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  1. 1. TEST REPORT HDTV Satellite Receiver该独家报道由技术专家所作Icecrypt • Extremely fast blind scan that can find low SR channels • Supports a wide variety of CA systemsS3000HDCCI • Built-in multi satellite controls (USALS) let the box find every channel on your multi satellite system automatically • Full PVR features via USB TELE-satellite Magazine GUARANTEE direct contact Business Voucher www.TELE-satellite.info/11/09/icecrypt Direct Contact to Sales Manager16 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1 www.TELE-satellite.com — 08-09/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 17
  2. 2. TEST REPORT HDTV Satellite ReceiverMaster 08-09/201 1 Icecrypt S3000HDCCI Super fast blindscan finds all channelsof Blind Scan The term “well rounded” versal one. We confirmed in of the receiver.comes to mind when study- our tests that it can work The S3000HDCCCI doesing the specifications of with smart cards of at least not have an installation as-this receiver. Although it two other CA systems: Vi- sistant. Right after pow-has only one tuner and not access and SECA. ering up the unit, you arethat many interfaces as you The rear panel has eve- taken to the main menu.might find in top-of-the- rything you expect from a Navigation in the menu isline models, all the main single tuner box: LNB input simple and fast. The menufunctions and features of a and looped-through out- consists of six submenus:PVR-type satellite receiver put, digital outputs: HDMI Edit Channel, Installation,are there. But how does it and optical S/PDIF audio, System Setup, Tools, Game bic, Dutch, Czech, Slovak,perform? Is it fast enough? analog outputs: 2 x SCART, and REC. It would help to Greek and Hungarian. NotIs its software stable and 6 x RCA with composite, have some experience with only can the OSD language TV supports 1080i resolu-are its submenus logically component video and ste- satellite TV receivers in or- be set here but you can tion, we suggest setting 0.4organized and easy to fol- reo audio, data interfaces: der to install the S3000H- also select the preferred this value as the Video 7low? Will it be good for Ethernet and RS-232 and DCCI properly. We’ll de- audio language (first and Resolution in the receiver’sfamily use or is this more a main power switch. The scribe this process a little second) as well as the pre- submenu. We also suggesta model for a satellite en- USB port is not duplicated to assist our less experi- ferred teletext language. leaving the other menu can be taken care of in thethusiast? Our TELE-satellite on the rear panel – so when enced readers. When a new channel is se- items in their default set- Installation Menu. From thetest gives clear answers to you connect a memory de- The first and most obvi- lected, the S3000HDCCI tings (Aspect Mode = Auto, Antenna Connection menu there’s no need to worry,these questions and other vice you have to keep the ous step is to set the OSD will always try to connect Video Output = YUV, etc.). you have two options: Fixed the list is quite extensive.ones like that. flap open on the front pan- language so that you can to the soundtrack in the You can adjust them later if Antenna and Motor Anten- It contains the following tions available. For a fixed Its elegant black design el. understand all the menu language that was selected necessary. na. If it’s a simple installa- frequencies: 5150, 5750, antenna, you can select be-pleases the eye. We espe- In our opinion the remote items. By pressing the as the first audio. If it’s not The next submenu you tion, you would choose the 5950, 9750, 10000, 10050, tween DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1 orcially liked the eight-char- control unit does not look down arrow button twice in available, it will try to find should visit is the Local Fixed Antenna option. In 10450, 10600, 10700, no DiSEqC (= direct). If youacter 14-segment green as elegant as the box. It’s the Main Menu, the System the second audio and only if Time Settings where you the next submenu you can 11250, 11300, 5150-5750, have just one LNB and dodisplay mounted on the a puzzling thing: why does Setup submenu is shown. A the second preferred audio tell the receiver what your identify which satellites you 5750-5150, Universal not use any DiSEqC switch-left hand side of the front the design of a remote con- push of the OK button takes is not available will it con- local time is with respect want to receive with your (9750-10550), Universal es between your receiverpanel. Also the labels for trol often have no resem- you to the right hand side of nect to the first available to Greenwich Mean Time dish. Depending on the set- (9750-10600), Universal and the LNB, then ‘no DiS-the eight front panel but- blance to the design of the the menu and the Language soundtrack of a given chan- (UTC). You can also con- tings in these two menus, (9750-10700) and Universal EqC’ is the proper choice.tons look great. On the box? That’s a fact for quite submenu is highlighted. Af- nel. figure the S3000HDCCI to the third menu item – An- (9750-10750). By default For a motorized antenna,right side of the front panel a few A/V devices. It would ter pressing the OK button Now that a proper OSD automatically adjust the tenna Setup – gives you an the most popular choice in you can select either DiS-is a flap behind which we be great if you could look again, the content of this language has been cho- receiver’s time to daylight opportunity to set up your Europe for the Ku-Band is EqC 1.2 or USALS depend-can find the USB 2.0 port, at several remote controls menu is displayed. You can sen, the next step would be savings time if this is in use reception system in more Universal (9750-10600). ing on the type of motora smart card slot and a CI spread out on a table and choose from the following setting up the TV system, in your country. detail. These settings must match you have. If USALS is se-slot. The smart card reader be able to instantly match language options: English, which can be found in an- At this point you’ll want The LOF frequencies have your LNB LOFs. 1. Edit Channelis described in the specifi- the remote control with the French, German, Italian, other submenu in Systems to match the antenna sys- to be chosen from the list Depending on the type 2. Installation submenucations as compatible with receiver simply by compar- Spanish, Portuguese, Rus- Setup. If you are using an tem connected to the LNB – they cannot be entered of antenna you have, there 3. System Setup submenuConax but it is in fact a uni- ing its appearance to that sian, Turkish, Polish, Ara- HDMI connection and your IN jack to the receiver. This manually. Fortunately, are different DiSEqC op- 4. Tools submenu1 2 3 418 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1 www.TELE-satellite.com — 08-09/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 19
  3. 3. 5 lected, you must enter the the blind scan to take much geographical coordinates longer then the automatic of the antenna’s position. scans based on the prepro- All of this is fairly logical. grammed transponder lists. Once the antenna setup But we were shocked when is completed, you can move the box reported the end on to channel searching. We of the process after only 5 can search either one satel- minutes and 15 seconds. lite or a number of satellites It found 98 transponders, in a single pass. Of course, 1485 TV channels and 4176 the latter is possible if mo- radio channels. That’s an torized or multi feed anten- outstanding result and far na systems are in use. The better than we expected! factory preprogrammed As mentioned before, satellite list is not very long the HELLAS SAT was miss- and has only 41 positions. ing from the satellite list. Some important satellites Keeping in mind the results for the European market from the HOTBIRD scans, are missing – for example, we decided to add the HEL- HELLAS SAT at 39° east is LAS SAT channels using the not in the list. However, as blind scan feature and not you will see, this is not a big the automatic scan because problem at all. this would have required us7 We started with an au- to manually enter in a num- tomatic scan of the HOT- ber of transponders. Within BIRD satellite at 13° east. just a couple of minutes the The S3000HDCCI required blind scan was finished; it almost 7 minutes to scan found 27 transponders and 92 factory preprogrammed 231 TV channels. For this transponders; this is fairly test we were looking only good. 1239 TV channels for TV channels and noticed and 357 radio channels that not only high symbol were found. After resetting rate transponders were de- the box and turning on the tected and processed but Network Search option, the SCPC transponders as well scan was repeated. This – for example 11139 MHz V8 time it took 8 minutes and with a symbolrate of 2.891 45 seconds but the number Ms/sec. of channels grew signifi- Considering that the cantly: 1510 TV channels blind scan was so success- and 418 radio channels. ful, we decided to perform But here’s the best part: the installation as if we as the proud owner of an were doing it for our own S3000HDCCI, you can opt home receiver. We deleted for yet another option – a all of the factory prepro- blind scan. We couldn’t wait grammed satellites and to test it. There are no op- entered only the satellites tions to be set for this kind that can be received at our of a scan (like frequency location with a 90 cm mo-9 range or polarization) so torized dish. That turned you just select blind scan out to be 25 satellites – and let the box take care from HISPASAT at 30° west of the rest. We expected to INTELSAT 12 at 45° east. The blind scan’s job was to 5. Three video games are find all the FTA TV and ra- available 6. REC submenu to configure a dio channels on these sat- USB memory device ellites and we started it in 7. Satellite List the Multi Satellite Search 8. Setting up a USALS submenu. After leaving the compatible motorized antenna box unattended for about 9. Ready for scanning one satellite - HOTBIRD 13 E two and half hours, we dis-20 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  4. 4. 10 15 20 covered that the scan had TIC BIRD 2 (SR=2.098 Ms/ finished and the receiver’s sec). Generally all symbol channel list was filled up. rates were present from We counted 2437 FTA TV the very high (30 Ms/sec), channels and 1854 FTA ra- through medium (4-6 Ms/ dio channels. Since the box sec) to the very low (around has a memory capacity of 2 Ms/sec). This means that 5000 channels, there were the blind scan function of still over 700 unoccupied this receiver is very scru- channels. They could be pulous in detecting all ac-11 16 21 used for PayTV channels. tive transponders. The re- Among the channels ceiver tuner also detected found we noticed there and correctly processed the were quite a number of weaker transponders which SCPC transmissions, like: would occasionally produce SOLIDARIA on HISPA- some glitches when viewed SAT (SR=2.222 Ms/sec), with other receivers. All in RIT on ATLANTIC BIRD all, we were very pleased 1 (SR=2.139 Ms/sec) or with the performance of ISHTARFEED A on ATLAN- the blind scan function in 10, 11. Automatic channel scan in progress 12. Signal strength and quality of a transponder12 17 22 13. Othello is a simple but addictive game 14. Info bar 15. Electronic Program Guide 16. The Find function helps you find a channel in a long channel list 17. Switching soundtracks 18. Extended channel description 19. Teletext displayed as OSD 20, 21. Timeshift function 22. SD channel video zoomed 12 times; maximum zoom is 16x 23. Media player ready to show JPG pictures 24. Mosaic of JPG pictures 25. The S3000HDCCI is ready to play back an MPG movie stored on a USB device 26. List of recordings13 18 23 2514 19 24 26 22 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1 www.TELE-satellite.com — 08-09/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 23
  5. 5. 27 the S3000HDCCI as well as The S3000HDCCI comes the sensitivity of its tuner. with channel editing func- We heartily recommend tions that are quite straight- using the blind scan option forward to use. You can do for channel searching. everything that you nor- With the channel search mally would expect from portion complete, the a channel editor, such as, S3000HDCCI took us to locking a channel with a the very last channel it had PIN, setting a channel to found. We could now start be skipped during chan-28 enjoying watching TV. The nel surfing with the PR+ time to switch between and PR- buttons, moving a channels was very short channel within the channel – one second or slightly list, deleting a channel or above one second. Channel renaming it. You can also surfing was a real joy. The sort channels in a number info bar appeared momen- of ways. When in the edi- tarily after each channel tor screen, the video of the change and displayed typi- currently selected channel cal data: channel name and is visible in an insert and number, current and up- information about the satel- coming program and icons lite, transponder and chan- identifying channel fea- nel PIDs are also shown.29 tures like scrambling or the The availability of 32 presence of EPG data. The Favorites lists is a num- info bar can be displayed at ber that will satisfy every any time when watching TV user. The S3000HDCCI al- by pressing the Info button. lows you to name them as Pressing the Info button you wish. Simply enter the again displays more infor- proper menu item and use mation about the channel the on-screen keyboard to and the transponder – in- change the name of the list. cluding signal strength and During normal viewing, signal quality. the color function buttons To see extended pro- can be used to change the gramming descriptions, soundtracks (if more than30 you have to visit the EPG one are present), display screen. The EPG has only teletext, change the video one format - grid form - resolution of the HDMI sig- but it’s probably the most nal or start the Find func- desired one. It shows the tion. The Find function programming guide for filters the channel list in channels transmitted with- accordance with the first in the current transponder. several letters entered by If you highlight the pro- the viewer. This is a very gram you are interested in helpful feature when look- and press OK, its extended ing for a specific channel description is shown. Of among hundreds or even course, this is only true if thousands of others.31 the provider makes this The S3000HDCCI has information available. You PVR functionality. After can mark the programs to connecting a USB storage be recorded directly in the device to its port, the box EPG. Up to eight timer set- turns into a fully functional tings are allowed. digital recorder. You can program a recording from 27. Organizing channels the EPG, from the timer 28. Transponder editor submenu or manually by 29. Channel info bar pressing the RECORD but- 30. Electronic Program Guide ton when watching a pro- 31. Programming a new recording in the EPG gram. Every mode worked 24 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  6. 6. TECHNICAL DATA Manufacturer Icecrypt, Sittingbourne, United Kingdom Website www.icecrypt.com Email info@icecrypt.com Fax +44-1795 427 666 Model S3000HDCCI Description Digital Satellite Receiver/ PVR ready Expert Opinion C/Ku Band Compatible SCR Compatible Yes No Excellent blind scan – very fast and accurate DiSEqC Compatible 1.0 – 1.3 (USALS) Supports smart cards of different CA systems PVR ready yes + Very fast channel surfing Extremely low energy consumption in Input 1 x L-Band (950-2150 MHz), , LNB power 13/18VDC, max.400mA stand-by If watching live channels, Jacek Pawlowski SCPC Compatible Yes (from 2 Ms/sec) recordings, MP3’s or JPG’s – Firmware update erases all user satellite and Transport Stream MPEG-II ISO/IEC 13818-2 MP@ML, H.264 MPEG4 part 10 TELE-satellite Test Center are not enough, you can channel data Poland Audio Decoding MPEG-1 Layer I & II, PCM Downmix, IEC958 SPDIF, Dolby 5.1 channel,perfectly in our tests. While Video recordings in AVI and go to the Game submenu Dolby Downmix 2 Channel, Dolby Prologic 2recording, you can watch MPG formats stored on USB where you’ll find three vid- the new firmware (version tures and functions with- Main Processor ALI 3602another channel from the storage devices can also be eo games: Tetris, Othello 2.10B4) was installed. Un- out any reference to the Memory Flash-ROM : 4 MBytessame transponder but you you can also rewind or fast played with the S3000HDC- and Sudoku. fortunately, all our satellite user manual. The manual SDRAM 64 Mbytescannot play a previously forward a program when CI media player. However, The receiver’s software and channel information explains all of its major Power Supply AC 175 ~ 250, 50/60Hzrecorded program. This is watching it in time shifted be aware that some of the can be updated from the disappeared. That was a functions, comes with nu- Size (W x H x D) 260mm x 45mm x 213mmonly a minor limitation of mode. This is an especially video file formats are not Internet either via the RS- surprise! Hopefully Ice- merous screenshots andthis receiver. useful feature when view- supported by this receiver. 232 port or the USB port. crypt will address this issue will confidently guide you Even when recording and ing channels with lots of Fortunately, there are many The default settings for as soon as possible; user through the receiver’s in- ENERGY DIAGRAMwatching another chan- commercial breaks. free video converters avail- an Internet update didn’t data should not vanish like stallation even if you hap-nel at same time, you still The S3000HDCCI’s media able so you can convert the work for us so we visited that. We suggest that you pen to be new at this sort ofcan use the Timeshift func- player is not just limited to most important files to a the manufacturer’s web- should start with updat- thing. This receiver is suita-tion. The Timeshift func- playing the receiver’s re- format recognized by the page and downloaded the ing the receiver’s software ble for family use as well astion is started by press- cordings; it will happily work S3000HDCCI. So the next latest firmware version first before proceeding to for both single and multi- Apparent Powering the PAUSE button. The with MP3 music or JPG/BMP time your aunt comes to for the S3000HDCCI. Af- receiver configuration and satellite reception systems.picture freezes and every- images located on your USB visit, you can turn on your ter uncompressing the file, channel search. It is obviously limited by itsthing from that moment on storage device. When in media player and show her we transferred it to a USB Throughout the entire single tuner unit but if you Active Poweris recorded on a USB stor- slideshow mode, the media all the videos and photos stick and connected it to test the S3000HDCCI per- can live without the abilityage device. You can restart player can switch between you took from your last va- the receiver’s USB port. formed very well and did to record one channel while Mode Active Apparent Active Factor 36 W 17 W 0.47the video a little bit later by 4 MB JPG files every 5 to 7 cation. If you do that in a The update process went not give us any hardware watching another from a StandBy 4W 0.5 W 0.12pressing the PLAY button. seconds. It’s not as fast as clever way, chances are she smoothly - the receiver or software problems. We different transponder, youSimilarly to normal play- a regular PC but it’s much won’t visit you again any- had programmed its inter- were able to figure out should be very happy withback of regular recordings, faster than older receivers. time soon. nal memory, rebooted and most of the receiver’s fea- the S3000HDCCI.26 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1 www.TELE-satellite.com — 08-09/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 27