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Hauppauge Win TV HVR USB Stick

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The WinTV-HVR-950 is a USB TV Stick with a Hybrid TV tuner receiver for both NTSC analog or over-the-air ATSC hi-definition digital TV. Watch, pause and record television on desktop or laptop computers. Its Pocket Size form factor makes it the perfect traveling companion for use with laptop computers. Ships with standing portable telescoping antenna.

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Please Note: The WinTV-HVR-950 will work under Media Center, but is not Media Center compliant. This is due to the fact that Media Center does not currently support a hybrid TV tuner configuration. The difference between 'hybrid' and 'dual tuner' (which Media Center does support) is that hybrid has one tuner which is shared between analog and digital TV, while dual tuner has two tuners, once for analog and one for digital. As the WinTV-HVR-950 features a single tuner, and Windows MCE in this situation requires instruction as to which type of signal to tune, this can cause incompatibilities. If you require the ability to shift quickly between analog and digital signals, please check out the WinTV-HVR-1600 which features a dual-tuner design.

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  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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ATSC Tuner Yes
NTSC Tuner Yes
Audio Input Yes
Component Input No
Composite Input Yes
HDMI Input No
S-Video Input Yes
FM Radio Stereo No
TV Audio (Mono/Stereo) Stereo
dbx Stereo Yes
Capture Details
MPEG-2 Decoder (Hardware) No
MPEG-2 Encoder (Hardware) No
PVR Software Yes
Raw AVI Capture No
Video CD Encoder (Hardware) No
Remote No
Other Accessories A/V Input Cable/Antenna
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

19 Customer Reviews for Hauppauge Win TV HVR USB Stick

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  • from London, ON
  • Sep 28, 2012

Remote does not work

have my second unit, because 1st one remote control did not work - neither does this one. Get 6 channels on air only antenna. Crashes when changing channels. Worst product I have ever bought. DO NOT BUY!

  • from Chtown
  • Feb 15, 2012


This device will get u by, and works fine i suppose, but i dont find the quality that clear , and i cant figure a way to tweak it (like my previous 7 year old tuner that worked perfectly well u could easily tune the frequency of each channel and save it , but new pc has none of the old agp slots so bye old one) though it maybe sort of unclear because I have a 24 inch monitor but even with the program window small its still not as clear as id like. It isnt choppy, but one thing that annoys me terribly is the amount of lag when changing channels, it says "buffering" and takes about 2-3 seconds for the channel to change( i have 12 gb of ram on pc) this shouldnt be an issue, on my old pc it changed channels effortlessly(with 3 gb ram on a 6 year old pc and card). I feel like it should be working better than it is. Also for some reason, the program has renumbered some of my channels, the actual channel number is different on the pc than it is on regular TV, which is kind of annoying. another irritation is the window of the program the tuner runs on cant be sized to exact liking. Im no computer wiz , i think i may end up returning this because this cost more than the one i bought all those years ago but doesnt work nearly as well( you would think the price would decline on these things, instead of quality decreasing and price increasing ). This product is definitely not worth $89 , worth maybe $30. Also it hogs a usb port, ppl say its simple just plug it in, like i said im no genius but its not exactly hard to open up the pc and put in a pci tuner card which I think i will be trying. All in all it works great if you are willing to settle, but having a card in my pc for so long, I have just grown accustomed to the little things , and isn't that what life is all about ? I would never recommend this product to anyone . Rating 2/5 Hope this helps someone and good luck.

  • from Windsor ON
  • Aug 09, 2011


Read all the reiews on over a dozen different types. Picked this one up, plugged it in and Windows 7 64 Bit Media Centre set it up in minutes. I didn't need to install anything. I use it with basic cable and, at least on my system, the picture is great and runs without a hitch. I have not found any of the issues usually mentioned about USB tuners. Doesn't run hot, no flicker, no problems at all. I have two video cards running Crossfire and a healthy amount of ram and CPU horsepower which may have a positive impact on performance. The box contains all of the parts you need to use the product and it has a lot of flexability to work with any input. I strongly recomend this for people that have maxed out the slots inside their system. Buy it

  • from 0066
  • May 21, 2011

Plug & play on Windows 7

I got this up and running with Windows Media Center in minutes. You don't need to use the included disc. Plug in the device into an USB 2 port and configure TV in WMC. It can't get any simpler.

  • from Edmonton
  • Apr 30, 2011


It worked for awhile, but even after upgrading to the Hauppauge version 7 software, it now craashes at least once an hour. Rebooting the computer used to help. but no longer. I haven't found a TV tuner for a laptop that works for more than a few months. It isn't worth the frustration of trying to start the software three or four times, or losing it completely in the middle of a program.

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