|Item model number||1578|
|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3 x 0.5 x 1.25 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3 x 0.5 x 1.25 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||May 5, 2014|
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Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One TV Tuners and Video Capture 1578,Black
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- FREE LIVE TV: Watch free over-the-air ATSC TV on your Windows PC or Xbox One (some models)
- FOR WINDOWS 10: includes the latest Hauppauge TV application for Windows, WinTV v10, with built in EPG guide
- QAM AND NTSC TV TOO: the Digital TV tuner supports QAM and NTSC in addition to free over-the-air ATSC TV.
- XBOX ONE GUIDE: One Guide integration will display local TV listings (some models)
- EASY TO INSTALL: Connects easily to your Windows PC or Xbox One (some models) via USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports
- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista plus the Xbox One, Xbox One X or Xbox One S. Note: not for the Xbox One Series X or S.
The Hauppauge 1578 is a digital USB TV Tuner for a Windows 10 PC or the Xbox One (some models). Watch free over-the-air broadcast TV on your Xbox One or Windows monitor. Includes the latest Hauppauge WinTV application for Windows: WinTV v10. Connects to Xbox One or a Windows PC, notebook or laptop easily via USB. Includes the USB TV Tuner, USB extension cable, telescoping antenna, a copy of the latest WinTV v10 application and Quick Install Guide.
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What's in the Box
- Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner - Hi-Speed USB adapter with improved over-the-air TV reception
- Portable antenna
- USB extension cable
- Activation code for the new Hauppauge WinTV v8 application for Windows
- Quick installation guide
Watch Live TV on Your Xbox One
You can enjoy over-the-air TV alongside gameplay with the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One. Support for over-the-air TV on Xbox One means you can access broadcast networks available in your area, subscription free, without having to worry about switching inputs between your games and TV.
The tuner joins a number of TV-viewing options currently available to Xbox One, including live TV apps such as Sling TV, an impressive lineup of on-demand apps like HBO GO, Netflix, Comedy Central, Hulu Plus, cable TV, and satellite TV integration.
Watch TV on Your Windows PC, Too
The Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One comes with an activation code for the new Hauppauge WinTV v8 application for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7. Watch TV in a window or full screen. Record digital TV programs to your PCs disk drive. Works with both laptop and desktop PCs.
- Watch and pause Live over-the-air HD TV on your Xbox One.
- Enjoy your favorite local over-the-air TV channels on your Xbox One TV monitor.
- Connects to your Xbox One easily via USB (USB extension cable provided for easier installation).
- Use your Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner to stream live TV to Windows PCs or iOS or Android devices around the house.
- Includes an activation code for Hauppauge’s WinTV 8 application for Windows. Watch TV on your Windows PC, in a window or full screen.
- Xbox One: Any Xbox One model for the U.S. or Canada with internet connection
- Windows PC: Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8 7 or Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 2. WinTV v8 application available as a download.
ATSC Digital TV Is Free-to-Air HD TV for North America
ATSC digital TV typically requires an antenna for reception, and is currently broadcast in 200 cities, with over 1500 TV stations in the United States and Canada. ATSC is free and does not require a TV subscription. Just plug in an antenna to the Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner, run through the Xbox TV configuration or PC/laptop's USB 2.0 port and start watching awesome HDTV!
10 Mile Antenna Is Included
The number of TV channels received will depend on proximity to broadcast towers. The included antenna performs best near a window. For best TV reception beyond 10 miles from a TV transmitter, a high quality antenna is recommended.
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2016
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Getting OTA TV with the Hauppauge tuner and Xbox is definitely an improvement over most of the HD tuner functionality I've experienced in the past - in-TV tuners, set-top boxes, etc. with a couple exceptions. The OneGuide is great. It is nicely organized, display much more program information than many others do, and being able to control with the SmartGlass apps is just gravy. You can view the guide and move around, browsing program details about upcoming shows etc., while the current show still plays in a PIP window. You can add favorites etc. Very nice looking for certain. One thing you *cannot* do however, which I find quite odd, is schedule future viewing. Nearly all of the digital tuner interfaces I've used in the past allow this, e.g. browsing ahead to an upcoming show on a given channel, and having the TV select it for viewing when it comes on, either changing the channel to it at that future time or giving you a notification that your scheduled show is now starting. OneGuide doesn't provide this. It should.
What XBox/OneGuide *does* do is provide about 30 minutes of live-TV pause/rewind functionality which is incredible for watching sports, or most anything else really. We have had friends come over to watch football at our place already just because of this. You essentially get your own "instant-replay" for those moments when someone is, inevitably, ("Oh no! What did I miss?! What happened?!") in the kitchen and misses the touchdown, or when the network doesn't bother to show a replay of that great catch while the commentators are waxing poetic about their past careers. You can do this as much and as often as you like, up to about 30 minutes, but I recommend not going over about 5-10 minutes max... This is the right amount of time to allow you to then fast-forward and skip through all or most of the next set of commercials, thus catching up with the live broadcast. Rinse. Repeat. Works great. And I do realize this isn't new technology per se -- cable and satellite DVRs and set-tops have had this for quite some time, but at a cost. This however is FREE on the XBox with over-the-air, full, uncompressed HD!
I had a couple of channel setup issues but eventually it pulled in all the channels I was receiving with my TV's tuner connected to the same antenna: I'm using my 10-year-old home-made UHF coat-hanger bowtie antenna which works great! (Look it up!) I am *not* using the included antenna (though it's not bad). It took a couple of tries (rescans) to get all the channels, trying different antenna positions. To this end, one thing the XBox/OneGuide tuner functionality desperately needs (aside from a DVR function obviously, though I hear that's still a future "possibility") is the ability to add/remove a particular channel manually, as well as an indicator of some that displays the signal strength for the channel you're attempting to set, which allows you to find the "sweet spot" for that channel, if there is one. This way you can add those hard-to-reach channels that the auto-scan might miss if the antenna isn't oriented quite right for that given channel. This functionality is common in HDTV tuners for quite some time, I'm not sure what reason they have not to work to provide it given Microsoft's want to truly be at the center of home media. Also, for what it's worth, the included antenna isn't all that great, but that's to be expected. Depending on orientation it brought in the stronger channels in my area just fine. It's nice that it's so low-profile and it may well work for many who are in an area with good reception of the major networks they want.
So, yes - this combination could definitely use a few improvements, but overall it's a pretty slick experience for live OTA television viewing.
One final note: If you are new to OTA channel reception, you need to know whether you are able to receive OTA signals with an antenna from your specific location? If not, or if the signal is poor you may have a rough time of it --- if you're in a location where the signals are not strong enough you'll need a better antenna than the included one here. How much better depends on your specific locations. Head over to AntennaWeb-Dot-Org to enter your address and find out how much antenna you need and where to point it for specific stations.
1) The Homeworx device seems to have a better tuner as it is able to keep a lock on weak channels better than the Hauppauge device. I found a couple of VHF channels in my area to be pixelating far worse than they would be with the Homeworx. Direct comparison of the two devices seemed to bear this out (same antenna). The Hauppauge did seem to improve when attached to a powered USB hub.
2) Video quality seemed to be somewhat worse than the Homeworx - meaning generally fuzzier and darker. I figured this might have been aggravated by its positioning in the midst of a mess of cables, etc... behind my XBox, so I moved it away from that noisy environment. Now looking somewhat better. Maybe the USB hub helps as well. I hope to replace USB cables with some better shielded cables in the hope that that will further help.
3) Channel changing on the Hauppauge tuner is pretty slow. Certainly slower than a normal TV, but about the same as the Homeworx. One of the annoyances of the Homeworx is that the IR commands don't always work, sometimes directing you to an invalid channel. This doesn't happen with the Hauppauge tuner. "Channel Up" and "Channel Down" however do work faster on the Homeworx. I find myself going to the OneGuide a lot since channel flipping is pretty slowwww.
All of the good promises about integration with the XBox were true:
- the setup relatively easy -- just plug it in while your XBox is on. I did have one setup problem: I had to delete the channel lineup that was already defined for the Homeworx. Otherwise XBox wouldn't let me set up the Hauppauge tuner.
- The integration with OneGuide is seamless. Really nice.
- When you turn on 30 minute playback, there seem to be some initial pauses and hesitations. Goes away after a minute or two.
- Pause, rewind, fast forward work as anticipated. Excellent feature!
- Kinect commands ("Xbox, watch CBS!") work like a charm (much better than Homeworx)
- I haven't tried the streaming yet. Sounds cool though.
Hope that the promised DVR capability comes out soon. That was actually what prompted me to switch -- meddling with the Homeworx DVR function, I managed to miss an important program that my daughter wanted to record.
Since the Hauppauge has a little trouble with some of my usual channels, I've decided to upgrade my antenna (some of my channels were problematic anyway). We'll see how it works!!
First, make sure your computer has a 2.2 ghz processor minimum. Also, I don't do tasks on my computer while a recording is in progress, it can create glitches during playback.
Second, I can watch live TV with the WinTv program and the picture quality is fine, but I watch the recorded TV files with VLC Player (it's a free download). Otherwise, the recorded TV picture flickers sometimes, like a strobe effect, it's very distracting.
Third, the only quality setting that makes a recording most watchable is "best". The recorded TV files are also huge. On best quality a 1 hour show is 5.4 gigs. So, make sure you have a lot of available memory space for recordings. Even on best quality, I give the picture quality an 8.5/10.
Finally, setting a recording is a pain. It's completely manual. You have to look up the show you want to record with a seperate method and input it manually; the time, the channel, the title, etc.
Now, for the good news, it works if you know how to use it. My laptop is now also like a Tivo. Which is great for me, being out over-the-road driving a truck and I get to watch at the end of the day and record TV while I sleep. If your computer has an HDMI output you can connect it to your TV and utilize this as a Tivo style DVR for free digital HD broadcast channels.
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Dos comentarios adicionales, uno bueno y otro malo
Lo bueno, el sintonizador es compatible al 100% con la Raspberry Pi, solo tuve que conectarlo, instalar la aplicación correspondiente y realizar la configuración inicial para empezar a ver la TV.
Lo malo, el sintonizador no es compatible con las consolas de nueva generación que acaban de salir, no pude hacerlo funcionar en una Xbox series S.
Sólo se debe tener en cuenta que no trabaja al 100 % One guide ya que no trabaja en México la opción de Over the air (Televisión abierta)