Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
The new HD PVR 2 model 1512 from Hauppauge is designed for dedicated TV enthusiasts and extreme console and PC gamers. With the best video recording quality available today and the new surround sound audio over optical SPDIF, the HD PVR 2 model 1512 has all the features you need in a high end HD video recorder.
For dedicated TV recording enthusiasts, HD PVR 2 model 1512 connects to your cable TV or satellite set top box and comes with an IR blaster and Hauppauge's WinTV v7 application. Record the entire season of your favorite TV series in glorious HD from your set top box, with full 5.1 channel surround sound audio. Schedule a recording with WinTV v7 and let the HD PVR 2's IR blaster change the channels and start a recording automatically at the correct time. Or offload to your PC the favorite TV programs from your cable or satellite DVR box so you can free up DVR space (and at the same time, save your TV programs forever!).
For extreme gamers, HD PVR 2 model 1512 allows you to play your video games with full surround sound audio and at the same time record your game play with 5.1 channel audio. Record your PC game play or Xbox or PS3 game play with 1080p 'no-delay passthrough'.
The HD PVR 2 series adds some great new features to the original HD PVR, which was the world's first High Definition video recorder. HD PVR 2 was designed to create real-time H.264 compressed recordings (Blu-ray quality) from your set top box, PC or Xbox or PS3. HD PVR 2 records HD video from either HDMI or component video plus includes an HDMI output to make it easy to connect to HD TV sets. To make setup even easier, you can leave your video game console at 1080p60 and record either HDMI or component video at up to 1080p30.
HD PVR 2 model 1512 connects to your TV set using HDMI and to your laptop or PC over USB. View larger.
The Record button on HD PVR 2 makes it easy to start and stop record sessions. View larger.
Upload to YouTube and Share Your Best Games with Your Friends in HD
HD PVR 2 model 1512 includes cables and software you need to connect to a cable or satellite box using component video. A 6-foot HDMI cable is supplied to connect HD PVR 2 model 1512 to your TV set so you can play your games while you record with no delay. For connection to an Xbox, you will need an HDMI cable (not supplied). For connection to a Sony PS3, you will need a Sony Component video cable (not included) with the supplied Hauppauge AV adapter.
HD PVR 2 model 1512 records your video gameplay in HD. Upload to YouTube and show your best gameplay in HD. View larger.
HD PVR 2 has HD video passthrough, so you can watch your game play in HD while it is being recorded--with no delay. View larger.
Features in the HD PVR 2 Model 1512
The HD PVR 2 model 1512 is chock full of features designed for people who want the ultimate in HD video recorders. All HD PVR 2 models contains a video encoder which is used in TV production studios and delivers pro-quality video to your recordings. But with the new SPDIF audio input in HD PVR 2 model 1512, you now can get full surround sound audio in your recordings in addition to killer video quality.
The HD PVR 2 family was specially designed for the dedicated Xbox 360, PS3, PC or WiiU gamer, and makes the installation easy yet still brings the excellent video quality of the original HD PVR. It features 1080p60 'no-delay passthrough' for HDMI in and out (with an extra long HDMI cable included to connect to your TV monitor), Component-In to HDMI-Out to support cable and satellite TV boxes and the PS3, plus a record button mounted on top of HD PVR 2 to start the recording without having to be at your PC.
Our HD PVR 2 CD-ROM includes StreamEez for video streaming to Twitch and Ustream and our Personal Logo inserter so you can "burn" your own logo into your recordings. And HD PVR 2 has a new, smaller design to make carrying to your friends home to record their game play super easy.
Powered No-Delay Passthrough for Always on Zero-Delay Recording and Gaming
HD PVR 2 has an active "no-delay" video pass through, externally powered, which gives zero delay on your TV monitor and allows you to make HD video recordings while you play your games at the same time. Compared to USB bus powered recorders, which shut off when you remove your PC and are much cheaper to manufacture, the HD PVR 2's powered pass through runs in a low power mode when the PC is removed. This means that the passthrough always works, even when you remove your PC. With USB powered game recorders, as soon as you remove your PC, the passthrough stops and you need to disconnect all of your cables. Painful! But with HD PVR 2 model 1512, you are always ready to play even if you don't have your PC connected.
Hauppauge StreamEez Application, so You Can Stream Your Game Play Over the Internet
Do you want to share your live game play with your friends while you play? Or are you a subscriber to Twitch or Ustream and want to stream your videos too? Well you can with the StreamEez software which comes with the HD PVR 2 model 1512. StreamEez makes it easy to stream your PS3, Xbox, PC or WiiU game play over the Internet, and it's included for free!
Record, upload and stream your game play with the Hauppauge Capture application. View larger.
Record, Upload and Stream Your Game Play with the Hauppauge Capture Application
The new Hauppauge Capture application is a free download. Record and stream in-game chat with the microphone mixer. The easy-to-use editor allows you to quickly trim videos. Once your video is ready, easily upload it to Youtube with the built-in upload feature. The application includes a simple to use video quality selector, scaler, and screen shot option so you can capture the best of your gameplay.
High Performance, High Definition Recording
At long last, a video game recorder that offers studio quality recordings from your HD gameplay. At the heart of the HD PVR 2 is a pro-quality H.264 high-definition encoder that was originally designed for the broadcast TV industry. The HD PVR 2 makes high performance, high quality video recordings at up to 1080p30 resolution, 720p, or 480p. The HD PVR 2 records in the AVCHD format, which is the format used to master Blu-ray discs. You have the option of recording at data rates from 1 Mbs to 13.5Mbs, so you can choose the video quality you need.
There are two H.264 formats you can choose when recording a video:
- TS, which is a generic 'transport stream' compatible with many digital media players. TS files are also called 'AVCHD' files and are used to burn Blu-ray DVD movies (Blu-ray burner software not included).
- MP4, which is used with many video editors, like Sony Vegas and iMovie.
HD PVR 2 model 1512 comes with the cables you need to connect your Xbox and PS3. View larger.
What's in the Box? HD PVR 2 HD recorder with SPDIF in and IR blaster out Installation CD-ROM with ShowBiz, WinTV v7, StreamEez and the Personal Logo inserter 6' HDMI cable to connect to your TV monitor 6' PS3 Component video cable and adapter 6' IR blaster cable 9' USB cable Quick Install guide Power supply
- Encoder: H.264 encoder, at data rates from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec
- Input: HDMI at up to 1080p from Xbox 360, PC or WiiU (unencrypted HDMI), component video at up to 1080p from cable TV or satellite set top box or PlayStation 3
- Output: HDMI
- Video resolutions: 1080p60 passthrough (records at 1080p30), 720p, 576p, 480p
- Interface: USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 6.0 x 6.0 x 1.56 in
- Weight: 5 oz
Hauppauge HD PVR Comparison
|Models ||HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition ||HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus ||HD PVR 2 ||HD PVR |
|Model Number ||1480 ||1504 ||1512 ||1212 |
|HDMI and Component Video In ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ ||Component only |
|1080p Record ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ ||Up to 1080i |
|Mac Record Support ||Optional*** ||Yes** ||Optional*** ||Optional*** |
|Record In-Game Chat ||Yes* ||Yes* ||Yes* || |
|Optical Audio Input || ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ |
|5.1 Channel Surround Sound || ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ |
|IR Blaster || || ||✔ ||✔ |
|PS3 Gaming Cable ||✔ ||✔ || || |
|Xbox HDMI Cable ||✔ ||✔ || || |
|Component A/V Cable || || ||✔ ||✔ |
|StreamEez for Ustream/Twitch ||✔ ||✔ ||✔ || |
|Windows Media Center || || || ||✔ |
* With Hauppauge Capture and a microphone plugged into your PC
** HDPVRCapture can be downloaded for free from www.hdpvecapture.com/geplus
*** Requires separate purchase of Mac software from HDPVRCapture.com