Sky Receiver Decoder Digibox – Thomson DSI4214
There are four types of Sky digibox that look exactly the same, as in the above picture. Two from Pace, the Pace DS440 and the DS445, one from Thomson (DSI4214),and one from Amstrad (DRX550).
AVOID THE THE PACE DS440 and DS445 MODELS!!!!
I, and other installers, have found these to have very poor tuners, and do not receive the weaker channels as long as the Thomson. They are also prone to component failure. A very poor receiver for Spain from Pace.
The Thomson DSI4214 Digibox for all your old favourites, BBC, ITV, CH4, Ch5 and Sky with the user friendly on screen Sky Guide, widescreen output and digital quality stereo sound. Not only does it have great picture quality, its features include two RF outputs for linking with a VCR and a second TV, a choice of composite or RGB video outputs and analogue audio outputs for integration into home theatre or stereo systems. And it is all presented in a high quality robust case.
Find shows fast using the Sky Guide – an onscreen programme guide makes it easy for you to find out TV programmes are on and when. Search for programmes by type or name.
Know what your children are watching Use your PIN to ensure your kids only watch what is suitable.
With many shows you can add subtitles or an audio description, too.
Never miss your favourite shows Once you have found what you want to watch, set onscreen reminders to prompt you to tune in or organise your viewing with a Personal Planner you can add to or edit.
BSkyB Thomson DSI4214 Specifications
RF Output – To connect the set-top box to TVs and VCRs without a SCART connector.
2nd RF Output – Enables a second TV in the home to receive the decoded satellite channels. The output also supports a “magic eye”, allowing the user to remotely control the set-top box from another room.
TV A/V SCART – Provides either composite or RGB and composite video output. Audio volume can also be controlled in software.
VCR A/V SCART – Can provide on-screen graphics to the VCR if required and inputs to the connector can be routed to the TV SCART when the unit is in standby.
Analogue Audio Outputs – Users wishing to integrate the set-top box into their home theatre or stereo system can do so through these audio outputs provided on RCA connectors.
RS232 – Serial port for legacy devices, game pads, upgrades and diagnostics.
RF Input – F-Type connector for satellite LNB.
Telco Modem – A V.34 PSTN return path enables interactive services such as Pay-Per-View, voting, home shopping and games.
Power supply – for detachable power cable.
High Speed Data Port – for future upgrade options.
Weight 3 Kilos
Dimensions Width 330mm, Depth 280mm, Height 70mm