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Simple.TV Technical Specifications

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2012 10:18AM PDT

NOTE: Technical specifications are subject to change without notice. Simple.TV is not responsible for circumstances that arise from changes to these specifications.


  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet

Video Input Sources

  • HD and standard-definition antenna (ATSC) via coax cable connector  
  • Basic digital cable (Clear QAM) via coax cable connector
  • Does not support satellite, Verizon FIOS(R) or encrypted digital cable

Input Connections

  • Coax cable (video)
  • Ethernet (network connection)
  • USB 2.0 (hard drive and peripherals)

Output Connections

  • TV coax cable output (signal passthrough)
  • Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (passthrough)
  • No video output. Video is distributed via Network.

Video Output Formats

Switches seamlessly depending on user connection speed:
  • Resolution variable up to 1080p
  • Bit-rate: variable from 768kbps to 7Mbps
  • Format: H.264 in HLS or MP4 wrapper

Audio Formats

  • AAC Stereo
  • Dolby Digital Plus pass-through (coming soon)


  • Storage not included. User must provide hard drive.

Recording Capacity

Depends on connected drive:
  • 500GB ~  200 hrs
  • 1 TB ~ 400 hrs
  • 2 TB ~ 800 hrs

Minimum Upload Requirement

  • 1Mbps upstream bandwidth (minimum) recommended for remote streaming
  • 10Mbps in-home bandwidth recommended for in-home HD streaming

Power Consumption

  • Less than 5W average power consumption

Power Input

  • 12V, 1.5A DC power adaptor
  • 12V, 0.7A DC power usage

DVR Dimensions

  • 6.46" W x 6.46" D x 1.92" H



  • 1 x ethernet cable (3' L)
  • 1 x push-on coax cable (3' L)
  • 1 x coax adaptor (F-to-F)
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