Announcing the TBS 5590 Multi-Standard Probe

TSReader supports a wide range of input devices and we've always tried to be "device agnostic" and not really got involved with hardware. That said numerous customers have asked over the years for a portable demodulator that supports every worldwide standard and also handles DVB-ASI.

Working with our friends at TBS, we've developed the TBS 5590 - a multi-standard USB-2 probe for TSReader. The TBS 5590 supports the following input types:

  • DVB-ASI
  • DVB-C (16QAM to 256QAM)
  • DVB-C2 (COFDM - 16QAM to 4096QAM)
  • DVB-S (QPSK)
  • DVB-S2 (QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK, 32APSK)
  • DVB-S2X (QPSK, 2-4-2APSK, 8PSK, 8-8APSK, 16APSK, 4-12-16rbAPSK, 4-8-4-16APSK)
  • DVB-T (COFDM - QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM)
  • DVB-T2/T2Lite (COFDM - QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM)
  • ISDB-T (COFDM - QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM)
  • QAM-B (256QAM)

In other words pretty much all MPEG-2 transport formats except 8VSB which can be received with a cheap USB stick like the Hauppauge HVR-955Q. Best of all, the TBS 5590 is only $299 - added to TSReader Professional, a powerful real-time MPEG-2 Transport Stream analyzer can be yours for less than $700!

The TBS 5590 requires TSReader 2.8.53 or later and will soon be available for purchase directly from TBS's website. TSReader includes source modules for each mode and will automatically reprogram the demodulator when changing modes. Other than the Windows driver (XP through Windows 10), no additional software is required.

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