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— 1 -12/2012
product, much like your
smartphone or tablet’. You
could call it technology with
an attitude.
Still, looks can be deceiv-
ing and a truly successful
product must also shine from
within. All the more reason
for us to have a closer look
at the technology used and
to put the Jiuzhou DTP2100
to a demanding test.
Following our own tradi-
tion, we start with the front
panel: A total of four LEDs
indicate the current operat-
ing mode (Lock, Net, Run,
Standby) so that users are
never left in the dark as to
what their box is up to.
The Jiuzhou DTP2100
comes with a fairly large
IR field right on the front,
which makes sure all com-
mands sent from the remote
control are executed swiftly
and reliably. In keeping with
the general design, however,
this area is neatly integrat-
ed and does not reduce the
overall appeal of the receiver
at all.
The rear panel does not
fail to impress us either,
Main menu of the Jiuzhou
Main DVB-T menu.
Manual channel search.
Automatic channel search.
Channels that should be
deleted are only marked for
deletion at first. The user
has to reconfirm once again
before deletion actually takes
You need to press OK
once again for the marked
channels to be finally deleted.
Display settings.
Creating timer entries
reminds us of smartphone
configuration. It is, however,
set up in a very user-friendly
PVR features such as
timeshift viewing become
available a soon as an
external storage medium is
attached to the receiver.
Electronic program guide
of the DTP2100.
Events can be marked for
recording directly in the EPG.
A total of eight favourites
lists are available, all of which
can be renamed as required.
One of the eight favourites
The built-in teletext
decoder works flawlessly.
HD channels via DVB-T
are processed without even
the slightest problem.
and offers all connection
options we would have ex-
pected from a latest genera-
tion DVB-T receiver. To be
precise, you will find an RF
input socket for hooking up
the DVB-T antenna, an HDMI
output, an S/PDIF digital au-
dio output, two USB inter-
faces for external storage
media, a mini-SD card read-
er, an RJ45 network socket,
phone jacks for CVBS video
and stereo audio as well as
a socket for connecting the
external 12V power supply
The last item, in particu-
lar, is a welcome feature for
DVB-T receivers, since it is
only with 12V power supply
that they can be used in cars
or caravans as well.
The remote control that
is shipped with the receiver
leaves us with a good first
impression, thanks to its
smart key layout. Labelling,
on the other hand, is a dif-
ferent story. We would have
appreciated more compre-
hensive and clearer label-
ling of certain keys for DVB-
T use, as we will explain in
more detail later. Altogether,
the build quality and level of
workmanship of the Jiuzhou
DTP2100 are quite impres-
When you turn on the re-
ceiver for the first you’re
not greeted by an installa-
tion wizard for a change. In-
stead, the main menu of the
DTP2100 appears on screen.
Another thing that is pecu-
liar is that the new Jiuzhou
Android receiver is split into
two different areas. One
is LiveTV, which deals with
DVB-T reception, and the
other area takes care of all
Android-based features and
functions of the receiver.
In line with this setup, our
test report will also first deal
with DVB-T reception, fol-
lowed by an in-depth look at
all Android features.
Selecting LiveTV in the
main menu brings you right
to the previously watched
channel or shows an empty
channel list in case no chan-
nel search has been per-
formed yet.
If you want to call up all