InstaTV Pro by XIU FENG WANG (Universal)
Released: Sep 26, 2012
Version: 2.1.0
Size: 19 MB
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InstaTV Pro

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InstaTV streams live digital HDTV from a Windows PC (incl. ATSC/ClearQAM/DVB-T/DVB-T2) or directly from SiliconDust HDHomeRun tuner (incl. ATSC/ClearQAM/CableCard with copy-freely/DVB-T/DVB-C)

☆ Please download and try InstaTV Lite before purchasing InstaTV Pro

Direct Streaming from SiliconDust HDHomeRun

Stream live TV directly from SiliconDust HDHomeRun tuner. No PC required.

★ Reduced electricity consumption
★ Supports with all HDHomeRun tuner models: ATSC/ClearQAM, Prime CableCard with copy-freely channels, DVB-T*, DVB-C*
★ Supports 720/1080 HD video and audio only program (radio)
★ Super fast channel change
★ A beautiful and fluid program guide when configured with Windows 7/8 Media Center

★ With DVB-C/DVB-T, H.264 and certain audio/video formats are not supported (e.g. New Zealand)
★ 720p video will be played back with slightly reduced quality due to performance issue on iPad1/2/3 and iPhone 4/4S
★ 1080i video will be played back with slightly reduced quality due to performance issue on iPad1/2/3/4 and iPhone 4/4S/5
★ HD video requires Dual Band WiFi-N-5Ghz router with iPad2 and later
★ Developed and tested with HDHomeRun with firmware version 20120405 and later
★ AirPlay support is audio only

Transcoded Streaming from Windows PC

Stream live digital HDTV from Windows PC with InstaTV Server installed and with any compatible ATSC/ClearQAM/DVB-T/DVB-T2 TV tuner. InstaTV Server is available at

★Note: InstaTV-Server 2.1 Beta is required for DVB-T/DVB-T2 streaming.

★ Works with any Windows compatible ATSC/ClearQAM/DVB-T/DVB-T2 Tuners. (Details on website) InstaTV has been tested with major tuner brands, including Diamond/ATI, Hauppauge, AVerMedia, SiliconDust HDHomeRun, KWorld, DVico, and Geniatech
★ Native iPhone/iPad client with features such as pause/replay of live TV.
★ Provides various video quality settings that fit different networking environments.
★ Up to 1080 video playback with a sufficiently powerful Windows PC
★ Watch same TV channel simultaneously on multiple devices
★ A beautiful and fluid program guide when configured with Windows 7/8 Media Center
★ Full AirPlay support to stream video to AppleTV 2/3 and enjoy HDTV on larger screens such as home theater projector

★ Ceton InifiTV CableCard Tuner is not supported due to incomplete driver
★ Only ClearQAM channels are supported on HDHomeRun Prime
★ Windows Media Center may require a separate purchase on Windows 8

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What's new in version 2.1.0
- New: wide screen support for iPhone5
- New: proper iOS 6 support
- New: channel logo for Germany/Australia/Denmark/UK
- New: match channel logo depending on region/country
- New: Automatically connect to previously used InstaTV Server or HDHomeRun device
- New: Automatically switch to favorite tab
- Improved: logging for better diagnose

- Direct Streaming specific changes:
- New: updated libhdhomerun library to latest stable build: 20120405
- New: 720P full quality playback on iPad4 and iPhone5
- New: Super fast channel verification on beta Prime firmware (20120921 and after)
- New: Stream over VPN - requires a VERY fast Internet connection. Tested with PPTP VPN.
- New: Automatically connect to previously used HDHomeRun device
- New: Able to set channel map in app
- New: Channel scan and tuning support for Korea
- Improved: video decoder
- Improved: channel scan work flow
Our verdict: Ok
  • + InstaTV Pro is a highly rated app (4-star).
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