Prospective Buyers are encouraged to read this guide before purchasing
Dear Customers, Samsung has phased out the tuner used in this product and consequently we are unable to supply this great product until such a time as we find a worthwhile replacement tuner. Please consider the TinyTwin in the meantime
Possibly the smallest USB2 DVB-T HDTV receiver (conventional tuner) available, and, in our view, the best overall HDTV USB2 tuner in the market.
Comes with BDA drivers and works with MCE 2005, WebScheduler and other BDA based applications. Supports all Australian DVB-T formats including 1080iHDTV (MP&HL), SDTV and AC3 Audio. SPDIF pass through and more.
External colours may vary from that indicated - Current colour shipped = as per picture
How small is small? - The tinyUSB device is the smallest conventional tuner USB2 device in the market, here is a picture comparing it to other competing devices, note that the two devices at the bottom are silicon tuner devices..
The included small aerial may work in some areas an not in others. You must ensure that you have a suitable Digital TV antenna delivering a good quality and strong signal (80%+) for the device to operate correctly.
1x Coax Antenna
|Minimum System Requirements||
Please note that certain motherboards particularly those using Via chipset are known to have difficulties in providing regular and sufficient power (5V, 0.5A) to the USB 2 port to support Digital TV tuners, in such cases customers are advised that they may need to use a separately powered USB2 hub to ensure that this device works properly.
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
MB with fully compliant USB2 port.
16-Bit Sound Card
CD ROM for installation
Windows XP with Service Pack 2
NTFS formatted HDD for greater than >4GB recordings
DVB-T Signal in your area (see note 3)
Decent VHF/UHF Antenna (see note 3)
Please note that if you are using Windows XP SP1, you may need to update your USB2 port by installing this hotfix from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822603
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
Third Party MAC drivers for this device are available for download from here. Support for Intel-Mac, coming soon
Look here for Linux support
Click here for the DNTV Live! Software online manual