Review of DRACO HDT2-7300 DVB-T2 Receiver set top box

DRACO HDT2-7200 DVB-T2 Receiver Review

OCWorkbench 12 Jan 2014

Singapore’s free to air broadcaster MediaCorp started it’s transmission of the local TV channels digitally a fortnight ago. Although analog broadcasts are still available, you will not be able to tune in after analog signals are switched off in 2016 unless you install a set top box or subscribe to Singtel mio TV or Starhub TV.

set top box

In the past, only 4 channels were transmitted in DVB-T format, that is HD 5, 5 (SD) , 8 (SD) and ChannelNewsAsia (SD). Using the DRACO HDT2-7200 DVB-T2 receiver, we are able to receive more channels as the standard delivers more High Definition channels sharing the same frequency. Currently, MediaCorp is transmitting on channels 27, 29 and 31. Channel 27 delivers OKTO, CNA and Channel U all in SD. Channel 29 carries both Channel 5 and Suria in High Definition. Channel 31 carries both Channel 8 and Vasantham both in High Definition. There is another test channel on Channel 33 which is showing a test pattern and a looping scenery clip. Channel 38 is still transmitting 4 channels in DVB-T standard. The older IDTVs receivers will still be able to receive HD5 but Channel 8 will be in SD only.

We bought the set top box from a local retailer at SGD 129.00, unboxed it and set it up for a test.

Below is the unboxing video.

Currently there are sellers of DVB-T2 devices (non Draco brand) on Qoo10.sg, here are two listed items on sale at Qoo10.sg and Lazada.sg

AC Ryan ACR-PV78100 Playon!Live DVB-T2 Recorder #mediacorp #HD receiver  S$99 http://ho.lazada.sg/SHDbOt

[S$26.90]SPRING Singapore Rigistered power adapter 2016 new chipset MSD7T01 HD DVB-T2 Terrestrial digital TV receiver Free to Air dvb t2 tv tuner

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AC Ryan ACR-PV78100 Playon!Live DVB-T2 Recorder #mediacorp #HD receiver  S$99 http://ho.lazada.sg/SHDbOt

You might need a better antenna, I find this to be one of the better options from Amazon USA.

Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna (formerly Leaf Ultimate)

 

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