Synology has released a DVBLink package, making it possible to record and stream live TV for users of their NAS units in the UK. Read on for details.
Synology has released a DVBLink package, making it possible to record and stream live TV for users of their NAS units in the UK. Here is the announcement:
Taipei, Taiwan—October 18, 2012—Synology® Inc. introduced the DVBLink package, a 3rd party application for live streaming and recording TV programs with Synology NAS servers. The DVBLink package was developed by DVBLogic.
The DVBLink package is compatible with a wide range of digital TV broadcast standards which include DVB-S2 and DVB-T/T2, and supports up to 4 DTV tuners. By installing the package and plugging the supported DTV tuners into Synology NAS servers, users can view TV programs live and record their favorite channels. TV content can be streamed to XBMC or DLNA compatible devices. What’s more, DVBLink mobile apps allow iOS, Android™, and Windows Phone® users to watch TV live and manage recording schedules remotely.
Users can download and install the package in Synology Package Center. A 20 day trial is available for free, and a DVBLink license can be purchased via the web interface after the trial period expires.
The DVBLink package is available on select Synology NAS server running DSM 4.1: DS413j, DS213air, DS213, RS812, RS212, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS112+, DS112j, DS112, RS411, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS111, DS410j, DS210j, DS110j, RS409, DS409slim, DS409, DS209, DS109.
The DTV tuners that passed DVBLogic’s test include DVB-S2 Stick for satellite TV (model:460e), nanoStick for DVB-T (73e, 73eSE) and nanoStick T2 (290e) for DVB-T/T2 reception.
Check out the Synology blog post here, and sound off in the comments on whether or not you want to use DVBLink on your Synology NAS.