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Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture Device (PS3/Xbox)

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HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture
  • HD PVR2 Gaming Edition allows your to record your Xbox 360 or PS3 game play on your PC in 1080p HD (via HDMI or component)
  • HDMI / Component Passthrough, for zero delay recording and gaming
  • All necessary cabling included for Xbox, Wii and PS3
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Product Information

Style Name: HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture
Technical Details
Item Weight340 g
Product Dimensions15.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm
Item model number01482
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 15,288 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 Kg
Date First Available22 Aug. 2012

Product Description

Style Name:HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture

Product Description

The new HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition: the best way to record your Xbox 360 or PS3 game play on your PC!
Now with 1080p 'no delay passthrough' and HDMI input and output.

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition is the latest in Hauppauge's series of HD video game recorders. HD PVR 2 adds some great new features to the HD PVR, which was the world’s first High Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings (Blu-ray quality) from your Xbox or PS3 game play. HD PVR 2 records HD video gameplay from either HDMI or Component video. To make setup super easy, you can leave your video game console at 1080p and record either HDMI or Component video at up to 1080i.

The Hauppauge HD-PVR Video Recorder
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition records your video gameplay in HD. Upload to YouTube and show your best gameplay in HD.
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HD PVR 2 has HD video passthrough, so you can watch your game play in HD while it is being recorded. With no delay!
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HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition offers:

  • No delay passthrough up to 1080p. Uses HDMI to connect to your TV monitor. Play while you record!
  • Supports HDMI from a Xbox 360, or Component video from a PS3.
  • Record your game play in HD, up to 1080i.
  • Upload your best games to YouTube with the included 'ShowBiz' software.
  • Use the Record button to start recording your game play.

HD PVR back panel

Connection diagram

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition connects to your TV set using HDMI and to your laptop or PC over USB.
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Upload to YouTube and share your best games with your friends ... in HD!

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition includes cables and software you need to capture high definition gameplay in realtime. For connection to a Sony PS3, we include a HD Component video cable. For both game consoles, an HDMI cable is supplied to connect HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition to your TV set.

As said on GeekTonic:
"Now I think anyone watching me play videogames is a sure-fire way to put them to sleep – or at least laugh at my videogame performance. But I know there is a very large number of videogamers using the HD PVR to record their video gameplay."

New features for the HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

The new HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition was specially designed for the dedicated Xbox 360 or PS3 gamer, and makes the installation easy yet still brings the excellent video quality of the original HD PVR. It features HDMI 'no delay passthrough' at up to 1080p with HDMI cables, Component in to HDMI out to support the PS3, plus a record button to start the recording without having to be at your PC! And HD PVR 2 has a new, smaller design to make carrying to your friends home to record their game play super easy.

No delay passthrough, for zero delay recording and gaming.

HD PVR 2's 'no delay' video passthrough gives zero delay on your TV monitor, and makes HD video recordings while you play your games at the same time! When using the 'no delay' video passthrough with a PS3, you will use the supplied Component Video cable from your PS3 into the HD PVR 2, and then you'll use HDMI to connect to your TV set. When using the "no delay" video passthrough with an Xbox360, you'll bring HDMI in from the Xbox and then HDMI out to your TV set (additional HDMI cable required for Xbox 360).

To see our passthrough recording diagram, click the "Connection diagram".

High Performance, High Definition recording!

At long last, a personal video game recorder that offers high quality recordings from your HD gameplay!

At the heart of the HD PVR 2 is a pro quality H.264 high-definition encoder that was originally designed for the broadcast TV industry. Hauppauge's HD PVR 2 is built-in for high-performance, high-quality TV recordings at up to 1080i resolution, 720p or 480p.

The HD PVR 2 records in the AVCHD format, which is the format used to master Blu-ray discs. You have the option of recording at data rates from 1 Mbs to 13.5Mbs, so you can choose the video quality you need.

There are three H.264 formats you can choose when recording a video:
  • .TS, which is a generic 'transport stream' compatible with many digital media players
  • .M2TS, which is compatible with the Sony Playstation3
  • .MP4, which is compatible with the XBox360
HD PVR back panel
The new Record button on HD PVR 2 makes it super easy to start and stop record sessions.
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MP4 files are used with many video editors, like Sony Vegas, for editing. TS files are also called 'AVCHD' files and are used to burn Blu-ray DVD movies (Blu-ray burner software not included).

HD PVR 2 Product Features

  • Uses H.264 encoding in HD to capture your game play in stunning HD.
  • Uses HDMI to connect to your TV set from either Xbox 360 or PS3. Setup is a snap!
  • Comes with 1x HDMI cable to connect to your TV and a Component Video cable to connect to your PS3.
  • With no delay passthrough, so you can play your games while recording.
  • With one click you can share your game play with your friends and fans on YouTube.

Technical Specifications

  • High definition H.264 encoder, at datarates from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec
  • Input: Xbox 360 (unencrypted HDMI)
  • Input: PlayStation 3 (Component video)
  • Output: HDMI (no delay passthrough)
  • Video resolutions: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i recording, with 1080p60 passthrough
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 6.0 × 6.0 × 1.56 in
  • Weight: 5 oz
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What’s in the box

  • HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD recorder
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • HDMI cable to connect to your TV monitor
  • PS3 cable and Component video adapter
  • USB cable
  • Quick Install guide
  • Power supply
NOTE:If the customer faces any issues with thus item,the best solution is for the customer to contact manufacturer via the telephone number on the box itself ,however below would be good trouble shooting step.

1. Get the customer to contact us on ONLINE: www.hauppauge.co.uk/contact.

2. Try all available USB 2.0 or higher ports (customers frequently use the wrong USB port).

3. Try new USB leads (the leads we supply are standard & most users will have the same type at home).

4. Avoid connecting the device using a non-powered hub.

5. Update all system USB drivers.

6. Remove all erroneous USB devices (except printers etc). By removing USB devices (to leave mice & keyboards is fine) you can better check the power output from the USB systems in the PC.

Box Contains

1x HDPVR2 Hardware Encoder
Quick install guide
Power supply
USB Cable
HDMI cable x2
PCMCIA to 5 RCA cable
PS3 Component cable

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Style Name: HD PVR- HD Video Capture Device Verified Purchase
I bought this item so that I could transfer VHS films into the computer for editing and burning onto DVD, also for capturing clips from BluRay discs. Every review I've read here talks about connecting games consoles to the device and although I realise that it is marketed for this purpose, I didn't see why it shouldn't work with any video source as an input (why do people want to record their gaming experiences anyway? Seems odd to me).
Having read from many reviews that you just 'plug in and go' that's exactly what I did and - nothing. The component video input produced a blank screen on the computer. As a result I tried connecting with s-video leads and did get a picture but the quality was poor (which I expected). Having decided it was not good enough I had a think about it and reconnected the component leads but could still not get any signal.
Eventually after a couple of hours I had a delve into the settings on my Blu-ray player. I found that I could choose the kind of signal to be produced at the component output. I hadn't looked at this before because there was no need, everything else being connected via the elegant, efficient and easy HDMI sockets. As soon as I switched the component output from the default YPbPr to RGB I had a perfect, HiDef Blu-ray quality picture on my computer screen.
The Hauppauge appears to be a nice piece of kit but suffers from the affliction that so many electronic devices do, the unbelievably poor instruction manual, or in this case instruction 'sheet-of-paper'. Another example is the on-screen menu choice to record your video capture. You can choose between Playstation, AVCHD, or XBox. All this choice does is to determine the format of the recorded video, either .m2ts .ts or .mp4 formats.
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Style Name: HD PVR Rocket - USB powered, portable, 1080p Game Capture device Verified Purchase
UPDATE October 2015 - For those who are having difficulty setting this up to record from their TV, I have added instructions below this review...

I bought this unit for one main purpose - to copy from my SkyHD box to my computer for watching television at double the speed. I was a little hesitant at first when purchasing this unit as I was unsure if it would be suitable for my needs. I needn't have worried. After just about 10 minutes I was up and running, recording straight to a memory stick from my SkyHD box using the RCA cables.

I have since purchased an HDMI splitter to be able to record from my box using HD, the unit is usually listed on this product page under "Customer's also bought....".

I've yet to discover any faults with this unit. Once the input and memory stick are connected, the unit is ready to record. One touch of the big red button on top starts recording, and one touch of the big red button on top stops recording. It cannot be any easier than that! Recordings can then be transferred from the memory stick to the computer, providing me with the ability to watch them faster using VLC Media Player.

You can also record to the computer using this unit. The big red button doesn't work when recording to the computer, but with the right software it can be easily used. Windows users can use the free Hauppauge software, but Mac users, such as myself, will need to have a look around for alternatives. I use software called HDPVR Capture. It's not free, but it's fairly cheap for what it does.

The quality of the recordings are superb in full HD, and also not too shabby at the very lowest setting of 700mbps. The maximum setting is 18000mbps, and when recording using HD from an HD source the picture is just outstanding on my Mac screen.
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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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I've had my Hauppauge HD-PVR Gaming Edition for about 5 months now. It is fantastic and it does exactly what you need it to do.

In the box is the PVR and some cables along with the instructions.
The PVR looks cool, and when you're recording it has a awesome green light.

Setting up the PVR is simple. All the wires you need come with it. First I connected the PVR to my TV using the component cables, and then I connected it to my PS3 easily using the cables provided. Then you set your PS3 to the right mode and connect the PVR to your PC with the USB cable provided and your pretty much done. You install the software provided and you click capture and it captures whatever is on the TV screen.

The software isn't amazing though. I expected much better, but it gets the job done. I run it on my laptop (A notsogood laptop) and it works fine. The software has a built in YouTube uploader where you can login to your YouTube account and upload from there. I don't use this option because it usually doesn't upload in HD when I do it that way, but doing it manually works fine.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to record their Xbox or PS3 footage, it does what it says it does. Simple.

If you want to see what the quality is like, just search 'mw3 how to search and destroy jazszzz' and my video will show up. Thanks!
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