Support: WinTV-quadHD

Latest WinTV v8 application

Click the below link to get the latest WinTV v8 application and TV tuner driver download package

Latest WinTV v8 installer Package
For Windows 8, 7, and Windows 10

Windows Driver

Download WinTV-quadHD driver version 35167

Name: Driver85_1_59_35167.exe
Size: 12.8 MB
Updated: 08/02/2018

To install the latest Windows driver only:

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

  • Download the Windows driver above.
  • Double click the downloaded driver. This will install the 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.

WinTV v8 Beta

None at this time

Frequently Asked Questions

What Operating Systems are supported by the WinTV-quadHD?

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10.
  • Windows 7 and 8 (all versions), 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows Vista (all versions), 32-bit and 64-bit with latest Service Pack, 1 GB RAM
  • Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Windows 8

System Requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum):
  • Core2Duo 2.93Ghz or faster
  • Note: If your PC is not fast enough, you might see jerky live TV video, but your TV recordings will be fine.

  • Microsoft® Windows 10, 8,8.x, 7® or Windows Vista with latest Service Pack, 1 GB RAM
  • Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • PCI Express slot, x1
  • Sound and graphics with support for DirectX® 9 or higher
  • Internet connection for software installation and activations

Can I use the WinTV-quadHD with Media Center?

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

The WinTV-quadHD is seen as 4 tuners so you can watch one TV program or record up to 4 TV programs at the same time.

NOTE: DVB-C (Digital Cable TV Programs) tuners are not supported in Windows Media Center Application. Alternatively you can use the bundled Hauppauge WinTV v8 application to setup your DVB-C channels.

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

DVB-T/T2 over-the-air digital TV: Supports all DVB-T/T2 formats, up to the high definition 1080p/30 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. WinTV-quadHD's DVB-C tuner allows users to watch unencrypted (freeview) digital TV channels from their cable TV provider without a set-top box.

Note: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.

Can I get HD with the WinTV-quadHD through my Cable or Satellite box?

No. The WinTV-quadHD 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 1080p/30 format. The WinTV-quadHD 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-quadHD also will support freeview DVB-C cable TV channels through your direct cable TV line without connecting through the Cable TV set-top box, if freeview DVB-C channels are 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-quadHD?

Using the WinTV v8 application the WinTV-quadHD, 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 1080p is recorded at 1080p).

Note: TS files can be converted to MPEG files using options in the WinTV v8 configuration menu.

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

Does this card support in Australia and can I receive DVB-T digital HDTV in AU with the WinTV-quadHD?

Yes, it does fully support in Austarlia's DVB-T free-to-air digital TV broadcating. You can record or wacth four different digital HDTV programmes at the same time with the WinTV-quadHD.

Can I use the WinTV-quadHD in New Zealand and what type of TV programmes can I get in NZ?

Yes and you can use the WinTV-quadHD to receive free-to-air DVB-T HD digital TV programmes available in NZ via the roof-top Antenna input feed. You can record or wacth four different digital HDTV programmes at the same time with the WinTV-quadHD.

What are the TV programmes can I receive in Singapore with the WinTV-quadHD and how do I connect the TV input?

In Singapore you can receive MediaCorp's DVB-T2 free-to-air digital HDTV channels like Ch 5, Ch 8, CNA, okto, Ch U, Suria and Vasantham, programmes.

You can connect the TV input to the WinTV-quad HD from the starthub's (SCV) cable TV input point using a co-axial cable. And scan the channels using the DVB-C option when you do the initial set-up on the WinTV v8 application.

If you are living in a landed property or industrial building where there is no cable TV input points then you can connect the TV input from a roof-top anntena and scan your channels using DVB-T option on WinTV v8 application.

Can I watch and record four shows at the same time with the WinTV-quadHD?

Yes. The WinTV-quadHD has four DVB-T/T2/DVB-C tuners you may record one to four shows simultaneously while viewing with WinTV v8 application.

You can also use Windows Media Center to record four program at the same time.

Can I record 8 programmes simultaneously if I install two of the WinTV-quadHD cards?

Yes. If you install two of the WinTV-quadHD in the same PC then you can record 8 programmes simultaneously with WinTV v8 application.

A high speed CPU like quadcore or i5/i7 or equivalant and a good graphics card with at least 1GB video RAM is required to record 8 shows simultaneously.

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 WinTV-quadHD

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 v8. To open the setting menu click on the “gear” button located in the lower left of the WinTV v8 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.

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.