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— 03-04/2013
in our case took a little over
two minutes to read all ac-
tive frequencies. Once that
job is completed the GT-278
switches to the first avail-
able channel.
We’ll deal with features
and functions for everyday
use in a moment, but first
here is an overview of the
main menu and all configu-
ration options it offers.
A total of seven entries
are available: Program,
Picture, Channel Search,
Time, Options, System and
Under Program it is pos-
sible to manage and edit
all entries of the channel
list – namely delete, move,
PIN-lock or add them to a
favourites list. This is where
the colour-coded function
1. GT-278 start screen
2-3. Initial installation
screen of the GT-278
4. Automatic channel search
5. Main menu
6. Using the colour-coded
function keys the channel
list can be edited with great
7. Apart from 1080i the
receiver supports the
following resolutions: 576i,
576p, 720p and 1080p
8. A manual channel search
is available alongside the
standard automatic search
9-10. Setting the time
11. Digital audio is provided
as PCM or RAW
12. The receiver software
can be updated using
an external USB storage
13. Music, video and image
files, as well as existing
recordings can be played
back hassle-free
14. M2TS video in 1080p
15. DivX Video in Full HD
keys of the remote control
come into play, whose con-
text-related roles are al-
ways explained via the on-
screen user interface.
We should mention at
this point that the over-
all responsiveness of the
menus and quick execution
of commands sent from the
remote control were noth-
ing short of impressive in
our test. Hardly ever did we
notice any significant lag,
which adds a lot of extra
fun to working with this re-
Even though the channel
offering via DTMB will nev-
er reach the diversity and
depth of satellite reception,
it is nonetheless possible to
have the channel list sorted
according to name, service
ID or LCN, if required –
apart from manual arrange-
ment, that is.
The Picture menu item
obviously deals with how
the video signal will be pro-
vided to the TV panel. As far
as resolution is concerned,
the following options are
available: 576i, 576p, 720p,
1080i and 1080p, with ei-
ther 16:9 wide screen, pil-
lar box, pan & scan or 4:3.
If you opt for Automatic the
receiver will negotiate the
best possible format with
the TV panel.
Both the PAL and NTSC
colour standards are sup-
ported and with the remote
control it is possible to ad-
just resolution and aspect
ratio on the fly.
Apart from the automatic
channel search (which can-
not only be launched in the
start menu but also with
the Channel Search menu
item), it is also possible to
initiate a manual search by
entering a specific frequen-
cy and its bandwidth.
When we tried that with
an active frequency the GT-
278 flawlessly detected all
DTMB channels. Here again,
the current location (Main-
land China or Hong Kong)
can be determined.
In case you’re wondering:
DTMB signals are the same
in China and Hong Kong,
the only reason the receiver
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