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Test Report for Digital Satellite Receiver FTA+ CAS

Digital Satellite Receiver FTA+ CAS

METAWARE is developing and producing very unique and small sized Satellite Receivers units with compact & elegant designing concept for the first time in the world’s market, and finally could provide not only competitive advantages in the market but technical renovation in the satellite broadcast receiving technologies. The company Metabox-11 receiver will surely provide you maximum channels with latest technology trend to feel you the difference.

The Metabox-11 front panel is designed very simply. Seven buttons are situated on the front panel in order to control the various functions of the receiver. The front panel display on the left side of the receiver covers the maximum space of the receiver. It shows the current channel number and time in a stand by mode. You will also find a flap on the right corner of Metabox-11 for CAM in order to get access easily to pay channels. The Metabox-11 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, programmable 12-volt output, RCA jacks, IF out put and a main power switch for turning on and off the receiver completely. 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 and switch the power on with the remote control. If there is no installed data or after factory reset, go to select language firs. There are 24 languages available. 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 Metabox-11 comes preprogrammed with the local oscillator frequencies. 5000 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. 744 TV and 378 Radio channels were found in 5 minutes and 10 seconds. After the complete scanning, the Metabox-11 first saves the channels and then turned on the first channel found. These channels can be delte, sort, rename and moved to one of the 8 favourite lists for easier recall at later time. If you want to arrange some changes in the channel list, just press the Red button of the remote control to arrange channels by A-Z format, FTA and various CAS names. 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. Press the red button to get the closer picture of your favourite player. 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.

5000 channels, easy installation and fast search, quick channel find and SCPC and MCPC compatibility from C and Ku-band will surely compel to make Metabox-11 your companion for satellite channels. Model: Metabox-11 Function: FTA+CAS Digital Set Top Box Channels memory: 5000 EPG: Yes DiSEqC: 1.0, 1.2 USALA: Yes Symbolrates: 2.45ms/sec SCPC Compatible: Yes Scart connectors: Yes 12 volt: Yes C/Ku-band: Yes



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