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Openbox S10 HD Satellite Receiver PVR

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  • 300 MHz MIPS Processor
  • Fully compliant MPEG-4 H.264/AVC Main Profile Level 3 & High Profile Level 4.1
  • Fully compliant MPEG-2 MP@HL & MP@ML
  • Fully compliant MPEG-1 Layer I & II & III, Dolby Digital Audio(AC3)
  • SCPC & MCPC receivable from C/Ku band satellites
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Openbox

Product Description

Features: Supports MPEG4/MPEG2-HD/SD,DVB-S2/DVB-S HDMI Vido & Audio output(576i,576p,720p,1080i) Dolby Audio(AC3) Compliant SCPC & MCPC Receivable from C/KU Band. DisEQC1.0/1.1/unicable/1.2/1.3 (USALS)Suppoted NIT Search,MPEG-5,HDMI1.3 Suppoted. PVR(External USB),EPG For 7 Days Suppoted Input Signal Level:-25dBm~-65dBm Multi-lingual DVB Subtitle And Teletext Suppoted Teletext And Subtitle OutThrough OSD. Multimedia Files Playback(by USB). Automatic And Manual Channel Scan Options. Multi-lingual On Menu Screen Supported (English,French,Deutsch,Spanish And Portuguese,etc). MPEG-2/H.264 Hardware Decoding,Videotext Decoder. YPrPb,RCA with Cvbs,SCART with Cvbs,HDMI(HDCP),Left/Right analog audio output(RCA),Digital audio output(SPDIF with coaxial or fiber) Digital Audio Output:S/PDIF By Coaxial And Optical,YcbCr Available. Screen Format:4:3/16:9 Auto.,2 Scarts(RGB,FBAS or S-Video). CA and CI(One Slot),10/100Mbit Ethernet Interface. 1 USB2.0 Port,USB media player to playback the media in USB flash disk or USB HDD or USB card reader with memory card or FW upgrading. Upgrade software & Update Channel Database Through USB2.0 Port. JPG,BMP,MP3,WMA Diectly Bouqet-lists.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B005JB3A20
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,761 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 26, 2011
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Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Roberto on March 4, 2012
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First of all, no book. I found one on the internet, but it didn't have the process for upgrading the firmware, which is necessary because it will not power an antenna motor with the lnb without it, according to the reportsI read on the net. I did find a book net, though, through a forum. I received the unit in excellent condition physically, it looked pretty and small. I bought a new DG380 Powertech motor which draws a max of 350ma of current. The LNB draws about 200ma. The Openbox S10 is only capable of 500ma max.current. So it didn't work, the motor wouldn't run with the lnb connected. So, I removed the motor to see if I could just set it up with one satellite, but after an hour of watching a tv program, it started rebooting, which means the receiver was shutting down because of too much of a load on the power supply (I think), and the receiver got pretty warm, and when I disconnected the lnb, the receiver became stable again. Since I don't live in the US, the receiver is not in warranty, which I knew. I am an electronics tech, and after looking the inside over, and cleaning many solder splashes and sloppy solder connections, it didn't solve the problem. So, I don't know whether the problem is poor design or just failure. I sure wasn't impressed with the workmanship.

Edit: After a bit of troublshooting, I found the problem with motor and lnb drive was that the Openbox aparently was designed for 220VAC Europe, etc., power input. I am running it on 220VAC now with no problem.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By G. Roth on May 12, 2012
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I ordered the Openbox S10 from Amazon and the supplier was L33T Group, Inc. I think experiences may differ based on who supplies it. I've been using this receiver about a month now.

Some people are selling fake clones of this receiver so I did check it based on information on a forum. The Openbox I received is an original and not a clone. The problem with clones is that if you update the firmware or change the OS, it will brick after 10 on and off cycles (forums did have work arounds for clones though).

I am using this strictly for FTA on Hispasat 30W. I don't use any cams or cards so can't tell you anything about compatibility with them. I use a fixed offset dish so I can't comment on motor controls but the menu has everything to use a motor. The receiver did not come with Hispasat freqs preloaded. I did a blind scan and it found every free to air tv and radio channel listed on LyngSat. I was not able to get EPG (electronic program guide) to work though. I think that HispaSat may not have an EPG for the U.S. beam though.

I connected a 16 Gb USB stick and use the PVR function. It works very well. I have it setup to auto-record whatever channel I am watching so I can pause or rewind live shows and it starts recording immediately after changing channels (1 to 2 seconds).

I noticed that audio/video sync was off on most channels by about 3 seconds and was quite annoying. I updated to the latest firmware and it fixed the problem. I think there are multiple ways to upgrade but the method I used required me to download it to the USB stick. You insert the USB stick into the Openbox and go to "Upgrade by USB" in the menu. It loses all settings after upgrading but HispaSat was in the new firmware. I had to set my LNB type and scan for all the channels again.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By B. Ferguson on April 27, 2012
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I've had an Openbox S9 receiver for over a year, and didn't think too highly of it. A few months ago, I found out that some S9 and S10 receivers were assembled with the wrong value resettable fuse in the LNB power supply. Mine was shutting off when the current hit 350mA, much too low. I replaced it, updated the receiver with new firmware, and what a difference! So I decided to take a chance on an openbox Openbox S10 (one that had been returned) and I'm very pleased. I checked for it being a "clone" receiver, it's not, it was priced at less than half of what I paid for my S9, and is much smaller physically. What's not to like? To those who have had problems, my suggestion would be to do your reading, take a couple days, or weeks, to learn how to set things up. BTW, these receivers have universal (100-240VAC) power supplies, and will work with any LNB. Do your research to determine what you need (LNB type, dish size, etc) and do a site survey to make sure you have a clear line of sight to the satellite(s) you want, or hire someone in the business.

EDIT: After a bit more than a month, I've decided that the S10 is not worth buying. The first problem I had was with the hard drive (DVR) function. I used a laptop hard drive in an enclosure, the same one I had used with my S9 for over a year, and the S10 couldn't handle the load, it started cycling power every 2 minutes or so. It's okay with separately powered hard drives or USB/flash type memory. Then it decided to stop sending power to the LNB. I can "piggyback" it to my S9 and change channels, so I know the tuner still works, but I have to watch the same satellite polarity that the S9 is on. I don't recommend this receiver.

Edit (again): I found the problem with the LNB power supply, there is a 220 ohm (1/10 W?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By workerbee on April 30, 2012
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I bough this openbox s10 from Amazon, And it works fine.And I downloaded new s/w from Yojiatech and upgraded it,and it was ok....
Then I turn it on one night and it shows on the screen "this is clone..." and it is dead.The supplier sent me the clone one but charged me the price of an original!
What a dishonest supplier!!
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