|What can HD PVR do?|
HD PVR can record high definition or regular TV from your satellite or cable receiver onto a PC disk drive in a compressed H.264 format. Once TV programs are recorded, you can play them back onto your PC screen or burn them on a DVD disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player.
H.264 format is used by Blu-ray disks and exceeds other compression standards in quality and disk space consumption, providing a crisp image and amazing digital sound. H.264 use 1/3 of disk space compare to the popular MPEG-2 format.
Make your own movie library: Once TV programs are recorded onto the PC, you can play them back on your PC screen or transfer them to a DVD or Blu-ray disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player. You can also play them on a Sony PlayStation 3 or a Microsoft Xbox 360.
Use HD PVR with your Set Top Box
*No Remote Control Included
Customer Reviews of Hauppauge HD PVR 1212 High Definition Personal Video Recorder
Would love to know...11/23/2012
I would love to review this product, however Wayfair did not complete the order.
Wish it had HDMI connections1/18/2011
Got this for my son, who does video editing off of XBox 360. Easy to use but wish it had true HDMI connection.
Not quite ready11/9/2010
Out-of-the-box, Hauppage's new HD PVR is just not quite all there. For instance: The supplied remote, doesn't work with the bundled software. The software is decent, but there's no integration or attempt to make the PVR usable from your TV... you are required to play the videos back from your HTPC's desktop. The driver (I think) creates a black and white dashed line across the top. It's more frustrating than quality effecting. Hauppage, on their website, acknoledges the problem and makes a promise to fix it in a future driver release. It is not fixed yet. Leaving "Hardware exceleration" on caused the picture to malfunction after the first recording, blinking black-to-green, Requiring the PVR to be turned off, then back on, to return it to functioning. Simply turning this off allowed the PVR to record regularly. To be fair, Hauppage had a xeroxed sheet of paper in the box, basically stating that the product wasn't ready, and the supplied software was substandard, it's just too bad they didn't put it on their website, or hold back their product until it was.
Can record HD content.9/21/2010
Works fine. I'm using the component video outputs and the optical audio output from the Comcast HD box (Pace RNG110) connected the to the HD PVR.
Works surprisingly well!8/29/2010
This device is simple to use, produces really good quality video. HiDef DVD's playable in my PS3 is really amazing - and no copy protection headaches! It's not an exact digital copy, obviously, but for less than $200 is really hare to believe.
Only way to record HDCP video2/7/2010
Had a problem with the first revision and sent it back to Hauppauge for a replacement. It's been over a year and this one has no problems. If you're into recording PS3 or Xbox game play in HD and want to be able to play in HD this is the best product for the price. Also allows you to record any HD source in up to 1080i and 5.1 surround sound.
Works as advertised.9/11/2009
I am now finally able to record and burn HD DVDs from TV. The software isn't the greatest but gets the job done.
So far, so good.12/23/2008
I was somewhat dubious, as in recent years it had been described to me that this type of product was just not feasible and that I'd be limited to recording S-Video to my PC. This does, however, do a great job with the recording and so far has been trouble free. I use it in conjunction with a SageTV media center PC and I'm about to purchase a second one since it has worked so well. I really prefer the funtionality, quality, and affordability of the SiliconDust HDHR units, but they don't record ALL of the channels I pay for like this unit. The blue light is too damn bright - that's the downside.
Not perfect, but best way to capture HD on your PC12/1/2008
Even though the Hauppauge HD-PVR is a little pricy compared to other capture devices, considering it is the only one that generically catures HD in a consumer based product, it's quite the deal. I used mine with SageTV software (which I highly recommend). Setup was very easy (I highly recommend downloading the latest drivers), and the end result was beautiful captured HD TV from my DISH receiver. It's not perfect, as I've had to occasionally power-cycle my device, but I'd still highly recommend it.