Still planning to use your computer to watch TV, but online television isn’t exactly what you’re looking for? Well, DVB Dream might lend you a hand in this regard, as the application comes with support for a wide range of devices, so there is a good chance that yours might be on the list too.
DVB Dream was designed as an aid for the Digital Video Broadcasting Project. It helps owners of digital TV cards enhance their DVB viewing experience through its power, speed and unique features.
The installation process of DVB Dream is smooth and quite speedy. You might find the pre-configuration process a little difficult, due to the fact that it requires some DVB knowledge. The most important aspect is to properly configure the Digital Satellite Equipment Control settings and the adjacents satellite preferences.
If you get past the steps where you have to configure your device in order to work with DVB Dream, you will finally end up with a clean and professional interface that comprises all the tools you need to start using your DVB device properly.
Everything is well organized in menus, so scanning for channels, saving or opening them is just a matter of time once you get there. The application’s engine relies on a very fast channel list system, so speed is not an issue in this case.
Amongst the most important features we count the timeshift capability, Multi Pip windows, LAN Streaming and multi-channel recording in MPG or TS format. You can also perform Pid Statistics and analyze streams from any channel.
The Preferences menu allows you to adjust settings for the channel list, scanning process, performance, recording sessions and themes.
All in all, DVB Dream did a terrific job during our tests. Although configuring it took a while, the application is worth all efforts, since it manages to make the most of the DVB experience.