Excerpt: This tuner is small, discreet and easily set up. It includes an antenna which works well for some local TV stations that have strong broadcast wattage. I had downloaded updated drivers from the Hauppauge website, and after simply plugging the device into a USB port, I installed the drivers and applications without any problems. However, the stability of the WinTV 7 application is very bad.
Summary: I am very satisfied. Little bit of a challenge setting up but once done works great. I am now able to schedule and record TV to play back at another time. Helped me cut the Direct TV cord. Customer support at Hauppauge was very helpful. You need to be patient with the remote and sometimes reboot but it will work.
Summary: We purchased this to take on RV travels. It is tiny -- about twice the size of a thumb drive. The included antenna gets 8 stations in our home (we do not subscribe to cable TV), a HUGE surprise. The antenna connects to any TV station within 10 miles, assuming no mountains or tall buildings blocking the signal. When we stay at locations offering cable TV, we use the device without the antenna. It is easy to search for new stations when we move in the RV to a new location.
Excerpt: Plugged it in. Instantly recognized. Set-up and interface with Windows Media Center was very easy.I have yet to record anything but the quality of the HD video was impressive. I won't toss the old SVHS machine yet but this is definitely a great update!
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Good Graphics Quality, Reliable Performance
Excerpt: Planned to use for recording OTA TV programs in place of my DVR. Great Things: Compact size Not So Great Things: Unit worked well after first channel scan. Then, I tried to rescan channels and had a failure. Could not reload drivers and WinTV from the DVD for some reason. Now in the process of getting email help from Hauppauge.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this little device. Overall it does a great job. There are a few shortcomings, but not serious enough to upset me. You'll have to decide for yourself: - sometimes the audio is slightly out of sink with the video - there is no continuous fast forward or rewind function. Only buttons for 30 seconds or 1 minute forward and 10 seconds or 2 minutes rewind. - Recordings are great, but only one resolution (high).
Summary: This tuner was an ease to set up. I first set it up under Media Player (Win 7), but when I found out it only recorded to be played back by MP, I went thru Win TV7 & Titan TV. I hooked it up to my cable & it got all of the unscrambled channels in its directory. I record the shows I want to a directory & copy them to my memory stick. I have a LG DVD player that has a USB port & that is how I watch my favorite shows.