WinTV PCI boards
WinTV USB products
Video Editing
MAC Products
Product List
Compare Products
  Home >> Products >> HVR >> WinTV-HVR-1800
Dual tuner PCI Express NTSC/ATSC/QAM TV receiver board for Windows Vista.
Watch and record analog cable TV plus hi-definition ATSC or clear QAM digital TV on your PC!

Dual tuner TV receiver for your PC: one analog TV tuner and one digital TV tuner

Single slot PCI Express (PCIe) X1 board, full height
Built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder for recording analog cable TV, for the best system performance

Watch and record all ATSC formats, including the highest definition 1080i format

Supports clear QAM channels with the new WinTV v6 application

WinTV-HVR-1800 has these great features

Watch and record ATSC high definition digital TV or analog cable TV on your PC, in a window or full screen! ATSC HD is the over-the-air high definition TV standard for North America.

Watch and record 'clear QAM' digital TV channels. Clear QAM are digital ATSC channels which are re-broadcast on digital cable TV

Two tuners on board: a 125 channel cable ready TV tuner and an ATSC digital TV tuner. Connect both cable TV and ATSC digital TV to the WinTV-HVR-1800 at the same time.

Includes Hauppauge's WinTV2000 application. Our WinTV2000 application allows you to toggle between cable TV, QAM and ATSC digital TV channels.

Digital ATSC HD TV features

ATSC over-the-air digital TV receiver built-in. Supports all ATSC formats, up to the high definition 1080i format!

Supports Dolby Digital AC3 audio

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.

Digital QAM TV receiver features
If you are using digital cable which broadcast the local ATSC channels on their cable TV network, you can receive these QAM channels with the new WinTV v6 application.
Note: not all cable TV networks send clear QAM channels
Analog TV features
Built-in high quality hardware MPEG-2 encoder, so your PC continues to run at full speed while watching, pausing and recording analog cable TV
125 channel cable ready TV receiver 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.

WinTV-HVR-1800 brings over-the-air high definition ATSC digital TV and analog cable TV to your PC. Watch and record TV in a window or full screen using high quality MPEG-2.

ATSC digital TV is the over-the-air 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.Note: ATSC digital TV is NOT digital cable TV or digital satellite TV. The WinTV-HVR-1800 cannot receive digital satellite TV directly. To receive digital satellite, you will need a satellite receiver set top box.

ATSC digital TV brings you sharper pictures and enriches your PC’s multimedia experience with Dolby Digital AC3 sound. WinTV-HVR-1800’s ATSC digital TV receiver 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 with no loss in quality.

Two tuners to simplify connections The WinTV-HVR-1800 has two tuners: one for analog cable TV and one for ATSC/QAM digital TV. You can connect both cable TV and an ATSC digital TV antenna at the same time. And our new WinTV v6 application allows you to toggle between cable TV and ATSC or QAM digital TV channels.

Create your own personal Digital Video Recorder! Record cable TV shows to your PC's hard disk with our built-in high quality MPEG-2 hardware encoder. You can also record high definition digital ATSC and QAM to disk in the original digital quality. 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.

Are you using Windows Vista Media Center ? If so, you can add WinTV-HVR-1800 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-1800 has Windows Vista Premium certification.

Technically speaking
WinTV-HVR-1800 is a PCI Express X1 board. It contains two tuners: a digital TV tuner to receive ATSC and QAM channels plus a 125-channel cable ready TV tuner. For ATSC and QAM digital TV, all 18 ATSC formats including 1080i can be watched or recorded to disk as a MPEG-2 Program Stream. A highly integrated MPEG-1/2 hardware encoder based on the Conexant -418 is on-board for recording analog cable TV to disk. The playback of the recorded ATSC and QAM digital TV and MPEG-2 encoded analog programs are done through a software MPEG-2 player.

System requirements

Processor requirements:

2.2 GHz P4 or equivalent (minimum) required for displaying ATSC high definition TV. on your PC screen

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Pro or Media Center Edition. Also Windows Vista Premium certified*
Available PCIe X1 or X8 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)

WinTV-HVR-1800 board has the following features

WinTV-HVR-1800 PCI bus card with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, ATSC/QAM receiver, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo decoder, S-Video/composite and stereo audio inputs.

Model numbers

model 01129: WinTV-HVR-1800 MC board only, with NSTC/ATSC/QAM support, FM radio. No remote control. English only.
model 01176: WinTV-HVR-1800 MC board only, with NSTC/ATSC/QAM support, FM radio. No remote control.
French/English for Canada.

model 01128: WinTV-HVR-1800 MC-Kit, with WinTV-HVR-1800 model 1129 board, NSTC/ATSC/QAM support,
FM radio and MCE remote. English manual only.

model 01121: WinTV-HVR-1800 MC-Kit, with WinTV-HVR-1800 model 1129 board, NSTC/ATSC/QAM support,
FM radio and Media Center remote kit. English/French manual for Canada.

Buy the WinTV-HVR-1800 MC-Kit, model 01128:
Buy the WinTV-HVR-1800 board, model 01129:

* 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-1800 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 and enter your postal code.
Note: depending on the strength of your antenna, you might not be able to receive all broadcasts listed at TitanTV.

For QAM reception, you need digital cable TV which transmits 'clear QAM' ATSC channels. You need to use the Hauppauge WinTV application to watch, pause and record QAM channels.

* ATSC TV recordings are not 100% compatible with DVD, and therefore you cannot burn them directly to a DVD.

Home   |   About Us   |   Investor Relations ©2006 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. All rights reserved.