Summary: The card slid right into my HP Pavilion a1523w-b Desktop PC. The setup was flawless. I am using an HP Media Center Remote Control for Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition 2005. The picture quality is satisfactory. I can watch TV and surf the internet without any glitches. It is the best accessory (hardware) I have added to my PC, to date!
Excellent way to record and watch TV on your computer
John Lynch, Amazon
31 August 2007
Summary: I really enjoy using this product to watch TV and record programs. Works well with Windows Media and WinTV2000. WinTV2000 is a little clunky but records MPEG2 video. With Windows Media it has to be converted to MPEG2, which adds time to making DVDs.
Summary: This thing is incredible. Don't mess with any other brand (I tried a cheaper card (ATI) from a local store and I was sorry I did). Popped this in my system, loaded the software/drivers and I was off and running. I took this one step further and used a video card with a TV out to connect to my television and now I have TV, TV Guide, Net Radio, Video Record, DVD, downloaded moves and music all in one place. The remote is flawless. This is an absolutely top notch card.
Summary: Good product - performs as claimed. I previously used an ATI All-in-Wonder 7500 software based TV/PVR card, which placed a 100% load on my PC and it's CPU when recording (a Dell P4 - 2.4 GHz, 768 MB RAM, 200 GB 7200 rpm HD running Windows XP). I had to shut down all unecessary services and programs just to have some stability when recording, and it would not release all memory when I exited the viewing/recording application. No such problems with the Hauppauge card.
Summary: I am very impressed with the ease of setup and operation with this item. I tried the "All in Wonder" and had terrible results with compatability. This Hauppauge is a fantastic addition to my pc.
Summary: This thing is great. All channels are clear, sound is great. Check out GB-PVR, its a free pvr software. The interface is easy to use, seting up recordings is simple and intuitive. If you get a bad picture, you might have a dud card. RMA it, for a new card.