WinTV v8.5: The new TV application from Hauppauge

WinTV v8.5 features:

  • A new user interface designed for Windows 8 and Windows 10
  • Watch, pause, record and playback TV from Hauppauge TV tuners
  • Closed captions
  • New layout with better controls for live TV pause and playback
  • Integrated TV recording scheduler
  • Multiple tuner support: Picture-in-picture, record multiple TV programmes, or multi WinTV windows
  • Logical channel numbers (Europe)
  • Signal strength monitor for digital TV channels

WinTV v8 currently supports the following products:

The WinTV-soloHD, WinTV-dualHD, WinTV-quadHD plus all WinTV-HVR TV tuners (such as the WinTV-HVR-935C, WinTV-HVR-1975, WinTV-HVR-2205, etc.), plus the WinTV-NOVA and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.
HD PVR, HD PVR 2, Colossus 2 and Colossus plus PCTV 292e and 461e are now supported with WinTV v8.

Hear is what one user said about WinTV v8:

Joe said: I just got my copy of WinTV. Are you kidding me? This program is awesome! As a long time suffering user of MCE, I really wish I had discovered this years ago. It’s the best 13 euros I have ever spent. Solves so many annoying problems and it even plays all the (hundreds) of over-the-air recorded TV files I had from MCE! I have always been a Hauppauge tuner guy but never had WinTV. You guys rock!

WinTV v8.5 Download

Note: WinTV v8.5 has replaced WinTV v8. See the Installation notes below for information on activating WinTV v8.5

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV v8 Activation Code will be needed to install this WinTV v8.5 version.

If you do not have an activation code, but you have a WinTV v7 CD, you can install the WinTV v8 application

If you do not have either an WinTV v8 Activation Code or your original WinTV v7 CD-ROM, you can purchase a new WinTV v8 CD on the Hauppauge webstore for 12.95 euros. This can then be used to activate WinTV v8.

If you have a WinTV v8 or WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, the latest version of WinTV v8 with Extend will also be installed.

WinTV v8.5 application and TV tuner driver download package

WinTV v8.5 installer
For Windows 10, 8, and 7

Installer version: 36190

File name: wintv85setup_36190.exe | File size: 118 MB | Date: July 10, 2018
Release notes | Backup download site

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v8.5 application and utilities.

WinTV v8

During the installation of WinTV v8, enter your Activation Code when you see this message

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To install the WinTV v8.5 application

Note: You will need to have your WinTV v8 Activation Code to complete this installation. If you do not have a WinTV v8 Activation Code, you can either buy one on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95, or if you have a WinTV v7 CD, you can download and install the latest version of WinTV v8.

  • Download the WinTV v8.5 installer. After downloading this file, it's normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Run wintv85setup from the Download directory on your PC
  • When you see the screen Activation required, enter the Activation Code which is printed on the WinTV v8 Software Download card or which has been e-mailed to you.

Beta version of WinTV v8

None at this time