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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250
8.5 out of 10

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250

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Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250

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Overall 10
10

Cable customers, be careful!

Ryan, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Board okay -

Christopher L., Amazon
3 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

MythTV? Forgetaboutit!

Stephen Stepoway, Amazon
15 December 2014
  • Summary: This is NOT an HVR-1250, but an HVR-1265. And the 1265 is not supported under Linux, and perhaps never will be. Maybe it runs under Windows, but it does not under Linux. Avoid Hauppauge!
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Overall 6
6.0

DEFAULT SPANISH AUDIO STREAM

Jean M., Amazon
9 November 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice hardware for capturing video on your PC

M. Stewart, Amazon
18 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

My own DVR (almost)!

James A. Fletcher, Amazon
14 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not as advertised

Sam, Amazon
4 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

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).
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Overall 2
2.0

not with my xubuntu linux

blimp704, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Works well with Windows Media Center

Owl Bear, B&H Photo
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Installed on a new Windows 7 AMD 8 core computer with WIN7 Ultimate and it works well with Windows Media Center. Clarity and quality image is much better than the old ATI TV card it replaced.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Good Graphics Quality, Reliable Performance
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