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Test Report for Hummer FTA ACE

Hummer FTA ACE

Analog signals will soon cut off their transmissions due to increase demand for digital channels. The analog signal is frequency modulated and is converted from an FM signal to what is referred to as base band.

That's why market is full of digital satellite receivers always and in need of latest technology equipped set top boxes. We at Dish Channels test centre give preference to the new and latest receivers. That's why we choose Hummer Free to air receiver this time. Let's play with it.

Hummer FTA ACE receiver is large in size as compared to its competitors. One can see the buttons on the front panel. The front panel window display is situated in the middle of the box, which shows the onscreen channel number and time in a standby mode. The rear panel is equipped with Serial Interface RS-232 for uploading new receiver software, RCA jacks, video output, TV scart connector, programmable 12 volt output, S/PIF and RF output. The remote control supplied with the box will never disappoint you and has any easy access to all the functions.

Hummer FTA ACE receiver has the capacity to store 4000 TV and Radio channels. 97 updated satellites are present from worldwide. Hummer receiver supports 4:3 and 16:9 TV screen. The receiver supports automatically between PAL and NTSC signals.

As like other satellite receivers, it is necessary for Hummer receiver to select a suitable language for communication. English, Deutsch, French, Turkish, Spanish, Russian and Arabic are available languages for communication.

When you are turning on Hummer for the first time, you should set parameters for system configuration. After displaying the login screen, press any button. Then the main menu will appear on your screen. The main menu consists of sub-menu. Main-menu has 8 items and each main-item has its sub-menu. After antenna setting, it is time for channels search. User can search all programmes of a satellite with unknown transponder. After setting the antenna's parameters, move the cursor on search item. Press the arrow keys to select FTA channels or all channels for search.

1206 TV and 486 Radio channels were found in 5 minutes. After successful completion of channel searching, move to TV channels or Radio channels on main menu to select currently received channels. Then you should select here to watch the channel you want.

Pressing the OK button will display the channel list on your screen. The channel list does not disappear automatically, you will have to press the Exit button. The channels may be arrange, delete, sort and moved to the favourite list, containing the channels you want to watch frequently.

The EPG has a smart design and loads the required information reasonably fast. The receiver has good mechanism for SCPC and MCPC signals. During our tests we did not come across any problems regarding symbol rates starting at the rate of 2.45ms/sec.

Weak signals are not a problem for Hummer receiver. Children may be keeping away from adult channels through parental control function. The receiver also offers zoom function.

Pressing the info button will display all important information about the onscreen channel. You can also make the digital receiver turn up and show your desired service at your desired time using timer function.

The Hummer receiver design coupled with reliable software and a wide range of functions is specially designed for keeping in mind the beginning users. Various video games are also provided not to let you bore during the long commercial breaks.



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