DVB-T Cards

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DNTV Live! Dual Hybrid PCI-Express S3


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The Dual Hybrid PCIe S3 card,  supports all Australian DVB-T formats including SDTV, 1080i HDTV (MP&HL) and AC3 Audio as well as Analogue TV an FM Radio..

You can watch one channel while record another, or watch/record two channels at the same time all integrated in the same application and using only one PCI-e X1 slot.

Possible simultaneous combinations that can be used are (2xDigital Tuners, 1xDigital + 1xAnalogue, 2xAnalogue) +AV inputs, where Analogue can be Analogue TV or FM Radio

To assist existing customers, and those new customers that prefer to use MCE or other application software, we are giving customers a choice with this product. It can be purchased with and without DNTV Live! Application software.

However you are strongly encouraged to buy it with the DNTV Live! software. Please note installation CD is provided for the purpose of installing the drivers/decoders only, the included application is not supported.

Customers opting to purchase this product with DNTV Live! will be able to download, register and use DNTV Live! and DNTV Scheduler Pro with the above product. More information about the DNTV Live! software is here


  • Two Digital Hybrid Tuners (DVB-T and Analogue TV)
  • Analogue TV Support**
  • Analogue Video Inputs** Including Component Video (576p) and SPDIF Audio inputs (see schematics below)
  • FM Radio Support
  • BDA Drivers 
  • MCE 2005/Vista* Support (DVB-T)
  • Power On PC via remote control
  • Low and high profile brackets included for PCI-e card
  • Single RF Input for both Digital TV Tuners and FM Radio


Audio/Video Connections

Package contents

  • PCI-e x1 Card
  • Remote Control Kit (supports MCE 2005, Arcsoft TotalMedia and HMC, not DNTV Live!)
  • A/V Cables (free bonus component video board included)
  • Power On Cable
  • Mini DVB-T Aerial (for very strong signal areas only)
  • Installation CD (includes drivers and installation manual)


** Note: DNTV Live! does not support Analogue TV or analogue video capture (FM radio is also not supported in DNTV Live! yet for this card), You may use our DNTV Scheduler Pro to record from the analogue inputs. Third party applications such as Dscaler (free), Cyberlink Power Producer and Power Director may also be used with this card analogue inputs.

Please also note that DigitalNow does not support analogue TV and/or analogue A/V capture and related issues. This product is sold as (and suitable for those looking for) a dual DVB-T card with with FM Radio. Customers who predominantly require analogue TV should consider an analogue TV card.


Tuner • Input Terminal: 75 Ohm
• Receiving frequency:
  • Digital -VHF174~230 MHz UHF470~862 MHz
  • Analog - 55.25 – 855.25 MHz (NTSC), 48.25 – 863.25 MHz (PAL)
  • FM Radio Input - 87.5 to 108 MHz
  • 2K FFT or 8K FFT COFDM demodulator (Fully DVB-T compliant : ETS 300-744)
  • Punctured Codes: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 and 7/8
  • Guard Interval 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32
  • Constellation QPSK 16QAM, 64QAM
  • Bandwidth: 6, 7 or 8 MHz
PCI Interface PCI bus: PCI Express x1
Board Size

About 170mm×55mm

System Requirements

PC  with Pentium 4 2.0 GHz (SD) or P4 3.0GHz (HD)

512 MB RAM (note:- we do not recommend 4GB or more of RAM)*

VGA card with at least 32MB memory (DxVA support recommended)

16-Bit Sound Card

PCIe slot

CD ROM - for installation

Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Vista OS

NTFS formatted HDD for greater than >4GB recordings

DirectX 9c or later

DVB-T Signal in your area

VHF/UHF Antenna for both Analogue and Digital TV

*Some customers have reported unusual behaviour when using x64 systems and 4GB or more of RAM with Dual PCIe tuners.

This combination is, therefore, not recommended.

Please note that some customers have reported having issues with this card working correctly after resuming from standby power states. We can not verify or replicate this issue on our systems and therefore can not determine if we can resolve it. If this feature is important to you, you are advised to check immediately once you receive the card and if necessary take advantage of our money back policy (read our terms of sale).