Satellite Receiver Beetel SD9822 the India company Bharti Teletech started production of telecommunications equipment in 1985 thanks to technical cooperation with Siemens.Back then, it was all about telephones, but these days the company has begun to manufacture satellite Beetel SD98 receiver as well in order to meet the increasing demand in India. We tried to find out what this Satellite Receiver Beetel SD9822 is all about and whether it is technically fit for the global market. That’s why we tested the Beetel SD9822 in our TELE satellite Test Center in India.
Beetel Digital Satellite Receiver
At first sight the Satellite receiver looks like a DVD player, until you notice the LCD display and six buttons on the front panel. As we are talking about an FTA receiver, there is no card slot or CI slot.
What we liked most about the box was its remote control. It sits very well in your hand and features a smart design for operating the receiver in an easy and efficient way. All buttons on the remote are clearly labelled.
Satellite receiver Beetel targets the Indian market and that’s the reason why English and Hindi are the only available languages for the on-screen display. The user interface is easy to navigate and very straight forward, one reason for this being the fact that there are only four submenus: channel manager, installation, preferences and games.
The receivers features both USALS and DiSEqC 1.2 and so we decided to connect a STAB motor to the box. The beetel SD9822 satellite receiver has 45 satellite positions pre-stored. For our test we first selected the correct LO frequency and then chose the NSS6 satellite at 95° East the offset antenna started to move immediately and in less than one minute the receiver had scanned all transponders, including transponders with a high symbol rate of 40700. There’s hardly a way any other Satellite Receiver Beetel SD9822 could achieve this faster and more easily.
Beetel FTA Satellite Receiver
The Beetel can also be used for the reception of C band signals. Of course we wanted to test this feature as well and connected a C band antenna for the new INSAT 4A at 83° East to the Satellite Receiver Beetel SD9822 . As expected, all SCPC channels with symbol rates higher than 2 Ms/sec. could be received.
With the increasing popularity of large-screen TVs the picture-in-picture mode is fast becoming a standard feature of most satellite receivers. The Beetel is able to display 4, 6 or 9 pictures and also offers a zooming function.
Even teletext can be displayed via VBI, which is particularly welcome for the DTH service of Zee. Last but not least the Beetel also has an NTSC mode for receiving channels like NHK from Japan, Korean TV or channels from Burma.
And if you’re sick and tired from watching Satellite Beetel Dish TV you can play one of the four integrated video games.