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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600
7.8 out of 10

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600

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Overall 10
10

Nice TV card.

Doug R., Newegg
20 March 2011
  • Summary: I use this card with DIRECTV sattelite service.-standard definition. So I mostly use the mpeg2 side of it. I use these cards with linux without any problems. You can get a decent control interface (for watching or sheduled recording) for linux usage at kde-apps.org. Do a search for hvr1600.
  • Pros: I've used a couple of years now. So far it's still going strong. It's as dependable as the old PVR150 card that I'm still using in another pc.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Make sure you cable company sends analog signal

Ilia B., Newegg
29 December 2010
  • Summary: This card can only decode analog ClearQAM signals. I knew this going in, but didn't know if analog cable was available in my area. Turns out it wasn't, so I had to get a set-top box.
  • Pros: The card works as advertised and setup with windows media center was a breeze. This card worked flawlessly with Windows 7 Pro.
  • Cons: PCI interface means that you can watch or record - not both. I suggest a 2250 card instead if you have the slots on your mobo.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well

John K., Newegg
4 December 2010
  • Pros: Installed easy works great
  • Cons: Trouble with IR had to plug into hub to get it to work
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Overall 10
10

Decent TV tuner card

Andrew I., Newegg
1 December 2010
  • Summary: Would be nice to see a slightly more detailed instruction manual. This card may prove very difficult to set up for other, less educated users. I'd still highly recommend it, though, for its high quality and great performance.
  • Pros: Good to have a PCI interface, as some older PC's don't have PCI express. Has RCA audio inputs, and an S-Video/composite video input. Can show high definition digital programming, as well as over the air digital programming. Video quality is much better than I expected it to be. However, I wouldn'...
  • Cons: As others have mentioned, setting up channels for the included Hauppauge TV software is just unnecessarily difficult. Thankfully, I am currently only using it to play game consoles on my PC. Unfortunately, I am having a small issue with its responsiveness; there's about a half-second of lag betwe...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
30 November 2010
  • Pros: Great product, worked out of the box with win 7.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

TV Card

Terry S., Newegg
22 November 2010
  • Summary: Good package for the price.
  • Pros: Good video and sound. Has both analog and digital tuning.
  • Cons: Software could be better. Can not schedule recordings in software.
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Overall 10
10

Great card!

Sarah H., Newegg
21 November 2010
  • Summary: The channel numbers in win7 can be set to your choosing by going into settings, all channels then right clicking, then details, then type your channel number that you want that channel to be in the preset box.
  • Pros: This card has been great! I did a lot of research before choosing this card and I have to say that it really paid off. I have it hooked up to cable tv and a Gamecube console and it works wonderfully. The game console is hooked into the s-video connection and using the "game mode" in their softwar...
  • Cons: Please know that if your using the included win7 software that it does take a bit to set up. Their help is not so helpful and you may have to experiment a bit to get things right. The software (if used) will choose what number to put the channels at and you will have to manually change to what yo...
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Overall 10
10

very happy

Mathieu M., Newegg
27 October 2010
  • Summary: I had a very good experience with this card so far. It works great with MythTV. The only issues I had were related to MythTV configuration of specific features but really nothing major.
  • Pros: The main pro for me is that it works very well with MythTV (I did my homework and found this is a well supported card). Does exactly what I wanted, it is able to capture all my cable channels. Very affordable for what it does
  • Cons: Nothing really comes to mind.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Louis L., Newegg
13 October 2010
  • Summary: I suggest buying a card like this from a local area merchant. If it has compatibility issues you can easily return or exchange it.
  • Pros: The card works with WinTV7 software
  • Cons: So far I can’t get Windows Media Center Live TV Mode working. After 45 seconds the Video stutters and eventually stops. After Hauppauge Tech support suggests installing all the latest Software / Driver updates from the Hauppauge site, they now believe it’s a Windows 7 Media Center issue.
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Overall 2
2.0

Flimsy construction - Can't recommend

Byron C., Newegg
4 September 2010
  • Pros: Fell apart iin my hands. No real pro to that.
  • Cons: The digital rf connector broke as I was finalizing installation. Sorry, can't recomend the HVR1600 with this flimsy type of construction quality.
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