TBS 5990

The TBS-5990, Q-Box S2 HDTV with CI (NO CI+) for encrypted television (Pay-TV) with the CA-Module is the external USB receiver box and is suitable as a supplement device to your laptop, PC or small media center PC. The CI is not currently supported in Win7 MediaCenter. The Box supports a Hardware Blindscan, which can be used via a separate application. It is ideal for DVB-S und DVB-S2 Satellite-TV with USB, to watch or record in best quality. Drivers for all 32- and 64-bit operating systems are included: Win XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 10 and Linux. The USB-Box S2 is supported by a various programs like DVB-Viewer, the supplied TBS-Viewer, or ProgDVB, DreamDVB, etc. This USB-Tuner TV Box is suitable for the reception of digital Satellite Television to all HD resolutions. Furthermore, a Hardware-Blindscan is possible. 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 Satellite- USB TV receiver box, with CI for encrypted TV (PayTV) with CA-Module with a Tuner for TV and Sat-Radio reception
  • USB2.0-Box with CI
  • 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
  • Hardware Blindscan function
  • Plug & Play Installation
  • Manual and scheduled recording of  Digital-TV / Radio
  • Teletext
  • TimeShift function to Pause Live TV
  • Elektronic Program Guide (EPG)
  • DiSEqC 2.0, USALS, Unicable compatible
  • IR remote control
  • Works natively in Windows7® Media Center, CI is not currently supported in Win7 Media-Center
  • Full support for 32-Bit and 64-Bit operating systems
  • Software application with multiple functionalities for TV reception


  • Input frequency: 950 to 2150 MHz
  • Input level: -69 to -23 dBm
  • Symbol rate:
    DVB-S QPSK 1 to 45 Msps
    DVB-S2 QPSK/8PSK 1 to 45 Msps
  • Carrier Capture Range: ± 10 MHz
  • 8PSK Puncture codes: 3/5,2/3,3/4,5/6,8/9,9/10
    QPSK Puncture codes: 1/2,3/5,2/3,3/4,4/5,5/6,8/9,9/10
  • Support data burst & tone burst
  • Support DiSEqC2.X and motor

Connections and other details

  • A Satellite TV antenna input
  • A Common-Interface (CI) for Conditional-Acces-Module (CAM)
  • IR receiver input
  • Max. dimensions of the card (W x D x H in cm): 8.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
  • Weight: 0.23 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 disk with min. 1 GB free capacity
  • Graphics card with min. 64MB memory
  • Sound card with DirectX® 9-Support or higher
  • Free USB 2.0 or 3.0 slot
  • Capable for digital satellite receiver

Package Contains

  • 1 x TBS-5990 with CI for Satellite reception (DVB-S and S2)
  • 1 x Remote control (without Batteries)
  • 1 x External Power Supply
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Quick User Guide (German), drivers and software (as download)