Skip to: | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Hauppauge HD PVR High Definition Personal Video Recorder USB Port
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Component video input
  • Optical audio Input
  • Left/ Right RCA audio input
  • Composite video and S-Video inputs (on front panel)
  • Left/right audio input (on front panel)

5 out of 5 eggs Great hardware, great capture box 04/13/2011

This review is from: Hauppauge HD PVR High Definition Personal Video Recorder USB Port


I've been using an HD-PVR for HD video capture for several years. Video quality is outstanding at 720p or 1080i, and the box itself is bulletproof (I have the "C2" version; I understand the first release boxes tended to overheat, but I've never had that problem). A great way to archive video from any HD source with component outs.


The Windows software included with the box is pretty lousy, and Hauppauge's software support is limited. Box doesn't recognize DTS audio. No way to crop video (i.e. remove letterbox black areas) without additional software and re-encoding. Mac support (software) costs extra, from outside vendors.

Other Thoughts:

Hauppauge doesn't offer Mac support out of the box; OS X users have to buy either ElGato's eyeTV or Steven Toth's HDPVRCapture software (Google for it). For my money, the much cheaper HDPVRCapture is preferred, with a straightforward interface and easy. no-reencoding export to .mp4 files that can be edited with MPEG Streamclip freeware and then played back via Quicktime + Perian. I don't use my HD-PVR for actual scheduled PVR recordings, just video capture, so I have no opinion on that performance. Works great with a C2D Intel Mac Mini for both recording and playback.

Share this review:

Did you find this review helpful? Yes Yes / No No

  • William C.
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.