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Behold TV H8


  • Receiving digital (DVB-T) broadcasts;
  • Support of HDTV (high definition TV) standards;
  • Full screen and windowed display modes;
  • Flexible TV channel scan and setup;
  • Sorting list of channels and making profiles of channels;
  • Individual settings of parameters for each channel;
  • Automatic detection of modulation parameters of DVB signal (HP/LP);
  • Displaying of DVB signal level, signal/noise ratio of OFDM carrier and weighted quality of signal reception;
  • Displaying parameters of multiplex and information about service;
  • Detection of all possible types of elementary DVB streams;
  • Detection of encoding system of closed (PAY) DVB channels;
  • Support of DVB EPG (electronic program guide) and TV-program in JTV format;
  • Support of DVB Teletext/Subtitle (ETSI 300 472, ETSI 300 706);
  • Selection of software decoder for MPEG2 video, H.264 video, MPA/AC3/DTS audio, AAC audio;
  • Selection of audio track, subtitles and teletext;
  • Switching DVB audio mode to Mono LL and Mono RR modes;
  • RAW analyzer of transport stream packets;
  • OSD menu;
  • *Timeshift*.


  • Receiving analog (PAL/SECAM/NTSC) TV broadcasts;
  • Full scree and windowed display modes;
  • Flexible TV channel scan and setup;
  • Sorting list of channels and making profiles of channels;
  • Support of stereo sound in A2/NICAM formats;
  • Individual settings of parameters for each channel;
  • Support of TV-program in JTV format;
  • Support of doubling frame rate on viewing;
  • Digital picture processing on viewing;
  • Support of additional plugin modules;
  • Multichannel preview;
  • Localized teletext/subtitles (ETSI 300 706);
  • OSD menu;
  • *Timeshift*.


  • Receiving DVB-T radio and FM broadcast in standard and extended range;
  • Decoding stereo in FM range;
  • Flexible channel search and setup;
  • Comfortable channel sorting;
  • Individual settings for each channel.
  • RDS decoder.
  • *Timeshift*.


  • Recording video in AVI, ASF, WMV, MPEG1, MPEG2 and DVD formats using the codecs installed in system;
  • Recording audio in MP3, WAV, MPA and WMA formats using the codecs installed in system;
  • Recording digital DVB stream in ISO 13818-1 Transport Stream format (whole stream or selected channel) and in ISO 13818-1 Program Stream format;
  • Recording digital DVB stream of selected audio track to Elementary Stream;
  • Processing picture while recording;
  • Digitizing sound with internal ADC with sampling frequency up to 48kHz;
  • Capturing single frames or series of frames in BMP, JPEG and PNG formats;
  • Displaying detailed information about recording process;
  • Saving individual presets for recording;
  • Recording by schedule;
  • Support of Windows energy saving modes.

Service functions

  • Turning PC on/off by remote control and support of foreign remote controls;
  • Possibility of remote control decoder firmware update;
  • Internal connection of IR sensor;
  • Broadcast DVB stream to network (whole stream or selected channel) on HTTP (unicast) or UDP/RTP (multicast) protocol;
  • Broadcast Windows Media stream (WMV/WMA/ASF) to network on HTTP (unicast) protocol;
  • Broadcast MPEG stream (MPEG2 PS, MPA audio) to network on HTTP (unicast) or UDP/RTP (multicast) protocol;
  • Broadcast MP3 audio stream to network on HTTP/SHOUTcast (unicast) or UDP (multicast) protocol;
  • Additional sound processing with effects Philips Incredible Mono, Philips Incredible Stereo;
  • Timbre regulation, 5-band equalizer, bass boost;
  • Individual settings for each remote control button;
  • Individual settings for mouse buttons and hotkeys;
  • Individual settings for control panel indicator and OSD menu;
  • Using "Behold TV agent" for launching application by remote control;
  • Automated update of TV program timetable;
  • Built-in scheduler;
  • Standby timer;
  • Multilanguage interface.

Additional functionality provided by plugin modules

  • Downloading from the web and output to screen a small frequently updated pictures called "Informers";
  • Hiding or making less visible on screen any logo of TV channel;
  • Extracting and saving a static parts of picture, channel logos etc;
  • Applying own logo on picture while recording or broadcasting to network;
  • Saving proportion of picture independent of window size or display aspect (in full screen);
  • Scaling and positioning picture frame when recording;
  • Correcting the U/V color components of TV signal with respect to Y component (luminosity);
  • Mirroring picture, rotating and color inverting;
  • Transforming picture to anaglyph stereo;
  • Measuring parameters of an arbitrary visible line of TV frame;
  • Seven different deinterlace algorithms;
  • Four different denoise algorithms;
  • Eight channel switching visual effects;
  • Removal of doubling and tripling picture;
  • Noise reduction and picture sharpening;
  • Filling border with selected color;
  • Simple guard system based on TV-tuner with motion detection;
  • Showing current date/time while viewing or recording;
  • Detecting the commercials translated without channel logo;
  • Analysing Y, R, G and B components level distribution;
  • Gamma correction for each RGB channel of picture;
  • Turning off PC or setting additional actions on TV signal loose;
  • Learning foreign language by method of subliminal message (25th frame);
  • PiP (picture in picture) if you have more than one TV tuner;
  • Crawling line with any text or news from RSS web feeds.


Video standards:

  • TV: Autodetect, SECAM (50), PAL (50), PAL 60 (60), NTSC M (60), NTSC M Japan (60)
  • CVBS, S-Video: Autodetect, SECAM (50), PAL (50), PAL 60 (60), NTSC M (60), NTSC M Japan (60)
  • YPbPr, RGB: 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p

Audio standards:

  • TV: Autodetect, BG/DK/I/L/M Mono, BG/DK A2 Stereo, BG/DK/I/L NICAM 728 Stereo, M A2/EIAJ/BTSC Stereo
  • FM: Wide CCIR Stereo RDS
  • CVBS, S-Video: Stereo
  • YPbPr, RGB: Stereo

Digital standards:

  • DVB-T: 5/6/7/8 Mhz COFDM 2K/4K/8K

Tuner inputs and outputs:

  • Antenna 1/2: Universal inputs for connection TV/DVB-T/FM antennas/cables
  • IR sensor 1/2: Input for connection internal/external remote control sensor
  • A/V in: Input for connection video sources (YPbPr, RGB, S-Video, CVBS) and audio
  • PWR_BTN: Input for connection ATX case power on button
  • PWR_MB: Output for connection to power on contact of mainboard

System requirements

  • PCI-E 1.1 compatible slot
  • 128MB RAM or more
  • Audio adapter
  • Video adapter with support DirectX8.1 or higher
  • Windows 2000/XP/2003/MCE/Vista/7/8 32/64 bits.

Package contents

  • TV-tuner card
  • Remote control
  • Two batteries for remote control
  • IR sensor for remote control
  • A/V-cable
  • Power on cable
  • DVB-T/FM antenna
  • Application and driver CD
  • InterVideo WinDVD Creator CD
  • Setup quick guide