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Test Report for MediaCom Mirage Sky

MediaCom Mirage Sky

Many DVB feeds are free to air and are receivable with a DVB/MPEG-2 FTA digital satellite receiver. The new MediaCom Mirage Sky Receiver is an even greater satellite receiver that will amaze you with features not found on any other unit. It has one card slot to read cards. The New MediaCom Mirage Sky Receiver offers all of the same features as one can expect from a latest receiver. This means the programming guide will work even better and hold much more information. This unit is soon the be the standard. No other receiver has all the features that this one has.

The MediaCom Mirage Sky receiver front panel is very simple. Various buttons are situated on the front panel for complete operation of the box. The front panel display shows the onscreen channel number and time in stand by mode.

The MediaCom Mirage Sky receiver rear panel will not disappoint you. It has all the possible connections as others receiver have. Two scart connectors for TV and VCR, RS-232 for uploading a new receiver software, RCA jacks and IF out put. The remote control is not so much attractive, but it has any easy access to all the commands and will sit nicely in your hands.

After connecting the receiver to the required connections, the main menu will appear on your screen. Every user will find an easy language for communication. After selecting your desired language, go to select the satellite available in your area. In order to watch a satellite, you must first set up antenna. The MediaCom Mirage Sky receiver comes preprogrammed with the local oscillator frequencies. 4000 TV and Radio channels are preprogrammed in the receiver. The receiver supports DiSEqC 1.0, 1.2 and USALS protocol. Owners of multifeed antennas will be quite happy with this box. The receiver has somewhat slow scanning speed. 750 TV and 278 Radio channels were found in 6 minutes and 10 seconds. After the complete scanning, the MediaCom Mirage Sky receiver first saves the channels and then turned on the first channel found.

These channels can be delete, sort, rename and moved to one of the favourite lists for easier recall at later time. The channel list does not disappear automatically, press the exit button on the remote control to say bye to it. The channel list is designed very elegantly. Kids may be keep away from adult channels through parental control function. Symbolrates starting at the rates of 2.45ms/sec were processed easily during our tests. The receiver switches automatically between PAL and NTSC.

Pressing the info button on the remote control will show the channel name, satellite name, frequency and the relevant data. The same informations also may be obtained while changing from one channel to another and it will remain on your screen for few seconds. The switching speed among channels will not disappoint you. It took one second for switchings during our test. If the phone call disturbs you during watching your favourite movie, press the pause button, receive the phone and enjoy watching the movie from where you left it for the call.

The Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) data is transmitted with transport stream signaled by the programme proivder. Press the EPG button to see programme schedule and information on the screen. Here one can find two options in the EPG format. If you press the blue button, the full time programme schedule will appear on your screen. And if you press the red button, the details of the specific programme will appear before you. The Teletext service is provided for those channels, which support Teletext data.If you want to find your favourite channel fast on channel list, then use the Find function button on the remote control.

It will help you too much and you will be relax watching the channel. If you feel bore and nothing good to watch, don't forget to enjoy the video games.4000 channels, easy installation and fast search, quick channel find and SCPC and MCPC compatibility from C and Ku-band will surely compel to make MediaCom Mirage Sky receiver your companion for satellite channels.



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