TBS 5881

The TBS-5881 USB external receiver box is for receiving terrestrial or cable-TV in all HD resolutions and is suitable as a supplement device to your laptop, PC or small media center PC. It has a hybrid DVB-T2 and DVB-C tuner and CI (NO CI+) and is ideal for DVB-T2 and DVB-C TV with USB, to wacht or record in best quality. Drivers for all 32- and 64-bit operating systems are included: Win XP, Vista, Win 7 and Linux. This USB-Tuner TV Box is suitable for the reception of  digital TV to Full-HD reception. You can recording or watching one channel. You can easily record live TV immediately or time-controlled on your data carrier by only one click. This box is ideal for Media Center and PC systems and fits everywhere. In addition to the excellent facilities and the modern Interface, is also provided with low power consumption and thus a low waste heat, for silent operation. A remote control (for corresponding software) is included.

Product features

  • Digital, external, hybrid USB TV receiver box, with a DVB-T2 / DVB-C Tuner with CI for TV and Radio reception
  • All resolutions and codecs (e.g.: 1080p, FullHD, 4K, MPEG, H.264, HEVC and many more) are supported, but also depending on your PC-hardware/software
  • Plug & Play Installation
  • Manual and scheduled recording of Digital-TV / Radio
  • Teletext
  • TimeShift function to Pause Live TV
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
  • IR remote control
  • Works natively in Windows7® Media Center
  • Full support for 32-Bit and 64-Bit operating systems
  • Software application with multiple functionalities for TV reception


  • DVB-T/T2:
    Receiving Channel: VHF and UHF Band
    Channel Bandwidth: 6 MHz, 7 MHz, 8 MHz
    DVB-T/T2 Modulation Type: QPSK, 16QAM, 64 QAM, 256 QAM
    FTT Mode: 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K
    Code Rate: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 7/8
    Guard Interval: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128, 19/128, 19/256
    Center IF-Frequency 4 MHz, 3 to 5 MHz
    RF-Input Impedance and RF-Output Impedance: 75 Ohm
  • DVB-C:
    Full support DVB-C and ITU J83 A/C sepcification
    Frequency: 47 to 862MHz
    input: -64 to -10dBm
    Symbolrate: 0,87 to 9MBaud

Connections and other details

  • A terrestrial /cable TV antenna input
  • IR receiver input
  • Max. dimensions of the Box (W x D x H in cm): 8.8 x 10.3 x 2.2
  • Weight: 0.16 kg

Minimal System Requirements

  • Operating system (32-Bit and 64-Bit): Windows® XP, Vista®, Windows7®, Windows8.x, Windows10, Linux
  • CPU for SDTV: min. Pentium3, 1 GHz or similar AMD Athlon
  • CPU for HDTV: min. Pentium3, 3 GHz or similar AMD Athlon (Dual Core recommended)  or alternatively video decoding with graphic chip
  • Recommended 1GB of RAM
  • Hard dsik with min. 1GB free capacity
  • Graphics card with min. 64MB memory
  • Sound card with DirectX® 9-Support or higher
  • Free USB 2.0 or 3.0 slot
  • DVB-T / -T2 receiving area or digital cable

Package Contains

  • 1 x TBS-5881
  • 1 x remote control (without Batteries)
  • 1 x External Power Cable
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick User Guide (German), drivers and software as download