Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
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Supported by Linux, but it's a pain to get going and keep going
J. Knobloch, Amazon
10 September 2015
Summary: While this card is supposedly supported under Linux, it's not official. You will need to hunt around to find the source and firmware you need and then you will need to redo all that work every time there is a kernel upgrade.
Cons: The manufacturer released a new version of this card, the 2255. It replaces the 2250. They are NOT the same card. Most of the reviews listed here apply to the older version of the card. This newer revision does not work with Linux. The firmware for the 2250 allows Linux to recognize the 2255 card...
Summary: I have owned several TV Tuner cards over the years since the 80s. They were TV tuner cards and video cards from ATI. While I became sour with ATI's video cards because of their lack of support with drivers (and now am a fan of Nvidia because their drivers ALWAYS worked), now, with my experience on...
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 purchased two cards at the same time for $109.99 each. I wish I had purchased the PCTV cards at $69.99 and gotten a cheap NTSC card. The PCTV cards have no problem with ATSC and ClearQAM.
Pros: Dual NTSC and ClearQAM tunners.
Cons: - Could not get the unit to recognize the ATSC channels broadcast over cable. - After numerous e-mails to tech support, was told that the unit cannot receive ATSC broadcast over cable. It can only receive ATSC with an antenna connection. With only one input, you have to choose between ATSC and ca...
Summary: Anything below channel 10 (our Comcast HD NBC feed is 5-1) is unusable. Even had the cable guy out to test the signal strength and he said it is ideal. (The TV picks it up fine.) Tech support was useless, only saying I should go buy a signal booster, which to me sounded like a rote response to get...
Pros: Works great on most channels. Easy setup with SageTV
Cons: Lousy reception on low-numbered ClearQAM channels likely due to FM interference
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.