Amiko Alien 2

Specification and Review

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The main difference between this and other satellite receivers is the ability to watch internet streams as well as satellite channels.



Alien 2

Alien2 HD

  • MPEG-Fully DVB-S / DVB-S2 HD compliant
  • Linux Embedded OS
  • 2 Conax Embedded Card Readers
  • Endless possibilities with Plug-In support
  • YouTube, SHOUTcast Radio, and Picasa Compatible
  • Weather forecast & Rss Reader Functions
  • S/PDIF for digital audio or Dolby Digital Bit-Stream output
  • DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and USALS
  • Endless channels (TV and Radio) programmable
  • Multilingual menu text support
  • Channel list editing
  • Favourite channel list editing
  • True-color On-Screen Display (OSD)
  • Full Picture In Graphic (PIG) function
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for on screen channel information
  • Subtitle supported
  • Teletext supported by software emulation
  • Parental lock facility by channel and program event
  • Program and Channel information transfer from receiver to receiver
  • HDMI HD Video/Audio Output
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • LED Display for service information
  • RTC (Real-Time-Clock)
  • Time Shift
  • Video Recording
  • Recording one channel and Time Shifting another channel (optional)
  • Full HD 1080p output via HDMI
  • AVI, MKV, MPG, TS, WMA, WMV, M2TS, FLV, DAT, ASF, MP3 playback
  • Software Upgrade support via USB, RS232 or Internet
  • Message, FAQ and User Manual support
  • Download files from FTP server
    Main Processor: 450M Hz based CPU
    Flash Memory: Nor flash: 8MB X 1 ; Nand flash:512MB X 1
    DDR SDRAM: DDR2 128MB x 2

    Tuner Type: DVB-S / DVB-S2
    Input Connector: F-type, Connector, Female
    Loop Through: F-type, Connector, Female
    Signal Level: -65 to -25 dBm
    LNB Power & Polarization: Vertical: +13V/+14V, Horizontal: +18V/+19V, Current: Max. 500mA, Overload Protection
    22KHz Tone: Frequency: 22±1KHz
    DiSEqC Control: Amplitude: 0.6±0.2V, Version 1.0, 1.1 1.2, USALS Available
    Demodulation: QPSK, 8PSK
    Input Symbol Rate: 2-45 Mbps, Convolution Code Rate
    1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6,7/8,1/4,1/3,2/5,3/5,4/5,8/9,9/10 and Auto

    Input Voltage: Free Voltage (100~240V AC, 50/60Hz)
    Power Consumption: 20W MAX
  • MPEG TS A/V Decoding
    Transport Stream: MPEG-2, H.264
    Input Rate: Max.120Mbit/s
    Aspect Radio: 4:3, 16:9, Letter Box
    Video Decoding: MPEG-2, MP@ML, MPEG-4 part 10/H264
    Video Resolution: 720*480P/I, 720*576P/I, 1280*720p,1920*1080i, 1920*1080p
    Audio Decoding: MEPG-1 layer I/II, Mpeg2 layerII, Dolby digital
    Audio Mode: Left / Right / Stereo/ Mono
    Sampling Rate: 32, 44.1 and 48KHz

    TV-SCART: Video CVBS/RGB output, Audio L/R output
    RCA A/V: Video CVBS output, Audio L/R output
    S/PDIF: Coaxial, Digital Audio or Dolby Digital Bit Stream Output
    RS-232C: Transfer rate 115.2Kbps, 9 pin D-sub Type
    RJ-45: 10M/100M
    USB: One USB 2.0 slot Compatible for Host
    HDMI: VER1.2, Type A

    Size[W*H*D]: 220mm*46mm*169mm
    Net Weight: 1.0K



  • Dish1 IN
  • Dish 1 OUT
  • Dish2 IN
  • Dish 2 OUT
  • Rj45 ethernet
  • USB
  • HDMI
  • Composite Video
  • Audio Left, Right
  • Digital Audio phono
  • Digital Audio Optical
  • Scart
  • RS232

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 Alien is the next generation full HD hybrid set-top box with dual-boot Spark and Enigma 2 Linux operating systems!

The Amiko 2 is the twin tuner version of the Alien series and when running the Spark operating system provides HbbTV support, WebTV support, PVR Ready via external USB HDD (not included), multimedia playback, file sharing via local network, wired network support, wireless USB dongle support (optional extra - available separately), USB 3G modem support (optional extra - available separately), Wireless USB keyboard support (optional extra - available separately), Opera browser, Spark Portal, YouTube, YouPorn and SHOUTcast support - there really isn't much this won't do for you and that's without mention of all the usual popular satellite receiver features you would expect!

Dual-boot Spark and Enigma2 Linux OS

STi chipset to give one of the best quality HD pictures around!

Good support for Addons


Easy On Screen Setup

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