Questions about Hauppauge WinTV 350

Tim Aslat tim at
Wed Jun 23 03:37:47 GMT 2004

In the immortal words of Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at>...
> A number of software products use the Hauppauge WinTV 350 "Personal
> Video Recorder" (what a stupid name!).  I've been planning to get one
> for some time, but here in Australia the prices are ridiculous (more
> than double what they are nearly anywhere else).  So I've decided to
> have one sent from overseas.

Probably your best option.

> Question: are all WinTV 350s the same?  In Australia we have the same
> standards as in most of Europe (PAL, not NTSC), and the tuner
> frequencies are also the same as those in Europe.  If I buy a card in
> the USA, will it work here, or are there two different kinds of card,
> depending on where they're sold?

No, they are not all the same, there are at least 3 different tuner
modules.  I have one of these cards and with the help of John Wehle, I
now have it working in a surveillance project, and it has an LG chipset.

> The web site is not of much help.  To help me decide, it would be nice
> to hear from somebody with experience with the cards who can tell me a
> definite answer to at least one of these questions:

I agree.

> * Are there separate versions for different countries?
> * Does the device you have support both PAL and NTSC?
> * Does the tuner on your device support both European and US
>   frequencies?
> * What kind of antenna connector does your card have?  US TVs tend to
>   have a screw-on connector, while European one tend to have a push-on
>   connector.

There are different versions in the same country, mainly the tuner

As far as I know, it supports one of the other (PAL/NTSC).

The one I have uses a push on connector.

> Other information, in particular where I can get them cheap, would
> also be appreciated.

Depends on your version of the word cheap.  The one I have cost around
the $450+ mark from a sydney supplier an that was the best price I could



Tim Aslat <tim at>
Spyderweb Consulting
Phone: +61 0401088479

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