Ariva 255 Combo S

Combo satellite, terrestrial and cable TV receiver

  • Smart Card Interface for pay TV
  • Common Interface
  • Reception of High Definition channels
  • PAL signal upscaling to 720p or 1080p resolution
  • Support for teletext and subtitles
  • DiSEqC 1.0, 1.1, Unicable and DiSEqC 1.2, USALS support
  • Support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 10bit standards
  • Fully compliant with DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2 systems
  • Web services (Internet access required via LAN or by connection of Ferguson W03 Wi-Fi adapter (not included))


Ariva 255 Combo S

Ferguson Ariva 255 Combo S

Ferguson Ariva 255 Combo S is a universal receiver that offers access to both satellite television in the DVB-S2 standard and digital terrestrial television broadcasted in the DVB-T standard. The decoder is also compatible with the DVB-T2 standard encoded with the H.265/HEVC 10bit codec – a new generation of television broadcasting, offering better quality and coverage of programs broadcast in the DVB-T2 standard. The device, which has been equipped with two heads, allows you to simultaneously watch one and record the content of the other viewed channel. The high functional values of Ariva 255 Combo S go hand in hand with low energy consumption (power consumption in standby mode does not exceed 0.5W).

Ferguson Ariva 255 Combo S is a real multimedia center for your home. A wide range of supported containers and codecs will ensure trouble free playback of most multimedia files.

Inputs/Outputs and front panel

  1. ANT IN
  2. LNB IN
  3. S/PDIF
  4. USB
  5. LAN
  6. HDMI
  7. DC 12V
  8. SCART
Ferguson Ariva 255 Combo S
  1. StandBy: enable/disable the receiver
  2. Keys: Up, Down, Left, Right, Mute, OK
  3. Display: green (color: black), blue (color: white), red-digit
  4. USB: USB 2.0 port
  5. CA/CI: Pay TV cards/CI modules

Technical Specifications

Main Features

  • STB type: DVB-S2+T2 combo receiver
  • Main chipset: ALI M3529
  • CPU frequency: 594MHz
  • Flash memory: 1PC 8MB SPI FLASH
  • SDRAM memory: 1PC 128MB DDR3
  • Mechanical: W case
  • Interface: ANT in, LNB in, USB, S/PDIF, LAN, HDMI, SCART, DC12V
  • Function type: Single CI
  • Condition Access: CA

DVB-S2 Tuner

  • Tuner type: M3031 on-board
  • Demodulator S2: Embedded
  • Frequency range: 950 ~ 2150MHz
  • Input impedance: 75Ω
  • LNB power and polarization: Vertical 13VDC; Horizontal 18VDC @ 400mA (max) 22KHz±0.4KHz(0.6V±0.2V) tone; Overload Protection
  • Input level range: -65dBm ~ -25dBm
  • Loop-through: No loop through

DVB-T2 Tuner

  • Tuner type: R836 On board
  • Demodulator T2: AVL6762
  • Frequency range: 50 ~ 870MHz
  • Input impedance: 75Ω
  • Antenna power: 5V
  • Loop-through: No loop through

Video Decoding

  • Video decoding: MPEG2 ISO/IEC 13818-2 MP@ML, H.264 (MPEG4 part 10) main and high profile level 4.1/MPEG-2 MP@HL, H.265/HEVC 10bit
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9
  • Video resolutions: 1920×1080, 1280×720, 720×480

Audio Decoding

  • Audio decoding: MPEG-1 layerI/II, PCM downmix, IEC958 S/PDIF
  • Sampling frequency: 32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz

AV Output

  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4
  • HDMI interface: 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Video bandwidth: SD:5.0MHz (-3dB)
  • Video impedance: 75Ω
  • Video voltage Level: 1.0 Vp-p
  • Audio freq. range: 20 ~ 20KHz
  • Audio impedance: 600Ω
  • Audio voltage level: 2V rms (5.6Vp-p)

Software Features

  • CA Type: Embedded Conax
  • SCPC/MCPC: SCPC and MCPC receivable from C/Ku band satellite
  • PAL/NTSC: Automatic PAL/NTSC conversion
  • Channels number: 5000 channels of programmable TV and Radio
  • Favorites: 32 different favorite groups selection
  • OSD language: Multi-language OSD (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Polish, etc)
  • EPG: Full support up to 7 days Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
  • PIG: Picture in Graphics (PIG) support
  • Color OSD: 16-bit color On Screen Display
  • Network: Automatic network search for newly added transponders
  • DiSEqC: DiSEqC 1.2 full support, 13/18V, 0/22K LNB control
  • Channel edit: Various channel editing functions (favorite, moving, locking, renaming, deleting and sorting)
  • Parental control: Parental control for channels
  • Easy menu: Ease to use Menu System
  • Software upgrade: Supported via USB
  • Timer: 8 Timer reservations with automatic switch to a specific channel
  • Subtitle: Subtitle support DVB EN300743 and EBU
  • Teletext: Teletext support DVB ETS300472 by VBI and OSD
  • Save channel: Automatic save for last channel
  • Sort channel: Channel list can be sorted by alphabetic A-Z, Scramble, Favorite, Lock, Sat
  • MutiPicture: Dual display – HD and SD simultaneous
  • USB disk: Support for FAT16/FAT32/FAT12/NTFS
  • Folder browser: Only list JPEG/BMP files
  • Games: Games (Tetris, Othello, Sudoku)
  • Recording: 1 recording with timeshift capability


  • Power supply: DC 12V
  • Maximum power consumption: Max 18W
  • Operating temperature: -5 ~ 45°C
  • Storage temperature: -40 ~ 60°C
  • Humidity: <95%
  • Standby: <0.5W
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 220 x 160 x 40mm
  • Weight: 1kg
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