Support: ImpactVCB-PCIe

Latest applications and driver updates

Windows driver for the Impact-VCBe and other Hauppauge WinTV-HVR boards

Name: driver85_1_58_34237.exe
Size: 12.8 MB
Updated: 08/24/2016

To install the latest Windows driver only:

Leave your WinTV-HVR plugged into your PC. Follow the following steps:

  • Download the Windows driver above.
  • Double click the downloaded driver. This will install the WinTV-HVR Windows driver.
  • At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.
  • At this point, the Windows driver will be installed.

WinTV version 8 application and driver

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV v8 or WinTV v7 application CD-ROM or a WinTV v8 installation code will be needed to install this WinTV v8 version. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v8, you can purchase a new WinTV v8 CD on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95. This can then be used to activate WinTV v8.

If you have a WinTV v8 or WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, the latest version of WinTV v8 with Extend will also be installed.

WinTV v8 application and TV tuner driver download package

WinTV v8 installer
For Windows 10, 8, and 7

File name: wintv8setup_35097.exe | File size: 123 MB | Date: April 4, 2017
Release notes

Backup download site

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v7 application and utilities.

To install the WinTV v8 application

  • Download the WinTV v8 installer to your PC. After downloading this file, it's normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Insert your original valid WinTV v8 or WinTV v7 CD in your CD-ROM drive or have available your WinTV serial key
  • Run wintv8setup from the Download directory on your PC
  • At Activation required, click Check WinTV v7 CD if you have a WinTV v8 or v7 CD or Enter Serial Number if you have a WinTV serial key

This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.

To install WinTV v8 on a PC or laptop without a CD-ROM drive

If your PC or laptop does not have a CD-ROM drive, do the following:

  • At the conclusion of the installation a dialog box will pop up saying "Activation required"
  • Click Enter Product Code
  • You will find the Product code on your WinTV v7 Installation CD
  • Enter the Product code including dashes and dots

To find your Product Code

Look at the following guide for finding your product code

Release notes

  • Minimum window size is now smaller.
  • ATSC recordings in North America now show Now/Next program information.
  • Now showing the recording details and allowing editing of start/finish time, when scheduling from the TV Guide.
  • Added a text search field on the Favorites screen.
  • Now works with the PCTV 292e for DVB-T2/T/C television
  • Now for the WinTV-dualHD and WinTV-soloHD
  • Fixed bug with "open scheduler only" window not scheduling correctly.

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Impact-VBC-PCIe Quick install guide

Impact-VCB-PCIe QI

What Operating Systems are supported by the Impact-VCB-PCIe?

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8.1, 8 and Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Windows XP, XP Pro or Windows XP Media Center Edition, with Service Pack 2 (or greater)
  • Windows Vista (all versions), 32-bit and 64-bit

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
  • 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
  • Available PCI Express X1 or X16 slot
  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card

Can I get HD with the Impact-VCB-PCIe through my Cable or Satellite box?

No. The inputs to the Impact-VCB-PCIe are composite or S-Video both of which are analog connections which are stanadard definition.

What type of recordings can I make with the Impact-VCB-PCIe?

Using the WinTV 7 application recordings will be in a transport stream format(TS)

Note: TS files can be converted to MPEG files using options in the WinTV 7 configuration menu.

Recording profiles

The WinTV application has to convert analog signals to digital in order to record. There are four recording profiles. The following list shows recording file sizes for burning to 4.3Gb DVD:

Best - Approx 1 Hour+
Better - Approx 1 1/2 Hours
Good - Approx 2 Hours
Fair - Approx 3 Hours

Prodinfo: get information on your Hauppauge TV tuner

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: remove the Hauppauge driver and applications from your PC

HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the WinTV program.