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Hauppauge 1192 WinTV HVR-1955 External USB HDTV Tuner/Video Recorder

4.1 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews

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  • USB HDTV Tuner/Video Recorder lets you turn your PC into a virtual television and personal video recorder
  • Compatible with 32 bit and/or 64 bit Windows 7
  • Supports NTSC analog cable, over the air TV, ATSC Digital over the air HDTV, and Clear QAM digital cable TV; watch TV in window or full screen
  • On-board MPEG-2 encoder allows PC to run at full speed while recording analog cable TV directly to hard drive
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Product Description

The WinTV-HVR-1955 from Hauppauge is a USB TV tuner for ATSC, NTSC and clear QAM digital TV. Watch HD TV programs from ATSC or clear QAM digital cable. Watch, pause, and record television on a desktop or laptop computer. Built in Hardware MPEG-2. Includes remote control, IR blaster and FM Stereo Radio. Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP Pro, and XP MCE with Service Pack 2.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 10 x 7.2 x 3 inches
Item Weight 2 pounds
Shipping Weight 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00198MYB0
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Item model number 1192
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4.1 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #14,229 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#398 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#3,599 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com August 22, 2003

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By B. Walters on December 20, 2008
This is my second tuner and far exceeds the 'average' tuner I purchased at a local electronics store. Hauppauge provided excellent customer service helping me decide which tuner was best for my computer and my needs. I have a new HP system running Vista 64-bit and wanted a tuner to run with the Media Center already installed. It did not come with a TV tuner. The HVR-1950 model 1192 comes with an external MPEG-2 encoder which doesn't draw resources from the computer. Great for watching TV while working in other programs simultaniously. It also comes with it's own viewing program (WinTV V6) which I find relatively user friendly but I prefer to use Media Center for TV viewiewing, recording, and scheduling. The USB connection makes installation easy. Setup in Media Center was simple and picture quality and sound is as good as fatory installed Hauppauge tuners.
The package also comes with an FM radio antenna, remote control, and IR Blaster to control channel changing on cable or satellite boxes.
My only complaint was over the initial setup. Although the instructions are fairly complete for XP and Vista OS they do not address Vista-64 issues thoroughly. For Vista-64 users only, if you receive a message about "No device attached or no driver installed" even after going through the driver installation, you need to download the driver specfically for Vista 64 bit OS for the HVR-1950. [...] I had to hunt this down on Hauppauge website but once that driver is downloaded, setup completed perfectly and installation was complete. It was a little work but well worth the results. I love the tuner and my Media Center!
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I've read a lot of the reviews on this product with the majority of them bad mouthing it. I really like this product and I'll tell you why, but before I do, I'll give you some information on myself: 20 y/o male, currently residing in Greenbelt, MD right on the border of D.C., somewhat tech savvy running Vista Ultimate-32bit and use plain old rabbit ears from an old (and I mean an OLD tv).

Installion was a breeze, as easy as 1-2-3. You connect everything to HVR-1950, plug in your USB cable and vista does the majority of the work for you. The tuner comes with a driver/program cd that Vista will ask you to pop in after not being able to find the drivers online. At this point you can pop in the disk or go to the support site and download the latest version of the driver (which you should have done before hand anyway). Once its installed you can setup Media center or Wintv. I like media better so I can't say anything for Wintv because I haven't used it. Media center TV setup is so Barney style my 7 year old brother could do it on his computer if I'd let him. You follow the steps, read the screens, and push the pretty buttons. Once you've configured the device for MCE, and found all the channels your antenna, cable, or top set, and downloaded the t.v. guide your ready to watch some tv. Now here's where I'm seeing a few people get mush for brains, some stations are still broadcasting in ANALOG (usually the lower channels like 2,4,6,etc. at least in my area)!!! So your not going to get digital clarity from those channels!!! Its going to be fuzzy, have ghosting, etc. The higher channels are DIGITAL!!! So just go through the edit channel menu and delete all those nasty ugly analog channels cause you don't need them.
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This product exceeded my expectations with quality and functions. Not only is it a clear picture the remote supplied works flawlessly with Media Center (Vista). Your able to record tv, play movies, it even pulls up all the information up for a movie that you recorded on tv. If your going to purchase any tv tuner this is the one. With built in radio that you can record off of too. But you need to use Vista in order to use all the functions.

Good luck
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I build my sister a Media center computer from used parts in which I put this tuner on this system, she was still using a VCR. I met the minimum requirements and it was not enough, so i upgraded the cpu to a little above the requirements and it still was not enough. I finally got it to work when I built a core 2 duo system, now it works fine. The product itself is good but the minimum requirements and set a little too low. I wish was a duel channel but its not. That's why i only gave it a 3 star.
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PROs: Shiny , well designed exterior; lots of cables, bells, and whistles. Very appealing packaging. The instructions are adequate, but not comprehensive in explaining the numerous features. When this HVR-1950 eventually functions properly, the resolution is very good - same as the original broadcast quality; And it can produce an MPEG2 file. But there are several unresolved technical issues amongst the several extra features. I purchased my two units at Amazon.com.

CONs: If you have more than one window open, the Hauppauge player will occasionally overlap other windows by having a layering problem when you click on it to bring it to the foreground of your desktop. Tech support is virtually impossible to reach, and with long wait times before you discover nobody will answer, but they give a call-back message after 10 minutes if you want to leave your phone number. Each time to get the tuner to function each morning, I had to reboot my PC and/or turn the tuner ON and OFF several times. If you open another player or launch certain other video memory applications, the Hauppauge player will stutter or freeze, and the recording function will stop. Hauppauge admits that the Scheduler is broke; they claim to be working on a fix for this scheduling problem. You pay extra for the extra features, only to find out later that they don't work. I purchased two of these models (HVR-1950) and had the same issues with both units, so the problems are consistent.

Summary: I want to point out that the problems are with the product, not my computer, as Hauppauge may suggest. I have three PCs and experienced the same troubles on all of them.
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