WinTV HVR-950 now Windows 7 Compatible

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 Media Receiver, a tiny but powerful USB device that brings analog cable TV and over-the-air ATSC digital TV to your PC or laptop, is now Windows 7 compatible.

WinTV-HVR-950Part of the "7 Wonders of Windows 7", a demo during the Windows 7 Launch Party, presented by Brad Brooks, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Consumer Marketing, was the introduction of Windows 7 compatible Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 Media Receiver.

Sourced from the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, I can't help but say wow to the future of TV or PC, I mean PC and TV, ah whatever, as I read the full product description:
WinTV-HVR-950 brings analog cable TV and over-the-air ATSC digital TV to your PC or laptop! Watch and record TV in a window or full screen using high quality MPEG-2. Use the WinTV-Scheduler to record you favorite analog or digital TV shows. Play your TV recordings back to your screen any time. WinTV-HVR-950 is easy to install. Just plug it into your PC or laptops' USB 2.0 port and connect a cable TV or a TV antenna. Load the software from an installation CD and you're ready to start watching analog or ATSC digital TV on your PC or laptop screen. WinTV-HVR-950 also includes a portable digital antenna, so you can receive digital TV while you travel! ATSC digital TV brings you sharper pictures and enriches your PC's multimedia experience with near CD quality sound. WinTV-HVR-950's ATSC digital TV receiver adds great features to your TV viewing: high definition TV reception, automatic identification of channel names plus records high-definition digital TV programs to your PC's hard disk in an MPEG-2 format without losing quality. You're prepared for the future. If you live in an area where you can't currently receive ATSC digital TV, the WinTV-HVR-950 can still be used to watch and record analog TV from cable TV or a TV antenna. But you are prepared for the future! When ATSC digital TV comes to your area, WinTV-HVR-950 will also receive the new digital TV channels. Digital video recorder, too! Record your favorite analog or digital TV shows with one simple click. You can also use the WinTV-Scheduler to schedule your TV recordings on a daily, weekly or once only schedule.
From the following video of the Windows 7 launch, watch the WinTV-HVR-950 receiver being shown by Brooks at 19:16.


WinTV-HVR-950 is compatible with both Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit operating system. Brooks said it will be sold at less than a hundred US dollars each (less than P4,600 if $1=P46; exclusive of tax).

There are TV-PC tuners currently available in the market these days which cost P1,500 or less but are for desktops only. WinTV-HVR-950 can be used in both desktop and laptop with Windows 7 installed. Best for people on the go.

When is it gonna be available here in the Philippines? I can't wait to get one!