I have tried the hauppauge hd pvrs and found them to have loads of faults including constant signal loss causing only small recordings, this was also caused by the unit constantly overheating. The Elgato Game Capture Hd is the opposite, no signal loss whatsoever, excellent quality video, the unit has been used all day and not overheated or malfunctioned in any way. It is extremely easy to set up, you can be recording in just a few minutes, the software seems a little more basic than the hauppauge but it has all you need all nice and tidy and easy to find. This unit also records in 1080p and 30mbps which is more than double what the hauppauge can do! I just wish I had heard of this before I got the hauppauge because I wouldn't have wasted my time with it! Well done Elgato for producing an easy to use, user friendly high quality product, highly recommended!