DVB-S2? Yes
DVB-T No
HDTV? Yes
AC3? Yes
HDD? No
DVDR Yes
Scheduler Yes
PiP? Yes
Teletext? Yes
HDMI Yes
SCART 1 RGB, S-Video, CVBS, YPbPr ("YUV")
SCART 2 RGB, S-Video, CVBS, YPbPr ("YUV")
RS-232 Yes
USB? Yes
Two-way USB? Yes
Ethernet? Yes
FireWire Yes
VideoGuard? Yes
CIs? 1

 
  • PiP (Picture-in-picture)

    Picture in Picture (PiP) is a feature of some set top boxes which displays one program (channel) on the full TV screen and at the same time another program (channel) in a small inset window.

  • Conax (Integrated Conax card reader)

    Conax is a form of encryption method used by several European pay-TV operators. Without Conax reader (or Conax CA-module), those channels can't be accessed, as the authentication car provided by pay-TV operator can be read only by Conax reader.

  • Tuners (Number of tuners)

    If the device includes multiple tuners, it typically allows picture-in-picture functions (and, in case of PVR-capable devices, recording) for two or more channels, even if the channels are physically located in different multiplexes.

  • HDD (Does the device include hard drive?)

    If the device has an internal hard disk drive (HDD) it is possible to save programs without any loss in picture quality.

  • CIs (Number of CI slots)

    CI stands for Common Interface module and is a standardized interface for connecting different kinds of descryption modules to digital receivers. In order to view a encrypted channel you need to connect a conditional access module (CAM) in to the CI.

  • USB (USB or USB2 connector)

    USB port offers a fast data transfer route between the set top box and a computer. The connection is typically used to transfer saved programs from the set top box to a computer.

  • Two-way USB (Does the USB allow transferring videos to PC?)

    Two-way USB enables the transfer of data both to and from the set top box. This means you can for example transfer saved programs from the HDD to a computer as well as images and videos from computer to the HDD of the set top box.

  • AC3 (Dolby Digital support)

    AC3 (Dolby Digital) is a surround audio technology that is widely in use in many digital and HDTV transmissions. More information of AC3 in glossary.

  • Teletext (Integrated Teletext)

    Integrated Teletext allows using Teletext services with the device, whether the connected TV supports Teletext or not.

  • DVB-C (Includes also DVB-C tuner)

    DVB-C tuner is required to receive digital cable television transmissions.

  • DVB-S2 (DVB-S2 support)

    DVB-S2 tuner is required to receive digital HDTV satellite transmissions.

  • HDTV (HDTV support)

    Does the device have support for High-Definition television (HDTV) programming, i.e. can the tuner handle AVC (MPEG4) format.

  • VideoGuard (Integrated VideoGuard card reader)

    VideoGuard card reader is required to use several pay-TV operators' offerings, including UK's BSkyB, Nordic's Viasat and Australia's Foxtel.

  • Ethernet (Ethernet port)

    The ethenet port can be used to connect the device to local area network. The utilization of the port varies from device to device. Some models offer the possibility to access and transfer the content of the device to PC, to record programs to an external storage, or even play videos from a PC. Some devices, on the other hand, only use the Ethernet port as an return channel of MHP.

  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I have had one of these for a month now and I wish I had got one sooner!, a serious box with fantastic 1080P HD also 3D ready!, an excellent PVR function via USB or external HD,

Winner rated GOLD from what satellite 86%.

Output: 576p & 576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 3D
1 Smart Card Reader (MultiCrypt) & 1 Common Interface
HDMI & Component Output (YPbPr) with Upscaler to Improve Picture Quality
10,000 TV & Radio Channels
USB2.0 PVR Ready via external HDD or USB Flash Drive (memory stick) with Time shift, Record & Playback functions
MP3 player and JPEG viewer via external HDD or USB Flash Drive (memory stick)
Software & Channel List download via USB 2.0
Blue Glow Front Panel Display
Sensitive Tuner
Less than 1 second channel change
Dolby Digital Optical S/PDIF
DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 & 1.3 (USALS) compatible
Auto Navigation system select as many satellites as you want to search
On-screen display with true full color resolution
Enhanced 16 Favorite channel groups
Channel control by: Favorites, Lock, Skip, Move & Delete
Channel sort by: All, Alphabet, Transponder & CAS
Multilingual OSD Menu: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, Persian
Extended EPG and program reservation on EPG
Teletext & Subtitle by OSD and VBI
Last channel memory function
Factory default channel list
Various games
Software & channel list upgrade via RS-232C: PC to STB, STB to PC, STB-STB and USB
Parental, Installation & Receiver Lock
Zoom function on Pause & Live channel
Multi picture display
Support for multiple language broadcasts
SCPC & MCPC receivable from C/Ku band satellites LNBs supported: Universal, Single, Single S & C band wideband LNBs
Multi TV Standards supported: PAL G, I, K, M
4:3 & 16:9 Screen Formats
90-250V AC 50/60 Hz
LNB Short Circuit protection onboard
2 Scarts & S-Video and LAN port
Dimension 390x272x70 mm

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