Amiko 8150HD

Specification and Review

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Amiko have really done a great job with this budget priced receiver, the pictures are clear, functions are very easy to use

 

Specifications
8150

The Amiko 8150HD

  • Conax embedded card reader
  • ( multi crypt )
  • 6000 channels (TV and Radio) programmable
  • Web Server, stream sat channels to your Android devices
  • 2 High Speed USB 2.0 Connections
  • Ethernet Connection & USB WiFi Ralink RT5370 chip
  • YouTube 
  • RSS Reader & Weather Forecast
  • Recording to External disc
  • Timeshift support
  • Channel Recording & Timeshifting together
  • Channel switching time less than 1 second
  • True-color, User Friendly On-Screen Display
  • Full Picture In Graphic (PIG) function
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for on screen channel information
  • Subtitles
  • Teletext supported by VBI insertion and software emulation
  • Parental lock facility by channel and program event
  • Program and Channel backup and restore functions
  • Satellite Blind Scan & Fast Scan support
  • Unicable Support
  • DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and USALS Compatible
  • Full HD (1080p) Output via HDMI
  • Multi-Language support
  • Software upgrade support via USB, Network, RS232
  • Power Consumption in Stand-By: <0.5W

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Watch satellite, use the box as a media centre - full remote control when watching HD movies . Stream video to other devices. Watch IPTV, WebTV.

Use a WiFi Dongle to connect to your network, or rj45 cable.

The Amiko 8150HD is a single tuner satellite receiver , PVR Ready via external USB HDD (not included), multimedia playback, wireless USB dongle support (optional extra - available separately), USB 3G , Softcam interface available with software download.

 

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This Amiko model gets my vote for the best in its price bracket, for picture quality, functions, menu design and ease of use. For German and Spanish language channels, this is pretty much unbeatable for value.

The Organiser function ( top left on main menu ) is perfect and really easy to use, to save groups of channels as your favourites, then re-order the channels in each of your groups , just as you like them. Very intuitive, easy to use, correct any errors you may have entered.

For Turkish too, there are advantages, blind search on the 8150 will find all the many channels on the Turksat satellite, with their incredible variety of symbol rates , without any problems.

My only gripe, is that the encrypted and clear channels are not identified when you are storing favourites, so it's sometimes a little difficult to ensure you have the right ones.

Once you have all your channels grouped and sorted , always make a backup of the settings with the menu/system/upgrade function, onto a memory stick, its available then, to get back to full operation, if you ever accidentally delete any channel or satellite

Its possible to copy web-stream addresses (.m3u ) and create a simple text file, from which they can be loaded into the 8150 and easily watched from the menu. This simple function is quite impressive, for a box of this price.

Sockets & Connectors

  • Dish IN
  • Digital Audio
  • Scart
  • USB
  • HDMI
  • Rj45 ethernet
  • RS232

The 8150HD model has front and rear USB sockets

Can be used for WiFi or loading software or recording discs.

USB

 

 

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