WinTV Extend for the iPad - using and installing
WinTV Extend for the iPad - watch live TV on your iPad, in the home or around the world!
Watch live TV on your iPad, at home or anywhere in the world over Wi-Fi!
WinTV Extend for the iPad is a TV application for the iPad which allows you to watch live TV from a Hauppauge TV tuner or to play back TV videos which were recorded with a Hauppauge TV tuner.
To use WinTV Extend for the iPad, you need:
- WinTV Extend for the iPad application (you can download this free app from the Apple app store)
- a PC which has a Hauppauge TV tuner installed (see below for a list of supported Hauppauge TV tuners)
- WinTV v7.2 application with the WinTV Extend Server - installed on a PC
WinTV Extend for the iPad will allow you to watch all of the TV channels you can receive on your Hauppauge TV tuner. If you have recorded any TV programs with the Hauppauge TV tuner, you can also watch these TV programs on your iPad.
Latest version of the Hauppauge WinTV Extend app for the iPad/iPhone
WinTV Extend app version 1.0.30037:
- improved iPad user interface, including landscape mode
- auto detection of WinTV Extend servers on the local network
- server selection screen for remembering and choosing between multiple servers.
- improved compatibility with iOS5.
WinTV v7.2 application with WinTV Extend Server
WinTV Extend Server is an Internet video server built into the WinTV v7.2 application.
WinTV v7.2 with the WinTV Extend Server is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from:
To run WinTV Extend Server, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner in your PC, and your PC needs to be connected to either a home WiFi network or the Internet. WinTV Extend runs on Windows based PCs (it currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac).
On your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, all you need is the the WinTV Extend for iPad application.
You can also watch live TV on your Mac or PC
If you are using a Mac or a PC, you can also watch live TV from the WinTV Extend Server. All you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player.
If you click on the Gallery tab, you will find some screen shots of an iPad receiving video from WinTV Extend.
WinTV Extend currently runs with the following Hauppauge TV tuners:
All WinTV-HVR TV tuners for North America and Europe, plus the WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.
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WinTV Extend frequently asked questions
WinTV Extend, when used to send video over a cell phone network, consumes approximately 490 Mbytes per month for 10 hours of remote TV watching. When WinTV Extend is used through a Wi-Fi network, either at home or when you travel (for example, if you're in a hotel with Wi-Fi service), there is no cell phone usage.
My PC is running very slow when I'm using analog cable TV with the WinTV Extend Server. What can I do to improve my system performance?
If you are using analog cable TV, you will get better performance if you use a Hauppauge TV tuner with hardware encode. Hauppauge TV tuners with hardware encoders include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250. Your system performance can improve by about 30% by using a hardware encoder.
Yes. WinTV Extend for the iPad can send a message to the Hauppauge TV tuner to use the IR blaster to change the channels on your cable TV or satellite set top box. Hauppauge TV tuners with a built-in IR blaster include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250.
We are working on an update to WinTV v7.2 which will include TV tuner support for the HD PVR. If you have purchased a copy of WinTV v7.2, when this software is ready, we will post a free update to this version on the WinTV v7 support page.
WinTV v7.2 with Extend
WinTV v7.2 is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping).
You can order it from: http://store.hauppauge.com/SoftwareProducts.asp#cd_wintv7
WinTV v7.2 with Extend - software update
File name: wintv7_cd_2.8a.exe
File size: 143 Mb
This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v7 application and utilities.
A valid WinTV application CD-ROM will be needed to install this WinTV v7 version. Any WinTV v6 or WinTV 7 application CD can be used during the install. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v7, you can purchase a new CD on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95
If you have a WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, then the latest version of WinTV Extend will also be installed.
To install the WinTV v7 application update
- Download the WinTV v7 installation package to your PC. After downloading this file, the file is normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
- Run Setup.exe from the Download directory on your PC
- Click Step 1. Install Drivers. This will install the WinTV Windows driver. At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated sucessfully.
- Click Step 2. Install WinTV. This will install the WinTV v7 application, 'middleware', TV services and other necessary files.
This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.
Supported WinTV products:
This version of WinTV v7 is for digital TV, both QAM and ATSC, plus analog cable TV. It can be used with the following WinTV products:
- HD PVR (all models)
- HD PVR 2 (all models)
- WinTV-DCR-2650 digital CableCARD receiver
In addition, WinTV v7 can be used with the European equivalents of the above models (for example, the WinTV-HVR-2200)
Release notes for WinTV v7:
- Moved application to use .NET 4.0 rather than .NET 2.0. This allows seamless installation on Windows 8, without the need to install .NET 3.5 from Windows Update.
- Fix issue with database connection (ODBC) being corrupted, causing TVServer not to start on Windows 8. (or other OS's)
- Fixed some issues with certain audio inputs on Colossus.
- Fixed problem with secondary audio program becoming default instead of primary on digital channels.
WinTV Extend Server Quick Install Guide
WinTV Extend Quick Install Guide
Updated:May 15, 2010
WinTV v7.2 Installation guide for your WinTV equipped PC
Step 1 - Download the WinTV v7 installer including utilities
Please click on the download link from your products support page, you will be given an option to run or save the file, click run to start the installation procedure:
Step 2 - Unpack the WinTV v7 installer on your PC
Once the file has finished downloading, the self extracting wizard will begin:
Click next then select a path where you wish to extract the files (we recommend leaving this at its default setting), the Hauppauge software and drivers will be extracted automatically to your computer.
If you have a previous version of the software installed you will be prompted to uninstall it, click OK to automatically do this.
The 'HCWClear.exe' application will start up and begin uninstalling the previous software, any error messages or notes will be shown in the black box.
Once complete you may need to restart your computer, press 'OK' to automatically restart your computer.
Step 3 - Installation of the drivers
After Windows reboots, you will see the Windows Found New Hardware Wizard. Cancel this Wizard by selecting 'Ask me again later' in Vista or select Cancel in WindowsXP.
Once you are at your Windows desktop, double click on the Install WinTV 7 link to the install application:
This will open up the Hauppauge install application, click
This will then open up our driver installation program and automatically start installing the drivers for your product:
Once complete, click on the bar to continue.
Step 4 - Installation of the WinTV v7 application and utilities
In the Hauppauge installer you will now need to click
Select the language you wish to install from the list.
Note: If you wish to customize the install list click on 'Custom Installation'.
The applications relevant to your product will now be shown and will begin to install:
Note: Installing may take some time as it is updating other system components, please be patient.
Once complete click 'OK' then click 'EXIT'.
Step 5 - Run WinTV v7
Click on the WinTV v7 icon on your Windows desktop to start the application.
The first time you run WinTV v7, you will see the Device Setup Wizard to scan for TV channels. Follow the steps.
Beta versions of WinTV v7
None at this time.
WinTV Extend Server user guides
Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe
HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the Wintv program.