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Hauppauge 246 - WinTV-HVR 900 Hybrid USB TV Tuner 246

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Product Information

Watch Freeview Digital TV or analogue TV on your PC or laptop screen, in a window or full screen using the HVR900 from Hauppauge, which connects to your PC through a single USB 2.0 connection. Using the included software you can pause and record analogue or digital TV to your PCs hard disk and schedule your TV recordings.
  • USB 2.0 Connection
  • Includes a DVB-T antenna for mobile use
  • Pause digital TV with instant replay
  • Includes Hauppauges WinTV2000 application to watch, pause and record TV
  • Watch digital TV in areas with Freeview Digital TV coverage
  • Watch analogue TV in areas with only analogue coverage

Questions & Answers

09/06/2010 Peter Devall: Will I be able to use this with an acer 5740 running windows 7

simon: Win 7 compatible

14/11/2009 tony: will this work on an advent 7081

SteveK: It should do, but we don't have any Advent 7081 to test it on.

26/08/2009 Sam: We live in France, will this product pick up english freeview channels ?(BBC etc)

SteveF: No, the freeview signal is just broadcast in the UK.

10/07/2009 Alibongo: Would this work in Brittany, France?

SteveF: No, its for uk freeview.

18/06/2009 sachin: can i connect cabletv wire and tune the channels

dave: No

29/05/2009 john gladson: is this product available in india

SteveF: No, its for picking up UK based TV.

17/05/2009 mehalon: iH there! i have acer aspire 9500 laptop and i know that this PC have high-efficiency antenna to Watch a TV but didn’t have idea how it work please help me?

SteveF: Please call acer on that one.

SteveF: Please call acer on that one.

10/05/2009 a&w: Will this product work on a train ride for Virginia to florida

SteveF: No, this tuner is to pick up UK based freeview, it would be like taking a TV arial to India and trying to pick up ITV.

06/05/2009 lazyGTi: Will this device work with a satellite dish and Freesat receiver?

SteveF: This is essentially a freeview box so connects to the laptop and allows you to pick up freeview channels on the laptop. Its not a adapter for other TV sources.

25/04/2009 Alex: Does this product work with a linux operating system, eeepc TYPER OR THE ASPIRE 1 NETBOOK TYPES

SteveF: No it needs to be a windows OS.

09/03/2009 mick: mike:will this work on the new NC20

SteveF: Yes it will.

14/02/2009 SouthLodge: Easycom says 'It will work anywhere that has a digital TV signal.' and SteveF says 'Its for UK based TV so will only work over here.'
Which is it?

SteveF: It will work anywhere in the UK that has a digital signal.

17/01/2009 Steve: will this product work on my advent 4211 netbook without any other modifications?

SteveF: Yes, it works with any laptops with a USB port.

11/01/2009 sarah: Can you tell me please, will this product work with my Dell Dimension 5150?

SteveF: Yes it will.

11/01/2009 driver: I dont know where everyone bought this item, but, I purchased it almost a year ago, and have tried it in almost every country in Europe, (I travel a lot), but have never been able to pick up a single beep, far less any radio or tv stations.

SteveF: Its for UK based TV so will only work over here.

02/12/2008 Kevin: will this work with the ATOM widely used in netbooks rated at 1.6Ghz?

SteveF: Yes it would.

23/11/2008 michael m: will i be able to watch tv in my room even if i do not have arial in that particular room also wil it work on the ACER aspire 5920G

SteveF: Yes, you would need an aerial to be able to watch TV and yes it will work with the 5920G.

19/11/2008 vince: will this work on samsung Q210 FSS0UK

Matt: Yes.

14/09/2008 banana: Will the product work on a laptop (emachines laptop, running windows xp), circa 2004?

Easycom: Should be fine as the product will work with XP but check this link for the full system requirements.

14/09/2008 Fox: Is subtitles available on this product?

Easycom: Yes they are.

30/08/2008 sarah: Can you tell me if you have a tuner that covers freeview and normal analog t.v and comes with a remote in one please.

Easycom: Try product code 1175, that should do the trick.

23/08/2008 Paul: Will this product run with vista on a machine with a processor
speed of 1.73GHz?

Easycom: Yes.

22/08/2008 Rich B: Will this work on an imac?

Easycom: Imacs have usb ports so it should do, but check with the manufacturers to make sure the drivers are available.

21/08/2008 stuna: Will This work with Advent 813. And will it be able to pick up sky subscription channels if i have a sky box

Easycom: As long as the laptop has a USB and meets the minimum system requirements then yes. It will give you all the freeview channels but not sky.

17/08/2008 James: Will this work with the Eee pc 901


Easycom: Its borderline, the spec is slightly under what is needed although the EEEPC does have a USB port to plug it into and you may have trouble with the installation, as you need an optical drive for the installation disc.

16/08/2008 Glenn McC: Hey, would this require a TV license to run?

Easycom: If you already have one, no. If you don't then technically you should have one.

01/07/2008 DM: Will this operate with the VAIO AR61E laptop?

Easycom: Yes.

15/05/2008 Russie: Doesn this product not support Phono wires? If not can you direct me to a TV tuner on the site that does please?

Easycom: Unfortunately the only WinTV USB tuner we sell that features phono outputs is the analogue one (product code 566). This is because the PC itself decodes the digital signal, and does not output the audio signal back through the USB tuner. You could use the headphone output from your laptop with a headphone-to-phono (dual RCA) cable.

09/05/2008 Hugh: Will it work with 'Vista Business' ?
I think that you cannot use the Media Center with the Business edition.

Easycom: It works fine with Vista Business, just not via Media Centre (media centre isn't required for this to work).

13/04/2008 maria paton: have you got a TV stick that will plug into the Sony VA10 AR51M that is HD ready and comes with in built tuner for which there is a remote?

Easycom: We dont have any HD ready ones at the moment unfortunately.

11/03/2008 Oliver: Is this product compatible with vista?

Easycom: Yes, this works fine with Windows Vista.

10/03/2008 Gerry: will this plug in & play , with sony vaio fz31m

Easycom: Yes, it should work fine - It's USB2.0 compatible.

10/03/2008 john williams: I am thinking of getting a Toshiba Satellite Pro L40-15E. With the Hauppauge Win TV HVR 900 will I be able to get English tv in germany? If so which channels? bbc,itv etc.

Easycom: BBC and ITV are unlikely to be received in Germany using the WinTV. A better option would be to look at the SlingPlayer, which allows you to stream your UK-based TV (Sky, BBC, etc) over the Internet to wherever you may be in the world. Requires UK-based TV and hardware though.

23/02/2008 Paul S: What minimum processor speed will i need on my laptop? Thanks. And will it work on the Dell inspiron 1525

Easycom: The reccommended specifications for this product are a 2GHz CPU. The Dell inspiron 1525 has a dual-core at 2GHz which will be more than enough.

23/02/2008 harry: do you need a satalite dish for this product?

Easycom: No. It works independently

20/02/2008 colin: is this device PC only or will it work just the same on Mac?

Easycom: This works just as well on the Mac as it does on the PC.

19/02/2008 Rich: Does this work on the linux OS?

Easycom: Unfortunately Hauppauge do not release drivers for Linux.

04/12/2007 Stuart: Will this work with a sky HD box

Easycom: Unfortunately not

28/11/2007 Sue Dennis: Will this work on an Acer Aspire 3682WXMi

Easycom: Yes as long as you have a spare USB port.

22/11/2007 vick: does this item come with a remote

Easycom: Unfortunately it doesn't have a remote.

14/11/2007 prad: does this have radio and teletext and does it need a power supply?

Easycom: This does have radio, and is powered by the laptop so doesn't need an external power supply. There isn't a teletext function.

28/10/2007 GerH (Co. Kildare): Hi - are there any composite/s-video & audio inputs on this device (for connection to vcr)? - If not, can you recommend a hybrid-usb device that does?

Easycom: No there isn't however you can record straight to your laptop hard drive. We don't offer a USB device for this, however you may be interested in the Slingbox device (product code SB150-110).

26/10/2007 Peter: Hello, in a freeview signal area, how good can I expect the tv reception to be? Thanks in advance.

Easycom: Should be as good as any normal TV.

23/10/2007 Confused: Hi
Will this work on a Toshiba SA60-129/P4

Easycom: Yes this will work as long as you have a spare USB port to plug it into.

16/08/2007 Oliver: Hi, what is the main difference between this and the Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-T, which one is better.
Also i have freeview through a sky dish (freesat) will it pick that up as my freeview through an aerial isn't that good.
Sorry if your already working on this question but i wasn't sure the first one sent through ok.

Easycom: Both of the TV tuners take an aerial signal input which can come from any device. The TV HVR comes with a mobile aerial while the Nova-T does not.

14/08/2007 t: do you need a tv licence to watch programmes on a laptop

Easycom: You do need a TV license to watch TV broadcasts however, a portable tuner like this falls under your home license so you only need the one license.

09/08/2007 Jack: Will it take the signal from a Sky+ box ? You've said No to an earlier question, but Yes when asked whether it could pick up signals from a standard sky box - ...

Easycom: Due to updated drivers it now will take signal through sky+.

02/08/2007 Nil: Hi, Can it pick up signals from a standard sky box?

Easycom: Yes it just needs to be attached.

31/07/2007 Afuwape Elizabeth: please how do i get this product in nigeria.

Easycom: You could order from us for delivery but the delivery charge would be high considering the cost of the product, you would have to look for a local dealer.

30/07/2007 lmsam: Do u have any alternative products with digital on receiving signals, as analogue is being phased out? thanks

Easycom: Within the TV tuners section of the site we have a variety digital tuners which will allow you to receive Freeview TV.

11/07/2007 david: Hi, Will this run under windows 98 or on a USB1.0 port. Thanks

Easycom: Unfortunately there are no drivers available for Windows 98 and you do need a USB2.0 port. Might be time for an upgrade :)

08/07/2007 EMRYS: As I do a lot of caravaning could I use the HAUPPAUGE WIN TV HVR 900 with my ASPIRE 5100 in my carravan and is it just a matter of connecting to the caravan aerial .

Easycom: Yes it would work fine

02/07/2007 J P Fletcher: Apart from having freeview in the product, is thier any other channels like setanta sport.

Easycom: The TV tuner is capable of receiving any Freeview digital TV signals.


Easycom: No this TV tuner works like the TV tuner in a standard TV.

24/05/2007 Kevin (Co. Cork): Do you not ship this to Ireland?

Easycom: Yes we do

24/05/2007 Lai Ming Hoe: My concern is can Hauppauge Win TV HVR 900 working in Car when i connect to my notebook? that mean i drive to anywhere i want and can receive the tv channel very clear in Malaysia.

Easycom: Yes the tuner could work in car but I don’t think it is good idea to watch TV while driving.

21/05/2007 Ronald Cole: Please let me know if this will work with Advent 7113 with Vista Home Premium. Will I need any additional items eg: cards etc

Easycom: It will work fine.

19/05/2007 Natalie: can I use WinTV-HVR900 ( Hybrid TV stick) on a laptop which has Vista Business ( as the CD that comes with the product is for Windows XP). If yes, where excatly can I downoad the program from?

Easycom: Drivers are available from the Hauppauge website.

17/05/2007 cammy989: will this product work on the Acer Aspire 5100

Easycom: Yes

09/05/2007 Mary: Can it pick up subscription Cable tv chanels?

Easycom: The tuner can receive anything delivered down the aerial cable.

06/05/2007 ChrisP: Just got an HP nx7400. The tuner works on set-up with an external aerial, but does not work with the supplied indoor aerial. Got any suggestions?

Easycom: Sometimes you wont be able to pick up a signal from indoors, it depends on the building. In this instance you would have to use an external aerial.

04/05/2007 Markus: Can Sky + be connected and played thro this unit

Easycom: Sorry no, this is a digital tuner like a freeview box

03/05/2007 chami: Thanks for the fast feed back , My Product no is HVR 900 but the model is 1167 and the in the stick the product name is ( digital terrestrial TV stick) and it is not indicated as hybrid.
pls tell me whether this still will work for analoge

Easycom: The HVR series are all Hybrid tuners which means they can pick up analogue or digital TV.

02/05/2007 chami: Does the hvr 900 ( digital terrestrial TV stick) support analoge
as well

Easycom: Yes the TV tuner can receive analogue as well as digital signals.

29/04/2007 Mango: Does it work with Aspire 5101AWLMI VISTA HP

Easycom: Yes it would

27/04/2007 James: would this work in portugal?

Easycom: It will work anywhere that has a digital TV signal.

24/04/2007 steph stocker: Is this compatible with windows media center...can the tv be played through Media center

Easycom: Yes

20/04/2007 FRD: Will this work with a Toshiba Satellite running XP pro service pack 2?

Does a user need to have a TV licensce in order to watch tv on a computer legally?

Easycom: Yes, there will need to be a TV licence at the property of the owners home address, although the owner can take it and use it wherever they want. It will work with a Toshiba on XPP.

17/04/2007 Tim: Do you get all the freeview channels and can you rewind live tv

Easycom: You can receive all available channels for your geographical area. It does also supposrt pausing and rewinding live tv.

16/04/2007 Tim: Will This work on the Dell Inspiron 6400

Easycom: It will work on any modern laptop (built in the last 2 years)

15/04/2007 Tim: Do you have to pay a subscription

Easycom: No, this product only picks up Free To Air channels

11/04/2007 Swapy: How about getting using TV tuner in India? Any idea would it work there?

Easycom: I believe Indian TV is transmitted on the Pal standard so it should work with this TV tuner.

08/04/2007 tony k: just got myself a aspire 9301awsmi will this product work and is there any problems

Easycom: This USB TV card does indeed work with Vista Laptops.

06/04/2007 x: will this work with the laptop acer aspire 5633wlmi

Easycom: This will work with any laptop as long as it has a usb port.

05/04/2007 AHUJA: will the tv tuner card (model:TV-HVR-900) work on windows xp home edition?

Easycom: Yes, it will

01/04/2007 Steve Walker: Thanks for the info. Bought this now. Works great connected to normal tv ariel but when I try the portable DVB-T antenna I just get a black screen. Any idea what could be causing the problem

Easycom: Is Freeview available in your area?

31/03/2007 jag: Hi,
Will this work with a Sony Vaio VGB-FS415S? Does it come with a remote control? Thanks

Easycom: Yes it will work, but it doesnt include a remote. If you use Windows XP Media Center of Vista then you can use a Media Center remote control with it.

29/03/2007 Doug: Will this product (Hauppauge Win TV HVR 900) work with the Aspire 9300 series? Thank you for your help.

Easycom: It certainly will :-)

29/03/2007 Steve Walker: Hello. Does the Acer 7112 already have a TV tuner already in? If not will the Hauppauge Win TV HVR 900 work with the Acer 7112? What about a remote control?

Easycom: It doesnt have a built in one, but this will work with it. As the 7112 has XP Media Center a normal Media Center remote control will work with it. Some of our other TV tuners come with a remote control.

27/03/2007 Nick: Will this work with 3693WLMi Laptop and the 5000 and 5100 series

Easycom: These are universal products designed to work with all laptops, as long as you have a USB port

27/03/2007 chris: will this work with all 5680 laptops?

Easycom: Yes it will.

23/03/2007 Doug: Just one more question.Do you have to have internet access to use this product?

Easycom: It would not require an internet connection to work as it doesnt stream TV over the internet, it has an antenna which picks up the signal like any other TV.

23/03/2007 Doug: Thank you for your reply. To narrow down the country abroad, will it work in Greece? If I order, how long before delivery?

Easycom: We have some ready to be dispatched today, check our FAQ page for more delivery details. I dont think Greece will have a Digital TV service, but it will be able to pick up analogue signal there no problem.

22/03/2007 Andy: Will this work with the acer aspire 5685?
I thought this came with the notebook but it didn't

Easycom: Unfortunately there was an error in the 5685's data sheet, which we apologise for. This TV Tuner is excellent though, and will work with the 5685. Thanks.

22/03/2007 Doug: Can this product be used abroad to pick up T.V.programmes?

Easycom: Yes, it basically turns your laptop or any computer into a TV, which runs over the top of everything else, or you can minimise or run it in a window. You can also pause, record, and replay live TV so in some ways its better than a standard TV!

22/03/2007 ?: Is this product HD ready?

Easycom: Sorry this is not HD Ready.

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