Hauppauge turns your PC into an HDTV with their WinTV-HVR-1800. This PCIe X1 card has three tuners: FM radio, NTSC, and ATSC/clear QAM. The NTSC tuner is a 125 channel cable ready tuner for all of your standard over the air broadcasts or regular cable TV. The ATSC/clear QAM tuner supports all 18 ATSC formats including 1080i. You can watch the programming live or record it to disk as an MPEG-2 program stream.
There is also an S-Video input with coax audio inputs so you can attach a VCR to copy your old tapes onto DVD. An S-Video to composite adapter makes it possible to use a wider range of machines with the card.
The included Hauppauge WinTV2000 application lets you toggle between tuners so it is easy to watch what you want. Or, Windows Vista Media center will let you use the card as one of its tuners for seamless Vista integration.
- Advanced TV TunerLoaded with the latest in digital TV technologies, the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800 lets you receive ATSC high definition digital TV, QAM TV and analog cable TV, all on your computer.
- Your Personal Digital Video RecorderWith the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800, capture live TV shows directly to your PC's hard disk or record high definition digital ATSC and QAM in the original digital quality, and schedule the recordings of your favorite analog or digital TV programming using the WinTV-Scheduler.
- Hardware Video EncodingThe Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800 features a built-in MPEG-2 hardware encoder to record high-quality analog cable TV without occupying CPU resources.