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Test Report for Star Sat SR-X4200D

Star Sat SR-X4200D

From the beginning of satellite TV broadcasting, STAR SAT was and stills a star name in satellite TV reception systems. Established In 1991 with 25 years experience in electronics domain. Successfully introduced STAR SAT brand with its wide range of satellite receivers and equipment biggest range ever in all market. Star Sat now offers optimistic and futuristic systems that comply with different market segments in quality, specification and price opportunity. The company latest model SR-X4200D has been arrived here and we are going to test it at our technical centre.

The new receiver SR-X4200D is a new generation receiver with powerful functions. The receiver has elegant description with silver color. Seven buttons on the front panel are enough to control the receiver without a remote control. The window display shows the current channel number and time in a stand by mode.

The rear panel of SR-X4200D will not any more disappoint you. Two scart connectors for TV and VCR, serial interface RS-232 for uploading new receiver software, RCA jacks, programmable 12 volt output, IF out put and a main power switch. The remote control is well design and will sit nicely in your hand. The whole workmanship of this receiver left a very positive impression during the whole test process.

After making a factory default, the set up wizard menu for language selection will appear on your screen. The SR-X4200D can communicate with the user in English, Arabic, German, French, Persian, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Spanish and Russian. The receiver has enough capacity for 4000 TV and Radio channels. This is quite enough for a free to air receiver. The receiver comes preprogrammed with 100 updated satellites from worldwide. The receiver supports DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.2 protocols. Local oscillator frequencies for C and Ku-band are already preprogrammed.

After the antenna setup and LNB frequency and power, the installation process starts on. Select the installation menu and press OK and input the password, which is 0000. The installation window will appear on your screen. You will search satellite. Multi satellite search is also possible. You can also edit satellite, TP search and lock satellite. 1186 TV and 508 Radio channels were found in 4 minutes and 50 seconds. There is also a Manual search. Press the green button and you will get the manual search menu. It will search all the channels under the same transponder. The scan channels can be edit, delete, and sort and moved to the favourite channel list.

In the viewing mode when you press info button, the info bar will pop up, it contains satellite and channel information, detailed EPG info will display in the menu if there is in channel. Press EPG button on the remote control, you will get the electronic programme guide of seven days. Press the red button to get the detailed EPG information about this channel. You can set your favourite channel to begin broadcasting at future time you set, including both TV and Radio, you can add, edit and delete the event you set. By pressing the recall button, you will get an easy access to the last 16 channels. There is also a sleep timer.

Symbolrates starting at the rate of 2.45ms/sec were processed easily during our tests. There is also a multi picture display service included in the receiver. You can get at least 16 pictures display at one screen. By pressing the OK button, the channel list will appear on your screen. You can arrange the channel list in FTA and CAS way. The channel list does not disappear automatically; you will have to press the exit button to get red of it. Channels not suitable for kids may be blocked easily with a parental control function. Conversion between PAL and NTSC signals will really surprise you. There is also a Teletext service.

Switching between channels is an easy job. After a channel change, an info bar appears for few moments on your screen. There is also video games included to amuse you during you bore time. The SR-X4200D is easy to use receiver. The satellite data is also very up to date. All the menus are user friendly and easy to reach.



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