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ProgDVB allows you to watch Digital Television and listen to Radio channels directly from satellite by using DVB cards with hardware decoders on the board, SAT-dish, and personal x86-compatible computers. ProgDVB 6x and 5x requires Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 or higher. Professional version costs $30 and includes HDTV, DVBS2, PIP and multiaudio-channels support.

File size:19MB
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  Latest version:
7.14.1 (May 23, 2016)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
23.05.2016 ProgDVB v7.14.1.
Important fix of Video renderers.

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All features / Full description:
Support for various types of data sources:

Internet TV and Radio. About 8000 channels in the list.
DVB-S (satellite), DVB-S2, DVB-C (cable), DVB-T, DVB-T2, ATSC, ISDB-T
Kartina TV, Rodina TV, OTT Club, Shura TV, Sovok TV.
Playback from a file
Main functions:

High Definition TV support including H.264/AVC
Picture-in-picture support as well as independent simultaneous recording/playback of several channels from one or more devices
Mosaic fast channels preview
Support for the majority of DVB, ISDB-T and ATSC devices including DiSEqC and CAM interfaces support
Support for all digital TV audio formats: MPEG, AC3, AAC,...
Time shifting functionality using the RAM or disk buffer of unlimited size
10 Bands equalizer
TV and Radio channels recording
Playback from disk based files
Electronic program guide (EPG) from Digital TV or XmlTV,JTV.
Subtile(Teletext, image-based and closed captions)
Support for VR, VMR7,VMR9 and EVR renderers including OSD (except VR) independently from channel type or signal presence
Network broadcasting
Skins for OSD and GUI
Both Win32 and full-fledged Win64 versions are available
Interface Language Localizations

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Alternative to ProgDVB:
Argus TV

Guides and How to's:
doom9 ProgDVB guide - Read
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Acronyms / Also Known As:
Prog DVB. ProgTV


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Glad to see DVB-S2 support now included in standard edition but still have to buy Pro edition (35) for basic Diseqc functionality - Crazy
DVB Viewer (20) includes Diseqc plus lots more - so it's an easy value for money decision!

Posted March 17, 2014 by . Tool version 7.02.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 3 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10

Very, very, much improved. I tried an earlier version 18 months ago and was unimpressed and uninstalled it. I'm now using ver. 6.31.04 and it is excellent.

It's now available in free and pro versions. I'm using the free version with UK DVB via a Compro Videomate TV card. Would not be easy to use by people with only basic computer skills but for competent users this might just be the best free DVB software out there at the moment. It is far superior to the commercial DVB software that came bundled with my TV card.

Posted January 27, 2010 by . Tool version 6.31.04 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

this program works just fine and it's free and will scan some 20 BEV channels(north america).On the other hand MyTheatre 3.38 will also work quite well, will cost about 40.00$Can.dollars but scan about 300 channels.The choice is quite simple.

Posted November 26, 2007 by . Tool version 4.88.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

Works extremely well with Pinnacle PCTV 310e.

Posted October 08, 2006 by . Tool version 4.75 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Great software, very suitable for beginners & it's freeware! works perfectly with SS1 :)

Posted September 15, 2006 by . Tool version 4.78.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Very good free tool for DVB enthusiasts.

Posted April 12, 2006 by . Tool version 4.73.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

With this program and a dvb-s decoder card, you can convert your PC to a Satellite DVR receiver. This program is only for advance user only, you can only find setup document for you needs in forums only. This program is somewhat is in the grey market area for it use.
It does work extremely well once you get heck of it.
So check of mythreatre too, similar program except you have to pay for that.
It is very rewarding if you have to right Hardware and setup.
I am loving it.

Posted August 10, 2004 by . Tool version 4.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

Must have alternative software for many current DVB /s cards, like the SkyStar 1 / 2, or the Hauppauge Nova TV.
Very usefull for Center / South and Easter Europeans, for reasons a legal forum can't explain.
It is not a newbie - friendly, neither an easy to use program. It doesn't care to be that way. So keep that in mind: It is only for advance users with a before knowledge of those subjects.

It has various plug in's, which adds tones of features. Depending your location (country), some of them might be or not illegal.

A new plug in, allows to the nokia 92xx/9500/96xx desktop satellite receivers, to use progdvb as their own firmware, with all the benefits it has. Yeah, even the emulation works (tested by me...)

The author of the program is from Russia and most of the plug ins come from Center and East Europe (Checz Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, etc). So, most of the documentation about it, are not present in English (and never gonna be....). If you are native english speaking users and you don't wish to use online translators and dictionaries to understand most feauters of this program, don't bother with it. The rest, go get it! You won't believe the alternatives that gives to your cheap DVB/s card!

A perfect 10 for this freeware program. Get it!

Posted July 02, 2004 by . Tool version 4.40 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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