Product Specifications

NVIDIA DualTV MCE Tuner Card

Package Contents

  • NVIDIA® DualTV PCI analog tuner card
  • NVIDIA DualTV Installation CD with MCE-certified NVIDIA® PureVideo™ Decoder, NVIDIA® DualTV WDM Driver, and User's Guide (PDF)
  • Sonic MyDVD LE*
  • S-Video Cable* : Connects to set top box or other video equipment
  • Composite Video (RCA to 4-pin DIN) Adapter: Connects to composite video cable
  • Composite Video and Stereo Audio RCA Cable* : Connects to set top box or other video equipment
  • Minijack to Dual RCA Cable : Connects to stereo input RCA cable
  • Coaxial Cable* : Connects to cable TV service
  • Coaxial Cable Splitter *: Connects to cable TV service coaxial cable, CATV input on the DualTV card, and to another device utilizing the cable signal
  • FM antenna cable
  • NVIDIA DualTV Quick Start Guide


  • Dual-channel TV reception and A/V capture
    • Source type: analog terrestrial broadcast, analog cable broadcast, and analog A/V signal from set-top boxes or other A/V equipment
    • Signal type: radio frequency (RF from antenna, cable TV, output of set-top boxes) or baseband (S-Video or composite video)
    • NTSC board: NTSC M/N
  • Dual-stream MPEG2 A/V encode with MediaSqueeze technology
    • Video: MPEG2 MP@ML, 720x480 (standard definition)
    • Audio: MPEG1L2
  • Uncompressed A/V capture
    • Video: 720x480 (standard definition)
    • Audio: PCM (16-24 bit per sample, up to 48 KHz)
  • FM radio tuner
  • Internal splitter for RF with in-line signal amplifier - only a single RF input is needed for the two internal tuners
  • 3D comb filter and 3D noise reduction with PureVideo technology

Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Microsoft Windows XP running select 3rd party applications, or Microsoft Windows Vista (Home Premium and Ultimate editions only)
  • 1.6 GHz Intel® Pentium®4, Celeron®, or equivalent AMD® Athlon™ or Sempron™ CPU (2.4 GHz recommended for all CPU)
  • 256 MB system memory (512MB highly recommended)
  • Available PCI slot
  • Graphics with 64MB DDR, DXVA (motion-compensation), and Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 support (128MB DDR recommended)
  • 20 GB free space on Ultra DMA (ATA/66) hard disk (40GB or more recommended)
  • DirectSound-compatible sound card or integrated audio
  • CD-ROM drive (DVD-ROM or DVD recorder drive recommended)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or later

Connectors on Bracket **

  • TV antenna or cable TV – F-Connector (NTSC) or IEC-connector (PAL)
  • FM radio antenna – F-Connector (NTSC) or IEC-connector (PAL)
  • Direct A/V inputs (2 sets)
    • S-Video input – 4-Pin DIN (composite video via included adapter)
    • Line-level stereo audio – stereo minijack

Compliance and Certifications

  • Designed for Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 (including Update Roll-up 2)
  • Certified for Windows Vista
  • Imaging Science Research Labs / Imaging Science Foundation

* Included in retail package only

** 2-sets of on-board A/V inputs (1x5 for video and 1x4 for audio) are also available for front-panel (drive bay) or back-panel connection; requires wafer connector cables (not included)