How to Decode a DVB-T Using an Analog TV Card

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How to Decode a DVB-T Using an Analog TV Card
You can still use older television systems to watch digital programming. (old television image by inacio pires from

DVB-T is a European digital television signal, similar to the now-required digital television signal in the United States. DVB-T is short for digital video broadcasting -- terrestrial. You must have a digital tuner card to view this digital-based programming. However, if you have an analogue TV card installed on your computer, you can convert and decode the signal, just as you do in the United States, with a digital-to-analogue converter box.

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Things you need

  • Antenna
  • Digital-to-analogue converter box
  • Coaxial cable

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  1. 1

    Connect the cable running from the antenna into the "In" port on the digital-to-analogue converter box.

  2. 2

    Attach one end of the coaxial cable into the "Out" port on the converter box.

  3. 3

    Plug the opposite end of the cable into the "In" port on the analogue TV card installed on your computer system.

  4. 4

    Power on the digital-to-analogue converter box, then launch the TV viewing software you have installed on the computer. The digital programming now appears on your computer screen.

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