Digital Tuner Cards

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These cards are used to record off the new digital television broadcast systems. The video is compressed by the broadcaster, and the card outputs audio and video multiplexed in an MPEG2 transport stream.

ATSC

This standard is primarily used in North America, and consists of MPEG2 video with AC3 audio.

Manufacturer Card chipset Interface ATSC QAM Tuners
Silicon Dust HDHomeRun ethernet Yes Yes 2

DVB

This standard is used throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. Video can be MPEG2 or H.264, and audio AC3 or AAC.

Manufacturer Card chipset Interface DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2 Tuners
Silicon Dust HDHomeRun ethernet Yes No No No No 2

ISDB

This standard is primarily used in Japan and South America.

Manufacturer Card chipset Interface ISDB-T ISDB-C ISDB-S Tuners