Prospective Buyers are encouraged to read this guide before purchasing
The DigitalNow Twin DVB-t device is basically two tinyUSB 2 receivers mounted on a standard bracket so that it can be installed inside a PC. This product requires above average knowledge of Personal Computers - It is not suitable for the inexperienced computer user.
1x Coax Antenna
|Minimum System Requirements||
Please note that certain motherboards particularly those using Via chipset are known to have difficulties in providing regular and sufficient power (5V, 0.5A) to each USB 2 port to support Digital TV tuners, in such cases customers are advised that they may need to use a separately powered USB2 hub to ensure that this device works properly.
DxVA based Video cards 1
PC with Pentium III 800Mhz (SD) or P4 1.6Ghz (HD)
All DxVA Compatible Video cards1
Non-DxVA based Video cards
PC with Pentium 4 1.6Ghz (SD) or P4 2.GHz (HD)
Almost all recent VGAs
16-Bit Sound Card
CD ROM for installation
Windows XP with Service Pack 2
NTFS formatted HDD for greater than >4GB recordings
Motherboard with USB2 header socket delivering sufficient power to feed two USB devices.
Free space in your PC case if used internally.
DVB-T Signal in your area (see note 3)
Decent VHF/UHF Antenna (see note 3)
Please note that if you are using Windows XP SP1, you may need to update your USB2 port by installing this hotfix from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822603
Note 1: The specifications above apply to one tuner, a minimum of 2GHz CPU is required for 2 tuner PiP (Picture in Picture).
When using DNTV Live! with 4 tuners all recording, a minimum of 2.4GHz CPU and 7200rpm HDD is required.
Note 2: Many modern Video Cards support DXVA (DirectX Video Acceleration). This helps reducing the load on your CPU and assists in decoding the Digital TV stream this is especially useful for HD.
Note 3: Digital TV isn’t a fix for people who suffer from poor analogue reception on an Analogue system the picture deteriorates to the point where it becomes unwatchable. With Digital it either is perfect or it doesn’t work/unwatchable. If you currently have good analogue reception you should be fine but be prepared to upgrade your antenna system with Quad Shielded cabling and a decent antenna if you haven't done so already
Not all Digital TV Stations may be broadcasting in your area please visit the regularly updated DBA Broadcasting website to find out: http://www.dba.org.au/index.asp?sectionID=22
Click here for the DNTV Live! Software online manual
Latest drivers (now supporting Windows 2000) are here
Bonus Software Tools
A special tool to help you setup your antenna more effectively has been developed and is included in the CD that is bundled with the device. It can also be downloaded form here
A TSReader plug-in is available here