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— 1 -12/2012
HD channels can easily be
The MP3 player can also
process and display cover art
The integrated media player
supports all the common
The media player can
also play back full HD videos
without any problems
The channel list can be
limited to individual satellite
There are also eight freely
loadable Favorites lists that
round out our overall positive
impression of the channel
list editing capabilities of the
HDS275. In this way, every
family member can set up
their own Favorites list with
their favorite channels.
In addition to typical set-
tings such as OSD language
and time, the Basic settings
menu also comes with some
interesting extras.
One of those is the ‘Option
Boot on Channel’ setting that
lets you program the receiv-
er to go to a specifically de-
fined channel every time the
receiver is turned on and not
just the channel that was last
viewed. Not only that, you
can also select the maximum
size of any recorded data
GB or Unlimited).
It lets you elegantly bypass
that problem of maximum
GB file sizes in FAT32 for-
matted storage devices.
As far as PVRs go, the
HDS275 shines; in addition to
standard PVR functions, the
Panodic can also automati-
cally add an already started
recording to the Timeshift
cache memory. The size of
the Timeshift can also be ad-
justed by the user.
Before closing the main
menu and watching TV, the
user should take one more
look in the Settings menu.
Since the receiver supports
resolutions via HDMI in 480p,
i, 576p, 576i, 720p, 1080i
and 1080p modes, it is capa-
ble of providing full HD sig-
nals to modern TVs.
All of these settings capa-
bilities are further enhanced
by an Auto-standby function
that can be automatically ac-
tivated after a user-settable
one, two or three hours and
by the individual adjustment
of contrast, brightness, satu-
ration and color tone of the
displayed video signal. After
our extensive excursion in-
side the new HDS275’s menu
structure, it was finally time
to have a closer look at this
receiver’s everyday opera-
A push of the OK button
on the remote control dis-
plays, just like with almost
any other receiver, the chan-
nel list. The channel list with
the HDS275 is presented in a
nicely organized fashion and
can be limited to only FTA or
CAS channels.
We also liked the running
ticker used for lengthy chan-
nel names. In this way you
can see the entire name of
a channel instead of just the
first set of characters that
happen to fit. Channel surf-
ing is a pleasure with the
HDS275; less than one sec-
ond is needed to switch be-
tween channels. With the pic-
ture and audio quality there
was also nothing to complain
about but we really didn’t ex-
pect any less from Panodic.
Thanks to the receiver’s
MB main memory and
its 4 MB Flash memory, the
receiver reacts very quickly
to commands from the re-
mote control. After switching
to a new channel, an Info bar
appears momentarily at the
bottom of the screen provid-
ing data on the current pro-
gram but not the next pro-
Aside from that, the Info
bar also shows other typical
data such as the current time
and the encryption method
used. To get an overview of
the currently available pro-
grams, a simple push of the
EPG button on the remote
control is needed to display
all the programming infor-
mation from the provider.
The display of the EPG can be