Amiko SHD 8900 Alien HD


Box Contains

Amiko SHD 8900 Alien HD Linux Receiver

Remote Control & Batteries

User Manual in English

Definition: Standard & High Definition

Capacity of 5000 TV & Radio Channels

Electronic Program Guide (Now/Next)

PVR Ready

Resolution: Up to 1080p

DVB-S2 Compliant

MPEG2 & H.264 Standard

Colour: Black

Dimensions: 300x64x231mm

Multi-Language Support

Back of Box

Scart (TV)

HDMI Connection

RCA Sockets

RS232 for Software Upgrades


USB port

S/PDIF Output for Digital Audio

On/Off Switch

Ethernet Port

Front of Box

Manual Operation Buttons

Digital Display

USB Port

Card Reader

Available Pre-Programmed – see ‘List of Channels’ Tab

Supports FAT32 & NTFS

PVR Ready

DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and USALS

Media Player: AVI, MKV, MPG, TS, WMA, WMV, M2TS, FLV, DAT, ASF, MP3

Spark Enabled



Amiko SHD 8900 Alien HD

Choice of Operating Systems – Why Choose Enigma2 Option?

Choosing this otpion allows you tap into some great online features

7 Day EPG Guide on Satellite as well as Saorview channels

Automatic channel updating if there is a new frequency changes

Ability to add Series link option

Ability to add additional features as free plugins become available

Display channel logo next to channel e.g. BBC, ITV, C4 Logos etc

Possible to automatically group and list channels e.g. By movies, news, kids

Note: Enigma2 is an open source freeware platform – people use it as it has a great online community behind it and allows you to add lots of features. But it is really for DIYers who can put up with the pains that come with this type of a “lets develop a feature and see what happens’ – it is not covered or supported officially by any manufacturer. We give a full warranty on the default Spark OS which is both reliable and fully supported by the manufacturer. We don’t (no one does) give warranty on any Enigma2 features

USES of Amiko SHD 8900 Alien HD Linux Receiver


The Amiko SHD 8900 Alien HD is a HD satellite recevier for receiving standard & high definition UK satellite channels (Can also be used to receive TV from other countries with the correct dish)

Channel List Includes

BBCs, ITVs, Channel 4, Channel 5, EWTN, CBS etc

PVR Features – Add recording with an external hard drive

Equipment needed – 250GB, 320GB external hard drive etc

Allows viewer to pause, rewind & record live TV shows