The OEM Black Box 500S receiver runs on open-source software developed by hundreds of developers around the world. This is the ultimate machine. If you're looking for a VERY powerful unit, and something to have fun on, this is the unit for you. Not used for Cable (i.e. Virgin) Used for Sky and other Satellite broadcasters. This Blackbox 500S is by far the best FTA receiver in the market. This FTA box is in a class of it's own. Imagine full EPG functionality for all networks!!!!! No other FTA receiver can offer you that!

2 LED status
1 x Smartcard-Reader
Linux Operating System
MPEG2 Hardware decoding
Full automatic service scan
Channel-change time < 1 second
Unlimited channel lists for TV/Radio
100Mbit full duplex Ethernet Interface
Supports EPG (electronic program guide)
250 MHz IBM PowerPC Processor (350 Mips)
1 x Scart-interfaces (fully controlled by software)
Supports directly bouquet-lists (indirect unlimited)
Fully adaptable OSD in many languages (skin-support)
SPDI/F interface for digital bit stream out (AC-3 / DTS)
Supports multiple LNB-Switching control (supports DiSEqC)

Blackbox 500S Technical Data
Video decoder:
Video Formats 4:3 / 16:9
Letterbox precolating for 4:3
Video Standard PAL and NTSC
Audio Mode Dual (main/sub), Stereo
Video Compression MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compatible
Audiokompression MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 Layer I and II
Footage 16:9, automatic assimilation for 16:9 TV-Device (over Scart)
Frequency: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz

Video parameter:
Input Level FBAS 1 Vss +/- 0.3 dB on 75 Ohm
Teletext filter in conformity with ETS 300 472 Standard

Output: FBAS,RGB,S-VHS over OSD selectable

AFC +/- 3 MHz
Roll-off Factor 35 %
Input Impedance 75 Ohm
Demodulation Shaped QPSK
Frequency Range 950 - 2150 MHz
FEC Viterbi and Reed-Solomon
Signal Level - 65 dBm - 25 dBm
Demultiplexing according ISO 13818-1
Signal-to-Noise Level 12 dB max.
DBS-Tuner Input Connector F-Type female
Input Symbol rate 2 - 45 Mbaud/s, SCPC / MCPC
Viterbirate 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, automatic assimilation

100 MBit compatible, bi-directional interface
Function Update of Firmware and Preprogramming

LNB Power and polarisation:

LNB shut-off at Standby-Mode
LNB Current 500mA max. ; short-circuit-proof
LNB Voltage vertical < 14V without load, > 11,5V at 400mA
LNB Voltage horizontal < 20V without load, > 17,3V at 400mA

Count of active satellite position:
DiSEqC - Rotor Control

Output digital:
Output Level 0,5 Vss on 75 Ohm
Sampled Data Filtering 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
S/PDIF-Output optical (AC3)

Output analog:
Output Level L/R 0,5 Vss on 600 Ohm
THD > 60dB(1 kHz)
Crosstalk < -65 dB

Serial Interface RS 232:
Typ RS232 bidirectional
Bit rate 115,2 kBit/s max.
Plug Connector SUB-D-9
Function Update of Firmware and Preprogramming

Power consumption:
< 10W / 12V

Input voltage:
DC12V,alternating current +/- 15%

Extern power supply:
Input: 110-240V AC / 50-60Hz / 0,6A
Output: 12V = / 1A

Ambient Temperature +15°C to +35°C
Humidity < 80%