Hauppauge PCTV 800i TV Tuner PCI Plug-in Card
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General Information

PCTV HD Card brings SD and free HD TV to your PC with no desktop clutter. It is a HD Card that brings the sharpness of HDTV via the new ATSC standard to your PC. ATSC is the new digital TV standard, and it comes over-the-air and for free in high or standard definition. There are absolutely no required subscription fees. Watch, time shift and even automatically record all of your favorite HD and SD TV shows. It fully supports both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) TV signals; the tuner hardware is also ready for ClearQAM (unencrypted digital cable). Thanks to the included TVCenter software, record programs on your hard drive in MPEG-2 or DivX or even direct-to-DVD. Pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV with time shifting. Capture SD video from a camcorder or set-top box using the included adapter cable. There's never been an easier way to turn a desktop PC into a HD TV with fully functional personal video recorder (PVR).

Technical Information
Functions:TV Tuning
Functions:FM Tuning
Functions:Digital TV Receiver
Functions:Video Recording
Functions:Video Capturing
Functions:Video Editing
Functions:HDTV Tuning
Video System:ATSC
Video System:NTSC
Video Formats:MPEG-1
Video Formats:MPEG-2
Video Formats:DivX
Video Formats:S-Video
Video Formats:DVD
Electronic Program Guide:Yes

Host Interface:PCI
Audio Line In:Yes
Number of S-Video Inputs:1
TV Antenna:Yes

Physical Characteristics
Form Factor:Plug-in Card

System Requirements:
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz, Pentium M 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 processor (for HDTV reception, a Pentium 4 2.8GHz or Pentium M 1.7 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon 64 processor is recommended)
  • For Windows XP, 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
  • For Windows Vista, 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Free PCI rev. 2.3 slot
  • Sound/graphics controller with support for DirectX 9
  • Hard drive with minimum 1 GB free space (20 GB recommended for TV recording)
  • DVD player or burner
  • Internet connection for registration/activation
  • High-gain indoor or rooftop aerial and/or connection to an existing cable TV jack (coaxial cable)

Microsoft Operating System(s):

  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows XP with latest service pack

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  • UPC: 785428230405 
  • Mfr's Part #: 23040