VisionDTV SAT-CI Digital sat TV card
Posted on: 06.09.2004 01:00:00


                               VisionDTV SAT-CI

Part-1-In the box

TwinHan VisionPlus VisionDTV SAT-CI price around £ 140.99

              day we will be looking at the VisionDTV Sat-CI from Twinhan/VisionPlus,

After looking at and reviewing there VisionDTV USB-Ter which was awarded gold and was easy and excellent to use I decided that this make is what I wanted in my HiFi/HTPC. Not only was I hoping it would be as good as and simple to use I chose the satellite card with built in pay TV card slot the VisionDTV Sat-CI. Is it as good well read on and find out. Let us get the box open and take a look inside shall we.



As you can see the device is well packaged in a similar way to the VisionDTV USB-Ter, So what’s in the box



Included in the box is the Software and Driver CD, instruction manual, remote, USB remote receiver and the batteries and the card itself. I was a bit gutted the Card adapter wasn’t included as I had a card waiting to slot in. but oh well that’s just something I am going to have to order. The whole package was well protected and in good condition, with the card itself obviously protected by anti static bag. Shall we take a closer look?



As You can see on the left the main cards card bay (cam pay TV expansion slot), on the left we see the remote receiver. Both were in excellent condition and un damaged. Shall we move on to specs and install.



Installation and specs


Key Features


• High quality digital satellite TV & radio receiving (DVB-S) • Designed-in common interface for pay TV receiving --You need extra CAM & subscribed smart card for pay channel reception • High speed Internet via satellite -- You need to apply an Internet ISP account first • DVB data service • Instant recording -- Record digitally as MPEG II format. 1 hour digital TV program is about 1.7G • Schedule recording -- You can set your own recording list and playback whenever you like • Time-shifting -- You can pause live TV shows and never miss any marvelous moment! • Electronic program guide (EPG) -- EPG tables offer the most updated channel information • Teletext -- Teletext page is only available in certain areas • Still frame capture • Multi channel preview matrix • Support DiSEqC1.2 & USALS • Transponder & satellite auto scan • Viewing & schedule recording different channels simultaneously • 16:9 wide screen • Multi-language output • Hot Keys • Favorite list • Video quality adjustment • MPEG II software decoding • Software upgradeable • Support remote control





• Input terminal: F-type 75 Ohm • Receiving frequency: 950~2150MHz tuning range • Input level: -65~25dbm • Support MCPC and SCPC


• Symbol rate: 2~45Msps • QPSK filter: Root-raised cosine filter with roll-off 0.35 • FEC: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and Auto

LNB & Switch control

• LNB supply voltage:13 or 18V • DiSEqC:1.2 • Support Data Burst & Tone Burst • Antenna and LNB control: 22KHz tone • Max. LNB supply current: 400MA with short circuit and surge protection

PCI interface

• PCI bus: PCI 2.2 compliant • Host bus burst rate: 132MB/s • Host bus width: 32 bit


• Max. No. Section filtering:32 PIDs • Engine: software • Descrambler: DVB descrambler(Common Interface) • Streams capture: PES and TS

A/V Format

• Video format: MPEG-II Main Profile& Main Level • Audio format: MPEG-II Audio layer I & II


System Requirements


• Windows 2000/XP • 600MHz CPU or above • 128M RAM or above • VGA Card with at least 8MB Memory • Sound Card • Microsoft Direct X 8.1 or above • Digital Satellite Dish & LNB

Retail package


• VisionDTV Sat-CI card • Infrared remote control with AAA batteries • Quick installation guide • Driver CD (Multi-lingual Software and User's Manual)


you can see the device is just as fully loaded as its little USB brother, but the big difference is this is for digital satellite reception. Free to air and pay per view.


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