Thursday 02-August-2012, 14:59
### Review Thread created on public demand###
Here we review the SOLID HDS2 2100 MPEG4 DVB-S2 Full HD 1080p Satellite Receiver with USB PVR set-top box. I got this sample stb from a stockist in my city.
Price is Rs2200 plus handling charges.
The packaging seems good and information/highlights are clearly written on the box like MPEG4 Full HD 1080p, 8PSK, H.264, HDMI etc. So lesser chances of getting cheated if the box tells all the points with confusing technical jargons.
The box is built of metal with sufficient ventilations on the sides. During an hours operation, the box was not warm at all. Robust body with the "Solid" logo on the top, holes for airflow at the bottom are good.
The earlier HDS2 2100 had a 12Volt external adapter, this one has a 230 volt power cord. Power consumption is 15 Watts lesser than what other FTA boxes consume.
Good connectivity options LNB In, Loop Out to connect to another stb, Composite, Component Video, HDMI Out, Co-axial Digital Audio Out at the back panel.
The front panel has the Power and Signal Lock LED indicators and a numeric channel display that serves as a digital clock in standby.
USB slot is enclosed inside a plastic lid also having a card slot like thing that is not functional.
The remote is designed wisely with buttons operable by single hand as the remote is thin enough to fit in one hand.