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TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 02-03/2012
What‘s the difference be-
tween a super receiver and a
normal receiver?
If it‘s a Linux receiver
you‘re talking about, then
the answer is clear: it‘s when
it can boot in more than
just one Linux image. For
the Linux operating system
there are a number of very
sophisticated user interfaces
that each have there own
special highlights.
TELE-satellite has already
reported on Linux receivers
that can boot in two different
images. But the brand new
AZBox ME can actually start
with three different images
and that for us makes it a
super receiver. Naturally the
AZBox ME can do a lot more
than just start with three dif-
ferent user interfaces.
This surprising receiver
makes quite an impression.
The housing is made of black
metal while the front visor is
a mix of brushed aluminum
and a black acrylic visor be-
hind which can be found a
VFD display. The shape of
the receiver is easy to de-
scribe: it is perfectly square
all around (25cm x 24 cm x
4 cm).
The simple design of the
receiver was also carried
over to the front visor which
is just as minimalistic in de-
sign. You can only see a sin-
gle button surrounded by an
LED ring the color of which
indicates the operational
status of the receiver, as well
as a VFD display that can
show alphanumeric charac-
ters in blue and a USB port.
It was nice to see that the
AXBox designers installed
the USB port in the proper
orientation so that a USB
stick won‘t face down when
it‘s inserted. It‘s a minor
detail but, nevertheless,
we can‘t quite understand
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why some manufacturers
don‘t install the USB port
the proper way. A stylish „Z“
made out of brushed alumi-
num, the logo of the AZBox
family, rounds out the front
panel of the receiver. We ap-
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