Summary: I am using this with an AFN decoder box, Windows XP Media Center Edition PC, and an Xbox 360. I got this so that I could use the interactive guide in Media Center since AFN doesn't have one and be able to record shows. The install went fine except I had to download the driver's directly from Hauppauge's web site. The disc included was not compatible with XP service pack 3.
Summary: ATTN - WINDOWS VISTA USERS: Despite what is listed on Hauppauge's website, their drivers and software are NOT yet compatible with Vista (as of 4/25/08). I had problems getting my first card to work in Vista back in November, called Hauppauge, and they sent me a new working card (as the first one actually was defective).
Summary: After reading A LOT of reviews from many different sites on different tuners, I went with the Hauppauge PVR-150 (bought two). I was alittle nervous about what the picture quality would be like as I had the WinTV Go Plus and it was not that great. I am extremely satisfied with the picture quality of the tuner. They work great with Beyond TV. I use one to control my cable box.
Summary: Purchased this for watching TV on my computer. Was not interested in the recording features, and have not yet tried. Selected Hauppauge because of the more favorable reviews than other brands. Also decided on the PCI card instead of a USB device because of reviews indicating lesser picture quality with the USB devices. Have a Windows Vista machine and it runs great on Media Center. Also works with WinTV software provided. Installation and setup was easy.
Summary: This is a good tv card all around the tv quality is very very good the only thing that I don't like is that it won't record direct to dvd from the external imput you have to save it to a file than copy to the dvd this will not act as a video capture card if you want to put your home vhs or cam corder on a dvd. You have to save it in mpeg format first.
Summary: Good overall turner and remote for PVR functions. Haven't used supplied software as it's on a Mythubuntu system. Works well is completely recognised. Some remote functions don't work but that's the software not the unit. Overall pleased with quality of picture (analog NOT HD). Worked as plug and play, have older WinTV without Mpeg decode/encode and remote, get this one you'll like it. Good price, well handled by Amazon.