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Windows 7: Win 7 Tv Tuner

23 Jul 2009   #1
HOLYCOWBATMAN

MOTHER DONKEY WINDOWS 7!
 
 
Win 7 Tv Tuner

Im looking to buy a tv tuner for windows 7 and would like to know if this one is working : WinTV-HVR-1250

In fact i only need a simple NTSC analog cable tv tuner nothing fancy... but need to have good image quality... and should be compatible with win 7

hope someone cant enlight me on that matter!


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23 Jul 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HOLYCOWBATMAN View Post
Im looking to buy a tv tuner for windows 7 and would like to know if this one is working : WinTV-HVR-1250

In fact i only need a simple NTSC analog cable tv tuner nothing fancy... but need to have good image quality... and should be compatible with win 7

hope someone cant enlight me on that matter!
Microsoft has always supported the Hauppauge cards and I never heard any hauppauge not working under WIn7. Win7 even has built in drivers for them.

I would go for the WinTV-HVR-1600 however, because it has hardware mpeg chip which handles all the encoding.

Non hardware cards like the WinTV-HVR-1250 take up a lot of CPU recourses.

good luck

greetz
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23 Jul 2009   #3
HOLYCOWBATMAN

MOTHER DONKEY WINDOWS 7!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Microsoft has always supported the Hauppauge cards and I never heard any hauppauge not working under WIn7. Win7 even has built in drivers for them.

I would go for the WinTV-HVR-1600 however, because it has hardware mpeg chip which handles all the encoding.

Non hardware cards like the WinTV-HVR-1250 take up a lot of CPU recourses.

good luck

greetz

ok thank you
I didnt know that, i will definatly go for the WinTV-HVR-1600
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24 Jul 2009   #4
rbmorse

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

I have an HVR 1800 -- essentially an HVR 1600 that fits into a PCI-e slot -- and it works well on Windows 7. The only issue I have with media center is with "live TV" in which the picture gets "digititus" (choppy and slow) after some variable amount of time. Does not affect recording. The card plays live TV just fine using the Hauppauge WinTV 7 software and I've not had any problems with both packages installed at the same time.
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24 Jul 2009   #5
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Microsoft has always supported the Hauppauge cards and I never heard any hauppauge not working under WIn7. Win7 even has built in drivers for them.

I would go for the WinTV-HVR-1600 however, because it has hardware mpeg chip which handles all the encoding.

Non hardware cards like the WinTV-HVR-1250 take up a lot of CPU recourses.

good luck

greetz
if you are running x86. I have a useless pvr 250 since i switched to x64
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25 Jul 2009   #6
johngalt

 

My PVR 1800 / remote works perfectly well in W7 x64.
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19 Sep 2009   #7
cbkitt

Windows 7 RTM 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HOLYCOWBATMAN View Post
Im looking to buy a tv tuner for windows 7 and would like to know if this one is working : WinTV-HVR-1250

In fact i only need a simple NTSC analog cable tv tuner nothing fancy... but need to have good image quality... and should be compatible with win 7

hope someone cant enlight me on that matter!
I can.. I Just bought one and yes it works Great with Win 7 Media Center. The Digital Pictire quality is Great alog with the NTSC, you can get them at Frys Electroncs for 54.99 04 Amazon for 51.99.

Highly recommend!
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19 Sep 2009   #8
johngalt

 

1800 or better. you'll thank yourself, trust me.
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20 Sep 2009   #9
rbmorse

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

The 1600 is almost the same card, but goes into a PCI slot. 1800 needs a PCI-e 1X or 4X slot.

If you're using Windows Media Center, get the version that comes with the remote control. You'll thank yourself for that one, too.
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20 Sep 2009   #10
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
1800 or better. you'll thank yourself, trust me.
I haven't used Hauppauge for several years (use Moto STB composite out to 2405fpw composite in). Is the 2250 just a dual tuner version of the 1800 (or 1850)? I know it has hardware encoding...how is the resource usage? Are these the best one can expect in such devices? Thanks!

James

Win7U 64 RTM
Q9550
GA-EP45-UD3R
8GB Gskill
Asus EAH4850/HTDI/1GD3/A (coming Monday)
xFi Plat
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