In order to prevent disappointments you should also know what can't be easily achieved. The ability of recording videos to the hard disk usually raises further wishes: Cutting advertisements out of the videos, burning (S-)VCD or DVD, playing them back with the set top DVD Player...This is possible, but generally only by using additional software tools.
For technical reasons the DVBViewer cannot convert the video data during a recording to (S-)VCD (Super-)Video CD) or DVD from the scratch. Such a real-time conversion needs a computer capacity not even offered by the most modern PC. The DVBViewer records the data 1:1 as it is broadcast. Unfortunately this format is not readable for some (especially older) DVD players.
If you need some help, visit the DVBViewer-forum http://www.dvbviewer.com/forum/
. Here you can exchange with others, ask experienced users how they have done it, or make your own experience available for others. You can also use the search function in order to sift through the knowledge base accumulated in the course of time.Finally there is another restriction, which you should know: The DVBViewer is not suitable for watching of encrypted television and radio programs, because the SkyStar2 card does not provide a common interface.