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Watch TV and record movies with SoftPVR™ on your PC or laptop

Watch TV on your laptop or desktop PC, in a window or full screen. With high quality dbx-TV stereo audio, too!

Includes SoftPVR™ for recording TV shows to disk. You can also record from an external A/V source!

Plugs into your PC or laptop's USB 2.0 port for easy installation.

Includes the Hauppauge IR remote control.

Important message regarding analog TV receivers in North America:

This Hauppauge WinTV product has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna in the United States because of the transition to digital broadcasting in North America. Analog only TV receivers will continue to work as before with cable TV and satellite TV receivers, plus other video devices such as camcorders and VCRs.
For more information, visit the U.S. FCC website on the digital TV transition at If you have any questions on which Hauppauge models support digital TV reception, please contact us at

WinTV-USB2 has these great features:

Live TV from 125-channel cable ready TV tuner or from external audio/video source, on your PC or laptop screen.

High quality TV-in-a-window (any size) up to full screen. Channel surf 16 channels at a time.

With high quality TV stereo audio using dbx-TV (Nicam stereo in Europe).

Includes SoftPVR™ for making MPEG movies. Also supports video movie capture in Microsoft AVI file format, from TV or any video source.

Easy installation. Plugs directly into the USB 2.0 port on your PC or Laptop. No additional power supply required.
Note: WinTV-USB2 will not work with USB 1 ports.

Capture still video images in BMP, TIFF, TGA and JPEG formats, from live TV or any external video source.

Includes remote control
Microsoft® Windows® XP compatible.

Installation is a snap! The easiest way to get TV into your PC or laptop! WinTV-USB2 is an external device with a 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner. Install the WinTV-USB2 in your WindowsXP based PC or laptop's USB 2.0 port and you're ready to watch TV in a resizable window, right on your PC screen!

WinTV-USB2 offers features usually only seen on high-end television sets, like high quality dbx-TV stereo audio (Nicam stereo audio in Europe) and 16 channel preview. And it goes further! Record your TV shows to your PC or laptops disk using MPEG encoding with our SoftPVR™. Record video movies from your camcorder or off the air. And with WinTV-SnapShot, snap and print video images from whatever you're watching in high resolution up to 1600x1200 pixels!

Make MPEG digital video recordings with Hauppauge's SoftPVR™. SoftPVR uses your PC’s processor to digitally record videos to hard disk, from live TV or from an external video source. Schedule your TV recordings with WinTV Scheduler. Then use your PC´s CD burner to create VideoCD’s*, with up to one hour of video.

Bring live video into your PC or laptop from camcorder, VCR or video camera. With Hauppauge's WinTV-Capture, you can record video movies in Microsoft's AVI file format for use in web pages or to create your own high-impact multimedia presentations.

Videoconference* over the Internet: Your WinTV-USB2 is a high performance video digitizer, and can be used with Internet videoconferencing applications like Microsoft's NetMeeting, Windows Messenger, CU-SeeMe and more! Videoconference with your friends and family right on your PC!

Snap video still pictures: with Hauppauge's SnapShot feature, you can capture still video images in adjustable high resolution modes. WinTV-USB2 digitizes video using high quality 4:2:2 video sampling. And you can work on applications while simultaneously watching TV in a resizable window.

System Requirements

PC with Pentium® processor 733MHz or faster recommended

Microsoft® Windows® XP

USB port 2.0

Sound card

CD-ROM drive for installing software

Included in this package

WinTV-USB2 with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner and dbx stereo audio (Nicam stereo in Europe). Built-in remote control receiver plus A/V input connectors (S-Video plus stereo input audio jack).

Audio cable for connection to sound card

Composite/S-Video adapter

IR remote control

WinTV CD-ROM includes:

WinTV2000 application for TV watching and image capture

SoftPVR™ for making MPEG movies from TV or auxiliary A/V source

WinTV-Scheduler, for scheduling your TV recordings

WinTV-Editor, for editing your MPEG recordings
Installation and reference manual

Model numbers

model 01020: WinTV-USB2 with Hauppauge remote control and NTSC tuner

model 01021: WinTV-USB2 with Hauppauge remote control and NTSC tuner with French/Englsh manual

model 01027: WinTV-USB2with Hauppauge remote control and PAL/SECAM tuner

* WinTV-USB2 will only work on USB 2.0 ports. USB 1.1 ports are not fast enough for the WinTV-USB2.
* Videoconferencing requires the addition of a video camera.
* TV reception requires an antenna or cable TV connection.
* Burning Video CDs requires that your PC has a CD burner. You also will need CD authoring and burning software.

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