Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600
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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.
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...
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...
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
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.