How to watch TV channels on Windows Vista

By | June 20, 2011

The most important feature in Windows Media Center is the ability to watch live TV. Not all Windows Vista PCs can do this though – your computer must have a TV tuner card, access to a television signal. TBS6981 is a PCIe DVB-S2 Dual tuner TV card ,which support Windows XP , Windows Vista and Window2000… Now , here is a a tutorial on how to Watch TV channels on Vista .

Install the TBS6981 DVB-S2 PC card and install the driver:

Power off your computer, remove computer cover and take out cover panel of PCIe slot in which you want to put the card. Insert the TV tuner card in PCIe slot and fix the card bracket with screw. TBS6981 will still run as a PCIe x1 when installed into the longerx4/ x8 or x16 connector. Put back computer cover. Set your satellite dish aimed at the right satellite. Connect dish LNB to PCIe card“LNB IN” with cable. Just like the follow picture :

Turn on your computer, Insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM. Click “Install Driver” while auto-run appears, choose “Install Driver for XP /Vista” to install, and then just click “next” to finish installation.

Watch TV channels on Windows Vista:

Click on the “Start” button in Windows and type “Media Center” into the search box. Press the “Enter” key to load Windows Media Center.

In Media Center, go to “TV + Movies” and then click on “TV Setup”, from the window, you can see “TV Tuner Selection”, if we have install the TBS6981 DVB-S2 PC card correctly, we can see “”TBS6981 BDA DVB S/S2 A tuner demod” and “ TBS6981 BDA DVB S/S2 B tuner demod” in the menu, select the right tuner and click “Next”. Then , we can see the “DiSEqC Position Selection ” window pop up , there are “Position 1” and “Position 2” , select the right position and click “Next”.The detailed steps of setup TV single,please click here>>

Tips: Windows XP , Windows2000 , Windows7 is almost the same thing , which TBS6981 support.

We also have other ways to watch TV channels on Windows Vista ,TBS6981 DVB-S2 PC card also fully compatible with many other applications, e.g. DVBDream , PlogDVB, DVBlogic, Skynet, TSreader… you can find the drivers in the Installation CD of TBS6981 , just choose the application you like and install it , then you can enjoy it, that will bring much more fun for you in satellite TV world.

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