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VBox Home "TV gateway is a "network "TV tuner Live TV and "PVR HDTV set-top-box, produced by VBox Communications Ltd.

The VBox Home TV Gateway is also known as:

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History[edit]

VBox Communication established in 2001 and received strategic investment from Optibase[1][2] (now part of the Vitec Group[3]). In Jan 9, 2002 VBox Communications acquired from BroadLogic (now part of Broadcom[4]) its Satellite Express(TM) and DTV product lines adding DVB core to VBox's IP [5]

VBox TV Gateway technology was first used in its XLV Professional product line unveiled at the Satellite 2006 Show in Washington DC, targeting the hospitality, digital signage and enterprise markets.

The VBox Home TV Gateway is based on VBox's 6th generation XLV Professional product line,[6] It was debut at the Mobile World Congress, ShowStoppers event in Barcelona, Spain on February 23, 2014[7] and was first reviewed by cnet UK [8]

Overview[edit]

VBox Home TV Gateway is a network TV tuner and "digital video recorder providing both "Front and back ends, capable of recording and streaming multiple channels to multiple devices at the same time.[9] Unlike standard "set-top box it does not have an "HDMI or other video or audio outputs that directly connect a television, instead its multiple "DVB tuners receives the live TV RF signal from "Satellite, "Cable TV or "Terrestrial Antenna and streams the decoded video over the "local area network to any "UPnP enabled player such as "smart phone, "tablet computer, "smart tv, "computer, or "game console.

Main features[edit]

Technical specifications[edit]

Supported "DVB standards[edit]

RF input Signal VBox Home TV Gateway Models
"DVB-S and "DVB-S2 XTi-3332 XTi-3332CI XTi-3334 XTi-3334CI XTi-3340 XTi-3350 XTi-3340CI XTi-3350CI
"DVB-T XTi-3342 XTi-3342CI XTi-3340 XTi-3340CI
"DVB-T2 XTi-3342 XTi-3342CI
"DVB-C (annex A/C) XTi-3352 XTi-3352CI XTi-3350 XTi-3350CI

Supported content[edit]

All VBox Home TV Gateway support "Free-To-Air (FTA) content, models that end with CI also support encrypted "Pay TV content with single or dual "Conditional-access module (CAM) "Common Interface (CI) slots, there is no support for CI+ CAM

Supported recordings[edit]

Recording of live or scheduled TV program is available from any of the free VBox apps, the recordings are stored on an external storage and can be played from any device. Supported recording devices:

Simultaneous streaming of different channels[edit]

VBox guarantee a single channel per tuner, however in reality the tuner locks on a "transponder or "MUX and can stream all the available channels in that bouquet up to about 40Mbit/s

Configuration[edit]

The VBox Home TV Gateway is a Linux-based TV DVB to IP server and a "web server the web server is used to configure the device, change settings, see device status and to connect to developer API. To access the Home TV Gateways's web page:

Compatibility and apps options[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Securities and Exchange Commission : Form 20-F" (PDF). Gunamoi.com.au. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Optibase wins order for digital receiver cards". Globes English. 2003-01-06. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Background". VITEC. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Broadcom snags BroadLogic". Cedmagazine.com. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Satellite Broadband Summary" (PDF). Gunamoi.com.au. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  6. ^ Holly Ashford (2014-11-24). "Watching TV ‘when, where, what and how you want it’". TVBEurope. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  7. ^ "VBox Unveils V@Home TV Gateway DVR – Watch Live TV: When, Where, What and How you want it!". Launch.It. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Vbox V@Home TV Gateway Preview". CNET. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  9. ^ "VBox XTi 3340 review: TV gateway device lets you watch all of your TV, all over the house". PC Advisor. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  10. ^ https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/VBox

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