Complex setup and devices supported
During installation, the software enables you to configure several of its settings, but if you are not sure about their meaning, you can just use the default selections and change them at a later time (from the settings panel), after you get familiarized with the app's functionality.
ProgDVB can be used to process the TV input, regardless of the device you have: Digital TV device, Internet TV or radio, IPTV, analog TV device, and it can also recognize your remote control (HID or Microsoft RC, as well as WinLirc).
Familiar interface and add items to Favorites
The interface is well-organized, yet quite typical, as it consists of a menu bar, several buttons and a panel in which to view video feed. If you choose the Internet TV or radio, you can easily explore all the available stations, from the country you prefer. Needless to say, the video and audio quality depends on the strength of your Internet connection.
In order to ensure you can locate any channel with ease, you can rename the title or you can add it to the Favorites list, thus accessing it with as much as a mouse click.
Schedule jobs and adjust appearance parameters
In addition to playing a TV channel, ProgDVB allows you to use the scheduler for predefined tasks, including recording, channel flipping or closing the app, along with PC shutdown, hibernate and stand by.
The Options window is the place where you can modify the video's brightness, contrast and saturation levels for all channels, along with configuring the audio codecs or the delay.
To sum up, ProgDVB offers you the proper tool for enjoying TV channels on your own computer, and if you have a stable and fast Internet connection, your TV set might become obsolete and no longer needed for entertaining you. The computer’s performance is not going to be hampered in any way and the response time is quite good.
Reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire, last updated on November 16th, 2014
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