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Hauppauge MediaMVP

Hauppauge MediaMVP
alaScore 82

62 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Hauppauge MediaMVP. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers 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 Media Centers on

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Dec, 2016

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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 Media Centers on

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Dec, 2016

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Hauppauge MediaMVP

May, 2004

Expert review by: Nathaniel Wilkins (

Hauppauge MediaMVP review:


Editors' note: Since the MediaMVP's release in 2003, a free software upgrade available at Hauppauge's Web site adds support for streaming DivX video files and nonprotected WMA audio files to this product. Additionally, a wireless version--the Hauppauge...

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

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Hauppauge MediaMVP - Pocket-lint


is certainly a product to watch, but for now, however, it just doesn't cut the mustard.

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...

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good Money after BAD!


I did communicate with a nice man at happauge, but since he could not assure me i would receive a working media player, I couldn't bring myself to spend the 40 further dollars to ship it off to the states for replacement. This player sits formost as my...

MY first unit worked

for 31 days before it cooked itself. Perhaps Hauppauge should have marketed it as a network capable hot plate. The replacement unit, so graciously provided by Newegg 1 day after the return limit never worked. It did, like the rest, provide a soothing...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: bmil (

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

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

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

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.


Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Built-in Display

Type: None

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


1080p Upscaling: No
Built-In Radio: No
CDMA Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Display: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Not Applicable
Insteon: No
Integrated Firewall: No
Integrated Modem: No
Integrated Private Branch Exchange (PBX): No
Power LAN: No
Power over Ethernet: No
Radio Function: No
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Cable Net Function: No
TV Card: No
Ultra-Wideband: No
USB Host: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No
Wibree: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11ac Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: No
WLAN 802.11g Port: No
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No
ZigBee: No


ADSL Port: No
ADSL2+ Port: No
Bluetooth: No
DECT Port: No
Device Type:Gateway / Bridge
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
Home Radio Frequency Port: No
HPNA Port: No
IrDA Port: No
ISDN Port: No
Memory Card Slot: No
MiMo Port: No
S-Video: No
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
TV Output: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN 802.11n Port: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: No
WLAN 802.11g Port: No
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: No

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:MP3 / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
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



Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Not Applicable

Display (Projector)

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


Type: None

General Features

Access Point Function: No
Bridge Function: No
Device Form:Extern
Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Hub Function: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:Linux
Optical Drive: No
Product Type:Audio/Video Player / NETTOP
Router Function: No
Segment:Networking Device
Storage Medium:Hard Disc Drive
Switch Function: No
Switch Type:Not Applicable
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes
VoIP Function: No
VPN Function: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ARM
GPU Model (Graphic Card):MALI-400 MP
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


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

MD System

Type: None

Motion Video

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

Network & Internet Multimedia

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

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG4 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: No


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor Brand:IBM
Processor Number:POWERPC 405EX


Device Type: None

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / GIF / JPEG


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None