DVB-T Cards

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DigitalNow Quad DVB-T Receiver

 

 

 

 

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World's First Quad DVB-T (HDTV) solution

Exclusively developed for DigitalNow, this 4 HDTV tuner device represents the latest state of the art design for PC based Digital TV solutions.

No more splitters, cables all over the place and cluttered PC cases. This card requires only one antenna and one PCI-Express slot,  making it extremely easy to install.

Now you can watch and record up to four different DVB-T frequencies (HDTV) channels at the same time or listen to one  DAB+ radio station while recording 3 different DVB-T frequency channels.

Comes with BDA drivers and DVB-T works with XP, Vista and Windows 7 Media Center, DNTV Scheduler Pro and other BDA based applications. 

Note

This is a 4 digital TV tuner card with one antenna input, you must supply it a good quality digital TV signal to operate it properly (see under system requirements), if you are in an area where the signal is marginal, this product is most likely not suitable, consider single or dual tuner devices  for your situation.

Key features

  • Supports all Australian DVB-T formats including 1080iHDTV (MP&HL), SDTV and AC3 Audio.
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) support (Not supported by MS Media Center)
  • FM Radio Support (Not supported by MS Media Center)
  • BDA Drivers - DVB-T tuners work with MCE 2005, Vista and Windows 7 Media Center, DNTV Scheduler Pro and other BDA based applications
  • 32 and 64 bit drivers
  • One RF input
  • Low profile form factor (both low profile and full height mounting brackets included)
  • Four tuners sharing one PCI-Express Slot
  • A Media Center style remote for this card is available as an optional extra, if required.
  • Linux Users, the card uses the Realtek RTL2832U chipset which has Linux support - please read here and here*

Includes

  • DNTV Live! - Application Software that has been developed in Australia, for Australia. Featuring  DVB-T, DVB-S multicard support, Picture in Picture, Timeshifting, etc.  Direct access to Channel Numbers!   Plays DVD, MP3 and many other multimedia file formats.

    More information about the DNTV Live! software is here

  • DNTV Scheduler Pro - a state of the art application for scheduling recordings of Digital TV and Digital Radio (Terrestrial and Satellite) broadcasts, using one or more suitable DVB tuner devices. More information about DNTV Scheduler Pro is here

 

Specifications

Tuner
  • Receiving Frequency: 168 ~ 862 MHz
  • Consumes less than 0.15W in continuous mode
COFDM & FEC
  • Fully DVB-T Compliant
  • 2K or 8K FFT Size
  • Guard Interval: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
Interfaces/Form Factor
  • Universal Serial Bus 2.0 Standard
  • PLX PCI-E to PCI bridge
  • Via PCI to USB2 controller
  • PCI Express 1.0a compliant
  •  6-layer PCB Board
  • 140x65mm, Low Profile Form Factor
De-Multiplexing
  • 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
  • Interface: One available PCI Express X1 slot
  • CPU: P4 3Ghz minimum, Intel CORE ™ i5-750 CPU (for two HDTV (1080i) programs viewing) or equivalent recommended.
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or above
  • Graphic Card: Director X 9.0 compatible Graphic card
  • Sound Card: AC97 compatible sound device
  • Hard Disc: Up to 140MB hard-disk space for a full installation. Significantly more space may be required to record TV program
  • System Memory: 2GB of RAM or more is recommended
  • DVBT antenna delivering good quality signal - desired optimum signal level should be around 55dbuv
  • Note: We have identified a compatibility issue between the PLX bridge and the Northbridge used on some Gigabyte motherboards - Gigabyte are aware of this and may have already fixed the issues in their BIOS, so please flash your MB with the latest BIOS from Gigabyte, if that does not fix the issue, download this utility, install it (under Windows OS) as administrator and it should fix the issue.
Included in the package

Quad tuner card

Normal Profile Bracket

Low Profile Bracket

Software Installation CD