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Hauppauge MediaMVP

Hauppauge MediaMVP
alaScore 82

61 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Hauppauge MediaMVP. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and design.

usability, price, size

design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Hauppauge MediaMVP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Hauppauge MediaMVP from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the price. The design also gets good feedback. The reliability and size get negative views.

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57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Hauppauge MediaMVP


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Hauppauge MediaMVP from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the price.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Hauppauge MediaMVP


Like the Linksys system, the MVP offers users the chance to view images and music files from your PC on your television. There are two main differences between the two products however, one is the MVP's ability to stream MPEG1 and MPEG2 video files and...

Ability to play MPEG1 and MPEG2

Ugly interface, cheap and unprofessionally finished

While on the surface this device purports to offer a lot, in reality and practice it just doesn't live up to its claim. The media adapter concept is still a relatively new development and this product shows that.

Nov, 2003

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Hauppauge - MediaMVP


There is an emerging category of consumer electronics designed to play your ever-expanding digital media collection without you sitting in front of your computer. Some have their own storage, like the majority of MP3 players, but ...

The Hauppauge MediaMVP isn't a very pretty box, and isn't likely to be lusted after based on its looks, but it is a useful device if your PC harbours a large collection of music, video and digital camera pictures that you want to show on your TV and...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Iain Laskey (

Review: Hauppauge MediaMVP


Iain Laskey looks at an intriguing device from Hauppauge

Good picture and sound quality, easy to use

Cheap looking

Hauppauge have just released a major update for the Media MVP (July 222nd 2004). The new update which can be downloaded free from their web site adds support for DivX as well as a new application, Internet Radio. The latter allows you to listen to any...

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Hauppauge MediaMVP

May, 2004

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (

Hauppauge MediaMVP review: Hauppauge MediaMVP


Hauppauge MediaMVP

Great price-to-features ratio; clean, TV-based user interface; streams digital audio, Internet radio, video, and photos; ultrasimple setup.

No built-in wireless networking; lacks support for HD video, Rhapsody, and PlaysForSure WMA files; won't let you sort music files by artist, title, album, or genre; no Mac support.

For less than $100, you can't get a better digital media receiver than the Hauppauge MediaMVP.

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Luigi Lugmayr (

Hauppauge MediaMVP with DivX Support Review


published: 02/16/05 last updated: 02/16/05 We reported about the cheapest way to stream video from a PC to a TV a couple of weeks ago. I got me the Hauppauge MediaMVP (sells for...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Smith (

Hauppauge MediaMVP Review


How many pictures do you have stored on your PC? How many music files? Do you have any videos? If you are like me, you have a ton of media files on your PC. Today we are going to look at the Hauppauge MediaMVP, which lets you watch and listen to all of...

So a small box, running Linux, that enables you to play your PC media on your TV? Sounds cool so far, let's take a look in the box..

Jul, 2006

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My unit was DOA


The unit I got was virtually dead on arrival- just a bit of random raster on the TV in any of the video modes, and the remote control did nothing. I got an RMA and returned unit for credit. I replaced it with a WD Live- it and an earlier WD media box i...

Feb, 2011

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2 dead now DOA


glad this item has a 30 day guarantee.Factory support deemed my 1st unit unfixable corrupt memory and noted this as common.New one arrived today. DOA.Now this is certainly annoying.Trying the USB reflash but the manufacture says when it boots if the...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

2 units, both DOA


I chose this model because it was the only one I could find with S-video output. The first unit displayed only junk on the screen (on the HDMI as well as the S-video output). Customer service provided an RMA and arranged return shipping without any...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Hauppauge's MediaMVP is a low cost thin-client device which bridges the home PC with home TV and A/V equipment, via Ethernet networks. It takes high quality digital audio (MP3 music), digital video (MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 videos), digital pictures (JPEG and GIF digital pictures) and other multimedia content in the form of IP packet streams and renders the content onto video and audio equipment such as TV sets, TV monitors or plasma monitors, and home theater A/V systems. The MediaMVP connects to the home LAN via its built-in RJ-45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet network interface. When used in conjunction with a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR installed in a PC, a complete home TV and digital media distribution system can be made. Television is recorded on the home PC with the WinTV-PVR, and then watched on a TV set through the MediaMVP via the home LAN. The MediaMVP is located at the TV set, and decodes videos sent to the MediaMVP over the home LAN for viewing on the TV set. It also provides media decoding for MP3 music and JPEG/GIF digital pictures. The MediaMVP displays on the TV screen lists of media which can be played through the MediaMVP, plus menus for organizing the lists and for playing play lists. While playing music, the MediaMVP can also play a digital picture slide show. Driven by a powerful RISC CPU engine (>350 DMIPS) running the Linux operating system, and with dedicated special purpose multimedia hardware components, the MediaMVP is a full-blown network multi-media decoder device with superior computing and digital audio and video processing capacities.


Audio output channels:5.1


Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Built-in Display

Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


Colour of product:Grey / Silver

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:MP3 / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use:Built-in
Device Type:Digital AV recorder
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / Video capture from external source
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage

HDD Capacity:20GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Colour


LED indicators: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3 / MP3, PCM / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / GIF / JPG
Video compression formats:AVI, MKV, VOB / AVI, VOB / DIVX
Video formats supported:AVI, DIVX, H.264, M2TS, MP4, MPEG2, MPG, TS, VOB, WMV / H.264, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV


Manufacturer:Hauppauge Computer Works
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hauppauge MediaMVP/Hauppauge Portable MediaMVP

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4 SP
Video Playback Formats:DivX / MPEG-4 / XviD/DivX / MPEG-4 SP / WMV

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:10/100 RJ-45 / Fast Ethernet
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Audio output:1
Audio/video cable:SCART & S/PDIF / Y
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000, XP / Windows XP Media Center Edition. / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, XP Media Center Edition. / Microsoft Windows XP Home / XP Professional\n / Windows 7/Vista/XP / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP / Windows XP/2000
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:10 / 100
I/O ports:RGB\n
IFU / User manual:Y
Video Playback: Yes
Wall mountable: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:HDMI / SCART
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):6


Supported radio bands: No

Radio System

Device Type: None


Bundled software:MediaMVP Installation CD-ROM / MediaMVP Installation CD-ROM\n

Still image

Slide show: Yes

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / GIF / JPEG


Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No

System requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum hard disk space:20480
Minimum processor:750MHz / 750MHz+ / PC 750MHz / Pentium 750 Mhz
Minimum RAM:128 / 256
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6.0, CD-ROM
Optical drive required: Yes

TV Tuner

Type: None


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480