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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows

B&H # HA1196 Mfr # 1196
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You Pay: $69.95
Product Highlights
  • ATSC
  • NTSC
  • Clear QAM
  • Low-Profile
  • Remote Control

The WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows from Hauppauge is an internal PCI Express TV tuner card, for use in Windows operating systems. The card will allow you to tune ATSC, NTSC, and Clear QAM TV signals with your computer. The included software features full PVR functionality, including program scheduling. A remote control is also included.

ATSC, NTSC, and Clear QAM tuning
Included SoftPVR software turns your computer into a full-featured DVR
Capture video from S-Video sources
Low-profile form factor for installation in slimline chassis
Remote control included
Device Type PCI Express x1
AV Formats
Video System NTSC, ATSC, Clear QAM
Video Formats SD, HD
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Formats Stereo
Tuner
TV NTSC
FM None
DTV ATSC, Clear QAM
TV Options
Time Shift Yes
Closed Caption Support None
Channel Preview None
Connectors
TV Input 1x RF
Video 1x S-Video
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Line-in
General
Agency Certifications FCC
System Requirements Computer: 2.2GHz Pentium 4
Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista
Graphics: 64MB
Hardware: Sound card, PCI Express slot, CD-ROM drive
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Remote Control Receiver Cable
  • Software CD-ROM with WinTV and Utilities
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Half-Height Bracket for Use in Low-Profile Chassis
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    HauppaugeWinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows
     
    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Good graphics quality (6)
    • Reliable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (6)
      • Multimedia (5)
      • Movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (4), Casual user (3), Cinephile (3), Power user (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Works well with Windows Media Center

      By Owl Bear

      from Minnesota

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Graphics Quality
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

        Installed on a new Windows 7 AMD 8 core computer with WIN7 Ultimate and it works well with Windows Media Center. Clarity and quality image is much better than the old ATI TV card it replaced. The only thing I miss is the easy volume change/muting using only the mouse scroll wheel with the old ATI tuner card. It's not a big deal though. Overall, this Hauppauge is a great card.

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        3.0

        Single tuner no FM short card

        By BatFe2 Papparazzi

        from Mobile, AL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

            short card exposes more of graphics adapter heat sink for cooler operation especially under HD video & gaming load loads.

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            5.0

            pleasently surprised

            By ear pro

            from tampa, fl

            About Me Cinephile, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Graphics Quality
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Graphic Design
              • Movies
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

              easy install and software was a breeze. runs great and had a resonable price with free shipping. what more could you ask for with a internet buy! thanks. will always check you first.

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              4.0

              WinTV-HVR-1250 works well with Ubuntu

              By Fragos

              from Fresno CA

              About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Graphics Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

                  This card was automatically recognized by Ubuntu 11.04 and the correct driver was loaded. I've just started setting an application to view TV with it. The natural choice would be Mythtv but it'd difficult to set up and I want is viewing, not recording so I decided to try Me-TV. The trick to setup was to find a configuration file with all the QAM256 frequencies used by Comcast for Fresno CA. Using the Standard frequency set only 30 channels were discovered. To get the rest like USA and SyFy I still need to find those frequencies. Comcast isn't user friendly when it comes to technical information. No doubt I will solve my problem over time but for now the channels that were discovered work well.

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                  4.0

                  Just getting started

                  By Jesse

                  from Clyde, NC

                  About Me Casual User, Cinephile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Graphics Quality
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

                      This product is still relatively new to me, but I like it so far. The quality on my SD channels isn't as good as I'd hope, but the HD channels look perfect.

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                      4.0

                      Wonderful TV Tuner, works on Ubuntu too!

                      By Tano Argento

                      from Raleigh, NC

                      About Me Cinephile, Power user, Ubuntu user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Graphics Quality
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Works in Ubuntu

                      Cons

                      • RC doesn't work

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Movies
                      • Multimedia
                      • MythTV

                      Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

                      I installed the TV Tuner on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. At first it didn't seem to work straight out of the box, but it was just a problem of the driver in Ubuntu. Very easy to fix though, in less than an hour it was working perfectly. Works great with the MythTV Server I have on my Ubuntu also.
                      Only thing I don't like about it is that to get the remote control working, you must use a IR receiver on USB. The cable that was given does not work on Ubuntu. But that is the only thing I couldn't get to working out of the box.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent product! Easy install!

                      By Buzzard

                      from Sebec, Maine

                      About Me Casual User, Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Graphics Quality
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Movies
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

                        Use it to watch over the air digital TV in Northern Maine. Very easy install and setup. Much better than Windows Media Center. Win TV pulls in more channels than Media Center. Hooked up my VCR with the provided S video adapter. Now I can watch and record all my old VCR tapes.Media Center would not allow VCR or other external signals. I highly recommend this product!!

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great tuner Card

                        By JohnE

                        from Hartford, CT

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Output
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

                        downloaded and installed the latest drivers from Hauppauge site. works awesome in my windows 7 machine, with windows Media center. Using for HTPC. Use it to record OTA signal, excellent quality.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Does not work with Direct TV

                        By Bob

                        from USA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows:

                            You have to use the Direct TV remote to change channels and the Hauppauge remote to change the vol. Tech support was not able to resolve the problem.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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