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.
Part 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!