Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder 2

Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder 2

Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder 2

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  • Records in Full HD 1080p
  • Uses H.264 Video Format for Recording
  • HDMI (Input/Output) + Component Video
  • No-Delay, Real-Time HD Video Passthrough
  • Tactile Top-Mounted Record Button
  • SPDIF Optical Audio Input
  • Bundled with ArcSoft ShowBiz Software
  • Upload Recorded HD Videos to YouTube
  • Works with the Xbox 360, PS3 & PC
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista & 7
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Hauppauge HD-PVR overview

  • 1Description

The HD Personal Video Recorder 2 from Hauppauge! comes with everything you need to record TV shows and game play in HD 1080p video quality from your PC, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Playstation 3. Take advantage of a variety of inputs including one USB port to connect to your PC; one component video input to connect to your PS3 or cable/satellite set top box; two HDMI ports for connecting to your Xbox, PC game system, TV set or home theater system; one IR blaster port to control your set top box; and one optical audio input to connect to your set top box or game console.

Once configured, you can record from both cable and satellite boxes, your PC, and a variety of video game consoles. The video is recorded in H.264 format via the included ShowBizz application making it simple to transfer the video onto DVD-R discs for playback on Blu-ray disc players. The HD Personal Video Recorder 2 also makes it simple to upload your recorded video directly to YouTube.

HD Personal Video Recorder 2
The HD Personal Video Recorder 2 records video at up to 1080p from a satellite or cable TV set top box, a PC game system, Sony Playstation 3, Wii U or Microsoft Xbox 360. Record video from either HDMI (without HDCP protection) or Component Video at up to 1080p.
Enhanced HD Audio and Video Quality
Record at the H.264 video encoder format and resolutions up to 1080p30 for enhanced video quality. The H.264 format is used by Blu-ray discs and exceeds other video compression standards in quality and disk space consumption, providing a crisp image and enhanced digital sound. H.264 uses 1/3 the disk space compared with MPEG-2 format.
HD Personal Video Recorder 2 for Gamers
Record your gaming moves without slowing down your PC. The video compression is done inside the video recorder itself allowing you to record your PC game play in HD without slowing down your PC.
Make Your Own HD Movie Library from Cable or Satellite TV
Create an HD library of TV programs by burning up to 2 hours of video recorded on the HD Personal Video Recorder 2 directly onto a standard DVD-R disc. The discs created with the included ShowBiz application can be played on Blu-ray disc players.
Record Your Cable or Satellite TV Programs in HD
Connect this HD Personal Video Recorder to your satellite or cable TV set top box via the supplied HD component cables. With the TV scheduler and IR blaster, you can change the channel on the set top box and record the selected program. Hauppauge's TV Scheduler provides an easy way to schedule your TV recordings and create a schedule of weekly or once only recordings for automatic recording.
Record Your PC Game Play in HD
The HD Personal Video Recorder 2 records PC game play in HD using HDMI. You can also record Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U game play. With HD video passthrough you can record and watch your game play at the same time, with no delay. You can also capture videos in a format compatible with YouTube for easy uploading.
UPC: 785428015125
In the Box
Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder 2
  • 6V 1.6 amp Power Supply
  • 9 ft. USB Cable
  • 6.6 ft. HDMI Cable
  • IR Blaster Cable
  • Component Video Cable with Hauppauge A/V Adapter Cable
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Hauppauge HD-PVR specs

    Hardware Encoder • H.264 AVCHD high definition video encoder, video encode to 1080p30 from HDMI or component video
    • No delay HDMI pass through: HDMI or Component in to HDMI out, up to 1080p
    • Recording datarate: from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec
    Recording formats: MP4 or TS
    Video down conversion
    Input/Output Connectors • HDMI in from HDMI sources without HDCP (Xbox 360 or PC game console)
    • Component video in, with stereo audio
    • SPDIF optical audio in
    • IR blaster out to control channel changing on a set top box
    • S-Video and composite video in, with stereo audio (requires an optional cable)
    • HDMI output
    Recording Formats • 1080p60 (recorded as 1080p30)
    • 1080p50 (recorded as 1080p25)
    • 1080i60
    • 1080i50
    • 720p60
    • 720p50
    • 480p60
    • 480i60
    • 576p50
    • 576i50
    Power 6V at 1.6 amps
    System Requirements Laptop or desktop PC with 3.0 GHz single core or 2.0 GHz multi-core processor
    Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista or Windows XP Service Pack 3
    HD TV set with HDMI in (optional, for use with pass through)
    1 GB memory recommended
    Graphics card with 256 MB memory
    Sound card
    220 MB free hard disk space
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 6 x 6 x 1.5" / 15.2 x 15.2 x 3.8
    Weight .75 lb / .34 kg
    Packaging Infoedcravdr
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 7.5 x 5.2"

    Hauppauge HD-PVR reviews

    HD Personal Video Recorder 2 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to your home theater I use the recorder to get the content from my satellite and DVR. The quality is very good, although not everything is broadcasted in 1920x1080 format. It is relatively easy to set up but you need to read and follow instructions carefully. If you are planing to record from the Satelite or cable signed you must use component out from the cable or Satelite box.Hdmi will to work. Once you install the software and connect the PC , it is very easy to make recordings. Make sure you have plenty of hard drive space. This device was recommended to me by a professional post production person and it is great addition to my home theater.
    Date published: 2015-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great on PC with Windows 7 Not sure if it works on other OS's, but once I got the updated Firmware & Drivers from website, and figured out the best settings by Trial & Error because there are not many instructions, it works great. I bought this as a Spare in case they stop making the Model 1512, and something happens to my first one. It will record at 60 fps only when the input resolution is 720p. It will record 1080p but at 30 fps, I notice frame "flickering" or "stuttering", so I sacrifice slightly less resolution for smooth motion. Another hint: Record in TS format instead of MP4. I have tried others, such as the Hauppauge HD PVR 60, and the Elegato, but Returned them for Refund because they didn't as work as well as the HD PVR2 1512.
    Date published: 2018-08-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from HD PVR 2 gained me space on my DVR This is a very interesting piece of equipment, which I bought to record some programs from my DVR (it seems I record more than I watch, so eventually I run out of space). The PVR was a little cranky at first and setup wasn't quite as straightforward as I would have liked, but eventually I was able to record HD programming. The setup included component video and optical audio connections. I would have liked to use the HDMI connection from DVR to HD PVR2 in pass through mode to the AV receiver, but content protection ruled that out. Perhaps new software might help eventually.The Capture software includes an editing mode which is great for clipping off the beginning and ends of programs where your recorder manages to capture some commercials in addition to program content. It did not work to cut out commercials in the middle of the programs.All in all, it does what it claims but be prepared to spend a couple of hours tweaking setups before becoming proficient. A good piece of equipment but I'm hoping for a software update.
    Date published: 2014-03-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TV Recorder! I'm using the product to digitize recorded programs that are on my Directv DVR. The Hauppauge HD DVR 2 is a great solution for recording television programs and the quality is wonderful. I do recommend that you have a decent computer with at least a Core 2 Duo processor to handle the video processing without sacrificing recorded quality.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Effective, but tricky set up I use this device to live stream events for a client of mine from my Canon XF100 camera. It works well once you figure out how to get it set up correctly, but getting there is a little tricky. If you are using it for a live stream from a camcorder I suggest downloading the standalone Hauppauge StreamEez software rather than the Hauppauge Capture software since the latter is glitchy and has limited functionality.
    Date published: 2015-03-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It didn't work for us We needed a device that would allow us to connect a PTZ camera to a computer. Although the signal from the camera arrived to the Hauppauge-supplied software, the rest of the computer (Skype, Hangouts, etc.) could not see it. Nothing wrong with the device. I just think it is not designed for this purpose.
    Date published: 2015-08-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great, but be prepared to experiment I bought this to record movies in standard TS or MP4 format that can be played on any computer or HDTV (unlike my other DVR), but I almost sent it back because I couldn't get it to work. The Software would not install properly on my Windows XP computer. Luckily, I have another computer with Windows 7 and everything installed smoothly. I had to spend a lot of time experimenting with different settings to find out which worked best because there are no instructions explaining them. P.S. I personally found the best method to record is in TS format rather than MP4 where I had A-V Sync problems on 2 hour movies. By the way, I have seen several posts about needing Component cables to record protected content on TV boxes, I am able to record anything, including HDCP protected DVD's, using HDMI input but going through an HDMI splitter or another HDMI pass through device first.. The only Con I have is the fact that you have to run a USB cable across the room from your TV to your computer (or move your computer next to your TV box)
    Date published: 2016-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was Not Able To Give It A Good Trial I do not have analog HD video output from my cable box, only SD. The instructions did not include the step of how to connect to SD sources. I asked Hauppage if it was possible. They did reply within a few days with the very easy instructions, but by then I got worried about my return period and had returned the unit. I did eventually purchase a Rocket model, which I like. For my situation this is probably a fortunate sequence of events. For others, the PVR2 might be a better choice.
    Date published: 2017-05-01
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