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Hauppauge-wintv-hvr-2250.2589927
9.2 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

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

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
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Chappel, Walmart
20 January 2011
  • Summary: I received this as a gift yesterday and it seemed pretty cool. Sadly, the box was missing the remote, IR Blaster and software required to watch and record on the TV. All those items, according to its Walmart page and the included instructions, were supposed to be included. I took it back to the store and decided to get something else.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Chappel, Walmart
20 January 2011
  • Summary: I received this as a gift yesterday and it seemed pretty cool. Sadly, the box was missing the remote, IR Blaster and software required to watch and record on the TV. All those items, according to its Walmart page and the included instructions, were supposed to be included. I took it back to the store and decided to get something else.
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Overall 2
2.0

Cant recieve Hi-Def from comcast box

Dave, B&H Photo
12 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Not compatiable with the outputs of my hi-def cable box. My comcast cable box has hi-def outputs for composite or hdmi. The HVR-2250 has an S-video input that does not support high def. I can only get hi-def on a very few hi-def channels that comcast does not scamble (pbs,qvc). Otherwise it works get and I like the feature to pause live tv.
  • Pros: Easy To Install
  • Cons: No input for Hi-def cable
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Overall 2
2.0

Not recommended

Jaspo72, B&H Photo
18 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I was using the WinTV HVR-1800 Single Tuner and decided on going to a Dual Tuner Solution . So I ordered and installed the HVR-2250 . I was getting about 65 channels with the HVR-1800 and to my utter shock this dropped to about less than 30 channels just by using the HVR-2250 and no other change . I promptly returned the HVR-2250 to reverted back to HVR-1800 and got 65 channels back . Newer is not always better . Lesson learned .
  • Cons: Unreliable Performance
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