- Minimum RAM: 1024
Avertv Hybrid Volar Max TV Tuner Kit for Windows MTVHVMXSK
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- Supports both Analog and Digital TV
- High Definition (HDTV) quality support up to 1080i
- Multi-card support
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Supported TV Signals: Analog (NTSC) & Digital (ATSC / ClearQAM);
Input signal: 75 ohm TV/FM Antenna ; Using Dongle Cable (S-video, composite, and L/R stereo audio).
NOTE: This product was designed for Windows Media Center and will not work with AVer MediaCenter application.
Windows 7/Vista MCE/XP MCE. Windows 7 Premium logo Certificated. Windows Media Center is required. 32/64-bit driver support
Top Customer Reviews
Over the years I would check release info on new products and read about one sad experience after another regarding the failure of available HD tuner cards on the market and issues regarding firmware, drivers, configuration settings, etc.
Knowing that most new technology needs a few years to get the bugs out, I didn't buy and waited. The last few months had me itching to try and finally set up a HTPC (Home Theater PC) system. When it comes to video quality, my assumption was that I'd get better performance from a PCI internal tuner card in a tower. Thing is, I don't have a new Windows tower but I do have an inexpensive netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium. As there's no way to install an internal tuner card I'm limited to using an external USB tuner. After reading the reviews on Amazon, I decided the Volar Max was my best bet (and at $55 I figured I could only go so wrong).
I remember going through error and configuration issues with Vista and XP in the past, the idea that this little flashdrive-sized gizmo was going to allow me to tune in analog channels, digital channels as well as actual hi res HD seemed suspect at the very least. I was dreading the thought of experiencing the usual whole night investment of getting a new peripheral up and running on Windows only to have it not work well.Read more ›
The install with Win7 was pretty effortless. Plug into a USB port, plug my TV cable into it, and Win7 installed the driver (no software comes with it, and it's not needed). I opened Windows Media Center, it saw the 2nd tuner, I set up my channel guide listings, and now I can record 2 shows at the same time, with one of them in hi-def. It's fantastic. I rarely watch a TV show when it's actually on, and have gotten used to shows recorded in SD...it's such a treat to watch things in HD now!
I was a little irritated when I saw the recent price drop, but dug around and found that a rebate was available if you look on the list of sellers, and go down to Amazon.com being the seller. So now I'm only a buck behind. Now I'm very happy with the price, the product, and the ease of the install!
The "Installation Guide" provided with the tuner is quite basic, but it accurately guided me through the steps to install the tuner using Windows Media Center. Since there is no additional software required (no CD or other media needed) to operate the tuner with Windows 7 and Media Center, the installation was quite simple. It involved attaching the tuner to a USB port on the computer (a seven-inch USB extension cable is provided); connecting a coaxial cable (not provided) between the F-Type coaxial connector on the tuner and the cable TV outlet on the wall (no cable box is needed, even for HDTV); allowing Windows to configure and install the necessary device driver when the TV tuner was recognized; starting Windows Media Center and proceeding through the remaining configuration and setup process for the TV tuner.
The entire process of installing and setting up the TV tuner with Windows Media Center required around 30 minutes, and much of that time was spent waiting for the channel scans of cable TV signals to complete. There were a couple ambiguous areas in setting up correct Media Center options, but that is unrelated to the TV tuner. Since this was my first experience with any PC TV tuner, as well as with Media Center, I had to learn several new things simultaneously. (My own "neural network computer" does not operate as efficiently as it once did -- since I am 68 years old.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use this with a Windows 7 computer and I record all my over the air programming through Windows Media Center. Amazing for chord cutting.Published 15 days ago by bhow
I used this when i was in afghanistan so i would not have to wake up at crazy times just to watch football. Very easy to use. Plug and play. Great product. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joshua
I purchased this device back in December 2014 to enable me to access respective cable news stations from my office PC without having to buy a separation television. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael E. Oliver
Could not get working at all on computer at the time. Had tried win 7 and win 8.1.Published 6 months ago by Brett2
Product works great, Windows is the reason every other OS is cooler. Expect to have issues with Windows, and its a same because the product is very good.Published 7 months ago by Larry Moran
Didn't really get many channels in Orlando. ..not even CBS. But better than paying for a lot of cable channels you never watch. Read morePublished 9 months ago by CosmicCher