DigiTV USB (1) Bluetooth 18 Mar 2004
Nebula Electronics might
not sound familiar to most but they are truly the entrepreneurs that started off
from home. Husband and wife team Peter and Angela Jones started the company from
their own home with a view to forming a company that would manufacture high
quality computer related products that fits everyone's budget.
In 2000, they designed and commissioned our
first product: a multi stream video/audio capture card for the PC intended for
low-cost security applications. Since then we have added a PCI and USB based
Analogue TV card, and our newest exciting product: a Digital TV card that allows
you to watch all of the Freeview (UK) digital TV/Radio channels on your PC.
OCW is proud to be probably the first website
in Asia region that tested their latest DVB-T product USB box. Designed for ease
of user, the device looks like a small set top box with USB 2.0 connection to
the PC. With a remote control, you are ready to watch your terrestrial TV
channels in Digital. That includes Digital TV and Radio.
DigiTV USB is a high-performance, highly
integrated Digital Television entertainment system for your PC, incorporating a
3-port USB 2.0 hub. It allows you to watch all current tv channels that are
broadcasted digitally using DVB-T standards.
With the DigiTV package, you get an Integrated Digital Video Recorder that lets
you record programmes using either a timer, or simply by clicking the programme
in the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). All video recordings are made to a
user-selectable directory on your hard disk, and are categorised by programme
name. The recordings are made in MPEG II format so that you can play them back
at the same quality as the original. If you want to record all programmes on a
channel, just hit the 'Record' button and DigiTV will split each of the recorded
programmes into its own file.
Why not let your children use DigiTV as a TV on their own computer? With the
password-protected parental control facility, you can lock out any channel that
you don't want them to watch. They won't even be able to read the descriptions
for those channels. DigiTV can also automatically stop them from viewing any
programmes outside the hours that you specify.
Decoding and viewing of free-to-air Digital
Decoding and playing of free-to-air Digital
Pause Live Video
Full Stereo Sound
Fully integrated 7-Day EPG (Electronic
Programme Guide) currently servicing most major UK and Finnish TV and Radio
Integrated MPEG I and II media player
View in widescreen (16:9) or normal (4:3)
Integrated 10 programme Digital Video Recorder
'Point-and-Click' programme recording facility
On-screen programme names, start times,
duration and description
Video Overlays for all menu options
View in a window or in full-screen mode
Integrated Remote Control receiver (remote
Integrated 3-port USB 2.0 hub for
daisy-chaining USB devices
Channel lockout facility for Parental Control
Support for all European languages (where
Super-fast auto-tuning (typically less than 60
& 470-860MHz UHF
MPEG I & II
MPEG I & II
layers 1, 2 and 3
Windows 2000 (SP4) or XP (SP1) Operating
System - NOT 98se or ME.
Pentium III or AMD CPU running at 1GHz or
higher (Please note that current EPIA based systems are not powerful enough).
Fully USB 2.0 compatible USB 2.0 port (an
extra 3 ports are provided on the device)
64MB or more of RAM
20MB or more of free hard disk space
Graphics card (or onboard graphics) preferably
AGP, capable of supporting 800x600 minimum resolution at 16-bit colour and
Sound card (or onboard sound) and speaker
DirectX 7 or greater (DirectX 8.1b is included
with the installation disk).
You'll also need a TV antenna connection on a flying lead to connect to the back
of the card. Your existing TV aerial may be good enough, but it really depends
on whereabouts in the country you are.