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Hauppauge 1196 WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid Video Recorder

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Hauppauge 1196

Watch live TV on your PC

  • Single, multi-format TV tuner for half height or full height PCs
  • Watch, pause and record analog and HDTV channels on your PC, at up to 1080i resolution.
  • Watch Analog TV and Clear QAM Digital TV by connecting to Cable TV.
  • Watch free over-the-air ATSC HDTV by connecting to a TV antenna.
  • Watch TV full screen or in a window.
  • Remote control included.

Record your favorite TV programs

  • Record analog or digital TV shows to your computer's hard drive with one click.
  • Use WinTV-Scheduler as a personal video recorder to record your TV shows automatically.

Supports the following TV formats:
NTSC Analog TV, ATSC Digital TV and Clear QAM Digital Cable TV

  • Combination analog\digital TV tuner on board: a 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner plus HDTV tuner for clear QAM and ATSC TV reception.
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista ,Windows XP, and Windows Media Center.

TV Standards:

NTSC is the analog cable TV standard.

ATSC is the over-the-air digital HDTV standard for North America and typically requires an antenna for reception.

Clear QAM digital cable allows users to watch unencrypted HDTV stations from their cable TV provider without a set-top box.

Analog TV recordings typically consume 1.5GB of disk space per hour using Hauppauge's SoftPVR for Windows XP and Media Center. High Definition TV recordings typically consume 5GB of disk space per hour.


  • For analog cable 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-1265 can connect via either channel 3, Composite or S-Video inputs.
  • 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 TitanTV.com or Antennaweb.org 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.
  • Clear QAM digital cable TV is not available with all cable TV operators in the U.S. Please check with your local cable TV operator for the availability of clear QAM.
  • To use the WinTV-HVR-1265 for TV with the Windows Media Center application, a Media Center certified DVD or MPEG-2 software decoder should be standard in your Media Center PC. If you are building a Media Center PC, check Microsoft's website for a list of Media Center certified DVD decoders. The Windows Media Center application is included with Windows XP Media Center, Windows Vista Ultimate, and Windows Vista Home Premium editions only.
    Note: the enclosed remote control is not MCE certified and does not replace the Media Center remote control.
  • To watch clear QAM channels, you should use either the Hauppauge WinTV v6 or v7 application or Windows Media Center from Windows 7 or 8.
  • ATSC TV recordings are not 100% compatible with DVD, and therefore you cannot burn them directly to a DVD.
  • The WinTV-HVR-1265 is AQ certified for use with the Windows 7 Media Center application.

Hauppauge 1196 Tech Specs

General Information
Manufacturer:Hauppauge Computer Works
Manufacturer Part Number:1196
Brand Name:Hauppauge
Product Line:WinTV
Product Series:HVR
Product Model:WinTV-HVR-1265
Product Name:WinTV-HVR-1265A Multi-Format, Half Height TV Tuner Board
Product Type:TV Tuner
Technical Information
Functions:Video Recording
TV Tuning
Video Signal Format:NTSC
Clear QAM
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Platform Supported:PC
Host Interface:PCI Express x1
PCI Express x16
Audio Line In:Yes
Software Included:
  • SoftPVR
  • WinTV Scheduler
Physical Characteristics
Form Factor:Plug-in Card
Package Contents:
  • WinTV-HVR-1265A Multi-Format, Half Height TV Tuner Board
  • Hauppauge Remote Control Including Batteries
  • Remote Control Receiver Cable
  • WinTV v8 Application For Windows (Activation Code Included, With Installation Instructions)
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Full Height And Half Height Brackets Included For Use In Full Height And Low Profile Chassis
Additional Information:

Dolby-TV stereo decoder

System Requirements:
  • Minimum 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent processor required
  • Available PCI Express X1 or X16 slot
  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card
  • Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2. WinTV-HVR-1250 is Windows Vista Premium certified
Environmentally Friendly:Yes
Environmental Certification:WEEE

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