Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250
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Non-Windows Users beware
Dave, B&H Photo
3 April 2015
Excerpt: Many home theater media centers are built on platforms other than Windows. This is a new card and the drivers have not been released for Linux. After much difficulty I was able to procure a beta driver and after more difficulty I was able to get it to (mostly) work.
Summary: I noticed from other reviews that this is a common problem. And it seems no easy fix is there, this just shouldn't be a problem in this day and age especially at this price.
Pros: All the tuners work great in win-tv and Windows media center. I live in orange county ca. and get 158 channels many in high def.
Cons: Remote does not work. I've tried everything short of messing with the registry and I refuse to do that. I may return it because of this. Or just buy another remote. Does not speak very high for my first Hauppage purchase.
Summary: I will have to set up a seperate computer for TV to allow the second monitor to run TV while I can work on the primary until either I have the time to learn how to use Linux TV software or it advances more which eventually it will.
Pros: Hauppauge 2250 is one of the cards most people use to set up TV on linux systems. I have dual booted Windows and Linux for some time and decided to move to Linux for all my needs. This card does have dual digital capabilities and there are linux drivers/firmware for it.
Cons: After many hours trying different advice (you have to follow one after another until you find advice that works for your machine) on setting up this card on Linux I found that it only works well with stripped down versions of Linux. Setting this up on a fully functional and used machine is a mist...
Summary: I wonder if other brands could be better. I heard that ATI as already had a TV card with better sensitivity.
Pros: The card works as described.
Cons: Input is very insensitive. I'm using it with an antenna and there is 5 channels that the card can't capture when my 2 TV does it. I have to use an amplifier to get missing channels :-(. Also the remote is IR (infrared) which imply that the remote has to see the sensor, always, and the cable is so...
Summary: My previous TV card and remote were old. I expected improvements from that time. Was let down compared to features that came standard with my previous brand.
Pros: All features available appear to function (all not tested). Two tuners great.
Cons: Had to download addition software to address some issues. Falls short compared to my previous TV remote and software (other brand). Previous software included built in sleep timer...not in this product. Previous remote controlled picture-in-picture (opening, size, location on screen), sleep timer...
Summary: If only this con were mentioned in manuals, online reviews, or other reliable sources, I wouldn't have made this mistake.
Pros: PCIe x1 card, fits in one of many unused slots. Seems to be universally compatible with all my motherboards and OSs. Driver install was quick, easy and painless.
Cons: What good is a tuner card without the tuning software? If you use XP or Vista, don't waste your time, because you'll have to buy some expensive tuning/viewing software - or trust some script-kiddie's version of same. If you use Win7, you're set, but anything else...Rotsa ruck.
Summary: This product works great but it was bit difficult to set up. I have comcast box and it was hard to figure out the IR code for it. After extensive google search and trying number of different configuration, it finally worked. Oh and this tv tuner doesn't record in HD.