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Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 PCI TV Tuner Hardware MPEG NTSC ATSC QAM Retail Box w/ Remote & IR Receiver

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   Shipping Weight:   1.2 lbs
   Part #: 1181

Features    [ Edit | History ]

Watch hi-definition ATSC digital TV on your PC!

  • Dual format TV receiver for your PC. Watch ATSC digital TV or analog cable TV, in a window or full screen
  • The new Hauppauge remote control and IR blaster to control satellite and cable TV set top boxes
  • Watch and record all ATSC formats, including the highest definition 1080i format
Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 Hybrid Video Recorder
  • IR Remote Control Receiver
  • IR Blaster (infra-red remote control transmitter), to control satellite and cable TV set top boxes
  • French / English Manual
Host Interface PCI
Platform Supported PC
Functions TV Tuning Video Recording
Video Formats S-Video MPEG-1 MPEG-2
Video System ATSC

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Hauppauge
     Manufacturer: Hauppauge Computer Works
     Manufacturer Part Number: 1181
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: WinTV
     Product Model: HVR-1600
     Product Name: WinTV-HVR-1600 Hybrid Video Recorder
     Product Series: HVR
     Product Type: TV Tuner
     Host Interface: PCI
     Additional Information:
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 has two tuners: one for analog cable TV and one for ATSC digital TV
  • Watch and record ATSC high definition digital TV or analog cable TV on your PC, in a window or full screen! ATSC HD is the over-the-air high definition TV standard for North America

Digital ATSC HD TV features:

  • ATSC over-the-air digital TV receiver built-in. Supports all ATSC formats, up to the high definition 1080i format
  • Record ATSC digital TV to your PC's hard disk using high quality MPEG-2. TV recordings will typically consume 5 Gb of disk space per hour for ATSC high definition

Analog TV features:

  • Composite/S-Video and audio inputs, for cable or satellite set top boxes or VCRs
  • 125 channel cable ready TV receiver built-in. With dbx-TV stereo decoder, for great TV sound
  • Record TV shows to your PC's hard disk using the built-in high quality hardware MPEG-2 encoder. While recording, the hardware encoder does all the work so your PC continues to run at full speed! 1-2 Gigabytes of disk is used per hour of recorded video

     Package Contents:
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 Hybrid Video Recorder
  • IR Remote Control Receiver
  • IR Blaster (infra-red remote control transmitter), to control satellite and cable TV set top boxes
  • French / English Manual

     System Requirements:
  • Processor requirements: 2.2 GHz P4 or equivalent (minimum) required for displaying ATSC high definition TV
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home, Pro or Media Center Edition. Also Windows Vista Premium certified
  • Available PCI slot
  • Graphics with 64 MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card

     Software Included:
  • Ulead DVD MovieFactory
  • WinTV2000 Application
  • WinTV MPEG Editor
  • WinTV-Scheduler

Technical Information  
     Functions: TV Tuning
Video Recording
     Platform Supported: PC
     Video Formats: S-Video
     Video System: ATSC

HAUPPAUGE 1181 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 60 Days
 Verified Owner
Works good
The installation process went very smoothly and the card works as stated. I have not tried the record functions but i assume that they would work just fine.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Easy installation
none so far
Install was easy and the card works well after installing updated drivers. This replaces my ATI Tv Wonder, which I used faithfully for 4 years. So far this is a good replacement. Great price and I recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive tv tuner card for an older system.

Experience: 4 Days
 Verified Owner
Easy installation and set up.
Economical (especially when on sale)
ATSC tuner
WinTV software could stand improvement
I replaced my old Leadtek Winfast 2000 deluxe to hopefully improve on the picture quality of my Expressvu TV. It did just that, improving the picture quality by a large margin, so I'm very satisfied.
I'm using the WinTV software that came with the card, but it's not near as good/convenient to use as the WinFast that I've been using for years. Picture is very good, but it's not very customizable and you end up with a large menu/control panel on the left side. I prefer to see just the screen size with the control panel as a popup. I tried DScaler but couldn't seem to get the sound in sync.
I haven't tried the ATSC tuner as yet because I don't have an antenna, so can't comment on it.
For my use, which is mainly just watching TV in the corner of my computer screen, this is an excellent choice.

Experience: 2 Months
works with XP-MCE, bundled software, & third party software
decent HD picture for viewing on LCD monitor
clumsy remote design
this is my third Hauppauge, went from a WinGO-TV to a PVR-150 and now this. Wanted the OTA HD.
I knew the analog tv and compatiblity with MCE would work.
Wanted to try the OTA HD function. Finally got hold of a good indoor antenna that could pick-up & lock-on to a good signal. It's night & day difference watching hockey on CBC-HD and reg CBC.
You need to have MCE to be able to turn off the PC with the remote.

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Experience: 5 Weeks
 Verified Owner
works with bundled software
does not work in Vista x64 MCE
performance is uninspiring
I had a 10-year-old AIMSlabs Video Highway Extreme 98 that I've been using for a long time with MacGyver'd drivers and software. My latest build is a dual-boot system with XP Pro x86 and Vista Ultimate x64, and I knew Vista x64 would not like my jury rigged TV tuner card. So after 10 loyal years of servitude, I decided to replace my trusty VHX98. Besides, I figured the PC TV tuning technology must have improved quite a bit in that time.

If this card is any indication, TV tuners have not improved over the past 10 years. The picture produced by the card is no better (and no worse, mind you) than my 10-year-old card with non-specific drivers.

If that weren't disappointing enough, the card simply does not perform in my Vista Ultimate x64's Media Centre. It does produce video, but at 2 or 3 frames per second, max. It's like watching a slide show of what's on TV. I have downloaded the latest drivers from the manufacturer website, but still can't figure out what's wrong.

It does work fine with its own bundled WinTV software, though. And WinTV isn't a terrible program, although it is certainly not my first choice.

I will continue to use this card, as in the end, it does what I need it to do. But based on my experience, I'm afraid I cannot recommend it.

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Good picture. Excellent bundled software.
No RCA audio input (it's a 1/8th). 2 second delay to live.
Got this unit and tested it with mixed results. The PVR function worked fine but the 2 second delay drove me nuts (there is another TV in the room). The picture quality was good (didn't test the HD or digital input). The dual tuners is a bonus but I don't have digital to test.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Easy Install
Lack of features on Remote
The installation process went very smoothly and the card works as stated. I have not tried the record functions but i assume that they would work just fine.

Maybe i bought the wrong TV tuner card or i need a different remote/software but I cannot seem figure out how to turn off the computer with the remote.
I have my computer in the bedroom and bought this to watch regular TV while falling asleep in bed. However when i am done watching TV I need to get out of bed and turn off the computer. What a pain. The remote can shut the WinTV application down but not the entire computer.

Other than that it is a good product and worth the $75.

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