Support: ImpactVCB-PCIe

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Impact-VBC-PCIe Quick install guide

Impact-VCB-PCIe QI

What Operating Systems are supported by the Impact-VCB-PCIe?

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

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
  • 2.2 GHz Intel P4 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
    WinTV-HVR-1250 is Windows Vista Premium certified*
  • Available PCI Express X1 or X16 slot
  • Graphics with 64MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card

Can I get HD with the Impact-VCB-PCIe through my Cable or Satellite box?

No. The inputs to the Impact-VCB-PCIe are composite or S-Video both of which are analog connections which are stanadard definition.

What type of recordings can I make with the Impact-VCB-PCIe?

Using the WinTV 7 application recordings will be in a transport stream format(TS)

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

Recording profiles

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

What file size will the recorded videos be?

Digital Broadcasts (ATSC or QAM)

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 ATSC & QAM 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

Prodinfo: get information on your Hauppauge TV tuner

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

HCWClear: remove the Hauppauge driver and applications from your PC

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.