Support: WinTV-HVR-2205, WinTV-HVR-2200/2210 and WinTV-HVR-2210/2215

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Windows driver

Download WinTV HVR 22xx driver version 34216.

Name: Driver89_7_9_1_34216.exe
Size: 18.8 MB
Updated: 17/8/2016

To install the latest Windows driver only:

Leave your WinTV-HVR plugged into your PC. Follow the following steps:

  • Download the WinTV-HVR-22xx Windows driver above.
  • Double click the downloaded driver. This will install the WinTV-HVR-22xx Windows driver.
  • At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.
  • At this point, the Windows driver will be installed.

Beta versions

None at this time.

3rd Party Applications

NextPVR

Is a free Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and Media Centre application for Microsoft Windows.

WinTV-HVR-22xx Manuals and documentation

WinTV-HVR-22xx QuickInstall Guide

WinTV v7 users manual

Linux for the WinTV-HVR-2205 and WinTV-HVR-2215

Linux for the WinTV-HVR-2205 and WinTV-HVR-2215

For the Linux driver, please send an e-mail message to: davidz@hauppauge.com

Linux for the WinTV-HVR-2200

Available through LinuxTV.org

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Windows Media Center

All WinTV-HVR-22xx boards are designed for Windows 8, 7, Visa and WindowsXP. They can also be used with Windows Media Center or Hauppauge’s WinTV v7 application.

If you are running the Windows Media Center application, you only need to install the WinTV-HVR Windows device driver. You do not need to install the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application.

If you are using Windows Media Center and want to use the on-board Media Center compatible receiver transmitter, you also need to run the Hauppauge CIR config tool and select Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2215. In the WinTV-HVR-22xx manual, see the section entitled “Configuring the IR Blaster”.

Accessory software for the WinTV-HVR-22xx

WinTV Digital Signal Strength Indicator

Signal Strength Indicator version 32308

The WinTV Digital Signal Strength indicator displays information about the quality of the digital TV channel you are watching. This application is used with the WinTV v6 and WinTV v7 applications.

Click here for instructions on using this application.

IR Remote control version 30339

Remote control applet. After you run this applet, an icon will appear in your Windows device tray showing that the Hauppauge remote control is active..

Name: 2_68_30339_IR32.exe
Size: 443KB
Updated: Oct, 7, 2010


WinTV-Scheduler update for WinTV version 6

TV Scheduler version 25_26071.exe


This TV program scheduler for WinTV version 6 allows 'background recording' on dual tuner WinTV products.

Name: sched25_26071.exe
Size: 3.8 MB
Updated: March 11, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions

What Operating Systems are supported by the WinTV-HVR-2205/2215?

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, XP Pro or Windows XP Media Center Edition, with Service Pack 2.
  • Windows Vista (all versions), 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 7 and 8 (all versions), 32-bit and 64-bit

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
  • 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
    WinTV-HVR-2205/2215 is Windows Vista Premium certified*
  • Available PCI Express X1 or X16 slot
  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card

Can I use the WinTV-HVR-2215 with Media Center?

Yes, the WinTV-HVR-2215 can be used with Windows Media Center. Simply download and install the latest drivers from the Hauppauge website.

NOTE: You must set up an analog TV tuner in Media Center first before you can proceed to set up a digital tuner.

What type of channels will I receive with the WinTV-HVR-2215?

PAL Analog CableTV or over-the-air analog TV: You can use your cable TV from the wall to connect to the WinTV-HVR-2215 and receive all of your basic Cable TV  analog channels. You can also use a roof top antenna to receive "over-the-air" DVB-T/T2 digital TV.

Note: Please note that Starhub SCV point in Singapore is not for DVB-T/T2 free to air or DVB-C freeview digital TV reception.

DVB-T/T2 over-the-air digital TV: Supports all DVB-T/T2 formats, up to the high definition 1080i format!
Note: For DVB-T/T2 digital TV, a rooftop/out door antenna is recommended for optimal results/signal strength.

DVB-C cable TV Channels: DVB-C digital cable TV channels are unencrypted digital cable TV channels. HVR 2215/2205's DVB-C tuner allows users to watch unencrypted digital TV channels from their cable TV provider without a set-top box.


Note:DVB-C digital Cable TV channels from Starhub cable TV provider in Singapore is not freeview channels. It required Starhub's cable TV set-top box to receive the encrypted TV programs.

Can I get HD with the WinTV-HVR-2205/2215 through my Cable or Satellite box?

No. The WinTV-HVR-2210/2215 has a DVB-T/T2 over-the-air digital TV tuner built-in and supports all DVB-T/T2 formats, up to the high definition 1080i format. The WinTV-HVR-2215 will support DVB-T/T2 broadcasts that are currently being transmitted over-the-air. It will not be able to decode HD broadcasts that come through your cable or satellite box.

If you have an HD cable TV or satellite box and want to record HD TV, you can use Hauppauge's HD PVR.

The WinTV-HVR-2215 also will support freeview DVB-C cable TV channels through your direct cable TV line if available from your cable TV provider.

Note: not all cable operators broadcast DVB-C digital TV. Contact your local cable operator to check if they provide DVB-C freeview digital channels.

What type of recordings can I make with the WinTV-HVR-2205/2215?

Using the WinTV 7 application the WinTV-HVR-2215, will record in a transport stream (TS)
For DVB-T/T2 and DVB-C digital TV recordings, the recording format and bit rate is exactly the same as the broadcast format (i.e. DVB-T 1080i is recorded at 1080i).
For PAL analog cable TV recordings, our HardPVR is used to create Transport Stream files (TS)

Note: TS files can be converted to MPEG files using options in the WinTV 7 configuration menu.

Note: The WinTV 6 application recording are in MPEG format for both digital and analog.

Note: Not all recordings made with DVB-T/T2/C signals are DVD compliant.

Can I record one show while watching another with the WinTV-HVR-2215?

Yes. The WinTV-HVR-2215 has dual PAL and DVB-T/T2/DVB-C tuners you may record one while viewing the other, or even record both simultaneously. While recording a digital TV channel, you can be watching an analog TV channel or visa versa.

You can also use Windows Media Center to record one program and watch (or record) another program.

Black video window or choppy video when watching a digital TV channel

If you are watching a digital TV channel and you see choppy video, no audio or a black screen, then it is possible your PC is not fast enough to decode and play the digital TV channel you are watching. Please verify that your system meets the minimum requirements for using the HVR-2215

Digital TV, especially DVB-T/T2 high definition digital TV, is very CPU intensive. Many graphics cards have special built-in hardware to speed up decoding of high definition TV channels.

On graphics cards without special video decoding features, you can often improve the playback performance by using the Video Renderer settings located in the settings menu of WinTV 7. To open the setting menu click on the “gear” button located in the lower left of the WinTV 7 screen.

The default mode is EVR. The other modes are VMR9, VMR7 and Overlay. Each mode uses a different process to render video. Try each mode and use the one which gives you the best results. To use hardware acceleration put a check in the box “use hardware acceleration when possible. This will allow your graphics system to use hardware acceleration for video decode. Note: graphics hardware acceleration does not work on all systems. After making a change in video rendering settings Wintv must be restarted to take effect.

If you are using WinTV 6 then the render options are part of a separate program called Primary.  Changes in the Primary applet must be made with the WinTV application closed.  Open the Primary program by going to Start – All Programs – Hauppauge WinTV – Primary.  After making changes close the Primary applet and open the WinTV application.

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device error code 52?


This appears to be a bug in windows 64 bit OS. Our drivers are signed.

"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"

The following is probably the easiest fix to Error Code 52 on Windows 7 or Windows 8 64bit.

In device manager right click the Hauppauge product under Sound Video and Game Controllers with the exclamation mark and select Uninstall.

On the Confirm window please check the box for "Delete the driver software for this device" and click OK.

Once the drivers are gone on the top of Device Manager click on "Scan for Hardware Changes".

Windows should now look online automatically for drivers.

Take a look after a few minutes if the drivers are installed automatically properly under Sound Video and Game Controllers.

If they still come back as "unsigned" try the procedure again.


Can I use the WinTV-HVR-2215 with Linux?

Information regarding a 3rd party Linux driver is available here: http://www.kernellabs.com/blog/?page_id=3305

I’m receiving a flickering video image using my WinTV product installed on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P motherboard?

To correct the flickering video issue, from the BIOS, disable the "C1E Support” option and restart the system.

How do I add an S-Video or Composite video source in the WinTV application?

You can bring video into the WinTV from an external audio/video source such as a cable TV or satellite set top box.
You will need to connect the A/V breakout cable included with your HVR-2215.

In the WinTV v7 application, click the Setup menu (Gear button in the lower left corner of WinTV v7).

Then click on the Devices tab.

In the Device Setup Wizard, select External Inputs (S-Video/composite) and click Next.

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.

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”.

Note: Pal BGHIDK is the commonly used format in Europe. NTSC is the broadcast format used in North America.

I receive a "Low bit rate" error message when using Windows Media Center in Windows 7.

Microsoft has released Windows Media Center patches for the "Low bit rate" error message.
Click to view the information from Microsoft.

What file size will the recorded videos be?

Digital Broadcasts (DVB-T/T2 or DVB-C)

The file size of a digital signal capture depends on the bitrate of the digital signal.  The bitrate is set by the broadcaster and cannot be user configured.  Bitrates for digital signals can range anywhere from about 1.2 Mbits/sec up to 19.3 Mbits/sec.  Most of the time these bitrates are variable and not constant.  Capture sizes for DVB-T/T2 & DVB-C recordings are approximately 1.7 Gigabytes per hour up to 8.3 Gigabytes per hour.

Analog Broadcast.

The WinTV application has to convert analog signals to digital in order to record. There are four recording profiles. The following list shows recording file sizes for burning to 4.3Gb DVD:

Best - Approx 1 Hour+
Better - Approx 1 1/2 Hours
Good - Approx 2 Hours
Fair - Approx 3 Hours

WinTV v7 Error messages

First time installation of WinTV v7 or during a reinstallation: “WinTV board not found” or “No TV tuner available”

Step 1: Check the status of your Hauppauge TV tuner drivers in Windows Device Manager
  • Click Windows Start, click on Control Panel and click on Device Manager
  • In Device Manager, click on Sound, video game Controllers
  • You should see your Hauppauge product
Step 2: If the Hauppauge device has a yellow exclamation mark

Click on the Hauppauge device to open it. If you see the following:
"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"
This appears to be a bug in Windows 64 bit OS since the Hauppauge Windows drivers are signed.

The following is the easiest fix to Error Code 52 on Windows 7 or Windows 8 64bit.

  • In Device Manager, right click the Hauppauge product under Sound Video and Game Controllers with the exclamation mark and select Uninstall. If you have a USB product you might see multiple listings, please right click the first one on the list. (For this example we will use the WinTV-HVR-950Q. )
  • On the Confirm window please check the box for “Delete the driver software for this device” and click OK
  • Repeat the uninstall for the other two WinTV-HVR-950Q entries. (note you won’t be asked to ‘confirm device uninstall’ again)
  • Once the drivers are removed, right click on Sound, Video, Game controllers and click Scan for Hardware Changes
  • Windows should now look online automatically for the 950Q drivers
  • Take a look after a few minutes if the drivers are installed automatically properly under Sound Video and Game Controllers.
  • If they still come back as “unsigned” try the procedure again

Errors when running WinTV 7: “TVserver cannot Start” or “.NET framework" errors

This can be caused by a corrupt WinTV v7 Channel Database. You will need to uninstall and reinstall the WinTV v7 application and the Channel database to fix this.

To uninstall WinTV v7, click Windows Start, click on All Programs, click on Hauppauge WinTV run Uninstall Wintv7. You can also or remove Wintv7 using control panel "add/remove programs".

Then you need to remove the backup Channel database:

  • Windows Vista, 7 and 8: Go to C:\program data ( this folder is a hidden folder so if you do not see it you need to “show hidden folders “ in your search Options) once you can get to this folder you will see a folder label “Hauppauge”. Delete this folder.
  • Windows XP: Go to C:\documents and settings\all users\shared documents\application data ( this folder is a hidden folder so if you do not see it you need to “show hidden folders “ in your search Options) once you can get to this folder you will see a folder label “Hauppauge” delete this folder. Then download the latest version of Wintv7 located in the support section of the website and reinstall (note: you must have your original CD to validate the download.)

Settings.xml file is corrupt or missing”

Uninstall WinTV v7 using control panel Add/remove programs under Programs and Features and then reinstall WinTV 7

downloadDownload Prodinfo

Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe

downloadDownload HCW Clear

HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the Wintv program.