First Impressions of vu Solo
German distributor announces delivery date for vu solo for 30.06.2010
As member of vti team, i got the possibilty to test a vu solo. I want to give you some first impressions. A picture for to see size difference to vu solo and duo is attched. In my picture there is a small wd hdd placed on top the solo.
The vu solo doesn't have a display and doesn't have a fan. It works complete silence. There is a bicolour led on front shown on / offf state and the finish of a flash progress (green blinking)
The box is euqiped with 2 USB Ports. One in the front behind the "Cam and Cardslot door" another in the back. The box has 1 Smartcard Interface and 2 Common Interface slots.
A short test shows that the cams and smartcards already tested in Vu Duo are also working in the solo.
The solo box hasn't a main power swicth on the back, but there is an reset button instead.
Something about performance: Even if the box has the slower cpu than the duo series, it it s responding fast, only a little bit slower then the duo, but you only will see this in the direct comperision. I think zapping feels faster on solo than on duo.
Temperature: The box has no fan, but it isn't getting hot. even after hours of opertion it is only slightly warm.
Some short test with an external hdd shows that HD recording is working also (intense testing of timshift will follow).
AND: timer recording from deep standby is working ;-)