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Hardware and Features

This is the box shown at the Mediacast in London. As you ca see, it is based on a modular system with currently 3 single modules (from bottom to top):

  • a basedevice with a lot of high integrated hardware
  • a PVR-/DVD-extension with a harddisk and a DVD-recorder
  • a 5.1 audiodecoder
  • small exhibition box image
    (click on image for a bigger view)


  • 250 MHz IBM PowerPC 405 Processor (350 Mips)
  • 80 MB RAM
  • 8 MB Flash ROM
  • one Common Interface (CI) slot
  • two smartcard reader (Conax + Conax oder Conax + Seca)
  • hardware MPEG-audio- and videodecoder
  • ready to support MPEG4
  • hardware MP3 audiodecoder
  • DVB-S (Sat), DVB-C (Kabel) und DVB-T (terrestrisch) tunermodels
  • 100 Mbit/s fullduplex Ethernet interface
  • USB connector for keyboard, mouse, foto camera, etc.
  • graphical LC-Display
  • built-in IDE (UDMA-66) master/slave connector for all standard harddisks
  • optical out (S/PDIF Toslink) for PCM, AC3 and DTS
  • Video-connectors:
  •       - two SCART
          - one Composite (CVBS)
          - one S-Video
  • one 12V software controllable output

  • Linux based
  • multi language OSD
  • hardware assisted display of pictures (photocd, foto camera, etc.) on TV
  • unlimited channellists
  • unlimited bouquet- and favourite lists
  • very fast and smooth channel switching
  • fast and completely automatic channelsearch
  • DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0
  • DVB-compliant EPG
  • EPG-support fuerfor non-DVB formats (MTV, Canal+ etc.)
  • Teletext support
  • Multimedia applications like Web-browser, E-Mail-client etc.

  • PVR-/DVD-extension

  • built in harddisk, currently 80 to 120GB
  • built in DVD Recorder supports DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW
  • integrated 6 in 1 Flash Card reader (Compact Flash, MMC etc.)

  • timeshifted recordings
  • trick replay (fast forward, rewind, slowmotion, instant replay)
  • start recordings through timer, epg, quick start
  • recordings are accessible from any PC connected to the same network
  • copy recordings from harddisk to DVD
  • DVD-Video conforming (enables playback in any DVD player)
  • playback of DVD Video and SVCD
  • playback of CD audio, including CD-Text support
  • playback of MP3 CDs
  • Kodak Picture-CD and Photo-CD support
  • the DVD recorder inside the box is shared through the ethernet in a way that every PC can use it as if it was built directly into this PC (allows recording to DVD from the PC)

  • 5.1 Audiodecoder

  • Dolby Digital (AC-3) 5.1 Multichannel Decoder
  • Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Pro Logic und Stereo Mode
  • Maximum, Standard, Late Night Dynamic Range Compression Mode
  • Precision Digital Output Volume and Mute Control
  • Precision 96KHz/24bit ADC and DAC with Lowpass Active Filter
  • EEPROM Setup Status Memory when AC Power Shut Off

  • With frendly support from MNC Ltd. und Chaintech Computer Co Ltd.