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Watch, pause and record TV shows with instant replay on your PC Burn your favorite TV shows or home videos onto DVD or CD

Watch, Pause and Record TV on your PC, in a window or full screen!

Digital VCR, too! Record your TV shows and home movies to disk using hardware MPEG-2 compression.

Turn your TV shows and home videos into DVD or CD. Includes Ulead DVD MovieFactory for disk burning.

Includes MPEG editor and TV scheduler.

New! Now with IR Blaster, to control set top boxes!

WinTV-PVR-150 has these great features :

Watch TV on your PC screen using a 125 channel cable ready TV tuner. Surf the net while you watch TV on your PC screen!

Record your TV shows to disk using the built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder. Uses from 1-2 Gigabytes per hour of recorded video. While recording, the WinTV-PVRs' hardware MPEG encoder does all the work so your PC continues to run at full speed!

Pause your live TV shows with instant replay, fast forward and rewind.

Composite/S-Video and audio inputs, to connect to VCR or camcorders. Turn your home video tapes into MPEG movies, then burn them onto CD or DVD!

dbx-TV stereo decoder, for great TV sound. (Nicam stereo on PAL models)

WinTV-Scheduler, so you can schedule your TV recordings on a daily, weekly or once only schedule. With link to, the on-line electronic program guide.

WinTV-Editor, so you can cut and trim your videos without losing video quality!
Ulead® DVD MovieFactory 3™ to author and burn DVDs, Video CD's or S-VCD's. Play them on your home DVD* player!
Important message regarding analog TV receivers in North America:

This Hauppauge WinTV product has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna in the United States because of the transition to digital broadcasting in North America. Analog only TV receivers will continue to work as before with cable TV and satellite TV receivers, plus other video devices such as camcorders and VCRs.
For more information, visit the U.S. FCC website on the digital TV transition at If you have any questions on which Hauppauge models support digital TV reception, please contact us at

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WinTV2000 screen shot showing controls

WinTV-PVR-150 puts TV watching under your control! Watch TV on your PC screen (in a window or full screen), digitally record your TV shows, or pause live TV and create your own instant replay.

Create your own Digital Video Recorder! The WinTV-PVR-150 turns your PC into a digital video recorder. Record TV program or home videos to disk, play them back to your PC screen or burn them onto DVD. With data rates from 4.4MBits/sec up to 12Mbits/sec (or as low as 1 Mbit/sec with VCD formats), you decide how much hard disk space your videos will consume. At DVD quality, a typical one hour TV show will take 2 gigabytes of hard disk space.

Control your cable TV or satellite set top box with WinTV-PVR-150’s IR Blaster. Both WinTV2000 and the WinTV-Scheduler can automatically control the channel on your set top box, so you no longer need to manually change set top box channels.

The IR Blaster cable is one meter in length. Position the infrared transmitter over your set top box's infrared receiver, and the WinTV-PVR-150 can send channel change commands to the set top box via the infrared transmitter. The IR Blaster has 300 different set top boxes it can control.

WinTV-PVR includes WinTV-Scheduler and WinTV-Editor. Trim your videos, cut out segments, put them back together, all without losing any video quality with our WinTV-Editor! With WinTV-Scheduler, you can control your TV recording on a daily, weekly or random schedule. Automatically record your favorite programs so you’ll never miss your TV shows again!

WinTV-PVR's pause feature gives you control of what you watch in your WinTV window. Get personal "instant replay" to stop the action when you want to analyze a key scene. Instantly rewind and replay the action again. You're in control with WinTV-PVR!

Ever been called to the phone, had to answer the door, or went for a snack and missed part of the big match? With WinTV-PVR, you'll never miss the action again. Just click on WinTV-PVR's "One Touch Pause" button to pause your TV program, click again to continue watching where you left off. Then fast forward to catch up to the live broadcast.

Record your TV programs or home videos onto DVD or CD, and play them on your DVD player! If you have a DVD burner in your PC, use the WinTV-PVR’s MPEG files with the included Ulead DVD MovieFactory™ to author your own home DVD’s. Turn your TV shows or home videos into DVD movies!

Technically speaking
WinTV-PVR-150 contains a high quality 10-bit video digitizer with 4 line adaptive comb filter to reduce video noise, plus a highly integrated MPEG-1/2 hardware encoder. WinTV-PVR-150 can record full screen TV or video at data rates from 2.5 to 12 Mbits/sec from TV, VCR or camcorder. The encoded MPEG-2 video is sent over the PCI bus, where it is stored on the PCs hard disk. The video can also be played back to the PC screen while recording.

MPEG record specifications:

MPEG2 record datarates:
2MBit/sec, 4MBit/sec, 6Mbit/sec, 8Mbit/sec, 12Mbit/sec.
Selections for DVD Standard play (8MBitsec), DVD Long Play (4MBit/sec) and DVD Extra Long Play (2.5MBit/sec)

NTSC format* at 29.97fps: Full D1: 720x480, MPEG1: 352x240

PAL format* at 25fps: Full D1: 720x576, MPEG1: 352x288

Audio capture formats: 32/44.1/48 KHz, 16bit stereo, 192/224/384Kbits/sec

Video digitizer: 10 bits
Chroma sampling: YUV 4:2:2
Four line adaptive comb filter for both NTSC and PAL to remove dot crawl
Fast video locking for security camera applications

Video file format: .MPG

MPEG file tested compatible with: MediaStudio 6.0, MyDVD and DVD MovieFactory DVD authoring applications

System Requirements

System requirements: Pentium® III processor 1.2GHz or faster, 128MB RAM and 10GB disk drive minimum recommended

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP Media Center Edition

Free PCI slot

Sound card

CD-RW or DVD writer for burning Video CD's, S-VCD's or DVD's (optional)

Included in this package

WinTV-PVR-150 PCI bus card with 125 channel cable-ready TV tuner, hardware MPEG-2 encoder, dbx-TV stereo, S-Video/composite plus audio inputs

Infra-red remote control transmitter and receiver

WinTV CD-ROM includes:

WinTV2000 application for TV in a window, Program Pause, TV record and playback

WinTV-Scheduler for scheduling your TV recording

WinTV MPEG editor for high quality cutting and pasting of your video movies

Ulead® DVD MovieFactory™, to author your own videos on DVD or CD*
Installation and reference manual

Model numbers

model 01045: WinTV-PVR-150 with Hauppauge remote control, IR Blaster and NTSC tuner

model 01047: WinTV-PVR-150 with Hauppauge remote control, IR Blaster and NTSC tuner with French/Englsh manual

model 01046: WinTV-PVR-150 with Hauppauge remote control, IR Blaster and PAL/SECAM tuner


* A CD burner or DVD burner is required to burn CD’s or DVD’s. Authoring software (Ulead DVD MovieFactory) is included in this package.
* When used with the Media Center application, the Hauppauge remote control has basic TV functionality only.

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