"works great"4.5 starson by robdgarf83
Pros: ability to watch/record over the air digital channels
Cons: wintv software works fine, but it could be much better
Summary: I bought this pretty cheap $79, compared to the $129 I've seen anywhere else, at RadioShack. I wanted to record tv shows to watch later on my computer. Installing the software required was straightforward with the included 3.3b CD, using the default settings of that menu.
The WinTV software allows you to tune into digital channels; one bad thing is that the only information displayed within the program is the channel number. ATSC signals include the program name and program description, but the only way you can see this information is by going to a TV listings website to view what the stations are showing. Windows Media Center includes this functionality in its program, and it downloads program guides from a tv listings website, and shows the program name and information. Small drawback that both methods require an internet connection.
When viewing the digital channels in either Windows Media Center or the WinTV application, I didn't notice any difference between one or the other. Changing channels within either program occurred pretty quickly.
I tried using the beta version of WinTV available on hauppauge's website, but, as expected, there are some bugs that need to be worked out. Once those are done, the new version should be a nice program, however, still without displaying tv program information.