WinTV-HVR-1250 and WinTV-HVR-1250 MC-Kits Quick Installation Guide QI-WINTV-HVR1250-V3 · 2/15/2010 © Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. 2009 - 2010 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. 91 Cabot Court Hauppauge, NY 11788 Telephone: 631-434-1600 Fax: 631-434-3198 Tech Support: 631-434-3197 firstname.lastname@example.org Sales: email@example.com WinTV-HVR uses your PC or laptop’s CPU for displaying TV programs on your PC screen. The decoding of high definition ATSC is very processor intensive, and the smoothness of high definition TV programs depends upon how fast your PC or laptop system is. Other PC activities that consume CPU resources might affect the display of ATSC digital TV. Slow video, jerky video and momentary pausing of video are all results of a CPU which is temporarily being used by other activities. For the best ATSC digital TV reception, a roof top ‘Wideband’ or ‘High gain’ antenna is recommended. In the U.S., a good ATSC digital antenna selector can be found at TitanTV.com under Resources. 3. Installing the WinTV-HVR-1250 board Web site: www.hauppauge.com 1. Contents of the WinTV-HVR-1250 package • WinTV-HVR-1250 has a built-in tuner for analog cable TV, digital ATSC and digital clear QAM TV. To receive ATSC, you will need an antenna. To receive digital clear QAM or analog cable TV, you will need a cable TV connection. To install, switch off the computer and remove the computer cover. The manufacturer of your PC supplies instructions on removing the PC cover. WinTV-HVR-1250 board ote: Your PC could be damaged by electrostatic discharge. Avoid this by contacting the earthed chassis of your PC, before you open it or touch the pci card. N For the standard WinTV-HVR-1250 products, you will find: • WinTV-HVR Windows Installation CD-ROM with • Locate a free PCIe slot. Unscrew and remove the metacover plate which covers the back of the empty slot. • Plug the WinTV-HVR-1250 board into the PCIe slot, and screw the WinTV-HVR-1250 metal cover plate to the PC. • Replace the computer cover. WinTV v7 application with SoftPVR™ and TV Scheduler • Hauppauge remote control transmitter with 2 AAA batteries • Remote control receiver cable For Windows Media Center kits, you will find: • Media Center Remote Control transmitter and two 4. Connecting the cables AA batteries • Media Center Remote control receiver/blaster • IR transmitter cable (blaster cable) • USB cable for the Media Center remote control receiver/blaster box 2. What is ATSC digital TV? ATSC digital TV is over-the-air 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. Note: ATSC digital TV is NOT digital cable TV or digital satellite TV. The WinTV-HVR can receive clear QAM digital cable TV (if you are using WinTV v7 or Windows Media Center with Windows 7 or TV Pack 2008), but it cannot receive digital satellite TV unless WinTV-HVR-1250 is connected to a satellite TV set top box. ATSC digital TV is transmitted in several resolutions, from “standard definition” which is similar to cable TV, up to high definition which has about 16 times the resolution of normal cable TV. In any resolution, ATSC digital TV gives sharper pictures than analog cable TV and near CD quality sound. Clear QAM TV channels are digital cable TV channels which are broadcast “in the clear”. These digital cable TV channels are broadcast in various resolutions, from standard TV connector: either cable TV for analog and clear QAM digital or a TV antenna for ATSC TV. ote: clear QAM digital cable TV is only available in some areas and through some cable TV operators. Contact your local cable TV company to see if they support clear QAM digital cable TV. To watch clear QAM digital cable TV, you need to be using Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008, Microsoft Windows 7 or Hauppauge’s WinTV v7. N Remote control receiver connector: to the Hauppauge Remote Control receiver cable (on some models). If you are using an external audio/video source like a satellite or cable TV set top box ... TV Connector for analog or digital TV Remote control receiver connector (on some models) S-Video/Composite video input connector Left/Right audio input (Line-In) connector then you will need to connect the S-Video input connector or Composite video input connector for video and the Audio input (LineIn) for the sound. definition up to high definition. S-Video/Composite: Video input connector. For either S-Video or PC, double click on the WinTV icon on your Windows desk top. composite (composite video requires the S-Video to composite adapter). Device Setup Wizard Left/right audio input: Stereo audio input using 1/8” mini stereo jack, from the audio output of your source. Connecting the remote control receiver cable Plug the remote control receiver cable into the Remote control receiver connector on the WinTVHVR-1250. Position the round receiver sensor (at the end of the remote control receiver cable) where is can be “seen” by the remote control transmitter. This is normally at the front of your PC. When you run WinTV for the first time, the WinTV Device Setup Wizard appears. Select the TV source that you are using. On some model WinTVs, you have multiple tuners and therefore you can select multiple sources. For the WinTV-HVR-1250, you can chose either ATSC or Digital QAM and Analog TV. You cannot chose both Digital ATSC and Digital QAM. ote: If you’d like to use the A/V inputs, please select External inputs (Composite/S-Video). N ATSC digital over-the-air TV 5. Installing the WinTV driver and applications Turn on your Windows XP or Vista based PC, and boot into Windows. ew: If a 'Found New Hardware' wizard appears, please cancel it and allow windows to load fully before proceeding. N Insert the WinTV Installation CD-ROM in your PC’s CD-ROM drive. ote: if the CD does not autorun, navigate to the CD and run the 'Setup.exe' file. N “Hauppauge WinTV Installation CD” window will appear on the screen. Install the WinTV driver Click the button labeled Step 1: Install drivers. A blue screen will open and begin installing the drivers for your WinTV. Once the drivers have installed, click on the Finish bar to exit. Install the WinTV applications Click the button labeled Step 2: Install WinTV The setup application will then open and begin automattically installing the WinTV application components. Once complete, click N OK then Exit. ote: the latest driver updates are available at: www.hauppauge.com 6. Running WinTV for the first time To run the WinTV v7 application for watching TV, recording videos and playing them back on your Select Digital ATSC and click Next. In the ATSC Setup menu, click Next. You will see the Digital ATSC Scan scanning for digital overthe-air channels. The digital TV scanning process will scan from channels 2 to 51. As TV channels are found, they will appear in the Channel box. When complete, click Next / Next and OK. ote: if you do not receive any ATSC digital TV channels, an antenna signal booster might be needed. After adding a signal booster, see below for instructions on rescanning and the Troubleshooting section for information on choosing an antenna. N Clear QAM Digital Cable TV Clear QAM digital cable TV channels are those TV channels broadcast on a digital cable network which are unencrypted (‘free to view’). If you have a cable operator who transmits clear QAM digital TV programs, chose Digital QAM and Next. Encrypted channels are automatically not selected. The resulting channels in the list might be both standard and high definition channels. ote: Windows Media Center requires TV Pack 2008 or Windows 7 to support QAM TV channels. You can also use the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application, or SageTV or BeyondTV for QAM TV reception. N Analog cable TV Select your Country and TV Source from the drop down list. To automatically scan for channels, click Next to continue. Click the Scan button and WinTV will automatically scan for analog channels. The scanning process takes about 10 minutes. To show the Channel menu as part of the TV window, click the Channel list always on icon at the top of the channel list. External audio/video sources You can bring video into the WinTV from an external audio/video source such as a cable TV or satellite set top box. In the Device Setup Wizard, select Inputs and click Next. Options menu click your right mouse button to view Playback menu To turn on Closed captions, click on Show Captions. External You will be presented with the option to add a Composite and an S-Video Input. Please select your country (if not correct) and click Next. To manually schedule a TV recording, or to see which programs have been scheduled, click on Scheduler. If you wish to connect a source not normally designed for operation in your country, you can configure the Video Format manually from the drop down list. Change the value from “AUTO”. To turn on the Always on Top mode, click on Stay on Note: Pal BGHIDK is the commonly used format in Europe. NTSC is the broadcast format used in Top. Channel list TV Scheduler Close captions Always on top North America. Rescanning TV channels Watch, Pause and Record TV If you want to rescan for TV channels, click the corner of WinTV v7). Setup menu (the gear button in the lower left Then click on the Devices tab. Choose your WinTV device by clicking on it, then click Tuner setup. Chose the TV format you want to scan, then click Next. Click Next and a new scan will be started. When the scan is complete, click Next / Next and OK. WinTV v7 is always recording video to your PC’s hard drive while TV is being displayed. In this way, you can immediately skip back and replay the TV program you are watching. Clicking on the Pause button will cause the video to pause, while clicking the Record button will cause the current TV program to be recorded to hard disk. Recording your TV shows If you want to record a TV show you are watching: Using the WinTV v7 application - Click the Record button. The recorded file name will popup on the video for a few seconds as the recording starts. WinTV source selector - When you are finished recording, click the Stop button. Channel list display always on - Click the Playback file button and select the last file recorded to play the video you just recorded - To play a video you recorded earlier, click the Playback File button and then move your mouse and click once on the video you want to play. Click Open and the file will start playing. Close WinTV To watch TV, click the Watch TV button. To see the TV Channel list, click right mouse button in the TV Current channel name and number Fast channel select numbers your window to display the Options menu. Select Find Channel. You will see the channel list. TV Channel list Configuration menu (Settings menu) To display the channel list all the time, while the channel list is displayed, click the Channel Program Info Record/Pause/Play controls Playback file menu Volume adjust and mute Channel up/down Watch TV list display always on The recorded video file is saved in the directory set in Recordings directory. The default directory is MyVideos. To change this directory, click the Settings button and then the Folders tab. Every time you record a file, a new file is automatically created. The file will be formatted as (ChannelNumber)_(ChannelName)YearMonthDay_TIme. For digital TV programs, the quality level recorded is the same as it is transmitted by the TV station. Program info button. Options menu Playback file Stop Skip back Skip back 10 seconds 1 minute Record Settings Time bar Pause/Play Skip ahead Skip 30 seconds ahead 1 minute The Options menu is the main menu where you can select channels, turn on closed captions, open the TV Scheduler and many other of the most important TV control functions. To bring up the Options Menu, click your To see the channel list, click on scanned. right mouse button once in the TV window . Find channel. You will see the list of channels which have been For example, if the TV station is transmitting a high-definition program, WinTV will record the program in high-definition. Close captions, parental control information and SAP audio is recorded with digital TV programs. For analog cable TV using the built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder, the quality of the video recording is set to 6Mbits/sec. This will be a configurable setting in a future version of WinTV v7. If you want to pause a TV show you are watching: - Click the Pause button. Your TV video will stop and the Time counter will start counting. - To start the video from where you paused, click the Play button - To rewind the video to the beginning, click the Skip to the beginning button. If your video was paused, click the Play button. - To rewind the video 1 minute, click the Skip back 1 minute button. If your video was paused, click the Play button. The Delay counter displays how much time you are behind the live video. For example, if the delay counter says 00:01:23, then the video window is showing video 1 minute and 23 seconds behind live video. TV Scheduler WinTV v7’s built-in TV Scheduler allows you to schedule the recording of TV shows. Once a record event is set, WinTV v7 can be closed and the WinTV application will “wake up” at the desired time and tuned to the desired channel. When a scheduled record event takes place, the WinTV v7 application records “in background” so that you can continue to watch your live TV program, even as the recording progresses. The TV Scheduler can be found in the WinTV v7 Options menu. Right click your mouse button in the TV window to see the Options menu. Click - Name: you can add a name to the recording. If you do not enter a name, the name will be in the channel/date format. Selecting FM radio programs On those WinTV products which support FM radio, if you have scanned for FM radio staions in the section entitled “Using WinTV for the first time” you can change the WinTV v7 application to FM by clicking FM radio in the Source selector, found in the upper right hand corner of the WinTV application. Scheduler. To set up an event for timed watching or recording, click the Add button. The items that need to be set for each event are: - Channel: chose one of your scanned channels. - Start time: set to the desired start time. Click on the hour to set the hour, the minute to set the minute. Note: It takes about 15 seconds to launch the WinTV and start recording. - Duration: number of minutes in the recorded program. - Configuration menu The WinTV v7 Configuration menu is accessed by clicking the gear button in the lower left hand corner of WinTV v7. General tab: you can set the Video Renderer which allows WinTV v7 to display video with a wide range of graphics systems. Devices tab: allows is where you can re-scan for TV channels and set up the TV sources in WinTV v7. Parental control tab: is where you can set the Parental Control level. Advanced options: you can set options such as Convert TV recordings to .MPG file type and Game mode here. - Recurrance: one time, daily, weekly. Note: If you set for Record Weekly, you must also specify the Day of the Week for the recording. Date to Begin Program: today's date is the default. Change this if you want to schedule on another date. - Source selection: leave set at WinTV to bring up the WinTV at the requested time and on the requested channel. Once these are set, click OK. You can add more recordings, clicking OK after each event is set. When you are finished click Close. The WinTV program does not have to be running for the Schedular to work. If WinTV is not running, it takes about 15 seconds to start WinTV and to start the recording of TV.