Wednesday, August 15th 2012

Hauppauge Introduces HD PVR 2 Game Recorder

Hauppauge Digital, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of TV tuners and HD video recorders, has launched their latest high definition video game recorder, HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition at the Gamescom, Cologne, Germany. HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition will have a list price of £159.99 and features high definition HDMI and Component video recording up to 1080p/30, plus HDMI ‘no delay pass-through’ so gamers can record their game play while playing on a TV monitor.

The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition is a complete kit for gamers who want to record their Sony PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 game-play in high definition. HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition has near perfect video quality and records HD video from either HDMI or Component video at up to 1080p/30. Gamers can share their best video game-play with friends on YouTube by using the included Showbiz application to record and then upload videos to YouTube. HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition allows any user to produce their own video movies from their game-play. All cables necessary to record game-play, including HDMI in and out cables plus a special PS3 Component video cable are included.

The best HD game recorder yet
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition includes a pro-quality HD video encoder so gamers will get the best video quality when they record game play. All recordings are in H.264, which is the video format used to make HD Blu-ray discs. To make installation easy, HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition has “no delay” HDMI pass-through. This means that gamers can connect HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition between their game console and a HD TV set using HDMI and play their games on the HD TV set live without any delay.

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition comes with Arcsoft ShowBiz, which has a record and YouTube upload button to make posting game recordings onto YouTube easy.
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14 Comments on Hauppauge Introduces HD PVR 2 Game Recorder

#1
Octavean
I came across this on the Hauppauge web page last night.

It looks interesting.

I have the original Hauppauge HD PVR and use it daily with Microsoft Media Center to record HDTV up to 1080i / 720p with no DRM restrictions (HBO-HD, Showtime-HD and so on). A very reliable and unique product. I also have the newer Hauppauge Colossus PCIe card which does the same thing as the HD PVR internally and has a higher attainable bit-rate.

While I don’t use them for gaming the new Hauppauge HD PVR 2 sounds interesting. It might be worth looking into as I’m sure it can be used for HDTV recording with third party programs and now supports a full 1080p.
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#3
TheLostSwede
by: Prima.Vera
Another useless gadget/device...
To you maybe, but there are enough people out there that have been waiting for something like this, so making ill-conceived statements like that just makes you look foolish...
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#4
Prima.Vera
by: TheLostSwede
To you maybe, but there are enough people out there that have been waiting for something like this, so making ill-conceived statements like that just makes you look foolish...
If you call someone a full at least provide some arguments to the table also some examples. Otherwise you are the foolish one...;)
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#5
Completely Bonkers
On a PC you can do this FOR FREE, or for CHEAP, using FRAPS or similar. On a console you have to buy a whole new hardware kit because they are closed proprietary systems where people can't write apps or utilities to do this FOR FREE, or for cheap.

I say BOYCOTT such devices in the name of environmental protection. Why are we wasting time and resources to do something the wrong way? All in the name of corporate driven consumer walled gardens.

Walled garden is the wrong term. Consumer jail more like. And I say: jailbreak!
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#6
TheLostSwede
by: Prima.Vera
If you call someone a full at least provide some arguments to the table also some examples. Otherwise you are the foolish one...;)
No, I said you'll look like a fool, not full...
http://www.youtube.com/gaming <- does that prove my point?
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#7
TheLostSwede
by: Completely Bonkers
On a PC you can do this FOR FREE, or for CHEAP, using FRAPS or similar. On a console you have to buy a whole new hardware kit because they are closed proprietary systems where people can't write apps or utilities to do this FOR FREE, or for cheap.

I say BOYCOTT such devices in the name of environmental protection. Why are we wasting time and resources to do something the wrong way? All in the name of corporate driven consumer walled gardens.

Walled garden is the wrong term. Consumer jail more like. And I say: jailbreak!
And with fraps you lose what, 10-20fps? This is for you to hook up to a second system to record the game play without loss of performance. Anyhow, each to their own and it's not something I'm about to buy, but plenty of people will be getting it.
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#8
Completely Bonkers
by: TheLostSwede
And with fraps you lose what, 10-20fps? This is for you to hook up to a second system to record the game play without loss of performance. Anyhow, each to their own and it's not something I'm about to buy, but plenty of people will be getting it.
Perhaps lose 10-20fps but you will still be 100fps higher than a console! If you capture at 60 fps or lower and at console resolutions, not higher res or higher fps... and your PC has a ramdisk or a decent HDD system or SSD, you shouldnt be losing 10-20fps at all.

Yes, people will buy it. But my point is: PC gamers dont need this! Nah-nah-na-nah-nah
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i dont know. to each his own. but if you want something like this perhaps you spend too much time gaming. just sayin'...
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#10
TheLostSwede
Or perhaps people play competitively and want to record the matches? It's a shame it doesn't stream, as there are websites dedicated to streaming live games these days too...
But judging by the comments above, this product isn't for any of you.
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#11
Octavean
I think people may be looking at this wrong.

I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR unit very early on. In fact I preordered my first unit before the product was available. It was billed as a general purpose 1080i / 720p HD (H.264 / AVCHD) recording device (via component).

It was only later in the products life that Hauppauge released the HD PVR Gaming Edition. As near as I can tell there is no functional difference between the first “Gaming Edition” and the original HD PVR.

Therefore Hauppauge is simply using marketing to try and appeal to a different set of users in a slightly different use case such as gaming.

So, for example, I should be able to buy the new Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition unit and incorporate it into my Media Center system. In doing so I would be able to go from a max of 1080i to 1080p and likely would have higher bit-rate options.

Therefore there are a number of different uses for it. Many people bought these things to offload their video collection from their rented DVR and so on,.....
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#12
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: TheLostSwede
Or perhaps people play competitively and want to record the matches? It's a shame it doesn't stream, as there are websites dedicated to streaming live games these days too...
But judging by the comments above, this product isn't for any of you.
im sure there is a market for this product. i am just questioning the motives of someone who buys it.
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#13
Prima.Vera
by: TheLostSwede
No, I said you'll look like a fool, not full...
Well, I didn't, I just use a play word. Not my fault you didn't get it..;)


by: Easy Rhino
..I am just questioning the motives of someone who buys it.
to brag who has the biggest e-pen on gaming maybe? I know some gaming sites will use this for game reviews, but whom else?
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#14
TheLostSwede
by: Octavean
I think people may be looking at this wrong.

I bought a Hauppauge HD PVR unit very early on. In fact I preordered my first unit before the product was available. It was billed as a general purpose 1080i / 720p HD (H.264 / AVCHD) recording device (via component).

It was only later in the products life that Hauppauge released the HD PVR Gaming Edition. As near as I can tell there is no functional difference between the first “Gaming Edition” and the original HD PVR.

Therefore Hauppauge is simply using marketing to try and appeal to a different set of users in a slightly different use case such as gaming.

So, for example, I should be able to buy the new Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition unit and incorporate it into my Media Center system. In doing so I would be able to go from a max of 1080i to 1080p and likely would have higher bit-rate options.

Therefore there are a number of different uses for it. Many people bought these things to offload their video collection from their rented DVR and so on,.....
There wasn't, but there will be a difference in the second generation products, although it's mostly software and firmware related, but they have a few more products coming, including some streaming hardware which was already announced.
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