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Hauppauge 1512 HD-PVR 2 High Definition Personal Video Recorder with Digital Audio (SPDIF) and IR Blaster Technology

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High Definition PVR with Surround Sound
  • HD Video Recorder for set top boxes or gaming consoles using HDMI or Component technology
  • Recorder includes digital audio (SPDIF) and IR Blaster Technology
  • Records video in a high definition H.264 Blu-ray compatible format to your PC from a Set Top box using Component Video, from the Xbox360 using HDMI or from the PS3 using Component Video
  • Includes HDMI and component cables
  • Records at video resolutions up to 1080i in real time using a built-in hardware H.264 encoder
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Style: High Definition PVR with Surround Sound
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00BA4ILX8
  • Item model number: 1512
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (741 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,115 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 30, 2012

Product Description

Style: High Definition PVR with Surround Sound

Product Description

HD PVR 2 is a high definition (HD) video recorder for Set Top boxes or Game Consoles using HDMI or component technology. Record in HD and upload your best game play to YouTube. Now includes digital audio (SPDIF) and IR Blaster technology for set top box use. Includes HDMI in and out, plus no-delay pass through! It Records video in a high definition H.264 Blu-ray compatible format to your PC from a Set Top box using Component Video, from the Xbox360 using HDMI or from the PS3 using Component Video. The HD PVR 2 ships with HDMI and component cables and records at video resolutions up to 1080i in real time using a built-in hardware H.264 encoder. Compatible with Windows XP using Service Pack 3, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and 8.

From the Manufacturer

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.

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
HD PVR 2 model 1512 connects to your TV set using HDMI and to your laptop or PC over USB. View larger.

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
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.

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
HD PVR 2 model 1512 records your video gameplay in HD. Upload to YouTube and show your best gameplay in HD. View larger.

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
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!

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
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.
Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
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
  • Technical Specifications

    • 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


    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Great quality and very easy setup.
    Donate Parker
    I downloaded both the CD software from Hauppauge website and the newer driver.
    Trevor A Gillum
    You have to power cycle the device multiple times just to get it to work.
    ShayWay

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    The manufacturer commented on the review below
    87 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Brent D on September 20, 2012
    Style Name: Gaming Edition Verified Purchase
    Let me say on the record I am very experienced with Hauppauge's line of HD PVRs, having owned the original HD PVR for years. When I heard about the HD PVR 2, I was ecstatic. On to the product.

    The unit comes in a slightly smaller, stout box than the HD PVR1. It came with the main unit, power adapter, 2 HDMI cables (cheap, generic kind), AV connector, PS3 Component Cable, USB cable, Install CD, and various booklets.

    Installation: 3/5
    I plugged the unit in immediately to my Windows 7 PC hoping the advertised pass-through would work out of the box. Nope. The unit requires being on and the driver installed. So, I installed the latest drivers from the website. I eventually reverted to the on-disc drivers because of audio being flipped on the website drivers and problems with the component recording side. I also installed the Arcsoft Showbiz application included easily.

    Software: 3/5
    I'll say right now I'm not a fan of the bundled software, as I was not a fan of the TotalMediaExtreme software from the HD PVR1. This software does the job, but it is sluggish to record. Before you could disable the picture of whatever you were recording, but that option is now out. Initially, the button on the top would work and simply launch the application and begin recording. However, now it no longer works and I have to manually open the application, which isn't that big of a problem since I don't use it. To get to the capture software, you have to open Showbiz which to me is a bunch of bloatware. It would be much better if the actual recording program was separate from ShowBiz, if it was, I might actually stick with their software. I actually use a command line interface which doesn't use CPU or memory at all compared to the ShowBiz software.
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    The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
    September 21, 2012
    Brent: A couple of comments:

    First, yes you do need to have the HD PVR 2 powered on and to have run the Capture program at least once for the passthrough to work. Long term this will not be necessary but for now, our passthrough software needs to be "told" which video source is being used. Longer term, we will make this selection automatic so you can simply plug in HD PVR 2 and passthrough will work and we will be able to figure out which source is connected to.

    As for your comment "recordings are up to 30fps (if for some reason you need 60fps, this won't cut it)", if your source is set to 480i60, 480p60 or 720p60, recordings will be made at 60fps. The recording specs are from 480i60 up to 1080p30. All of the formats up to 1080p30 are recorded at 60 frames per second. The only format which is recorded at 30fps is 1080p.

    In regard to delay from Component video in to HDMI out, the spec is 60 microseconds. This is 60 millionths of a second, which is imperceptible. As a comparison, one frame of video at 60fps is about 16,000 microseconds.

    Last, we'll pass along your use of the command line to start and stop recording to our engineering department. This is a handy feature and we should document the use better so more people can use it.
    62 of 71 people found the following review helpful By John OC on September 28, 2012
    Style Name: Gaming Edition Verified Purchase
    Look & Feel:
    The device looks pretty slick and has a slim profile to it. It is very light and does not take up much room at all. This is a major improvement over the previous version of the Hauppauge.

    Setup:
    Comes with easy to follow directions and all the cables you need which is aweosme that I didnt have to buy the HDMI cables separately. Everything went smoothly for me, I followed the directions, hooked up the cables in the order directed, and put in the installation CD to install the driver and software. Everything went great, there was only one hiccup where I was directed to the company website to install a newer version of the driver. Nothing failed, I recieved no error messages.

    FYI here is my setup:
    PC - Sager customized laptop
    i7 3610M CPU
    Intel 520 SSD, 120GB
    Nvidia 680M GPU
    16GB RAM
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    XBox 360

    I even have the HDPVR routed through a 4x4 HDMI matrix (allows me to hook up multiple input/output devices to the matrix and easily switch among them with a remote rather than switching cables around)....and it still works great!

    I experience zero lag while playing video games through the HD PVR 2.

    Features/Customization:
    There are lots and lots of configurations you can change to fit your needs. I am still exploring the menus but so far I see everything I need to capture HD video. I have done a few test videos and it looks great so it doesn't even seem like I will have to change much. This may be overwhelming to some folks, but if you just call tech support and let them know what you are trying to do, they will tell you exactly what configurations to choose!

    Reaction to other ratings:
    Hauppague is a great company with great products.
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MyKeyReviews on November 7, 2013
    Style Name: Gaming Edition Plus with Surround Sound (SPDIF) for Mac and PC's
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    #NOTE: This review is for the 'Gaming Edition Plus Edition', for some reason Amazon are crossing reviews on other models, although there is difference between them.

    When I first became interested into game capturing, I was initially looking into getting a PVR, a bit of a turn of events when I got this chance to test out the Elgato Game Capture HD which is indeed a great device. When I had the chance to review the PVR2GE+ I was more than eager to get my hands on it, as Hauppauge are one of the leading brands in game capture I was very interested in seeing how it compares to it's competitor on the game capture market.

    The PVR2GE+ comes in a fairly big box, you do have to stretch your hands a bit to grasp it, but it is nicely packaged and has all the important information ranging from features, computer requirements and a diagram of all the ports on the PVR.

    ♦ What's in the box?: HD PVR 2 unit | Power Supply | Component Cable (PS3) | Hauppauge AV Adapter | HDMI Cable x2 | USB Cable | Software (Disk) | Manual.

    The manual states that 1 HDMI cable is included, however after contacting Hauppauge, it seems like they are now including the extra HDMI cable which is fantastic!

    ♦ Optional Extras: Optical Cable; Only needed if you want to capture 5.1 audio.

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    You also need to be aware you have the appropriate system specs to run this product:

    * Laptop or desktop PC with 3.0 GHz single core or 2.0 GHz multi-core processor.
    * Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP Service Pack 3.
    * TV set with HDMI input.
    * 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended).
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