Vu+

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The Vu+ is a series of Linux-powered DVB satellite, terrestrial digital television receivers (set-top box), produced by Korean multimedia brand Ceru Company Ltd. (a subsidiary of Marusys Co., Ltd.).

History and description[edit]

Its firmware is officially user-upgradable, since it is a Linux-based computer, as opposed to third-party "patching" of alternate receivers. Firmware is based on Enigma 2, which was originally designed for Dreambox by Dream Multimedia. All units support Conax conditional access (CA) system, with software-emulated conditional-access modules (CAMs) available for many alternate CA systems. The built-in Ethernet interface allows networked computers to access the recordings on the internal hard disks and stream live picture from the tuners. It also enables the receiver to store digital copies of DVB MPEG transport streams on networked filesystems or broadcast the streams as IPTV to VideoLAN and XBMC Media Center clients. Unlike many PC based PVR systems that use free-to-air type of DVB receiver cards, the built-in conditional access allows receiving and storing encrypted content.

In the beginning of September in 2011, Dream Multimedia obtained a temporary injunction against the Satco Europe GmbH company for using their "Enigma 2" name in an advertising flyer to promote the Linux operating system installed on the Vu+ set-top-boxes, as "Enigma"(2)is a registered trademark name of Dream Multimedia GmbH.[1]

In the middle of September 2011, at Vu+ Day in Amsterdam, it was announced that the next-generation Vu+ DVB satellite receivers to be released publicly in the end of 2012 will be using XBMC Media Center software for its GUI, a development project that they call XBMC4STB (XBMC for Set-Top-Boxes).[2]

Models[edit]

Vu+ Duo back
Vu+ Duo front
Vu+ Ultimo Uno Solo Solo2 Duo Duo2 Solo SE Zero DM800 SE **
Production Discontinued Available Available Available Available Available Available Available Available
Life cycle 2011 - 2013 2011 - 2010- 2012- 2010- 2012- 2014- 2014- 2010-
SoC BCM7413 BCM7413 BCM7325 BCM7356 BCM7335 BCM7424 BCM7429 BCM7362 BCM7405
CPU type MIPS MIPS MIPS MIPS MIPS MIPS MIPS MIPS MIPS
CPU (MHz) 2x400 2x400 333* 2x1300 400 2x1300 2x1300 742 400
RAM (MiB) 512 512 256 1024 384 2048 1024 512 256
Flash (MiB) 1024 128 128 256 128 1024 256 256 64
Flash type NAND NAND NAND NAND NAND NAND NAND NAND NAND
Default OS Enigma2 Enigma2 Enigma2 Enigma2 Enigma2 Enigma2 Enigma2 Enigma2 Enigma2
DVB 3 × P&P (S2/C/T) 1 × P&P (S2/C/T) 1 × S2 2 × S2 2 × S2 2 × P&P (S2/C/T) 1 X S2/C/T/T2 1 × S2 1 × S2
HDTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PiP Yes Yes No Yes/HD Yes Yes/HD Yes Yes No
Common Interface 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 0
Smart card 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 1
USB 3 x 2.0 3 x 2.0 2 x 2.0 3 x 2.0 3 x 2.0 3 x 2.0 2 x 2.0 2 x 2.0 2 x 2.0
RS 232 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes*** Yes No
LAN (Mbit/s) 100 + 300Mbps USB-WIFI 100 100 1000 100 1000 + Built in WIFI-N 100 100 100
HDD 2.5/3.5 in 2.5/3.5 in No 2.5 in 3.5 in 2.5/3.5 in No No 2.5 in
ATA SATA II SATA II No SATA III SATA II SATA III No No SATA
eSATA Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
SCART 1 1 1 1 2 1 No No 1
HDMI / HDCP 1 / ? 1 / - 1 / - 1 / - 1 / - 1 / - 1 / - 1 / - 1 / -
Display graphical VFD VFD No VFD VFD LCD/VFD Status LED Status LED Color Oled
LNB pass-thru Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Other connectors 1 x YPrPb 1 x YPrPb 1 x YPrPb 1 x YPrPb Remote IR
Dimensions, WxHxD (mm) 380 x 60 x 290 340 x 60 x 272 280 x 50 x 200 280 x 50 x 200 380 x 60 x 280 380 x 60 x 290 211 x 45 x 185 160 x 30 x 145 195 x 40 x 140
  • Note that Vu+ Uno and Vu+ Ultimo have a dual core processor BCM7413.
  • * in most cases Solo is underclocked to 220.67MHz[3]
  • ** DM800HD SE added as a reference model
  • *** in Solo SE standard 9-pin D-sub connector is changed to 6-pin RJ11

Triple tuner[edit]

  • Vu+ Ultimo (1 fixed DVB-S/S2 tuner and 2 x p&p DVB-S2 or DVB-T/C tuners)

Twin tuner[edit]

  • Vu+ Solo2 (2 x fixed DVB-S/S2 tuners)
  • Vu+ Duo (2 x fixed DVB-S/S2 tuners)
  • Vu+ Duo2 (2 x p&p DVB-S2 or DVB-T/C tuners)
  • Vu+ Uno Twin (1 p&p DVB-S2 Twin tuner)

Single Tuner[edit]

  • Vu+ Solo (1 fixed DVB-S/S2 tuner)
  • Vu+ Solo SE (1 p&p DVB-S2 or DVB-T/C tuner)
  • Vu+ Uno (1 p&p DVB-S2 or DVB-T/C tuner)
  • Vu+ Zero (1 fixed DVB-S/S2 tuner)

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