Category: Sound & Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.7 MB
Operating System: Windows XP Home, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.99.22146 / 24 May 2004
Hauppauge Win TV allows users to watch and at the same time be able to record HDTV on their computers. Cable television can also be recorded. Hauppauge WinTV 88x Crossbar come with three turners, which includes NTSC, ATSC as well as FM radio. Using the NTSC turner users can be able to access 125 broadcasts as well as cable channels. Programs can be recorded to the hard disk in MPEG-2 format. Hauppauge WinTV 88x Crossbar comes with an S-Video input that makes it possible for users to convert VCR tapes into DVDs. The model has both FM radio and TV coaxial connectors. Hauppauge WinTV 88x Crossbar has a USB 2 port that allows data to be transferred at very high speeds. The process of installing the Hauppauge WinTV 88x Crossbar is easy since it has clearly marked connections for the cables.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
With Hauppauge WinTV 88x Crossbar, the quality of the images and video as well as audio is extremely excellent. There are no delays that are experienced especially when switching channels as with other WinTV models. For the WinTV 88x Crossbar to work efficiently, the computer processor should be able to display ATSC HDTV or have speeds of 2.2 GHz. To be able to operate it easily, the model comes with its own remote control. The remote control has in built IR sensors that allows users to change, pause, record and perform play back functions. Users are recommended to use the latest update of the Hauppauge WinTV 88x Crossbar driver. Using outdated versions can cause system failure or cause the media devices not to work properly. The model has an inbuilt MPEG encoder that increases its efficiency since it does not rely too much on the CPU. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Hauppauge WinTV 88x Crossbar errors before installing any driver updates.