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About Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

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.

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Features

  • Dual tuner TV board for your PC: Two analog / digital TV tuners:
  • 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!
  • Dual digital TV receivers for ATSC or clear QAM. Watch and record two digital TV programs at the same time. Watch and record all ATSC and QAM formats, including the highest definition 1080i format
  • Now with on-board IR remote control with dual IR blasters. For Windows Media Center and Hauppauge WinTV v7!
  • Windows Media Center compatible. New! Now supports Windows 7!
  • Single slot PCI Express (PCIe) X1 board, half height
  • Watch and record two TV programs at the same time: two analog cable TV channels, two digital TV channels or one analog cable and one clear QAM digital cable TV channel.
  • When recording analog cable TV, the dual built in hardware MPEG-2 encoders let your PC run at full speed.
  • Watch and record 'clear QAM' digital TV. Clear QAM digital TV channels are TV channels which are broadcast "in the clear" on your cable TV network.
  • Includes Hauppauge's WinTV v7 application, which allows you to watch analog cable TV, QAM and ATSC digital TV channels.
  • Dual ATSC over-the-air digital TV tuners. Supports all ATSC formats, up to the highest definition 1080i format!
  • Watch one ATSC digital TV program while recording another ATSC program to your PC's hard disk using high quality MPEG-2. TV recordings will typically consume 5 GB of disk space per hour for ATSC high definition.
  • Built-in antenna splitter allows you to make one connection to an ATSC antenna but watch and record up to 2 channels.
  • Supports Dolby Digital AC3 audio.
  • Dual built-in high quality hardware MPEG-2 encoders, so your PC continues to run at full speed while watching, pausing and recording analog cable TV
  • Dual 125 channel cable ready TV tuners built-in. With dbx-TV stereo decoder, for great TV sound.
  • Built-in cable TV splitter allows you to make one connection to cable TV but watch and record 2 TV programs at the same time.
  • Composite/S-Video and audio inputs, for cable or satellite set top boxes or VCRs.
  • Dual clear QAM digital cable TV tuners. Supports up to 1080i!
  • Watch one clear QAM digital cable TV program while recording another program to your PC's hard disk using high quality MPEG-2.
  • Built-in cable TV splitter allows you to make one connection to cable TV but watch and record 2 TV programs at the same time.
  • Two sets of A/V inputs are included: one on the back panel bracket of the WinTV-HVR-2250 and one on the "Auxiliary A/V panel" which requires a chassis slot
  • S-Video, composite video and stereo audio supported on both inputs
  • Record external audio/video with dual built-in high quality hardware MPEG-2 encoders

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Specifications

Processor requirements
2.2 GHz P4 or equivalent (minimum) required for displaying ATSC high definition TV on your PC screen
Microsoft Windows Vista Premium or Ultimate with Media Center. Windows XP is supported with Hauppauge's WinTV v6 application.
PCIe X1 or X8 slot
Graphics Memory
64 MB memory (or greater)
Sound card
CD reader for software installation
5 x 4 x 1
Hauppauge 2 years limited warranty
Mfr #

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HTPC Gem for those cutting their cable!


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!

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