Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD PCIe TV Receiver – Excellent card I am using it with Nextpvr and kodi

Excellent bit of kit works fine on win 10.

Great 4 tuner solution for plex dvr. For use with plex this card shows up as two separate tuners that need to be individually added but afterwards work in the same group to be allocated to streams or recording without any user input. Installation is as straightforward as pci-e cards go and you can switch the bracket for a low profile one if you’re slapping this in a thinner pc like a htpc. For use with windows just install the driver only for use with plex, i can’t speak for the wintv software since it’s the sort of thing i would avoid like the plague as they are usually stuck in the 90s design wise, the wintv software is also known to cause problems with plex so give it a miss. I use windows server 2012 and i had no luck scanning for channels until i downloaded the essentials media pack from microsoft, one to watch out for. Signal and picture quality are excellent and with plex dvr it really brings tv and recording into the future.

Hauppauge’s best tv tuner yet. The hauppauge win-tv quad is an excellent low-profile tv tuner card. Actually it has four tuners, although why someone would ever need this many is beyond me. This card can be adapted to fit a low-profile slot, typical of those found in sff (small-form factor) machines. I have installed this card into my dell optiplex 990 sff, and it fits perfectly into a spare pci-e slot, sitting alongside a low-profile graphics card. The low-profile bracket is included in the kit, as is a very nice little ir remote control unit, and an ir receiver that plugs into the card itself. Speaking of connections, this card actually has a standard uk-style co-axial input, meaning that no special cables or ‘f’ connectors are required to connect the card to your digital tv aerial. With a strong signal, this card can detect all of the expected digital tv channels, along with a selection of digital radio channels too. Picture quality is excellent, especially when viewing hd channels. On the software side of things, i did not install the software from the included cd, instead electing to download the latest version of wintv 8. Here are the specifications for the Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD PCIe TV Receiver:

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  • System Requirements: Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Windows 8, Sound and graphics with support for DirectX 9 or higher, PCI Express slot, x1
  • Quad clear QAM digital cable TV receivers. Watch and record up to four clear QAM digital cable TV channels at the same time. Built-in cable TV splitter allows you to make one connection to cable TV. Note: not all cable TV networks send clear QAM channels. Please check with your local cable operator for the availability of clear QAM digital cable TV.
  • Minimum processor: Core2Duo 2.93Ghz or faster.Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Supported TV standards: ATSC HD TV, Stereo / dual channel sound. Four tuners on one half height PCI Express board. WinTV-quadHD will fit in both full and half height PC’s. Watch, pause or record up to four ATSC or clear QAM HD TV programs at the same time. Includes a Hauppauge remote control, with 1 meter IR receiver cable. Includes the WinTV v8 application, which give you TV-in-a-window or TV full screen, plus picture-in-picture. Also works with Windows Media Center (included in Windows 7 and optional in Windows 8). The WinTV-quadHD is seen as 4 tuners so you can watch one TV program or record up to 4 TV programs at the same time. ATSC is free HD TV for the U.S. and Canada. Clear QAM is digital cable TV (please contact your cable TV provider to see if clear QAM is available in your area)
  • TV recording formats: Transport stream (the original transmitted format, without any quality loss). ATSC is free over-the-air HD TV. ATSC is broadcast in the US and Canada, and does not require a subscription. ATSC is HD and FREE! WinTV-quadHD has four ATSC over-the-air digital TV tuners. Supports all ATSC formats, up to the highest HD format. Watch, pause or record up to four ATSC digital TV programs using high quality MPEG-2. TV recordings will typically consume 5 GB of disk space per hour for ATSC high definition. Built-in antenna splitter allows you to make one connection to an ATSC antenna but watch and record up to 4 channels.

Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use. Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use, no problems so far. Exactly as described and prompt delivery.

Excellent sample of a very rare product these days. An excellent product if you want some serious tv capabilities in your pc. One thing i miss is the lack of ability to add encryption card in the card itself. Just don’t loose the key of their software.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Excellent sample of a very rare product these days
  • 4 channels, fantastic
  • Hauppauge’s Best TV Tuner yet

Excellent bit of kit works fine on win 10.

Runs well and as product say’s allows multi recording of tv stations cool as if you are like me a few programs. Fitted into pc and had to download cd from hauppauge, which if your ok at going online and searching for correct device software and drivers is ok. Runs well and as product say’s allows multi recording of tv stations cool as if you are like me a few programs you enjoy all on at same tv.

This works superbly well in my windows 7 mce build. The signal is clear and its great having 4 tuners. The drivers also work well and i have no issues with suspend/sleep.

Seems very good for the money so far. Drivers downloaded and installed ok,. Windows and media center saw it fine straight away and the recorded picture looks exactly like the ones i get with the dvb-s2 cards (hauppauge wintv-hd).

Hauppauge’s best tv tuner yet. The hauppauge win-tv quad is an excellent low-profile tv tuner card. Actually it has four tuners, although why someone would ever need this many is beyond me. This card can be adapted to fit a low-profile slot, typical of those found in sff (small-form factor) machines. I have installed this card into my dell optiplex 990 sff, and it fits perfectly into a spare pci-e slot, sitting alongside a low-profile graphics card. The low-profile bracket is included in the kit, as is a very nice little ir remote control unit, and an ir receiver that plugs into the card itself. Speaking of connections, this card actually has a standard uk-style co-axial input, meaning that no special cables or ‘f’ connectors are required to connect the card to your digital tv aerial. With a strong signal, this card can detect all of the expected digital tv channels, along with a selection of digital radio channels too. Picture quality is excellent, especially when viewing hd channels. On the software side of things, i did not install the software from the included cd, instead electing to download the latest version of wintv 8.

I have installed this in a windows 8. 1 machine acting as a server with a celeron j1900 processor to replace 3 usb tuners. The recordings are better quality, with less dropouts than my previous setup. Unlike some of the other reviewers i have not noticed any increased boot up times. Good value for money in comparison to other quad t2 tuners.

Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use. Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use, no problems so far. Exactly as described and prompt delivery.

Running on win 7 64bit, amd 8 core cpu @ 4ghz, 32gb ddr3 ram and a samsung 850 evo with recordings and pause buffer sent to a seperate drive to the win 7 drive. I don’t use media center, never have. Why would you lol 😉 the win tv 8. 5 software is fine for recording, vlc takes care of playback. The tv guide is improved slightly over ver. In general its flawless at recording either manually or using the tv guide.

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  1. Excellent piece of kit, pulled in more channels than my previous peak duo receiver inc hd channels not previously showing well worth the purchase.
  2. This review is from : HAUPPAUGE WinTV-quadHD PCIe TV Receiver

    Excellent piece of kit, pulled in more channels than my previous peak duo receiver inc hd channels not previously showing well worth the purchase.
    1. Excellent card i am using it with nextpvr and kodi. Excellent cardi am using it with nextpvr and kodi it receives all the standard and hd channels in my areabecause i’m using next pvr you can record/watch more than one channel off each tuner as long as they are broadcast on the same mux iv recorded 7 things at the same time so farjust make sure you have a good signal from aerial before purchasing as this splits the connection 4 times internally leaving only 25% signal for each tuner if you had 100% signal at the start.
      1. Excellent card i am using it with nextpvr and kodi. Excellent cardi am using it with nextpvr and kodi it receives all the standard and hd channels in my areabecause i’m using next pvr you can record/watch more than one channel off each tuner as long as they are broadcast on the same mux iv recorded 7 things at the same time so farjust make sure you have a good signal from aerial before purchasing as this splits the connection 4 times internally leaving only 25% signal for each tuner if you had 100% signal at the start.