Hauppauge is charging $9.95 for the upgrade, which also lets you watch and record live television on a computer. It’s not quite as attractive or easy to use as a full fledged media center application like Windows Media Center, BeyondTV, or SageTV. But it features a recording scheduler, support for multiple TV tuners, and a signal strength monitor for digital TV channels.
This latest version of WinTV introduces WinTV Extend, which acts as the server to stream live or recorded TV shows to any device running a supported web browser. That includes the Safari web browser for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, as well as Mac computers. You can also stream TV to a PC using any web browser that supports Adobe Flash.