Category: Sound & Multimedia
Manufacturer: Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.2Mb
Operating System: Windows 98SE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.5_20180 / 10 Jul 2002
The Hauppauge WinTV PVR ‚Äì USB provides the computer user with the functionality of enjoying live TV broadcasts directly from the computer screen. This device plugs into the standard USB port of any computer system running under the Microsoft Windows Operating System platform. It is capable of receiving 125 cable channels via its TV receiver. The user has the option of watching the broadcast either in full screen or window mode. An additional benefit of this device is that the installation is done by simply plugging it into the USB port and extracting its associated device driver. This means that any average computer user can utilize the device straight out of the box without requiring technical assistance. It also features an FM receiver which allows the user to switch between watching live broadcasts and listening to his favorite FM radio station.
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
By installing the device driver, the computer user gains access to additional features like WinTV-Scheduler and the capability to pause the broadcast at any time. The software driver of the Hauppauge WinTV PVR ‚Äì USB makes use of the MPEG compression algorithm when recording the TV broadcast. This allows the creation of MPEG format movies based on the recorded TV shows. By using this video format, the device driver provides the user with the ability to use various video editing programs. The driver is also bundled with its own video cutting program to implement simple editing methods. Since the recorded TV broadcasts are already in digital format, the user has the convenience of burning it onto any optical media via any authoring software. Additionally, using typical configuration, the device can utilize 2Gb of storage space for an hour of recorded broadcast. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Hauppauge WinTV PVR - USB errors before installing any driver updates.