Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1955 New, Improved Universal USB 2.0 Hubrid TV Tuner
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1955 New, Improved Universal USB 2.0 Hubrid TV Tuner


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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): HAU1192
Watch and record live free over-the-air ATSC HDTV or clear QAM or analog cable TV on your PC
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High performance TV tuner for North America. New model! WinTV-HVR-1955 with improved digital TV reception!

Watch and record live free over-the-air ATSC HDTV or clear QAM or analog cable TV on your PC

Record your favorite TV shows to your computer in the original HD quality

Includes set of audio/video inputs for recording video from set top boxes, VCRs and camcorders

Includes high performance hardware MPEG-2 encoder for analog TV and video

Includes remote control and IR Blaster

TV Standards supported

  • NTSC Analog Cable, Over the Air TV

  • ATSC Digital Over the Air HDTV

  • Clear QAM Digital Cable TV


  • Watch, pause and record TV on your PC or laptop, in window or full screen

  • Watch ATSC HD digital TV, up to 1080i format

  • Watch clear QAM digital cable TV up to 1080i format

  • NTSC analog cable TV, 125 channel cable-ready tuner

  • Record ATSC digital TV or clear QAM digital cable TV in the original digital quality

  • FM radio receiver built-in with radio support in WinTV v8

  • Schedule TV recordings with WinTV-Scheduler software

Special Features

  • Record analog cable TV with the on-board MPEG-2 encoder, which allows your PC to run at full speed while recording

  • IR Blaster to control satellite and cable TV set top boxes

  • Complete built-in audio/video inputs for connecting to VCRs and camcorders

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

  • NTSC is the analog cable TV standard for North America.

  • 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. High Definition TV recordings typically consume 5GB of disk space per hour.


  • Clear QAM digital cable TV channels are not available on all cable networks. For more information, contact your cable TV provider.

  • To watch clear QAM channels, you should use either the Hauppauge WinTV v7 or v8 application or Windows Media Center from Windows 7.

  • 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-1955 can connect via either Composite or S-Video inputs. Channel changing will be done using the IR Blaster.

  • 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 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.

  • To use the WinTV-HVR-1955 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.

  • ATSC TV recordings are not 100% compatible with DVD, and therefore you cannot burn them directly to a DVD.

  • For use with Windows 8, 1 and Vista, the WinTV-HVR-1950 can be used with Microsoft’s Media Center application. Not all included applications on the enclosed installation CD are currently certified for use with Windows Vista.


  • Single tuner with the following broadcast formats supported: NTSC analog TV, with built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder

  • ATSC over-the-air digital TV, at video resolutions to 1080i

  • Clear QAM digital cable TV, at video resolutions to 1080i

  • FM radio

  • Audio/Video inputs: S-Video, composite video, Left and right audio via RCA jacks

  • Hardware MPEG-2 encoder: Conexant CX23417 encoder, 2D comb filter, Datarates: 2 to 7.5 Mbits/sec

  • Size: 10cm wide x 10.4 cm deep x 2.8cm high

  • Power: 5V to 12V at 2 amps

  • Weight: 6.5 oz

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
    1.0 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for watching cable TV)
    2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for watching high definition ATSC or QAM digital TV)

  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit), Microsoft® Windows® XP, XP Pro or Windows XP Media Center Edition, with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista (32 bit)
    WinTV-HVR-1955 is Windows Vista Premium certified* and has passed Windows 7 and 8 WHQL testing

  • Available USB 2.0 port

  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)

  • Sound card for TV audio

  • Optional DVD burner for creating DVDs from your recordings
    Note: High definition QAM and ATSC video is not compatible with DVD disks, and therefore cannot be recorded

Includes remote control and IR Blaster

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