you are using digital cable which broadcast the local ATSC channels on
their cable TV network, you can receive these QAM channels with the new
WinTV v7 application.
Note: not all cable TV networks send clear QAM channels
WinTV-HVR-1800 brings over-the-air high definition ATSC digital TV and analog cable TV to your PC. Watch and record TV in a window or full screen using high quality MPEG-2.
Clear QAM TV channels are unencrypted digital TV channels broadcast by your local cable operator.
Many cable operators in North America are transmitting the high
definition ATSC channels on their cable networks. They also broadcast
the basic cable channels in using clear QAM. You can use the WinTV v6
application to watch and record these channels.
ATSC digital TV is the over-the-air HD digital TV for North America.
ATSC digital TV typically requires an antenna for reception, and is
currently broadcast in 200 cities, with over 1500 TV stations. ATSC
broadcasts range in resolution from standard definition up to the high
definition 1080i format. The WinTV-HVR can be used to watch and record
all ATSC formats.
Note: ATSC digital
TV is NOT digital cable TV or digital satellite TV. The WinTV-HVR cannot
receive digital satellite TV. Using the Hauppauge WinTV v7, you can
watch clear QAM digital cable TV.
ATSC digital TV brings you sharper pictures
and enriches your PC’s multimedia experience with near CD quality
sound. WinTV-HVR’s ATSC digital TV tuner 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 any loss in quality.
Two tuners to simplify connections The
WinTV-HVR-1800 has two tuners: one for analog cable TV and one for
ATSC/QAM digital TV. You can connect both cable TV and an ATSC digital
TV antenna at the same time. And our new WinTV v6 application allows you
to toggle between cable TV and ATSC or QAM digital TV channels.
Create your own personal Digital Video Recorder! Record
cable TV shows to your PC's hard disk with our built-in high quality
MPEG-2 hardware encoder. You can also record high definition digital
ATSC and QAM to disk in the original digital quality. Use the
WinTV-Scheduler to schedule the recordings of your favorite analog or
ATSC digital TV programs. Play the recordings back to your PC screen at
Are you using Windows Vista Media Center?
If so, you can add WinTV-HVR-1800 as either the primary or as the
second TV tuner. The Microsoft Media Center application supports up to
two TV tuners, so you can watch one TV channel while recording another!
And WinTV-HVR-1800 has Windows Vista Premium certification.
WinTV-HVR-1800 is a PCI Express X1 board. It contains two tuners: a
digital TV tuner to receive ATSC and QAM channels plus a 125-channel
cable ready TV tuner. For ATSC and QAM digital TV, all 18 ATSC formats
including 1080i can be watched or recorded to disk as a MPEG-2 Program
Stream. A highly integrated MPEG-1/2 hardware encoder based on the
Conexant -418 is on-board for recording analog cable TV to disk. The
playback of the recorded ATSC and QAM digital TV and MPEG-2 encoded
analog programs are done through a software MPEG-2 player.
- For Analog TV reception, you need an analog cable TV connection.
ATSC over-the-air digital TV reception, a high gain antenna is
recommended. To check the ATSC TV broadcasts in your area, go to
TitanTV.com and enter your postal code. Note: depending on the strength of your antenna, you might not be able to receive all broadcasts listed at TitanTV.
clear QAM reception, you need digital cable TV which transmits 'clear
QAM' ATSC channels. You need to use the Hauppauge WinTV application to
watch, pause and record QAM channels.
- ATSC TV recordings are not 100% compatible with DVD, and therefore you cannot burn them directly to a DVD.