WinTV-HVR-2215 board

WinTV-HVR-2215 Features

Dual Tuner PCI-Express TV tuner for your Desktop PC.

  • Dual digital or Analogue TV receivers for DVB-T, DVB-T2 or Analogue PAL. Watch and record two High Definition DVB-T, DVB-T2 or Analogue TV programs at the same time. Watch and record all DVB-T formats like MPEG2 or MPEG4 with AC3 or AAC/HE-AAC audio (Depends on your local broadcasting std), including the high definition 1080i format.
  • Dual built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoders for recording analog cable TV, for the best system performance. Watch and record two cable TV programs at the same time. When recording analog cable TV, the dual built in hardware MPEG-2 encoders let your PC run at full speed!
  • Built-in antenna splitter allows you to make one connection to either Analogue, DVB-T or DVB-T2 TV or DVB-C digital Cable TV and watch & record up to 2 channels.
  • New feature! Now with on-board IR remote control with IR blaster to control set-top-boxes!
  • Includes Hauppauge WinTV v8 with Extender software to watch, pause and record TV on your PC or stream Live TV on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Macs plus Windows 7 and above based PCs. WinTV v8’s built-in TV scheduler to record your analogue or Freeview digital HDTV programmes to disk.
  • Connect to a satellite or cable TV set-top box with the built-in Component video (SD) or S-Video or composite connectors.
  • Windows Media Center compatible.

DVB-T/T2 over-the-air digital TV features:

  • Dual DVB-T/T2 free-to-air digital TV tuners. Supports all DVB-T formats, up to the highest definition 1080i format.
  • Watch one DVB-T/T2 digital TV program while recording another DVB-T/T2 program to your PC's hard disk using high quality MPEG-2. TV recordings will typically consume 5 GB of disk space per hour for DVB-T high definition.
  • Built-in antenna splitter allows you to make one connection to a DVB-T/T2 antenna to watch and record up to 2 channels.

DVB-C freeview digital cable TV features:

  • If you live in an area where digital cable TV is provided without encryption:
  • Dual DVB-C TV tuners for receiving freeview cable TV channels. Supports high definition format.
  • Watch cable TV programmes on your PC, in a window or full screen.
  • Record cable TV programmes to disk in the original high quality format.

Two analog tuners and hardware encoders:

  • Dual built-in high quality hardware MPEG-2 encoders, so your PC continues to run at full speed while watching, pausing and recording analog cable TV
  • Dual 125 channel cable ready TV tuners built-in. With NICAM-TV stereo decoder, for great TV sound.
  • Built-in cable TV splitter allows you to make one connection to cable TV but watch and record 2 TV programs at the same time.
  • Composite/S-Video and audio inputs, for cable or satellite set top boxes or VCRs.

External audio/video input features

  • Support Component video input (Standard Definition) via its AV input ports
  • S-Video, composite video and stereo audio supported via "Auxilliary A/V Panel" which requires a chasis slot(optional)
  • Record external audio/video with dual built-in high quality hardware MPEG-2 encoders

Built-in FM radio receiver:

  • Includes a separate connector for an FM antenna
  • Listen to FM radio on your PC
  • Use WinTV v8 to record FM radio programs


  • For Singapore residents, you can receive the Mediacorp's free-to-air digital TV programs from your SCV's wall socket cable TV input point.

    Select the option as DVB-C and do a complete scan to lock all the available free-to-air Digital TV programs.

  • Please note that you can't receive the encrypted or paid channels via the Starhub's cable TV wall socket input with WinTV-HVR-2215.
  • DVB-C channels can be received if unecrypted DVB-C channels are available in your area or from your cable TV provider.
  • Channels available from digital cable (DVB-C) depends on your Cable TV provider, please visit the website of your cable TV provider for the list of ‘free’ digital cable channels.
  • Hauppauge also reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes to the product, programmes and/or specifications described in the above information at any time without notice.

WinTV-HVR-2215 Overview

With WinTV v8 Extend and the WinTV-HVR-2215 you can

  • Watch Freeview high definition digital TV (DVB-T/T2) or analogue TV on your PC screen while recording a different channel on the second tuner!
  • Pause analogue or digital TV, with instant replay, skip, fast forward and rewind.
  • Record digital TV programmes in its original MPEG-2 quality.
  • Record analogue TV to disk in high quality MPEG-2 quality with the hardware MPEG-2 encoder.
  • Use WinTV v8’s TV scheduler to automatically record your favourite TV shows. Playback your recordings at any time on your PC screen.
  • With WinTV Extend stream Live TV programs on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Macs plus Windows 7 or above based PCs or send live TV over home WiFi networks.

Watch analogue and digital TV on your Desktop PC. The WinTV-HVR-2215 includes everything you need to watch, pause and record analogue PAL and digital Freeview TV on your desktop PC. A high quality PCI Express TV receiver and the Hauppauge ergonomic remote control create a complete upgrade kit for HTPC. Listen to or record FM radio too!.

The WinTV-HVR-2215 can be used in either full height or half height PC systems, using the supplied low profile adapter bracket.

WinTV-HVR-2215 makes your PC future proof. WinTV-HVR-2215 can switch between analogue PAL TV and DVB-T digital Freeview TV, so you can watch analogue PAL TV now and receive Freeview TV when it is available in your area. You can also connect your cable TV or satellite TV set-top box to WinTV-HVR-2215, so you can watch, pause and record set top box programmes too.

WinTV-HVR-2215 is a compact, low profile, dual tuner, PCI-Express card that fits in Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7,8 and 10 PCs with a PCI-Express 1x slot. If you have a normal PC or an extra slim one, WinTV-HVR-2215 comes with both full height and half height brackets.


  • DVB-T/T2 or Analogue TV reception requires a TV aerial (a high gain rooftop aerial is recommended). If you have a cable or satellite TV box, Windows Media Center will need to use the “IR blaster” to control the box for channel changing.
  • DVB-T Radio is not DAB Radio.
  • DVB-C is not currently supported with Windows Media Center.
  • For Digital Terrestrial reception, some viewers may need to replace their aerials 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 full coverage to reach particular areas of the country./
  • An Internet connection is required for the Windows Media Center EPG service.
  • For Singapore residence, some DVB-T/T2 reception with indoor antenna might be impaired by walls and high neighboring buildings/structures/trees. In such environments, an outdoor / roof-top DVB-T antenna is recommended. If you are using roof-top antenna with amplified signal, in theory, you should not encounter any reception problem and you should be able to receive all free-to-air DVB-T/T2 channels available in Singapore.
  • To use the WinTV-HVR-2215 for TV with the Windows XP Media Center application (DVB-T/Analogue will require a patch from our website) a Media Center certified DVD or MPEG-2 software decoder is required. If you are building a Media Center PC, refer Microsoft's web site for a list of Media Center certified DVD decoders. The Windows Media Center application is included with Windows 8 Media Center package, Windows 7, Windows XP Media Center, Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Home Premium editions only.
  • For optimal reception of DVB-T/T2 channels with any indoor antenna (DVB-T/T2 compatible), you have to be in a location with minimum disturbance on the DVB-T/T2 signal.
  • Hauppauge also reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes to the product, programmes and/or specifications described in the above information at any time without notice.

Model Numbers

model 01546: WinTV-HVR-2215 board with dual PAL, analogue & dual DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C support and English manual

Included in the box

  • WinTV-HVR-2215 PCI-Express 1x card with a multi-standard PAL TV and DVB-T/T2/C receiver, S-Video/component video (SD), composite video and stereo audio inputs.
  • A Half height bracket, for use when installing in a low profile chassis.
  • WinTV v8 with WinTV Extend software installation CD-ROM.
  • AV input cable set to input Component video.
  • Hauppauge ergonomic Remote control and batteries.
  • IR receiver and blaster cable.
  • Quick Installation Guide

Specifications and System Requirements

Technical specifications

  • Two tuners for:
    • Freeview HD (DVB-T2)
    • Freeview (DVB-T)
    • Digital cable TV (DVB-C)
    • Analogue PAL and NTSC TV
  • One tuner for:
    • FM radio
  • Connections:
    • IEC connectors for TV & FM Aerial connection
    • Component input (480p/i or 576p/i) via 8 pin DIN to Component jack.

System Requirements

  • Minimum processor recommended:
    • 2.0 GHz Intel® P4 or equivalent for TV watching.
    • 2.8 GHz Intel® P4 or equivalent for analogue TV recording in MPEG-2.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista with 1 GB RAM or Windows XP Service Pack 3 with 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics with 64 MB of memory (minimum).
  • Sound card or on board sound.
  • Available PCI Express X1 slot (can be used in x4/x8/x16 slots).
  • CD-ROM drive (for Software installation).