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TEST REPORT                   HDTV Satellite Receiver with PVR

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  1. 1. TEST REPORT HDTV Satellite Receiver with PVR 12-01/2010 Nanoxx 9800HD NANOXX 9800HD An outstandingly equipped universal HD receiver with an unprecedented number of features Sharp, Sharper, Nanoxx Sharp, Sharper, Nanoxx! This advertising slogan pops up on German manufacturer Nanoxx’s website and with good reason as our tests will show. But one thing at a time. When Nanoxx asked us a few weeks ago to take a closer look at their new 9800HD, naturally we said yes. We’ve already tested a variety of Nanoxx receivers and were impressed each time. We were quite excited when The front panel comes with nectors on the new Nanoxx Exceptional audio is supplied the delivery truck dropped six buttons used to operate receiver, you would have by optical and coaxial S/PDIF off the package with the the receiver in lieu of the to ask yourself, “did they outputs. receiver at our test center. remote control plus a sev- forget anything?” If you look The 9800HD managed to enth Standby button that is closely, you’ll see that every Communicating with other earn its first plus points while illuminated in blue while the possible interface is available devices can be handled via we were unpacking it; as has receiver is in use. Two CI and usable. been typical with Nanoxx, slots capable of working with they stuck with an elegant all the popular modules, such Of course the most impor- and above all slim design. as Irdeto, Nagravision, Cryp- tant of these would be the two toworks or Viaccess along satellite IF inputs for DVB-S At just 30x6.3x22cm in size, with a card reader for Conax, and DVB-S2 that also sport it easily fits on any TV stand X-Crypt, DG-Crypt, Firecrypt looped-through outputs. The or in any living room cabi- and Crypton can all be found 9800HD can be connected net. Its discreet silver/black behind a flap on the right side to a TV or projection system color combination is incon- of the front panel. using the HDMI interface, the 0.56 spicuously elegant and it has three RCA jacks for YUV, an an easy to read blue colored When you take a look at the S-Video jack, a CVBS jack as alphanumeric display. rear panel and all of the con- well as two Scart connectors. 14 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 12-01/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
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  3. 3. the two USB jacks (Type A when setting up the receiver and Type B for linking to an for the first time. For the external hard drive or a PC), OSD (on-screen display) an e-SATA interface as well language, 25 choices are Nanoxx 9800HD’s main menu as an Ethernet interface. available including English, German, Turkish, Russian, There’s even a good old French, Arabic, Italian, Por- RS-232 interface available tuguese, Spanish, Danish, that can be used to upload/ Dutch, Polish, Czech, Swed- download channel lists. It’s ish, Norwegian, Finnish, all topped off with a main Greek, Serbian, Hungarian, power switch, something Croatian, Albanian and Farsi. that you unfortunately don’t All in all, a very international always find on other receiver receiver. brands. The next step involves set- The included remote con- ting up the local time zone trol is just as elegant and and whether daylight savings EPG multiple channel view sits nicely in your hands. The time should be turned on or buttons are ideally labeled off. Once this is taken care of, and after only a short time the receiver is then matched getting to know the remote up with the existing antenna you’d be able to operate system. 153 European, Asian every function blindfolded. and American C and Ku-band All of the buttons are easy to satellites have been prepro- reach and easy to depress. grammed into the Nanoxx all with relatively up-to-date The detailed, fully-illus- transponder data. trated user manual printed in English and German will The Nanoxx concept sees answer any questions you to it that the satellites are might have regarding the set up and activated during operation of this new Nanoxx Blind Scan channel search with variable step frequencies the initial settings phase so receiver. The manufacturer that later on during a scan gets a nice pat on the back only those satellites that can for this effort. actually be received will be available. The user simply Everyday Use checks off all of the satellites After the receiver has that his system is set up for. been connected to the satel- lite antenna system and the Each satellite has its own TV and it has been turned on configuration menu in which for the first time, the Instal- numerous parameters can be lation Assistant immediately set up. In addition to a vari- appears. ety of useable local oscilla- tor frequency (LOF) values, It is a very helpful tool there are also LNB settings EPG single channel view 16 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 12-01/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  4. 4. available based on the SCR By pushing the menu standard. button on the remote con- trol, the Main Menu appears Manual LOF entry lets you with the current TV image set up other LNB’s such as minimized to a small window those for the S-band. Natu- in the upper right corner of rally the Nanoxx 9800HD also the screen. Expanded EPG information supports all of the DiSEqC protocols: 1.0 for multifeed It was designed especially antennas up to four satel- for high resolution TVs and is lites, 1.1 for the expanded thus sharp and easy to read. version for use with up to 16 It is divided into seven sub- LNBs, as well as 1.2 and 1.3 menus (Installation, System (USALS) for motor control Settings, Channel Settings, and naturally also the SCR Child Protection, Games, standard (Unicable). Multimedia and Conditional Access. Before the installation assistant permits a channel The installation menu will scan to be started, the final only be needed again when set up step involves deciding looking for new channels or how incoming signals should when new satellites need to Channel Info Bar be routed to the two tuners. be added; everything else This could be separate cables was already taken care of in with identical switches, sep- the initial installation. arate cables with different types of switches or a loop Here you will also find a through connection between variety of other options that, Tuner 1 and Tuner 2. for example, would allow you to reset the receiver to Don’t worry, at first it factory settings plus among seems complicated but the other things load one of the proper choice almost hap- preprogrammed channel pens by itself; Nanoxx blends lists. in connection diagrams that makes it much easier for In addition to a variety of Overview of recordings as well as MP3 and JPEG the user to make the right language choices (subtitle, choice. For those who don’t teletext, audio language, have much patience, Nanoxx etc.), it is also possible to offers instead of a channel change the video output scan a preloaded channel signal. The 9800HD supports list for Germany, Austria and PAL and NTSC in 1080i, 720p Switzerland. and 576p resolutions. There’s also an automatic mode that It not only carries the matches the resolution to advantage that all unwanted each transmission resulting channels have already been in optimal picture quality. done away with and that all of the remaining channels Naturally, the receiver have been sorted, it also can also automatically rec- saves viewers in these coun- ognize and take 4:3 signals Network Settings tries a lot of time since in the and either display them with end all they want to do is get black bars on either side to watching TV as quickly as of the image on modern possible. 16:9 TVs or zoom in on the image. The receiver stores the selected options thus com- Also worth mentioning is pleting the initial installa- the Video switching option. tion. Before the owner of his This option essentially keeps newly purchased receiver the current channel image actually gets down to using on the screen until the new it, there are a few recom- channel is ready to be dis- mended additional settings played. This has the advan- that can be handled via the tage of making it appear that Playback of a recording main menu. the already short channel 18 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 12-01/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  5. 5. switching time of about one Manual scan mode lets you searching for SCPC signals, or transferred to one of the second is even shorter. It’s search on one transponder. then 1 or 2 MHz scanning Favorites lists. nothing more than an opti- The well thought out and steps are recommended. cal magic trick, but it looks logical operational concept It is also possible to delete really good! of the Nanoxx receiver can In general, the larger the a group of channels with only be appreciated when scanning steps, the faster the push of one button plus Even the on-screen display you see it for yourself. the overall scan. you can transfer channel can be adjusted a variety An automatic scan of HOT- data, system settings and of ways; for example, level For all you DXers out there BIRD at 13 east needed 7 timer entries to an external of transparency and display we want to point out that of minutes and 33 seconds to medium so that this data can time. Another useful fea- course a manual scan with be completed and managed be worked on using an Editor ture is the Lip-sync option. PID entry is also possible. to find 1232 TV and 421 program on a PC. In cases where the video radio channels. A Blind Scan and audio of a signal are not And while we’re on the required 17 minutes and 52 Afterwards, this modified quite 100% synchronized, DXer subject, they would be seconds during which 1344 data can be uploaded back this feature lets you match very happy with the third TV and 455 radio channels to the receiver via its USB them together. scanning mode, namely Blind were found. interface. Scan. As practical as the pre- We also wanted to test the After the channel list has pared channel list is, we here We’ve all seen this prob- capabilities of the Nanoxx been edited to your liking, a at TELE-satellite are espe- lem before: new channels 9800HD tuner and were push of the Exit button takes cially interested in the Chan- are always being added, old pleasantly surprised with you out of the main menu nel Scan menu – that was ones removed and symbol- the results: SCPC reception and the 9800HD switches to the next step for us. rates are constantly chang- was possible starting at 2.0 the first receivable channel. ing. If you want to keep your Ms/sec and very weak sig- The Nanoxx 9800HD comes channel list as current as nals such as those on NILE- After each channel with four different modes. possible, you either have to SAT at 7 west and ASTRA 2D change an informative Info The first is the automatic refer to the up-to-date chan- at 28.2 east were also easily bar appears that provides scan. In this mode the user nel lists from www.SatcoDX. handled by the receiver; it information on the current only needs to select a desired com or you simply use the was able to present an inter- channel including language satellite and choose between Blind Scan feature of the ference-free picture with C/ selection, teletext, encryp- ALL, NIT, Fast, Free, TV or 9800HD. N values starting at 4.5 dB. tion, subtitles, etc. as well Radio. These choices can as programming information be set up individually for as This feature lets you scan a Once all the basic settings on the current and upcom- many satellites as needed. user-defined frequency range have been taken care of, the ing programs. Even signal for all active transponders, 10,000 possible channels strength and signal quality is Owners of DiSEqC motor- identifies the symbolrate and that can be stored need to displayed in the form of bar ized systems can thus select FEC and reads all the avail- be freed up of any unneces- graphs. all receivable satellites for able TV and radio channels sary or unwanted entries. an automatic scan and sit into the receiver. Since this A push of the Info button and enjoy a DVD while the type of scan can take much This is handled by the displays an expanded EPG receiver takes care of the longer than a simple scan of Channel Settings menu. view of the current program work. a preprogrammed transpon- From here channels can be as long as this data is made der list, the Blind Scan on the deleted, renamed, moved available by the provider. Through all of the different one hand can be limited to a search modes it’s also pos- single polarization while on sible to scan a satellite like the other the scanning steps TELE-satelliteother languageswww.TELE-satellite.com/... Download this report in World from the Internet: ASTRA 28.2 east with all of can be adjusted between Arabic ‫ﺍﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/ara/nanoxx.pdf Indonesian Indonesia www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/bid/nanoxx.pdf its encrypted channels only 1 and 4 MHz in an effort to Bulgarian Български www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/bul/nanoxx.pdf for those channels freely speed up the overall scan. Czech Česky www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/ces/nanoxx.pdf German Deutsch www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/deu/nanoxx.pdf receivable, while scanning English English www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/eng/nanoxx.pdf Spanish Español www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/esp/nanoxx.pdf ASTRA 19.2 east for all If you want to use Blind Farsi ‫ﻓﺎﺭﺳﻲ‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/far/nanoxx.pdf channels and HOTBIRD 13 Scan to search a DTH posi- French Français www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/fra/nanoxx.pdf Hebrew ‫עברית‬ www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/heb/nanoxx.pdf east only for radio channels. tion such as HOTBIRD at 13 Greek Ελληνικά www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/hel/nanoxx.pdf Croatian Hrvatski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/hrv/nanoxx.pdf It doesn’t get any more user- east, 4 MHz scanning steps Italian Italiano www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/ita/nanoxx.pdf friendly than that! would be sufficient. If you are Hungarian Magyar www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/mag/nanoxx.pdf Mandarin 中文 www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/man/nanoxx.pdf Dutch Nederlands www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/ned/nanoxx.pdf Polish Polski www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/pol/nanoxx.pdf Portuguese Português www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/por/nanoxx.pdf Romanian Românesc www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/rom/nanoxx.pdf Russian Русский www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/rus/nanoxx.pdf Swedish Svenska www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/sve/nanoxx.pdf Turkish Türkçe www.TELE-satellite.com/TELE-satellite-1001/tur/nanoxx.pdf Available online starting from 27 November 2009 www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 19
  6. 6. Record up to two channels at the same time A second push of the Info that the best picture quality button displays detailed can be achieved. reception information on the current channel. The more channels that can be received, the more As is typical with almost important it is to have a every receiver on the decent electronic program- market, and the Nanoxx box ming guide (EPG) since in is no different, the chan- the end the user wants to nel list appears with a push maintain an overview and of the OK button. It is very always be kept up to date on clearly laid out with HD and current programs. encrypted channels easily Storing channel list, timers and settings recognizable thanks to cor- To that end, the Nanoxx responding symbols. comes with two different EPG modes: a single channel view There are also a number of and a multi-channel view in sorting methods that in the table format. Which of these end will make it very easy is more useful will depend to find the channel that you on the user; both functioned want. You can sort alphabet- perfectly in our tests. The ically, by frequency, provider data was correctly sorted and and HD or SD. above all quickly displayed. As we already mentioned, Timer entries can also be the channel switching times handled directly from the of the 9800HD are quite fast EPG as can recording set- within the same transponder Setting up a new timer event tings. For example, you can and also between HD and dictate whether the record- SD signals. During our tests ing should end up on an we were impressed with the external USB or e-SATA hard integrated upscaler. Its job drive and also in what sub- is to convert SD signals in folder it should be stored. such a way that they can be shown on larger TVs with a Up to 40 timer events can sharp and high contrast pic- be set up and these can be ture in higher resolution. one-time, daily or weekly recordings. If automatic resolution has not been activated, a dedi- cated button on the remote PVR control switches between Nanoxx with its 9800HD Up to 40 timer events can be set up the various resolutions so has remained with their 20 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 12-01/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  7. 7. external hard drive concept tions performed correctly and for good reason. during our tests no matter how hard we tried to derail Today’s external hard the receiver with multiple drives are not nearly as recordings, timers and time expensive as they used to shifting. The receiver did be, come with plenty of whatever we asked it to and space and can be easily car- reliably recorded all of our ried around from one place selected programs. to another. We all know that provid- For our test we used a ers don’t always follow their Freecom 2.5” hard drive. It own broadcasting schedule Video Settings comes with the advantage so it’s nice to know that the that it doesn’t need an exter- 9800HD can automatically nal power source; it receives extend the recording time of its power through the USB a program by a user-defined interface. amount of time. The Nanoxx 9800HD can There’s also a special ver- record up to two programs sion of Haenlein’s video at the same time (SD and/or editing software from www. HD) on the hard drive while haenlein-software.com. This a third program is either lets you edit both SD and HD watched live or played back recordings on your PC. from the same hard drive. Even hardcore couch pota- And let’s not forget the toes will be satisfied with all media function. This is the SCPC reception via TURKSAT at 42 east the different possibilities. control center for the play- back of all the multimedia Thanks to the inte- content on the hard drive; grated time shift function, it too functioned perfectly a telephone call from your during our tests. Similar to a mother-in-law can no longer data manager, it presents a interfere with your evening clear overview of all the data. TV watching mood: the pro- gram is simply paused and To that end, the Nanoxx then restarted at the point supports not only its own where it was stopped at the recordings, but AVI (XVID), end of the phone conversa- JPEG photos and MP3 music. tion without missing a thing. During playback there are a number of playback speeds PVR Settings Numerous PVR func- available. 22 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 12-01/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com
  8. 8. The receiver can also tion is also available. Once remember where a playback the receiver is connected was stopped so that it can to the home network, it continue from the point it becomes possible to access was stopped the next time the hard drive connected to playback is started. To uti- the 9800HD from the PC via lize the PVR functions all you FTP. This makes it easy to need is any external USB or further process recordings e-SATA hard drive formatted on your PC. in Microsoft FAT32. The receiver itself prof- Most hard drives are its from the Internet con- shipped from the factory in nection: a connection with FAT32, otherwise the manu- the Nanoxx FTP server can Manual Scan facturer offers a free for- be made directly from the matting tool through their receiver. There you will find web site. current software as well as channel lists for Germany, Network Austria and Switzerland. And best of all: Nanoxx can Slowly but surely, more expand this by offering more and more manufacturers channel lists and other useful are including Ethernet con- nections on their receivers, features that the user can upload to the receiver with Nanoxx is no exception. the simple push of a button. Thanks to the ability to Software updates have link to a local network or the never been this simple! Internet, the possibilities are Every possible LNB setting is available The desired image data is endless; receivers without marked and downloaded a LAN connection can only from the Internet directly to dream of what it would be the receiver’s menu with the like. push of the OK button. The connection is set up The days of using USB very quickly; the 9800HD sticks or null modem cables utilizes DHCP and can auto- to link to a PC are over, even matically detect all the nec- though the 9800HD still essary parameters directly offers these methods. from the router or DSL modem. Streaming For more experienced An especially interesting Channel list editing users a manual configura- feature and typical Nanoxx is www.TELE-satellite.com — 12-01/2010 — TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine 23
  9. 9. the ability to stream record- easy to switch between these Expert Opinion ings between two different channels. + The Nanoxx 9800HD has reached new heights devices on the same network. with its variety of functions, its simple operational Who hasn’t experienced this The Mosaic function dis- concept and its many cute features. It is very easy before: your laying comfort- plays the current program to use and functioned perfectly in our tests. It’s ably in bed and want to finish easy to see that Nanoxx took every detail into from 4 or 6 channels next watching the documentary account during the design phase. Blind Scan, Net- Thomas Haring to each other in a minimized TELE-satellite you had recorded a few days work Streaming and other features such as Lip- Test Center format that gives you an Sync and a gentle transition when switching from Austria ago in your living room. overview of what’s playing, one channel to another when channel surfing make the 9800HD for example, on your favorite an outstandingly equipped universal HD receiver. With most receivers that channels. meant you had to get up and - go back to the living room to None finish watching it. Not true And to guarantee that you’ll with the Nanoxx! never be bored, the manufac- turer also included two video ENERGY It can create a link with the games that can help pass the DIAGRAM receiver in the living room, time during commercials. access then data directly Mode Apparent Active Factor Apparent Power from there and then play- The Zoom function magni- StandBy 10 W 4W 0.40 Reception 44 W 25 W 0.56 back the recording on the fies a highlighted portion of PVR 45 W 26 W 0.57 receiver in the bedroom. An the video image and teletext absolutely excellent feature! pages can also be displayed. Active Power Additional PC Software Functions The user can download a To top it all off, the Nanoxx variety of useful programs 9800HD comes with a variety from the manufacturer’s of other practical features website www.nanoxx.info that we briefly want to touch on here: there’s a PIP func- including a channel list editor and a media player that can First 15 minutes: the first minute shows the start up of the receiver fol- tion (picture-in-picture) that lowed by 14 minutes of normal operation with channel switching, record- lets you watch another chan- present recordings directly ing, playback, etc. The second 15 minutes: standby nel during lengthy commer- from the receiver’s hard cial breaks and also makes it drive on a PC. TECHNICAL DATA Manufacturer Nanoxx Germany Email info@nanoxx.info Internet www.nanoxx.info Model 9800HD Function Digital HDTV DVB-S2 receiver with various Multimedia Features Channel Memory 10.000 Symbolrate 2-45 Ms/sec. SCPC Compatible yes (> 2000 Ms/s) DiSEqC 1.0 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 USALS yes Unicable yes HDMI Output yes Scart Connector 2 New firmware and settings downloaded via the Internet Audio/Video Outputs 6x RCA Component Video Output yes S-Video Output yes UHF Modulator no 0/12 Volt Connector no Digital Audio Output yes EPG yes C/Ku-Band compatible yes PVR-Function yes USB 2.0 Connector yes Ethernet yes E-SATA yes Dimensions 300x63x220mm Weight 2.2kg Sorting the channel list by provider 24 TELE-satellite — Global Digital TV Magazine — 12-01/2010 — www.TELE-satellite.com

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