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

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

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  • 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

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 1,618 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
Date First Available22 Aug 2012
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Product Description

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
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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.

Product Description

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Customer Reviews

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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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1.0 out of 5 stars dont buy
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words on the screen move up and down and such.
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