TBS5520SE Multi-standard Universal TV Tuner USB Box

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TBS5520SE is a multi-standard external TV tuner with USB2.0 interface, it is capable of receiving digital TV channels of multiple standards: DVB-S2X/S2/S/T2/T/C2/C/ISDB-T. Through the USB interface, you can easily plug the TBS5520SE Universal TV Tuner to your desktop or laptop PC, with appropriate signal cable connected and software installed, it’s convenient to switch among different standards, and enjoy more TV channels than using just one single TV standard.

Despite being a satellite-enabled USB device, it is solely USB-powered. Though convenient, this might be insufficient, especially with any type of DiSEqC hardware connected. After a few minutes, you might encounter the following issues, especially for 13V/14V operation (vertical polarization):

  • Some LNBs might unintentionally switch to high band, probably due to noise from the voltage converter.
  • DiSEqC switches might not react to commands.

The device's tuner is very fast if a lock can be established (sufficient SNR), but extremely slow to notice if there is an insufficient or no signal. DiSEqC rotors do work, but move very slowly, even in horizontal polarization (18V).

Main Features:

  • Multi-standard TV USB box
  • Watch & record satellite TV/ radio programs on PC
  • EPG (Electronic Program Guide) support
  • Unicable/one cable compatible


  • Data receiving
  • IPTV streaming
  • Media monitoring
  • Digital content distribution



  • COFDM demodulator and FEC decoding
  • Support 3 layers decoding
  • TMCC decoding
  • Support differential demodulation
  • AC1 and AC2 decoding

DVB-T2 and T2-Lite

  • Receiving channel: VHF band, UHF band
  • Bandwidth: 1.7, 5, 6, 7, 8MHz
  • FEC: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM,256QAM
  • FFT mode: 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K
  • Code rate: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8


  • COFDM demodulator(16_QAM to 4096_QAM)
  • FEC(LDPC/BCH) decoder
  • Bandwidth: 6MHz, 7MHz, 8MHz

DVB-C and ITU-T J.83 Annex B

  • QAM demodulator
  • FEC decoder
  • 1 to 7.2MSymbol/s


  • symbol rates: 1-45Msps
  • FEC:
  • DVB-S/S2

QPSK: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 8PSK: 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 16APSK: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 2APSK: 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

  • DVB-S2X

QPSK: 13/45, 9/20, 11/20 2_4_2_APSK: 100/180, 104/180 8PSK: 23/36, 25/36, 13/18 8_8_APSK: 90/180, 96/180, 100/180, 18/30, 20/30 16APSK: 26/45, 3/5, 28/45, 23/36, 25/36, 13/18, 140/180, 154/180 4_12_16rb_APSK: 2/3 4_8_4_16_APSK: 128/180, 132/180, 140/180

  • Input/ Power:5V/5W
  • temperature:0~60℃

Other information:

  • System Requirements:
    Windows XP / Vista/ 7/8/10, Linux
    AvailableUSB 2.0 slot
    Digital TV signal (ISDB-T/DVB-T2/C2/S2X/S2/T/C/S) 
  • Dimension:
    TV tuner box size:9*7.5*2.5(cm)
    Net weight:110g
    Gift Box Size:17*16.5*8.5(cm)
    Package Contents:1 x TBS5520SE  1 x USB cable  1 x F-IEC      

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Company Profile

TBS Technologies is a company which specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing of digital TV tuner cards for PC. Main products include PC cards for DVB S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C with single, dual, and quad tuner, CAM CI box for DVB-S2, USB TV Box for DVB-S/S2,DVB-T/T2,DVB-C. Most TV tuner products are Linux driver ready up to the latest kernel.

Multi-standard TV Tuner