WinTV-HVR-3000 from Hauppauge
So you’re scratching your head thinking about what to pick up for your techie friend who seems to have virtually everything a geek could dream of? Perhaps he has dropped a hint of his liking for enjoying TV shows right smack in front of his PC without ambling over to the living room and turning on the TV set – which is where the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-3000 comes in. Noted for its long line of TV tuner cards that have picked up tons of awards and accolades over the years, you can be sure that the WinTV-HVR-3000 will not disappoint if the impressive list of features are anything to go by.
This special TV tuner card comes with a tri-mode TV receiver that enables you to watch and record digital satellite, Freeview digital and analogue cable TV on the comfort of your very own PC. In addition to cramming your cranium with the latest stuff from Hollywood, you can also give your ears a treat with the integrated FM radio, digital DVB-T or DVB-S radio. In case you do not have the time to catch your favorite serial, you can always choose to record in high quality MPEG 2 format. The included remote control with each purchase makes controlling the entire system a cinch.
The WinTV-HVR-3000’s impressive list of features do not just stop there – it has three different TV receive modes, consisting of analog PAL TV, digital DVB-T, and digital DVB-S. It is also interesting to note that all recordings made on the WinTV-HVR-3000 is compatible with Hauppauge’s very own MediaMVP device. This means you can record all your shows via the HVR-3000 and watch them later in your living room on the MediaMVP. There is no word on pricing details on the product page at this moment, but it is good for those who are living in the U.K. only.