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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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- 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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Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Model 1512
The 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.
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High Performance, High Definition Recording
There are two H.264 formats you can choose when recording
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hauppauge StreamEez Application for Streaming 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
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.
Powered No-Delay Passthrough for Always on Zero-Delay Record
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, 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 HD PVR 2 model 1512, you are always ready to play even if you don't have your PC connected.
- 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
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
|HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition||HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus||HD PVR 2||HD PVR|
|HDMI and Component Video In||✓||✓||✓||Component only|
|1080p Record||✓||✓||✓||Up to 1080i|
|Mac Record Support||Optional||Yes||Optional||Optional|
|Record In-Game Chat||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Optical Audio Input, 5.1 Channel Surround Sound||✓||✓||✓|
|PS3 Gaming Cable, Xbox HDMI Cable||✓||✓|
|Component A/V Cable||✓||✓|
|StreamEez for Ustream/Twitch||✓||✓||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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
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!
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Hauppague is a great company with great products.Read more ›
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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).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super easy to use! I bought this for my 9 year old, and he has o problems using it. I love that he doesn't have to use the computer to record. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Jaclynn Loney
It record everything on the screen very good quality my only problem is the format that your video is recorded in. I had to buy an additional converter program to burn DVDsPublished 10 days ago by gary robinson
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Just got the unit updated the firmware. Running into trouble with installing software causing Rocket to reset itself like a... Read more
This was for my 13 yo son. He loves it. Had to download an app and figure out some additional set up but was able to figure it all out on his own and is how enjoying get making... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Coronapeng
After getting this capture card today, and using it on my YouTube channel. I'm impressed. This is just a really great upgrade to my old capture card. No faults at all. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Scott Leach
Do NOT buy this capture card. I got this in December of 2014 and since then I have had quite a few problems. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
I use it to cap TV shows and movies off my DirecTV Genie, and this unit does a great job. I have it recording at 1920 x 1080, 60i, and the recordings look great. Read morePublished 27 days ago by thirteen
I bought this device for the purpose of recording without a computer. I first tried it using the component connectors. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Michael