• Features
  • Overview
  • System Requirements

Watch, Pause and Record TV shows on your PC!

  • Watch, Pause, Record TV on your PC, in a window or full screen!
  • Digital VCR, too! Record your TV shows and home movies to disk using hardware MPEG-2 compression!
  • Turn your TV shows or home videos into DVD or CDs*. Includes DVD MovieFactory for disk burning!
  • Includes MPEG editor, TV scheduler and IR remote control!

WinTV-PVR-250 has these great features

  • Watch TV on your PC screen using a 125 channel cable ready TV tuner. Surf the net while you watch TV on your PC screen! Includes a dbx-TV stereo decoder, for great TV sound.
  • Record your TV shows to disk using the built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder. Uses from 1-2 Gigabytes per hour of recorded video. While recording, the WinTV-PVRs' hardware MPEG encoder does all the work so your PC continues to run at full speed!
  • Pause your live TV shows with instant replay, fast forward and rewind.
  • Turn your home video tapes or TV recordings into MPEG movies, then burn them onto DVD or CD! Ulead’s® DVD MovieFactory™ allows you to burn DVD’s, S-VCD’s or video CD’s. Play your recordings on your home DVD* player!
  • Includes WinTV-Scheduler, so you can schedule your TV recordings on a daily, weekly or once only schedule. Includes TitanTV, the on-line TV program guide.
  • WinTV-Editor, so you can cut and trim your videos without losing video quality!

With WinTV-PVR-250 you can

  • Watch TV in a resizeable window (or full screen) on your PC screen. While watching TV, you can surf the net, answer e-mail or do any other PC function.
  • Record your home videos or TV shows to your PC's hard disk using high quality MPEG compression. Create MPEG movies in DVD quality up to 12Mbits/sec, or make VCD or SVCD compatible movies. You typically use 2 Gigabytes of hard disk per hour of recorded video.
  • Pause TV, with instant replay, fast forward and rewind.
  • Schedule your TV recording with WinTV-Scheduler. A link to TitanTV (an Internet electronic program guide) is included.
  • Edit and burn your recorded TV shows and home videos to DVD, VCD or SVCD disks*. Create DVD archives of your favorite TV shows!
  • Capture high quality still video images, live or recorded video, up to 1600x1200 pixels in BMP, TIF, and JPEG formats.

WinTV-PVR-250 puts TV watching under your control! Watch TV on your PC screen (in a window or full screen), digitally record your TV shows to your PCs hard disk, or pause live TV and create your own instant replay.

Create your own Digital Video Recorder! The WinTV-PVR-250 turns your PC into a digital video recorder. Record TV program or home videos to disk, play them back to your PC screen or burn them onto DVD. With data rates from 2.5MBits/sec up to 12Mbits/sec (or as low as 1Mbit/sec with VCD formats), you decide how much hard disk space your videos will consume. At DVD quality, a typical one hour TV show will take 2 gigabytes of hard disk space.

WinTV-PVR includes WinTV-Scheduler and WinTV-Editor. Trim your videos, cut out segments, put them back together, all without losing any video quality with our WinTV-Editor! With WinTV-Scheduler, you can control your TV recording on a daily, weekly or random schedule. Automatically record your favorite programs so you’ll never miss your TV shows again!

WinTV-PVR's pause feature gives you control of what you watch in your WinTV window. Get personal "instant replay" to stop the action when you want to analyze a key scene. Instantly rewind and replay the action again. You're in control with WinTV-PVR!

Ever been called to the phone, had to answer the door, or went for a snack and missed part of the big match? With WinTV-PVR, you'll never miss the action again. Just click on WinTV-PVR's "One Touch Pause" button to pause your TV program, click again to continue watching where you left off. Then fast forward to catch up to the live broadcast.

Record your TV programs or home videos onto DVD or CD, and play them on your DVD player! If you have a DVD burner in your PC, use the WinTV-PVR’s MPEG files with the included Ulead DVD MovieFactory™ to author your own home DVD’s. Turn your TV shows or home videos into DVD movies!

Technically speaking: WinTV-PVR-250 contains a highly integrated MPEG-1/2 hardware encoder, plus a high quality video digitizer. WinTV-PVR-250 can record to your PC’s hard disk full screen TV or video from a VCR or camcorder, using as little as 1.5GB of hard disk space per hour. The encoded MPEG-2 video is sent over the PCI bus, where it is stored on the PCs hard disk. The video can also be played back to the PC screen while recording, so you can pause, rewind and fast forward live TV.

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 www.dtv.gov If you have any questions on which Hauppauge models support digital TV reception, please contact us at sales@hauppauge.com

System Requirements

  • Pentium® II processor 733MHz or faster for TV pause with full screen playback
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP/Me/2000/98SE
  • Free PCI slot
  • Sound card
  • CD-RW or DVD writer for burning Video CD's, S-VCD's or DVD's (optional)

Included in the box

  • WinTV PCI bus card with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo, S-Video/composite plus audio inputs
  • Infra-red remote control transmitter and receiver
  • WinTV CD-ROM includes:
    • WinTV2000 application for TV in a window plus TV recording, pause and playback
    • WinTV-Scheduler for scheduling your TV recording, and with TitanTV
    • WinTV MPEG editor for high quality cutting and pasting of your video movies
    • Ulead® DVD MovieFactory™, to author your own videos on DVD or CD