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TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 09-10/2013
found, the scan stops and a
measurement is initiated. In
addition, the meter gives out
the following parameters for
each active frequency, de-
pending on the actual signal
type: RF, signal level, MER
and BER for digital signals,
and RF video signal level,
RF audio signal level as well
as SNR for analog channels.
What’s more, you don’t only
get a precise figure, but also
an info bar!
During our test the display
did not only impress us with
its clearly structured display
layout, but also with abso-
lutely flawless readability
under all circumstances. So
it’s easy to see why we could
hardly wait to have a close
look at the signal of our local
DVB-C provider. As it turns
out, no pre-defined channel
allocation plan is available
16. Pre-set channel allocation
plans are available for
convenient download from the
manufacturer’s website (www.
horizonhge.com)
17. Transfer tool of stored
measurement results of the
HD-CM+
on the Horizon website for
UPC Austria, our cable op-
erator. Not to worry, though,
as we simply used the stand-
ard channel plan that will do
fine for situations like this.
It didn’t take long until the
first measurement results
popped up on our meter’s
display, and we were amazed
by the ease of use and smart
simplicity of the HD-CM+.
As always with signal me-
ters that we test, we need
to find out if the indicated
values can be categorised
as rough estimates (read:
unreliable) or correct results
Signal Level Horizon MER Horizon BER Horizon Signal Level Reference MER Reference BER Reference
328 MHz
59.6 dBµV
32.1 dB
2.05E-4
61.2 dBµV
31.3 dB
2.3E-4
394 MHz
64.7 dBµV
34.7 dB
2.69E-4
62.1 dBµV
33.5 dB
2.3E-4
562 MHz
59.7 dBµV
36.6 dB
3.20E-7
58.4 dBµV
34.8 dB
3.1E-6
(read: good for profession-
als). To find out, we con-
nected a second meter from
another manufacturer and
discovered that both devic-
es showed almost identical
results. The conclusion that
can be drawn is that Horizon
has made a point of equip-
ping its latest professional
meter with an excellent tun-
er. Have a look at table 1 to
see for yourself which results
1...,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67 69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,...260
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