Reduced bandwidth DTV?

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Reduced bandwidth DTV?

Post by radiogareth » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:58 am

As well as enjoying the excellent performance of the SDRplay for receiving weather satellites on 137MHz I'm interested in Amateur TV. More recently in place of Analogue TV there is a growing interest in reduced bandwidth Digital TV. Given the original purpose of RTL-esq dongles was that of receiving DVTB, what's the chance of using a SDRplay to receive and then decode this reduced symbol rate stuff. As an example 'usable' colour pictures are possible with a SR of only 125KHz - down from 4 MHz. I suspect its down to third party software (Mirics??) since the required bandwidth and sensitivity/selectivity is more than covered by the SDRplay.
BTW, can we have a how to guide to getting Freeview displayed on a PC with SDRplay. I've donwloded the drivers and stuff but don't really know what to do with them.....
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Re: Reduced bandwidth DTV?

Post by sdrplay » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:08 am


FreeView DVB-T is easy with the RSP...

Windows 7 - Download the free Mirics DVB-T install from our website ( and use Windows Media Centre

Windows 8 & 10 - Do the same install as above but use SichoPVR

I use it all the time on Windows 10 - works very well.

Best regards,

SDRplay Support
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