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Combined, the card and the software let you do essentially the same thing a set-top DVR, with a few problems.

Even standard-definition digital streams suffer from occasional hiccups, something that is very disappointing. The package recommends a 2.

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 with NSTC/ATSC/QAM support and Hauppauge remote control

Still, the digital streams are not quite as sleek as I was Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder, even though the picture quality is astounding, especially during high-definition broadcasts. While it does allow you to record, pause, and rewind and fast-forward TV programs, it feels very clunky and unpolished.

To pause a live TV stream, it takes approximately fifteen seconds to accomplish, and during that time the TV broadcast is interrupted. To begin recording takes about the same startup time, although that feature seems to work smoothly. Rewinding and fast-forwarding is a nightmare, however, as the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder program becomes very unresponsive when during that time.

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Sometimes, the program will not rewind at all, and at other times, a paused stream will not unpause. Finally, recording TV shows takes quite a bit of disk space. Analog streams consume about 1. Although I was expecting to have large files, these files Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder to be unusually large. It boasts a number of great features, even though not all are well executed, has easy installation, and even has a responsive remote control.

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You must set up an analog TV tuner in Media Center first before you can proceed to set up a digital tuner. You can also use a roof top antenna to receive "over-the-air" TV. After Junemost areas in the United States no longer broadcast over-the-air analog signals. Supports all ATSC formats, up to the high definition i format! ATSC i is recorded at i. You will not be able to watch a digital channel and record an analog channel simultaneously or vice versa due to the fact there is only a single tuner on the WinTV-HVR Black video window or choppy video when watching a digital TV channel If you are watching a digital TV channel and you see choppy video, no audio or a black screen, then it is possible Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder PC is not fast enough to decode and play the digital TV Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder you are watching.

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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder Many graphics cards have special built-in hardware to speed up decoding of high definition TV channels. On graphics cards without special video decoding features, you can often improve the playback performance by using the Video Renderer settings located in the settings menu of WinTV 7.

The default mode is EVR. Each mode uses a different process to render video. Try Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder mode and use the one which gives you the best results. This will allow your graphics system to use hardware acceleration for video decode. After making a change in video rendering settings Wintv must be restarted to take effect.


If you are using WinTV 6 then the render options are part of a separate program called Primary. Changes in the Primary applet must be made with the WinTV application closed. After making changes close Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder Primary applet and open the WinTV application.

The IR software should be installed by default. Note: If you have run HCWCLEAR, you must reboot your PC and leave the WinTV-HVR installed.


After a reboot you Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 Recorder see the Found New Hardware. Your Personal Digital Video Recorder With the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR MC, capture live TV shows directly to your PC's hard disk, or schedule your.

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