more difficult to receive and scan for unintended programming in their area. PS-42 P2SSAMSUNG Pleasing to the Eyes and Ears SAMSUNG DSR 9400 FTA, Plasma Screen and Home Theater System D igital satellite receivers deliver first class video yet some of this quality is lost when viewed with a standard TV. The same can be said for a digital audio output. It wants nothing more than to be linked with a Dolby Surround system that has a digital audio input (opti- cal or electrical). Why shouldn’t you simply set up a Dolby Digital Movie HT-DL100 Theater in your home? Samsung has put together a package for us to test that would do the job perfectly. Plasma Display PS-42 P2S At 32 Kg (70 Lbs) you might need a little help lifting the plasma display onto a stand or installing it on the included wall mount. But this is what you get with a DSR 9400 FTA 107 cm (42”) picture in 16:9 format. On the back of the display, two different video sources can be connected via the Scart jack, the RCA jacks or the S-VHS connector. In our tests these sources were of course a digital satellite receiver (Samsung DSR-9400 FTA) and the video output of the Home Theater HT-DL100. But a PC also has its place on this plasma monitor (D-sub 15). A better display for the Internet or for Flight Simulator you could hardly find. Two additional audio inputs for analog stereo are also provided. The two speakers that hang on either side of the display are connected to the built-in amplifier (2 x 7 Watts) via a set of quick clamps. Fortunately, you don’t have to be too concerned about this limited power output since the audio can also be routed to the Dolby Surround system from which also comes DVD, CD and radio tuner audio. Once you have worked through all the different on-screen menus, then, with a resolution of 852x480 and a contrast ratio of 700:1, it will really feel like a movie theater. 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 — 1 283
  • 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) Satellites TELSTAR 11N - Europe, Africa ◄ 322.5 East (037.5 West) C-Band: NSS 10 - Europe, Africa, America ◄ 322.5 East (037.5 West) NSS 806 - Europe ◄ 319.5 East (040.5 West) C-Band: NSS 806 - America, Europe ◄ 319.5 East (040.5 West) INTELSAT 11 - Brazil ◄ 317.0 East (043.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 11 - Brazil ◄ 315.0 East (043.0 West) INTELSAT 14 - Europe, North Africa, South America ◄ 315.0 East (045.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 14 - America ◄ 315.0 East (045.0 West) World INTELSAT 1R - America ◄ 315.0 East (050.0 West) INTELSAT 707 - America ◄ 307.0 East (053.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 707 - America, Africa ◄ 307.0 East (053.0 West) Galaxy 11 - Brazil ◄ 304.5 East (055.5 West) of the C-Band: INTELSAT 805 - America ◄ 304.5 East (055.5 West) INTELSAT 9 - Mexico, Brazil, Europe ◄ 302.0 East (058.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 9 - America ◄ 302.0 East (058.0 West) C-Band: INTELSAT 16 - America ◄ 302.0 East (058.0 West) AMAZONAS 1 - Brazil, South America ◄ 299.0 East (061.0 West) C-Band: AMAZONAS 1 - America ◄ 299.0 East (061.0 West) AMAZONAS 2 - North America ◄ 299.0 East (061.0 West) ECHOSTAR 12,15 - Conus ◄ 298.5 East (061.5 West) TELSTAR 14R - Brazil, Mercosul ◄ 297.0 East (063.0 West) STARONE C1 - Brazil ◄ 295.0 East (065.0 West) C-Band: STARONE C1 - South America ◄ 295.0 East (065.0 West) STARONE C2 - Brazil ◄ 290.0 East (070.0 West) C-Band: STARONE C2 - South America ◄ 290.0 East (070.0 West) AMC 6 - North America ◄ 288.0 East (072.0 West) C-Band: AMC 6 - North America ◄ 288.0 East (072.0 West) NIMIQ 5 - Conus ◄ 287.5 East (072.5 West) C-Band: BRASILSAT B3 - Brazil ◄ 285.0 East (075.0 West) ECHOSTAR 8, 1 - America, Mexico ◄ 283.0 East (077.0 West) SIMON BOLIVAR - South America ◄ 282.0 East (078.0 West) C-Band: SIMON BOLIVAR - South America ◄ 282.0 East (078.0 West) NIMIQ 4 - Canada ◄ 278.0 East (082.0 West) AMC 9 - North America ◄ 277.0 East (083.0 West) C-Band: BRASILSAT B4 - Brazil ◄ 276.0 East (084.0 West) AMC 16 - North America ◄ 275.0 East (085.0 West) SES 2 - North America ◄ 273.0 East (087.0 West) C-Band: SES 2 - North America ◄ 273.0 East (087.0 West) GALAXY 28 - America ◄ 271.0 East (089.0 West) C-Band: GALAXY 28 - America ◄ 271.0 East (089.0 West) NIMIQ 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 ◄ 243.2 East (116.8 West) ANIK F3 - Conus ◄ 241.0 East (119.0 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)TELE C-Band: AMC 11 - North America ◄ 229.0 East (131.0 West) GLOBAL C-Band: GALAXY 15- North America ◄ 227.0 East (133.0 West) DIGITAL TVsatellite MAGAZINE 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)
  • 003.0 East ► C-Band: RASCOM QAF 1R - Africa 003.0 East ► RASCOM QAF 1R - Africa 003.0 East ► EUTELSAT 3C - Europe 003.0 East ► C-Band: EUTELSAT 3A - EUROPE 004.8 East ► ASTRA 4A - Europe 007.0 East ► EUTELSAT 7A - Europe, Africa 009.0 East ► EUTELSAT 9A - Europe 009.0 East ► EUTELSAT KA-SAT 9A - Ireland 010.0 East ► EUTELSAT 10A - Europe 010.0 East ► C-Band: EUTELSAT 10A - Global 013.0 East ► EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13A,13B,13C - Europe, Middle East 016.0 East ► EUTELSAT 16A - Europe, Africa 017.0 East ► Amos 5 - North Africa, Middle East 017.0 East ► C-Band: Amos 5 - Africa, Middle East 019.2 East ► ASTRA 1H,1KR,1L,1M,2C - Europe 020.0 East ► C-Band: ARABSAT 5C - Africa, Middle East 021.6 East ► EUTELSAT 21A - Europe, Asia, West Africa 023.5 East ► ASTRA 3B, THOR 2, ASTRA 1D - Europe 025.5 East ► EUTELSAT 25A - Europe, Asia 026.0 East ► BADR 4,5,6 - North Africa, Middle East 028.2 East ► EUTELSAT 28A, ASTRA 1N,2A,2B - Europe 030.5 East ► ARABSAT 5A - Middle East 030.5 East ► C-Band: ARABSAT 5A - Asia, Middle East 031.5 East ► ASTRA 1G - Europe 033.0 East ► EUTELSAT 33A - Europe 033.0 East ► INELSAT NEWDAWN - Africa 034.0 East ► ARABSAT 2B - Middle East 036.0 East ► EUTELSAT 36A,36B - Europe , South Africa, Asia, Russia 038.0 East ► PAKSAT 1R - Pakistan, North India 038.0 East ► C-Band: PAKSAT 1R - Pakistan, India, Middle East, Africa 039.0 East ► HELLAS SAT 2 - Europe, Middle East, Asia 042.0 East ► TURKSAT 2A,3A - Europe, Russia 045.0 East ► INTELSAT 12 - India, South Africa, Middle East, Europe 049.0 East ► C-Band: YAMAL 202 - Global 052.5 East ► YAHSAT 1A -Europe, Middle East, Africa 053.0 East ► EXPRESS AM22 -Europe, Middle East, North India 055.0 East ► GSAT-8,ASTRA 1F - Russia 056.0 East ► BONUM 1 - East Russia 057.0 East ► NSS 12 - Europe, Russia, Africa, India 057.0 East ► C-Band: NSS 12 - Europe, Russia, Africa, India, Global 060.0 East ► INTELSAT 904 - Europe 060.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 904 - Europe, Africa, Global 062.0 East ► INTELSAT 902 - Europe, Middle East 062.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 902 - Europe, China, Australia, South Africa, Global 063.0 East ► INTELSAT 20 -Europe 064.2 East ► INTELSAT 906 - India, Nepal 064.2 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 906 - Europe, Africa, South India, Global 066.0 East ► INTELSAT 17 -Europe,Russia 068.5 East ► INTELSAT 7 - South Africa 068.5 East ► INTELSAT 10 - Africa, Europe, Middle East 068.5 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 10 - Global 070.5 East ► EUTELSAT 70A - Europe,Middle East, India 074.0 East ► INSAT 4CR - India 074.0 East ► C-Band: INSAT 3C - India 075.0 East ► ABS-1 - Europe, Asia, Middle East 075.0 East ► C-Band: ABS-1 - Global 076.5 East ► APSTAR 7 - China 076.5 East ► C-Band: APSTAR 7 - Global 078.5 East ► THAICOM 5 - Thailand 078.5 East ► C-Band: THAICOM 5 - India,China,Thailand, Global 080.0 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS MD1 - Russia, North India 083.0 East ► INSAT 4A - India 083.0 East ► C-Band: INSAT 4A - India, Middle East 085.0 East ► INTELSAT 15 - Middle East 085.0 East ► HORIZONS 2 - Russia 086.5 East ► KAZSAT 2 - Russia 087.5 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 5A - China, India, Midle East 088.0 East ► ST 2 - India, Malaysia 088.0 East ► C-Band: ST 2 - India, Thailand 090.0 East ► YAMAL 201 - Russia, North India 090.0 East ► C-Band: YAMAL 201 - Russia, North India 091.5 East ► MEASAT 3 - Malaysia, South Asia 091.5 East ► C-Band: MEASAT 3 -Global, Thailand, Australia, East Asia 091.5 East ► MEASAT 3A - Malaysia, South Asia 091.5 East ► C-Band: MEASAT 3A -Global 092.2 East ► CHINASAT 9 - China 093.5 East ► INSAT 3A,4B - India 093.5 East ► C-Band: INSAT 3A,4B - India, Middle East 095.0 East ► NSS 6 - India, Middle East, South Africa, North East Asia, Australia 096.5 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS AM 33 - Asia, Russia,China 100.5 East ► ASIASAT 5 - East Asia, India, Middle East, Thailand 100.5 East ► C-Band: ASIASAT 5 - Global 103.0 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS A2 - Russia, China 105.5 East ► ASIASAT 3S - East Asia, South Asia, Australia 105.5 East ► C-Band: ASIASAT 3S - Global 108.2 East ► NSS 11 - South Asia, North East Asia, China 108.2 East ► C-Band: TELKOM 1 - Indonesia 108.2 East ► SES 7 - South Asia, Australia 110.0 East ► BSAT 3A,2C,3C N-SAT 110,JCSAT 110R - Japan 110.5 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 10 - China, Asia Pacific 113.0 East ► KOREASAT 5 - South Korea, North East Asia 113.0 East ► C-Band: PALAPA D - Asia, Australia 115.5 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 6B - Global 116.0 East ► ABS 7 - South Korea 116.0 East ► KOREASAT 6 - South Korea 118.0 East ► C-Band: TELKOM 2 - Global 122.0 East ► ASIASAT 4 - East Asia, Australia 122.0 East ► C-Band: ASIASAT 4 - Global 124.0 East ► JCSAT 4A - Japan 125.0 East ► C-Band: CHINASAT 6A - China 128.0 East ► JCSAT 3A - Japan 128.0 East ► C-Band: JCSAT 3A - Asia 132.0 East ► VINASAT 1 - Vietnam 132.0 East ► C-Band:VINASAT 1 - Asia, Australia 132.0 East ► JCSAT 5A - Japan 134.0 East ► APSTAR 6 - China 134.0 East ► C-Band: APSTAR 6 - Asia, Australia 138.0 East ► TELSTAR 18 - India, China 138.0 East ► C-Band: TELSTAR 18 - Asia, Australia 140.0 East ► EXPRESS AM3 - Russia, China 140.0 East ► C-Band: EXPRESS AM3 - Russia, China 144.0 East ► SUPERBIRD C2 - Japan 150.0 East ► JCSAT 1B - Asia 152.0 East ► OPTUS D2 - Australia, Newzealand 154.0 East ► JCSAT 2A - Japan 154.0 East ► C-Band: JCSAT 2A - Asia&Oceania&Hawaii 156.0 East ► OPTUS C1,D3 - Australia, Newzealand 160.0 East ► OPTUS D1 - Australia, Newzealand 162.0 East ► SUPERBIRD B2 - Japan 164.0 East ► OPTUS B3 - Asia 166.0 East ► INTELSAT 8 - Australia, Newzealand, North East Asia 166.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 8,19 - Australia 169.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 5 - Pacific 172.0 East ► GE 23 - South Pacific, South East Pacific 172.0 East ► C-Band: GE 23 - Pacific Copyright 2012 by TELE-satellite Magazine 180.0 East ► INTELSAT 18 - Australia, Pacific 180.0 East ► C-Band: INTELSAT 18 - Pacific
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