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TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest TV Box Magazine
— 1 -12/2013
Miniature DVB-S2 HDTV Receiver
A Satellite HDTV Receiver
with Every Feature
With the Mini HD, Amiko
has introduced a miniature
DVB-S2 compatible HDTV
PVR receiver to the market.
It comes with the same fea-
tures as its larger cousins.
It’s elegant black box is only
15 x 11 x 3.5 cm in size and
at 250gm it is essentially
The front panel sports
two LEDs that indicate the
receiver’s current opera-
tional status while all of the
proper connections can be
found on the rear panel. In
particular, this includes an
LNB input, an Ethernet jack,
a USB 2.0 port as well as a
jack for the external 12VDC
power supply. With the help
of three small jacks, Amiko
has provided outputs for an
A/V interface cable (CVBS
and stereo audio) as well
as an RS232 port; the nec-
essary adapter cable is in-
cluded with the receiver.
The third jack is for con-
necting the external IR re-
ceiver; Amiko designed the
Mini HD such that it can be
mounted on a wall or placed
inconspicuously behind the
An absolutely perfect vid-
eo signal is provided by the
HDMI output, unfortunately
though, crystal clear audio
is only available via HDMI;
there’s no S/PDIF output for
connection to a stereo sys-
We especially liked that
Amiko truly used every inch
of space on the Mini HD;
for example, a card reader
for Conax Smartcards was
incorporated on the under-
side of the receiver with the
actual card slot facing the
front of the box. There’s
also a second USB 2.0 jack
on the right side to let you
quickly attach an external
storage device.
The Amiko Mini HD is pow-
ered by a 400 MHz proces-
sor and comes with 64 MB
of Flash memory plus 1 GB
DDR SDRAM. This combi-
nation will later provide for
the perfect presentation of
HDTV as well as an OSD that
reacts extremely fast to re-
mote control commands.
The remote control included
by the manufacturer sits
nicely in your hand, is ergo-
nomic and is clearly labeled.
You won’t find an instal-
lation assistant in the Mini
HD; users will need to set up
all the basic functions them-
selves. The new Amiko re-
ceiver can provide the vid-
eo signal via HDMI in 480i,
Perfect mini Receiver
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