Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1250 Video Capture Board
The Hauppauge Video Capture Board allows you to watch HDTV channels on your PC at 1080i resolution. Just connect this board to a Cable TV and watch Analog TV and Clear QAM Digital TV in high quality. Similarly, watch ATSC HDTV by connecting it to a TV antenna. Thus, this gadget functions as a hybrid, analog and digital tuner. You can also record analog or digital TV shows to your computer's hard drive with a single click. Plus, schedule TV recordings with WinTV-Scheduler software. This Board can plug into any PCI express slot and is included with a remote control that helps you to surf channels and adjust volume form a comfortable distance. It is compatible with Windows XP and all versions of Windows Vista. Purchase the Hauppauge Video Capture Board right now!
What It Is And Why You Need It:
|Video Type||TV Tuner|
|Video Interface||PCI Express|
|TV Tuner||Hybrid Tuner|
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works well, does Linux
Bought this to use on Linux as it was known to be compatible in the Tux circles. Well, there's a little compiling to do first, of course. Best with newer distro's with the latest kernels. Windows 7, remarkable performance in Media Center compared to 'cheapie' dongle I had. Set up wasn't bad either. Great HD, controls understandable, and records for me OK. And I use an antenna. Fit my low profile case without crowding. Linux, gotta work on it. Kaffeine works best with V4l back.
Well I ordered this to go in my media PC while I am at college. Well when im in my apartment which has basic cable it works ok and records at schedueled times, the only thing I have a problem with is every once and a while it will make a high pitched static sound. I don't know if this is only my card. Remote works if you install the drivers that are on the disc or on the website. But when Im at a relatives place and they have digital boxes the card does not detect channels during scans. overall OK just a bit costly for performance.
Still can't get the remote to work
What is it with Hauppauge tuners? This is the second one that I have bought where I could not get the remote control to work. I should have known better before I bought this one. I guess it was wishful thinking. I previously had a Diamond ATI that worked fine but I sold the PC that it was installed into. I should have bought another one of those. Also, it's impossible to get any support out of Hauppage.
The only problem I have had seems to be a Windows 8 Media Center Problem, saying I don't have enough room for recording. It picks up all of my channels. But you have to go into Media Center to edit the Guide listings because the card picks up the actual QAM frequency and not the listing channel. The remote is a little touchy in Windows 8 but I have no problems with it in Windows 7.
Card Freezes up
Too often this card will freeze up and I will have to restart the tv card. If I use the dvr function and I fast forward too often the card will freeze up and I will have to restart the card. Also the local channels are not given the same numbers as the local station gives them. i.e. instead of channel 7.2 this card will list it as channel 2173.
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