B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner

B&H # HA1200 MFR # 1200
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner Front View Box Shot

Show MoreLess

Close

Now Viewing:

No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • ATSC
  • NTSC

Questions? Ask our experts:

The WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner from Hauppauge is an external USB TV tuner for Windows systems. It can handle analog NTSC signals, as well as digital ATSC signals, which are often broadcast in 1080i HD.

Tunes analog SD (NTSC) and digital HD (ATSC) TV signals
USB 2.0 interface
Portable antenna is included
PVR software for Windows is included
UPC: 785428012001
Device Type USB 2.0
AV Formats
Video System ATSC, NTSC
Video Formats SD, HD
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Formats Stereo
Tuner
TV NTSC
FM None
DTV ATSC
TV Options
Time Shift Yes
Closed Caption Support No
Channel Preview No
Connectors
TV Input 1x RF
Video None
Audio None
General
Agency Certifications FCC
System Requirements Computer: 2.2GHz Pentium 4 or 1.8GHz Centrino; 2.8GHz Pentium 4 or Core Duo for analog recording with MPEG-2
Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista
Memory: 64MB
Hardware: USB 2.0, CD-ROM drive
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 10.3 x 3.2"
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner
  • USB Extension Cable
  • Antenna
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    HauppaugeWinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner
     
    4.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (12)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Quality output (5)
    • Good graphics quality (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (9), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great TV Tuner

    I use this everyday and use it as my DVR. I don't use it's software as it lags but I use Windows Media Center, and works really great with that. Guide looks up...Read complete review

    I use this everyday and use it as my DVR. I don't use it's software as it lags but I use Windows Media Center, and works really great with that. Guide looks up to 2 weeks in advance so you can schedule a recording in advance. I have it connected to cable, you can buy this one as this one should be cheaper than the 950q, just update the drivers so it can grab the digital channels as of the change the old drivers would not pick up channels until the update. Bought this on 2008 black friday for [$]and was the last one. On performance, it performes really good, have not missed a program with this tuner, picks up all the cable channels and no lags.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Produce

    This TV Tuner is a good addition for a laptop computer, especially for emergency use during power outages. It works as advertised. The only downside is the software...it could be more...Read complete review

    This TV Tuner is a good addition for a laptop computer, especially for emergency use during power outages. It works as advertised. The only downside is the software...it could be more user friendly. Also, the program freezes up at times when trying to change channels.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-13

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    Excellent TV Tuner

    By Chucko

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

      I use this TV tuner with an old antenna and I get all the local HD and SD channels in perfect clarity. The usb extension was useful because otherwise the tuner would have used up another USB slot due to its width. I use Windows Media Center with this unit and its works great to record any show.

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      from PC to TV

      By Babsy

      from San Antonio

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

        Easy to install, then you can record TV show, edit etc.. see TV on your PC.
        One does all in kids rooms.

        Share this review

         
        4.0

        It works... Nice tuner

        By The Expendable

        from Richmond, IN

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Gets quite warm
        • Small antenna is no good

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

        This tuner is easy to install and use when you use Windows Media Center. Detecting the signal and channels takes a little time, but nothing I would complain to much about. The little antenna that comes with the tuner does little of nothing for me where I live, so make sure you have a cable connection or an outside antenna that's tall enough to pick up stations. I live an hour from a broadcast channel and couldn't pick it up. The picture on my laptop is excellent. I did not try to use the software that came with the tuner except to install the drivers.

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        verry useful

        By Daniel

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Gamer, Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Gaming

        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

        I use it almost everyday to watch tv while i game.
        The antana it comes with is very effective for its size and works as good as large rabbit ear type.
        nothing bad i can say about it everything works great.

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Win TV HVR-850 TV tuner

        By Achilles

        from PGH, PA

        About Me Casual User, Cinephile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

          When I started to investigate getting one of these I could have gotten another model, an another brand but that would've been a mistake this is a wonderful unit. I thought I might have a problem, but nooooo way, it fired up and I have been happy ever since. So if you're looking to be able to watch TV where ever you take your laptop then the Hauppauge Win TV-HVR-850 is the one, I might just get the next model up for my other unit.

          OMH

          Share this review

           
          4.0

          Works well

          By Lard

          from Chattanooga

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • Analog channels only
          • Poor Graphics Quality

          Best Uses

          • Recording series

          Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

          I've got basic cable as in about 10 channels provided by Comcast. The tuner brings in the analog channels fine and I have recorded some programs using MS Media Center. The digital versions of the same channels did not tune in but I'm happy with the results anyway.

          Share this review

           
          2.0

          HVR-850 with Dell Mini 9

          By Intimidator 3

          from Camanche, Iowa

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Unreliable Performance

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

            Worked better with Digital ATSC off-air than analog cable in my area. Jerky performance. Must have a CD-ROM to install. May improve with a better processor. Can't recommend with this setup for casual user.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Impressive

            By kawabungadude305

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Casual User

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Output

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

              I bought the device to view tv while camping with my kids in the florida keys. So far, works amazingly good (bought it two days ago). Crystal clear HD quality video off of the "air" with the use of it's included antenna; however, the slightest movement of the antenna will disrupt the image. For the price, the unit is pretty well thought out. I do have computer locking up issues but have noticed that most of that takes place when the signal is low; so, I move the antenna around and it works!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              Easy setup - worked right out of the box

              By Bryan

              from Wilmington, NC

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

                Very simple setup - I didn't even use the CD - I let Windows find driver. I use this with Windows Media Center (Vista).

                Not so great - you might need a more robust antenna depending on your situation.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                A handful of digital Hi-Def

                By ol' pedaler

                from Jackson, WI

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

                  As is my custom I hooked the thumb-size tuner to my lap-top and home made antenna before reading the instructions and the darn thing worked. I receive most local stations even tho I'm over twenty miles from them. Well pleased!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  Share this review

                   
                  1.0

                  poor reception

                  By KevinL

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Poor Output Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

                    Didn't work very well for me. I couldn't receive any over the air tv stations with this product. The company said that I needed to get a better antenna than the one that came with this product. That doesn't make sense to me.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great TV Tuner

                    By lmanlo

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't include AV Cable

                    Best Uses

                    • DVR
                    • Everyday use
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

                    I use this everyday and use it as my DVR. I don't use it's software as it lags but I use Windows Media Center, and works really great with that. Guide looks up to 2 weeks in advance so you can schedule a recording in advance. I have it connected to cable, you can buy this one as this one should be cheaper than the 950q, just update the drivers so it can grab the digital channels as of the change the old drivers would not pick up channels until the update. Bought this on 2008 black friday for [$]and was the last one. On performance, it performes really good, have not missed a program with this tuner, picks up all the cable channels and no lags.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    Share this review

                     
                    3.0

                    Good Produce

                    By Rod

                    from Cocoa Beach, FL

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Quality Output

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Unreliable Performance

                    Best Uses

                    • Emergency use
                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB TV Tuner:

                    This TV Tuner is a good addition for a laptop computer, especially for emergency use during power outages. It works as advertised. The only downside is the software...it could be more user friendly. Also, the program freezes up at times when trying to change channels.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    Share this review

                    Cables

                    See more
                    Hosa Technology - RF Coaxial Video Cable - 10' (3 m)
                    • You Pay: $7.90
                     
                    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                    Close

                    Close

                    Close