- Add multi-tuner functionality to your existing DigiTV installation
- Record one channel while watching another - just like Sky Plus (TM)
- Add as many slave tuners as you need to make a 'super' PVR!
The Micro DigiTV Slave USB unit allows you to add multi-tuner functionality to your existing DigiTV setup.
This unit itself is a fully functioning Digital TV unit, but will only work in conjunction with a DigiTV PCI/USB master unit, ie, both the slave and master must be plugged into the PC in order for the slave to function.
All of the functionality present on the DigiTV Master device is present on the slave device except that there is no remote control receiver on the slave since the remote control is monitored from the attached DigiTV Master device.
Micro DigiTV Slave draws all of the power it needs from the USB 2.0 port on your computer, so there is no need for an external power supply.
You can connect as many Micro DigiTV Slave devices as you like to your PC (as long as there is at least one DigiTV Master connected), although you should never need more than 4!
For example, you can connect a Master and a single slave to give you dual tuner functionality. This means that you can watch one programme on BBC1 say, while recording another on ITV1 at the same time. Or, you could record two programmes on two different channels simultaneously.
In practice, you can record up to 20 programmes on 20 different channels at the same time if all of the channels are on just two multiplexes (and your PC can handle all of the data).
If you have a DigiTV Master and two slaves connected, you will be able to watch/record up to three multiplexes simultaneously, eg BBC1, ITV1 and five - which is especially useful considering the number of times that films are broadcast on separate channels but overlap in time. There's no longer any need to decide which one to watch or record. Do both!