We have been waiting for a dual DVBT/T2 tuner card with Freeview HD support for a while – and today one arrived in the form of the Black Gold BGT3620. Let’s take an exclusive quick look at this little beauty.

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Here is how Black Gold describe the BGT3620:

The BGT3620 is a premium multi-channel hybrid tuner, digital demodulator, analogue capture, intelligent remote PCI-express PCTV product, implemented on a miniature platform. The  product is capable of receiving standard and high definition digital broadcast program content, including the new UK Freeview HD channels. It is designed to transform a personal computer into a high-end audio video entertainment system, supporting external video streams and worldwide HD broadcast streams.

Hardware receiver support – Analogue terrestrial (PAL, NTSC, CECAM), dual digital terrestrial including both DVB-T and DVB-T2, dual digital cable DVB-C.

What’s In The Box?

Well, more like what was in the jiffy bag, because this one wasn’t actually boxed so I can’t say what should be in there.

In this case though, I got the BGT3620 card, and a set of cables.

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As you can see from the card in the pictures above, there is no bracket attached. This is because the card comes with two different size brackets, depending on the type of computer you are fitting it in. You also get the two tiny screws and a mini screwdriver.

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Fitting the bracket to the card was simple and took a few seconds.

Now it’s time to go put it in my machine and see what happens…….

And I would like to say a big thank you to Tranquil for loaning me the BGT3620 for a few days to play with. Tranquil are selling the BGT3620 as part of their Platinum ixL range.

You can also learn more about the BGT3620 from the Black Gold website.

Look out for the full review shortly.