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Hauppauge-wintv-hvr-2250.2589927
9.0 out of 10

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

The WinTV-HVR-2250 has two tuners for watching one TV program Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor tuner reception

B. Kuo, Amazon
27 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

good product software needs work

mtank, B&H Photo
1 May 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Good Graphics Quality
  • Cons: Difficult To Use
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Overall 6
6.0

Great tuner card

Billsbury, B&H Photo
4 January 2011
  • 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
  • Cons: Missing installation CD
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed Feelings About HVR-2250

dnlpnd, B&H Photo
2 November 2010
  • 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: Features
  • Cons: Difficult To Use, Poor TV Reception
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Overall 6
6.0

"Could be a lot better"

busybuyer, CNET
12 August 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great card when it works

Htein L., Newegg
19 March 2010
  • Summary: For anyone that encounter this issue I had. If windows detect it but cannot install drivers for it, saying it can't find it.
  • Pros: Works great once installed and configured.
  • Cons: Does not scan QAM channels properly, might be due to cable company, had to manually enter the channels in.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good board with bad connectors

M. Morell "Marvin", Amazon
5 March 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Promising Product, but Disappointed

PreyMantas "Regards, Prey", Amazon
6 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Hardware, Bad Software

scubadoo, epinions.com
31 December 2008
  • Excerpt: As with all Hauppauge products, the drivers and media applications lag the hardware by one to two ye
  • Pros: - Compact design - FM radio - PCI-E
  • Cons: - Flakey drivers - Almost useless WinTV 6 Scheduler - Conflicts with other TV h/w, s/w
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