Thursday, January 24, 2013

Philips DSR7141 (Embedded mediaguard) SECA HDTV STB

 Philips DSR7141 (Embedded mediaguard) SECA HDTV STB
Heh, finally a receiver, as we Canal Digital accustomed! And that is not surprising, because wherever possible adorns the log of the manufacturer: Philips is on the box next to "Made by Pace. Pace is English, so the expectations of the receiver should not try too high to drive. But pace is also responsible for the first "real" canal digital receiver now about 15 years ago and even then it was all advice to any available receivers (currently two) above the Pace NOT to buy, among other things because at Pace had thought it was handy if every time you turned on the receiver channels could read again, because then you always have a fresh channel list. A super smart idea as long as you do not over 100 channels can be received, then it is difficult.

Then pace is the pace puma made, unfortunately this receiver never really 'good', in software, but technically a nice product. We last fiasco Pacemaker yet seen the HD1000 model, made for the English market. After booting the receiver true we have done with it, because of the very limited menu, not the works of the ci locks etc.

But now there is the Philips. Maarja. Great fun thing in the caravan or on the boat, because with this device we spontaneously 10 years back in time. Functionally almost identical to the SD versions of Philips, at least if the software would work, because canal digital for a while been proud software changes in the area of ​​'Now the clock works even when the receiver is in standby mode.

The operation is very simple, once you get the helpdesk canal digital all required (secret) information have received the software updates to force. Do not expect the antenna values ​​that the receiver indicates correct (only with astra lnb wants the receiver also indicate that you Astra3 receiving it) and if he stuck you can always have the adapter as from the outlet, and usually he does it again.

Another advantage: there is a network connection. The disadvantage is that Philips or Pace further tell you what you can do with it. The same goes for the USB connection anyway. An optical digital audio output is lacking as an antenna loop-through function and a component video output ..

Furthermore, there is little to complain about this receiver, but we do not stop after the canal through digital definition also went to paste:

Description: By Canal Digital certified digital satellite receiver for reception of SD and HD channels via satellite. The Philips DSR 7141 is a compact HDTV receiver suitable for use with Canal Digital smart cards. This HD zapper has a Fast Scan mode and you can easily create a multi-day Electronic Program Guide (EPG).

The receiver features a built-Mediaguard smart card slot. In addition to an HDMI connector, the receiver also have two SCART sockets. The receiver is an attractive high-gloss design cast and why not look out of place in your living room. Moreover, this satellite is very energy efficient in the 'deep' standby mode consumes only 0.4 watts.

Dimensions: 26 x 17.6 x 4.4 cm

Specifications: Hard disk: no
Number of channels: 4000
Tuner (s): 1
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
HDMI output
TV Scart 1 (RGB, CVBS)
VCR Scart: 1 (CVBS)
Digital Audio Out (S / PDIF): Coaxial
Analog Audio Out: Jack L / R
Cardreader: Embedded Mediaguard
Picture formats: 4:3 / 16:9 Letterbox
Suitable for Triple Sat
Power Consumption: 10.1 W / 9.8 W / 0.4 W
Weight: 1 kg

In short: It is a HDTV satellite receiver that the best comes into its own in a closet, which only works with a canal digital smartcard and its biggest advantage as he shows off: he then consumes extra little power.

This receiver is definitely not recommended, unless you are just looking for an extremely simple receiver where you can do nothing wrong and you certainly should have no expectation.