Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 External USB 2.0 TV Tuner

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 External USB 2.0 TV Tuner

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 External USB 2.0 TV Tuner

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Product Highlights

  • ATSC
  • NTSC
  • Clear QAM
  • FM Radio
  • Analog Video Capture
  • Remote Control
  • Hardware MPEG-2 Encoding
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The WinTV-HVR-1950 External USB 2.0 TV Tuner from Hauppauge is an external USB 2.0 TV tuner for Windows systems. It can handle analog NTSC signals, as well as digital ATSC and Clear QAM signals, which are often broadcast in 1080i HD. Designed for desktop use, the tuner features hardware MPEG-2 encoding, and includes a remote control and IR blaster.

Tunes analog SD (NTSC) and digital HD (ATSC and Clear QAM) TV signals
Captures video from S-Video and composite sources
Includes remote control and IR blaster
Hardware MPEG-2 compresses video without putting a strain on your CPU
Tunes FM radio stations
USB 2.0 interface
UPC: 785428011929
In the Box
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 External USB 2.0 TV Tuner
  • USB Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • IR Blaster Cable
  • Software CD-ROMs
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 specs

    Device Type USB 2.0
    AV Formats
    Video System ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM
    Video Formats SD, HD
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Audio Formats Stereo
    Tuner
    TV NTSC
    FM Yes
    DTV ATSC, Clear QAM
    TV Options
    Time Shift Yes
    Closed Caption Support No
    Channel Preview No
    Connectors
    TV Input 1x RF
    Video 1x S-Video
    1x RCA composite
    Audio 1x RCA stereo
    General
    Agency Certifications FCC
    System Requirements Computer: 1GHz Pentium 4 (Analog TV); 2.2GHz Pentium 4 (Digital TV)
    Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista (32-bit); 64-bit Vista supported through Microsoft Windows Media Center application only
    Memory: 64MB
    Hardware: USB 2.0 port, Sound card, CD-ROM drive
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 1.1 x 4.1" (10 x 2.8 x 10.4cm)
    Weight 0.4 lb (0.18kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.9 x 2.8"

    Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 reviews

    WinTV-HVR-1950 External USB 2.0 TV Tuner is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from so so It does not really tell you on the box what kind of HDTV you will have. When you open the box and read the instructions, you find out that only certain people living in certain regions have the ATSC digital TV. In Manhattan we don't seem to have it. It's a nightmare to try to get the IR Blaster to work with the top box. In fact, it didn't work with Atlanta Scientific (Time Warner). So the extra for $$ and IR support was a waste of money. The instructions could be much better. They should give you an overall idea of the whole setting before the step by step. (I hav a gamer computer with i7 processor and dual video card and a great monitor, so you can't blame on them.)
    Date published: 2012-02-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Video quality is very good I bought this because it is compatible witha program called ORB. My current External USBTV Tuner was not. What I like about the tuner is the compatibilitywith ORB. Other than that I see it's performanceno better than my existing tuner.What I don't like is and was confirmed with ... people, it is not compatible with Windows Media Encoder 9.
    Date published: 2010-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alright I use this tuner in conjunction with SageTV. When I first connected it to my computer it had all kinds of issues. Took 30+ seconds to change channels and then just stopped work altogether, but resetting it fixed both issues. The remote is great. Video quality is about the same as my old HVR-950Q, but channel switches are much quicker, and it is much less hardware intensive. A relevant side-note: My old HVR-950Q did quit working (no audio) which is why I purchased the new unit, but I did get a good 2 years out of it.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PC based DVR and then some What a great little USB/PC device. Easily allows all forms of TV (cable, sat dish or antenna), FM Radio (with included FM antenna) and even video from any external source (camera, VCR (std viceo or S-VHS) to be recorded and ultimately burned to a DVD. Has a IR 'blaster' to control a cable or sat box and programmable to record selected channels as desired. Don't think they missed 'anything' 'video to DVD' with this little device!
    Date published: 2010-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't say enough good things about WinTV Can't tell you how refreshing it is to find a product that works as advertised, right out of the box. Add to that the one settings question I had that got answered by tech support, almost immediately, and it makes a fella want to find out what other great stuff these guys make.
    Date published: 2010-11-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hardware great. Software? Meh. Using with Win 7. Wanted to set it up as a head end for XBMC PVR. The Win TV software is a bit weird. I found that it will NOT co-exist with Skype if you have a video camera. I have to log off Skype if I want to record anything. Also, recordings are not very reliable unless you tune the channel manually. Hard to evaluate the hardware independant of the software. Hauppage is normally quality kit, and I see no reason to change that opinion. Basically, buy this, but find something better than Win TV.
    Date published: 2013-03-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from still couldnt make it to work I dont have cable tv...only antenna, but yet couldn't make it work properly. I'm in contact with support to see if we can solve it out... Guess it could be easier to install and configurate, and also a troubleshooting list would help a lot
    Date published: 2010-11-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hardware Good, Software Did Not Work This hardware is nice and works fine. However, I was unable to install the software on any of my three Windows XP PC's. It just will not install, all sorts of different errors. So, if all you want is the hardware, this is a fine unit. If you want to use the DVR software as supplied on a Windows PC I would not recommend this choice.
    Date published: 2010-12-02
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