The HD Personal Video Recorder 2 Gaming Edition from Hauppauge! allows you to record gameplay from your preferred gaming console in Full HD 1080p video. With HDMI input and output ports as well a component video input port, this personal video recorder supports the Xbox 360, the Playstation 3 as well as the PC. Also, the no-delay HDMI video passthrough allows you to record and play in real time.
Recorded video will automatically be compressed in the H.264 video format (often used in Blu-ray Discs). This personal video recorder can record videos at Full HD 1080p resolution and at 30 frames per second (fps). However, there are exceptions to this rule. In order to achieve Full HD 1080p at 30 fps, the content being recorded through HDMI must not use HDCP protection.
Xbox 360 games can be recorded through HDMI at 1080p at 30fps, but Playstation 3 games use HDCP protection. For Playstation 3, you will have to use the included component video cable and as a result, will only be able to record in 1080i. The Wii U can also use the HDMI cable like the Xbox 360. However, if you want to record the older Wii system, you have to connect the yellow cable from the Wii to the Blue connector of the AV cable. Then connect the red and white audio cables from the Wii to the corresponding connectors on the AV cable. Finally, in Showbiz or Hauppauge Capture, you have to select Composite under Video Input and Line In under Audio Input. This same method can be used to record your Playstation 2 as well.