Technisat HDFV review

Freeview HD, USB recording and more on this smooth performer

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Technisat hdvf

Whatever the resolution of your flatscreen TV – HD Ready 720p pr Full HD 1080p – it's worth using this box's 1080p output if your TV can accept the signal; you'll find the onscreen menus are a jot clearer.

Attached to a Full HD telly the HDFV managed to deliver clear and concise images from BBC HD, with a sequence from athletics' European Championships spotlessly rendered without any picture noise.

Colours are also impressively bold and bright, and though that characteristic remains for standard definition digital channels, there's none of that stunning HD detail; BBC One appeared relatively clean and upscaled just enough to fit a bigscreen TV, but with the odd jagged edge and pixellated area on show.

Recordings, meanwhile, are identical to the original broadcasts; good news, since archiving to a PC (as TS files) is possible.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSatellite Receiver
Scan Format1080p
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p, SDTV, HDTV
Aspect Ratio Supported16:9
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Channel CoverageUHF
Brand NameTechniSat Digital
FeaturesElectronic Program Guide, Auto Program, Favorite Channel List, Parental Control
Service TypeFreeview HD
HDCP SupportedYes
Display Screen TypeLED
Digital TunerDVB-T2, DVB
Operating Power Consumption8.20 W
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height37 mm
Width280 mm
Depth155 mm
Audio FormatsMP2, MP3, HE-AAC, AC3
Language SupportedEnglish
ManufacturerTechniSat Digital GmbH
Product NameSatellite Receiver
Video FormatsMPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, MPEG, VOB
Input Voltage12 V DC
Manufacturer Part Number0006/4940
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The HDFV is designed for the reception of the Freeview HD service, offering viewers the opportunity to watch spectacular high definition programming from BBC HD, ITV1HD and C4HD via their existing TV aerial.

The HDFV offers class-leading functionality including multimedia playback from USB storage devices and networked PCs or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) - as well as Digital Video Recorder (DVR) functionality via USB to an external hard disk drive.

Embracing the concept of the connected home, the HDFV can connect to a home network using a fixed connection or wirelessly with the optional TechniSat WLAN Adaptor. This allows movies music and pictures to be streamed directly from the PC or NAS to the TV.

Universal plug and play connectivity ensures seamless operation with all operating systems and offers the opportunity to greatly extent the file formats playable on the HDFV via 'on-the-fly' transcoding from supported servers.

Package Contents
  • Satellite Receiver
  • HDMI Lead
Limited Warranty3 Year