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— 06-07-08/2012
solute must to have in any of
today‘s digital receivers and
should be integrated into a
high-end product like the
Skyworth HT21. The same
is also true for the automatic
time setting via the DVB-
T data stream so that user
merely needs to enter the
time difference of the users
location from UTC/GMT.
Despite the fact that the
number of available DVB-T
channels will never be able
to keep up with the number
of satellite channels.
Skyworth still incorpo-
rated extensive channel list
editing capabilities into their
receiver. The user can move
channels around, rename
them, lock them or delete
them, or move them into
one of eight different Favor-
ites lists. These Favorites
lists cannot be individually
named but are instead dif-
ferentiated from each other
by symbols. The channel list
can also be sorted alphabeti-
cally, by PayTV/FreeTV or by
frequency. Yes, this feature
is available although you
might find that you hardly
ever use it.
The tuner in the HT21
does not support DVB-T2 so
in many cases you might not
be able to enjoy an HD pic-
ture. The HT21 can handle
HD content but for some
reason the manufacturer
unfortunately opted to do
without a DVB-T2 tuner. We
tested this with an HD signal
in MPEG-4/H.264 on a DVB-T
carrier and can confirm that
it worked perfectly.
A momentary push of
the OK button presents the
channel list and after every
channel change the receiver
blends in, as we expected, an
informative Info bar with in-
formation on the current and
upcoming programs. A push
of the EPG button opens up
a complete electronic pro-
gramming guide that lists all
the channels on the currently