Hauppauge's new inexpensive external dual TV tuner
Subject: Systems | August 25, 2011 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: htpc, cable card, tv tuner, external tv tuner, dual tv tuner, Hauppauge, WinTV-DCR-2650
The Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 is an external box which has two seperate TV tuners which connects to your PC over USB. With a CableCARD you will be able to connect directly to your cable hook up, and ClearQAM can be received without one as Missing Remote proved in their preview. At only $149 it even sounds a better deal than many of the PVR devices cable companies hawk to their subscribers. Keep an eye out for them to finish the review once their CableCARD arrives.
"Getting our hands on a new product is always exciting so we thought we would share it with you! We've been anxiously awaiting the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 ever since we first saw the prototype of the CableCARD product at CES. If you haven't heard by now, the WinTV-DCR-2650 is a dual-cable tuner that connects to a PC via USB--a great option for small form factors or a situation where there's no free PCIe slot available. It also happens to be the most inexpensive way to gain access to the entire subscription package from a cable provider on a PC with a retail price of $149. Enough about what it is, let's take a look at it after the break!"
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