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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Media Center Kit for Windows

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Product Highlights
  • Watch ATSC, NTSC, and Clear QAM TV on PC
  • Record NTSC or 1080i High Def ATSC
  • Connect Satellite or Cable Box
  • Remote Control
  • Fits PCI Slot on Your Windows PC
  • Works w/ Windows Media Center

The WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Media Center Kit for Windows from Hauppauge is an internal PCI TV tuner card for use with your Windows PC. In actuality, this Kit features an analog 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner as well as an ATSC/QAM digital TV tuner on the same PCI card. The card will allow you to tune ATSC, NTSC, and, if you have digital cable, clear QAM TV signals with your computer. You will have the chance to watch high definition ATSC or QAM TV and at up to a resolution of 1080i on your PC screen. In addition, the dbx-TV stereo decoder delivers great TV sound while the included MPEG-2 encoder allows you to record NTSC (analog) or high definition ATSC TV in Windows Media Center.

While the card can work with Windows 7, Vista, and XP SP2, it is especially designed for use in Windows Media Center for Windows 7 and Vista. Before you record any shows, you can first use Media Center's TV scheduler to figure out when and what you want to record. In addition, the included Media Center remote control allows you to manage all of Media Center's functions such as digital slide shows, music playlists, and switching between channels.

Because this PCI card features an input S-Video/Composite video jack, you can connect a digital cable or satellite set top box and use the remote to switch channels.

PCI card features one 125-channel cable ready analog cable TV tuner and one tuner for North American ATSC/QAM high definition digital TV
Watch, pause, and record NTFS and high definition ATSC digital TV in Microsoft's Media Center. All ATSC formats are supported so you can watch recordings up to the high definition 1080i format
Hardware MPEG-2 encoder does all the work while you record, so your PC continues to run at full speed
If you are using digital cable, which broadcasts the local ATSC channels, you can receive QAM channels with Windows Media Center in Windows 7 1
Works with Windows Media Center in Windows 7 and Vista
Use Media Center's TV scheduler to figure out when and what show to record
Includes the Media Center remote control, which allows you to manage all Media Center functions
Remote control also has an IR transmitter to control the channels on a cable TV set top box or satellite receiver
Included DVD MovieFactory CD-ROM allows you to make video CDs from your TV recordings
Device Type PCI
AV Formats
Video System NTFC, ATSC, Clear QAM
Video Formats SD, HD
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Formats Stereo
Tuner
TV NTFC
FM Yes
DTV ATSC, Clear QAM
TV Options
Time Shift Yes
Closed Caption Support Not specified by the manufacturer
Channel Preview Not specified by the manufacturer
Connectors
TV Input 1x   RF (NTSC)
1x   RF (ATSC/Clear QAM)
Video 1x   S-Video
Audio 1x   1/8" (3.5 mm)
General
Agency Certifications Tested and in compliance with the limits for A Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules
System Requirements Processor requirements (minimum):

1.0 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for cable TV)
2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for ATSC digital TV)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2. WinTV-HVR-1600 is Windows 7 AQ certified and Vista Premium certified
Available PCI slot
Graphics with 64 MB memory (or greater)
Sound card
DVD or CD writer for burning Video CD's, S-VCD's or DVD's (optional)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Media Center Kit for Windows
  • WinTV-HVR Windows Installation CD-ROM with WinTV v7 Application
  • DVD MovieFactory CD-ROM, for Making Video CDs from Your TV Recordings
  • Hauppauge Remote Control Transmitter with 2 AAA Batteries
  • Remote Control Transmitter/Receiver Cable
  • S-Video to Composite Adapter
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 Quick Install Guide
  • IR Blaster Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    HauppaugeWinTV-HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Media Center Kit for Windows
     
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    4.0

    Works with Windows WP dp3 computer

    By desert Mark

    from Phoenix, AZ

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Highly Compatible
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Media Center Kit for Windows:

        Using it to recieve digital over the air tv signals on a old xp computer. The only problem is the software to record tv shows is not as slick as my Satalite tv provider.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Works Well

        By mh8arch

        from Providence, RI

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Funtions Well

        Cons

        • Hard To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Watch TV on your home CPU

        Comments about Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Media Center Kit for Windows:

        Setup was a little tricky but once it was up and going I havn't had any trouble. I use it to what live TV on my pc. I use it in combination with a Terk FDTV2A which pulls in the channels pretty well. The setup literature very confusion and generally not great. They don't really distinguish between whether you should use WinTV or Windows Media Center.

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