Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950
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This is such a great item to have if you are a cord cutter ...
A. White "Writer/Philosopher", Amazon
10 March 2015
Summary: This is such a great item to have if you are a cord cutter and want to go totally ota. I used it on our laptop, and now Windows Media Center is our Tivvo. I will probably purchase another one in the future for the other computer that does not have a tuner. Save yourself money and use the Windows Media Center that is already installed in your Windows 7 or Vista computers. The stand alone DVR's are too pricey and come with subscriptions.
Summary: My use for this product was to simply have a way to watch TV at my desk while my children hogged the actual TV in the same room. It has been outstanding for this purpose. I have Cable, which connects directly to the TV through Coax Cable without the use of a cable box. After intalling the WIN TV drivers and software, I was able to scan and receive all available channels (even picked up some my Vizio Plasma has trouble tuning in).
Beware, model shipped is an HVR-1955. As of 7/28/2014 there are no Linux drivers available yet.
Brian Hankins, Amazon
28 July 2014
Summary: Beware, model shipped is an HVR-1955. As of 7/28/2014 there are no Linux drivers available yet. This updated version of the 1950 was released recently this year. I would love to give this a 5 star rating, but as I hoped to get a 1950 to run with mythtv I was pretty disappointed. That said, if you use Windows Media Center, this device is exceptional.
Summary: We bought this in April, and it has stopped working completely (it's July). We had trouble with the various setup instructions to get everything just right so it actually worked with both OTA tv signals and the RCA ports in the front. Getting it to work with WMC took a lot of work. The biggest downside is that we quickly realized it would need to be unplugged and plugged back in (to reset) every time the computer was turned off or rebooted.