Late last week, Synology announced a DVBLink 3rd party application for use with various Synology NAS units.

For those unfamiliar with DVBLink, their series of products work in a manner similar to, and in conjunction with Windows Media Center, for viewing and recording TV programs.  With DVBLink, you are are able to record and/or view programs on just about any platform imaginable, including Windows, Mac, Android, Windows Phone, IPad, and the iPhone.

DSM 4.1 is required for use with the DVBLink package and will work with the following Synology units:

  • DS413j, DS213air, DS213, RS812, RS212, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS112+, DS112j, DS112, RS411, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS111, DS410j, DS210j, DS110j, RS409, DS409slim, DS409, DS209, DS109

The application comes with a 20-day trial, after which you must purchase the package for €25,21.

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Synology® Releases DVBLink Package

Taipei, Taiwan—October 18, 2012—Synology® Inc. introduced the DVBLink package, a 3rd party application for live streaming and recording TV programs with Synology NAS servers. The DVBLink package was developed by DVBLogic.

The DVBLink package is compatible with a wide range of digital TV broadcast standards which include DVB-S2 and DVB-T/T2, and supports up to 4 DTV tuners. By installing the package and plugging the supported DTV tuners into Synology NAS servers, users can view TV programs live and record their favorite channels. TV content can be streamed to XBMC or DLNA compatible devices. What’s more, DVBLink mobile apps allow iOS, Android, and Windows Phone® users to watch TV live and manage recording schedules remotely.

Users can download and install the package in Synology Package Center. A 20 day trial is available for free, and a DVBLink license can be purchased via the web interface after the trial period expires.

Availability
The DVBLink package is available on select Synology NAS server running DSM 4.1: DS413j, DS213air, DS213, RS812, RS212, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS112+, DS112j, DS112, RS411, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS111, DS410j, DS210j, DS110j, RS409, DS409slim, DS409, DS209, DS109.

The DTV tuners that passed DVBLogic’s test include DVB-S2 Stick for satellite TV (model:460e), nanoStick for DVB-T (73e, 73eSE) and nanoStick T2 (290e) for DVB-T/T2 reception.[/peekaboo_content]