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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC TV Tuner PCI w/Remote 1178 PCI Interface

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  • ATSC / ClearQAM / NTSC
  • Hardware MPEG-2 recorder
  • Remote control included

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Hauppauge turns your PC into an HDTV with their WinTV-HVR-1600. This PCI card has two tuners: NTSC, and ATSC/ClearQAM. 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 stereo 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. To make it easier to use there is a non MCE remote control that has been included along with an IR blaster to change the channel on you satellite or cable set top box.

  • newegg Enjoy HD/SD TV on Your Computer The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 (Model 1178) turns your computer into an HDTV that receives analog NTSC, digital ATSC (up to 1080i) and ClearQAM unencrypted digital cable TV programs, complementing your digital multimedia experience.
  • newegg Hardware Video Encoding The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 (Model 1178) features a powerful hardware encoding chip to record analog video in high-quality MPEG-2 format without occupying CPU resources.
  • newegg S-Video Input Support The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 (Model 1178) features built-in S-Video input to connect various video devices, such as digital TV set-top boxes, DVD players, VHS players and DVs for digitalizing your home videos.
  • newegg Remote Control With the full-function remote control, access every feature on the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 (Model 1178) from across the room with fingertip ease.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
not worth it 9/15/2009 8:45:06 PM

Pros: works fine with over the air or free stations

Cons: DOESN'T WORK WITH A WIRED CONNECTION!!!!!!!!!! I tried searching for channels with the software that came with it and also with Windows Media Center. It didn't pick up a single channel on either one!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
not worth it 9/13/2009 3:12:06 PM

Pros: easy to install in windows and ubuntu.
remote control works in ubuntu
works good with mythtv

Cons: horrible picture quality over analog cable. i can switch back and forth from the TV to the PC and the picture quality doesn't even compare. colors are distorted, there are lines of distortion through the image, and the image is fuzzy in general, but the cable signal, when viewed on my tv, is just fine.

Overall Review: watching tv is tolerable, but recording tv is useless because of the poor quality. i will be looking for a different tuner card.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Free TV 9/12/2009 11:54:04 PM

Pros: I can watch anything I want now and is good!

Cons: None...not free LOL

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works with Windows 7 8/31/2009 7:14:40 PM

Pros: Bought to replace 5 yr old Hauppauge tuner in Gateway 901X media center, after upgrading to Windows 7 Release Candidate. After a simple registry hack (add 1 bit), records QAM signals with very little processor overhead even on my old computer.

Cons: Physically hard to install because upper input sticks out and interfers with upper part of cut out on the computer. Requires a splitter, since the analog and digital tuner each require their own cable.

Overall Review: Works great with Windows 7's built-in media center software. No need to use Hauppauge's software, just the driver.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
Very disappointed 8/26/2009 7:57:31 PM

Pros: None

Cons: Converts video to mpg before displaying so video game systems hooked up to inputs lag quite alot, can only decode DTV from antenna and not cable, to use cable must get CableCard from cable supplier (Which costs), no automatic program guide which other TV cards have .... Should've kept my old ATI TV card and just got a DTV convertor box from the cable company I have (They're free)

Overall Review: For me .... Totally useless .... Bought it because of the TV's signal switch over to DTV ... and it doesn't work without other cable attachments .... Which would've been the same for my analog card .... Very disappointed

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Nice product, not perfect though 8/21/2009 9:09:05 PM

Pros: Duel tuner
Simple install

Cons: I have not been able to get the remote to work as of yet. That is my only complaint at this point. Hopefully the support people at Hauppauge will help me out so it works.

Overall Review: I have not tried the digital parts but, analog seems good.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
Done with Hauppauge 8/21/2009 6:06:45 PM

Pros: The analog part worked well.

Cons: Will not tune Comcast Clear QAM, even though my TV does without a PC card.

Overall Review: I'm buying a SiliconDust HDHomeRun to replace this with since Hauppauge support is useless. My advice to those looking at this card, find a different one. I've fought with this for hours with different drivers and it will not see the digital channels. Hauppauge support is a joke, and you may as well ask the wall since you will get the same reply (NONE).

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Remote rocks, tv tuner sucks 8/18/2009 10:39:06 AM

Pros: The remote is great, works with my xbmc setup amazingly with eventghost. IT's a very simple remote, and not overly complicated. I love it.

Cons: THe TV tuner is awful. The digital input doesn't pick up anything when I do a channel scan. IT does pick up analog though, however since I don't use cable, and only tv is through a digital antenna, the tv tuner is pretty much worthless.

Overall Review: I hope that I can get this TV tuner working alot better in the future because I want to like this product!

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