Hauppauge - WinTV-dualHD USB Video Recorder - Black

Enjoy watching live TV on your computer with this Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD 1595 USB video recorder, which features two integrated tuners, so you can watch one show while recording another. Status indicator LED lights show the strength of each tuner's signal.
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Overview

What's Included


  • WinTV-dualHD USB Video Recorder
  • Portable TV antenna, remote with batteries, USB extension cable, software CD
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (109 out of 123)

Features


Compatible with Windows PCs

For use with your existing computer.

Dual TV tuners

Allow you to watch TV on one channel while recording on another. Supports over-the-air ATSC HD TV and QAM digital cable TV.

WinTV v8 app

Enables picture-in-picture media viewing. Plus, watch multiple channels at once with 2 full-TV pictures on the same screen.

USB connectivity

Offers quick installation.

Status indicator LED lights

Keep you apprised of the tuners' signal strength.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product!

    Posted
    wbp874
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    I've never tried the cards you actually put in the pc so I can't compare, but this thing works great! I bought the one for the Xbox and used it forever through it but one day decided to see if it would work on the pc and it did but with limited functions. Since it was designed for Xbox you should use it for that. So anyway I decided to buy the Win-tv dual hd model and it works even better. I like the fact that I can record a show and watch another at the same time. Being strictly OTA with some exceptions of streaming services I'm starting to feel like less of a cord cutter. I only gave this 4 stars because of the Win-tv software, it is terrible. I use Windows Media Center and it's great. Win-tv software is sluggish, you change the channel and wait sometimes 10 sec whereas on wmc or even Kodi it's almost instantaneous. Using the native app you can do picture in picture if you enjoy that. No TV guide other than a generic one that automatically downloads from internet. So what I'm getting at is if you buy this have an alternative media streamer planned out. Don't use the native one. If you still use windows 7 or 8 use wmc. Or try kodi. I'm sure there's others but if you use the native app you'll be disappointed. It works it's just slow and sluggish. oh btw unless you live in a big city where channels are broadcast don't even try the cheap antenna provided. I live 40 miles away and can't pick anything up with it. That's just info for those of you that don't know any better. I highly recommend the Lava hd 8000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    Posted
    Ruzt
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    After a week struggling to get a reliable operation, I discover the poor quality of the connector of antenna was the problem. After the setting, I disconnected the antenna for store them. In the next assembly, the pin in the connector of the antenna sunk, avoiding a proper contact with the male antenna connector. A pliers and a drop of super glue at the bottom of the antenna pin glue solved the issue. The next was the continuous crashing, so, I updated the software. Actually, the tuner still remains crashing but less frequently. Another detail is you need internet access to install the software, if you are in the wild, forget it. I recommend this TV card as your last resource, better buy a small TV. The only advantage is that you can carry it in your pocket. The image quality is as good as your monitor, there is no complaint about it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for recording OTA TV

    Posted
    PaPaw
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    Have several of the Hauppauge USB tuners in use and have never had a problem with any of them. One is several years old and has been in use/connected to a computer which is always on since it was new and it has never failed. I have two connected to two computers to record over the air television programs to watch when I have time. Those two are connected to an outdoor antenna cable at my home. They work like a DVR. I set them up to take the place of Media Center when Microsoft kills it on Windows 7. I think the USB tuners are great! They work great on a laptop also as long as you have an over the air signal with the antenna that comes in the set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My second Hauppauge Tuner

    Posted
    OldTechie
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    I had an old Hauppauge analog tuner before everything went digital. I remember it being cheap, basic, and reliable. The software is basic but it works well. My new DualHD tuner is the same. I got it going with no problem in just a few minutes it takes to install the software. I get 36 channels using a Mohu antenna. I am using an Intel NUC for a media server. I am still experimenting with the DualHD but so far most seems obvious. I have read complaints that the remote doesn't work but I think it is just a problem with not having a line of sight from the remote to the detector on the DualHD. The orientation is critical. What is really missing is an integrated scheduler and TV schedule but for what it costs the DualHD is a bargain. BTW, I got the best price from BestBuy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's okay but has some issues

    Posted
    purchaser
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    The dual tuner and portability are great features. However, the device gets hot when in use, and even hotter (112°F with an infrared temperature gun) when both tuners are in use. The software isn't very polished but does have some nice capabilities that I did not find in third-party apps. There is a problem with the overall volume during live TV and playback of recordings when using their WinTV 8 software—it is very low. I was able to increase it some by changing the preferred audio CODEC setting to Microsoft's, however it is still lower than everything else. Playing a recording with another program, such as Windows Media Player, the volume is normal, so the issue is within their software.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected.

    Posted
    NoSerfing
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    Works as expected. The device has Picture in Picture and also allows for pausing live TV. The record functions work fine. The only concern is that the unit runs hot when plugged into the laptop. It may be poor ventilation due to restricted air flow as it is currently cool on the short extension cable provided. As hot as it was, I would be concerned about the current drawn from the USB port. The only gripe I have would be the audio. If one is using the TV and another is using PIP or the computer for other audio functions, you cannot separate the audio to a set of headphones independent of the computer audio. This is not a feature of the device but would be nice if it was added in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use

    Posted
    WillFromIowa
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    I have been happy with this unit. It was easy to setup and works pretty well. I have only been using it on over-the-air channels with the included antenna, but that works pretty good. I get a bit of stuttering but only when the signal strength drops (normally when I knock the antenna down). I can't select a channel directly, only by moving up and down the channels, but that is only a minor issue. This isn't a high end tuner, but it works for watching TV shows while I am working on my computer. The unit does get quite warm while in use, but I have it on a USB extension and away from the computer so it gets more air flow over it. YMMV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a good tuner for watching TV on a computer

    Posted
    TexTrad
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    This is a dual channel tuner that I purchased to replace a single channel tuner of the same make (the single channel tuner is to be used with a laptop in my RV). The dual channels allows watching one channel while recording another. You do need to be careful how you do this otherwise it will stop recording. Windows Media Center was a better choice for watching TV but is no longer available. The software that came with this tuner is flakey. Sometimes it "stops responding" and you need to start over. This is the reason for only four stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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