Uninstalling and Reinstalling Hauppauge WinTV Cards

To successfully uninstall the WinTV PVR cards the uninstall programs must be run. All Hauppauge Drivers and Applications are located in the POSM Install Disc in the “My Documents” folder.

Open the “3 – Drivers” folder.

Open the “2 - WinTV PVR 250” folder.

To Uninstall the Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250, first double click the “hcw_unregister.bat” file.

When the batch file has finished, double click “hcwclear.exe”.

Highlight the option for “Remove All WinTV Drivers and Applications (Total Removal)” and then click the
OK button.

A Yes or No conformation window will appear, click Yes to continue.

After the Black command prompt window closes the system must be rebooted in order to continue the driver installation. Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, followed by Restart.

After the restart, an Add New Hardware Wizard will appear. Select the Install from a specific location option and then click next.

Check the box for “Include this location in the search” and then click browse.

Navigate to the “Posm Install Disc” -> “2 –WinTV PVR 250” -> “1” folder. Highlight the “1” folder and press

Press Next to continue.

The next window will show:

Press “Yes” to an information box asking to install this device even though it has been untested by Microsoft. After the drivers have completed installing, press “Finish”.

Once the “Found New Hardware” wizard has completed, the Hauppauge WinTV applications must be installed. Open the “My Documents” -> “Posm Install Disc” -> “3 – Drivers” -> “2 - WinTV PVR 250” folder.

Programs, “2.exe”, “3.exe”, “4.exe” must be installed in order for the Hauppauge WinTV cards to work. “5.exe” is an optional program that allows for the editing of mpeg files created by the WinTV cards.
Install each program with its default settings by clicking “Next” through all of the setup menus for each program.

Next, the Posm Install OCX application must be run to re-initialize needed system files in order for Posm to control the WinTV cards. Open the “My Computer”.

Browse to your Posm install folder. By default, the Posm folder is located in “C:\Program Files\POSM”
Open the Posm folder and double click the “PosmInstallOCX.exe” (The one with a white Toilet icon) to start the OCX installation.

The Posm Install OCX application will display a percentage complete up to 100%.

When complete, an “OK” conformation window will appear. Press “OK” to close the installer and continue.

Next Press the Start Button in the lower left hand corner to access the “Programs” menu. Open the “Hauppauge
WinTV” folder in the Programs menu and select the “Primary” application.

Highlight, “All VMR (WinXP Only, implies Allow Overlay)” and check the two boxes for “Use DXVA (if available)” and “Use HW Motion Comp (if available)”. Close the “Primary” application to continue.
To finish the Driver and Application setup, WinTV2000 must be configured. To start WinTV2000, Press
“Start” -> “Programs” -> “Hauppauge WinTV” -> “WinTV2000”.
The first time WinTV2000 is run, a dialog box will ask: “Would you like to scan for Tuner Channels Now?”. Press “No” to continue.

To add a channel press the “Menu” button, then “Suite Manager”.

Add a channel to the WinTV card by pressing Add.

If your mpeg card has a composite (RCA) cabled plugged into it, select “Composite” from the menu. If a S- Video cable is used, select “SVideo/Composite” from the menu.

Click “Add” to save the channel and continue.

To save and close the Channel Configuration, press “OK”.

WinTV 2000 should now have a color picture.

Press the “CFG” button (above Snapshots and below Photos) to configure the video and MPEG Settings.
Click on the “Color” tab to make any color adjustments to the video.

Click on the Movies tab to configure the Mpeg video settings.

For older WinTV PVR PCI cards the user must set the DVCR Record File Path to Posm’s Video directory. For newer cards (With WinTV2000 4.13.24088 or newer) Posm will automatically set this path for the user. To set the Quality level of the mpeg video select an option from the Quality Level drop down. For most pipeline inspections “MPEG1 VCD” provides a good combination of file size and video quality. For higher resolution and larger file sizes use the DVD settings. If MPEG1 is still desired, but at a higher bit rate than VCD (1500
KB/s) use the Advanced to make a custom profile.

First select the Video tab and choose MPEG1. Enter the desired Bit Rate into the “Rate Details (KBits / Sec)

If custom Audio settings are desired, select the Audio tab.

Lastly save the profile by clicking on the Configurations tab. Enter a new name for the custom profile and press
“Save New Config”.

To use the new Profile, Select the Quality Level from the drop down. Press OK to save the settings.

To test the new WinTV2000 configuration, press the red “Record” button. The record window will drop down from the WinTV2000 application. Press the red record circle to begin recording. After recording some movement, press stop. Then play to play the recorded file back. If the segment recorded properly, close WinTV and open Posm to finish the installation.

Open Posm, Resume a Session open the Preferences, and click on the MPEG tab to setup the MPEG settings. To enable the MPEG encoder check the “Enable Mpeg (WinTV)” checkbox. To use the WinTV2000 application to record mpeg select “Use WinTV 2000” from the Hardware Device selection. For users of the WinTV PVR PCI the “Use WinTV PVR PCI Controls” must be used, for all other cards do not select this option. If a custom profile was created or used, set the WinTV Video Quality to “Use Current WinTV Settings”. Standard profiles may be used by selecting one from the list. Click the green “Done” button to save the changes.