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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 Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PS4. Component Video cable to connect to PS3. Setup is a snap
  • Comes with a 6 ft long HDMI cable to connect to your Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4, and a Component Video cable to connect to your PS3.
  • 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.
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Technical Details

Style: Gaming Edition
  • Operating System: Windows XP Windows 8 Windows Vista Windows 7
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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: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (645 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 19, 2012

Product Description

Style: Gaming Edition

The new HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition from Hauppauge is the best way to record your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 or PS4 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 One, Xbox 360, PS3 or PS4 game play. HD PVR 2 records HD video gameplay using HDMI for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4 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 One, Xbox 360, PS4) or Component video (PS3) at up to 1080p30.

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Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

Upload to YouTube and Share Your Best Games in HD

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition includes cables and software you need to capture your high definition Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 or PC 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

The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition from Hauppauge is the best way to record your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, or PS3 game play on your PC -- now with powered 1080p 'no-delay passthrough' and HDMI input and output with 1080p60 passthrough. It creates real-time H.264 compressed recordings (Blu-ray quality) from your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, 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. With the Hauppauge Capture application, you can add your gameplay chat to both your recordings and live streams.

Key Features

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition was specially designed for the dedicated Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, or PS3 gamer, and makes the installation easy. It features 1080p60 'no-delay passthrough' for HDMI in and out, 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.

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.

Technical Specifications

  • Encoder: H.264 encoder, at datarates from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec
  • Input: Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4 (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 inches
  • Weight: 5 ounce

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 Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC, or WiiU game play over the Internet, and it's included for free!

What's in the Box?

  • HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD recorder
  • Installation CD-ROM with ShowBiz and the Personal Logo inserter
  • 6 feet HDMI cable to connect to your TV monitor
  • 6 feet PS3 Component video cable and adapter
  • 9 feet USB cable
  • Quick Install guide
  • Power supply

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 One, Xbox 360, or PS4, 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 HD PVR 2, you are always ready to play even if you don't have your PC connected.

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 One, Xbox 360, PS4, 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.

Recording Formats

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

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

Customer Reviews

Works great, VERY high quality HD video output.
Tyler Ripley
Audio can only be recorded from the device's HDMI or component inputs, not from the computer's microphone or sound card.
Alan deLespinasse
This stupid device will not install drivers from software if there's a usb issue.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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69 of 77 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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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.
57 of 65 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.

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
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.

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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10 of 10 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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