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http://www.hauppauge.com/site/produc...a_hvr2250.html

For any of you looking for an all-in-one Dual hybrid tuner it looks like Hauppauge is finally selling their HVR-2250. It kinda like 2 HVR-1250's in one except this has hardware encoding built in as well as an internal splitter so you only need to connect one cable. It will do NTSC/ATSC/QAM all on either tuner. Great solution if your using mATX mobo's and are low on slots. And it it half height to so it will fit into SFF cases. Hopefully it does QAM better than the HVR-1600/1800 does.
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post #2 of 13
Finally.... someone released a tuner that can do this.


It is going to be around $130 so that cheaper than buying two hardware tuners.
Edited by DuckieHo - 7/4/08 at 2:45pm
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Where is this available? I can't find it anywhere but Hauppauge's store and its $150 for just the board there.
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Not too sure how you get all that with 1 cable/antenna in... My HVR 1800 has 1 input for HD and 1 input for Analog

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I would assume because it has an internal splitter it can deal with the multiple signals on one cable. However if you have two distinct sources, you would still need multiple inputs
Edited by Kriegen - 8/6/08 at 12:12pm
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There is an internal splitter so you can watch one program and record another at the same time.

I found a review here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2320616,00.asp
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I've been using mine for a couple of days so far. Having issues with Sagetv, but with the Wintv app it works fine. Much better qam tuning than the 1600 and 1800, and I do mean much better (at least in my case). My TV's tuner can find 299 digital services and this card found 265. My 1600 and 1800 could only find a couple. And they wouldn't always find the same ones. Some would be found by one card and not the other, and vice versa. My one annoyance is that they still put a stupid FM tuner on it instead of a second imput incase you wanted to connect cable and OTA to it.
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I've been using mine for a couple of days so far. Having issues with Sagetv, but with the Wintv app it works fine. Much better qam tuning than the 1600 and 1800, and I do mean much better (at least in my case). My TV's tuner can find 299 digital services and this card found 265. My 1600 and 1800 could only find a couple. And they wouldn't always find the same ones. Some would be found by one card and not the other, and vice versa. My one annoyance is that they still put a stupid FM tuner on it instead of a second imput incase you wanted to connect cable and OTA to it.
Having a separate inputs for digital and analog would have been nice. All the stations are within 5 miles and I have analog cable so it looks like I will be getting the 1800 so I can use both.
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wow, does anyone know how much is this and where can i get it
    
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From reading about it also it's not as tall as 1800
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