Excerpt: <installation> I 1st installed this on a Vista machine with an Asus K8V SE motherboard The card was seemingly installed OK but after scan I could not receive any freeview channels, only analogue so I rang the help desk because the analogue system has no future. They said they have information that the card, for some inexplicable reason, does not work with some motherboards, something to do with power supply available they thought.
Excerpt: If you are like me and want to watch TV whilst doing stuff on your PC, this is the card for you. It takes up one PCI slot (do check if you have a spare slot as new motherboards don't include many spares one) The (Freeview) picture quality is "SUPERB" on this card and you will not regret. However, the software (WinTV2000) is a big let down. Forget the snazyy photosnaps on Hauppague's web site that is just marketing. The software is awful.
Pros: Digital Picture quality if tops !
Cons: WinTV sucks, Channels numberrs not ordered up, EPG sucks, No Teletext
Excerpt: WHY BUY A TV AND A FREEVIEW BOX WHEN YOU CAN USE YOUR PC I didn't have a tv in my room since there wasn't any room for even a small one. I thought how would I be able to view TV in my room. Buying a Flat Screen TV (which probably is the only TV that would have fit into my small room) would have cost my A LOT of money that I didn't have. I also would have had to buy a FREEVIEW Box.. More money expenses.
Pros: Watch Analgue and Digital Freeview TV on your PC, Record TV
Cons: Need to OPEN PC to slot in PCI card, Need a free PCI Slot
Excerpt: Review written in 2007 - using software version 3.3c The specification of Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1100 is impressive. But does it live up to its claims? The card has both an analogue and digital tuner (Freeview). The spec says you can record programmes and also has a FM Radio (not DAB radio). Also, beware if you want to enjoy Digital TV, you must have a good reception with a quality roof aerial (better outdoor rather then indoor).
Summary: Köp inte det här kortet ! Installerade kortet på en dator med Vista och en Amd 6000 cpu (2 x 3.1 ghz) Efter många omstarter, ominstalationer av drivrutinerna fick jag tillslut igång kortet, konstaterade att kortet tar mellan 80-90 % av processorkraften och att kortet inte klarar av att fylla upp en 22" skärm med tv-bild. Satte in ett Terratec cinergy ht pci tv-kort istället det tar mellan 40-50 % av processorkraften och klarar av fylla upp en 22" skärm med tv-bild.