- Published in issue 2/1990 on page 27
SAVE decoder (1):
Operation and technical background
The scrambling system employed tor the BBC-TV Europe and the now detunct Premiere channel on the Intelsat-VF11 TV satellite is generally classitied as a low-Ievel video encoding scheme. Based on controlled interterence in the video spectrum it is, however, not so simple to deteat with traditional filter designs that have already caused much hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing among technically inclined dish owners. The decoder discussed here leaves traditional filters tor what they are, yet ofters a pertectly decoded picture at a cost of £25 or so.