Part # HVR1950

MFR Part # HVR-1950

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MSRP: $129
  • Watch, pause and record TV over USB. High performance TV tuner for North America
  • Watch and record live HDTV or cable TV on your PC
  • Record your favorite TV shows to your computer
  • Includes set of audio/video inputs for recording video from set top boxes, VCRs and camcorders
  • Includes high performance hardware MPEG-2 encoder for analog TV and video
  • Includes remote control and IR Blaster

TV Standards supported

  • NTSC Analog Cable, Over the Air TV
  • ATSC Digital Over the Air HDTV
  • Clear QAM Digital Cable TV


  • Watch, pause and record TV on your PC or laptop, in window or full screen
  • Watch ATSC HD digital TV, up to 1080i format
  • Watch clear QAM digital cable TV up to 1080i format
  • NTSC analog cable TV, 125 channel cable-ready tuner
  • Record ATSC digital TV or clear QAM digital cable TV in the original digital quality
  • Surround sound stereo decoder
  • Schedule TV recordings with WinTV-Scheduler software

Special Features

  • Record analog cable TV with the on-board MPEG-2 encoder, which allows your PC to run at full speed while recording
  • IR Blaster to control satellite and cable TV set top boxes
  • Complete built-in audio/video inputs for connecting to VCRs and camcorders


  • Single tuner with the following broadcast formats supported:
    • NTSC analog TV, with built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder
    • ATSC over-the-air digital TV, at video resolutions to 1080i
    • Clear QAM digital cable TV, at video resolutions to 1080i
    • FM radio
  • Audio/Video inputs:
    • S-Video, composite video
    • Left and right audio via RCA jacks
  • Hardware MPEG-2 encoder
    • Conexant CX23417 encoder
    • 2D comb filter
    • Datarates: 2 to 7.5 Mbits/sec
  • Size: 10cm wide x 10.4 cm deep x 2.8cm high
  • Power: 5V to 12V at 2 amps
  • Weight: 6.5 oz

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
    • 1.0 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for watching cable TV)
    • 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent (for watching high definition ATSC or QAM digital TV)
  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit), Microsoft® Windows® XP, XP Pro or Windows XP Media Center Edition, with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista (32 bit)
    • WinTV-HVR-1955 is Windows Vista Premium certified* and has passed Windows 7 and 8 WHQL testing
  • Available USB 2.0 port
  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card for TV audio
  • Optional DVD burner for creating DVDs from your recordings
    • Note: High definition QAM and ATSC video is not compatible with DVD disks, and therefore cannot be recorded

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