|Screen Size||669.29 inches|
|Processor||1 GHz AMD Athlon|
|Hard Drive||1 GB|
|Card Description||This is the description of the PC Graphics|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||256 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 802.11A, 802.11G|
Hauppauge 1213 WinTV-HVR-2255 Dual Hybrid PCI-E TV Tuner Board with Media Center Remote Control and Receiver
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- Dual tuner TV board for your PC: two analog / digital TV tuners. Watch and record two cable TV programs at the same time!
- Dual built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoders for recording analog cable TV, for the best system performance.
- Windows Vista Media Center compatible. Single slot PCI Express (PCIe) X1 board, half height
- Two analog cable TV channels, two digital TV channels or one analog cable and one clear QAM digital cable TV channel.
- Watch and record 'clear QAM' digital TV channels are TV channels which are broadcast "in the clear" on your cable TV network.
- Built-in antenna splitter allows you to make one connection to an ATSC antenna but watch and record up to 2 channels.
- Includes Hauppauge's WinTV v6 application, which allows you to watch analog cable TV, QAM and ATSC digital TV channels.
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|Hardware Connectivity||—||PCI||PCIE x 1, PCIE x 1, PCIE x 1, PCIE x 1||PCIE x 1, PCIE x 1, PCIE x 1, PCIE x 1||HDMI|
|Item Dimensions||7.8 x 7 x 10 in||7.8 x 7 x 10 in||7.5 x 3 x 8 in||7 x 10 x 3 in||7.5 x 5.25 x 7.5 in|
|Item Weight||1.1 lbs||0.95 lb||2 lbs||0.8 lb||2 lbs|
|Style Name||WinTV-HVR-2255||USB TV Tuner||—||PCIe Capture Card||High Definition PVR with Surround Sound|
The New WinTV-HVR-2255 by Hauppauge provides you with access to more digital TV channels, with better reception. Features dual digital TV receivers for ATSC or clear QAM; watch and record two ATSC or clear QAM digital TV programs at the same time, in all formats, including the high definition 1080i format. Clear QAM digital TV channels are TV channels which are broadcast "in the clear" on your cable TV network. Plus, dual built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoders for recording analog cable TV, for the best system performance. Watch and record two cable TV programs at the same time. When recording analog cable TV, the dual built in hardware MPEG-2 encoders let your PC run at full speed! Built-in antenna splitter allows you to make one connection to either cable TV or an ATSC antenna, and watch and record up to 2 channels. The WinTV-HVR-2255 now includes an on-board IR remote control with dual IR blasters for Windows Media Center. Fully Windows Media Center compatible. Now supports Windows 7 and Windows 8 (with Media Center add on). Requires: Single slot PCI Express (PCIe) X1 board, half height.
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They did process my return without a problem, which is good. But I expected more from what, from the band name and price, should have been one of the best products available.
I don't notice any reduced signal to the tuners due to the internal splitter. Some have nitpicked that they would rather have four discreet cable connectors for the four tuners, not me. Mine have threaded connectors not the slide on pictured.
TL;DR: all but a selected few channels (usually the HD local ones) work fine, but not better quality than my old Hauppage tuner. Stutter ranging from sort-of watchable to unwatchable.
It works for all low-quality channels, and some high-quality channels. But anything on the level of HD or above, you might have issues. I tested disk speed, cable signal, CPU, RAM, video card performance, and PVR software. and it looks like the bottleneck is the tuner that cannot handle a large amount of throughput. It stutters, which varies from watchable to unwatchable. After much troubleshooting, I was not able to get this above the quality of a very old Hauppage model, the HVR-1200. In fact, it was worse quality.
WinTV8 is no Windows Media Center, but I'm running Windows 10 now. It IS more stable and more reliable than the three other DVRs for Windows 10 that I tried. Note that it only accepts Hauppauge tuners, so throw your old ones out.
I give the card 5 stars, but the IR sensor 1 star.
Installation of this card was easy. I swapped out the full sized mounting bracket for the small on and install it right into the PCI-E slot on the motherboard. Popped in the included disk and installed the drivers. For me there is no need for the Win-TV utility since I am using with Windows Media Center. Once installed, launched WMC and scanned for channels. BOOM! all my channels were picked up and working perfectly in WMC. This card along with WMC, or for those of you who like XBMC, will allow you to pause, rewind, and record tv shows from you antenna broadcasts. (DVR)
Now for the IR sensor. Complete piece of garbage. I have my PC in a cabinet next to my fireplace, and the TV mounted over the fireplace. The cable for the IR sensor is maybe 3', but the Blaster (if using a cable box) is easily 6' and connected to the same cable. Why couldn't they make the cables the same length? who knows. As far a using it, sure it worked to change channels and pause, and what not, but it would not power toggle the PC. I wanted to be able to push power on my remote and it put the computer to sleep, then push it again to wake it. NOPE! it closes WMC and Opens WMC, that's it. I am also using a Harmony 300 remote. So opted for the Ortek VRC-1100. It has a great IR sensor. Program the remote for the Ortek, and BOOM! everything works flawlessly. The cable is short but that was fixed with a USB extension. The other thing i didn't like about the included Ir sensor was the fact the it had a serious 1-2 second lag after you pushed a button. The Ortek sensor is instant.
Overall very happy with my purchase of the card. My only gripe is that fact i had to buy a different IR sensor. Had i known that in the beginning, i wouldn't bought the media center kit, i would have opted for card only and saved a little bit of money.
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