Overview of Digital Satellite TV Tuner Card/Box

By | April 15, 2011

Digital satellite TV Tuner card/box is designed for receiving HDTV digital satellite programs on one’s personal computer. You can receive DVB-S or DVB-S2 programs with advanced DVB-S2 Satellite TV Receiver. The interfaces for TV tuner cards are most commonly either PCI bus expansion card or the newer PCI Express (PCIe) bus for many modern cards, but PCMCIA, ExpressCard, or USB devices also exist. There are Single TV Tuner, Dual TV Tuner and Quad TV Tuner available on the market. Generally speaking, dual TV tuner is the mainstream in the digital TV field while quad tuners are more often in the professional usage. This kind of dual tuner card allows users simultaneously receive dual DVB-S2/S TV channels; Users can watch one channel from one transponder/satellite while recording another channel from a second transponder/satellite. Alternatively the users can use one channel for data download while watching TV on another channel at the same time. Most of the computer TV cards are fully supported under 32bit/64bit Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 and Linux. It also supports the popular DVB software, Like DVBDream, DVBViewer, DVBlink, DVBcontrol, ProgDVB, TSreader etc.

Main Features

Digital Satellite TV & Radio Receiving

Enjoy Digital Satellite TV & Radio on the Computer

Dual Channels DVB-S2/S Program Receiving to Watch and Record Simultaneously (For dual tuner only)

Both DVB-S2 and DVB-S Program receiving (For DVB-S2 models only)

Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and Teletext

Multi Channel Preview and Channel Recall

Program Watching Reminder

Favorite List

Dish Motor Driving Control

High Definition & Crystal Clear Video Quality

Support HDTV at High Resolution up to 1080i

Support MPEG2 MPEG4/H.264 Decoding

Program Recording and Frame Capture
Real time and Scheduled Program Recording
Time-Shifting free you from brief interruption

Frame Capture, Edit and Slideshow

Software Features

4:3 & 16:9 Selectable Aspect Ratio

Stereo Audio Effect Customization
Remote Control and Hot Keys

Video Quality Adjustment


Broadband Internet via Satellite*

High-speed Data Download via Satellite*

IPTV Streaming


Hardware & Software Requirement

To use digital satellite TV tuner card/box, there are some basic requirements for hardware and software specification. Firstly, you must have satellite dish network, LNB, cable and other necessary accessories. If you are trying to satellite TV for your PC, your computer must satisfy the following configurations

Computer Configure

—Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 or Linux

—DirectX9.0 or later Version

—-Available PCI Slot

—-Available PCI Express Slot

—-Available USB2.0 Port (For USB devices only)

—CD-Rom (Driver and Software Installation)


1GHz Pentium III CPU or Above

256MB RAM or Above

Graphic Card with at Least 16MB RAM

For DVB-S2   HDTV(1080i/ (AVC/H.264))

3.0 GHz Pentium Ⅳ CPU or Above

1 GB RAM or Above

Graphic Card with at Least 64MB RAM