Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950
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Value for money 2
Overall quality 6
3 June 2012
Summary: The hardware appears to be good quality and is well designed. B the WINTV software is mediocre a best, and frequently seems to loose sync (picture looks like it's been scrambled). But worst, it simply just won't work with Windows Media Center 7. One thing is the remote control is not certified, I don't like it anyway and have a different remote and IR receiver. But it unfortunately it won't install properly since the IR blaster is not recognized either.
Summary: I have purchased several different Hauppauge products in the last ten years. I use this product primarily to record western movies for personal use. I had to deactivate Windows Media Center to get this product to work properly. Once properly installed, it is of the same high quality I came to expect from Hauppauge products.
Summary: I bought this item 2 years ago. It runs well with Windows7 64 bit and now with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Does record Videos and movies. I use DirecTV movie channels. Recommend getting the Beyond TV from Spectrum. They have good software for scheduling your programs and movies for recording. They also have a remote that works even better than the Hauppauge device. Have not used the FM tuner radio in my location is has bad signal quality.
Summary: This review is early yet. I received it less than 5 days ago. I immediately connected it to my laptop to record movies using beyondtv. At this time, i don't know how well the graphics will look nor how well the voice syncs or if the IR worked, but so far, i haven't found anything to complain about. My biggest concern is its longevity. My 1600 card failed the first year out and had to be replaced and has gone south again.
Pros: Easy To Install, Has coax and comp video, Has the ir port, Small, Usb connection, Worked on first try
Summary: First tried to use this tuner with Vista's Windows Media Center. It turned out a total waste of time. WMC recognized the tuner, but found 0 cable channels after it did a scan. Vista also would not let me use WMC with Remote Desktop. This made it useless for my purposes, which was to watch recorded tv remotely from my house. I had a hard time getting the supplied software to install.
Summary: I had to upgrade since ATI won't support Windows 7. ATI was not a viable choice for that very reason. I have only used this tuner for a week but it was dead simple to install and the remote works fine with MediaCenter. I would recommend this for HTPC laptops or the PCI version for desktops.
Pros: Easy To Install, Highly Compatible, High Quality
Summary: I've had to uninstall and re-install several times to make it work and also had to reboot NUMEROUS times for the software to detect the tuner. Stay away from this product until they can make the software actually work.