I went to the Hauppauge site and found this disturbing note in the 'requirements' bit at the bottom -
"Note: when using the WinTV-PVR-500 MCE with WindowsXP, you need a third party TV application such as SageTV or BeyondTV"
This sucks. Why they don't have their own software beats me. I have the PVR-250 and use the supplied 'WinTV 2000' to record flawlessly. Of course the only format it can record to is MPEG 1 or 2, since it uses a hardware encoder. The PVR500 looks like a dual version of the 250, so I wonder if it's WinTV 2000 would work with it?
Fav quote - "Experience is whatcha don't get 'till ya don't need it no more."
System - Athlon 1.4GHz, Win98, Hauppauge PVR250 receiver and compressor.
Software -Magix Movie Edit Pro 10, Nero 6 + NeroVision Express, Moho 4.61, PSP 8.1, Bryce, Quicktime 6.52 pro, Goldwave 5, DVD-Lab.
Cameras - Panasonic GS9, Canon ES8400V, Canon EOS D20 and Canon A70