Qty:1
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$129.99
+ $4.96 shipping
Sold by: TigerDirect, Inc.
Add to Cart
$149.79
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: CircuitCity
Add to Cart
$159.64
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: AV House

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition High Definition Game Capture Device with HDMI In and Out and Real Time Passthrough for Use with PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

| 156 answered questions

List Price: $199.99
Price: $135.85 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $64.14 (32%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 18? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Gaming Edition
  • Uses H.264 encoding in HD to capture your game play in stunning HD
  • Uses HDMI to connect to your TV set from either Xbox 360 or PS3. Setup is a snap
  • Comes with a 6 ft long HDMI cable to connect to your Xbox, and a Component Video cable to connect to your PS3 (Sony only allows gameplay recording through a component connection at this time)
  • With no delay passthrough, so you can play your games while recording
  • With one click you can share your game play with your friends and fans on YouTube
  • The HD PVR's can be used worldwide with the only difference being the various prongs on the power supply, so an plug adapter is all that is needed.
60 new from $129.99 6 used from $70.00

Frequently Bought Together

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition High Definition Game Capture Device with HDMI In and Out and Real Time Passthrough for Use with PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 + DVI Gear HDMI Cable 2M 6 feet
Price for both: $138.82

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together
  • DVI Gear HDMI Cable 2M 6 feet $2.97


Special Offers and Product Promotions

Style: Gaming Edition
  • Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition High Definition ..." and save 64% off the $199.99 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.

Technical Details

Style: Gaming Edition
  • Operating System: Windows XP Windows 8 Windows Vista Windows 7
  See more technical details

Product Details

Style: Gaming Edition
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008ZT8QKO
  • Item model number: 1480
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (900 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 19, 2012

Product Description

Style: Gaming Edition

From the Manufacturer

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition from Hauppauge is the best way to record your Xbox 360 or PS3 game play on your PC -- now with powered 1080p 'no-delay passthrough' and HDMI input and output with 1080p60 passthrough. The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition creates real-time H.264 compressed recordings (Blu-ray quality) from your Xbox or PS3 game play. Gameplay recordings are made from either HDMI or Component video. To make setup super easy, HD PVR 2 has "powered pass through" so you can leave your HD PVR 2 powered on and the pass through continues to work, even if you remove your PC. And with the new Hauppauge Capture application (a free download), you can add your gameplay chat to both your recordings and live streams.

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

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
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 Gaming Edition includes cables and software you need to capture your high definition Xbox 360, PC or PS3 gameplay in realtime. A 6-foot HDMI cable is supplied to connect HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition to your TV set so you can play your games while you record with no delay. For connection to a Sony PS3, an HD Component video cable and special Hauppauge adapter is included.

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition records your video gameplay in HD. Upload to YouTube and show your best gameplay in HD. View larger.



Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
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 for the HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition was specially designed for the dedicated Xbox 360 or PS3 gamer, and makes the installation easy and delivers studio quality video to your recordings. 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 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 our Personal Logo inserter so you can "burn" your own logo into your recordings. And HD PVR 2 has a smaller design to make carrying to your friends home to record their game play super easy.

Powered No-Delay Passthrough for Zero-Delay Recording and Gaming

HD PVR 2's powered "no-delay" video passthrough gives zero delay on your TV monitor, and makes HD video recordings while you play your games at the same time. When using the "no-delay" video passthrough with a PS3, you will use the supplied HD Component Video cable from your PS3 into the HD PVR 2, and then you'll use HDMI to connect to your TV set. When using the "no-delay" video passthrough with an Xbox 360, you'll bring HDMI in from the Xbox and then HDMI out to your TV set.

HD PVR 2's video pass through is externally powered and runs in a low power mode when your PC is removed. Compared to USB bus powered recorders, which shut off when you remove your PC, the HD PVR 2's powered pass through always works even when you shutdown 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, you are always ready to play even if you don't have your PC connected.

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
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. It has a quick response Record button which allows you to start recording at a moments notice. The easy-to-use editor allows you to quickly trim videos. Once your video is ready, upload it to Youtube with the built-in YouTube upload feature. The application includes a simple to use video quality selector, built-in scaler (a feature unique to the HD PVR 2), and screen shot option so you can capture snapshots of the best of your gameplay.

Stream and record in-game chat

Record and stream in-game chat with the microphone mixer, which is built into the Hauppauge Capture application. Plug a microphone into your PC, set the audio volume level, and then record or stream your game play with your chat! You can adjust the volume at any time or mute your audio.

Stream Your Game Play Over the Internet with Hauppauge's StreamEez

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. StreamEez makes it easy to stream your PS3, Xbox, PC or WiiU game play over the Internet, and it's included for free!

High Performance, High Definition Recording

At long last, a video game recorder that offers high 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 box includes all cables necessary to connect your Xbox 360 or PS3. 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 compatible with many video editors, like Sony Vegas.
Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition comes with all the cables you need to connect your Xbox and PS3.
What's in the Box?
  • HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD recorder
  • Installation CD-ROM with ShowBiz and the Personal Logo inserter
  • 6' HDMI cable to connect to your TV monitor
  • 6' PS3 Component video cable and adapter
  • 9' USB cable
  • Quick Install guide
  • Power supply
  • Technical Specifications

    • Encoder: H.264 encoder, at datarates from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec
    • Input: Xbox 360 (unencrypted HDMI), PlayStation 3 (Component video)
    • 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

    Product Description

    The new HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition from Hauppauge is the best way to record your Xbox 360 or PS3 game play on your PC--now with 1080p 'no-delay passthrough' and HDMI input and output. The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition is the latest in Hauppauge's series of HD video game recorders. HD PVR 2 adds some great new features to the HD PVR, which was the world's first High Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings (Blu-ray quality) from your Xbox or PS3 game play. HD PVR 2 records HD video gameplay using HDMI for the Xbox 360 or Component video for the PS3. To make setup super easy, you can leave your video game console at 1080p60 and record either HDMI (Xbox 360) or Component video (PS3) at up to 1080p30.

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    3.8 out of 5 stars
    5 star
    417
    4 star
    179
    3 star
    102
    2 star
    70
    1 star
    132
    See all 900 customer reviews
    I record gaming videos in high quality 1080p HD for youtube.
    HQ Dope
    Sometimes the capture program will not recognize the device, requiring you to unplug it from the computer and plug it back in, at which point it should work normally.
    Maureen Swan
    Definitely recommend this PVR for anyone like me that is wanting a way to save and archive high quality video.
    Scott Stuart

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    613 of 653 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Swan on December 25, 2009
    Style Name: High Definition PVR
    To start off, I'm writing this review solely from the perspective of someone using this to record footage from video game consoles (an Xbox 360, in my case), because that's why I bought it and that's all I've used it for so far.

    Upon opening the box, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was a component cable included, a nice bonus. The first thing you'll notice is how light the device itself is. The all-plastic body and the lack of weight contribute to give it a slight cheap feeling, but this is not reflective of the overall quality of the device, as I'm about to explain.

    The HD PVR has pass-through outputs, which means you can plug your console into the PVR and then the PVR into your TV (with the included component cable), eliminating the need to split the signal. I was a little bit worried about any input lag caused by the pass-through, but I was thankful to discover that there is absolutely none. The one downside of this, if any, is that the PVR has to be on for the pass-through outputs to work. It doesn't have to be recording and the software doesn't have to be open, so it's not that big of a deal, but it's just one more device that is sapping power.

    After getting everything hooked up, you have to install the included software on whatever PC you're going to be using to record. The software installation was pain-free, although I recommend getting the latest driver updates from their website and the latest software updates through the software itself. Make sure that you do NOT lose the CD, as you can only download the driver from Hauppauge's website, not the included software. One of the downsides of the PVR is that only the included software and a small list of 3rd party software will work with the device.
    Read more ›
    103 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    601 of 653 people found the following review helpful By K. Martin on May 22, 2009
    Style Name: High Definition PVR Verified Purchase
    Here's the summary:

    - Not a DVR. This is a pass-thru from audio/video source to PC.

    - Generates H.264 at Baseline Profile 1.0 only -- not the High Profile 4.1 that x264.exe-based programs generate. The Baseline H.264 quality is not as good as the High Profile quality using the same bit rate.

    - Generates default .M2TS files which are difficult to edit -- use the .TS file output instead for easier editing.

    - Arcsoft software is good for capturing and that's it. The software for creating a disk always seems to re-encode -- a process that takes my PC days or makes my PC hang.

    - After capture, I have to use third-party software to finish production.

    The product is not an easy out-of-the box solution. Hookup is easy, and the Arcsoft software installation is easy, capturing is easy, but it gets tricky after that.

    When you capture, you can set bitrates. I set my 720x480i broadcast to 4.1 MB/s thinking it would be fine. When I made a disk and played it on the Blu Ray player, the video had a horribly compressed look. That was a straight H.264 file from the HD-PVR 1212 unit to disk without transcoding. But when I transcode some other high-quality 480i video using an x264.exe-based application with 4.1 MB/s the video quality is fine.

    Now I made the mistake of capturing my first video in .M2TS. Tried to edit it. Lots of software doesn't like .M2TS. I didn't know that then, but I know now. Fortunately I was able to use the freeware TSRemux to convert the .M2TS file to a .TS file. Now apps like H264TS_Cutter and multiAVCHD are happier. Lots of crashes and failures with .M2TS.

    Editing. I use H264TS_Cutter to cut out commercials.
    Read more ›
    32 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    350 of 381 people found the following review helpful By Dan (aka THXkid) on June 5, 2008
    Style Name: High Definition PVR
    June posting

    ok I would have given this 5 stars but this comes with current problem with it, this has optical in for 5.1DD recording at this time hauppuage can not get this to work so you are stuck with PCM 2.0 or audio from the analog imputs, now to the rest, it records video at 1920x1080 at same or near Blu ray discs, you have a choice of bitrate constant from 1 to 13.5 Kb or on variable all the way up to 20.2, this records in the same codeec (AVCHD) as blu ray and HD DVD discs, it will take any component imput, I have mine through my receiver where my Dishnet PVR HD, PS3, HD DVD and Oppo DVD player runs through, just for test purposes I tried all my devices and what I test recorded from dishnet, blu ray, DVD and HD DVD the test disc looked no different than the original source, once you capture your source you can then edit or add chapters then you get to add a real cheapo menu and then put in what disc you need to burn either a DVD-R or a dual layer DVD Disc, it takes about 10 minutes to author your recording to Blu ray standard and burn on your normal DVD as a true Blu ray playable Disc, beware once you burn your DVD as a blu ray playback DVD you will not be able to read it in your computer again unless you have a Blu ray Rom or Blu Ray Burner, once and if Hauppuage ever gets the 5.1 DD fixed this could be the killer to blu ray Discs, hauppuage claims by next driver release they will include the 5.1 fix. Beware this is Xp service pack 2 or Vista operating system only, also you must have a fast computer to use this device and its programs, I have a dual core 3.
    Read more ›
    36 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

    Most Recent Customer Reviews

    Search
    ARRAY(0xa78a0a74)