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Openbox F-500

The model range of receivers Openbox® F-300FTA, X-800/810 / 820CI has already managed to earn great popularity among consumers. Distinctive features of these receivers are the maximum simplicity, convenience, high technical parameters and reasonable price.



The company "SAT SYSTEMS" in 2008 offers to the market a beginner - Openbox® F-500 FTA, which, we think, will become the leader in the class of FTA receivers. For the first time the model was presented at the exhibition "EEBC '2007", and the start of sales was scheduled for the end of 2007.



The receiver comes in a stylish package in dark green. Inside the package is the device itself, the remote control with AAA batteries, 3RCA cord, and a user manual in Russian with a warranty card.

Distinctive features of the receiver Openbox® F-500:
  • Indicator of the quality level of the received channel on the front panel of the receiver
  • 7-segment 5-digit indicator of the number of the received channel
  • Expanded permissible channel flow rate from 1000 to 45000
  • New Sharp input unit with blind search mode
  • Faster search and switching channels with low flow rates
  • High-quality audio / video switch from Sony
  • New premium remote control
  • Three SCART connectors (TV, VCR, DVD)
  • Rich functionality and powerful technical support.

The receiver Openbox® F-500 FTA is made in the new package. The design of the front panel was developed by our company, and has no analogues. Its black color combined with silver metallic body, stylish POWER button with internal two-color backlight, moderately bright 7-segment 5-digit green indicator - all this fits perfectly into the interior of your room.

The main difference of this receiver from all others, previously supplied by our company to the market is that this model is FULLY developed by our company - appearance design, constructive, schematics, wiring and layout of printed circuit boards, not to mention software - which is always was the “highlight” of TM® Openbox receivers !!!



Another distinctive feature of the new model is the 10-segment indicator of the quality of the received channel (now there is no need to stretch once more at the remote control to check the signal quality level when a picture spills up or weather conditions deteriorate - everything is said to be “obvious”).
Also on the front panel there are 7 control buttons for the main modes of operation of the receiver, which almost completely duplicate the main buttons of the remote control, the 5-segment 7-digit indicator of the received channel number (with the ability to indicate the loading modes - receiver data and software downloads, indication modes work loader, etc.)





Behind the receiver resembles the previous models:
  • HF tuner input "IF IN" and loopback output "IF OUT"
  • Input and output modulator "ANT IN" and "TV OUT", respectively
  • Analog RCA sound output "AUDIO R / L"
  • Composite RCA video output "VIDEO"
  • RCA switch for "0 / 12V" switch
  • 2 x SCART connectors (TV and VCR)
  • RS232 port for connecting to a computer
  • Optical digital sound output "S / PDIF"

But the presence of three black oblong connectors SCART (TV, VCR, DVD) - from the category of innovations ...



The remote control of the combined silver-black color is made of high-quality "warm" plastic. The design and construction of the remote control is also fully developed by our company. Therefore, the location of the buttons, their size and the necessary pressing force are chosen almost perfectly. Thanks to the protrusion of the battery compartment, the remote control is very comfortable in the hand and does not slip out. The presence of remote controls of this class can not boast even some receivers of the highest category of complexity ...



What is behind the silver metal lid ??? Constructive receiver is made on 3 printed circuit boards, each of which carries its own functional purpose - motherboard, power supply and information board printed circuit board.
The power supply unit (in the photo below) was developed taking into account the many years of experience in the repair and maintenance of receivers, its reliability and correctness of circuitry has been confirmed by many years of stable operation of Openbox® F-300FTA, X-800 / 820CI receivers. Electrolytic capacitors in the power supply are used only with the maximum operating temperature of 105 °.



Changes occurred on the main board (green), which is built on the processor STi5518. The STi5518 chip itself (closed with a square radiator) can hardly be called super new, but it is only a “tool” that can “sound” in the capable hands of our programmer like the famous Stradivarius violin.

At the top of the main board is a long silver box. This is a new input unit manufactured by Sharp BS2F7VZ7395, which is built on the STV0288 chip manufactured by STMicroelectronics http://www.alldatasheet.com/view.jsp?Search=STV0288.

The main feature of the input block BS2F7VZ7395 is that the STV0288 chip has the function of "blind" search without a significant deterioration in the level of the received signal !! Those. The sensitivity of the receiver Openbox® F-500 FTA is not inferior to the old line of Openbox® F-300 - X-8XX. It is about this receiver that all DXs are dreaming, since combining good sensitivity with blind searching is a very difficult task. Now there really is no need to know the parameters of transponders, the Openbox® F-500 FTA receiver can find active transponders and save them to the list, you just need to fine tune the antenna to any of the satellites received in your area!

Currently, no one will be surprised by plasma or LCD screens with a solid screen diagonal size. These screens allow you to "see more", so they require a source with the highest possible signal quality.

In the Openbox® F-500 FTA receiver, a solution has been implemented that is used by a number of companies in the PVR-class receivers - the use of Sony A / V switch! What gives the use of this video switch ??? Owners of Openbox® X-810 receivers know this very well, namely, high-quality and realistic picture on your TV screen with the ability to adjust the output level in RGB mode. These quality indicators combined with the ability to reformat video from 4/3 to 16/9 standard and vice versa, give the Openbox F-500 FTA a huge advantage when compared with FTA receivers of class ...



It should be noted that the highest quality image can be obtained on the screen only when using a SCART cable (RGB or PbPrY signals). So if you have recently purchased a large-screen TV, then consider purchasing the appropriate cable.

The use of the Sony CXA2161R switch in a budget-level receiver once again confirms our company's desire to always offer quality products to the market at reasonable prices that give maximum opportunities to their owners. In addition, the use of the third DVD Scart connector will significantly expand the switching capabilities of the Openbox® F-500 FTA receiver (someone will probably remember the old Nokia 9200-9600 receivers with their super-quality picture and three cards) ...