Hauppauge WinTV HVR 950 Combination ATSC HDTV and NTSC Card

Posted on 26 September 2006 by

engadget scoop on Hauppauge Wintv HVR 950… See also the official Hauppauge wintv HVR 950 product page

Looks like Hauppauge quietly went and released a hybrid NTSC and ATSC TV tuner for PCs. And don’t it look to be from the same OEM’er Elgato’s been kicking around with? The WinTV-HVR-950 hybrid TV stick supports up to 1080i ATSC digital or analog NTSC TV broadcasts when slotted into your USB 2.0 port and ships with Hauppauge’s WinTV-Scheduler and the WinTV2000 application to watch and schedule TV recordings to MPEG-2. No word on pricing or availability but we have a sneakin’ suspicion it’ll cost ya about a Benjamin.

Ugh, besides the cuteform USB 2.0 dongle form factor *shrug* Software encoding NTSC on an ATSC card isn’t any great shakes (I usually recommend NOT using the NTSC side of an ATSC card anyways because of the software encoding)

found via HTPCnews