Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250
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Cable customers, be careful!
20 January 2015
Summary: This card worked great in the media center PC I built, but unfortunately the Clear QAM tuning capabilities are becoming less and less useful (at no fault of Hauppauge). Most cable companies now encrypt even local channels, and encrypted channels cannot be picked up by this or any Clear QAM tuner.
Summary: The board worked fine. The software that came with it has major problems with the remote though. Most of the keys stopped responding after changing the station through the channel selection menu. I had to stop and restart the software to get it going again.
Summary: Set up was easy and recording is generally good. I have had this for many months but the THE MOST SIGNIFICANT problem only surfaced when I tried to record a football game. The problem is that the audio portion of digital over-the-air braodcasts can have both English and Spanish audio streams and...
Summary: Does just about everything you need to do to capture video from over-the-air digital broadcasts, or from an old VCR. Missing one star due to the install of the software on my Windows 8 never finished successfully; the software works but the remote control portion doesn't.
Summary: I installed the tuner in a new Win8.1 machine I was building so I could try to record the HD broadcast of the Indy 500, and it did a pretty good job - there are a few glitches, but nothing horrid, for sure.
Summary: Beware this may not be and HVR-1250, mine was an HVR-1265. If you use Windows this may not be a big deal, but if you are running Linux this will cause problems. I fought with this thing for weeks trying to get it to work with MythTV set up with out success.
Not compatible with Linux - actual in-box part has changed
T. Vaida, Amazon
11 May 2014
Summary: The outer packaging says "WinTV HVR-1250", but the actual PCIe card in the bag is labeled HVR-1265, has an entirely different PCIe subsystem ID [14f1:8880] which is not matched by any V4L driver type, nor does it match the Hauppage subsystemIDs (0070:xxxx).
Summary: Even though there are plenty of posts to use this product with linux, I didn't succeed. Initially my xubuntu was failing to find a driver, but playing with modprobe.d I could get /dev/video0 ready. Then I found another problem that /dev/dvb was not there.