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Hauppauge-wintv-hvr-1950.2589934
8.4 out of 10

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950

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Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950

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Overall 6
6.0

Good hardware Poor software

RJ, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Great Picture. Some good features. Software could use some improvement.
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Product

Ron, B&H Photo
28 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Great Hardware but not so great software
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
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Overall 10
10

Works great!

SSDguy, Amazon
28 December 2013
  • Summary: I still have this today. It is nice to bring with me when I travel so I can watch local TV channels. It plugs right into my laptop via USB which makes it nice..
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Compatibility 2
2.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

WinTV 7 Would Not Run

AmateurRadioOperator, Bestbuy
16 December 2013
  • Summary: WinTV 7 would not run. Unhandled exception occurred in .Net Framework. Searched the web and found this was a common problem with WinTV 7.
  • Cons: Bad software
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Overall 2
2.0

Hundred-dollar paperweight

Julianne Thompson, Amazon
27 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Needs restart often

Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 June 2013
  • Summary: My near new Toshiba with Windows 7 says unknown device when I start PC with WinTV plugged in, but works OK with restart of WinTV
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good

CarolAn, Bestbuy
24 May 2013
  • Summary: When it works, it's fine. I do need to spend more time with it, but it sometimes fails to receive a signal.
  • Pros: It works as intended, set-up was pretty easy.
  • Cons: It doesn't get a signal consistently.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works good for digital tv

J. L. McNair., Amazon
19 April 2013
  • Summary: I enjoy the digital tuner so I can a view my favorite channels. I am not pleased with the WIN7 TV software, it has less flexibility compared to earlier version, I like to be able to record in Mpeg 1 format (VCD) to reduce storage space. The software do not allow changing encoding formats. The hardware does work well with windows 7 MCE.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hardware great. Software? Meh.

Simon, B&H Photo
18 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Using with Win 7. Wanted to set it up as a head end for XBMC PVR. The Win TV software is a bit weird. I found that it will NOT co-exist with Skype if you have a video camera. I have to log off Skype if I want to record anything. Also, recordings are not very reliable unless you tune the channel manually. Hard to evaluate the hardware independant of the software. Hauppage is normally quality kit, and I see no reason to change that opinion.
  • Pros: Durable construction
  • Cons: Poor Application Sw
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Overall 8
8.0

A breeze to set up

jruffalo, Amazon
11 March 2013
  • Summary: I just got this in a few days ago so I am not making a full report. I'll have to remember to come back and update. It was easy to setup out of the box. I use Media Center so I did not istall the TV app, but I did downlaod and istall the latest drivers from the Hauppage site. I replaced a VisionTek TV Wonder 650 USB TV Tuner as it was causing issues with windows 7 and there are no win 7 drivers available for it. So far, so good.
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