DVB-T Freeview Digital Terrestrial TV tuner receiver for PC and Notebook


WinTV-MiniStick 2 Overview

WinTV-MiniStick 2 is small in size but includes a powerful built-in digital TV receiver. Inside WinTV-MiniStick 2 is the latest high sensitivity DVB-T receiver for great TV reception at home or when you travel. WinTV-MiniStick 2 can be used with the included portable DVB-T antenna*, or you can use a rooftop aerial for the best digital reception.

Watching digital TV on a PC or laptop has never been simpler: just plug WinTV-MiniStick 2 into your computer’s USB 2.0 port, connect a digital TV antenna or aerial, install the WinTV application and in minutes you're ready to watch and record Freeview digital TV on your computer screen!

Freeview Digital Television is the TV of the future, available today! Freeview digital TV gives you great TV video quality with crisp near CD quality sound. And the included WinTV v7 application turns your laptop or PC into a high quality Freeview digital video recorder.

The latest WinTV application is included! The latest improved WinTV software has a new on-screen look and is easy to install and use. WinTV v7 includes features like TV-in-a-window, a built-in TV recording scheduler, convenient controls to watch, pause and record TV plus a built-in Electronic Programme Guide so you can have an overview of all up coming TV programmes!

WinTV application is a Digital Video Recorder, too! Record digital TV programmes to disk in their original digital quality and play them back to your PC screen at any time. Use the built-in TV scheduler to automatically record your favorites TV shows, on a daily, weekly or once only schedule. You can even play back videos without a WinTV being plugged into your laptop, so you can watch recorded TV programmes when you travel!


  • For Digital Terrestrial reception, a high gain aerial is recommended. The WinTV-MiniStick 2 uses a rooftop aerial for DVB-T reception in the same way that most people currently receive their analogue television programmes. Some viewers will need to replace their aerials to receive digital transmissions if the installation is old or in poor condition. Digital Terrestrial coverage is improving all the time as digital terrestrial television transmitters are continuously being updated. However it may take some time for coverage to reach particular areas of the country.
  • The WinTV-MiniStick 2 supports DVB-T radio. DVB-T radio is not DAB radio or DMB radio.
  • The WinTV-MiniStick 2 supports DVB-T TV not DVB-T2.

WinTV-MiniStick 2 features

Small but powerful digital TV tuner! Watch Freeview digital TV on your PC or laptop

  • Watch and record Freeview digital TV programmes on your netbook, laptop or desktop PC screen, in a resizable window or full screen.
  • New WinTV v8 software included! New easy to use application to watch and record digital TV with instant replay. Built-in guide of upcoming digital TV programmes. Schedule TV recordings with a single click of the mouse!
  • Record digital terrestrial TV programmes to disk in the original digital format.
  • Listen to DVB-T digital stereo radio* too!.
  • Includes Hauppauge’s IR remote control for easy control of WinTV.
  • Includes a portable digital TV antenna*, so you can watch digital TV at home or when you travel.

Model numbers:

model 01220/01225: WinTV-MiniStick 2 with DVB-T support and English manual

Included in the box

  • WinTV-MiniStick 2 USB2 adapter, with highly sensitive built-in DVB-T tuner, IR receiver and antenna connector.
  • USB extension cable.
  • IR remote control transmitter.
  • Portable antenna.
  • WinTV Software Installation CD-ROM.
  • Quick Installation Guide.

System Requirements

  • 1.2 GHz processor or faster processor and a graphics card with 64MB of memory (minimum).
  • Graphics Card: When using an nVidia 8 Series and above or an ATI 10 Series and above in Windows Vista, a 2.0 GHz Processor or faster can be used.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit) or Windows XP Service Pack 3.
  • Sound card or on board sound.
  • USB 2.0 port (will not work with USB 1.1).
  • CD-ROM drive (for Software installation).