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Hauppauge HD PVR
Average based on 36 reviews
A simplistic and user-friendly HD PVRCreated: 05/12/2011
- The Hauppauge HD PVR is a great device, but it depends on what you are using it for. Personally, I use it to record playing video games, but do not turn you off from recording other things such as TV. There are only a few con's with this machine; this machine seems pretty cheap on the outside(haven't opened it up to see what is inside) but that is not really a problem, it requires a decent computer to re-watch what you have recorded, and it also saves the files in very weird files, that make it hard to et the footage. the pros are that it is light, small, easy to set-up, and it is used by many people which allows for pretty easy support, without using the Hauppauge support system. Overall it is a great product, and since this is my first time using a PVR of the caliber, i would have to give it a 5/5. ...Read more
Hauppauge Component to USB converter- Good, not Great.Created: 06/04/2013
I am using the unit as a pass-through from my component cable box to my Home theater PC. On several occasions, the software did not recognize the unit, and the USB input fails to initialize, leaving a black hole where the video should be.
I did a work around by using the relay power switch within the Comcast cable box, so the unit powers up and down as the cable box does. This reset seems to resolve the problem.
Performance has been slightly better than the cheap $50.00 composite unit I used to use. Searching a file in play is difficult, and until I figured it out, I didn't know the name of the file I recorded or where it went. I finally found the file name was a date stamp.
Documentation sucks. Performance is worth the $100.00 price I paid. I am not using the remote or IR sender, as I have a Crestron Control system running the home theater, and this unit is passive to the system. When viewing the component video by using the PC mode on the monitor, the component output sometimes will not start, and the screen is blank.
It appears to put out a non standard Sync signal that not all monitors like.
Overall, I am satisfied, when everything is booted correctly and I can record NOVA or some other cable component signal in Quasi HD. My goal was to build a PC library of interesting cable stuff. This is working, but renaming and moving the files is tedious. You can only name the file after it is recorded. I have not figured out how to stich four or five segments together due to commercial pauses. This represents itself as 4 different programs. I just record the commercials now.
This assumption may be incorrect because the folded piece of paper that serves as a user manual sucks so much! ...Read more