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Hauppauge Release Beta Media Center Support for HD-PVR

hdpvr_unitremote-bHauppauge has finally released native support for its HD-PVR, a high definition video capture device, for use with Windows Media Center. Up until now the only way to use the device in Media Center was through third party software from DVB Logic. Hauppauge has released this driver as a Beta, so your mileage may vary.

One of the major limitations of the driver currently is that it only only supports using one HD-PVR per Media Center. I would imagine that this will change by the time the driver is officially released. Of course, at over $200 per HD-PVR, plus the rental fee of the set-top-box to which it needs to be attached, the total cost of ownership can increase at a pretty alarming rate if you were to add four of these to your system.

Head on over to Hauppauge’s site for the driver download and thorough installation instructions.

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Source: Hauppauge

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.