How To Watch Digital TV (DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, FM, DAB) and Radio On Your PC (Windows) With a Globemax USB TV Stick.
Case in point: A globemax DVB-T2 Tv stick (see the naked hardware tear-down for the panasonic MN88472 here ) and the (hardware tear-down for the MN88473 demodulator version here). There are two variants of the stick with the following components:
Realtek RTL2832P USB interface
Panasonic MN88472/MN88473 Demodulator (2013 and 2014 variants respectively)
Rafael Micro R828D Tuner
Instructions for windows OS:
- Windows XP and above
- At-least 10GB of free disk space
- 512 or more worth of RAM
- DirectX 9 or above
- Pentium 4 2.0 GHz processor or higher (A Pentium 4 2.8 GHz processor or higher for HDTV).
- A reasonable graphics card (AMD (ATI) Radeon 7200 or above, NVIDIA GeForce MX 440 or above, Intel 82865 or above.. etc)
- The device drivers and the viewing GUI software (They come with a CD for the device but you can get the drivers for the above device (Astrometa dvb-t2, Realtek RTL2832P, Panasonic MN88472/MN88473, Rafael Micro R828D) here.
- Plug in the device to a USB 2.0 port or above.
- Install the device drivers first (with the device plugged in, this is important). in our case it is the (FSC DVBT2_Setup_141229.exe) drivers.
- After a successful installation of the drivers install the GUI application (In our case it’s the TVR_DVB-T-T2+FM+DAB-V4.6.4.exe app) with the device still plugged in and restart the PC.
- Start the TVR application (desktop shortcut or on the apps list).
Go to settings
Then to input source
select Digital TV and go back to scan
- It takes an awfully long time the first time. wait for it to complete and voila!
- Repeat the same for FM stations.
- Press on an FTA channel to view.
- Enjoy viewing, recording and scheduling live TV and Radio.
You can only view content from a free to air broadcaster. In Kenya it’s for channels from Signet, Pang, Bamba and ADN.