Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
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Value for money 4
Overall quality 2
Meets all requirements
21 August 2012
Summary: I have not used this a lot because I have a high definition vidio recorder with two tuners which I love but since it is no longer available I bought this card in anticipation of building a HTPC when my DVR fails.
Summary: Its only purpose for me is to record a program with a quality as if i am holding a Kleenex in front of my eyes watching TV (i can guarantee its not my rig). If the picture isnt poor enough for you, then you will diffidently be aggravated by the constant freezing as you change channels.
Summary: I installed this with an MSI 785GTM-45 mobo, in a pcie x1 slot, 4GB RAM, WinXP, and it is working; sometimes jittery or freezes. The remote control is cheap and only works some times. Documentation is almost non-existent. I have not found any for the remote with the included WIN-TV v7.
Summary: Got this card to replace my Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 and was deeply disappointed. This tuner not able to pick up a half of OTA channels I was receiving with my old card. What a lemon... After reading some reviews I decided to order AVerTVHD Duet.
Summary: If you want to use this card to record HD content from an OTA source this is GREAT. If like a lot of people you get HD content from a cable provider this is a no go. Since most STBs do not send HD content out on the coax line and how do you combine two STBs output on 1 coax.
Pros: Dual tuners that support NTSC/ATSC/QAM with only a single connection. Dual MPEG2 Hardware accelerated controllers for SD content. All in a single PCIe card.
Summary: I'm a retired DP guy and I've used Hauppauge TV Tuners for about 10 years. I'm running XP Pro on a a 3yr old 3ghz Intel Dual Processor, with on-board video, connected to a 23" 16x9 Samsung HD monitor with built-in TV Tuner. The hardware and its drivers have always been very good and dependable.
IR component no longer included in bundle, MCE remote no longer linux compatible
ryan J, Amazon
12 October 2008
Summary: This card works great under linux, which is the only reason that I ordered it. I paid extra for the bundle which included the remote. Unforunately, this version of the bundle no longer includes the MCEUSB IR receiver. The combo now includes an IR receiver cable that connects to the main card.