HD Combo Receiver: Ferguson Ariva 153 COMBO (DVB-S/S2+DVB-T/T2/C)

Code: A99386
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DVB-S/T Receiver: Ferguson Ariva HDcombo
Front view

DVB-S/T Receiver: Ferguson Ariva HDcombo
View of the smart card reader and USB

DVB-S/T Receiver: Ferguson Ariva HDcombo
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DVB-S/T Receiver: Ferguson Ariva HDcombo
The set includes RC and 2 AAA batteries
DVB-S/T Receiver: Ferguson Ariva HDcombo
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Ariva 153 Combo A99386 belongs to the combo group, capable of receiving SD/HD channels from satellites (digital DVB-S and DVB-S2 formats), digital terrestrial TV SD/HD broadcasts (DVB-T/T2), and cable TV (DVB-C). The satellite broadcasts are received by one tuner, and the rest by the second. The device is also equipped with smart card reader allowing for reception of pay TV channels, including HD ones. Thanks to built-in USB port it also supports Time-shift and PVR-ready function - recording of selected broadcasts on external data storage devices, such as flash or hard drives. Support for MP3, OGG, FLAC, JPEG, MPEG, and MKV formats makes the universal receiver a home entertainment center. Ariva 153 Combo also supports selected web services (Youtube, Youporn, Dailimotion, Google Maps and others). Equipped with a fast processor, Ariva 153 offers advanced support for subtitles and playback of Xvid (divx) files.
Ferguson Ariva 153 Combo A99386 is a true home entertainment center. It supports a wide range of codecs/formats:
  • video: AVI, MKV, MPEG, MPG, M2TS, VOB, TS, TRP, MP4, DVR (default recording format)
  • video codecs: MPEG2, XVID, H.264 (up to 8 RF)
  • subtitles: TXT, SRT, SUB, SSA, SMI
  • audio: MP3, FLAC czy OGG
  • pictures: JPG, JPE, JPEG, BMP, PNG
Small2Bigis a unique functionality allowing the satellite receiver to forward multimedia content (video, photos) from a phone or tablet directly to the large TV screen. The function makes use of local network and is available for Android handhelds.
Big2Small functionality allows for displaying the received TV channel on the screen of a phone or tablet. This function also makes use of local network.
Key features
  • Reception of High Definition channels
  • Support for Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3) audio
  • PAL upscaling to 720p or 1080i
  • Recording schedule - up to 32 items
  • Separate lists of favorite TV and Radio channels
  • QuickFind function
  • Teletext; support for DVB and teletext subtitles
  • Support for DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, USALS
  • Support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Compatibility with DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C
  • Smart Card reader for pay TV
  • Access to selected web services
  • Small2Big functionality (see above)
  • System Big2Small functionality (see above)
Interfaces - connectors:
  • LOOP OUT: terrestrial RF output to another receiver
  • ANT IN: terrestrial RF input
  • LNB OUT: SAT IF output to another receiver
  • LNB IN: SAT IF input (from LNB)
  • HDMI: digital audio-video output
  • USB: for connecting an external storage device
  • LAN (RJ45): Ethernet port (LAN/Internet)
  • Analog audio R/L - 2x RCA
  • CVBS: analog video output (RCA)
  • SPDIF: digital audio output
  • TV: SCART for connecting a TV via analog input
  • RS232: service port for connecting a PC
Remark: Ferguson has released software that allows users to control the receiver remotely with any mobile device running Android.
The software for the receiver is available here.
The Ariva Remote application for Android smartphones is available here.

Name Ferguson Ariva 153 Combo
Code A99383
Flash memory
32Mbit/8Mbyte SPI FLASH
DDR II memory
CPU clock
600 MHz
SAT tuner
Input frequency range
950...2150 MHz
Input impedance
75 Ω
Sensitivity -65...-25 dBm
Standards DVB-S/DVB-S2
Demodulation QPSK. 8PSK
Symbol rate
2...90 MS/s

1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 for DVB-S
1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 for DVB-S2

DVB-T tuner
Standards DVB-T/DVB-T2
Demodulation OFDM
Channel width
7/8 MHz
FFT modes
2K, 8K
FEC 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
Guard interval 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
Other specs
Audio decoding
MPEG-1 layerI/II, PCM downmix, IEC958 SPDIF, Dolby 5.1, Dolby downmix, Dolby Prologic2MPEG1
Video decoding
MPEG2 ISO/IEC 13818-2 MP@ML, H.264(MPEG4-10) MP/HP@L4.1/MPEG2 MP@HL
Video resolutions
1920x1080, 1280x720, 720x480
Audio sampling
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Power 100...240 VAC, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power consumption
Max 45 W
Dimensions; Weight 260/180/45 mm ; 1.4 kg