TELE-satellite International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 1 -12/2012
such a situation that some-
thing is dropped acciden-
tally. How to find it again
without sufficient light-
ning? With the WS-6936,
of course! Simply press the
F1 button for three seconds
and as if by magic an LED
flashlight that is built into
the rear panel comes on.
What a smart solution!
The meter is shipped with
a PDF manual on CD. In ad-
dition to the manual, this CD
also includes three sets of
pre-programmed satellite,
transponder and frequency
data for Europe, America
and Asia. Our test meter
came with all data for Eu-
rope already pre-installed,
so we did not need to do
all the initial programming
and were ready to rumble in
next to no time.
Under the bonnet, this
meter is driven by a 32-bit
processor clocked at 133
MHz, which is perfectly ca-
pable of swiftly perform-
ing all required jobs. When
looking at its core design
concept, the WS-6936 re-
sembles a combo receiver
and it comes as no surprise
that users are first greet-
ed by a main menu that is
made up of six items.
Two entries each deal with
DVB-S and DVB-T, namely
with signal reception/meas-
urement and spectrum dis-
play. The multimedia and
system settings entries
complement these four
items. As you surely will
have guessed, we were ea-
ger to look at all configura-
tions options in more detail.
A total of nine OSD lan-
guages are available to
make sure user and WS-
are on equal terms.
The received TV signal can
be shown on the integrated
monitor either in 16:9 or 4:3
format, and the coordinates
of the current location can
be keyed in – something
that is of high importance
for everyday use as a me-
ter, since it is only with this
information available to the
device that it can assist in
correctly aligning the anten-
na to any available satellite
The duration of the key-
pad backlighting can be set
individually, even though we
recommend setting this as
short as possible to econo-
mise on battery usage.
Even without backlighting
the keys can be read easily,
so there is no practical need
for being wasteful.
To round off the settings
options, it is possible to se-
lect which way the signal
level should be presented
dBµV, dBm, dBmV) and to
define the local time zone.
In addition, it is here that
Full-screen numerical presentation of signal level and
signal quality
Transponder search on TURKSAT 42° East
Thanks to the TP manager all transponder data stored in the
meter can easily be edited
DiSEqC protocols toneburst, 1.0 und 1.1 for static antennas
are supported
DiSEqC 1.2 and 1.3 are also implemented by the manufactu-
rer for motorised antennas