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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner (Board Only) - 1229


The 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.   Learn more about the product
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The 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 our built-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 compatible: 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 Windows Media Center from Windows 7 to watch and record these channels.
Note: you need to be using Windows Media Center with TV Pack 2008 or Windows 7 for clear QAM TV compatibility.

ATSC digital TV is the over-the-air HD digital 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. ATSC broadcasts range in resolution from standard definition up to the high definition 1080i format. The WinTV-HVR can be used to watch and record all ATSC formats.
Note: ATSC digital TV is NOT digital cable TV or digital satellite TV. ATSC is digital "over-the-air" TV.

ATSC digital TV brings you sharper pictures and enriches your PCs multimedia experience with near CD quality sound. WinTV-HVRs ATSC digital TV tuner adds great features to your TV viewing: high definition TV reception, automatic identification of channel names plus records high-definition digital TV programs to your PCs hard disk in an MPEG-2 format without any loss in quality.

Technically speaking:

WinTV-HVR-2250 is a PCI Express X1 board based on the NXP 7164 bus interface chip. The WinTV-HVR-2250 contains two tuners with a built-in TV splitter. There is one cable TV or TV antenna connector which is split, providing a video source for both tuners. For ATSC and QAM digital TV, all 18 ATSC formats including 1080i can be watched or recorded to disk as a MPEG-2 Program Stream. The NXP 7164 contains two highly integrated MPEG-1/2 hardware encoders for recording analog cable TV to disk. The playback of the recorded ATSC and QAM digital TV and MPEG-2 encoded analog programs are done through a software MPEG-2 player.

WinTV-HVR-2250 now supports an on-board IR receiver and blaster, which can control up to two external set top boxes. With the on-board remote receiver/blaster, you no longer need the external "beanbag" remote receiver. The on-board receiver also has a "learn" mode, so you can use almost any external set top box.

Features:

WinTV-HVR-2250 has these great features on one half height PCIe board:

– Dual tuner TV board for your PC:
     –Dual digital TV receivers for ATSC or clear QAM. Watch and record two ATSC or clear QAM digital TV programs at the same time. Watch and record all ATSC and QAM 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.
     –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.
     –New feature! Now with on-board IR remote control with dual IR blasters for Windows Media Center!
– Windows Media Center compatible. New! Now supports Windows 7.
– Single slot PCI Express (PCIe) X1 board, half height.

ATSC over-the-air digital TV features:

– 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.

Clear QAM digital cable TV features:

– Dual clear QAM digital cable TV receivers. Watch one clear QAM digital cable TV program while recording another clear QAM 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.
– Note: to receive clear QAM digital cable TV, you need to use either Windows 7 Media Center or the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application.
– Note: not all cable TV networks send clear QAM channels. Please check with your local cable operator for the availability of clear QAM digital cable TV.

Two analog tuners and hardware encoders:

– 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.

External audio/video input features

– 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

System Requirements:

– Processor requirements: 2.2 GHz P4 or equivalent (minimum) required for displaying ATSC high definition TV on your PC screen
– Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista Premium or Ultimate with Media Center.
– Available PCIe X1 or X8 slot
– Graphics with 64 MB memory (or greater)
– Sound card
– CD reader for software installation
General
Device Type ATSC HDTV / QAM receiver / analog TV / radio tuner / video input adapter
Compatibility MS Windows XP Media Center compatible, MS Windows Vista Media Center compatible
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Interface Type PCI Express x1
Video
Form Factor Plug-in card
Interface Type S-video input, composite video input
Analog Video Signal S-Video, composite video, HF TV signal
Digital Video Format MPEG-2
Audio Input Support Standard
Features Dual tuner
Audio Input
Type FM tuner - integrated
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x TV antenna - input ¦ 1 x radio - FM input ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video input - 4 pin mini-DIN ¦ 1 x display / video - composite video input - RCA - on cable
Compatible Slots 1 x PCI Express x1
Miscellaneous
Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Supported Windows 7 Features Windows Media Center
Software / System Requirements
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista
Peripheral / Interface Devices Sound card, CD-ROM, USB port, 64MB video memory
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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner (Board Only) (1229)

The 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.

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