Installing the WinTV-PVR-pci

Installing the WinTV-PVR-pci
Personal Video Recorder
Quick Installation
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Installing the WinTV-PVR-pci
WinTV-PVR board
The WinTV-PVR is a Plug-n-Play device designed for Windows98SE,
Windows Me, Windows2000 and WindowsXP. Plug-n-Play simplifies
the installation and hardware setup of WinTV by having hardware
settings assigned by Windows. This section describes how to install
these boards using the Plug-n-Play installation.
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After the video driver is
installed, the Found New
Hardware Wizard will detect
the WinTV audio driver. Click
Next, then Continue anyway and
then Finish to complete the
audio driver installation.
TV Connector
for antenna or Cable TV input
Installation overview
To install WinTV-PVR under Windows98SE, WindowsME,
Windows2000 or WindowsXP, you will follow these steps:
Audio ouput (LineOut) to
sound card
✓ Install the WinTV-PVR-PCI board in your PC and connect the TV
S-Video/Composite video
and audio cables
✓ After booting Windows, you will install WinTV Windows device
Audio Input (Line-In)
Remote control (IR)
receiver socket
✓ A system check and VGA check will be run (Windows98 only)
✓ After the Windows driver is installed, you will install the WinTV
applications from the WinTV-PVR-PCI Installation CD-ROM
Step 1: Install the WinTV-PVR and connect the cables
Turn the power off on your PC. Install the WinTV-PVR into a PCI
slot. On some PC’s, the WinTV-PVR needs to be pluged into the first
or second PCI slot. Plug your TV antenna or cable TV cable into the
TV Connector.
The live TV audio from the WinTV-PVR is routed to your PC’s sound
card for amplification and mixing. To connect to the sound card, plug
one end of the supplied Audio cable into WinTV-PVR’s Audio output (LineOut) connector. Plug the other end of this cable into the
LineIn connector on your PC’s sound card.
The Remote control receiver is plugged into the Remote control
receiver socket. Use the Velcro dot (on the back of the Remote control
receiver) to position the Remote control receiver where it will be able to
receive infra-red commands from the Remote control transmitter. Add
the supplied batteries to the Remote control transmitter.
This completes the driver installation for Windows XP. Go to step 3.
Step 2a: Install the WinTV driver for Windows 98SE,
Me, and Windows2000
Step 2: Install the WinTV-PVR driver for Windows XP
Turn the power on your PC.
After installing the WinTV-PVR in your PC and booting into Windows,
the Found New Hardware Wizard will appear. Insert the WinTVPVR-PCI Installation CD-ROM in your PC’s CD-ROM drive and
make sure Install the software automatically (Recommended) is
checked. Then click NEXT. When the Hardware Installation dialog
When re-starting Windows for the first time after the WinTV-PVR
board has been installed, the Add New Hardware Wizard will
Click NEXT. Select Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended). Click NEXT.
Plug the supplied Radio aerial into the FM radio connector. This may not
be necessary if your TV aerial or cable network supplies an FM signal.
When you see the dialog box, insert the WinTV InstallationCD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
The S-Video/composite video input and Audio input can be used
to bring audio/video from a VCR, camcorder, camera, DVD player or
satellite TV receiver. If your video device uses a yellow composite
connector instead of S-Video, use the supplied Composite to SVideo adapter.
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You will see a number of files being copied to your hard disk drive.
The WinTV2000 application
After the Hauppauge WinTV video driver has been installed, the
Hauppauge WinTV audio driver will be automatically installed.
Channel configuration
Close WinTV
Click your right mouse button
here to remove toolbars. Click
again to restore toolbar.
Mute audio
Now the Hauppauge WinTV DirectDraw Inspection utility will be
run. Check if the message “GOOD NEWS! We detect a compatible
VGA card and drivers” appears. Click Close.
Click and hold your right
mouse button to see the
Options menu.
If you do not see this message, then your VGA card does not have
an updated Direct Draw driver. You will also find the latest Microsoft
drivers on the WinTV-PVR-PCI Installation CD-ROM in the DirectX
Step 3: WinTV-PVR Software installation
Remove toolbar
After all files are copied, the Hauppauge WinTV System Inspection
utility will be run. Check for the message “Your Hauppauge WinTV
hardware and software drivers appear to have been installed and
configured correctly”. Click on Close.
Note: “Step 4: WinTV-PVR Software installation” will update the
Direct Draw driver for Windows. If you get an error message during
the DirectDraw check, following step 4 may fix this.
Full screen TV
Video source
System and DirectDraw check for Windows95, 98, Me
Snapshot button
One Touch
One Touch
Record Mode
Snapshot viewer window double click on each “thumbnail” to see image full size
Pause Mode
TV Mode
Current TV channel
or video source
Software remote
When running WinTV for the first time, you will need to scan for your
TV channels.
Choose the Video Format for your
geographic region:
North America uses NTSC(M)
Europe uses PAL B/G
U.K. uses PAL I
South America uses either PAL M or PAL
click on the
Channel configuration button
(marked Suite).
Then click on the
desired channel,
then Edit. Change
the Channel
Name to the
name of the station. Fine tune if
necessary. Then
click OK.
“Always-on-Top” mode:
With the Always on Top mode, the WinTV window can always be
visible on your Windows desktop.
To turn on Always-on-Top, simply click and hold your right mouse
button in WinTV’s video window. Then click on Options and click
on Always-on-Top.
A convenient way to use Always-on-Top is to make the TV window
in the no-title mode small, and to make the TV window in the title
mode larger. Then you can switch very quick from a small window to
a larger one simply by clicking the right mouse button.
To set up a External video source
Allowing WinTV to display TV full screen
Click the Suite button (Channel configuration) on the WinTV2000
and click on Add. Click Composite (or S-Video). Pick your video format (NTSC for North and South America, PAL for Europe, etc.) and
give it a name (for example: external), then click ADD. Now you have
a external video channel.
Click on the WinTV2000 Pref button to bring up the Preferences
menu. Then click TV mode, and check the box which says “Allow
resolution change”. When you click the Full screen TV button in
WinTV2000, Windows will change your screen resolution to either
640x480 or 800x600, and TV will appear full screen. When finished
watching TV full screen, click your right mouse button to return to
“TV-in-a-window” mode.
To change to External video, either select the channel name you
just configured, or click the Switch video source button on the
WinTV-2000 application.
Troubleshooting audio problems
If you cannot hear audio when the WinTV application is running,
check the following:
After you have scanned for channels, you can assign channel names
to channel numbers and fine tune for better reception. To do this,
Watch, Pause and Record TV
There are three buttons to control the Watching, Recording and
Pausing of TV. Clicking on the Pause button witll cause the Pause
menu to roll down from the WinTV2000 application, while clicking on
the Rec button will cause the Record menu to roll down.
One Touch
Record mode
- 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 10 seconds, click the rewind 10 seconds button. If
your video was paused, click the play button.
Record Mode
Click on the Record button on the WinTV-2000 application to open
the Record and Playback control bar.
Time counter
The time is specified in a Hour:Minute:Second format. When Recording,
the time of the recording will be displayed. On playback, the current position time and the total time in the video being played will be displayed.
The One Touch Pause button prepares the WinTV-PVR for pausing
live video (see Pause mode below).
The One Touch Record button will start a record session. If you
click OTR more than once, a record timer will be set and the recording will be done for 15 minutes for each time the OTR button is
clicked. For example, if you click the OTR button 3 times, the WinTVPVR will record for 30 minutes.
Skip back
10 sec.
video position
Skip ahead
10 sec.
Skip to End
Video CD
File menu
Fast Foward
2X 8X
If you want to record a TV show you are watching:
- click the Record button to lower the record and play menu
- in the Record menu, click the red record button to start recording
- when you are finished recording, click the stop button
- click the Play button to play the video you just recorded
- to play a video you recorded earlier, click the "file" button and then
move to the video you want to play. click OK and then play
If you want to pause a TV show you are watching:
- click the Pause button to lower the pause menu. After about 15 seconds, your screen will stop and the delay time will start counting
- to start the video from where you paused, click the play button
- to pause the video again, click the pause button
Click your right mouse button in the WinTV’s video window to
remove the toolbar and leave just the TV window (“no-title” mode).
You can change channels in the no-title mode by typing a number
or by hitting the +/- keys. To adjust the audio volume, hit
PgUp/PgDn, or CTRL-M to mute the audio. To restore the toolbars
(“title mode”), click your right mouse button in the video window.
You can set the window size and position differently in each mode.
if you had started recording with the OTR button, and had
clicked it more than once, the total time for the recording will
also be displayed
Make sure the audio cable (supplied with WinTV) is connected
from the Line-Out jack on the WinTV board to the LineIn jack
on your sound card. Some sound cards use an arrow pointed
inward to identify the LineIn jack. Sound cards without a LineIn
jack can use the Microphone In jack.
Click on the WinTV applications’ audio configuration button
AUD and make sure the Audio Mixer Input is set to WinTV.
Open the Volume control menu (double click on the small
speaker icon in the lower right hand corner of your PC screen).
Make sure LineIn is not muted and the level is about half way up.
If you do not see a Line-In listed in the Volume control menu,
click on Options / Properties in this menu and under Show the
following volume controls put a check mark next to Line-In.
This will add LineIn to the list of devices. Click OK.
If you do not hear audio when playing back a recorded video file
(or do not hear audio when in the Pause mode), then open up
The quality of the recording is configured from the MPEG
Configuration Menu (see the section entitled “Configuring the format for MPEG compression”). There are several video qualities:
VCD plus MPEG2 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0 MBit/sec, etc. The highest
quality is MPEG2 12.0 MBit/sec, and the lowest quality is VCD.
The recorded video file is saved in the DVCR Recorded File Path
which can be configured from the MPEG Configuration Menu.
Everytime you record a file, a new file is automatically created. The
first file will be _dvcr001.mpg. The second file will be _dvcr002.mpg
and so on.
Clicking the Stop button will stop your recording, and then saves the
recorded audio/video file to disk using the automatically assigned file
name. The Counter will be reset to 00:00:00 after the A/V file is saved.
Pause Button:
Clicking the Pause button while Playing will pause your audio/video
file. Clicking the Pause button again will continue the playing.
Rewind Button:
Clicking the Rewind button while playing will play the video file in
reverse at 1x speed. Clicking the Rewind button again will continue
the playing.
Fast Foward Button:
Clicking the Fast Foward button one time will fast foward your video
at 2X speed. Clicking the Fast Foward button two times will fast
foward your video at 8X speed.
Slow Motion Button:
VCD Record Button:
Skip to
Quick instructions on recording and pausing your TV
To watch TV without the WinTV toolbar:
If you are using Cable TV, in the
Broadcast box select Cable. Otherwise select Antenna. Then click
on Start.
the Windows Volume Control Mixer and make sure WaveOut
is listed and not muted.
If later on you want to re-scan channels, click on the Channel configuration button (Suite) and then Auto scan. Make sure you select cable
or antenna in Broadcast / cable. In the U.S. if you scanned using
cable and only received a few channels, try rescanning, but use
Cable (HRC) instead. Chose the correct Video format for your
region and then click Scan.
Tips on using WinTV 2000
Setting up the channels
Pause mode button
Once the Hauppauge WinTV video driver has been detected,
Click NEXT.
Running WinTV for the first time
Click Install to start the application
installation. The installation
requires two reboots. The
installation may require a file
from your Windows CD-ROM,
so keep it handy.
After the Setup program is
complete, you will see the
WinTV2000 icon on your
Windows desktop.
One Touch
Select CD-ROM drive and click NEXT.
Rescanning for channels
WinTV Setup will automatically
run. If Setup does not start automatically, run SETUP.EXE from the
WinTV-PVR-PCI Installation CDROM.
TV mode
Click Finish.
FM radio connector
driver from the WinTV-PVR-PCI Installation CD-ROM
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box opens, click Continue
Record Button
Clicking the Record button will automatically generate a file name and
start recording your audio/video program. The quality of the video
recording and the directory where the files are stored are set in the
MPEG Configuration Menu (see the section entitled “Configuring
the format for MPEG compression”) by clicking the PREF button on
the WinTV2000 application, then clicking Capture / MPEG.
While recording:
Live video continues to play in the WinTV window
the Counter will display the length of your recording
Clicking the VCD Record button will automatically generate a file
name and start recording your program using the VCD record quality. All other characteristics are the same as in the Record mode. This
button makes it easy to save VCD quality video, for burning later on
to a Video CD.
Stop Button:
Clicking the Stop button will stop the video you are recording or
playing back. Once the video is stopped, live TV will be displayed in
the WinTV window.
Clicking the Slow Motion button while playing video will play in Slow
Motion. To start playing your video file at the normal speed, click the
Slow Motion button again.
File Button:
Clicking the File button opens the File menu. The last file recorded
is listed in the File name box.
In the File menu you can:
Rename your recorded video file. To rename a video file, find
the file you would like to rename (remember, the automatically
generated file names start with _dvcr), highlight it with your
mouse, and click and hold the right mouse button. Go down
to Rename and then you can type in a new name. Remember:
you must keep the MPG extension on the file.
Play a video file previously recorded: find the file you would
like to play, highlight it with your mouse (one click of the mouse
button) and click Open. Then click the Play button.
Delete recorded video files which you no longer want (and
Play Button:
Clicking the Play button will playback from disk the last video file
created. When playing a video, you can rewind, fast forward, replay
10 sec or skip forward 10 sec using the buttons on the control bar.
which consume hard disk space). Click your right mouse button on the video file once, go down the menu and click on
Burn your recorded video file onto CD-RW media in a Video
CD format. If you want to burn the last file recorded, simply
click Burn. If you want to select another file to be burnt onto CDROM, highlight it with your mouse (one click of the mouse button) then click Burn. For more complete instructions, see the
section entitled Creating Video CD’s.
The Limit Pause Mode buffer size sets the maximum size of the
Pause buffer. Here are some suggested sizes:
if you are using MPEG1 VCD format, 650 MBytes per hour are
used. So if you want a 1/2 hour buffer, then set the Limit Pause
Mode Buffer Size to 325 MBytes.
While in the Pause mode, hitting the Replay button acts like the Instant
Replay you see on TV broadcast sporting events: the audio/video
goes back in time and you repeat what you have previously seen.
if you are using MPEG2 4.0MB/sec, about 2 Gigabytes per hour
is used for the Pause buffer. So for a 30 minute buffer, then set
the Limit Pause Mode Buffer Size to 1000 MBytes.
Each click of the Replay button causes audio/video to go back 10
seconds. For example, if you want to repeat the audio/video you saw
10 seconds ago, you would click the Replay button once. If you
want to see the video you saw one minute ago, you would need to
click the Replay button six times.
Delay counter:
Pause mode
Clicking the Pause button on the WinTV-2000 application starts the
Pause mode. The Pause Menu will drop down.
Position bar
Replay 10
Skip to
the end
Skip to the
Skip ahead
10 seconds
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.
Pause button:
Skip ahead
10 seconds
Replay 10
Play forward
slow motion
Fast Foward
2X, 8X
ote: It takes about 10 seconds to create a pause
buffer. While the buffer is initializing, do not click any
buttons on the WinTV application.
Pause buffer:
The Pause buffer is a circular buffer on your hard disk. The maximum amount of time which your TV program can be delayed is
dependent upon how much storage space you have set for the
Pause buffer and which type of MPEG format you have chosen. Both
of these can be set in the MPEG settings menu (see the section
entitled “Configuring the format for MPEG compression”).
Clicking the Pause button causes WinTV to start saving a audio and
video stream (referred to as an A/V stream) into the WinTV's Replay
Buffer. It takes about 10 seconds for the Replay Buffer to be initialized and for Pause to become effective.
Unclicking the Pause button will cause the audio/video program to
start playing from the point where the button was originally pushed.
Most WinTV functions are active while in the Pause or Pause Live mode.
For example, you can change volume, resize the TV window, go into "notitle mode", etc. If you are in the Pause mode though, the video image in the
WinTV window is frozen so you will not see the function change. For example, in Pause mode if you change volume you will not hear the volume
While in Pause mode, the Video Position bar shows the amount of
the Replay Buffer which is filled with video. For example, if the
Video Position indicator shows halfway, it means that half of the
Replay Buffer is filled. If you find you cannot Replay or Pause as
many minutes as you would like, there is a setting in the Preferences
menu where you can increase the size of the Replay Buffer.
For extended replay times, you might find it more convenient to grab
the Video Position indicator control bar and move it to the left.
Once you let the control bar go, audio/video starts to play (it might
take a few seconds for the WinTV application to start playing). You
might have to move the Video Position indicator to the left and right
to find the desired spot to start replaying audio/video.
MPEG2 6.0 MB/sec Full D1 CBR or VBR
MPEG2 8.0 MB/sec Full D1 CBR or VBR
MPEG2 12.0 MB/sec Full D1 CBR or VBR
SVCD SP, EP, LP Datarate: 2.2Mbits/sec, Image size:480x480 pixels
Once WinTV-Scheduler is running, to set up an event for timed
watching or recording, click on the Add Program button.
Note: CBR is constant bit rate, VBR is variable bit rate.
The items that need to be set for each event are:
For creating Video CD’s for playback on your home DVD player,
chose the MPEG1 VCD format.
If you would like to burn a DVD ROM, chose MPEG2 2.0MB/sec,
4.0MB/sec, or 8.0 MB/sec for best compatibility.
If you have a fast PC and would like the best video image quality,
chose MPEG2 12.0MB/sec.
Once chosen, the format is set for both the Pause and Record
modes. You can change the format between recordings or after
you have exited Pause mode, but the format cannot be changed
while Recording or while in the Pause mode.
Time to Begin Program: set to the desired start time. The
default time is about 3 minutes from the current time. Click on
the hour to set the hour, the minute to set the minute and the
second (if you feel this is necessary) to set the minute to start the
program. Note: It takes about 10 seconds to launch the WinTV
and set up for recording, so set the Time to Begin Progam to 10
seconds before the time your TV show actually starts.
Time to End Program: set to the time to end this event. Note:
you need to leave at least 30 seconds between scheduled programs to give the recorder time to set up its disk buffers.
Program Period: one time, daily, weekly
Clicking the Rewind button while playing video will rewind the
recorded video. Clicking the Rewind button again will continue the
Fast Foward Button:
Date to Begin Program: todays date is the default. Change this
if you want to schedule on another date.
Source selection: leave set at WinTV32 to bring up the WinTV
at the requested time and on the requested channel.
Channel selection: chose one of your scanned channels.
Recording options: click on Record to File to record your show.
Leave this button unchecked to watch TV at the requested time.
You can also name your file to record, in the dialog box below.
Tips on System Optimization:
These are tips that will help you improve capture and playback performance of video files on you PC.
1.) Do not use DoubleSpace or any other disk compression
scheme! This severely slows down your hard disk.
Step3: Burning your converted file to a CD-R or CD-RW
2.) Make sure DMA is checked for your Hard disk drives in Device
Manager. Right click your mouse on the My Computer icon on
your desktop, and click on Properties. Click on the Device
Manager tab and double click on Disk Drives. Highlight
GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE and click on Properties. Click on
Settings. Make sure DMA is selected.
After the converting process is complete, your file will be VCD
compliant. Now you are ready to burn your VCD file on a CDRW.
Click the Burn button to burn your Video CD’s.
3.) Defragment your Hard Disk. To Defragment your hard disk, in
Windows click on Start / Programs / Accessories / System
Tools and click on Disk Defragmenter.
The Hauppauge VCD converter will locate your burner and show
your progress, during your burn.
4.) There are several hard disks on the market which are designed
for higher performance video captures. These drives use 1:1
interleaving and track caching to eliminate gaps caused by a
hard disk drive seeking to the next track. They are available with
both IDE and SCSI interfaces.
Once you have chosen any other video files to be added to the
Video CD, highlight your files and click the Convert button.
ote: Hauppauge recommends using CD-RW media to
create Video CD’s for DVD playback. Most DVD players can use CD-RW media, while some can use either
CD-RW or CD-R media. If you insert one of the created Video
CD’s and the DVD player does not turn on the Video CD light
or display Video CD on your TV screen, then try creating a
Video CD using a CD-R media.
Note: The Troubleshooting chapter in the WinTV Installation Manual,
found in the Manual directory on your WinTV Installation CD, has
more information.
Step 4. Playing the Video CD back on your DVD player
or PC
Installation tips and software updates can be found at:
Once a Video CD has been created, you can play this on most home
DVD players, or you can play it back using MediaPlayer.
Our FAQ can be found at:
A list of tested compatible DVD players which can play Video CD’s
created with the WinTV-PVR can be found on our web site:
Problem: No TV audio from your PC’s Left and Right speaker
Sometimes a version of MediaPlayer cannot “see” the Video CD
movie file. If this is the case, you can manually select a video to be
played by opening the Video CD using Windows Explorer, and looking in the MPEGAV directory on the Video CD. There will a file (or
several files if your Video CD contains more than one video file) with
names like Avseq01.dat You can open this file with WindowsMedia
Player and the video will play back in a window on your PC screen.
the amount of CPU horsepower required during playback and
pause mode, and
the compatibility when creating Video CD’s.
To configure the MPEG compression, click on the Preferences button on WinTV2000, then Capture and then on the MPEG folder.
ote: We have found that most home DVD players can
play Video CD’s created with CD-RW media. Some DVD
players, though, can only read CD-R media. If you are
not able to have your DVD player read a CD-RW made using
these steps, we suggest trying a CD-R media.
A complete list of tested compatible DVD players can be found
on our web site at:
Step 1: Creating a Video CD compatible video file
While in the record mode, click on the Video CD Record button. You
The WinTV program does not have to be running for the Schedular
to work. If WinTV is not running, it takes about 30 seconds to start
WinTV-PVR and to start the recording of TV.
Creating Video CD’s
Most PC’s based on Windows can play MPEG1 files created with
WinTV-PVR through the Windows MediaPlayer. PC-based DVD
players, such as WinDVD, can play the MPEG2 formats as well. So, if
you simply want to play your video files on a PC, you do not have to
create a Video CD. Just use Windows MediaPlayer to play your
MPEG1 encoded videos from your hard disk.
can also have set the MPEG Quality to MPEG1 VCD format, and
then click the Record button. In both cases, a Video CD compatible
file will be created on your hard disk, with the name of the file automatically generated by the WinTV application. After you have record-
The format used on Video CD’s (VCD) is MPEG1. Most DVD players
can play Video CD’s in addition to DVD movies. The WinTV-PVR
includes a conversion utility, WinTV-Convert, which will take WinTVPVR created MPEG1 video files and convert them into Video CD
compliant files.
WinTV-Scheduler can be found in the Hauppauge WinTV folder. Click
the Start button, then Programs, then Hauppauge WinTV and then
After you have clicked the burn button, the “Convert MPEG files to
VCD format” window will open with the file you listed. At this point
you have an opportunity to add other files to be burnt on the Video
CD. Remember, only files that have been recorded in the Video CD
format can be recorded as a Video CD.
the video quality that you will see when playing back recorded
video or while in the pause mode
ed your show, click on File button in the Record menu, the last file
recorded will be highlighted, then click on the Burn button. The
WinTV-Scheduler allows you to schedule your TV watching and
recording of TV shows. WinTV-Scheduler, once it is set, can be
closed and the WinTV application will “wake up” at the desired time
and tuned to the desired channel.
Step 2: Converting Your video file
Rewind Button:
Using WinTV-Scheduler
Convert MPEG files to VCD format menu will open.
The WinTV-PVR supports several different formats for MPEG video
compression. The differences in these formats is:
Clicking the Skip button will skip the video ahead 10 seconds.
Once these are set, click Set Program. You can add more Events,
clicking Set Program after each event is set. When you are finished
click Close.
Note: Full D1 has image size of 704x480 for NTSC video sources or
704x576 for PAL video sources. Half D1 has image size of
352x480 for NTSC video sources and 352x576 for PAL video
Configuring MPEG compression
Skip Ahead Button
MPEG2 4.0MB/sec Full D1 CBR or VBR
Clicking the Slow Motion button while playing video will play in Slow
Motion. Clicking the Slow Motion button again, will continue playing
To catch up to the "live" audio/video program, you can either exit the Pause
mode by clicking the TV mode button, you can click the Skip button, which
skips ahead 10 seconds per click, or you can grab the Video Position indicator and move it to the right until it is at the end of the Video Position bar.
Clicking the Fast Foward button one time will fast foward your video
MPEG2 2.0MB/sec Full D1 CBR or Half D1 CBR
Slow Motion Button:
While Replaying, your audio/video program continues to be recorded in
the Replay Buffer. Therefore, if you have clicked the Replay button 3 times
(so that you are replaying the audio/video seen 30 seconds ago), the
video you see in the WinTV window will be 30 seconds behind the "live"
audio/video program.
While in Pause mode, the A/V stream is always saved in the Replay
Buffer. To stop saving the A/V stream in the Replay Buffer, you must
exit the Pause mode by clicking the TV mode button.
There are several different MPEG format settings which can be selected:
If you have a slower PC, try either the MPEG2 2.0MB/sec or the
MPEG2 4.0MB/sec formats.
at 2X speed. Clicking the Fast Foward button two times will fast
foward your video at 8X speed.
Replay button:
Make sure you have plugged the Sound cable into the Audio Output jack,
and not the Audio Input jack.
After making sure your PC’s audio mixer LineIn setting is not muted, and
at a reasonable volume level, you can verify that the WinTV card is working by connecting self-amplified speakers directly to the Audio Output jack
(LineOut) on the WinTV board.
Problem: Poor image when running in 256-color mode
Many VGA’s cannot run WinTV in 256-color mode. Instead, run in 16-bit
or 24-bit color mode.
Problem: Poor TV Reception or Not detecting all channels:
Poor TV reception is generally the result of an Weak TV signal. When
using a 'roof-top' antenna, an aerial booster may be required if there is
poor TV reception. If you find that some or all of the channels have not
been detected, you can insert channels manually.
Also, in some areas using cable TV, a format called Cable HRC is used. If
so, try rescanning (see step 8) but use CABLE (HRC) instead of cable in
the Broadcast/Cable box.
sound card is simply used for mixing the various audio sources and
for driving your PC speakers. If the LineIn volume is set too low, the
audio volume you will hear while watching live TV and while recording video will be too low.
But while in Pause mode or while playing back recorded video,
the WinTV-PVR does not amplify the audio, but instead your PC’s
sound card does the audio decompression and amplification. When
you adjust the audio volume slide bar in the WinTV2000 application,
the WinTV-PVR simply sends commands to the sound card telling it
to raise and lower the volume of the “Wave Out” control. For example, if you open the Volume control menu (double click on the little
“speaker” in the lower right hand corner of your PC screen), you will
see the Wave Out slide rise and fall as you adjust the audio volume
slide bar in the WinTV2000 application.
To adjust the audio volume, you need to adjust two settings:
the LineIn needs to be set for proper volume while watching
live TV and while recording video
the WaveOut needs to set for proper volume while in pause
mode or while playing back recorded video
Problem: Live TV program and video playback has a
"Jerky" effect and/or lip synchronization during playback.
Make sure that DMA is enabled for IDE hard disks. See the section
entitled “Tips on System Optimization”.
Go to Device Manager\Double click disk drives\Double click your
hard disk (e.g. Generic IDE Disk Type46). Click the Setting tab and
Enable DMA by clicking the mouse in the DMA check box.
Problem: My Win TV application has display problems
on the screen, e.g. blurred image.
FCC Statement
Radio Interference Statement:
The WinTV boards have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
In the WinTV program group (Start / Programs / Hauppauge WinTV)
there is a utility called "Primary". Set it to "Allow Overlay". If it is on
"Allow Overlay", try it on "Force Primary". Some VGA cards need to
upgrade from the latest drivers in order for it to support Overlay
mode. Try to upgrade your VGA drivers from the manufacturer web
reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
How do I configure the Audio for the WinTV-PVR-pci?
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance to the FCC Rules could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
While watching live TV and while recording video, the WinTVPVR board amplifies the audio signal. When you adjust the audio
volume slide bar in the WinTV2000 application, the WinTV-PVR
adjusts the audio volume accordingly. The WinTV-PVR is connected
to your PC’s sound card through the LineIn connector and the
connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CE Statement:
This equipment has been tested and complies with EN 55013, EN 55020 and IEC 801-3
part 3 standards.
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