WinTV v8

Watch, pause and record TV on your PC. Now with picture-in-picture!

WinTV v8

WinTV v8: The new TV application from Hauppauge

WinTV v8 features:

  • A new user interface for Windows 8 and Windows 10
  • Watch, pause, record and playback TV from Hauppauge TV tuners
  • Closed captions and Parental control (North America)
  • New layout with better controls for live TV pause and playback
  • Integrated TV recording scheduler
  • Multiple tuner support: Picture-in-picture, record multiple TV programs or multiple WinTV windows
  • Logical channel numbers (Europe)
  • Signal strength monitor for digital TV channels
  • Live TV and recording playback controls: skip forward/back 30 secs and 1 minute
  • Fast skip on recording playback: 10%, 20%, 30%, etc from numbered remote control keys

WinTV v8 currently supports the following TV tuner products:

All WinTV-HVR digital TV tuners (such as the WinTV-HVR-955Q, the WinTV-HVR-2205 and HVR-2255, etc.), plus the WinTV-NOVA and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.
HD PVR, HD PVR 2 and Colossus are now supported with WinTV v8, plus the WinTV-DCR-2650 nows support WinTV v8 for all cable TV channels marked "copy freely".

Note: a WinTV v8 Activation Code will be required to install WinTV v8.5

If you do not have an Activation Code , but you have a WinTV v7 CD, you can install the WinTV v8 application (look in the WinTV 8 Download tab).

If you do not have either an Activation Code or your original WinTV v7 CD-ROM, you can purchase a new WinTV v8 Activation Code and CD-ROM on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95 This can then be used to activate WinTV v8.5

WinTV v8.5 Download

WinTV v8.5 application and Windows driver package

WinTV v8.5 is the latest version of the WinTV v8 application for Windows. This download is a complete WinTV v8.5 application, including Windows drivers for supported WinTV products plus utilities.

Installation notes for WinTV v8.5:

You must use WinTV v8 (not WinTV v8.5) if you have one of the following products: a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850, WinTV-HVR-950, the original Colossus or HD PVR model 1212. WinTV v8.5 does not support these products.

A WinTV v8.5 Activation Code will be needed to install this WinTV v8.5 version.

If you do not have an Activation Code, but you have a WinTV v7 CD, you can install the WinTV v8 application.

If you do not have either an Activation Code, you can purchase a new WinTV v8.5 Activation Code on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95 or $11.95. This can then be used to activate WinTV v8.5 (or WinTV v8 if you have one of the older products).

If you have an Activation Code for WinTV Extend, the latest version of WinTV v8.5 with Extend will be installed.

WinTV v8.5 installer
For Windows 10, 8, and 7

Version: 37122 | File size: 101 MB | Date: May 2, 2019
Release notes | Backup download site | Previous version

To install the WinTV v8.5 application

  • Step 1: Download the WinTV v8.5 installer by clicking the download button above. The WinTV v8.5 Installer is normally saved in the Download folder on your PC
  • Step 2: Run wintv85setup from the Download folder on your PC. Halfway through the installation, a message will pop up asking for you to enter the Activation Code.
  • Step 3: At the Activation required screen, click on Enter Activation code and enter the activation code which was emailed to you, is printed on the WinTV v8 activation card or printed on your WinTV v8 CD. You do not need to enter the dashes, and you can use upper or lower case characters.
  • Step 4: When the installation is complete, you will find the WinTV icon on your Windows desktop. Double click on this icon and the WinTV application will run. On the first run of WinTV, it will automatically go through the TV source selection and will scan for channels.

WinTV installation video

The WinTV manuals can be found here

WinTV v8 brings FREE HD TV to your PC screen WinTV v8 brings FREE HD TV to your PC screen
You can see your channel list at all times, or not! You can see your channel list at all times, or not!
Schedule your TV recordings with the TitanTV program guide Schedule your TV recordings with the TitanTV program guide
Play back a TV recording directly in WinTV v8 Play back a TV recording directly in WinTV v8
WinTV-quadHD With the WinTV-quadHD, you can get 4 TV programs with four tuner PIP
WinTV-dualHD WinTV-dualHD can give you two TV programs on your PC screen at one time
Picture-in-picture Picture-in-picture
Easy to use controls Easy to use controls for record, pause, playback and skip back
Easy to use controls The WinTV v8 Tools menu gives you access to all TV functions
Easy to use controls See the list of your channels
Easy to use controls The settings menu is where you can re-scan your channels