DVB-T Cards

Prospective Buyers are encouraged to read this guide before purchasing

DNTV Live! DVB-T Pro



Key features

  • Decoding and viewing of Digital Terrestrial Television
  • Supports all the formats of DVB-T/ Australian AS4933 specification
  • Supports DVB-T EPG
  • Real Time Digital Video Recording(DVR)
  • Scheduled recording
  • HD/SD Timeshifting
  • BDA Drivers
  • Analog Video & Audio capture (from camcorder, VCR etc)
  • Analogue TV tuning
  • FM radio tuning
  • Remote Control included

More information about the DNTV Live! software is here

Note: Analogue TV support is provided via PowerCinema 4, the DNTV Live! application does not support analogue TV or inputs.

Please also note that DigitalNow does not support analogue TV and related issues. This product is sold as (and suitable for those looking for) a DVB-T card with with FM Radio. Customers who predominantly require analogue TV should consider an analogue TV card.

Package Contents

  • DNTV Live! DVB-T Pro PCI card
  • Remote Control Kit
  • Setup CD
  • FM radio aerial


Tuner Input Terminal: 75 Ohm IEC (Din) Connector
Receiving Frequency:
TV: 48.25 ~ 863.25 MHz
FM: 87.50 ~108.00 MHz
Support MCPC and SCPC
Active Antenna Power Support: +DC 5V 200mA Max.
COFDM & FEC Fully DVB-T Compliant
2K or 8K FFT Size
Punctured Codes: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 and 7/8
Bandwidth: 6/7/8 MHz Auto Select
PCI interface

PCI bus: PCI 2.2 compliant


Engine: Software
Stream Capture: PES & TS

A/V Format Video Format: MPEG-II Main Profile& Main Level
Audio Format: MPEG-II Audio Layer I & II
Minimum System Requirements

DxVA based Video cards 1

PC with Pentium III 800Mhz (SD) or P4 1.6Ghz (HD)


All DxVA Compatible Video cards1

Non-DxVA based Video cards

PC  with Pentium 4 1.6Ghz (SD) or P4 2.GHz (HD)


Almost all recent VGAs

All systems

16-Bit Sound Card

CD ROM - for installation

Windows XP with Service Pack 2

NTFS formatted HDD for greater than >4GB recordings

DirectX 9c

DVB-T Signal in your area (see note 3)

Decent VHF/UHF Antenna (see note 3)

Included software

BDA Drivers

DNTV Live!



Power Cinema 4

Note 1: The specifications above apply to one tuner, a minimum of 2GHz CPU is required for 2 tuner PiP (Picture in Picture).

When using DNTV Live! with 4 tuners all recording, a minimum of 2.4GHz CPU and 7200rpm HDD is required.

Note 2: Many modern Video Cards support DXVA (DirectX Video Acceleration). This helps reducing the load on your CPU and assists in  decoding the Digital TV stream - this is especially useful for HD.

Note 3: Digital TV isn’t a fix for people who suffer from poor analogue reception - on an Analogue system the picture deteriorates to  the point where it becomes unwatchable. With Digital - it either is perfect or it doesn’t work/unwatchable. If you currently have good analogue reception you should be fine - but be prepared to upgrade your antenna system with Quad Shielded cabling and a decent antenna if you haven't done so already

Not all Digital TV Stations may be broadcasting in your area - please visit the regularly updated DBA Broadcasting website to find out: http://www.dba.org.au/index.asp?sectionID=22

-DNTV Live! LP has BDA drivers and works with MCE 205, WebScheduler, Showshifter, and other BDA based applications.

-A TsReader BDA Plug-in that works with this card is also available -here

Click here for the DNTV Live! Software online manual

A Linux Patch is now available from our download area - DigitalNow wish to thank Chris Pascoe for developing this patch.