Watch hi-definition ATSC digital TV and clear QAM digital TV on your PC! Analog cable TV, too!

  • Dual format TV tuner for your PC. Watch ATSC and clear QAM digital TV or analog cable TV, in a window or full screen.
  • Watch and record all digital TV formats, including the highest definition 1080i format
  • Includes TV scheduler, remote control and IR blaster to control satellite and cable TV set top boxes.
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WinTV-HVR-1600 model 01199 / 01181
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WinTV-HVR-1600 has these great features

  • Watch analog or digital TV on your PC screen, in a window or full screen.
  • Watch and record clear QAM digital cable TV. Clear QAM digital TV are unencrypted digital TV channels broadcast by your local cable operator on their cable TV networks.
  • Watch and record ATSC high definition digital TV on your PC. ATSC HD is the over-the-air high definition TV standard for North America.
  • Watch and record analog cable TV. The WinTV-HVR-1600 has a built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder, so your PC continues to run at full speed while recording analog cable TV.
  • Includes Hauppauge's WinTV v7 application. If you live in an area where you can receive both ATSC digital and analog TV over the air, you can switch between analog and digital channels automatically.
  • Includes an IR blaster to change the channel on your satellite or cable TV set top box.

Digital Clear QAM features

If you are using digital cable which broadcasts digital cable channels "in the clear" (clear QAM), you can receive these QAM channels with the WinTV v7 application.
Note: not all cable TV networks broadcast clear QAM channels. For clear QAM availability, please check with your local cable TV operator.
Note: To watch clear QAM channels, you should use either Windows 7 Media Center or the Hauppauge WinTV v6 or v7application.
Note: Certain older Media Center Models (namely the 74551 and 74031) of this product do not support Clear QAM.

Digital ATSC HD TV features

  • ATSC over-the-air digital TV tuner 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

  • 125 channel cable ready TV tuner built-in. With dbx-TV stereo decoder, for great TV sound.
  • Composite/S-Video and audio inputs, for cable or satellite set top boxes or VCRs.
  • 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.

WinTV-HVR-1600 brings over-the-air high definition ATSC digital TV, clear QAM digital cable TV and analog cable TV to your PC. Watch and record TV in a window or full screen using high quality MPEG-2.

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WinTV-HVR-1600 Media Center
model 1101 and 1183

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WinTV-HVR-1600
model 1178, 1181 and 1199

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Clear QAM TV channels are unencrypted digital TV channels broadcast by your local cable operator. Many cable operators in North America are transmitting the high definition ATSC channels on their cable networks. They also broadcast the basic cable channels in using clear QAM. You can use either Windows Media Center from Windows 7 or the WinTV v6 or v7 application to watch and record these channels.

ATSC digital TV is the over-the-air HD digital TV for North America. ATSC digital TV typically requires an antenna for reception, and is currently broadcast in 200 cities, with over 1500 TV stations. ATSC broadcasts range in resolution from standard definition up to the high definition 1080i format. The WinTV-HVR can be used to watch and record all ATSC formats.
Note: ATSC digital TV is NOT digital cable TV or digital satellite TV. The WinTV-HVR-1600 cannot receive digital satellite TV.

ATSC digital TV brings you sharper pictures and enriches your PC’s multimedia experience with near CD quality sound. WinTV-HVR’s ATSC digital TV tuner adds great features to your TV viewing: high definition TV reception, automatic identification of channel names plus records high-definition digital TV programs to your PC’s hard disk in an MPEG-2 format without any loss in quality.

Create your own personal Digital Video Recorder! Record cable TV or ATSC digital TV shows to disk with MPEG-2. Use the WinTV-Scheduler to schedule the recordings of your favorite analog or ATSC digital TV programs. Play the recordings back to your PC screen at any time.

Control your cable TV or satellite set top box with WinTV-HVR-1600’s IR Blaster. Both the WinTV2000 and WinTV-Scheduler can automatically control the channel on your set top box, so you no longer need to manually change set top box channels.

Are you using Windows XP Media Center Edition or Vista? If so, you can add WinTV-HVR-1600 as either the primary or as the second TV tuner. The Microsoft Media Center application* supports up to two TV tuners, so you can watch one TV channel while recording another! And WinTV-HVR-1600 has Windows Vista Premium certification.

Technically speaking: WinTV-HVR-1600 contains two tuners: a ATSC digital TV tuner for over the air digital TV reception plus a 125-channel cable ready TV tuner. For ATSC digital TV, all 18 ATSC formats including 1080i can be watched or recorded to disk as a Program Stream. A highly integrated MPEG-1/2 hardware encoder is on-board for recording analog cable TV to disk. The playback of the recorded ATSC digital or MPEG-1/-2 encoded analog program is done through a software MPEG-2 player.

Notes:

  • For Analog TV reception, you need an analog cable TV connection. If you have a digital cable set top box or a satellite box, the WinTV-HVR-1600 can connect via either Composite or S-Video inputs. Channel changing will be done using the IR blaster.
  • For ATSC over-the-air digital TV reception, a high gain antenna is recommended. To check the ATSC TV broadcasts in your area, go to TitanTV.com and enter your postal code.
    Note: depending on the strength of your antenna, you might not be able to receive all broadcasts list at TitanTV.
  • To use the WinTV-HVR-1600 for TV with the Windows Media Center application, a Media Center certified DVD or MPEG-2 software decoder should be standard in your Media Center PC. If you are building a Media Center PC, check Microsoft's web site for a list of Media Center certified DVD decoders. The Windows Media Center application is included with Windows XP Media Center, Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Home Premium editions only. Note: the enclosed remote control is not MCE certified and does not replace Media Center remote control.
  • ATSC TV recordings are not 100% compatible with DVD, and therefore you cannot burn them directly to a DVD.
  • For use with Vista, the WinTV-HVR-1600 is certified for use with Microsoft's Media Center application. Not all included applications on the enclosed installation CD are currently certified for use with Vista.
  • Some original models (specifically models 74551 & 74031) do not support clear QAM.

Model numbers

model 01199: WinTV-HVR-1600 with NSTC/ATSC/QAM support, WinTV v7 application, Hauppauge remote control, on-board IR receiver and blaster, with English manual
model 01181: WinTV-HVR-1600 with NSTC/ATSC/QAM support, WinTV v7 application, Hauppauge remote control, on-board IR receiver and blaster, with French/English manual
model 01387: WinTV-HVR-1600 board only (new model) with NSTC/ATSC/QAM support, without remote control
model 01388: WinTV-HVR-1600 MC-Kit (new model) with with NSTC/ATSC/QAM support, Media Center certified remote control receiver/blaster

Included with the WinTV-HVR-1600 model 01181 and 01199

  • WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI bus card with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, ATSC tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo decoder, S-Video/composite and audio inputs.
  • IR remote control receiver.
  • IR Blaster (infra-red remote control transmitter), to control satellite and cable TV set top boxes.
  • Supports Windows Media Center in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 CD-ROM includes:
    • WinTV v7 application for TV in a window plus TV recording, pause and playback.. Includes Parental Control and close captions.
    • Built-in TV scheduler, for scheduling your TV recording and with link to TitanTV.com**.

Included in the WinTV-HVR-1600 MC board only model 01387

  • WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI bus card new model with silicon tuner, 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, ATSC tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo decoder, S-Video/composite and audio inputs.
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 CD-ROM includes:
    • WinTV-HVR-1600 driver for Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit*

Included in the WinTV-HVR-1600 MC-Kit model 01388

  • WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI bus card new model with silicon tuner, 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, ATSC tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo decoder, S-Video/composite and audio inputs.
  • Windows Media Center certified remote control, receiver and blaster
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 CD-ROM includes:
    • WinTV-HVR-1600 driver for Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit*

Included in the WinTV-HVR-1600 MC board only model 01101
(discontinued and replaced with model 01387)

  • WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI bus card with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, ATSC tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo decoder, S-Video/composite and audio inputs. .
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 CD-ROM includes:
    • WinTV-HVR-1600 driver for Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit*

Included in the WinTV-HVR-1600 MC-Kit model 01183
(discontinued and replaced with model 01388)

  • WinTV-HVR-1600 PCI bus card with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, ATSC tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo decoder, S-Video/composite and audio inputs.
  • Windows Media Center certified remote control, receiver and blaster
  • WinTV-HVR-1600 CD-ROM includes:
    • WinTV-HVR-1600 driver for Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit*

Notes:
* The Media Center products from Hauppauge do not include an MPEG video decoder. If you have a Windows Media Center PC, it has come with a Microsoft certified Media Center MPEG decoder pre-installed. If you are building a Windows Media Center PC, please check with Microsoft for a list of certified MPEG decoders. YOU WILL NEED A MICROSOFT CERTIFIED MEDIA CENTER DECODER TO WATCH TV!

** TitanTV.com can be used in the United States only.

System Requirements

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  • Processor requirements (minimum):
    • 1.0 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for cable TV)
    • 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for ATSC digital TV)
  • Microsoft Windows® 8, 7 or Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit), or Windows XP with Service Pack 2. WinTV-HVR-1600 is Windows 7 AQ certified and Vista Premium certified*.
  • Available PCI slot.
  • Graphics with 64 MB memory (or greater).
  • Sound card.
  • DVD or CD writer for burning Video CD's, S-VCD's or DVD's (optional)