Manufacturer: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 60.7 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1 / 26 Nov 1999
The Satellite Receiver USB Device essentially functions almost the same way that a TV tuner card does in the sense that it helps the host computer system to receive satellite television broadcasts. These types of hardware components are responsible for descrambling the encrypted signal sent by the source station. Basically signals sent via satellite broadcasts are scrambled to prevent unauthorized access to the information. Part of the role of the device driver is to help in unscrambling this information and making it relevant to the user. The device driver and its supported hardware component is likewise designed to distinguish between legitimate signals and Electronic Counter Measures which are meant to throw off illegal users implementing unauthorized descrambling devices. The Satellite Receiver USB Device in conjunction with its appropriate device driver allows for the usage of either an MPEG-3 or and MPEG-4 signal which is converted into a standard analog format that can be interpreted by conventional television tuning devices.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The use of explicit analog signal is slowly being overrun with the introduction of high definition television signals which are associated with digital television broadcasts. The Satellite Receiver USB Device with the help of its device driver allows it to successfully extract the individual channels which are contained within a satellite signal. This concept is similar to compressed data packets or archives which when decompressed contain more information that what is originally perceived. This method of data transport is commonly implemented to minimize the transmission time and to support security measures being implemented by the broadcast provider. The Satellite Receiver USB Device with the help of its corresponding device driver can also be used by a provider to keep track of user accounts like in the case of pay-per-view programming and similar broadcast usage. The information on the user's access can be transmitted directly into the computer system of the broadcast provider. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Satellite Receiver USB Device errors before installing any driver updates.