How to Use PVR Settings to Record Videos on T-link Decoders?

Diana Joan

Nov 03, 2016 08:19 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Tlink is a full HD decoder with PVR capabilities, you can use its PVR features to record your favorite live or repeated programs. For those people who have bought tlink decoders, you are luck enough to take advantage of its full HD PVR decoder to open HD channels as well as record both HD and SD programs. Before Before knowing how to record TV programs on your Tlink decoders, first have a glance at the difference between HD & SD decoders.

Tlink Decoders

Comparison between HD & SD decoders



View and record SD content

View and record SD and HD content

View and record SD content

View 1, record 2 channels simultaneously

Record up to 80 hour of SD programming

Record up to 150 hours of SD programming (if recording only HD content, you can record up to 50 hours)

Pause Live TV for up to 2 hours

Pause Live TV for up to 2 hours

Rewind Live TV up to 2 hours

Rewind Live TV up to 2 hours or up to previous channel change

The buffer is cleared when you view a recording

The buffer is not cleared when you view a recording

i-Plate displays information for the next 3 programmes

i-Plate displays information for the next 24 hours of programming

Slow Motion playback

Slow Motion playback

Full TV Guide (including searches)

Personalised TV Guide (no searches)

No Favourite Channels functionality

Full Favourite Channels functionality

Trip over unwanted or unavailable channels when channel surfing

Create your own personalised bouquet with only your favourite channels

DStv on Demand (VOD) – launched 1 August

Not available (1)


Subtitles not available at launch (2)

Full interactive services (example : SuperSport Active, News24, Weather24) on TV1

SuperSport Active available now. Other interactive services will follow soon (3)

Multi Unit Dwelling installation support

NO support for Multi Unit Dwelling installations (2)

NO SaTCR (satellite channel router) support

SaTCR (satellite channel router) support

XtraView capable (can only be paired with HD PVRs and only as secondary decoder)

Fully XtraView capable

2 LNB inputs

4 LNB inputs

How to record Live programs in HD format on Tlink Decoders?

If you plan to record HD video programs with tlink decoders, you are highly recommended to buy an external hard disk drive instead of a USB flash drive. Although USB works fine, however, even the largest USB flash drive in terms of memory is equivalent of the smallest external hard disk drive. After you have prepared all the required settings, just proceed to with the steps below:

> On your remote press menu>>Expansion>>PVR Settings
> You can adjust the recording options here to your taste but i will personally advice you to leave it as default.
> When you are done with the settings, now exit to the channel or program you wish to watch.
When you have put an end to your recordings, simply goto expansions>>usb to view your recorded channels at any point in time.
> More you to watch the videos which is by default .ts on your computer or mobile phone, you need to convert the file to a video format playable by your pc or phone e.g .mp4 format. Softwares like total video converter or ImTOO HD Video Converter 6 will come handy.

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Play and convert Tlink Decoder files

When the program recording is done, you may wish to enjoy the recorded HD programs not only on your Tlink decoders but also on other devices such as computer, smartphone or tablets. As the TS files recorded by the Tlink decoders are encrypted with strict protection, you will need a special program to remove that protection and then convert the non-protected Tlink decoders TS files to your desired file formats. Extensive research by Lemmy morgan shows that only Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac can perform that conversion for you. The program convert automatically bypass the encryption on Tlink decoder TS files in the background and then convert that file to any of your desired file formats or device and program preset profile formats.

Besides that, you can also use the program to adjust the output profile settings such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to get the best playback settings for your devices. The built-in full editing package of the program enables you to trim or cut video files to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to remove the unwanted black bars or area, add image/video/transparent text watermark to video, apply special rendering effect to video, flip or rotate video angel, remove/replace audio in video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to video, split large video into small clips by file size, count or length or merge separate video into one file.