WinTV v8: The new TV application from Hauppauge

WinTV v8 features:

  • A new user interface designed for Windows 8 and Windows 10
  • Watch, pause, record and playback TV from Hauppauge TV tuners
  • Closed captions and Parental control (North America)
  • 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:

All WinTV-HVR TV tuners (such as the WinTV-HVR-955Q, the WinTV-HVR-930C, the WinTV-HVR-2205 and HVR-2255, etc.), plus the WinTV-NOVA and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.
HD PVR, HD PVR 2 and Colossus are now supported with WinTV v8.

WinTV v8 Download

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV v8 or WinTV v7 application CD-ROM or a WinTV v8 installation code will be needed to install this WinTV v8 version. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v8, 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 application and TV tuner driver download package

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

File name: wintv85setup_35173.exe | File size: 108 MB | Date: June 22, 2017
Includes IR update for the WinTV-quadHD boards
Release notes

Backup download site

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

WinTV v8
To install the WinTV v8 software
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To install the WinTV v8 application

  • Download the WinTV v8 installer to your PC. After downloading this file, it's normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Insert your original valid WinTV v8 or WinTV v7 CD in your CD-ROM drive or have available your WinTV serial key
  • Run wintv8setup from the Download directory on your PC
  • At Activation required, click Check WinTV v7 CD if you have a WinTV v8 or v7 CD or clickEnter Serial Number if you have a WinTV serial key

This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.

To install WinTV v8 on a PC or laptop without a CD-ROM drive

If your PC or laptop does not have a CD-ROM drive, do the following:

  • At the conclusion of the installation a dialog box will pop up saying "Activation required"
  • Click Enter Product Code
  • You will find the Product code on your WinTV v7 Installation CD
  • Enter the Product code including dashes and dots
WinTV v8
To install WinTV v8 on a PC or laptop without a CD-ROM drive
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To find your Product Code

Look at the following guide for finding your product code

Release notes

  • Minimum window size is now smaller.
  • ATSC recordings in North America now show Now/Next program information.
  • Now showing the recording details and allowing editing of start/finish time, when scheduling from the TV Guide.
  • Added a text search field on the Favorites screen.
  • Now works with the PCTV 292e for DVB-T2/T/C television
  • Now for the WinTV-dualHD and WinTV-soloHD
  • Fixed bug with "open scheduler only" window not scheduling correctly.

Beta version of WinTV v8

None at this time