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The Hauppage Colossus is a high-definition video recorder for making real-time H.264-compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. This HD PVR has a PCIe computer card interface and records component video (YCrCb) from video game consoles and cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. Colossus also has an HDMI input port, so you can record HD video at up to 1080i from a un-encrypted HDMI source.
In addition to recording TV shows, you can record your video game play to demonstrate tips and tricks, or just show off your skills to your friends. You can also use Colossus to turn your old VCR tapes into Blu-ray discs. Record your video tapes using Colossus and then burn Blu-ray-formatted DVD disks on your PC.
At long last, a personal video recorder, or PVR, that offers high quality recordings of high-definition television shows. Now you can start building a personal archive of your favorite high definition TV programs without losing the broadcast quality.
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 for use with most high-definition cable TV and satellite TV receivers, 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.)
The recorder also includes Hauppauge's WinTV scheduler that lets you schedule your TV recordings, and a built-in IR blaster that automatically changes TV channels for your scheduled recordings. And for even greater convenience and performance, the HD-PVR features an audio / video component video loop so you can record and watch your television at the same time.
If you've been wondering what to do with all your home videos, the HD-PVR has the answer. Thanks to the included standard definition composite and S-Video inputs, you can plug your VCR directly into the card and record your old home video tapes into an AVCHD format, which you can then burn onto a DVD for playback on your Blu-ray DVD player.
Also included with the Colossus is Arcsoft's "ShowBiz" for video recording, authoring, and burning of your TV recordings onto a Blu-ray DVD compatible disc.
Hauppage Colossus PCIe card, IR Blaster transmitter cable, component video cable set, audio cable set, USB cable, and 5V power supply. Also includes the following bundled software applications: Arcsoft "ShowBiz" software, and Hauppauge WinTV Scheduler.
|Type||Component Video||Optical Audio||RCA Audio||HDMI Input||PCIe|
Does exactly as it says it would. I enjoy this product very much and use it intermittently but enough to justify the price.Published 7 days ago by Edward Aced
Excellent capture card with HDMI output. Allows me to record from my Roku and then convert to almost any video format. Read morePublished 18 days ago by William Cobb
Thought this would work so I could turn my PC into a DVR, but it's not going to work for me. Had trouble getting card and software to recognize one another. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jay Ryan
Drivers and application are a bit quirky at times with Win7 and there is an occasional freeze. Overall, it's a great product that does its job well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by nikyu
I built a HTPC for the purpose of storing and watching HD movies (and a few old standard def). This card works awesome for recording HD movies, I barely see any difference at all... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael McReynolds
The device itself is wonderful, the software and drivers bundled with it are abysmal though.
Without a lot of work finding fan-made software, this is almost unusable. Read more
This unit does exactly what I wanted to do - transfer DVR videos to my PC so I can create discs. The only issue I have encountered is understanding the format options and creating... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Ilgenfritz
While the card worked with great quality it had issues and a short life span. Perhaps I got a lemon? Read morePublished 3 months ago by DeadSpider
The first Colossus board I purchased lasted for just under two years. That was fortunate, because it was still under the unusually generous 2-year warranty. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bill_IT