Skystar 2 DVB-S Satellite Receiver PCI card with Remote Control

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SkyStar 2 TV - New Version with USB IR receiver for Remote Control.
TechniSat DVB PCI Card

The SkyStar 2 TV / PVR is optimally configured for the reception of data streams via satellite, utilising the DVB broadcast standard. This allows for the use of, among others, high-speed Internet access. The software supplied also enables the reception of digital DVB TV and radio programmes directly into your PC.

This card is packaged with DVBViewer software and is also compatible with many other 3rd party programs like ProgDVB and Mytheatre, TS Reader, DVBDream, ATL DVB, And many others.

TechniSat offers immediately the digital PCI card SkyStar 2 TV / PVR with video recorder solution. Due to the PVR function (personal video recorder) the card enables the record of transmissions in addition to the reception of digital TV and radio programs via satellite. Stopping as well as the delayed recording (timer function) can be used, too.
Beyond the possibility of timer programming from the EPG data is given.

The TechniSat SkyStar 2 TV is equipped with a special viewer software.

Recommended Hardware
TV reception: Intel PIII 700 MHz
(or comparable models)
128 MB RAM
Data reception only: Intel PIII 500 MHz
(or comparable models)

A total of eight digital TV cards suitable for the reception of digital TV and radio programmes via satellite was tested in the January edition of the German magazine ComputerBild. The TechniSat SkyStar 2TV was rated the value-for-money winner in this test.
ComputerBild: "This shows that a good product can also be inexpensive. The SkyStar 2TV was named as the value-for-money winner. Its picture and sound quality corresponds with the high level of the other test candidates. "

Product features

  • Reception of digital data services via satellite
  • Data streams of up to 90 Mbps
  • Reception of digital satellite TV and radio programmes
  • Recording opportunity with video recorder function (PVR)
  • Pre-programmed programme list
  • Video text
  • Plug & Play enabled
  • Input frequency range 950 MHz - 2.150 MHz
  • Symbol rate 2-45 MS/sec., SCPC and MCPC
  • Operating system WIN 98 SE, WIN ME, Windows 2000 Professional/Server, Windows XP Home/Professional, Windows 2003 Server
  • Made in Germany
  • Tuner input: F-connector
  • Input impedance: 75 Ohm
  • Demodulation: QPSK
  • Viterbi rates: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, automatic adjustment
  • LNC control: 14/18 Volt for polarisation switching
  • 22 kHz and DiSEqC 1.0 for switching frequency range
  • IF-Bandwidth: 36 MHz
  • Operating systems: Win 98 SE, Win 2000, Windows XP
  • System requirements:
    • PC with Pentium II 266 MHz and 32 MB RAM (or higher) for data applications
    • PC with Pentium II 350 MHz and 64 MB RAM (or higher) for TV applications
    • PCI or AGP graphics with min. 8 MB RAM and motion compensation, 3-D support

Technical specfications can be viewed here.


Linux drivers can be downloaded here.


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