TSReader

Hardware Support


Updated March 25, 2008

Hardware Notes

MPEG-2 transport streams can be sent over a number of different medium. Your choice of hardware depends on which service you wish to receive and also where you are located in the world. These are the medium standards TSReader supports:

System

Medium

Description

Used in
ATSC Terrestrial 8VSB modulation in 6MHz bandwidth Canada, South Korea, USA
DCII Satellite QPSK/OQPSK modulation. Used mostly by cable systems in the Americas at their headends Americas
DSS Satellite QPSK modulation. Used on DIRECTV systems. Non-standard MPEG-2 transport stream. Brazil, Latin America, USA
DVB-C Cable QAM modulation in 6-8MHz bandwidth (also known as Annex A) Worldwide
DVB-S Satellite QPSK modulation Worldwide
DVB-S2 Satellite QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK, 32QPSK modulation Worldwide
DVB-SNG Satellite QPSK and Trellis-decoded 8PSK Americas
DVB-T Terrestrial COFDM carriers with either QPSK or QAM modulation Australia, Europe, Singapore, Taiwan
DVB-ASI Coax Cable 270 Mbps SDI format but with MPEG-2 data bursts Professional MPEG applications
DVB-SPI Parallel Cable Up to 108 Mbps using low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) Professional MPEG applications

IPTV

Ethernet
Ethernet packets carring MPEG-2 transport over multicast or unicast IP Worldwide

ISDB-T

Terrestrial
BST-OFDM modulation Japan, Brazil

ISDB-S

Satellite
QPSK and and Trellis-coded 8PSK Japan
SCTE QAM Cable QAM modulation in 6MHz channels, either 64QAM or 256QAM (also known as Annex B) American cable systems

SMPTE 310M

Coax Cable
19.4 Mbps used for feeding transmitters North America

Input Sources

TSReader can process MPEG-2 transport streams in real time from the following interfaces. The piece of software that ties the hardware to TSReader is called the Source Module and you must select the appropriate module when you configure TSReader for the first time.

Satellite Details Source Module Website
Twinhan 1020 Twinhan DST-1020 satellite card. Twinhan1020 http://www.twinhan.com
Twinhan 1020a Twinhan DST-1020a satellite card. Supports both DVB-S and DSS standards. Twinhan1020 (DVB)
Twinhan1020dss (DSS)
http://www.twinhan.com
Twinhan 1022/102g Twinhan 1022/102g satellite card. Supports DVB-S only. Twinhan1020

http://www.twinhan.com
Twinhan 1030 Twinhan DST-1030 satellite card. Twinhan1030 http://www.twinhan.com
Twinhan 1030a Twinhan DST-1030a satellite card. Twinhan1030 http://www.twinhan.com
Chaintech DST-1000 Chaintech DST-1000 satellite card. Twinhan1020 http://www.chaintech.com.tw/
Technotrend Budget S TechnoTrend Budget PCI satellite card. This card is manufactured by a number of different vendors including Hauppauge Computer Works. TTBudgetS http://www.technotrend.com
http://www.hauppauge.com
B2C2 DVB-S Sky2PC (SkyStar) Satellite. Supports DVB-S. Note 1 B2C2s http://www.bbti.us/

Broadlogic/V@Box Satellite Express 2030
Broadlogic/V@Box Satellite Express 2030. Note 3 Broadlogic

http://www.vbox.to
Pinnacle PCTV Sat CI. Pinnacle PCTV Sat CI. Supports DVB-S. PinnacleSatCI

http://www.pinnaclesys.com/
TechnoTrend Connect 2400 TechnoTrend Connect 2400. Supports DVB-S with a USB 2.0 interface. TTUSB20S

http://www.technotrend.com

Tongshi DVB-S
Tongshi DVB-S satellite card. TongshiS

http://www.tongshi.com

DVBWorld USB 2.0 DVB-S
DVBWorld USB 2.0 DVB-S. Supports DVB-S and DSS. Users should read this note first. DVBWorld_S2101 (DVB)
DVBWorld_S2101dss (DSS)

http://www.worlddvb.com

Nova-S Plus
Hauppauge Computer Works Nova-S Plus HCWPCI92xxx 

http://www.hauppauge.com

Nova-SE2
Hauppauge Computer Works Nova-SE2 HCWPCI92xxx 

http://www.hauppauge.com

Alitronika AT600PCI
Alitronika AT600PCI - DVB-S to USB2. Alitronika600 

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT600USB
Alitronika AT600USB - DVB-S to USB2. Alitronika600

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT60USB
Alitronika AT60USB - DVB-S to USB2. Alitronika600

http://www.alitronika.com/

TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200. Supports DVB-S and DVB-S2. Use TechnoTrend's "data" driver downloadable from their website. TTBudgetS2 

http://www.technotrend.com

TechnoTrend TT-connect S2-3600. Supports DVB-S and DVB-S2. Use TechnoTrend's "data" driver downloadable from their website. TTUSB20S2

http://www.technotrend.com

CielPlus card. Connects TSReader to various Sky (UK) satellite receivers. CielPlus_Sky

http://www.cielplus.co.uk

Genpix Electronics 8PSK to USB adapter. Supports DVB-S, Turbo-coded QPSK, 8PSK and 16QAM, all Digicipher II modes and DSS QPSK. Genpix_8PSK

http://www.genpix-electronics.com

Genpix Electronics SkyWalker-1 USB adapter. Supports DVB-S, Turbo-coded QPSK, 8PSK and 16QAM, all Digicipher II modes and DSS QPSK. Genpix_8PSK

http://www.genpix-electronics.com

DVBTech 8PSK to USB adapter. Supports DVB-S, Turbo-coded QPSK, 8PSK and 16QAM, and all Digicipher II modes. DVBTech_8PSK

http://www.dvbtech.net

Hauppauge HVR-4000 DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T interface. HCWPCI69xxx

http://www.hauppauge.com

HIKARISOFT ISDB-SADP2 USB2 interface. Supports ISDB-S Hikarisoft

http://www.hikarisoft.com/products.html

Hauppauge Nova-S-USB2 DVB-S

HCWUSB47xxx

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR3000 DVB-S

HCWPCI92xxx

http://www.hauppauge.com
Terrestrial (DVB-T)

Details
Source Module Website
Twinhan Mini Ter Twinhan VisionDTV Mini Ter. TwinhanDTT http://www.twinhan.com
Twinhan Ter Twinhan VisionDTV Ter. TwinhanDTT

http://www.twinhan.com
Technotrend Budget T TechnoTrend Budget PCI terrestrial card. TTBudgetT http://www.technotrend.com
http://www.hauppauge.com
B2C2 DVB-T Air2PC-DVB (AirStar) Terrestrial. Note 1 B2C2t http://www.bbti.us/
Nebula DVB-T PCI Nebula Electronics DigiTV PCI Version. Nebula http://www.nebula-electronics.com
Nebula DVB-T USB Nebula Electronics DigiTV USB 2.0 Version. Nebula http://www.nebula-electronics.com
Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T pci Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T pci HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com
Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com
Terratec Cinergy T² USB 2.0 DVB-T Terratec Cinergy T² (USB 2.0). Users should read this note first. TerratecT2

http://www.terratec.com/
TechnoTrend TV-Stick TechnoTrend TV-Stick (USB 2.0). TTUSB20T

http://www.technotrend.com
TechnoTrend Connect 2400 TechnoTrend Connect 2400. Supports DVB-T with a USB 2.0 interface. TTUSB20T

http://www.technotrend.com

Digital Now Tiny USB2
Digital Now Tiny USB2 DVB-T receiver. Note 4 TinyUSB2

http://www.digitalnow.com.au/

Dibcom STK3000-P
Dibcom STK3000-P USB2 DVB-T receiver module. Note 4 DVBTBDASource

http://www.dibcom.net/

HCW WinTV-HVR900
Hauppauge Computer Works WinTV-HVR900
Hauppauge Computer Works WinTV-HVR900H
HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge Computer Works WinTV-HVR930

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge Computer Works WinTV-HVR1100

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge Computer Works WinTV-HVR1110

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge Computer Works WinTV-HVR1300

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge Computer Works WinTV-HVR3000

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Twinhan DTT-CI
Twinhan DTT-CI TwinhanDTT-CI

http://www.twinhan.com

Alitronika AT800PCI
Alitronika AT800PCI - DVB-T to PCI. Alitronika800

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT800USB
Alitronika AT800USB - DVB-T to USB2. Alitronika800

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT80USB
Alitronika AT80USB - DVB-T to USB2. Alitronika800

http://www.alitronika.com/

RF Central RFX-MDR-PC
RF Central RFX-MDR-PC. 2 GHz DVB-T to USB2. To use this device with TSReader, you must change the Windows driver. RFCentral_RFX-MDR-PC

http://www.rfcentral.com

Hauppauge HVR-4000 DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T interface. HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1200

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1700

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2200

HCWDVBTSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Sencore DTU-235 DVB-T analyzer. USB2 connection SencoreDTU235

http://www.sencore.com
Terrestrial (ATSC)

Details
Source Module Website
B2C2 ATSC Air2PC-ATSC Terrestrial. Note 1 B2C2a http://www.bbti.us/
Sasem OnAir USB HDTV Sasem OnAir USB HDTV adapter. Users should read this note first. SasemUSB_8VSB

http://www.usbhdtv.com/
Twinhan 3220 8VSB PCI adapter Twinhan 3220 8VSB PCI adapter. Twinhan8VSB

http://www.twinhan.com
Twinhan 3250 8VSB/analog PCI adapter Twinhan 3250 8VSB/analog PCI adapter. Twinhan8VSB

http://www.twinhan.com
ATI HDTV Wonder ATI HDTV Wonder. Note 4 ATSCBDASource

http://www.ati.com/products/hdtvwonder/
V@Box Communications USB-A 3560 V@Box Communications USB-A 3560. 8VSB to USB 2.0. Note 4 ATSCBDASource

http://www.vboxcomm.com/
 AverMedia A180 AverMedia A180 8VSB card. Note 4 ATSCBDASource

http://www.aver.com/

AirStar HD-5000 PCI
AirStar HD-5000 PCI B2C2a

http://www.bbti.us/

pcHDTV 3000
pcHDTV 3000 8VSB card. Although designed for Linux, it's supplied with BDA drivers. Note 4 ATSCBDASource

http://www.pchdtv.com/

Sencore DTU-234
Sencore DTU-234 analyzer SencoreDTU234_8VSB

http://www.sencore.com/

AutumnWave OnAir USB HDTV Creator
AutumnWave OnAir USB HDTV Creator. Users should read this note first. AutumnWave_8VSB

http://www.autumnwave.com

Hauppauge WinTV HVR-950
Hauppauge WinTV HVR-950Q
HCWATSCSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

AutumnWave On-Air GT ATSCBDASource

http://www.autumnwave.com

HDHomeRun. Dual tuner 8VSB/QAM via Ethernet. Information about this interface is here. HDHomeRun_8VSB

http://www.9thtee.com/hdhomerun.htm

Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 HCWATSCSource

http://www.hauppauge.com/

AirStar HD-5000 USB. Supports 8VSB and SCTE QAM B2C2a

http://www.bbti.us/

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250

HCWATSCSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1500
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1500q

HCWATSCSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800lp

HCWATSCSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950

HCWATSCSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

HCWATSCSource

http://www.hauppauge.com

Terrestrial (ISDB-T)

Details
Source Module

Website

HIKARISOFT ISDB-TADP2 USB2 interface Hikarisoft

http://www.hikarisoft.com/products.html
Cable (DVB-C Annex A)

Details
Source Module Website
Twinhan DTV Cab-CI Twinhan Vision DTV Cab-CI. TwinhanDCT-CI http://www.twinhan.com
Twinhan 2021 Twinhan 2021 DTV Mini-Cab. TwinhanDCT

http://www.twinhan.com
Technotrend Budget C TechnoTrend Budget PCI cable card. TTBudgetC http://www.technotrend.com
http://www.hauppauge.com
B2C2 DVB-C Cable4PC (CableStar) Cable. Note 1 B2C2c http://www.bbti.us/
TechnoTrend Connect 2400 TechnoTrend Connect 2400. Supports DVB-C with a USB 2.0 interface. TTUSB20C 

http://www.technotrend.com

Alitronika AT700PCI
Alitronika AT700PCI - DVB-C QAM to PCI. Alitronika700

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT700USB
Alitronika AT700USB - DVB-C QAM to USB Alitronika700

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT70USB
Alitronika AT70USB - DVB-C QAM to USB2. Alitronika700

http://www.alitronika.com/
DVB-ASI

Details
Source Module Website
Linear Systems ATSC Master Linear Systems ATSC Master. A full duplex 270 Mbps card used with DVB-ASI interfaces found on professional MPEG-2 equipment. Linsys http://www.dveo.com
Linear Systems DVB Master FD Linear Systems DVB Master FD. A full duplex 270 Mbps card used with DVB-ASI interfaces found on professional MPEG-2 equipment. Linsys http://www.dveo.com
Linear Systems DVB Master II Rx Linear Systems DVB Master II Rx. A receive only 270 Mbps card used with DVB-ASI interfaces found on professional MPEG-2 equipment. Linsys

http://www.dveo.com
Linear Systems DVB Master III Rx Linear Systems DVB Master III Rx. A receive only 270 Mbps card used with DVB-ASI interfaces found on professional MPEG-2 equipment. Linsys

http://www.dveo.com
Linear Systems DVB Master Quad/i Linear Systems DVB Master Quad/i. Four channel 270 Mbps receive card for use with DVB-ASI interfaces. Linsys

http://www.dveo.com
Linear Systems DVB Master FD-B Linear Systems DVB Master FD-B. Full duplex ASI card with failsafe protection. Linsys

http://www.dveo.com
Dektec DTA-120 Dektec DTA-120 DVB-ASI receive card.  Dektec

http://www.dektec.com

Dektec DTA-124 Quad DVB-ASI receive card. Dektec

http://www.dektec.com
Dektec DTA-140 Dektec DTA-140 DVB-ASI transmit/recieve card. Dektec

http://www.dektec.com

Dektec DTA-145. Dual channel DVB-ASI transmit/receive card. Dektec

http://www.dektec.com

Dektec DTA-2145. Dual channel PCI Express DVB-ASI transmit/receive card. Dektec

http://www.dektec.com
Dektec DTU-225 Dektec DTU-225. DVB-ASI to USB 2.0 interface. DektecUSB

http://www.dektec.com

Dektec DTU-245. DVB-ASI to USB 2.0 interface. DektecUSB

http://www.dektec.com

Alitronika AT200USB and AT400USB
Alitronika AT200USB and AT400USB DVB-ASI & DVB-SPI to USB 2.0 interfaces. Alitronika2345

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT20USB
Alitronika AT20USB - ASI to USB2 interface. Alitronika2345

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT200PCI
Alitronika AT400PCI
Alitronika AT200PCI and AT400PCI DVB-ASI & DVB-SPI PCI cards. Alitronika2345

http://www.alitronika.com/

Teleview TSP102
Teleview TSP102. Handles both DVB-ASI and SMPTE 310M streams. Teleview_TSP102_ASI
Teleview_TSP102_310M

http://www.teleview.co.kr

Alitronika AT4 "AsiPod"
Alitronika AT4 "AsiPod" - ultra compact ASI to USB2 interface. Alitronika2345

http://www.alitronika.com/
DVB-SPI Details Source Module Website

DTVWorks DVB-SPI
Our own DTVWorks brand DVB-SPI USB 2.0 interface DTVWorks_SPI

http://www.coolstf.com/lvds
Dektec DTA-122 Dektec DTA-122 DVB-SPI receive card.  Dektec

http://www.dektec.com

litronika AT200USB and AT400USB
Alitronika AT200USB and AT400USB DVB-ASI & DVB-SPI to USB 2.0 interfaces. Alitronika2345

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT22USB
Alitronika AT22USB - SPI to USB interface Alitronika2345

http://www.alitronika.com/

Alitronika AT200PCI
Alitronika AT400PCI
Alitronika AT200PCI and AT400PCI DVB-ASI & DVB-SPI PCI cards. Alitronika2345

http://www.alitronika.com/

LN Systems DVB-SPI USB 2.0 interface with BDA driver and peripheral I/O  

http://www.ln-systems.com/products.htm

Cable (SCTE QAM Annex B)

Details
Source Module

Website
Sasem OnAir USB HDTV Sasem OnAir USB HDTV adapter. Users should read this note first. SasemUSB_QAM

http://www.usbhdtv.com/

AirStar HD-5000 PCI
AirStar HD-5000 PCI. Note 1 B2C2q

http://www.bbti.us/

Sencore DTU-234
Sencore DTU-234 analyzer SencoreDTU234_QAM

http://www.sencore.com

AutumnWave OnAir USB HDTV Creator
AutumnWave OnAir USB HDTV Creator. Users should read this note first. AutumnWave_QAM

http://www.autumnwave.com

AutumnWave OnAir GT. AutumnWave_GT_QAM

http://www.autumnwave.com

HDHomeRun. Dual tuner 8VSB/QAM via Ethernet. Information about this interface is here. HDHomeRun_QAM

http://www.9thtee.com/hdhomerun.htm

 
Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 HCWQAMSource.dll

http://www.hauppauge.com/

AirStar HD-5000 USB B2C2q

http://www.bbti.us/

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR950Q

HCWQAMSource.dll

http://www.hauppauge.com/

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250

HCWQAMSource.dll

http://www.hauppauge.com/

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1500q

HCWQAMSource.dll

http://www.hauppauge.com/

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800lp

HCWQAMSource.dll

http://www.hauppauge.com/

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950

HCWQAMSource.dll

http://www.hauppauge.com/

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

HCWQAMSource.dll

http://www.hauppauge.com/

Other

Details
Source Module

Website
Novra S75 DVB-S Receivers like the Novra S75 DVB-S shown take the transport stream from the RF network and retransmit as multicast UDP packets on LANs. TSReader has sources that can receive multicast and unicast UDP, UDP/RTP or UDP/HRTP traffic.  HRTPMulticast (Harmonic RTP)
HRTPUnicast (Harmonic RTP)
HTTP (HTTP)
RTPMulticast (RTP)
RTPUnicast (RTP)
TCP (Raw TCP)
UDPMulticast (Raw UDP)
UDPUnicast (Raw UDP)

http://www.novra.com/Receivers.htm
Firewire Logo Firewire devices that are compatible with the "meidvhs" driver for Windows XP. This includes some cable TV set-top-boxes like the Scientific Atlanta 3250HD and the Motorola 620X series. Firewire
Firewire_DVHS

Link to AVS forum documentation

Note 1: Use of BBTI drivers version 4.4 are required for operation with TSReader.
Note 2: This card isn't fully functional yet in TSReader primarily because we either can't get a card or don't have that format of modulation available to test with. If you have one of these cards, please contact us - we'd like to work with owners to get TSReader debugged on these cards.
Note 3: This card has an eight PID maximum demux severely limiting it's performance in TSReader. Please see this note about cards with demultiplexers.
Note 4: This interface is supported using Microsoft Windows BDA drivers.

Output Destinations

TSReader can output a single channel version from the multiplex being received and send it real time to the following devices:

Interface Product Website
Stradis Decoder Stradis Professional MPEG-2 decoder cards. Some versions support the 4:2:2 video profile. http://www.stradis.com
JVC D-VHS deck D-VHS decks via Firewire on Windows XP. Some models (such as the JVC HM-DH30000 shown) have internal MPEG-2 decoders so in addition to recording, you can stream HD to the deck using it as an MPEG-2 decoder. Various
XBox Media Player

XBox Media Player's XNS protocol is supported by TSReader. This allows streaming of a program from TSReader over the LAN interface on the XBox hardware.

XBox Media Center is also supported by the XNS interface.

http://www.xboxmediaplayer.com
http://www.xboxmediacenter.com
Copyright (c) 1996-2003 VideoLAN. This logo or a modified version may be used or modified by anyone to refer to the VideoLAN project or any product developed by the VideoLAN team, but does not indicate endorsement by the project. VideoLAN.org's VLC player can use an HTTP connection to stream MPEG from TSReader. We also include control over the VLC client so that channel changes in TSReader correctly restart VLC. http://www.videolan.org
 Roku HD1000 Roku HD1000 Digital Media Player. TSReader can stream SD and HD video in realtime using the CinemaSix or MPlay Media Players.

http://www.rokulabs.com/
http://www.up.org/cinemasix/
http://www.permanence.com/MPlay/