updated 10:10 am EST, Wed January 3, 2007
Hauppauge this morning revealed its first hybrid analog and HD external tuner for the US. Dubbed the HVR-950, the USB 2.0-based stick has a co-axial input that works both as a connection for analog cable TV and as a connection for a portable antenna that can receive over-the-air ATSC broadcasts in HD quality. The device can switch between analog and digital signals automatically if both are available, the company says. Bundled software turns the host Windows PC into a PVR that can schedule recording for either analog or digital TV, and can also help the owner search for exact showtimes through TitanTV's online scheduling software. The company has not released a price for the HVR-950 but says it should be available soon.