Great TV Tuner and Digitizer
As a user of Hauppauge's 350 series PCI cards, I was a bit skeptical if USB could give me equal performance and picture quality. It turns out I was wrong. This unit seems to have equal picture quality and features as the 350 series (It lacks the 350 series' hardware MPEG decoder and S-Video outputs). I suggest only using it with USB 2.0 ports, however, to maximize picture quality. My only complaint is one that will probably be familiar to other Hauppauge users. Driver installation was a little tricky, but definitely easier than with the PCI cards. At one point I had to "clear out" the drivers and reinstall, as my computer insisted it was a different device than what it was. But it's certainly NOT a deal breaker or anything like that. Still, no real problems to speak of. And the new style remote is definitely nicer than the little ones that used to come with similar Hauppauge products. I think I would choose this over the PCI version simply because I would not have to open the case to install it. Otherwise the encoding/recording software offers the same options as its PCI version. All in all, a great product.
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