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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
8.4 out of 10

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

The WinTV-HVR-2250 has two tuners for watching one TV program Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

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Overall 2
2.0

Great Idea... But...

Michael P., Newegg
16 February 2016
  • Summary: This product may have been a good solution for days gone by (before cable encryption), but without solid compatibility with remotes and set top boxes building a DVR (even capture only - non tuner) with this product is going to be a challenge.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: The dual tuners do little good as most cable companies digital signal are encrypted. Tested with 3 different commonly used remotes and only one could be seen by the IR receiver. Tested on two common Comcast set top boxes and neither would receive signal from the IR blaster.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not recommended - review is for a true 2255 (not 2250 like many of these reviews).

Reginald S., Newegg
30 January 2016
  • Summary: I am now completely annoyed with Hauppauge and can't get myself to buy their products again. (I have owned several of their cards over the years). Frankly disappointed in the whole TV on PC thing now.
  • Pros: - Dual tuner both digital and analog. - WinTV 8 easily available via use of existing WinTV 7 CD.
  • Cons: Note: Running on 3.4Ghz I3, 8GB RAM, Windows 10. - During WinTV 8 installation they "strongly" recommend you disable your AV. So, I disable AV, install, reboot and begin to attempt to use the card. - I was only able to tune in 1/2 the channels my TV could; with the same powered antenna connected ...
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Overall 2
2.0

garbage

Anonymous, Newegg
16 January 2016
  • Summary: wasted so much time working with this. wanted a home theater pc. this is not going to help you with that. remote is totally dead on arrival. program freezes anytime you change the channel. not worth the time. for this price, should be something way better. don't buy this brand
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: awful
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead On Arrival

L. Johnson, Amazon
24 September 2015
  • Summary: Sadly, this card was Dead On Arrival. Would not be recognized as a video source although was list as a device (lspci on Linux). Because this testing and installation went past the return date, I will have to eat the cost. Make sure you have a timely installation and check if using this card.
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

Robert Schneider, Amazon
20 May 2015
  • Summary: Very Poor Tuner very bad picture both analog and digital couldn't detect many stations
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Overall 2
2.0

Basically the board and Hauppauge in general sucks and is useless

Al Crawford, Amazon
20 January 2015
  • Summary: The board does not perform as advertised. Earlier Hauppauge products came with WinTV to capture streaming video and record it as an AVI file. This board only came with drivers. I used third party data capture software that recorded the video but it could not capture the audio.
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Overall 2
2.0

Out Of Date Hardware

David S., Newegg
12 January 2015
  • Summary: if you have AT&T Uverse Buy (Colossus HDTV Tuner model 01414) Is the same Price Around $ 129.00
  • Pros: easy to install. i didn't not buy windows media center i am using the Hauppauge software win7tv. works fine for me.
  • Cons: i have AT&T U verse so scanning channels didn't work for me. plus i had to use the composite Cable the old Red White and Yellow cable. Had two comp hook up but could only use one. the remote is useless for me. yes the volume works the off buttons the pause, fast forward and rewind, stop buttons w...
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Jason U., Newegg
16 October 2014
  • Summary: Newegg needs to change the label for this item to HVR-2255 instead of stating it in parenthesis. When I first bought this, Newegg did not state it was an HVR-2255.
  • Pros: * Two capture cards in one card * 10-bit analog resolution
  • Cons: Not HVR-2250, so need the latest drivers and latest WinTV (CD version 3.9). The latest WinTV does not work well with my setup. I have HVR-2250 and HVR-2255. Actual using them has problems. I can not record from four tuners. I can only use one tuner out of four at a time. Previous WinTV version ha...
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Overall 2
2.0

Ordered the HVR-2255 and Received the HVR-2250 - twice!

Mike, Amazon
25 September 2014
  • Summary: I ordered Hauppauge's lastest model HVR-2255 and received the HVR-2250. Thought it must have been a simple shipping error so I reordered and again received the old model HVR-2250. Not Happy. Now I have 2 packages to return.
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Overall 2
2.0

Media Center Compatibility?

Michael G., Newegg
28 July 2014
  • Summary: I recently purchased a Tablo from Newegg, I will be reviewing it soon, but my initial take on it, is that it works quite well. It is geared to people who want to use their computer to provide a service, while Hauppauge is for someone who wants to play with their computer.
  • Pros: Physically, the device is nice. Packaging is professionally done. Easy to install.
  • Cons: Disappointing performance. Win7 software is unbelievable. I think there are some compatibility issues here if you are trying to use this device with Windows Media Center (WMC), and I don't think Hauppauge has the desire to fix them. I spoke with both their customer service and their sales departm...
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