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  1. 1. TEST REPORT HDTV Combo PVR Receiver该独家报道由技术专家所作 Jiuzhou • Fast terrestrial channel scan in two minutes • Displays satellite as well as terrestrial channels in the channel list DTS6696 • Adjustable video resolution with the push of a button • Exceptional picture quality TELE-satellite Magazine GUARANTEE direct contact Business Voucher Direct Contact to Sales Manager with ISDB-T & DVB-S/S2 for South America16 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — 1 — 08-09/201 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 1 17
  2. 2. TEST REPORT HDTV Combo PVR Receiver 1 08-09/201 1Viva Receiver! Jiuzhou DTS6696 does make it a lot of fun to M and N) and NTSC, the Ideal living room HD Combo receiver for South America slide your finger across the DTS6696 can also manu- remote control. The over- ally switch between theseISDB-T, DVB-S/S2 and all workmanship of the re- to standards. We appreci- ceiver left us with a very ated the ability to adjust positive impression. the video resolution withPVR Functions in One Box the push of a single but- The Jiuzhou DTS6696 ton on the remote control does not utilize an in- making it very easy for the stallation assistant; in- user to quickly adjust for stead, when the receiver each individual channel. is turned on for the first 2 As we have come to ex- 2.0 interface that can be output, an ISDB-T input/ external 12V power supply. time, you end up right in Although the internalpect from Jiuzhou, the used to connect to exter- output, an RF modulator, a This makes the actual re- the main menu since at clock of the receiver canDTS6696 comes in an el- nal storage media. There total of eight RCA jacks for ceiver quite light in weight this point the channel list be set manually, it’s notegant black housing that are also three LEDs on the stereo audio, CVBS video (less than 1 Kg) and thus is still empty and waiting necessary since the timeblends in nicely in any TV front panel plus a seven- and YUV, an S-Video out- makes for an ideal camp- to be filled. information can be ob-wall unit or cabinet. Six segment display that indi- put, a coaxial digital audio ing receiver. tained from the DVB-S/S2buttons can be found on cate the current operation- output, an RJ45 network But first the on-screen or ISDB-T data stream. Af-the front panel that can al status of the receiver. interface, an RS232 serial The included remote display should be person- ter working with the OSDbe used to control the re- interface plus, of course, control sits comfortably in alized the way you want for only a few minutes, itceiver. Behind a flap are The rear panel of the an HDMI output for opti- your hand although some it. Since the DTS6696 was was clear that it reactedhidden a card reader for DTS6696 is fully loaded mal video and audio. The of the buttons are placed developed for the South very quickly to the com-the reception of PayTV with connectors; there manufacturer decided to quite close to each other American market, the mands from the remote 3channels as well as a USB you’ll find a satellite IF in- do without a main power making it sometimes dif- available menu languages control. put with looped through switch since the power ficult to push the correct are English, Spanish and supply is not located inside button with your finger. Portuguese. Video out- The excellent configura- the receiver. Instead, the This minor drawback is put is available via HDMI tion with its STi7111 CPU, DTS6696 is powered by an made up for by the pleas- in 576p, 720p as well as 16 MB of Flash and 128 MB ant coating on the keys; it 1080i resolutions. In ad- DDR memory let you work dition to switching manu- quickly with this receiver ally between PAL (versions even if an HD channel is being recorded or played back in the background. 1. The DTS6696 Main Menu 2. The extensive satellite and 4 0.57 transponder lists 3. JPEG Playback 4. MP3 Playback 5. Antenna settings 518 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — 1 — 08-09/201 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 1 19
  3. 3. 6 Once all of the basic set- already in the relatively tings have been taken care up-to-date satellite/tran- of, it was time to fill the sponder list in the receiv- 4000-entry channel list er. Even SCPC reception with channels. Since this presented no trouble for receiver is meant for the the DTS6696; it processed South American region, our test transponder with it comes with 58 prepro- a symbolrate of just 2.0 grammed satellites made Ms/sec without any dif- up mostly of South Ameri- ficulties. It also had no7 can satellites. The list can trouble with weaker sig- be expanded to as many nals demonstrating that as 64 satellites and 3500 the DVB-S/S2 tuners in transponders so that each the receiver were actually user can add their own fa- quite sensitive. vorite entries. A further scan of mul- The DTS6696 can scan tiple DVB-S2 frequencies for satellite channels auto- in 8PSK and QPSK modu- matically or manually and lation also, as expected, the scan can be limited to did not give the tuner any free-to-air (FTA) channels problems. only or TV-only channels.8 There are also prepro- In manual scan mode, grammed LOF values for the user can set a variety the C-band and Ku-band of parameters (frequency, and if necessary, LOF val- polarization, FEC as well as ues can also be entered modulation mode) them- manually. selves. A signal strength and signal quality display Owners of multi-focus immediately indicates if and motorized antennas a valid signal has been will be very happy with found with the settings the DTS6696; it supports entered by the user. DiSEqC 1.0 for up to four9 satellites, DiSEqC 1.1 for The ISDB-T scan is up to 8 satellites as well somewhat easier to work as the motor control pro- with. The user can opt for tocols DiSEqC 1.2 and 1.3 an automatic channel scan (USALS). The receiver can that covers the entire VHF therefore be used with any and UHF frequency spec- reception system. trum or a specific frequen- cy can be selected from a The Jiuzhou receiver preprogrammed list. The needed a little more than receiver can also be set seven minutes to scan an to supply power through 80-transponder satellite the coaxial cable to an an-10 and thanks to a network tenna so that, if needed, scan it was able to identify a signal amplifier could be every available transpon- used. The channel scan, if der even if these weren’t desired, can also be lim- ited to look for just freely 6. USALS control for DiSEqC available channels. motorized antennas is supported 7. ISDB-T Scan For digital terrestrial re- 8. Extensive system settings of ception, the DTS6696 re- the DTS6696 ceiver has everything you 9. A/V settings could possibly want. When 10. A total of seven timer entries can be set up tested in Santiago de20 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — 1
  4. 4. 11 Chile, the Samsung tuner Thanks to sort and search managed to scan the en- functions, you can quickly tire frequency spectrum in find what you want; En- just two minutes and found crypted channels are iden- the first group of channels tified by a special symbol in just 30 seconds. to distinguish them from freely available channels. If you should manage to With the help of a single fill up the channel list with button on the remote con- 4000 channels, some or- trol, the satellite list can12 ganization of the list might be displayed so that you be a good idea. Ideally you can easily find a channel want to be able to find your from a different satellite favorite channels very position or from the ISDB- quickly. And that’s where T tuner. the Favorites lists come in; a total of eight Favor- Every time you switch ites lists are available that to a new channel, an Info allow you to either sort bar appears momentarily the channels based on its that identifies the current genre or allocate a list to TV program as well as the each member of the fam- next one. Of course, this13 ily. is only true if the provider sends that information. The channel list itself A variety of symbols, for also has a number of edit- example, for encryption, ing functions. One or more subtitle, teletext or HD, channels can be marked give more details about after which they can be the channel. Naturally, the moved, deleted or locked channel’s name as well as out with a PIN code. You the date and time are also can also mark channels displayed. to be skipped over or to be renamed. The list can In our tests, the PVR even be sorted alphabeti- functioned without any14 cally. All of these editing problems. While a DVB- functions are available for S/S2 channel is being re- DVB-S/S2 channels as well corded, you can watch as for ISDB-T channels. another channel live from the same transponder at Once all the basic set- the same time. The same tings have been taken is true for ISDB-T channels care of and a channel scan although it was not pos- has been completed, the sible to record an ISDB-T user can leave the main channel while watching a menu. This will take you DVB-S/S2 channel. to the first channel in the15 list. The channel list can Of course, all of the typi- be displayed at any time cal functions that you’d while in normal operation expect to find in a PVR re- by pressing the OK button. ceiver can also be found in the DTS6696, such as, 11. Even a calendar is included fast forward, rewind and by the manufacturer pause. The Time Shift fea- 12. Canal 13 HD in ISDB-T in Santiago, Chile ture is also available. 13. Expanded channel information As with almost all PVR 14. Selecting the desired audio signal receivers, the DTS6696 15. Recording list can playback content from 22 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — 1
  5. 5. 16 17 18 TECHNICAL DATA Manufacturer Jiuzhou (Sichuan Jiuzhou Electric Group Co., Ltd.) - 7F, Jiuzhou Electric Building, Southern No. 12 Road, Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518057, China Tel. +86-755-2694 7128 Email Model DTS6696 Input frequency 950-2150 MHz / Input frequency 54-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-806 MHz Symbol rates 2-45 Ms/s (DVB-S) & 2-30 Ms/s ( / ) SCPC compatible yes (tested >2 Ms/s)an external storage de- as control the receiver 16. ISDB-T Scan USALS yesvice, but it can also dis- from another location. 17. Network settings ENERGY DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 18. The channel list contains both satellite and ISDB-T DIAGRAMplay JPEG pictures as well EPG yes channelsas playback MP3 files. In In all, the DTS6696 re- C/KU band compatible yesaddition, external storage ceiver from Jiuzhou leftdevices can also be used us with a very positive Expert Opinion HDTV support Input terminal yes (up to 1080i in MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264) F-type 75 Ohm Apparent Powerto back up the channel list impression. It is a fully Living room compatible and fully featured Modulations QPSK, 8PSK, DQPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAMor to upload new software equipped Combo receiver PVR Combo receiver for DVB-S/S2 and ISDB-T HDMI yesupdates to the receiver. that can handle both DVB- reception. It is lightweight and compact Active Power YUV, CVBS, Stereo Audio yes S/S2 satellite signals as + thanks to its external power supply making it S-Video yes We were very pleased well as ISDB-T terrestrial also an ideal camping receiver. The software Juan Carlos Duarte RF-Modulator yes TELE-satellite Mode Apparent Active Factorwith the video and audio signals. It functioned per- is stable and sophisticated and it also sports Test Center Active 21 W 12 W 0.57 Ethernet yes Chilequality of this new Jiu- fectly during our tests and a sensitive tuner. StandBy 17 W 10 W 0.58 USB 2.0 yeszhou receiver; its fresh, is highlighted by the fully- RS232 yescontrast-rich colors were featured PVR. PVR Function yesevident not only just with – none Power cosumption According to manufacturer: Running: <20W, StandBy: <2WHD channels, but with SD The first 15 minutes: Active operation with recording, channel Power supply 12V, 2.5A switching, etc., The second 15 minutes: Standbychannels as well. Everypossible audio output wasalso available. Our overall positive im-pression was further am-plified by the ability todisplay subtitles as wellas teletext signals. Thefact that this receiver canwork with a variety of au-dio sources is exactly whatyou’d expect in a qualityproduct from a well-knownmanufacturer. At the same time, wedidn’t run into any systemcrashes or other softwareproblems during our tests.The recordings stored onan external storage devicecan be transferred to a PCwhere they can, for exam-ple, be converted and thenburned to a DVD. The DTS6696 receiveralso has an RJ45 networkinterface port that can beused to place recordingson a PC via the networkper FTP connection as well24 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 08-09/201 — 1 — 08-09/201 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 1 25