TBS5980 is a digital satellite TV Tuner external box with USB connection for watching and recording digital satellite TV on PC. With integrated CI slot, it can be used for watching Free to Air TV and PayTV(By inserting the correct CAM and subscription smartcard into the CI slot, encrypted pay TV will be available). Both Windows BDA driver and Linux driver up to the latest kernel are provided. The unique TBS MCE tool makes it possible to read CAM/Smartcard on Windows7 Media Center, thus your satellite subscription TV can be watched/recorded on Windows7 Media Center. On Linux platform, you can also watch paytv by using correct software. TBS5980 is compatible with Windows7 Media Center, MediaPortal, DVBlink, DVBDream, DVBViewer, ProgDVB, Skynet, TSreader, XBMC，MythTV,VDR and many other popular softwares.
TBS5980 USB DVB-S2 TV Box CI is the high end satellite TV tuner box built with Common Interface support, which allows insertion of CAM and smartcard for pay TV. You may also use it to watch/record Free to Air satellite TV on PC if you don’t want to use the CAM/Smartcard. With use of appropriate software, e.g. MediaPortal and its’ plugins, you may stream satellite TV contents to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The built in hardware blindscan capability allows you to scan satellite programs without knowing exact transponder details, this is especially useful for hunting unknown satellite feeds.
Watch Satellite TV & listen to Radio on PC
DVB-S2/DVB-S SD or HD TV Receiving
Real Time and Scheduled Program Recording(PVR)
Time Shifting to Pause Live TV
Unicable/One Cable compatible
Common Interface and CAM Support