On this page you will find latest news and software change logs of all ChrisTV PVR versions.

Latest News

What's New

Version 6.00 (11 April 2014)

  • Added support for Windows 8.1 update 1.
  • Improved the recording, scheduler and timeshift features on Windows 8.
  • Fixed frequency tunning issues on Windows 7 and Windows 8 for some TV cards.
  • Fixed sound initialization on Windows 8 x64.
  • Small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.80 (14 November 2013)

  • Improved support for Windows 8.1.
  • Fixed problems that appeared on some systems for users without admin rights.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.75 (18 April 2013)

  • Improved support for Windows 8.
  • Minor improvements and optimization in the scheduler module.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.70 (12 November 2012)

  • Added support for Windows 8 RTM.
  • Improved channel automatic scan for some TV cards.
  • Minor improvements and optimization in the scheduler module.
  • Improved support for Windows 7.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.65 (12 April 2012)

  • Added support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
  • Fixed timeshift bug under Windows Vista and Windows XP.
  • Improved support for Windows 7.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.64 (17 November 2011)

  • Small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.60 (21 October 2010)

  • Small fixes and improvements for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

  • Version 5.55 (22 June 2010)

  • Improved the Timeshift buffering engine for some capture devices.
  • Improved broadcast feature support for some capture devices.
  • Improved support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.51 (18 March 2010)

  • Small fixes and improvements for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

  • Version 5.50 (23 December 2009)

  • Added support for Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) for better performance and image quality under Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  • Added Timeshift support for Windows 7.
  • Fixed image default settings problems under Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  • Improved the Timeshift buffering engine for some capture devices.
  • Fixed zoom settings load issue that appeared in some cases.
  • Minor improvements and optimization in the scheduler module.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.41 (23 October 2009)

  • Small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.40 (11 August 2009)

  • Improved support for Microsoft Windows 7 RC.
  • Improved FFDShow support for MPEG Hardware Encoding TV cards with Live Preview mode enabled.
  • Improved sound mode settings for Hauppauge PVR cards.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.35 (15 May 2009)

  • Improved support for Microsoft Windows 7 RC.
  • Fixed zoom settings load issue that appeared in some cases under Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • Minor optimization in the scheduler module.
  • Fixed trayicon minimize bug.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.30 (12 February 2009)

  • Added support for Microsoft Windows 7 beta.
  • Fixed background recording channel change issue for some software encoding TV cards.
  • Improved broadcast feature support for some capture devices without a TV tuner.
  • Fixed sound initialization for some tv cards when using normal video renderer.
  • Fixed some recording settings option for Hauppauge PVR 250 and Hauppauge PVR 350.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.25 (18 November 2008)

  • Improved the Timeshift engine for some capture devices.
  • Improved the Broadcast feature for TV cards without MPEG hardware encoder.
  • Minor optimization in the scheduler module.
  • Fixed video rendering problems for some TV cards.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.20 (24 April 2008)

  • We are glad to announce that starting with version 5.20 of ChrisTV PVR Professional you can broadcast your favorite TV shows, Movies, radio stations to your friends through local networks and through internet.
  • ChrisTV Broadcast feature offers 3 modes for your broadcast: Video & Audio, Video only, Audio only. You can also choose the frame size and video/audio bitrates depending on clients' internet connection bandwidth. For more details please visit this page.
  • We have improved support for Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.
  • Fixed FFDShow settings load on ChrisTV launch.
  • Improved channel automatic scan for some TV cards.
  • Fixed zoom settings load issue that appeared in some cases under Windows Vista.
  • Minor optimization in the scheduler module.
  • Fixed sound initialization for some tv cards when using normal video renderer.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.15 (14 February 2008)

  • We have added a new feature to make recordings while the timeshift feature is used. For more details please read this page.
  • Improved and optimized ChrisTV Scheduler and ChrisTV Agent.
  • Some minor fixes and optimizations in the AVI recording and background recording modules.
  • Fixed some recording settings for Hauppauge PVR 500 and Hauppauge PVR 1300.
  • Improved the Timeshift buffering engine for some capture devices.
  • Fixed sound mode detection when using Composite or S-Video inputs.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.10 (17 October 2007)

  • We have added a new major feature to the recording module :
    Set Recording Length (shortcut key ALT-C)
    This feature is very useful when you manually start a recording and you can not stay near your computer till your favorite show ends, so just set the desired recording duration and ChrisTV PVR will take care of your recording.
  • You can also use the adjust recording duration feature for scheduled task that already run. Please note that this feature is not supported for background recording mode.
  • ChrisTV Sleep Timer feature has been improved, now you can configure the sleep timer to :
    • Close ChrisTV
    • Shutdown the Computer
    • Activate Standby Mode
    • Activate Hibernate Mode.
  • Added the option to activate the TimeShift mode on ChrisTV PVR start.
  • Added support for TitanTV - TV Listings. You will be able to add scheduled recordings directly from TitanTV website, for more details about the configuration steps, please read this page : http://forum.chris-pc.com/index.php?showtopic=4958.
  • Improved Zoom feature and fixed zoom settings load issue that appeared in some cases.
  • Fixed background recording initialization problems that appear on some TV cards with MPEG Hardware Encoder.
  • ChrisTV PVR launch time has been optimized.
  • Improved the recording filename validation for tasks added from TV-Browser and TVgenial.
  • Confirmation balloon hint will be displayed after a recording scheduled task from TV-Browser, TitanTV or TVgenial has been successfully added.
  • Minor improvements and optimization in the scheduler module.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.05 (26 June 2007)

  • Added Audio/Radio Background Recording Mode to ChrisTV PVR Professional.
  • Fixed background recording initialization problem when "Use advanced rendering mode" was enabled.
  • In some cases AVI and Radio recording settings did not load properly for scheduled recordings with preview.
  • ChrisTV Agent checks more frequently for the next task, to prevent recording failure when the first scheduled task takes place in more than 20 hours.
  • Optimized ChrisTV PVR launch time.
  • Improved and optimized the Timeshift buffering engine for some capture devices.
  • Fixed some recording settings for some MPEG hardware encoding TV cards.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.01 (26 March 2007)

  • Fixed background recording initialization problem for TV cards with ATI Theater 550 chipset.
  • Fixed background recording channel change problem for TV cards using alternative channel frequency setting.
  • The recording settings were not loaded properly for some TV cards with MPEG Hardware Encoder.
  • You can choose the default capture device that should be used by TV-Browser and TVgenial.
  • Added the "Capture Device" column in Scheduler List Window which contains the name of the capture device used for the scheduled task.
  • Improved sound settings detection for playback input.
  • Fixed TV-Browser and TVgenial support activation.
  • Fixed minimize bug in ChrisTV Lite.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.

  • Version 5.00 (9 March 2007)

    ChrisTV PVR Version 5.00 suite brings NEW features and many improvements :
    • Multituner support (in Professional version only)
      You will be able to use up to 4 (four) video capture devices with ChrisTV PVR. This feature will allow you to watch your favorite TV channel using 1 TV card and record another channel(s) with the other TV card(s) that you have installed on your PC.


    • Background/Silent recording
      ChrisTV PVR will record your favorite TV show in background with no video/sound preview, minimized in systray. Feature available for Hardware MPEG Recording, Software MPEG Recording and AVI Recording.
    • Timeshift Quality presets.
      You will be able to choose your favorite Timeshift Quality settings to save diskspace or have best quality from 4 presets :
      • Best (video bitrate 9600 KBits/sec),
      • Good (video bitrate 6400 KBits/sec),
      • Normal (video bitrate 4800 KBits/sec)
      • Low (video bitrate 3000 KBits/sec).
    • Trayicon feature
      Have instant access to your channels list and main settings by a simple mouse click on ChrisTV trayicon. Also you can minimize ChrisTV to the systemtray next to your clock.
    • Capture Devices Status Window (in Professional version only)
      Keeps you informed regarding the status of each video capture device that you have installed and configured to work with ChrisTV PVR. You will be able to change the preview from one device to another device and stop recording at any time (background recordings or recordings with video preview).
    • Improved support for Microsoft Windows Vista.
    • Sound Settings Window lets you configure easily what sound mixer should ChrisTV use and you can choose the playback and recording sound settings.
    • ChrisTV PVR Scheduler has been improved and optimized to work better and detect conflicting scheduled tasks.
    • PVR Recording settings have been reorganized. You will be able to access the recording settings and create/customize recording profiles from ChrisTV PVR main application and ChrisTV PVR Scheduler window.
    • ChrisTV Agent has been optimized to work with more than one TV card.
    • ChrisTV PVR Wizard has been improved so you can configure easily your TV card or other video capture device.
    • You can add LivePreview Mode support in your ChrisTV Lite by activating the "Add-On Plus 3" Package. This option is available for TV cards with MPEG Hardware Encoder : Hauppauge PVR 150/500, Hauppauge HVR 1300, ATI Theater 550 PRO and others. For more details please click here.
    • Improved detection of TV cards and video capture devices.
    • Added the option to hide the recording information red label displayed on TV window while recording.
    • Fixed Timeshift and recording problems for some USB2 TV cards.
    • Added the shortcut ALT+S to change the Aspect Ratio Mode. Please check the complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts.
    • Fixed problems that appeared on some systems for users without administration rights.
    • Fixed automatic launch of ChrisTV Agent on some systems.
    • Hauppage remote control settings file has been added under "Remote Control Files" folder. For information how to configure your remote control please visit our support forum.
    • German, Dutch and Romanian language files have been updated.
    • Other small fixes and improvements.
    Note: During the FREE trial period there are some limitations.

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