Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 850 USB TV Tuner is the software program I use to install tv antennas in my town. Watch and record cable TV or over-the-air ATSC high definition digital TV. programs, in a window or full screen on your PC or laptop monitor.
Schedule your TV recordings, using the high quality MPEG-2 video recording format.
Pocket size, easy to install on USB 2.0, The perfect traveling companion for desktop or laptops. Watch high definition ATSC digital TV or analog cable TV on your PC or laptop screen! ATSC HD is the over-the-air high definition TV standard for North America.
No need to open your PC: just plug into your USB 2.0 port.
Media Center compatible. Watch and recording TV with Microsoft’s Windows Media Center*.
Includes Hauppauge’s WinTV application to watch and record TV in a window or full screen. With WinTV-Scheduler, so you can record your favorite TV programs daily, weekly or once only.
Digital ATSC over-the-air TV tuner built-in. A portable digital TV antenna is included, and can be used to receive digital TV up to 10 miles from a ATSC transmitter.
Record ATSC digital TV programs to your PC’s hard disk using high quality MPEG-2. TV recordings will typically consume 5 Gigabytes of disk space per hour for ATSC high definition.
Record analog TV shows to your PC’s hard disk using our SoftPVR™ MPEG-2 encoder. Analog TV recordings will typically consume 1.5 Gigabytes of disk space per hour.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. ATSC digital TV recordings will typically consume from 1 to 5 Gb of disk space per hour, depending upon the TV broadcasters ATSC format.Analog cable TV tuner built-in. Will also work with TV antenna.
Record analog TV shows to your PC’s hard disk using our SoftPVR™ MPEG-2 encoder. Analog TV recordings will typically consume 1.5 Gb of disk space per hour. The WinTV Signal Strength Monitor displays the relative strength of the digital signal on the channel you are tuned to. It will show the Signal to Noise ratio, the number of Received Errors and the number of Uncorrectable errors.
The Digital Signal Monitor will not work with analog TV channels. It will work with ATSC and QAM digital TV channels on most Hauppauge digital TV tuner boards.
The Signal Monitor is a handy tool which can be used to either adjust your digital TV antenna, or when used with digital cable TV, to know if your digital signal is too weak to receive a signal without distortion.Look at the Received Errors indicator, and position your antenna to minimize the number of errors. Once you have positioned your antenna, take a look at Uncorrectable Errors. If it is 0, you will get a digital TV picture without any distortion. If you have Uncorrectable Errors after positioning the antenna, the digital TV signal is too weak to receive a Digital TV program without distortion. In this case, you might want to consider an antenna “booster” or a better TV antenna.If you are watching a digital TV channel which is on cable TV (often called ‘clear QAM’), you can use the WinTV Signal Strength Monitor to see the reception quality of that channel. If the number of Uncorrectable Errors is 0, then you should see a undistorted TV picture. If there are Uncorrectable Errors, your TV picture will have some amount of distortion. In this case, you might want to check your cable system in your home and either remove splitters (each splitter you have on a home cable network lowers the signal strength) or use a “cable TV signal booster”hauppauge wintv hvr signal meter.