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TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Leading Digital TV Industry Publication

— 03-04/2015

23. USB media playback

24. MP3 playback

25. TS video playback

26. ISDB-T frequency search

27. ISDB-T channel search

28. Frequency identification

29. Spectrum display in ISDB-T mode

30. TV playback in ISDB-T mode with detailed

channel information

31. PVR function

32. Recording the currently received channel

33. Recording the currently received channel

the antenna we finally catch a

signal, but is it really beamed

from the satellite we’re aim-

ing at? The CB200 HD has a

solution for that scenario –

it’s called Automatic Satellite

Detection and works like a

charm. Thanks to the meter’s

pre-stored satellite and tran-

sponder database the device

is capable of identifying the

source satellite of an incom-

ing signal almost instantly.

Of course we tried out that

feature several times and

can confirm that it worked

surprisingly reliably, even

though you should always

bear in mind that the CB200

HD can only detect those

satellites that are included

in the pre-stored list or have

been entered manually. So

if you work with some less

widely received positions

chances are the meter might

not be able to identify those.

The DiSEqC search feature

turned out to work just as

smoothly in our test – us-

ing it allows the CB200 HD to

read out the entire configu-

ration of a DiSEqC 1.0 or 1.1

switch. In combination with

multi-focus antennas this is

a great benefit and a hugely

welcome tool. DiSEqC detec-

tion helped us save valuable

time, which in the real world

translates into money that

can be saved. Not a bad deal,

don’t you think?

Then there is a menu item

with the somewhat mysteri-

ous description Packet Con-

trol. What’s that all about?

We believe it hides an ex-

tremely helpful feature that

allows you to monitor signal

level and signal quality of up

to eight transponders at a

time. If you’re dealing with

complex distribution setups,

for example, Packet Control

will quickly identify any sig-

nal tilt on one of the tran-

sponders. How does signal

tilt appear in the first place?

Coax cables exceeding a

certain length unfortunately

tend to cause more attenu-

ation on higher frequencies

than on lower frequencies,

which in turn may prompt a

low-threshold satellite tuner

to over-modulate those lower

frequencies. With the help of

the CB200 HD and its simul-

taneous presentation of up to

eight transponders this prob-

lem can be detected right at

the outset and can be recti-

fied using a sat slope, for ex-

ample. A sat slope is a com-

ponent that is looped into the

coax cable in order to add low

frequency attenuation so that

in the end you arrive at a per-

fectly balanced distribution


The CB200 HD can be used

to control a DiSEqC motor

using both the DiSEqC 1.2

and DiSEqC 1.3 protocols,