How to Use TBS 6984 DVB-S2 Quad Tuner Card on MediaPortal TV Server

1. Introduction

TBS6984 PCI-E DVB-S2 Quad Tuner TV card supports 4 DVB-S2 TV channels receiving synchronously, which enables you to watch channel from one transponder/satellite while recording another 3 channels from another 3 transponders / satellites. Or you can download data from 4 transponders / satellites in the same time. While MediaPortal is an open-source media center software project, often considered an alternative to Windows Media Center,  It provides a 10-foot user interface for performing typical PVR/TiVo functionality, including playing, pausing, and recording live TV; playing DVDs, videos, and music; viewing pictures; and other functions. Plugins allow it to perform additional tasks, such as watching online video, listening to music from online services such as Last.fm, and launching other applications such as games. It interfaces with the hardware commonly found in HTPC, such as TV tuners, infrared receivers, and LCD displays. Here is a guide on how to streaming satellite TV channels on MediaPortable TV server with using TBS6984. Continue reading How to Use TBS 6984 DVB-S2 Quad Tuner Card on MediaPortal TV Server

How to Use TBS6981 to Watch TV on Windows7 Media Center

TBS6981 PCI-E DVB-S2 Dual Tuner TV Card is a classic satellite TV tuner card from TBS. TBS6981 has two tuners, which enables you watch channels from one satellite transponder while recording another channels from another one. It is also a good choice for IPTV providers. Here is a tutorial on how to run TBS 6981 on Window7 Media Center.

Step 1: Install the TV Tuner Card’s Hardware

As an internal TV tuner card, you should shut down your computer and disconnect all cords and wires from the back of the computer tower. Then, take off the left-side panel of the PC by unscrewing it with a screwdriver. You will see an empty PCI express slot (peripherals component interface). Insert TBS6981 into the PCI express slot, and secure it to the computer tower frame by using the supplied screw. Now your TV tuner card is installed. Next, you should install all the drivers on your computer to set up the TV tuner card. Continue reading How to Use TBS6981 to Watch TV on Windows7 Media Center