DVB-T Cards

Prospective Buyers are encouraged to read this guide before purchasing

DNTV Live! Low Profile (LP)

DNTV Live! included

For more information, visit the DNTV Live! website

DNTV Live! Low Profile (LP)

Package contents

  • PCI Card
  • Software CD
  • S-Video/Composite adaptor
  • Audio Cable
  • Low-profile bracket


Video Input

TV Input - 75 Ohm (UHF/VHF) TV Antenna


Video Output

TV Output - 75 Ohm (UHF/VHF) TV Antenna

Receiving Frequency: <174 - 862 MHz tuning range-

6, 7 & 8 MHz

Viterbi decoding:

1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

Guard interval: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 or 1/32
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!



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 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

Card is supported under Linux using the Conexant Reference Design Drivers. Please also read this and here is some more help for users of Linux