Manufacturer: Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.0 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 24 Nov 2009
The USB PVR-TV Device is basically a TV tuner component with built-in Personal Video Recording functionality that is hosted on the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system. Unlike simple TV tuner devices, the device driver for these types of hardware components support a specialized hardware accelerator chipset which is responsible for activating its video recording feature. The device driver also allows the computer user to pause live TV broadcast or recorded shows which have been stored into the hard drive of the host machine. Depending on the needs of the computer user the stored broadcasts can also be transferred to an optical media for playback on standalone multimedia devices. The burning process though is not supported by the device driver and may require a separate software application. The device driver in this context allows the supported hardware component to communicate with the storage system of the host machine to allow the saving of the captured broadcast.
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
The device driver of the USB PVR-TV Device is normally packaged with the TV capture software application as well as a separate program which allows for scheduled recordings. This functionality provides the computer user with the flexibility of recording TV broadcasts even when he is not at home as long as the computer system is at ready state. This is made possible by the device driver which communicates with the underlying operating system to make sure that the record feature is invoked based on the clock of the host machine. The functionality of this hardware component allows it to receive signals from local, cable, or even satellite broadcast streams. The device driver also supports a built-in FM tuner system that allows the computer user to pick up radio stations. Essentially the installation of the USB PVR-TV Device and the extraction of the correct device driver will transform the host computer system into a complete entertainment package. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and USB PVR-TV Device errors before installing any driver updates.