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: 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.
Summary: After installing the card, I booted up my Windows XP and it locked up. After rebooting again, however, the card worked fine and has continued to work fine. I've only had the card for two days, and so far I am very happy with it. Here's my setup: Windows XP Home Edition, Direct TV set-top box, and a standard cable from the set-top box into the card. Since the set-top box is in the other room, I'm just using the set-top box remote to set it on the right channel.
Summary: Very good card for using with Linux & KnoppMyth. Unlike the AVerMedia cards, it was detected right away, and worked without having to re-do things. Playback quality is very good, but I would suggest a SATA-II drive if you are going to watch a recording whilst recording another.
Really nice product but if you want to hook your game system to it...
R. Thompson "enthusiast", Amazon
17 July 2006
Summary: This is the first TV card I've bought and I must say I am very pleased with its quality and the simple/stable software that comes with it. However, my primary reason for buying the card was to hook my video game systems to it. After using it, I found by the hardware's very nature, there is a percievable 1-2 second lag between the signal going into the unit and the signal being displayed on screen.
Summary: After researching various capture cards, I decided to go with this one, as the ATI cards seemed buggy and the other Hauppauge cards were out of my price range. Overall I am satisfied with this product. Initially, I followed the advice of a video help website and avoided using the software that came with the card, and opted instead to install the newest drivers and programs found on the website. This was a mistake.