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.
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.
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.
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.