Test and Impressions Zgemma H7S

alen5555

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Despite the already presented newer models from series 8, 9, 10 and 11, Zgemma has an excellent version 7 receiver that interestingly combines different tuners, and at the same time has 4K resolution, and is based on the Enigma2 Linux system.

One of the cases when a newer model does not mean the sunset of a model of the previous series is exactly this one. Although Zgemma has already presented models series 8, 9, 10 and 11, series 7 still has its excellent representative – model Zgemma H7S. The receiver is housed in a black case measuring 260x115x50 mm, and is equipped with combo tuners, where there are two DVB-S2X satellite tuners and one DVB-T2/C terrestrial or cable tuner. This is a great and at the same time rare variant that in one receiver, in addition to a double satellite tuner, there is also a terrestrial one.

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Unlike the smaller housings that Zgemma has been using lately, such as for the H8.2, H9.2H, H9.2S and H11S models, this receiver is housed in a large housing. The receiver has an ARM Brahma 15 processor with 1700 MHz, and it has a BCM7251S chip. The working memory of the receiver is 1 GB (DDR 3), and the flash memory is 4 GB eMMC NAND).

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On the front side of the receiver there is a four-part 7-segment blue LED display on the left side with the logo of the manufacturer AirDigital in the same color, while on the right side, under the cover, there is a slot for a card, a slot for a module and a button for turning the receiver on and off. On the back of the receiver there are inputs for 3 tuners (two DVB-S2X tuners and one DVB-T2/C tuner), AV port, S/PDIF port for digital audio output, HDMI port, 3 USB ports (one version 3.0 and two versions 2.0), LAN port, power port, power button and SSD slot.
 

alen5555

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A little about network connection and remote control...

The receiver is connected to the network via a LAN cable. Unfortunately, the receiver does not have integrated WiFi, but it is possible to connect it to a network and wirelessly with an additional WiFi adapter. It's a pity that WiFi is not integrated, many other weaker models of this manufacturer have it. But that's why we should certainly praise as many as 3 USB ports, as well as the existence of a slot for a card and a slot for a module.

There is not much to say about the remote control. Zgemma uses its universal remote control for all its models, which is not bad from the point of view of the user who got used to that model and changes the receiver to a new one from the same manufacturer. The remote control is larger and works well. In the upper part, there are number buttons, below which are the navigation buttons. In the middle, there are buttons for changing channels and volume, as well as a button for accessing the main menu. In the lower part of the remote control there are buttons for teletext, setting subtitles and audio settings, switching TV/radio, RGB buttons, and buttons for navigating through recorded tracks. In short - everything is the same as with other Zgemma models.

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