Monsoon Multimedia 052507HT Hava HD Digital Video Recorder - 052507HT

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4.6
Overall Satisfaction
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Value
4.7
Ease of Use
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Performance

Excuse my exuberence but this item is just so great! I hooked it up to my Cox Cable Scientific Atlanta HD box. I use it to watch TV on one of my screens in my computer room. It works really well. The picture is very clear and no lag at all. I love how you can back up the picture or pause it etc. I have used it over the net which works well but of cours is limited by the amount of bandwidth. I was a little confused on the wireless aspect of the setup. Then I realized that you hook your laptop to the Hava wireless network and then from there the Hava hooks into your wireless ntework. One tip is you get confused is just to reset the Hava and start over.

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I had difficulty setting the unit up to receive remote transmission. I called technical support and they worked me through it and it now works great.

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Wow, beats Slingbox which amazed me

by Andy on 3/23/2009

I have been a Slingbox user for several years and it took a lot of guts to switch to the Hava. I have to say, I am so glad that I did. It took minutes to setup. The ability to record to hard drive and burn to DVD were the features that got me. Also the ability to watch tv on my Smart Phone without having to buy an api (like you did for the slingbox) was another big plus. There is one downside, you can not plug it into multiple devices and switch between them like the slingbox - hopefully this will change in the future. Oh, one more great feature is that it works with media center. Read More

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Hava okay and does what it does.

by jeff on 3/28/2009

I purchased the hava titanium wifi b/c of the features of streaming my dvr content to my lap top and my cell phone. 1. set up -> alittle cumbersome but doable 2. performance: the feed via ethernet and not via wi fi (included) is 60% smooth but 40% choppy at times. Overall needs some work. The sling media box i have already streams better w/o the choppiness. 3. Mobile phone: not compatible with my nokia 5800 b/c of the new symbian s60 v5 -> therefore i am limited to using hava via my net book. 4. Customer service is great and they respond fast 5. More features then sling and cheaper + don't get nickel'd and dimed like what sling does. Sling's streams are better though. 6. Overall -> not bad and give it overall 3/5. Read More

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The HAVA Titanium HD WIFI offers wireless flexibility and convenience when watching TV on your PC in the home or out on the deck. Turn your PC into a PVR and record favorite TV shows directly to an internal PC hard disk or an externally attached USB hard disk or simpley burn them to a DVD for playback or archiving purposes. HAVA Titanium HD WIFI also allows you to timeshift (pause, fast forward & rewind) your live TV on any PC so you will never miss that pivotal sports moment again! HAVA Titanium HD WIFI is built with the future in mind, with the ability to upgrade from the existing 802.11g USB wireless dongle to a 802.11n dongle (available soon) protecting your investment and maintaining our commitment to stream the highest quality video over your wireless home network. With the HAVA Titanium HD WIFI you can connect any HD video source and watch TV on a Microsoft Media Center, XP or Vista PC without having a TV Tuner installed. If you have multiple PC's on the home network, no problem, HAVA can stream live TV to multiple PC's simultaneously and to another internet connected PC or cell phone somewhere else in the world!

Key Features Hava Titanium HD WiFi Slingbox Solo Slingbox Pro
WiFi Enabled (802.11g)
Yes
No
No
2 Active USB Ports
Yes
No
No
Time-Shifting – Pause, Rewind & Fast-Forward TV
Yes
No
No
Record Live TV to PC’s Hard Drive
Yes
No
No
Burn recorded TV programs to DVD
Yes
No
No
Windows Media Center Support
Yes
No
No
Schedule TV Program Recording
Yes
No
No
Multicasting – Watch TV on multiple PCs simultaneously
Yes
No
No
Remote and Local viewing simultaneously
Yes
No
No
HD device support (without requiring extra cable)
Yes
No
No
MPEG-2 (Full D1) video streaming (local network)
Yes
No
No

Home Viewing Over The Home Network

  • Wirelessly watch your television programming in DVD quality anywhere in or around your home
  • Record TV to the PC hard disk or External USB hard disk
  • Timeshift (pause, fast forward and rewind) live TV
  • Burn TV content to DVD
  • Use HAVA with Microsoft Media Center
  • Connect HD video sources
  • Supports multiple users who can each watch simultaneously over the home network through Monsoon's patent-pending VBooster Multicast technology
  • Eliminates the installation of TV connections and the expense of set-top boxes in every room.
  • Quality of Service algorithm ensures smooth delivery of video and audio to all clients, or any priority client the user may select.

    Remote Viewing Over The Internet

  • Watch & control your home television programming from anywhere in the world with a broadband internet connected PC or a mobile data connection.
  • Other members of the household can watch the same programming at DVD quality on the wired home network simultaneously.
  • Out-of-Sight Remote Control: HAVA provides full control from the PC for virtually any type of A/V device, including PVRs, digital cable boxes, and satellite TV receivers.

    Full Windows Vista and Windows XP Media Center Edition compatibility

  • HAVA creates a virtual networked TV Tuner for Vista and Windows XP MCE PC's that provides wireless TV and PVR functionality in any room in the house without requiring a TV connection in rooms where you wish to enjoy your Media Center experience.
  • Use HAVA to stream TV or video content from a Media Center PC wirelessly to an XBox connected TV.
  • Play Xbox games in HD while recording the game on your MCE PC simultaneously.

    Superior Viewing Experience

  • HAVA leverages proprietary wireless vBooster technology to deliver an optimal viewing experience.
  • Users can watch high quality video (up to 20Mbps full D1 MPEG-2) over their existing 802.11g wireless network on any number of WiFi computers on the network.
  • Users can continue to use their wireless network for all the services they are used to (web browsing, e-mail, chats, printing, file transfer, etc), while watching high quality video wirelessly. vBooster, while introducing powerful new functionality, leaves your existing 802.11g network intact. It is fully compatible with the 802.11 standard.
  • Automatic adjustment of encoder parameters based on dynamic calculation of the available wireless bandwidth, to ensure smooth delivery of the video stream to all the clients on the network.

    Ease of Use and Setup

    The automatic device discovery and setup wizard ensures a very positive user experience. The entire setup process (both for wireless home viewing and remote viewing over the internet) is completed over the wireless network, from any client PC by running the setup wizard.

    HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia Internet Tablets

    Watch and control your home TV on your Internet Tablet from anywhere in the world.

    If you like to watch your home TV shows whenever you can, you will want HAVA Mobile Player!

    HAVA Mobile Player lets you watch and control your home TV on your Internet Tablet, from anywhere around the house or around the world. All of the channels, features and services you have at home are now available wherever you have broadband internet connectivity ; over WiFi, WiMAX or Bluetooth through your 3.5G phone connection.

    HAVA Mobile Player works with the NTSC, PAL and SECAM video standards.

    Enjoy your home TV:

  • at home in any room or in your backyard
  • in your hotel room around the world
  • on vacation, at work, at a Starbucks cafe
  • at the airport
  • basically anywhere you have access to high-speed internet on your Internet Tablet.

    HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia Internet Tablets

    Watch and control your home TV on your Internet Tablet from anywhere in the world.

    If you like to watch your home TV shows whenever you can, you will want HAVA Mobile Player!

    HAVA Mobile Player lets you watch and control your home TV on your Internet Tablet, from anywhere around the house or around the world. All of the channels, features and services you have at home are now available wherever you have broadband internet connectivity ; over WiFi, WiMAX or Bluetooth through your 3.5G phone connection.

    HAVA Mobile Player works with the NTSC, PAL and SECAM video standards.

    Enjoy your home TV:

  • at home in any room or in your backyard
  • in your hotel room around the world
  • on vacation, at work, at a Starbucks cafe
  • at the airport
  • basically anywhere you have access to high-speed internet on your Internet Tablet.

    Quick tour of HAVA Mobile Player for Nokia Internet Tablets

    As you will see and experience, the user interface gives you convenient access to the key buttons of your TV set top box remote. All the buttons are large enough to be operated with your fingers (or the stylus, of course).

    As soon as you have tuned to the show you want to watch, tap once on your screen for a stunning fullscreen playback of your TV show on your Internet Tablet:

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    The amazing audio quality of the built-in speakers or the headset will make for a most delightful TV experience far away from your sofa.

    One-tap again on the screen and you are back to our friendly user interface to control your TV source. Choose one of the four modes at the bottom to bring up the corresponding remote: CHAN (for Channel control), FAV (for your Favorite channels), STB (for Set Top Box functions) and PVR (for Personal Video Recorder functions):

    The CHAN mode allows you to enter the channel number you want to change to, onscreen, to go Channel Up or Channel Down with the arrows, or call on the Previous or Favorite commands of your set top box. The onscreen digit buttons come in handy if you don't want to expand your N810 keyboard, or if you have an N800 which has no keyboard
    CHAN Mode
    The FAV mode allows you to assign your favorite channels to the 12 onscreen buttons. You can enter a text label or channel number to identify each of your favorite channels, or you can use channel logo buttons that you would create yourself or get from other users. Then, to switch to one of your favorite channels, just press the corresponding onscreen button.
    FAV Mode
    The STB mode gives you access to the main functions to control a set top box: Menu, Guide, Info, Record, Page Up, Page Down, Last, Exit, List. In case, your set top box uses non conventional IR commands, you can specify them to enable them on your device. The 4 colored buttons can be also assigned any command of your choice.
    STB Mode
    The PVR mode provides access to all the commands for Personal Video Recorder (PVR) if your set top box includes PVR functionality: Pause, Play, Stop, Skip Back, Skip Forward, Fast Rewind, Fast Forward, Info, Exit, Live TV, Record. In addition, you can also assign other favorite commands to the 4 colored buttons of this onscreen remote.
    PVR Mode

    Another great feature is the Mute On/Off button in the top right corner of each onscreen remote. Someone barging in the room and you don't want them to know that you're watching TV? Press on that Mute Off button quickly...!

    For the power-users or keyboard-mongers among you, many of the most used commands also have convenient keyboard equivalents like the digits, channel up and down, menu navigation, page up, page down, play, pause, stop, skip back, skip forward, fast rewind, fast forward, mute on/off, menu, guide, etc.

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Monsoon Multimedia
    Mfg Part# 052507HT
    SKU 205838010
    UPC 094922827050
    UPC 14 00094922827050
    Features
    Wireless TV viewing around the house
    External USB hard disk support (Coming soon)
    802.11g & (802.11n available soon)
    Pause, rewind, fast forward and record favorite live TV shows
    Burn TV shows to DVD
    Stream TV programs to multiple PCs simultaneously around your home
    Use Microsoft Media Center PCs to watch TV wirelessly throughout your home
    Watch TV on PCs in your home and from abroad at the same time
    Connect any HD video source
    Tech Specs
    Device Features
    A/V capture base-band inputs (Composite, S-Video, Component)
    Built-in hardware MPEG encoder (ViXS Xcode 2105)
    Market leading MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile formats.
    Can encode incoming video stream simultaneously into 2 different output formats. This allows local viewing at home, and remote viewing over the internet, simultaneously.
    Dynamic bit rate and frame rate adjustment. This ensures best quality video and audio without hiccup, at all times.
    Base-Band Audio/Video Inputs
    Composite Video
    Left and Right Audio
    S-Video
    Component Y-Pb-Pr
    Auxiliary Audio (currently not supported in software yet)
    Pass-through Outputs for every A/V input for connection to TV set or other A/V equipment.
    Allows for convenient end-user installation in existing home theater setup.
    Note: no pass-through Output for the Auxiliary Audio.
    Macrovision detection (not currently supported yet in the HAVA software).
    Networking: Wired Ethernet (802.3) 10/100 Interface.
    Two USB 2.0 ports — for use of peripherals such as hybrid TV tuner, 802.11g wireless adapter or external storage.
    Note: the USB ports are powered but not sufficiently for external storage peripherals. These will require their own power source when used with HAVA Titanium HD WIFI with USB.
    Front panel LEDs
    IR Emitter for set-top box control.
    Note: Learning Remote function through one of the LEDs not currently available in the HAVA software.
    Connectors (all located on the back panel)
    A/V Input/output mini-phone jacks - 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohm video, 10 dBV, 47 kOhm audio
    S-Video Input/output jacks - 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
    Y/Pr/Pb (HD) input/output mini phone jacks - 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohm component
    Auxiliary Audio mini-phone jack 10 dBV, 47 kOhm
    USB 2.0 (2 ports)
    802.3 Ethernet RJ-45
    IR Blaster output
    Power — 9V DC 1 Amp
    PC Client
    Driver on the PC represents the HAVA Titanium HD WIFI device as "Virtual" WDM TV Tuner device, fully compatible with Windows Media Center under Windows XP and Windows Vista. This allows to fully enable the TV Feature of an MCE PC via the home network, without requiring a TV tuner and TV source connection on the PC.
    Setup for configuring HAVA Titanium HD WIFI
    The Setup Wizard locates the HAVA Titanium HD WIFI device and automatically connects to it for configuration
    Configuration includes selection of the set top box (STB) to ensure successful IR control, and configuration of the unit for remote viewing over the internet
    IR learning could be provided for cases where IR codes are not readily available for the STB. (Note: IR learning not currently implemented in HAVA software build)
    Remote viewing setup is fully automated and requires one push of a button on the Setup UI. (no manual port forwarding or firewall configuration on the router is required in almost all cases)
    PVR Application
    HAVA Titanium HD WIFI is compatible and can be used out of the box with Microsoft Media Center Edition (XP or Vista)
    Monsoon HAVA PC Client is provided for non-MCE configurations.
    PC Client Requirements
    Desktop or laptop computer with minimum Intel Pentium 1.2 GHz or equivalent (1.5 GHz or higher recommended)
    Operating System: Windows XP SP2 (Home, Pro or MCE) 32 bit, or Windows Vista (32/64 bit) (all versions)
    System RAM: 512MB for WinXP, 1GB for Vista
    Disk space: 75 MB to install the HAVA software; at least 500 MB for time-shifting; 10 GB recommended for recording
    10/100 Ethernet equipped PC (for wired mode)
    Wireless 802.11g LAN-equipped PC (for wireless connection to HAVA or wireless cleints)
    Wired or wireless home router with available Ethernet port
    DirectX 9-class graphics card
    Audio output capability
    Home networking requirements
    10/100 base-T router with available Ethernet port (wired connection to HAVA and clients)
    Wireless 802.11g home router (for wireless connection to HAVA or wireless clients)
    Broadband internet connectivity for remote viewing (recommended 300Kbps upstream)
    Special Features
    High quality full D1 MPEG-2 video for home viewing and simultaneous CIF MPEG-4 for remote viewing over the internet
    Send your video content to multiple clients at once on the local network (number of simultaneous clients dependent on available local network bandwidth)
    Dynamic video quality adjustment based on available network bandwidth
    Internet browsing, e-mail, chat and access to other standard applications off the home network can be run simultaneously with video streaming from HAVA Titanium HD WIFI
    At-home Requirements
    DHCP-enabled router recommended
    TV source: any analog video source, including but not limited to digital cable box receiver, satellite receiver, IPTV set top box, or PVR such as Tivo, ReplayTV, etc.
    Broadband internet connectivity for remote viewing (recommended 300Kbps upstream)
    Slingbox SOLO Slingbox Pro HAVA Titanium HD WIFI
    WiFi enabled (802.11g) No No Yes
    2 Active USB ports No No Yes
    Time-shifting — Pause, Rewind & Fast Forward TV No No Yes
    Record Live TV to PC’s Hard Disk No No Yes
    Burn recorded TV programs to DVD No No Yes
    Windows Media Center Support No No Yes
    Schedule TV program recording No No Yes
    Multicasting — Watch TV on multiple PCs simultaneously No No Yes
    Remote and Local viewing simultaneously No No Yes
    HD device support (without requiring extra cable) Yes No Yes
    MPEG-2 (Full D1) video streaming (local network) No No Yes
    1 HAVA Titanium HD WIFI unit
    1 Quick Start Guide
    1 Software CD-ROM
    1 Power Adapter
    1 RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
    1 IR Blaster 2-Prong Cable
    2 RCA to Mini-Jack Audio/Video Cables (composite)
    2 RCA to Mini-Jack (component cables)
    1 802.11g wireless dongle
    Please click here to download the HAVA Titanium HD WIFI.
    File Name: HAVA Titanium Quick Start Guide-103007.pdf
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