The NVIDIA® DualTV MCE analog TV tuner card delivers a home-theater experience through your PC. It lets you schedule recordings of your favorite TV shows, watch one channel and record another, or record two channels simultaneously. PureVideo Decoder software is included, providing unmatched picture fidelity and rich surround sound.
A TV tuner card is a kind of that allows signals to be received by a . Most TV tuners also function as cards, allowing them to record onto a much like the (DVR) does.
The interfaces for TV tuner cards are most commonly either or the newer (PCIe) bus for many modern cards, but , , or devices also exist. In addition, some double as TV tuners, notably the All-In-Wonder series. The card contains a and an (collectively known as the analog front end) along with demodulation and interface logic. Some lower-end cards lack an onboard processor and, like a , rely on the system's CPU for demodulation.
TBS6928 is a PCI Express interface digital satellite TV Tuner card for watching and recording digital satellite TV on PC. With integrated CI slot, it can be used for watching Free to Air TV and Pay TV(if correct CAM and subscription smartcard are equipped). Both Windows BDA driver and Linux driver up to the latest kernel are provided. The unique TBS MCE tool makes it possible to read CAM/Smartcard on Windows7 Media Center, thus your satellite subscription TV can be watched/recorded on Windows7 Media Center. On Linux platform, you can also watch paytv by using correct software. TBS6928 is compatible with Windows7 Media Center, MediaPortal, DVBlink, DVBDream, DVBViewer, ProgDVB, Skynet, TSreader, XBMC, MythTV,VDR and many other popular softwares.
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“The card comes bundled with all the necessary connectors for a wide variety of home theater and audio setups…”
“NVIDIA's PureVideo is incorporated into the package, which ensures good quality digital video decoding.”
“…the NVIDIA DualTV MCE is a cut above most tuners…. The card is easy to install and sets up in a few minutes with Windows MCE.”
"Separate TV tuner cards will ultimately be more versatile than [competing products with both GPU and tuner on the same card] when building a multimedia system, because they can be used in both gaming and non-gaming systems. This fact along with the dual recording capabilities of the NVIDIA DualTV MCE make it one of the best choices for those interested in buying a high quality TV tuner solution"