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  1. 1. TELE Global Digital TV Magazine ● 350 000 Trade Readers since 1981 06-07/20 1 1 DTT IPTV 3DTV «B 9318 E satellite 30 ellite TELE-sat Company Report BYA Slimane Ait Yala enters Years into the export market of with satellite dishes Digital TV Business ing Company Report Report AMIKO József Zsimán expands business with sophisticated new receivers Test Report Company Report SatCatcher Signal analyzer DEVISER with 1GB of memory Zhong Changgan and his well-established company start a new satellite signal meter division Test Report TEVII Matthias Liu fits two tuners onto one satellite PC card 06-07/201 1 Test Report INPAX X-9100 Linux PVR Wonderbox Full of Features Published Worldwide in All Major Languages
  2. 2. TELE-satellite zine TV Maga Global Digital since 1981 in Published worldwide all major languages Alexander Wiese Publisher .com alex@TELE-satellite y HQ in Munich, German Dear Readers,Once again we are introducing satellite signal analyzers in this but for me it doesn’t look like this will be the future considering theissue of TELE-satellite. Each device is wonderfully designed and consistently increasing number of people who are watching TV viafull of features that we wouldn’t have thought possible just a few tablet and i-pad computers. I believe that at some point Internetyears ago. Nevertheless, they are compact and affordable. Why TV will be receivable via mobile frequencies and I don’t meanis the signal analyzer market taking off like this all of a sudden? mobile TV like DVB-H, rather IPTV or WebTV via mobile InternetObviously there’s a demand for these analyzers otherwise so many links. That the technology to transmit TV channels is continuouslyof them wouldn’t be available. expanding to include different paths, it’s becoming clear that a universal TV signal analyzer that truly covers every possible rangeAnother reason is that today it’s possible to manufacture signal would be a new market segment. For those who sell and installanalyzers in smaller numbers for a niche market like satellite reception systems for customers, the signal analyzer is the toolinstallers. And wouldn’t you know, this niche market mushroom used to identify what can and cannot be received at a customerclouds into an exceptionally large market since today almost every site.satellite TV viewer has their own signal analyzer. If you can providean attractive product at an attractive price to a niche segment, it The signal analyzer market is not by any means exhausted, rather,will eventually transform into a market. it expands automatically whenever a new frequency range is used to transmit TV channels. If you want to keep up to speed on what’sAre there additional niches in the signal analyzer market or has it going on, you’ll need a corresponding signal analyzer.gone as far as it can? I personally would like to use a signal analyzerthat in addition to showing me all the satellite channel frequencies,terrestrial digital transponders and cable specific parameters wouldalso show me the WLAN frequencies. The latter is already availableand TELE-satellite has already reported on this. But what about Sincerely,mobile telephone frequencies? When will a signal analyzer be ableto measure the receivable frequency range, what the field strengthis and how high the data transfer rate could be?More and more people don’t even use a hard-wired telephoneanymore; they prefer instead to use their mobile telephones. Up Alexander Wieseuntil now, IPTV was meant to be used with fixed DSL connections, TELE-satellite Editor-in-Chief TELE satellite Address TELE-satellite Magazine, PO Box 1234, 85766 Munich-Ufg, GERMANY/EUROPE Editor-in-Chief Alexander Wiese, alex@TELE-satellite.com Published by TELE-satellite Medien GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, 85774 Unterfoehring, GERMANY/EUROPE Design Németi Barna Attila Advertising www.TELE-satellite.com/ads/ Printer Blackprint Nyomdaipari Kft, Tenkefürdő utca 3, 1044 Budapest, HUNGARY/EUROPE Copyright © 2011 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. www.TELE-satellite.com Redaktion TELE-satellite, Postfach 1234, D-85766 München-Ufg Chefredakteur Alexander Wiese (verantwortlich) Anschrift wie Verlag, Verlag TELE-satellite Medien GmbH, Aschheimer Weg 19, D-85774 Unterföhring, Inhaber: Alexander Wiese, Verleger, Unterföhring Anzeigen Alexander Wiese (verantwortlich), Anschrift wie Verlag
  3. 3. EDITORIAL on the Internet Opinion Download editorial in German www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/deu/editorial.pdf te zu einem attraktiven Preis für eine Nische, dann wird da- raus ein Markt. Gibt es noch weitere Ni- schen im Messgerätemarkt oder ist das Thema langsam ausgereizt? Was ich persön- lich gerne benutzen würde, ist ein Messgerät, das mir neben all den Frequenzen für den Empfang der Satellitenpro- gramme, der terrestrischen Liebe Leser, wieder stel- Digitaltransponder und der len wir Ihnen in dieser TELE- kabelspezifischen Parameter satellite Ausgabe Satelliten auch die WLAN-Frequenzen Messgeräte vor. Jedes Ge- anzeigt - letzteres gibt es üb- rät für sich eine wunderbare rigens schon und TELE-satel- Entwicklung und voller Fea- lite hatte darüber bereits be- tures, die noch vor ein paar richtet. Aber was ist mit den Jahren undenkbar schienen, Mobilfunkfrequenzen? Wann jedenfalls in dieser kompak- kann ich mit einem Messgerät ten Fülle und das zu einem selbst messen, welche Fre- erschwinglichen Preis. Wie quenzbereiche empfangbar kommt es, dass es gerade auf sind, mit welcher Feldstärke dem Messgerätemarkt regel- und wie hoch die mögliche recht boomt? Eine Nachfrage Datenrate sein wird? nach den Messgerät besteht Denn immer mehr Men- biles TV wie DVB-H, sondern weiligen Kunden möglich ist ja, sonst würden nicht soviele schen verfügen gar nicht IPTV oder WebTV über mobile und was nicht. Geräte entwickelt und ange- mehr über einen telefonischen Internet Datenverbindungen. Der Markt für Messgeräte ist boten werden. Festanschluß, sondern benut- Da sich alle diese Techni- noch lange nicht ausgeschöpft Ein anderer Grund ist, dass zen nur noch ihre Mobilfunk- ken, um TV-Programme aus- und erweitert sich schon es heutzutage auch schon bei geräte. Bislang ist IPTV vor zusenden, immer mehr verwi- deshalb automatisch immer relativ geringen Stückzahlen allem für feste DSL Anschlüs- schen und über verschiedene weiter, weil immer mehr Fre- möglich ist, sehr spezielle Pro- se ausgelegt, aber es sieht für Wege verbreitet werden, ist quenzbreiche hinzukommen, dukte wie Messgeräte für eine mich nicht danach aus, als ob ein universelles TV-Messgerät die für die Ausstrahlung von bestimmte Nische wie Satel- dies wirklich die Zukunft in ei- ner Welt ist, in der die Men- für wirklich ALLE Bereiche TV-Programmen genutzt wer- liteninstallateure herzustel- schen anfangen, über Tablet eine neue Marktlücke. Für den. Wer hier den Überblick len. Und siehe da, aus einem ursprünglichen Nischenmarkt und Pad-Computer TV zu se- denjenigen, der den End- behalten will, braucht die pas- entwickelt sich ein richtig gro- hen. Für mich sieht es eher kunden die Empfangsgeräte senden Messgeräte. ßer Markt, denn heute hat ja danach aus, dass das Inter- verkauft und installiert, sind Das meint schon fast jeder Satellitenzu- net-TV über die mobilen Fre- Messgeräte das Arbeitswerk- Ihr Alexander Wiese schauer ein eigenes Messge- quenzen empfangen werden zeug, um überhaupt feststel- TELE-satellite rät. Gibt es attraktive Produk- wird und ich meine nicht mo- len zu können, was beim je- Chefredakteur Download editorial in all major languages from the Internet: www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107... Arabic ‫العربية‬ Spanish Español Polish Polski .../ara/editorial.pdf .../esp/editorial.pdf .../pol/editorial.pdf Indonesian Indonesia French Français Portuguese Português .../bid/editorial.pdf .../fra/editorial.pdf .../por/editorial.pdf German Deutsch Hebrew ‫עברית‬ Russian Русский .../deu/editorial.pdf .../heb/editorial.pdf .../rus/editorial.pdf English English Chinese 中文 Turkish Türkçe .../eng/editorial.pdf .../man/editorial.pdf .../tur/editorial.pdf Available online starting from 3 June 20116 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  4. 4. CONTENT INPAx x-9100 LINux PVR HDTV Satellite Receiver with PVR .................................. 16 8DTEk DSM GIfTED Satellite Meter for Antenna Alignment ......... 30 TEVII S480 PCI-e card for TV & Radio Reception with two Tuners .............. 44 SATCATCHER DIGIPRO ST COMbO Combination Signal Analyzer for DVB-S and DVB-T .......... 62TOPREAL TP-1010 DVb-S RECEIVERTOPREAL TP-1200 RE-MuLTIPLExERTOPREAL TP-1600 QAM MODuLATORDVB-C Headend .................................. 80AWARD Winning:IPTV Receivers of 21st Century.......... 86AWARD Winning:Digital Receivers of 21st Century ....... 90AWARD Winning:HDTV PC cards of 21st Century ......... 98AWARD Winning:Signal Analyzers of 21st Century ..... 102Company Report:Signal Analyzer ManufacturerDEVISER, China ............................ 112Company Report:Receiver Manufacturer Company Overview: Country Report:AMIKO, Hungary............................ 128 Best Digital TV Companies Satellite TV in Iran ......................... 186 of the World.................................. 158Company Report: News:Dish and Receiver Manufacturer feature: HDTV & 3D Programmes ................. 194BYA, Algeria .................................. 144 HDTV Copyright Management .......... 174 DTT of the World ........................ 204Company Report: feature: Tuner Secrets .................. 180The Smallest Satellite Dealer TELE-satellite Magazinein Moscow, Russia.......................... 156 feature: Satellite Technology ......... 182 Worldwide .................................. 2088 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  5. 5. ADVERTISER‘S INDEX 8DTEK ........................................... China .................. 47 JAEGER ......................................... Germany ...........121 ABC-BIZNIS .................................. Slovakia ............. 75 JIUZHOU ....................................... China .................212 AB-COM......................................... Slovakia .........28-29 KARMACOM ................................... Hungary ............. 73 AB-COM......................................... Slovakia ........ 60-61 MFC ............................................... USA ...................187 ALUOSAT ....................................... China .................101 MICO ............................................. China .................. 83 AMIKO ........................................... Hungary ............. 73 MOTECK ........................................ Taiwan...............189 ANDREAWEB ................................. Germany ...........197 NABSHOW 2012 ............................ USA ...................177 AZBOX ........................................... Portugal ............211 OIPF .............................................. Sweden ............ 200 AZURE SHINE ................................ Taiwan...............183 BEIJING TOPREAL ......................... China .................117 OPENSAT ....................................... Portugal ............211 BOIINGSAT ................................... China .................. 55 OPENSAT ....................................... Slovakia ............. 75 BOMARE ........................................ Algeria ..............125 PANODIC ....................................... China .................. 83 BOXSAM ........................................ China .................. 33 PYCH ............................................. Poland ...............189 BYA ELECTRONIC .......................... Algeria ..............201 PREVAIL ........................................ China ..............42-43 CARDATTACK................................. Germany ...........183 QIAOHUA ...................................... China .................. 77 CAPER 2011 .................................. Argentina ..........155 ROGETECH .................................... China .................203 CATV ............................................. Croatia ..............185 SATBEAMS ..................................... Belgium .............202 CES 2012 ....................................... USA ...................147 SATCATCHER ................................. UK ...................... 23 CHINA BROADCASTING ................ China .................196 SATELLITE GUYS ........................... USA ...................198 CHINA SATELLITE 2011 ................ China .................141 SATFINDER ................................... Germany ...........197 CLONE+ ......................................... Poland ...............189 SBTVD ........................................... Brasil.................185 CMOS ............................................ Korea ................... 7 SCAT INDIA 2011 .......................... India .................145 CNBROADCASTING ....................... China .................196 COMMUNICASIA 2011 ................... Singapore ..........135 SCHOTT ......................................... Germany ...........199 CONVERGENCE INDIA 2012 .......... India .................110 SEN5 ............................................. China .................. 47 CYNEXTRA .................................... Germany ............ 21 SET 2011 ....................................... Brasil.................179 DEVISER ....................................... China .................. 57 SHENZHEN SKYWORTH ................. China .................... 9 DIGITAL TELEMEDIA ..................... China .................212 SICHUAN JIUZHOU........................ China .................212 DISHPOINTER ............................... UK .....................199 SICHUAN VIDEO ELECTRONIC ...... China .................. 89 DOEBIS ......................................... Germany ........ 14-15 SKYWORTH ................................... China .................... 9 DOEBIS-JAEGER ............................ Germany ...........121 SMARTWI ...................................... Denmark ...........111 FULAN ELECTRONICS .................... China .................... 5 SOWELL......................................... China .................. 39 GLOBALINVACOM .......................... UK ...................... 37 SPAUN ........................................... Germany ............ 67 GLOBALSAT ................................... China .................. 51 STREAM......................................... Algeria ..............125 GOLDENMEDIA .............................. Germany ............ 21 SVEC ............................................. China .................. 89 GOOSAT......................................... China .................. 51 TEHNICB ....................................... Romania ............195 HANGZHOU PREVAIL..................... China ..............42-43 TENOW .......................................... China .................. 69 HORIZON ...................................... UK .....................131 HUBER+SUHNER ........................... Switzerland .......... 2 TEVII ............................................ Taiwan...............187 IBC 2011 ....................................... UK ..............137, 153 TOPREAL ....................................... China .................117 ICECRYPT ...................................... UK ........................ 4 TOOWAY ........................................ Germany ...........199 ICLASS .......................................... Korea ................. 11 TRIMAX ......................................... China .................195 INFINITY ...................................... Croatia ..............185 TURBOSAT..................................... UK ....................... 4 INPAX ........................................... Turkey ...............115 ZHEJIANG BOXSAM ....................... China .................. 3310 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  6. 6. 10-1 1/2010 NetUP DVB-IP Gateway 4x Perfect ease of use, combined with reliable technology – ideal for IPTV providers. 04-05/201 1 Fulan ST7111 Excellently designed operating software with built-in customer service12 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  7. 7. MAGAZINE 08-09/2009 GLOBAL INVAcOm OPTIcAL LNB The first worldwide production-ready optical satellite reception andtransmission system with excellent results – an investment that already makes sense today 08-09/2010 AZBox Ultra HD Fully Equipped Satellite and Internet HDTV Receiver www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/201 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 1 13
  8. 8. TEST REPORT HDTV Linux Receiver该独家报道由技术专家所作Inpax X-9100Linux PVR16 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  9. 9. • impossible not to like this little box• very fast boot time thanks to a smaller Linuxversion• runs very stable - we were not able to crash it• includes large on-screen satellite meter• sophisticated blindscan www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 17
  10. 10. TEST REPORT HDTV Linux ReceiverTurkish DelightA high-definition Linux-basedPVR promising a number ofinteresting features, all housed ina tiny case. can it be possible? Hailing from Istanbul, Tur- display displays the cur- channels except those that Scart or composite video,key, the X-9100 PVR from rent channel number, or the are tied to an individual whilst there are stereo au-INPAX is quite a surprise. clock in standby. receiver. This was quite a dio outputs plus S/PDIF. ForThe little black box meas- surprise. The card slot is connection to the outsideures just 26cm across, A flap on the right-hand the only conditional access world there’s an Ethernet19cm deep and 4cm high side conceals a USB port option: there is nowhere to LAN port and an RS232 port.and comes in a stylish shiny and a single smart card slot add a CAM.black case with a minimalist which seems to be able to A cold start of the re-appearance. There are just read a variety of cards – it At the back, the anten- ceiver doesn’t take as longthree buttons on the front even accepted my Sky Digi- na input and loop-through as might be expected frompanel: Standby, channel up tal card and allowed me to serve the single tuner. Video a Linux-based receiver, tak-and channel down. An LED view all my subscription options are limited to HDMI, ing around 45 seconds from 0.5218 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  11. 11. flicking the switch for a pic- the planet are pre-pro- display everything. The red to toggle between RGB andture to appear on screen. grammed into the receiver button can be used to filter CVBS.This is one of the surprises and these can be edited and the list further by limitingthat come from the X-9100 deleted as required. New the satellites shown in the There is one special fea-utilising a much smaller, satellites can be added as list. An A-Z function is also ture in the menus whereembedded version of Linux required by simply specify- available, which filters the Inpax must however be con-than the more complex ver- ing the orbital position. If list by the first letter of the gratulated. An option existssions we’ve seen in the past. you are setting your own channel name, but doesn’t to store the sound volume dish up, you’ll be pleased to sort it further than this – so setting for each channel in- Those who might be see the inclusion of a large Azerbaijan TV would still ap- dividually. This is the perfectdaunted at the prospect of on-screen signal meter pear ahead of Aastha TV if answer to that all-too-com-setting up a Linux receiver function to help you find a this was their order in the mon situation of changingneed not worry too much. good signal. default list – this I found just channel from an overly quietThe options and menu sys- a little confusing. Dedicated one to one of those that hastem are no more complicat- Scanning satellites is fast page up and down buttons the sound cranked up so louded than those of a standard compared to some other on the remote help to speed that your neighbours will bereceiver. USALS is support- Linux-based receivers. For navigation of this and other banging on the wall withined to enable easy setup of viewers of Canal Digitaal, TV lists around the menus. no time. Of course, if onlya DiSEqC motor, with the Vlaanderen or UPC Direct on audio levels could be regu-added bonus of some ma- ASTRA 1, a special fast scan The remote itself is a lated to avoid this situation,jor cities already being pro- function is available. For standard, generic feeling such a function wouldn’t begrammed into the receiver’s the rest of us, a standard model, not helped by the needed. But that is unlikelymemory. scan zips across the satel- occasional occurrence of the to happen anytime soon and lite spectrum in good time. pressed button repeating very likely never, so in the A wide range of LNB set- A scan across Astra 2 took your previous action rather meantime: thank you Inpaxtings are included, and four minutes to scan the 90 than the one you were ex- for thinking of this.as the receiver is of Turk- stored frequencies. pecting. Another ratherish origin, special settings strange quirk is that the or- The channel editing func-for DIGITURK are even in- A very welcome addition is der of the coloured function tions are limited to deletion,cluded. If none of them suit a blind scan option, so that buttons is different from the moving, and renaming. Theyour system the LNB’s fre- any frequencies not already normal red-green-yellow- sometimes important abil- quencies can also be held in the transponder list blue sequence. I didn’t even ity to edit PIDs is missing, specified manu- can be found. This works a know that this order has for example. There are eight ally. DiSEqC is little differently than others been burned into my brain preset favourites lists. Their supported from we’ve seen in the past. First, from the use and testing names are quite strange, version 1.0 to the entire frequency spec- of so many receivers over with the first few letters 1.3 to ensure trum is scanned, adding any the years, but I proved that missing. But it’s easy to cor- that just about newly-found frequencies to it is by pressing blue when rect this by simply adding any motor or the stored transponder list. I thought I was pressing a new favorite and giving it switching setup After this, the regular scan green several times. whatever name you want. will be support- kicks in, scanning the new The yellow button in the FAV ed. frequencies alongside those The remote is kept simple, menue will create a new fa- previously stored. This adds and there are no buttons vorite list. 71 satellites some time to the scanning for selecting the correct as- from around process, 2,5 minutes were pect ratio, or screen reso- There is no room inside the taken to find and add an lution, but these options tiny case for a hard drive, extra eight transponders to can be found inside the re- recordings have to be made the list, then another 4:15 ceiver’s settings menus. onto a USB device plugged to scan them all. The blind Most important options are into the front socket. Record- scan isn’t ideal for feed- found here, including to se- ings can be started directly hunting however, as there is lect between RGB or CVBS from the remote’s record no ability to scan a portion from the Scart port. To ac- button or from a timer event of the frequency band. cess the latter option select that can be set manually or HDMI mode 5761 and push from the EPG. The 9100’s Channels are accessed volume buttons up or down EPG is quite usable, and from a channel list similar to those on most other receiv- ers. The left and right but- 06-07/201 1 tons are used to filter the list Inpax X-9100 Linux PVR between FTA-only, HD andA competent good-looking black box with full range of functions encrypted channels, plus of course there is the option to www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 19
  12. 12. 1 62 73 84 can be switched between a channel at the desired time, one and seven-day version. and there’s also a choice It’s a bit strange though in to switch off after the re- that the grid display only fills cording has finished. While a quarter of the screen, so a recording is in progress, it’s not the easiest to quickly the channel list is restrict- see what is scheduled more ed only to channels on the than an hour or two into the transponder being received future. so there’s no chance of lost The event timer is also of recordings or receiver melt- a standard type, with some down. repeating options including Monday to Friday and week- It’s worth noting at this5 ends only. The receiver can point that the manual warns be set to either record or that while the theoretical just switch to the selected hard drive size limit is four partitions totalling 2 tera- 1. Blind scan bytes (which I think even I 2. channel list may have trouble filling up), 3. EPG it is not recommended to 4. Favourites editing use partitions greater than 5. File browser 120 gigabytes. 6. FTP client 7. multi picture-in-picture Recording and playback 8. Recorded programme playback works very well, with no20 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  13. 13. problems noted – even 9when recording HD channelsto a USB stick. My experi-ence with Linux receivershas been mixed in the past.I remember too well someimportant timer recordingsthat never even startedbecause the receiver hadcrashed hours earlier, stilldisplaying its equivalent ofthe Windows hourglass anda frozen picture of the last- 10received channel. Despitemy best efforts to confuseand confound the little box,I wasn’t able to crash it atall, even when recording. As recordings are storedon a USB device, it’s easy toaccess them on a PC. Anoth-er “well done” goes to Inpaxhere – the settings menugives a choice of recording 9. The embedded Linux’s webformat between .MPG and interface 11.TS files, a welcome extra 10. Satellite scanchoice that could be very 11. Signal meter 12. Telnet into the receiveruseful to those who wish toedit or archive their record- Also included is an inter-ings onto DVD or convert net radio player. When itthem into other formats. works, it is really quite good and kept a connection from Despite the ease of con- my location in England to annection to the outside world Australian channel overnightvia Ethernet, it isn’t possi- without any problems. I didble to access recordings by get several “server busy”FTP, so disconnecting the messages, but when I did 12USB device and walking it to get through I received somea computer is the only way good quality audio, withto access them. There is an some stations accompaniedFTP client available, but this by artist names and songworks in one direction only titles. Scrolling through theto copy media to the USB huge station lists is a realfor playback. It is also pos- pain though as each page ofsible to connect to an SMB the list is retrieved from the(Samba) share in the same internet when requested.one-way manner. After a long time in the The variety of file for- alphabetical list I gave upmats that can be replayed while still on the letter A,is impressive, and most but at least there’s a favour- were being overheard on a player. This also works veryof the sample files I tried ites list here too. This will satellite receiver across the well, and where the videoplayed without any trouble. be invaluable when I want world via the internet? And quality is good enough, isThe list includes AVI, MPG, to return to the esoteric will I ever get to the end of perfectly watchable on a TV.VOB, FLV, MP4, MKB, 3GP mix of stations I have al- the list, to find out if New A number of presets giveand ASF which covers most ready found, from 247 Polka York’s Z100 is available? access to the most popu-bases. It’s nice to see that Heaven (“The World’s Polka lar videos of the momentchannel lists saved in the Network”) to Amateur Re- Dragging myself away plus comedy, music, news,SatcoDX .SDX format may peater W6NUT. I wonder if from the hypnotic rhythm of sports and so on. A searchalso be imported from the even the radio hams in Cali- the polka to the next menu is also available which opensfile menu. fornia would imagine they entry brings us a Youtube up the entire weird and wild22 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  14. 14. world of Youtube onto your There’s not really anything appealing to those who want liability. My fear of losingTV. It is a nice addition to of use there either, but Linux to watch TV with less has- recordings from previoushave and the video plays fans could find the informa- sle or the threat of things Linux receiver experiencesback a lot smoother than tion interesting. Whether not working as smoothly as is almost gone. Whilst test-it does on my ageing over- or not it may be possible to they could. Connecting to ing the receiver for this re-loaded PC. add to the software inside the internet is as easy as view it has not let me down the machine to enable more plugging in an Ethernet ca- at all, and that is what most The final menu entry in functionality is not clear and ble if you have DHCP avail- people want and need: a re-the set of internet applica- there are no clues from the able on your router, and the ceiver that does all it saystions is not mentioned in the receiver or its manual. bonus additions of the You- it will, and doesn’t crashmanual: “Extra Movies”. I’m tube and internet radio play- at the most important mo-sure most of us would say The X-9100 is a different ers are genuinely useful. If ments. There are a few“yes please” to some extra Linux-based receiver than the internet radio interface small quirks and criticismsmovies, but this menu is most we’ve seen in the past. could be made a little bet- as I have mentioned al-password protected; here For some, this could be a ter it would on its own be a ready, most of which maywe explain to all of you how disappointment as it feels perfect, easy way to access be addressed in future soft-to access it: more like a conventional thousands of stations in ware updates. It’s impos- receiver in use than those good quality. sible not to like this little Enter IP settings in setup running larger Linux distri- black box and be impressedmenue, press green button butions such as Enigma2. What is most pleasing by the full range of func-which closes DHCP and in- This however makes it more though is the receiver’s re- tions it contains. Overallstead asks for DNS1. Enter208.67.222.222 and save bypushing red button. ThenDNS2 pops up, enter sameIP 208.67.222.222 again andsave with red button. Nowthe receiver needs to be re-started by switching poweroff and on. Go again to “Ex-tra Movies” and now type in9-8-7-6 for password. Voila,it works. It’s possible to use tel-net to get into the receiver,and this reveals a commandprompt from the BusyBoxsystem, as utilised by theAmazon Kindle and manyother devices. BusyBox givesaccess to some basic Linuxcommands, which on theirown are probably of little orno use to the everyday userbut we can at least be nosyand see what is contained onthe internal memory. Simi-larly, connecting with a webbrowser gives an interfaceto the embedded Linux op-erating system with plentyof debugging information.24 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  15. 15. Expert Opinion TEcHNIcAL DATA + Distributor İNPA ELEKTRONİK SAN. VE TİC.LTD.ŞTİ. Audio settings can be stored for each channel Kemeraltı Str. Şefkat Business No: 1-3 Floor:4 individuall.y Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey Accepts very large harddrives via USB. Tel. +90 212 293 63 12 | +90 212 293 63 13 Software runs extremely stable. PVR allows storing in .TS format. Fax +90 212 293 63 18 Andy middleton Impressive list of file formats for playback. TELE-satellite Website http://www.inpax.com Test Center UK Email info@inpax.com.tr / inpax@inpax.com.tr - model X-9100 Linux HD PVR Alphabetical channel listing only sorts by first letter. Function HDTV Satellite Receiver with PVR color coding of remote not to standard. ScPc compatible Yes USALS Yesthis is a competent, good- mals on Youtube, listen to DiSEqc 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3looking little machine that some more polka, and, oh! Scart connectors 1does its job very well. I almost forgot that I could Symbol rates QPSK – 2000 to 45000 even find some time away QPSK – 2000 to 45000 Now, you must excuse from these distractions to 8PSK – 2000 to 45000me – it is time to wrap up watch some good old-fash- mPEG modes MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MP@MLthis report so that I can ioned HD TV on my new lit- Audio outputs 2 (left & right)watch some more funny ani- tle friend too! Video outputs Composite, HDMI Resolutions 480p, 480i, 576p, 576i. 720p, 1080i at 50Hz, 720p &1080i at 60Hz, 1080p at 30Hz UHF output No 0/12 volt output No Digital audio output S/PDIF EPG Yes c/Ku-band compatible Yes Power supply 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz common interface 2 None card slots 1 universal ENERGY DIAGRAm Apparent Power Active Power mode Apparent Active Factor Active 19 W 10 W 0.52 StandBy 14 W 7 W 0.5 www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 25
  16. 16. TEST REPORT on the Internet HDTV Linux Receiver Download this report in German www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/deu/inpax.pdf Er stammt aus Istanbul in Man kann keinen CAM ein- wir in der Vergangenheit der Türkei, der X-9100 PVR setzen. kennen lernten. Diejeni- von INPAX, und ist eine gro- Auf der Rückseite dienen gen, die am Einsatz eines ße Überraschung. Der klei- der Antennen- und Anten- Linux-Receivers zweifelten, ne Kasten misst nur 26 cm nen-Loopthrough Ausgang müssen nicht viel fürchten. in der Breite, ist 19 cm tief zum Anschluss des einzigen Options- und Menü-System und 4 cm hoch und kommt Tuners. Video-Anschlüs- sind nicht komplizierter als in einem stilvollen glänzen- se sind auf HDMI, SCART bei Standard-Receivern. den schwarzen Behälter, oder Composite-Video be- USALS ist konzipiert, um bis 1.3 womit sichergestellt der viel kleiner erscheint. schränkt, Audio hat Stereo- den Setup eines DiSEqC- ist, dass jeder Motor und Am Frontpanel gibt es nur Ausgänge und optischen S/ Motors einfach zu gestal- jede Umschaltmatrix unter- drei Bedienknöpfe: Stand- PDIF-Ausgang. Für exter- ten, wobei als Bonus schon stützt wird. by, Channel up und Chan- nen Netzanschluss gibt es einige größere Städte im 71 Satelliten aus dem nel down. Eine LED-Anzeige Ethernet LAN und einen Speicher des Receivers ge- Erdumlauf sind im Receiver zeigt die Channel-Nummer, RS-232 Stecker. speichert sind. vorprogrammiert und diese im Standby die Uhrzeit. Ein Kaltstart des Recei- Ein großer Bereich von können nach Bedarf editiert Eine Klappe an der rechten vers braucht nicht so lan- LNB-Einstellungen sind oder gelöscht werden. Neue Seite verbirgt einen USB- ge, wie man es von einem voreingestellt und da der Satelliten können nach Be- Anschluss und einen einzi- Linux-basierten Receiver Receiver türkischen Ur- darf eingefügt werden, ein- gen Smart Card Schlitz, der erwartet, nur 45 Sekunden sprungs ist, sind auch die fach indem man ihren Orbit- anscheinend eine Vielzahl dauert es vom Einschalten, besonderen DIGITURK- Position einträgt. Wenn Sie von Karten lesen kann - er bis ein Bild erschien. Dies Werte enthalten. Wenn da- ihre Schüssel selbst justie- akzeptierte sogar meine ist eine der Überraschun- von keiner zu Ihrem Sys- ren, werden Sie sehen, wie Sky Digital Karte. Das war gen, die der X-9100 bietet, tem passt, können Sie die hilfreich die Großanzeige überraschend. Dieser Card weil er eine schlankere Li- LNB-Frequenzen manuell auf dem Bildschirm ist, um Slot ist aber die einzige nux-Version benutzt als die spezifizieren. DiSEqC wird ein gutes Signal zu finden. Weg für Conditional Access: komplexeren Versionen, die unterstützt von Version 1.0 Das Scannen von Satel-26 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  17. 17. liten ist schnell, vergleicht Die Sender wählt man eingebrannt hat, weil ich an Inpax, dass daran ge-man mit anderen Linux-ba- aus einer Liste ähnlich wie schon jahrelang Receiver dacht wurde.sierten Receivern. Wer Ca- bei anderen Receivern. Mit benütze und teste, aber es Die Editierfunktion fürnal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen dem linken und rechten zeigte sich mehrfach, dass Sender beschränkt sich aufor UPC Direct auf ASTRA 1 Knopf wählt man den Fil- ich Blau drückte und dach- Löschen, Bewegen und Um-nutzt, für den gibt es eine ter aus, um FTA-only, HD te, ich drücke Grün. benennen. Beispielsweisespezielle schnelle Scan- und Encrypted festzulegen, Die Fernbedienung ist fehlt die manchmal wichti-Funktion. Für uns restliche natürlich kann man auch einfach gehalten, es gibt ge Möglichkeit, die PID zuläuft der Standard-Scan alles suchen lassen. Den keine Tasten, um das Bild- editieren. Es gibt acht vor-durch das Satelliten-Spekt- roten Knopf kann man zur format oder die Bildschirm- gegebene Favoritenlisten.rum in guter Zeit durch. Ein Auswahl des Satelliten aus Auflösung zu ändern, diese Ihre Bezeichnungen sindScan bei ASTRA 2 benötigte der erscheinenden Satelli- Einstellungen findet man ziemlich seltsam, denn ihrevier Minuten, um 90 einge- tenliste verwenden. Es gibt im Einstellmenü des Re- Anfangsbuchstaben feh-speicherte Frequenzen aus- auch eine A-Z Funktion, die ceivers. Man findet hier die len. Aber es ist leicht, daszulesen. nach dem Anfangsbuchsta- wichtigsten Optionen, so zu korrigieren: man kreiert Ein willkommener Zusatz ben des Senders sortiert, auch die Umstellung des einfach eine neue Favori-ist die Blindscan-Option, aber nur nach diesem - Scart-Anschlusses von RGB tenliste durch Druck auf diemit der jede Frequenz ge- Aserbaijan TV würde immer auf CVBS. Um diese zu er- gelbe Taste und benennt siefunden wird, auch wenn noch vor Aastha TV stehen, reichen, drückt man die entsprechend.sie noch nicht in der Trans- wenn sie in der Default- HDMI mode 5761 Taste und In dem kleinen Gehäuseponderliste steht. Sie un- Liste in dieser Reihenfolge drückt die Lautstärke Auf ist kein Platz für eine Fest-terscheidet sich etwas von waren - das fand ich etwas oder Ab Taste, um zwischen platte, Aufnahmen mussanderen, die wir in der Ver- verwirrend. Die auf der den Modi zu wechseln. man mit einem an der vor-gangenheit fanden. Zuerst Fernbedienung zugeordne- Für eine Besonderheit des deren USB-Buchse ange-wird das ganze Frequenz- ten Page up und Page down Einstell-Menüs muss man schlossenen Speichergerätspektrum abgesucht und Tasten vereinfachen und Inpax beglückwünschen. machen. Die Aufnahmenneu gefundene Frequenzen beschleunigen diese Navi- Es gibt die Möglichkeit, die können mit der Aufnahme-der vorhandenen Transpon- gation und andere Menü- Lautstärke jedes einzelnen taste an der Fernbedienungderliste angefügt. Danach punkt- Listen. Senders individuell festzu- direkt oder über einen ma-startet erst der normale Die Fernbedienung selbst legen. Das ist die perfekte nuell oder über den EPG ge-Scan, der die neuen Fre- ist Standard, ein gewöhn- Lösung der allzu oft vor- steuerten Timer gestartetquenzen gemeinsam mit liches Modell, das nicht kommenden Situation, dass werden.den früher gespeicherten die Funktion unterstützt, beim Senderwechsel der Der EPG des 9100 ist gutabsucht. Das verlängert durch eine versehentlich Ton so laut wird, dass der zu bedienen, kann zwischenden Scanvorgang, wobei es gedrückte Taste mit wie- Nachbar sofort an die Wand der Tages- und Wochenan-2,5 Minuten dauerte, um zu- derholtem Drücken wieder klopft. Wenn man diese Si- sicht umgeschaltet werden.sätzliche acht Transponder rückgängig zu machen. tuationen nur mit der Rege- Es ist etwas unbequem,zu finden und 4:15 Minuten, Eine andere seltsame Sa- lung der Lautstärke behe- weil die angezeigte Tabel-um alle abzuscannen. Der che ist die Reihenfolge der ben könnte, so wäre diese le nur ein Drittel des Bild-Blindscan ist jedoch nicht Farbtasten, die vom norma- Funktion natürlich unnötig. schirms füllt, weshalb esgeeignet für Eilige, denn es len Rot-Grün-Gelb-Blau ab- Aber es ist unwahrschein- nicht einfach ist, rasch zugibt keine Möglichkeit, die weicht. Ich hatte gar nicht lich, dass es häufig ge- erkennen, was in mehr alsSuche auf einen Teilbereich gewusst, wie sich diese Rei- schieht, es ist eher selten, ein oder zwei Stunden seinzu beschränken. henfolge in meinem Kopf trotzdem zunächst: Dank wird.Download this report in all major languages from the Internet:www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107...Arabic ‫العربية‬ Spanish Español Polish Polski.../ara/inpax.pdf .../esp/inpax.pdf .../pol/inpax.pdfIndonesian Indonesia French Français Portuguese Português.../bid/inpax.pdf .../fra/inpax.pdf .../por/inpax.pdfGerman Deutsch Hebrew ‫עברית‬ Russian Русский .../deu/inpax.pdf .../heb/inpax.pdf .../rus/inpax.pdfEnglish English Chinese 中文 Turkish Türkçe.../eng/inpax.pdf .../man/inpax.pdf .../tur/inpax.pdf Available online starting from 3 June 2011 www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 27
  18. 18. TEST REPORT Satellite Signal meter该独家报道由技术专家所作8dtekDSm Gifted30 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  19. 19. • measures all tv signals in DVB-S, DVB-S2and even the old analog transmissions• big surprise in such small meter: DiSEqCis included and can even turn a motorizeddish• an A/V output gives excellent pictures ona laptop or monitor• the meter can stay connected all timesbecause of a loopthrough to connect asecond receiver• a basic spectrum analyzer and BERreadings are features mostly found withhigh-end meters www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 31
  20. 20. TEST REPORT Satellite Signal meterThe Gifted meter 06-07/201 1 8d tek DSm Gi Very useful sm fted all tv me high-end featur ter with esSomething moreThan a Simple Satellite Finder Its interesting external de- will learn after reading this a car lighter charger – both faces have been embeddedsign attracts attention. Who report, this promise is really are included in the set. And, in such a tiny box. The on/offsaid that meters must look fulfilled. LED indicators signal rather unexpectedly, there switch mounted on the topdull? The bottom panel of meter status. Two F connec- is an A/V output with com- side of the box ends the listDSM Gifted is slightly con- tors located on the opposite posite video and mono audio of meter controls.vex what makes the box look sides are: the LNB input and output. It has an additionalintriguing. Two displays: a the looped-through output function – it can act as an DSM Gifted, right aftercolor graphic LCD and a clas- for a satellite receiver. Not RS-232 serial interface. switching it on, takes you tosical 2-digit 7-segment LED many meters are equipped Quite unusual, but do not the Main menu. The menuone - this is also something with such a looped output worry - suitable A/V and RS- consists of 6 items: Sat Find,unusual. A quite practical and sometimes we really 232 cables are also included. DiSEqC, Local Sat, Spec-protective bag with a Velcro missed this feature when trum, Angle and Settings.strip that you can put around testing competitor products. There are provisions for There is only one menu levelyour wrist, enables you to the other inputs/outputs so the navigation is prettycarry the meter like a wrist Closer examination reveals (Ethernet and HDMI) under simple. Menu, OK and the ar-watch. Definitely, 8D Tech- that on both sides of the me- the flap on the opposite side row buttons let you do all thenology demonstrated with ter there are flaps covering of DSM Gifted. However, they main settings. Occasionally,8dtek DSM Gifted that they additional connectors. We are not installed in this meter you use function buttons F1-are innovative guys. have a USB port for backing model. We will soon publish F4. Their function depends up meter‘s settings, as well a report covering another, on the selected menu items What you can notice at as for loading the meter with more advanced, DSM model and is always described atfirst sight is a simple mem- firmware updates. There is a which is equipped with the the bottom of the screen.brane keyboard made up of power supply socket that ac- Ethernet port. Keep reading SPCM and SAT are the short-just 12 buttons. It promises cepts either a cable from a TELE-satellite! Anyway, it is cut buttons that take yousimple operation and, as you wall socket power supply or impressive how many inter- directly to the frequency32 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  21. 21. 1 2 34 5 6 spectrum view and local sat- ellites view Sat Find is probably the most important menu item accessible from the main menu. Here, you can set: the satellite, LNB frequen- cies, transponder, scan type. In the same screen, you get the measurement results: signal level and signal quality expressed in percentages and bit er- ror rate. The signal quality percentage reading is re- peated on the two digit LED display. This is a great idea because the figures on the LCD screen are rather small and hard to read from a distance. When turning the dish, you can also refer to the bar graphs showing sig- nal strength and quality. At the bottom of the screen, there are 3 help tips on what the function buttons can do when in this menu item. The red F1 button is used to edit a transponder, the green F2 button to add new transponder and the yellow F3 to delete the pre- sent transponder. This is a quite useful feature because in different regions of the 34 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  22. 22. 7 8 910 11 12 1. main menu 2. Finding satellite signal 3. DiSEqc settings 4. Editing localizations used in Local Sat menu item 5. Visualization of the satellites available in a selected location (clarke Belt) 6. Frequency spectrum view 7. System settings 8. Antenna angles calculation result 9. Selecting location for the clarke Belt visualization 10. Transponders can be edited, deleted or added 11. The firmware and all settings can be dumped to USB memory 12. Small part of the available LOFs world various transpond- ers of the same satellite are receivable. So, it is impos- sible to create a common list of transponders for, say, Spain and Russia. If some of the ten transponders as- signed to every satellite in the original list prepared by 8D Technology are not re- ceivable in your area, sim- ply delete them and add the other ones. Alternatively, edit them by changing their frequency, symbol rate and polarization. Now let‘s start the fun: how does DSM Gifted per- form in real life? We started www.TELE-satellite.com — 06-07/201 — 1 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 35
  23. 23. with measuring signal qual- too, the BER readings are ured with an expensive pro- enable you to direct 60-90ity. It turns out, that DSM unstable, which is how it is fessional meter. cm dishes for popular satel-Gifted, like in a typical sat- with digital transmissions lites in a simple way and withellite receiver, the quality and their ever changing con- From the practical point of acceptable precision. Weresult does not change in 1 tents. But DSM Gifted goes view of a satellite installer: would not recommend DSM% steps but with 6 or 7 % one step further: you can the percentage readings, Gifted with the present firm-step. If we take into account also measure MER. This is in the form they are imple- ware for dishes 120 cm orthat the results lower than the best measurement one mented now in DSM Gifted, larger. And if you are fight-53% are practically below can have (modulation errorthe reception threshold, we ratio). MER is stable and canare left with 8 levels: 53%, be measured with 0.1 dB res-60%, 66%, 73%, 80%, 86%, olution. Our test sample was93% and 99%. So to find an not yet equipped with MERideal maximum when turning readings, but 8D Technol-a dish or skewing an LNB in ogy are planning to enhanceits holder, you have to find DSM Gifted with MER meas-the limits where the read- urements in one of their nexting drops down by 6-7% and firmware upgrades.then set the dish/LNB some-where in between. See the chart in Figure 1 to see how the percentage DSM Gifted allows you as reading of our test samplewell to check BER. However, was correlated with MER and Fig. 1. The trend lines “translate” DSm Gifted signal quality readings to mER and Lm results. Actual results of 18 transponderslike with all other meters Loss Margin results meas- from different satellites are shown with blue and red markers.36 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  24. 24. ing for a split decibel in order what satellites are located in available. You select the sat- nying this report, you prob-to work a weak transponder which position on the Clarke ellite, enter your coordinates ably ask yourself how these(like true satellite enthusi- belt as seen from your lo- and, except for the correct photos were made. Actually,asts often do) this meter can cation. The test meter was elevation and azimuth, you these are not the screen-only be used for the initial prepared for Germany and additionally get the proper shots of the LCD meter tak-setup. in its memory had a number LNB tilt angle. The last one en with a photo camera but of German towns. After se- is needed for the reception of the pictures captured on the On the other hand, 8D lecting the closest town to transponders with linear po- meter‘s A/V output. ThereTechnology can really be your current location, you larization. The more the sat- is a cable with RCA connec-proud of the number of fre- can jump from satellite to ellite is away from the south tor you can connect to thequencies they offer in the satellite with left/right arrow direction in your location, the laptop with TV tuner andSat Find menu item. Here is buttons and see their eleva- more tilt you need to apply to get a large high quality me-the impressive list of local tion and azimuth values. If the LNB in its holder. ter display. Perhaps this isoscillator frequencies (LOF’s) necessary, you can edit lo- not a very practical featureyou can select in DSM Gift- cations and change them to The very last menu is in field measurements but ifed: 5150, 5750, 5950, 9750, be more suitable to your own called the System. Here you you take the measurements10000, 10050, 10450, 10600, needs. set several meter parame- indoors, it is quite an inter-10700, 10750, 11250, 11300, ters as well as start the soft- esting option.5150-5750, 5750-5150, Uni- Another menu items - the ware upgrade and backupversal (9750-10600) and spectrum analyzer - is some- on a USB memory stick. We DSM Gifted is an easy-to-SCR (9750-10600). thing one does not expect in actually did one software up- use and cleverly designed such a small meter like DSM grade and it went very fast. satellite finder with several The second menu item is Gifted. However, this is not a This is a very convenient way unexpected features usuallyDiSEqC. We were impressed fully fledged analyzer. First of of upgrading the device. found in more expensive me-that 8D Technology equipped all, it is rather slow. Evident- ters. With the present firm-DSM Gifted with DiSEqC 1.0, ly the processor is not pow- If you have taken a look at ware, it is good for medium1.1 as well as 1.2 and US- erful enough for that func- the screen-shots accompa- size dish installations.ALS. There is even DiSEqC tion. As a result, you cannotauto detection function! use it when coarsely adjust-During our whole test, US- ing your dish to monitor if Expert OpinionALS was operating without your antenna starts picking + measures DVB-S, DVB-S2 and analog signals.any problems. We turned our up a signal. Secondly, there Support for DiSEqc 1.0/1.1 and ScR.dish quite a number of times is only full span. Zooming in Suitable for turning motorized dishes (DiSEqcduring this test powering the to a specific frequency is not 1.2 and USALS).motor from this tiny meter. possible. You can not click Quality readings duplicated on an easy to Jacek PawlowskiThat’s what every installer on a transponder selected read LED display. TELE-satellite Test Centerwill really appreciate. on the spectrum to identify Very good picture quality on A/V output. Poland its parameters. The real use Signal output to connect a receiver. However, when the bat- of this spectrum view is atery finally got discharged, quick recognition which sat- - Signal quality readings not precise enough for larger dishesthe meter went off without ellite you are currently tuned and DX setups.any warning. There is no in - for professional install- No battery status indicator (available in future firmware)battery charge status in the ers who do installations fre- No MER measurement (available in future firmware)settings menu or elsewhere. quently, do remember howThe manufacturer promised each satellite‘s spectrumto add this feature in one of should look like. TEcHNIcAL DATAthe next firmware upgrades. manufacturer 8D Technology Ltd., Hong Kong The Angle menu item is Webpage www.8dtek.com Local Sat menu items pre- somewhat similar to the Email 8dtek@8dtek.comsents a picture showing you Local Sat but more data is Fax +852 3965 3222 model DSM Gifted Description Satellite Meter for Antenna Alignment c/Ku Band Yes ScR Yes DiSEqc 1.0 – 1.3 (USALS) Quantities measured Signal Level [%], Signal Quality [%], BER Inputs L-Band (950-2150 MHz), DVB-S/S2 and analog signal Outputs L-Band (looped through), A/V (composite + mono) Data ports USB, RS-232 Power Supply 100-240 V 50/60Hz Dimensions 140 x 100 x 40 mm (ca. 5.5 x 4 x 1.5”)38 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1
  25. 25. TEST REPORT on the Internet Satelliten meßgerät Download this report in German www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1107/deu/8dtek.pdf Sein interessantes Er- Berichts erkennen werden, retten-Anzünder im Auto - scheinungsbild ist bemer- wird dies auch voll erfüllt. beide sind im Lieferumfang kenswert. Wer sagt, dass Das LED zeigt den Status enthalten. Messgeräte primitiv ausse- der Messung. Zwei F-An- Und, ziemlich unerwartet, hen müssen? Die Untersei- schlüsse, die sich auf der gibt es einen A/V-Ausgang te des DSM Gifted ist leicht Gegenseite befinden sind: mit Composite Video und gebogen und macht es in- LNB-Anschluss und ein Audio-Anschluss (mono). Er teressant anzusehen. Zwei Loopthrough-Ausgang für besitzt zudem eine weitere Jedenfalls ist es jetzt schon Anzeigen, ein farbiges Gra- einen Receiver-Anschluss. Funktion - sie funktioniert beeindruckend, wie viele fik-LCD und ein klassisches Letzteren gibt es nicht bei wie eine serielle RS-232 Funktionen ein solch klei- zweistelliges 7-Segment vielen Geräten, wir ver- Schnittstelle. Ziemlich un- nes Gerät enthält. Der Ein- LED - dies ist auch etwas missten ihn manchmal bei gewohnt, aber keine Sor- Aus-Schalter auf der Ober- ungewöhnlich. Die prakti- Konkurrenz-Produkten. ge, die dafür erforderlichen seite der Box beendet die sche Schutztasche hat ei- Die genauere Untersu- A/V- und RS-232 Kabel Auflistung der Kontrollen. nen Tragriemen, den man chung verriet, dass auf bei- werden mitgeliefert. Nach dem Einschalten ums Handgelenk nehmen den Seiten des Meters noch Unter der Klappe auf der zeigt DSM Gifted das Haupt- kann und ermöglicht, das weitere Anschlüsse unter Gegenseite sind weitere Menü. Das Menü besteht Meter wie eine Taschenuhr Klappen verborgen sind. Ein- und Ausgänge (Ether- aus 6 Funktionen: SatFind, zu tragen. 8D Technology Hier ist ein USB-Anschluss, net und HDMI). Leider sind DiSEqC, LocalSat, Spect- zeigt damit, dass sie inno- um Meter-Einstellungen sie in dem gegenwärtigen rum, Angle und Settings. Es vative Burschen sind. zu speichern, aber auch Muster noch funktionslos. gibt nur eine Menü-Ebene, Was man zuerst sieht, um Firmware-Updates des Wir werden jedoch in Kür- so dass die Einstellungen ist ein einfaches Membran- Meters einzuladen. Eine ze über ein ergänztes DSM recht einfach werden. Die Keyboard mit nur 12 Tas- Buchse dient zur Strom- Gifted Modell berichten, das hauptsächlichen Einstel- ten. Das verspricht eine versorgung entweder vom mit einem Ethernet -An- lungen sind mit Menu, OK, einfache Bedienung und wie externen Netzteil oder über schluss arbeitet. Lesen Sie und den Pfeil-Tasten getan. Sie nach dem Lesen dieses einen Anschluss zum Ziga- weiterhin TELE-satellite! Gelegentlich braucht man40 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 06-07/201 — www.TELE-satellite.com 1

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