Amulet 5

Amulet 5 series is the most flexible and feature-rich digital video recorder (DVR) to date. It provides modular storage, carrier-grade wireless networking, dual TV support and CableCARD** for co-existence with legacy conditional access systems.

** Dual TV and CableCARD features available for Amulet 55x only.

Flexible Networking & Expandable DVR Options

Amulet’s flexible networking options allow you to choose from HD video-grade Wireless or Ethernet technologies and even mix technologies within the same installation. The net result is a robust, quick, clean, and cost effective deployment. Amulet also incorporates a Universal Storage Module (USM) port to support removable storage options for more flexibility in deploying whole-home DVR while offering subscribers more storage options.

Flexible Digital Video Compression for Next-gen Video Services

Amulet offers a cost-effective way to deliver HDTV. The advanced MPEG-4 (AVC/H.264) support ensures delivery of high-performance and high-quality video encoding and decoding. It decodes popular video formats including MPEG-4 (AVC/H.264), MPEG-2, VC-1 and DivX, as well as advanced audio format decodes and transcoding capability.

Optimum Performance

The dual-core MIPS32 CPU and advanced graphics acceleration engine provide for a responsive and compelling user experience. It supports popular third-party middleware and digital rights management (DRM) solutions.

Video Formats

  • H.264/AVC Main and High Profile to Level 4.1 (HD), Level 3.1 (SD)
  • VC-1 Advanced Profile @ Level 3, Simple and Main Profile
  • HD/SD MPEG-2 Main Profile at Main and High levels
  • MPEG still image decode
  • HD DivX 3.11/4.11/5.x/6x/Home Theater

Audio Formats

  • AAC LC, AAC LC+SBR Level 2, AAC+ Level 2, AAC-HE
  • Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
  • MPEG I layers 1, 2, and 3 (MP3)
  • Windows Media® and Windows Media Pro audio
  • 3D SRS audio support
  • Transcoding operations including AAC to DTS 5.1 or AC3+ to AC3

Advanced Graphics

  • High-performance 3D-effects graphic engine
  • Studio-quality text and graphics at HD resolution
  • Digital noise and contour reduction (DNR/DCR)
  • Supports simultaneous HD+SD display
  • Motion-adaptive de-interlacer with reverse 3:2/2:2 pull-down

Video Outputs

  • NTSC-M/J, PAL-BDGHIN/M/Nc, SECAM analog outputs
  • 480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080p/1080i output formats
  • Macrovision® 7.1/NICAM support
  • HDMI 1.4/DVI 1.0 Mac and PHY with HDCP 1.1

Content Security

  • AES/1DES/3DES/CSS/CPRM/DTCP copy protection
  • MPEG-2/DIRECTV/DVB/ARIB data transport demux with 1DES/3DES/DVB/Multi2/AES descramblers

Networking Options

  • Internal 802.11n (2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi
  • Internal 802.11ac (5.4 GHz) Wi-Fi
  • ‒ Real-time Transmit Digital Beam Forming (MIMO)
  • ‒ Baseband 3Tx3R, up to 3 spatial streams
  • ‒ Client-to-client direct connection (TDLS)
  • ‒ Digital beam forming for up to 4.5db gain
  • ‒ Standards: pre-802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11h, 802.11n, 802.11e, 802.11i
  • ‒ Wi-Fi Compliant: WMM, WMM-PS, WPA, WPA2, WPS
  • ‒ Encryption: AES, TKIP, WEP64/128
  • ‒ RF: 2.4GHz, 4.9GHz – 5.85GHz
  • ‒ Modulations: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • ‒ FEC: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6
  • ‒ Max PHY Rate: 450 Mb/s
  • Hybrid Tuner Options

  • Dual ATSC
  • Dual QAM
  • Dual ISDB-T

Energy Management

  • Power 1.5A maximum at 12V
  • 0.5W power consumption in standby mode
  • ENERGY STAR compliant
  • Type Approvals

  • FCC Part 15, CEA-60065

Front & Side Panels

  • Illuminated power standby button
  • Indicators for network status, HD and recording status
  • Single USB 2.0 Host Type A
  • IR receiver
  • Capacitive touchpad with Menu, OK, Back and directional Up, Down, Left and Right arrows*
  • 4-digit clock display
  • USM port
  • SD slot
  • CableCARD and Smart Card SIM format*

Back Panel Connectors

  • RJ-45 10/100Base-T Ethernet with integrated status LEDs
  • USB 2.0 Host Type A
  • HDMI
  • DC power
  • S/PDIF optical transmitter
  • RF output and antenna input
  • RCA component and composite video
  • Stereo audio

CPU & Memory

  • Dual core 2000 DMIPS
  • 256MB (Flash) / 512MB (DRAM)


  • 8.5w x 4d x 1h inches
  • 5-35°C (40-95°F) operating temperature
  • 30-95% relative humidity