New SDR# Plugin: PAL / SECAM TV

The SDR# plugins programmer over at rtl-sdr.ru has recently released a new plugin which allows the decoding of PAL / SECAM TV images from within SDR# (note link in Russian, use Google translate or see the download link at the bottom of the page). The author also writes that if you are using a newer software defined radio like an Airspy, you can also receive the audio channel using the SDR# multiple VFO plugin.

We note that there is also the TVSharp software by the same author which is a standalone program that can decode PAL and NTSC.

PAL / SECAM TV SDR# Plugin
PAL / SECAM TV SDR# Plugin

7 comments

  1. Trevor

    Hi.
    I was hoping this program would be available for linux, also for the obsolete UK 405 line standard as there will be a heritage transmitter starting in London later this year or next year.
    I have an RTL SDR and also an SdrPlay RSP1A.
    Any help on the above would be great and very much appreciated.

  2. Roberto

    The vertical sync is not ok. The picture is on a 45 degrees angle, even when I’m using the test set. What I do wrong?

  3. Steve Packard

    I’m surprised this only works with PAL/SECAM and not NTSC. They’re very similar except for the color encoding.

  4. Jim Julian

    The author states a special version of the rtl-sdr.dll is needed but does not offer the file or state where the file may be had. “For rtl-sdr receiver needs rtl-sdr.dll modified file.”

  5. GARY COON K7HYB/AE

    I USE TVSHARP TO DECODE NSTC FOR4 HAM TV.
    I WOULD LIKE TO USE JUST ONE PROGRAM FOR ALL OF MY SDR NEEDS.
    CAN YOU CODE THE TV PLUGIN FOR THE SDR TO RECEIVE NSTC?

    THANK YOU AND 73’S

  6. Steve Packard

    Does this work with NTSC? I know there is a seperate program for that, but it begs the question, because NTSC is really pretty much the same as PAL, once you remove the color information. The frame rate is different, but some B&W TV’s can be made to tune in either one, with a little tinkering.

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