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Hauppauge 1445 HD-PVR Gaming Edition High Definition Personal Video Recorder for Use with PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii

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  • High definition (HD) video recorder for Gaming Consoles and PCs
  • Records video in an H.264 Blu-ray compatible format to your PC
  • Includes a 3 in 1 component cable for use with the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP with Service pack 2
  • Record: Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3 and Game Play
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Product Description

HD-PVR Gaming Edition is a high definition (HD) video recorder for Gaming Consoles and PCs. It records video in an H.264 Blu-ray compatible format to your PC from any component video equipped Game Console with component out, like Xbox360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. This Gaming Edition includes a 3 in 1 component cable for use with the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii. This cable is a $30 value. In addition, it will record from HD cable TV and Satellite set top boxes. The HD PVR records at video resolutions up to 1080i in real time using a built-in hardware H.264 encoder. Audio is recorded using AAC or Dolby Digital. Compatible with Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP with Service pack 2.2-Year Limited Warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Record your Xbox 360 or PS3 game play on your PC in 1080i HD with the new HD PVR Gaming Edition

HD PVR is the world's first High Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings from your Xbox or PS3 game play. HD PVR records Component Video (YCrCb) is recorded at resolutions up to 1080i, while audio is recorded using optical audio with Dolby AC3 or two channel stereo audio.

The Hauppauge
HD PVR Gaming Edition offers:

  • Record your Xbox360 or PS3 game play in HD, up to 1080i.
  • Upload your best games to YouTube with the included 'ShowBiz' software.
  • Includes Component Video cable set to connect to the Xbox and PS3.
  • Includes Component Video cable set to connect to your HD TV set.

Upload to YouTube and Share Your Best Games with Your Friends in HD

As said on GeekTonic:
"Now I think anyone watching me play videogames is a sure-fire way to put them to sleep--or at least laugh at my videogame performance. But I know there is a very large number of videogamers using the HD PVR to record their video gameplay."

The Hauppauge HD-PVR Video Recorder
Record your video gameplay in HD and upload to YouTube and show your best gameplay.
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HD PVR back panel
With an HD video passthrough you can watch your game play in HD while it is being recorded, with no delay. View Larger
New Features for the HD PVR Gaming Edition

The HD PVR Gaming Edition is specially designed for the dedicated Xbox360 or PS3 gamer. The Gaming Edition includes a new jet black case plus a universal Component Video cable, so you can bring 1080i video from your game console into the HD PVR. Also, we include the latest version of Arcsoft ShowBiz which allows you to record your game play in HD and upload directly to YouTube.

Video Passthrough, for Zero Delay Recording and Gaming

HD PVR's video passthrough gives zero delay on your TV monitor, and makes HD video recordings at the same time. Video passthrough uses the component video input to record your game play in HD while the "no delay" component video output allows you to play your games on your TV set. To see our passthrough recording diagram, click the "Connector diagrams".

High Performance, High Definition recording

At long last, a personal video game recorder that offers high quality recordings from your HD gameplay.

At the heart of the HD PVR is an H.264 high-definition encoder that's built-in for high-performance, high-quality TV recordings at up to 1080i resolution, 720p or VGA/D1. The box includes a component video input as well as optical or stereo audio inputs. (Audio is recorded using AC-3 encoding from SPDIF in 2 or 5.1 channel audio / Digital Dolby.)

The HD PVR records in the AVCHD format, which can be used to burn Blu-ray DVD discs. Two hours of high-definition recordings, recorded at 5 Mbits/sec, can be burnt onto a standard 4.7 GB DVD-R or DVD-RW disk for playback on any Blu-ray DVD player. (You have the option of recording at data rates from 1 Mbs to 13.5Mbs, constant and variable bit rate.)

There Are Three H.264 Formats You Can Choose When Recording a Video:
  • .TS, which is a generic 'transport stream' compatible with many digital media players
  • .M2TS, which is compatible with the Sony Playstation3
  • .MP4, which is compatible with the XBox360

The .TS and .M2TS files are AVCHD compatible, and can be used to burn Blu-ray compatible disk recordings. These files can be burned onto a standard DVD+R or DVD+RW disk for playback in a Blu-ray disk player. Approximately 2 hours of HD TV recorded at 5Mbits/sec can be put onto a standard DVD+R or DVD+RW disk.

HD PVR Gaming Edition comes with a Component Video cable set for the Xbox360 and PS3
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What's in the HD PVR Gaming Edition Box

Component Video cables from Xbox360 or PS3, component video cable set to your TV set, audio cable set, USB cable, and 5V power supply. Also includes the following bundled software applications: Arcsoft "ShowBiz" with video recording and direct upload to YouTube.

The HD PVR measures a scant 7.8 x 6.8 x 2.8 inches, so it will fit snugly next to your game console.

Which High Definition Personal Video Recorder is Right for You?

Type Component Video Optical Audio RCA Audio HDMI Input PCIe Component Video
gaming cable

1445 HD PVR
Gaming Edition

1414 Colossus

1212 HD-PVR

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 7.5 inches ; 2.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005P5UMVM
  • Item model number: 1445
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,061 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 20, 2011

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Randy Forgaard on April 2, 2012
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My apologies for this long review. Hopefully, though, it will be useful to someone.

I'm writing this review from the standpoint of someone looking for a video transfer product to convert camcorder and VHS tapes into digital files for preservation and editing. If you going to use this product to record a gaming session, or to convert high-def video, please see the many other reviews here.

I've spent some time the past 2 weeks comparing competing products for transferring home videos into digital format on my Windows 7 PC for long-term preservation and so that I can edit the videos on my PC. I tried or considered three different products including this Hauppauge HD PVR, and one high-end video transfer company, all on the same Hi8 analog video cassette with a family video that is 15 years old. Along the way, I have gotten some familiarity with the various technologies available today for transferring magnetic tapes into digital form. I found out some interesting things, and thought I would share them, in the hope that it might help others.

First, and you probably already know this, if you have any video memories on magnetic video tape, you want to get them transferred into digital form onto your PC or DVD or Blu-ray as soon as possible, before the video badly deteriorates. This especially includes regular VHS tapes, Video8 tapes, and normal Hi8 tapes, all of which are analog formats and are particularly susceptible to deterioration starting after about 10 years. Somewhat less susceptible to deterioration are Digital8 (which is also recorded on Hi8 tapes) and MiniDV tapes, because those are digital formats. But even for digital tapes, it is still magnetic tape which deteriorates over time, and you need to get those videos off of there.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Bittner TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 14, 2011
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hello I hope this review finds you doing awesome please remember to liken favorite this review (YouTube game community joke there)!

This review will focus on the difference between the 2 HD PVR's available on Amazon but as an HD PVR that I constantly use for gameplay captures both of these will work aces if you're looking to capture 720p gameplay or video. And I exclusively use mine for console gameplay captures and have no experience using it to capture TV programs. I gave it 4 stars in this regard because I would like to recapture at 1080p but at the moment these devices only allowed 1080i as an option and the signal looks kind of week at 1080i but the 720p capture from these devices looks tiptop!

I wanted to quickly bump out this review to help you compare the 2 Hauppauge (what a horrible company name) HD PVR's that you see here on Amazon. One of them is " the gaming edition" while the other it would seem from their button above " is not compatible with console game systems". And this is simply untrue, now I'm not sure if it's an error on Amazon's part but it should be set straight. (and please note if the 1445 price falls below $200
and or has free shipping I might just be the better deal)

The Hauppauge 1445 & 1212 Are the exact same device hardware wise it seems from my initial look if this is untrue after further research I will let you know. Basically all the 1445 comes with that is different from the 1212 is a component cable that you run from your console/ game system to the HD PVR. Now this table can be bought on Amazon for less than $10 which makes the 1212 seem like a better purchase if you already have video editing software. When we explain that a little further.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Steven L. Burdette on January 8, 2012
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I will not be going into a lot of technical detail, because there are a many great reviews on here that have already accomplished that, but there are a few complaints that just seemed to have gone ignored.

The biggest one I have is that this system cannot record SNES or NES video. After trying unsuccessfully on many different systems, I thought that my system may have been broken so I got a replacement. The exact same problems occurred and I realized it was a design flaw. Here is the email that I got back from tech support:

It looks as though these devices are sending out a video signal that the HD
PVR doesn't understand. For analog video the HD PVR is expecting 30 frames
per sec consisting of 30 odd fields per second and 30 even fields per
second. One odd and one even field make up a frame. Your older gaming
systems are using only odd or only even fields. The advantage to this is
that the video displayed is a bit clearer with no interleaving (or
interlacing) effect but the HD PVR's video digitizer doesn't understand and
cannot display this type of video information.

Since this was the main reason why I wanted the system, it was hearbreaking for me. The other major flaw is the high requirements for 720p-1080i output. I have a dual core laptop that was not powerful enough to output the display to the TV, so while the system was able to record properly, I would not be able to play a game at the same time.

After I was able to get by these rather dramatic disappointments, I am still fairly happy with the system itself, and I will be keeping it to record PS3 gameplay in the future. The cables that came with this version are pretty amazing.
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