Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
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Didn't work for me
10 February 2016
Summary: I bought this when I cancelled cable, along with a Windows 10 desktop, to use as a HTPC. After a week or so, I returned this tuner. The reception was worse than when I plugged the antenna into the TV directly. And the DVR software it comes with was terrible.
Pros: Pretty sure it will work great. Newegg customer service is also great, got all money back from lost package.
Cons: Bought the first one- But due to forwarded address and other etc I hadn't planned on. Never showed up. That Smartpost is a really bad way to ship things. Ship it out to somewhere and never will hear from it again? When it can just be sent to address here and not to Denver!
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: A really (since I can't swear) horrible, atrocious, vile, rotten, bad, and digsuting product here. There is no reason the remote should be this bad.
Pros: The tuner car is excellent, and it works great. It synced right up with windows media center.
Cons: Remote is a piece of garbage. I think I got it to work for 5 mins with windows media center and it just crapped out. Waste of money. And pointless to have the card if I can have a remote with it. The cord is also way to short for the IR blaster/IR receiver.
Summary: This card causes both hardware and driver type blue screens on a regular basis under W7 64 bit.
Pros: Good dual tuner design with analog and digital on both
Cons: I ran this card under XP SP3 32 bit and now on W7 SP1 64 bit. Under both operating systems the card caused occasional blue screens, and now under the 64 bit system it is much worse. Check around the forums at Hauppauge for more info. The other real bad problem is the sound output of the TV Card i...
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.
*Beware the installation - failure is not your fault!
M.M. I., Newegg
13 September 2012
Summary: Hauppauge should address this immediately. Someone who has less computer experience would doubtless be even more befuddled than I was. The return rate on these cards must be enormous.
Pros: Card works very well once installed.
Cons: The installation was horrendous. The drivers would not load and Win7 could not find the card. Assumed the PCI slot in the new motherboard was bad, replaced the board. Still wouldn't work. Replaced the tuner card, tried to install in the new board, still no luck. Tried downloading bios updates, ch...