I just bought a PVR, too, and now I have a TV in the computer room. I don't have a VCR, because it blows up (memory dump) when I try to record. But then I wanted to run it on my web server, which is a dual-processor W2K box. Since it's on all the time, it seemed the perfect system to use.
I noticed that the few short recordings I made were displayed upside-down by Media Player, and I can't find any answer on the Hauppauge site. The included documentation is non-existent, like you said -- just a fold-out sheet. And the email address specifically for the PVR is a black hole. No response. The Hauppauge web site is pathetic to begin with, with missing images, dead-end pages, broken links. I'd offer to help them with web design, but they don't answer the email links on their pages.
Wish I could tell you more about the PVR, but I still need to swap an older motherboard into a new chassis and load Windows 98. Hopefully it will record then. I'm thinking about this black case: http://www.baber.com/baber/products/mpe_ft14cube.htm
because it kind of matches my subwoofer.
I'm also interested in the AccessDTV product, because their web site now says it decodes digital TV QAM signals carried over cable TV lines, like AT&T does here in SF. And too bad they don't record NTSC signals. I wrote them about that, and they said they didn't want to invest time in a soon-obsolete technology. Which begs the question -- then why even include an NTSC tuner? (Because we need to view and record NTSC signals today, that's why.)
[This message has been edited by sgriffin (edited 05-08-2001).]