Philips Support

What is DVB-S/DVB-S2 and does my Philips TV support it?

Published on 2019-09-10

DVB-S stands for Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite and it is the standard for broadcasting a TV signal over the satellite. This system transmits digital audio and video signals in the MPEG format. DVB-S2 is an enhancement of DVB-S which improves the efficiency and reliability of the broadcast channels.

Your TV has an integrated DVB-S2 tuner that is backward compatible with DVB-S, which enables you to view free satellite channels from the service provider. In order to view the encrypted/scrambled channels you need either a Conditional Access Module (CAM or CI-Module) with a smart card or a Set top box depending on the implementation by the service provider.

  • Consult your dealer or service provider about the possibilities for receiving encrypted/scrambled digital channels.
  • If you wish to buy a CAM or to know which CAM is available for your TV, you may contact the dealer or service provider.
  • Philips does not supply CAMs as an accessory.
Looking for something else?

Discover all Philips Support options

Our site can best be viewed with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.