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WinTV version 7 application and driver

WinTV v7 installation package, version 3.2 for Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

File name: wintv7_cd_3.2.exe
File size: 143 Mb
Date: 12/13/2013

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v7 application and utilities.

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV application CD-ROM will be needed to install this WinTV v7 version. Any WinTV v6 or WinTV 7 application CD can be used during the install. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v7, you can purchase a new CD on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95

If you have a WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, then the latest version of WinTV Extend will also be installed.

To install the WinTV v7 application update

  • Download the WinTV v7 installation package to your PC. After downloading this file, the file is normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Run Setup.exe from the Download directory on your PC
  • NOTE: If installing on a NETBOOK or Computer with no CDrom drive click here for more instructions.

This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.

Supported WinTV products:

This version of WinTV v7 is for digital TV, both QAM and ATSC, plus analog cable TV. It can be used with the following WinTV products:

  • USB-Live2
  • WinTV-Aero-m
  • WinTV-HVR-850
  • WinTV-HVR-950
  • WinTV-HVR-950Q
  • WinTV-HVR-1150
  • WinTV-HVR-1250
  • WinTV-HVR-1500
  • WinTV-HVR-1600
  • WinTV-HVR-1800/1850
  • WinTV-HVR-1950
  • WinTV-HVR-2250
  • Colossus
  • HD PVR (all models)
  • HD PVR 2 (all models)
  • WinTV-DCR-2650 digital CableCARD receiver

In addition, WinTV v7 can be used with the European equivalents of the above models (for example, the WinTV-HVR-2200).

Release notes for WinTV v7:
  • New WinTV v7 skin!
  • Single click .EXE includes drivers
  • New Installation logging.
  • Fix for TitanTV
  • Supports new Mini stick
  • Fixed ATSC scanning bug in 3.1a

 

Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) driver for your Hauppauge WinTV tuner:

Windows driver version 31310

Instructions:

  • Leave your WinTV-HVR plugged into your PC
  • Download the WinTV-HVR driver update: 85drv_31310
  • Unzip this file to a directory you will remember, such as WINTV. It will create a new folder. To install, open the folder.
  • Run HCWDRIVERINSTALL.EXE.
  • This will install the WinTV-HVR base driver. At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.

Name: 85drv_313l0.zip
Size:
5.2 MB
Updated: 11/6/2013

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Impact-VBC-PCIe Quick install guide

Impact-VCB-PCIe QI

What Operating Systems are supported by the Impact-VCB-PCIe?

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, XP Pro or Windows XP Media Center Edition, with Service Pack 2 (or greater)
  • Windows Vista (all versions), 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 8,7 (all versions), 32-bit and 64-bit

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
  • 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
    WinTV-HVR-1250 is Windows Vista Premium certified*
  • Available PCI Express X1 or X16 slot
  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card

Can I get HD with the Impact-VCB-PCIe through my Cable or Satellite box?

No. The inputs to the Impact-VCB-PCIe are composite or S-Video both of which are analog connections which are stanadard definition.

What type of recordings can I make with the Impact-VCB-PCIe?

Using the WinTV 7 application recordings will be in a transport stream format(TS)

Note: TS files can be converted to MPEG files using options in the WinTV 7 configuration menu.

Recording profiles

The WinTV application has to convert analog signals to digital in order to record. There are four recording profiles. The following list shows recording file sizes for burning to 4.3Gb DVD:

Best - Approx 1 Hour+
Better - Approx 1 1/2 Hours
Good - Approx 2 Hours
Fair - Approx 3 Hours

What file size will the recorded videos be?

Digital Broadcasts (ATSC or QAM)

The file size of a digital signal capture depends on the bitrate of the digital signal.  The bitrate is set by the broadcaster and cannot be user configured.  Bitrates for digital signals can range anywhere from about 1.2 Mbits/sec up to 19.3 Mbits/sec.  Most of the time these bitrates are variable and not constant.  Capture sizes for ATSC & QAM recordings are approximately 1.7 Gigabytes per hour up to 8.3 Gigabytes per hour.

Analog Broadcast.

The WinTV application has to convert analog signals to digital in order to record. There are four recording profiles. The following list shows recording file sizes for burning to 4.3Gb DVD:

Best - Approx 1 Hour+
Better - Approx 1 1/2 Hours
Good - Approx 2 Hours
Fair - Approx 3 Hours

Prodinfo: get information on your Hauppauge TV tuner

downloadDownload Prodinfo

Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe

HCWClear: remove the Hauppauge driver and applications from your PC

downloadDownload HCW Clear

HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the Wintv program.