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TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 07-08/2013
HDMI output. Once activat-
ed, the only available output
signal in RGB is in 576i.
Once the Scart output is
switched to CVBS, the user
can then choose between
576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i 50
Hz as well as 1080p (24, 25
and 50 Hz).
HD Scart Stick‘s prepro-
grammed satellite and tran-
sponder list as well as the
vast settings capabilities
that we found in the instal-
lation menu. It‘s rare for a
receiver to show up here in
our test lab with such up-to-
date preprogrammed data;
a total of 54 satellite entries
are available. Thanks to the
support of all the DiSEqC
protocols (1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and
1.3), the HD Scart Stick can
be used with a standard mul-
tifeed antenna, a multifocus
system as well as with a
motorized antenna. MKTech
even thought about SCR sin-
gle-cable solutions as well as
a manually selectable LOF so
that even unusual oscillator
frequencies are supported.
To fill up the channel list
there are multiple search
modes available, namely,
single satellite, multi-satel-
lite, Blindscan, transponder
and multi-transponder. This
lets you scan single or mul-
tiple satellites/transponders
in a single breath.
We really liked the HD
Scart Stick‘s Blindscan func-
tion; the manufacturer defi-
nitely put some effort in
here. In the first step the
Blindscan function searches
the currently selected sat-
ellite for any and all active
transponders and compares
those that are found to
the entries in the prepro-
grammed transponder list.
In our test scan of HOT-
BIRD 13° east all of the cur-
rent entries were confirmed
in just 84 seconds. Even
a new transponder were
In the next step, the Blind-
scan function performs a
standard scan of all the pre-
programmed transponders.
And it does this in a blin-
dingly fast 3 minutes and 50
seconds! In that short time it
found 1512 TV and 529 radio
channels on HOTBIRD 13°
From a timing point of
view, the difference between
the Blindscan and a normal
scan was those 84 seconds
needed to check the tran-
sponder list. Because of the
new transponder that was
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