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  1. 1. 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 www.TELE-satellite.com
  2. 2. 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, 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/ Hard Copy Subscription www.TELE-satellite.com/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. www.TELE-satellite.com
  3. 3. 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 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  4. 4. 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 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  5. 5. 08-09/2009 Global Invacom Optical LNB The first worldwide optical satellite reception and transmission system www.TELE-satellite.com/09/09/globalinvacom 10-1 1/201 1 Tenow TBS6984 Made for TV addicts who can never watch and record enough channels. www.TELE-satellite.com/11/11/tenow 02-03/2012 AZBox ME Today‘s absolute best Linux Receiver www.TELE-satellite.com/12/03/azbox-me12 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  6. 6. MAGAZINE 06-07-08/2012 AMIKO ALIEN 2 Unbeatable combination of features and function – for excellent viewing pleasure!www.TELE-satellite.com/12/07/amiko 1 1-12/2012 JIUZHOU DTP2100 Cutting-edge receiver thanks to Android operating system www.TELE-satellite.com/12/11/jiuzhou 1-12/2012 — TELE-satellite International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志 www.TELE-satellite.com — 1 13
  7. 7. TEST REPORT DVB-T Android Receiver Jiuzhou DTP210014 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  8. 8. • 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 www.TELE-satellite.com — 1 15
  9. 9. 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 www.TELE-satellite.com/12/11/jiuzhou16 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  10. 10. 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 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  12. 12. 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 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  14. 14. 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 tool.in order to make them avail- 28. Access to YouTube videos.able 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 www.TELE-satellite.com — 1 23
  15. 15. 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 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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 device.windows 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 http://play.google.com. 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 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  18. 18. 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 users.date 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 www.TELE-satellite.com/11/03/jiuzhou 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 www.TELE-satellite.com — 1 27
  19. 19. 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 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  21. 21. 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. www.TELE-satellite.com/12/11/horizon-hd completely remove the bat- This allows the user to30 TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 1 1-12/2012 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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