Vu + Solo HD (Linux)

Specification and Review

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Vu + Solo

Main Features

  • DVB-S2 Single Tuner HD Zapper, PVR ready

    Linux OS
  • 1 x Smartcard-Reader
  • 2 x Common Interface
  • 2 x USB2.0
  • 10/100Mbit Ethernet Interface
  • electronic program guide
  • Full automatic service scan
  • Multimedia plug-in support
  • Various OSD skin supported
  • Low deep standby power usage is under 1.0 W

Vu+ Solo

HD Linux based model

Card Slot with multicrypt decoder

Standard CAM Slot


Vu+ Technical Specifications
Smart card slot (Xcrypt embedded) 1
Common Interface 2
USB 2.0 1
Key Standby, Vol –/+, Ch –/+


Sat-IF input

1 x F-type socket

Connection TV/VCR

1 x Scart socket

Video output (analogue)

3 x Cinch socket (YPbPr)/1 x Cinch-socket

Video/audio output (digital)

1 x HDMI

Audio output (analogue)

2 x Cinch socket

Audio output (digital)

Standard optical (SPDIF)

USB 2.0

1 x USB 2.0



RS 232



Mains voltage

100-240/50-60 V/Hz

Power consumption
(Max./typ. operation/stand-by)



RF range

950-2150 MHz

Modulation, FEC, de-multiplexer

DVB-S/DVB-S2 standard


Video resolution

CCIR 601 (720 x 576 lines), 576p, 720p, 1080i

Video decoding

MPEG-2, MPEG-4 compatible

Input data rate

2-45 MSymb/s


> 53 dB



Dolby Digital, MPEG-4 (AAC-HE), MPEG-1, Layer 1, 2 and 3

Sampling rate

32/4.1/48 kHz


> 65 dB


LNB supply (horiz./vert.)

13/18V ;Max. 500mA

Control signal

22kHz ; ToneBurst ; DiSEqCTM1.0/1.1/1.2


Dimensions (W x H x D)

280 x 50 x 200 mm

Weight (without HDD)

App. 1.42kg

Vu+ Solo

Sockets from left to right

  • Dish IN
  • Programming RS232
  • Scart
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • USB
  • YPrPb
  • Video/L/R
  • Digi Audio


These very well specified receivers have good online backup and good stable performance. Why would you want a dreambox clone when the Vu+ range has great performance, good tuner, stable operation and a MUCH lower price

The Vu+ range are linux based receivers which are programmable by the user. You can introduce software patches from the Vu+ support sites

As well as the usual linux features, the Vu + has blind search built in, so making channel bouquets is not such a huge task, by using blind search you can eliminate the problem of 'out of date' bouquets downloaded from 3rd party sites.

You can download free , the Vu+ toolbox software from this site , which includes the Vu+ channel editor. FTP software is also listed if you prefer to use that to upload your files to the box.

The Vu+ receivers get much praise on the online forums for good reason, they are the best value available for the satellite enthusiast.


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