Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
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Decent tuner, but not as good as my cheap tv
Christopher Holliday, Amazon
8 January 2013
Summary: I'm not sure if it has to do with signal splitting to feed the dual tuners or what, but this device connected to the same antenna in the same location, has much weaker signal than the integrated TV tuner on my TVs. I also ran into problems in Windows 8 media center where neither of the tuners would be available to watch or record tv until I rebooted the PC. I'm not sure if the problem is with the tuner or the Media Center software.
Summary: Pros: Easy to install, fits in any modern PC, dual tuners, clean bundle, no cable fees! Cons: Poor reception and no inexpensive way to fix it. Thoughts: I really wanted to like this tuner card. It fits a missing piece perfectly in my HTPC / media PC box for over-the-air HDTV DVR capability. And when it works, it does those things seamlessly with Windows Media Center. It records two shows at once. It doesn't require a lot of system resources.
Excerpt: This is a good product as far as picture, I got it to use the win tv extend feathure on my ipad it has some proplems, IT DOES NOT work with NON antenna cannels in extend mode, and it does not work well with ORB tv yet, I believe they will fix these software proplems in the future but for know they have some issues.
Excerpt: Card works great with Media Center on a Windows 7 machine! Only problem was there was no installation disk in the package (even though the box indicated there should be). Can download drivers online but if you want to load WinTV, you need the original CD to download the most recent version. Limited documentation on any configuration online. I've requested for the CD from B&H customer service..am waiting for confirmation.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Good Graphics Quality, Reliable Performance
Excerpt: Application: I use the product in a Windows 7 HTPC, using CPU graphics, i3 processor, and 4GB RAM.Pros: The board design and the auxiliary connector (that takes up another slot) are nice. It was also nice how easily the basic TV tuner setup from within Windows Media Center. Cons: The Hauppauge software (downloaded from their website) over rode the remote control buttons programmed in my I-Mon software.
Pros: easy installation of both drivers, and software. Software leaves a lot to be desired though. ok picture. great sound.
Cons: the remote doesn't work. Still can't get it to control my dvr set top box. picture quality is pixelated in full screen. no picture quality controls, i.e. brightness, contrast, etc. My video capture software doesn't recognize the tuner card.
Summary: Although the tuners worked with Vista Media Center as advertised, there was a problem with the coax connectors. One of the connectors became partially disconnected from the board and I had to resolder it to ensure a good electrical and physical connection. As an owner of other Hauppauge boards, I was very surprised. Because of this problem, I recommend using slip-on coax cables with this board as opposed to the normal screw-on type.
Summary: I purchased this product in Oct. 08' and was very excited to get them integrated into 2 media center systems I was building. Installation was a snap, both hardware and software, then came the disappointment. The software packaged with the tuner needs quite a bit of work and some of it doesn't even work like the all important signal metering software.