Guide for TBS 6981 PCI-E Dual Tuner Card

By | May 30, 2011

TBS 6981 is one of the famous satellite TV card of Tenow Company. The satellite TV card, which has dual TV tuners, supports dual DVB-S2 TV channels receiving synchronously, it enables you to watch channel from one transponder/satellite while recording another channel from another transponder / satellite. Or you can use one channel for data download while watching TV in another channel in the same time. TBS6981 is ideal for building HTPC under Linux MythTV, VDR, XBMC and Windows 7 Media Center. TBS6981 is compatible with Freesat.

Hereinafter, I will brief on how to use TBS 6981. The procedures are as follows.

Firstly, we have to install hardware. For installing TBS 6981 PCI Express card, power off the computer, remove computer cover and take out cover panel of PCIe slot in which you want to put the satellite TV card. Insert the card in PCIe slot and fix card bracket with screw. Make sure the card fit in PCIe slot tightly. Put back computer cover.

Set your satellite dish aimed at the right satellite. Connect dish LNB to PCI card “LNB IN” with cable.

Secondly, it’s time to install software for TBS 6981 PCIe DVB-S2 Dual TV Tuner Card.

Step 1: Insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM. Click “Install Driver” while auto-run appears.

Step 2: Click “Install TBSviewer” from CD auto-run to start installation, click “Next” until installation is completed.

Click “Install DVBDream” to start installation, and then click “Next” until the installation is completed.

Thirdly, after installing TBSViewer or DVBDream, set parameters for them to effect TBS 6981 and scan TV programs.

A: Double click the icon  to launch TBSviewer, and right click to pop out the window and choose the “Options”. If TBS6981 TV tuner card is installed in the computer, you can see “TBS 6981 BDA DVBS/S2 Tuner/Demod(1)” and “TBS 6981 BDA DVBS/S2 Tuner/Demod(2)” on hardware window. You could choose the state for both tuners to function them.

Then choose the “Channelscan”. The windows of “Scan channels” will pop up. You can select existing satellite transponders list from the scroll down menu. Then set up the DiseqC, LNB LOF1, LOF2 and LOF SW, input transponder Frequency range here and start scan by frequency or by range.

If you don’t use any Diseqc, just choose “None”, if you do use Diseqc, choose correct Diseqc type.

After scan is completed, the found program numbers will be shown and the program list will be automatically saved. You can close the “Scan channels” window.

B:Move the mouse to the right part of the TBSViewer main window, the channels list window will appear. Double click a selected channel to play.

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