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Hauppauge HD PVR USB Hi-def H.264 Video Capture Device,high Definition USB 2.0 Video Capture With Hardware H.264 Video Encoders

by Hauppauge
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (479 customer reviews)


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  • Built-in hardware H.264 high definition encoder, for high performance, high quality TV recordings
  • Component video input from most high definition cable TV and satellite TV receivers. Optical or stereo audio inputs
  • Record high definition video at up to 1080i resolution, 720p or VGA/D1
  • Record at data rates from 1Mbs to 13.5Mbs, constant and Variable Bit Rate
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Includes HD software video player, so you can playback recordings to your PC screen
  • Audio/Video component video loop through to allow HD recording and viewing at the same time
  • High Performance Noise Reduction Function
  • NTSC,PAL and SECAM Support
  • IR Blaster to change the TV channels in your set top box.
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BrandHauppauge
Item Weight1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions17.3 x 19.8 x 7 cm
Item model number1228
  
Additional Information
ASINB001M0MY10
Best Sellers Rank 9,580 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.5 Kg
Date First Available23 Nov 2008
  
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Record your high definition TV programs to your PC, using high quality H.264! HD PVR is the world’s first High-Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. HD-PVR records component video (YCrCb) from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. Audio is recorded using AAC.

The recording format is AVCHD, which can be used to burn Blu-ray DVD disks. Two hours of HD recordings, recorded at 5 Mbits/sec, can be burnt onto a standard 4.7 GByte DVD-R or DVD-RW disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player.

The HD PVRs amazing recording quality allows personal archival of your favorite high definition TV programs from any component video HD set top box. The HD PVR also has standard definition composite and S-Video inputs so you can record your old home video tapes into an AVCHD format for creating Blu-ray DVD recordings.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just the job 4 July 2012
By bill
Style Name:HD PVR- HD Video Capture Device|Verified Purchase
At last I can archive my Sky+HD recordings (even the 1TB hard drive fills up SO quickly!). Using this HD PVR, plus an "HD Anywhere HDMI to Component Converter" and my PC I can now clear some space on my Sky+HD box by transferring the clips I want to keep on to a DVD-RW (in HD quality) to be played back on a blu-ray player. The editing software supplied is VERY basic; the AVCHD picture quality is excellent but the "edits" (hah!) are pretty rough - but so far I've had no luck searching the net for an alternative because of the ".ts" file type that the capture software produces. My only regret is not buying this sooner. If you have got an HD box bursting at the seams with your favourite stuff, and you have a DVD writer on your PC then this HD PVR is the answer to your storage problems ...
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best On The Market ! 3 Oct 2012
By mike
Style Name:HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture
I got my new HD PVR2 today, and in fifteen minutes I was up and recording - it's that simple to use! I love my old HD PVR and I thought I would take a gamble and upgrade, just for ease of use, and to free up a lot of wires I had behind the TV. I am so chuffed with it, it records very well in 1080p. It's simple to use, and it looks even smaller than what you see in some unboxing videos. I just record my games for fun, nothing serious, and having the HD PVR1 or 2 makes it more fun, as it's no hassle to get set up and start recording.

If you are serious about wanting to start up some kind of gaming channel on You Tube for fun, or to make a little money, the Hauppauge HD PVR really is the best on the market. Yes, there are other products out there, but with the Hauppage you get great long-lasting quality and the very best in customer service. I had a problem with my old HD PVR1 skipping. I emailed Customer Support, and within the hour I had a reply with the solution (which was to plug the USB cable into the back of the PC where the motherboard is). They really do go out of their way to give good customer support, so go and pick up one, you will not regret it .

I know a lot of people hate the arcsoft software that comes with the pvr 2 but its software has now been updated and it has a lot of new functions like mic support to do commentary videos inside the software with no need for additional software and it also has it stand alone streaming software built in, so no need to use xsplit it also uses a lot less cpu usage.

check out this video to see a preview of the new software ( search you tube for a video called....Hauppauge HD PVR 2 NEW Software PREVIEW )
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Nov 2012
By HMSgame
Style Name:HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture|Verified Purchase
Purchased this item so that I could record gameplay from my Xbox 360 in HD.

Quality of the recorded footage is superb, recording in 1080p at 29.97fps. The audio is also high quality and I can't fault it at all.

It is very easy to set up, the installation CD contains drivers for all Windows OS (including NT) and will have you set up in minutes.

The only complains I have are that the box can get quite warm (unavoidable) and that when not connected via USB (or the power outage on the USB changes) then it no longer passes through the HDMI signal (this causes my Xbox to reset). But this is no major factor considering my laptop is always on anyway.

The 2 HDMI cables received are also of high quality and much appreciated, a PS3 cable was received and unneeded by me, but still appears to be quality.

+ High quality recording
+ Easy to use
+ Works with both Xbox/PS3 and comes with both cable sets
- Needs usb to be connected to function (if console running through it all the time)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well 3 Jan 2012
Style Name:HD PVR Gaming Edition|Verified Purchase
This seems to be the de facto standard on the market for recording video gaming in HD, which was the reason I decided to get one. I went for the gaming edition as the cost was only slightly more than the standard version and it comes with a component cable with plugs for the PS3/ Xbox 360. If you already have component cables for your consoles(s) then there will be no real benefit to buying this version other than the alternate colour scheme of all black/ green light. Inside the box in addition to the device itself is the aforementioned cable, a heavy duty component cable for input to your TV, the power adapter, user guide and a CD containing the capture software and drivers. It's very small so should sit comfortably wherever you decide to put it.

It's very simple to get started, just connect the component cable from your console to the input on the PVR, then attach the heavy cable from the PVR to your TV, and hook the USB from the PVR to your PC. Installing the drivers is just a case of plugging in the USB cable and then running the CD, then you can install the capture software, Arcsoft Showbiz. This is what you run on your PC to save the video down into a file you can edit and is very simple to use, although I would recommend getting some additional software to edit and encode your videos later (I'm using AVS Video Editor which is pretty easy to use and supports the M2TS files that the PVR can output). On Windows 7 64bit everything installed without any issues. Power is required on the device even when not recording if you want to use the console while the PVR is hooked up - just something to bear in mind as it pretty much means it will require a permanent power socket. Another thing to note is that the USB cable is quite short, probably 0.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars All the things you need
I have wanted a capture card for a while as I do a lot of streaming on Twitch. I ordered this as soon as I could financially and I have to say I'm not disappointed. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Quinn Bastin
3.0 out of 5 stars GOODDDD ISHHH
Brilliant quality at the begining had the right settings saved on it and then of some reason quality went really bad could set up my live stream or shot for youtube, but if your... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Martin Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this product
Don't keep looking just buy this one the software is great and it is easy to setup oh and your computer has to be on and the usb must be plugged in to get a screen but my laptop is... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Christopher Torrance
1.0 out of 5 stars did not work
got sold could not do what i whanted it to do not clear on how to in stall and was all no good things about it when it worked onece could not get it to work agen
Published 11 days ago by mr c
5.0 out of 5 stars Just wonderful
All i have to say about this little piece of technology is that it is awesome! Such great features in a small package!
Published 11 days ago by Robin Johansson
2.0 out of 5 stars Not reliable at all (Will record fine, but has been terrible for...
Like others I did my research and leaned towards this one for a few simple facts. Like the device doing all the work to save your pc the effort, the HDMI in/out and the straight... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Richnj Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Amazing item for anyone looking to record their gameplay in HD! I personally use the Hauppage with my Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the quality of the image and sound is astonishing. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Nathan McCoubrey
1.0 out of 5 stars dont buy
doenst work like it should give bad laggy footage
words on the screen move up and down and such.
so i am not happy i bought this item
Published 18 days ago by vandenbulcke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, Great Price
The PVR 2 is a simple to use,excellent style, and build quality product.
Effortless 1080p recording at the press of a button. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Mr S A Gascoigne
5.0 out of 5 stars The best capture card out there
I'm honestly surprised that this product has so many negative reviews, as I personally find it to be masterful. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Joe Whiteman
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