How to Watch Four Satellite TV channels with TBS6984 on DVBDream

This step-by-step guide will show you how to watch four satellite TV channels simultaneously on DVBDream with using TBS6984 PCI express DVB S2 quad tuner satellite TV card.

Step 1: Install Hardware and Software

Insert TBS6984 TV tuner card into the PCIe slot, and secure it to the computer tower frame by using the supplied screw. And then install Windows driver and DVBDream from CD( TBS attached both on the package). You can install both of them according to the regular TV tuner card driver installation.

Note: Recently DVBDream can’t support four channels in one window. You need to make four copies of DVBDream application and rename each one in order to lock DVB-S2 signals from different tuners.

Step 2: How to Scan Satellite TV on DVBDream

2.1 DVBDream-> Device -> Options->Start

Run DVBDream under “dvbdreamA” folder, Click “Device” on “Options” menu. You can see controlled tuner name on the dialog. Sometimes, if device not started, you need to choose correct device from the up and down arrow and click “Start” to initialize device.

TBS 6984 BDA DVBS/S2 A Tuner/Demod = Device 1

TBS 6984 BDA DVBS/S2 B Tuner/Demod = Device 2

TBS 6984 BDA DVBS/S2 C Tuner/Demod = Device 3

TBS 6984 BDA DVBS/S2 D Tuner/Demod = Device 4

To setup satellite DiSeqc switch, click on “Diseqc” on “Options” menu. If you don’t use any Diseqc, just choose “None”, if you do use Diseqc, choose correct Diseqc type, port and click “Add Satellite”. Choose correct satellite from scrolling down menu, set up LOF and other parameters.


2.2 Channels -> Manual Scan -> Save Channels

After completing Diseqc and LNB setting, click “Scan” or “Manual Scan” on “Channels” menu. The scanning is starting. It might take several minutes to finish the scanning. Then the programs will be on the list, click “Save Channels” to save all the channels available.

To be mentioned, DVBDream allows links to different Video/Audio codec to change Video/Audio codec, click “Video” on “Options” menu. Choose the Video/Audio Codec and Renderer you are in need.


Step3 : How to Watch Four TV Channels Simultaneously

As a unique DVB S2 quad tuner card, TBS6984 allows you watch four TV channels simultaneously. Now let’s show you how to get it. As mentioned above, You need make another three copies of DVBDream application and rename them such as dvbdreamB,dvbdreamC,dvbdreamD. The next is the same as Step 2. The only difference is selecting another tuner device, for example “2” TBS 6984 BDA DVBS/S2 B Tuner/Demod. You can repeat the steps for Tuner C and D.

When you have scanned TV channels successfully via the four dvbdream (A, B, C, D), you can watch four different TV channels from four different transponder or satellite at the same time. Keep in mind one DVBDream can control one tuner only.


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