The Humax Satellite Receiver is a set-top box that receives high-definition television programming from the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) and ITV's "Freesat" service. The Freesat service is a collection of free, public broadcast stations in the United Kingdom. The set-top box includes a number of input and output jacks for connecting the receiver to a television, surround system and other electronics. The Humax Satellite Receiver also includes a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) jack for connecting the device to a high-definition television.
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The Humax Satellite Receiver's HDMI jack is capable of receiving and processing 576i, an interlaced, vertical resolution video mode. This video mode is standard-definition television (SDTV), has a horizontal resolution of 720 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 4:3. The 576i video mode's field rate is 50 hertz (Hz) and is the lowest SDTV vertical resolution the Humax Satellite Receiver can process.
Along with 576i, the receiver can process the progressive scan version of the 576 video mode, 576p. This video mode is non-interlaced, has a frame rate of 25 or 50 Hz and an aspect ration of 4:3. The 576p video mode is also SDTV.
The Humax Satellite Receiver's HDMI jack is also capable of receiving and processing the 720p high-definition (HD) video mode, which is progressive scan and has an aspect ratio of 16:9. The 720p video mode is non-interlaced and contains 720 lines of vertical resolution and 1,280 pixels of horizontal resolution. This is the lowest HD vertical resolution the Humax Satellite Receiver can process.
Similar to 720p, 780p is the second highest HD video mode the Humax Satellite Receiver's HDMI jack can receive and process. The 780p mode is non-interlaced, and is a variation of the 720p video mode, and has a refresh rate of 30 times per second.
The 1080i is the highest HD video mode the Humax Satellite Receiver's HDMI jack can receive and process. The video mode is interlaced, contains a vertical resolution of 1080 lines and a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The 1080i video mode's field rate is 50 to 60 Hz.
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