Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1265 Tuner Card Provides the Best Fringe Reception
I have been playing with my new Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1265 single tuner card which has the best tuner sensitivity of any PC ATSC tuner on the market! I have now found its sensitivity is even better than my LG M237WD 23" HDTV/monitor which has been my gold standard for tuner sensitivity....until NOW! The WinTV-HVR-1265 is able to lock onto marginal KCRA signals that my LG M237WD cannot. So now I will be able to watch some KCRA programs at times I would not have been able to due to temperature inversions. It's not a solution for KCRA's overly narrow broadcast antenna beam, but a definite improvement!
The WinTV-HVR-1265 tuner sensitivity beats my LG M237WD HDTV which beats my Hauppauge Aero-m USB tuner which beats the new Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2255 dual tuner card, in that order. The new WinTV-HVR-1265 replaces the old WinTV-HVR-1250 tuner card. The new WinTV-HVR-2255 replaces the old WinTV-HVR-2250 dual tuner card. They have the latest LG3306A demodulator chip. The WinTV-HVR-2255 has a built-in antenna splitter for the dual tuners which apparently very significantly degrades the tuner sensitivity compared to the WinTV-HVR-1265 single tuner card which has no splitter. If you are looking for a dual PC tuner card and want the best tuner sensitivity, get two WinTV-HVR-1265 cards instead. The difference is BIG! (I bought and quickly returned a WinTV-HVR-2255 dual tuner card after finding its tuner sensitivity unacceptable.)