The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 has two tuners for watching one TV program while recording another: with the built-in dual tuners, you can either watch one channel while recording another or you can record two channels at once. Create your own personal Digital Video Recorder.
Record analog cable TV shows to your PC's hard disk with thebuilt-in high quality MPEG-2 hardware encoder. You can also record high definition digital ATSC and clear QAM digital cable TV to disk in the original digital quality. Use the WinTV-Scheduler to schedule the recordings of your favorite analog or digital TV programs. Play the recordings back to your PC screen at any time. Windows Media Center supports two TV tuners. Use the Media Center scheduler to schedule your TV recordings. And WinTV-HVR-2250 has Windows Vista Premium certification. New! Now supports clear QAM with Media Center TV Pack 2008 and Windows 7!
Clear QAM TV channels are unencrypted digital TV channels broadcast by your local cable operator. Many cable operators in North America are transmitting the high definition ATSC channels on their cable networks. They also broadcast the basic cable channels in using clear QAM. You can use the WinTV v6 application to watch and record these channels. Note: you need to be using either the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application, or Windows Media Center with TV Pack 2008 or Windows 7, for clear QAM TV compatibility.
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anyone looking to cut the cable bill and use a HTPC to record shows, this is your best bet. Two shows at a time can be recorded in HD. Shows for 1 hour recording are about 5 gb so make sure you have a hard drive that can hand the recordings if you plan on using it for this purpose. It sets up in just a few minutes using windows media center and scans all available channels similar to when you setup a tv for autoscan. Once done, works like a champ! I use a logitech dinovo bluetooth keyboard/mouse to control my pc. Windows media center works seemlessly with it and uses a similar menu that Directv has when you use the menu function and can pull local station guide via your zip code. Once completed you simply select the show by clicking record or record series. It does the rest. Cant beat the price or size of this card. Works great!