WinTV-HVR-5500 board
Quad format TV receiver in one half height board!

WinTV-HVR-5500 board
  • HD Quad-mode TV receiver.
  • Watch and record High Definition Freesat digital satellite (DVB-S and DVB-S2), Freeview digital terrestrial (DVB-T), digital cable TV (DVB-C) and analogue TV.
  • Includes WinTV v7 HD application for High Definition TV viewing and recording!
  • Includes Hauppauge remote control

WinTV-HVR-5500 features

  • Quad-mode TV tuner for your PC. Watch and record:
    • Freesat DVB-S / DVB-S2 hi-definition digital Satellite TV
    • DVB-C digital cable TV (for use in areas where there is free-to-view digital cable TV)
    • Freeview digital Terrestrial TV (DVB-T)
    • Analogue PAL/SECAM TV
  • WinTV v7 HD application included for full screen TV or TV-in-a-window on your PC.
  • Schedule your TV recordings on a daily, weekly or once only schedule.
  • Includes Hauppauge remote control.

Hi-Definition DVB-S2 features:

  • Satellite DVB-S2 TV receiver, for free-to-air hi-definition programmes.
  • Record DVB-S2 programmes to disk in the original hi-definition H.264 format.
  • DiSEqC 1.0 supported.

Freeview DVB-T features:

  • Freeview terrestrial DVB-T receiver.
  • Record Freeview programmes to disk in the originial high quality MPEG-2 format.
  • Supports DVB redio.

Satellite DVB-S features:

  • Free-to-air digital satellite receiver.
  • Record DVB-S programmes to disk in the original high quality MPEG-2 format.
  • DiSEqC 1.0 supported.

Analogue PAL/SECAM TV features:

  • Record and pause analogue TV to disk using 'Good, Better or Best' MPEG-2 comptression. Teletext and Nicam stereo audio too.
  • Listen to FM radio with the built-in FM radio receiver.
  • Auxiliary audio/video input for analogue video sources such as camcorders or VCR's.

With WinTV-HVR-5500 you can:

WinTV-HVR-5525 board with remote control
  • Quad-mode free-to-air TV receiver. Watch and record all TV formats to your PCs disk using WinTV v7 HD:
    • High Definition digital satellite DVB-S2.
    • Digital Satellite DVB-S.
    • Freeview digital terrestrial DVB-T.
    • Analogue PAL/SECAM TV.
  • Record your personal videos (using the A/V inputs) to disk in MPEG-2 format.
  • Schedule your TV recordings with WinTV v7 HD's built-in scheduler.
  • Listen and record digital radio* in original quality MP2.
  • Includes Hauppauge remote control for easy operation of all WinTV v7 HD's functions.

High Definition Quad-mode TV tuner for your PC! For High Definition DVB-S2 Satellite, DVB-S, DVB-T and Analogue television

WinTV-HVR-5500: the best quad-mode TV receiver for your PC! WinTV-HVR-5500 is a four-in-one TV tuner which can receive four different television formats: analogue PAL/SECAM TV, Freeview digital terrestrial DVB-T, digital satellite DVB-S and High Definition digital DVB-S2. Watch and record analogue TV, digital Freeview and High Definition digital satellite TV, all from one PCI-e board!

Digital TV now comes in High Definition. High Definition DVB-S2 satellite TV brings the ultimate TV ecperience to the PC screen. HD gives you the best quality video and CD quality audio. Record movies in the full HD H.264 format to your PCs hard disk! But if you cannot currently receive high definition digital satellite TV, the WinTV-HVR-5500 can still be used to watch and record analogue TV, Freeview or standard free-to-air digital satellite TV.

Freeview DVB-T digital terrestrial TV & radio on your PC! Watch more than 50 Freeview digital terrestrial TV broadcasts and digital terrestrial radio on your PC, with a simple rooftop aerial*.

Analogue PAL/SECAM TV on your PC screen. Connect WinTV-HVR-5500 to a rooftop aerial and you can watch and record TV programmes to disk. Record your TV shows (or your home videos) using 'Good, Better or Best' MPEG-2 compression. You can also receive analogue teletext.

Digital Video Recorder: Record analogue, DVB-T or DVB-S TV in high quality MPEG-2, or high definition digital TV in H.264! Use WinTV v7 HD's TV scheduler to automatically record your favourite TV shows, on a daily, weekly or once only schedule. Or use the built in Electronic Program Guide for digital TV to have an overview of all up coming programmes!

Hauppauge's remote control makes the WinTV-HVR-5500 easy to use - Control all the Media Center's functions of WinTV v7 HD with the ergonomic remote control. Change Channels, adjust audio volume, start recordings, play music, start a slide show, all from the comfort of your living room couch!


  • For Digital Terrestrial reception, a high gain aerial is recommended. The WinTV-HVR-5500 uses a rooftop aerial for DVB-T reception in the same way that most people currently receive their analogue television programmes. Some viewers will need to replace their aerials to receive digital transmissions if the installation is old or in poor condition. Digital Terrestrial coverage is improving all the time as digital terrestrial television transmitters are continuously being updated. However it may take some time for coverage to reach particular areas of the country. To check if you receive a digital transmission in your area, input your Post Code at:
  • DVB-S/DVB-S2/DVB-T Radio is not DAB Radio.
  • The WinTV-HVR-5500 supports DVB-T TV not DVB-T2.
  • For Digital Satellite reception, your satellite dish must be aimed at a satellite which is transmitting free-to-air Sat TV. For example, Astra and Eutelsat provide free-to-air satellite channels.
  • Some HD Digital Satellite channels are available on Astra and Eutelsat (via DVB-S2 transmission).
  • To use the WinTV-HVR-5500 for TV with the Windows XP Media Center application (DVB-T/Analogue, DVB-S will also work but will require a patch from our website) a Media Center certified DVD or MPEG-2 software decoder is required. If you are building a Media Center PC, refer Microsoft's web site for a list of Media Center certified DVD decoders. The Windows Media Center application is included with Windows XP Media Center, Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows Vista Home Premium editions only. The enclosed remote control is not MCE certified and does not replace Media Center remote control.

WinTV-HVR-5500 Specifications

Technical specifications

  • Tuner Reception:
    • DVB-T.
    • DVB-S/S2.
    • Analogue.
    • FM Radio.
  • Connections:
    • TV Aerial connection.
    • Satellite connection.
    • SVideo/composite input.
    • 3.5mm stereo audio input.
    • IR Remote connection.


System Requirements

  • Minimum processor recommended:
    • 2.0 GHz Intel® P4 or equivalent for TV watching.
    • 2.8 GHz Intel® P4 or equivalent for analogue TV recording in MPEG-2.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista with 1 GB RAM or Windows XP Service Pack 3 with 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics with 64 MB of memory (minimum).
  • Sound card or on board sound.
  • Available PCI Express X1 slot (can be used in x4/x8/x16 slots).
  • CD-ROM drive (for Software installation).

Model numbers:

model 01396: WinTV-HVR-5500 with analogue, Freeview DVB-T, Freesat DVB-S / DVB-S2 and DVB-C support and English manual

Included in the box

  • WinTV-HVR-5500 half height PCI-e with built-in DVB-S2, DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-C, PAL/SECAM TV receivers, FM radio receiver, S-Video, Composite and stereo audio inputs.
  • IR remote control transmitter and 2 batteries.
  • IR remote control receiver cable.
  • WinTV-HVR-5500 installation CD-ROM with WinTV v7 HD application and manual.
  • Quick Installation Guide.