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Hauppauge-wintv-hvr-2250.2589927
8.8 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

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. **** Update - Decided to install the HVR-2250 anyway based upon reviews and lack of apparent availability of the HVR-2255 - to my surprise the box was labeled HVR-2250 but the board is labeled HVR-2255.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work with Windows 8.1 and only one TV tuner input. The other is FM input.

Shao-Min Juan, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: The card I received does not work with my new Dell Windows 8.1 machine. Every time I try to scan the channels the machine would drop dead (not even blue screen) and reboot. On top of that, Amazon description says dual tuners but the document included says one TV Connector for ATSC antenna or cable TV and one FM radio connector. I connected my cable TV output (channel 3 only) to the FM radio connector it will never find any channel if the machine did not reboot.
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Overall 2
2.0

So far this has been a disappointment

Reeddoubler, B&H Photo
19 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I got my first one of these 3 weeks ago, followed installation directions and crashed my computer every time I tried to install the drivers. Tech support finally advised me that I had a defective unit and to return it for replacement. The replacement acted the same way, finally tech support had me send them a copy of the crash report record for their engineers to study and recommend a solution.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed

David, B&H Photo
23 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I ordered this White Box version not realizing that Windows 8 standard does not include a Media Center. Ordered the WinTV V7.2 CD from Hauppauge for an additional $[$] Found that this software is not a true 64-bit application and is prone to frequent crashes and lockups on a Windows 8 dual monitor system. Also found that the OTA tuner sensitivity of the HVR-2250 card is not nearly as good as the one in my LG TV.
  • Cons: Unreliable Performance
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Curt4209, Walmart
1 December 2012
  • Summary: Actually, I credit this card with working very well (Excellent value and meeting expectations) as a double-TV-tuner card when used with Windows Media Center. However, since my primary purpose for this purchase was to copy several old VHS family videos onto our PC as digital files, I am not a happy camper: 1) First, I had to purchase Hauppauge's WinTV software to access the analog video and stereo audio inputs; 2) then, once I got a video tape transferred as a digital...
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Curt4209, Walmart
1 December 2012
  • Summary: Actually, I credit this card with working very well (Excellent value and meeting expectations) as a double-TV-tuner card when used with Windows Media Center. However, since my primary purpose for this purchase was to copy several old VHS family videos onto our PC as digital files, I am not a happy camper: 1) First, I had to purchase Hauppauge's WinTV software to access the analog video and stereo audio inputs; 2) then, once I got a video tape transferred as a digital...
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Overall 2
2.0

ATSC Sensitivity is terrible

Sharan, Amazon
28 May 2012
  • Summary: My system: Win 7, AMD Fusion CPU, 4 gigs ram This card's tuner is terrible at reading ATSC signals that are considered weak or mid range in signal strength. When plugging a pre-amped ATSC antenna cable directly into the TV I'm able to get about 20 channels perfectly. Plugging into this tuner gets 1 if I'm lucky. I tried various back-ends including WinTV, 4therecord, Mediaportal, and Windows Media Center. Buyer beware. I'm using the latest drivers.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware of VHF Channels

Michael Thompson, Amazon
4 May 2012
  • Summary: Very simple to install and love the dual tuner option. If only it had picked up all my local channels. I received every channel in my local area except which were both VHF channels. I have an outdoor antenna and I have two other TV tuners which pick up all channels without issue (One was even a no name Black Friday special).
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Overall 2
2.0

HVR 2250 Disappoints.

ChristieLynn, B&H Photo
9 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The WinTV software included does not work with my Windows 7 64 Bit system. It gives me a .net error all the time. And Hauppauge tech support has not been helpful.
  • Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable Performance, WinTV 7 doesn't work
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Overall 2
2.0

Possible great product; but company is terrible

Edali Photography, Amazon
11 February 2011
  • Summary: Ok, I ordered the Hauppauge 1213 WinTV 2250 on Amazon. The device arrived promptly and the price wasn't all that bad. However, this was to the full extent of my pleasant experience with the product. The Receiver/Blaster would not work even after installing new drivers from the manufacturer's website. I called tech support (which, by the way, is available M-F 9 to 6PM ET only) simply to determine that the supplied cable was defective.
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