DNTV Live! is a Windows x32 based Digital TV application designed to make your Satellite and Terrestrial TV watching experience an enjoyable one. (XP/Vista x64 are not recommended operating systems for use with this software)
DNTV Live was the first DVB application in the world (back in 2003) to work (viewing and recording) with multiple cards in the same PC at the same time. Designed right here in Australia, especially for Australia.
When first released it supported 4 DVB-T devices in the same PC at the same time. It now supports up to 16 DVB devices (8xDVB-T + 8xDVB-S) in the same PC at the same time (subject to PC hardware limitations). FM Radio is also supported.
DNTV Live! supports the full range of DNTV Live! DVB devices. It also supports selected DVICO DVB-T cards and USB devices, most VisionPlus/TwinHan DVB-T and DVB-S PCI cards and a number of other devices that have BDA compliant drivers, but only if a DNTV Live! DVB-T or other registered device is present in (or attached to) the PC at the same time.
Multi-tuner combinations* that may be used currently in the same PC are:
* Subject to the relevant BDA drivers being capable of working in multi-tuner environments
**Please note the DVICO Dual Digital and Hybrid cards (purchased from us) require the installation of the modified drivers in order to work with other DVICO devices, using DNTV Live!. DVICO DualDigital (I and II and 4) and Hybrid cards purchased elsewhere are not supported.
Please note: We guarantee that our software works with the cards we sell, we can not, however, provide such guarantee for devices acquired elsewhere. Fully compliant BDA drivers must be installed for the respective devices, to ensure the DNTV Live! application works with it.
Digital TV Support
You can watch and record both digital Satellite TV and Terrestrial TV at the same time, this includes PayTV services (such as SelectTV, Aurora, etc) when using a supported DVB-S device with CAM and subscription card.
Digital Picture in Picture (PIP)
Play a DVD or recording in the main window and watch a TV show a fully resizable PIP window. Or if you have multiple tuner devices or two DNTV Live! cards, you can watch and/or record two channels (for live viewing only one HD + one SD or two SD channels supported) simultaneously.
Start Play While Recording
Play back a file from the beginning while it is still being recorded! To do this, open the file in DVD mode and play it. You can scroll through the file from the start to the current live viewing status.
Analogue Inputs PIP
Watch your external source analogue inputs (selected devices only), while watching Digital TV, simultaneously using only one DVB-T card with analogue inputs. Note:- analogue input recording is not supported.
FM Radio Support
If you are using a supported device as the first tuner you can tune and play FM Radio broadcasts within DNTV Live!
Wake up PC from Standby
This feature will allow you to wake up your PC from hibernate or standby (provided it is supported by your OS and MB) and execute a scheduled recording. You can also select the the option to enter various power off states on completion of scheduled recordings.
Want to keep working but not miss that important show? Now you can silently record your shows and continue your work. DNTV Live! records your programs in the background with minimal CPU Usage.
DNTV Live! Employs a revolving time shifting buffer to continuously record what you are viewing. This will allow the replay of any action that may have been missed. Replay is available up to a user preset time limit, with the default being one minute. The user can go back through the segment and view the missed portion, and also record a certain portion if desired, all without missing a single second! DigitalNow calls this Smart Time Shifting or Action Replay. This feature can be turned off for those that have slow hard drives or lower powered CPU.
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
DNTV Live! supports 7 Day EPG from the DVB broadcasts, for both Satellite TV and Terrestrial TV, as well as importing it from external sources, such as IceTV and other sources on the net.
EPG Based Recording
You can simply select what you want to record from the EPG data, up to seven days ahead and the application will record the show for you.
Comprehensive audio output settings
DNTV Live! Supports a wide range of Audio output settings, including 2, 4, 6 channels and SPDIF out. You can take advantage of 5.1 Dolby Digital broadcasts and enjoy great surround sound.
Customisable channel names and list
In many areas, over 60 terrestrial and hundreds of satellite TV channels are broadcasted, with most of those being duplicate channels. DNTV Live! lets you delete the unwanted channels and rename the ones you want to keep. This enables faster channel changing and direct access to the channels you want to watch.
Multiple Card Support
Here at DigitalNow, we are continually planning for the future. In the development of our DNTV Live! products, our unique software architecture allows a world first of up to 16 DVB-T/S tuners running at once to be used. 16 recording and 2 viewing live all at the same time! Our own DNTV Live! DVB-T PCI, PCI-Express and USB, DVICO's DVB-T, TwinHan's VisionPlus DVB-T/s and some other BDA based devices are supported. A DNTV Live! product must be installed in the computer for another device to be able to be used with DNTV Live! software
Play all your favourite DVD's in pristine Digital quality, in an easy to use application.
Your entire music collection stored onto your computer can now be easily played back. DNTV Live! supports a wide range of music formats, Audio CD, MP3's, WMA's and many more. You can also configure your favorite player to play CD, MP3, WMA, etc. DNTV Live! will allow you to access your favorite MP3 software via its Main Menu system
Recordings can now be made in the latest format, the Microsoft Digital Video Recording (DVR-MS) format. All broadcasting formats are supported, including 1080i High Definition. DVR-MS is recommended and is chosen as default because it provides the best results for HDTV recordings. However, users can record the full Transport Stream (TS) or to Broadcast MPEG2 format, if desired.
User Selectable decoders
For the enthusiast user you can now select different Third Party decoders, such as Cyberlink, Intervideo, Nvidia, Dscaler, etc. (the appropriate and relevant hardware must be present).
Also supports selected other cards and USB devices
Use your existing VisionPlus, DVICO DVB-T PCI card or DVICO USB device with one or more DNTV Live! DVB-T card for multiple tuners, watching live AND recording, in the same PC at the same time! A world first!
Customisable front end
Download the latest themes for Windows XP, and DNTV Live! will integrate with the selected theme. Various HTPC splash screens and buttons will also be able to be selected soon to suit individual tastes.
Direct Channel Selection
Finally no more channel scrolling. You can assign channel numbers to your favorite channels for direct access. Channel NINE would have number 9, and by pressing the number 9 on your supplied remote control or Numeric Keypad, DNTV Live! will directly tune the associated channel.
HIP Remote Compatible
Using the remote control software, HIP (Human Interface Parser) You can use your remote to control other applications in your computer as well as DNTV Live!
DNTV Live! functions can be executed using a keyboard shortcut (see manual for details), these keyboard shortcuts can be configured by the user and can be fully programmed into third party remotes that supports this, to fully customise the way the end user wishes to access DNTV Live! functions.