Hauppauge Launches HD PVR 2 With HDMI and TV STB Capture

Subject: General Tech | January 10, 2013 - 05:53 PM |
Tagged: video recorder, tv pvr, hd pvr 2, Hauppauge

Hauppauge recently introduced a new HD PVR 2 TV recording and video capture box. The HD PVR 2 Model 1512 will record analog component or unprotected HDMI inputs. Videos are stored on a USB-connected computer in H.264 files with resolutions up to 1080p and up to 30 frames per second.

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The video recorder features a DC power jack, USB port, HMDI and S/PDIF input, and HDMI output on the rear of the box. It also features a component input port (breakout cable) and a connector for the included IR blaster. The IR blaster along with Hauppauge’s WinTV v7.2 software allows the HD PVR2 Model 1512 to change the TV set top box channel at predetermined times to record TV shows via the HD PVR2’s component input. Users can alternatively use Microsoft’s included Windows Media Center software to record TV.

The personal video recorder is slated for an official release in North America and Europe on February 1, 2013. Pricing on the box has not yet been released.

 

Source: Hauppauge
January 11, 2013 | 01:40 AM - Posted by Jesse (not verified)

I hope the software is better than the first one.

January 11, 2013 | 05:04 PM - Posted by OctaveanActually (not verified)

I don't see why the software would need to be improved,…..

most people who have used the previous version Hauppauge HD PVR USB unit extensively would probably prefer that they improve stability over long periods of use. People using the older Hauppauge HD PVR USB model with Media Center or other PVR software typically found that they must reboot the device once a month or so.

For those wondering about the benefits of such a device:

It allows for HD recordings in an AVCHD / H264 format (.TS / .M2TS) with programs like Media Center (WTV file format) 1080i / 720p without DRM restrictions,….even from premium channels like (HBO-HD, Showtime-HD and so on),…..

February 10, 2013 | 12:04 PM - Posted by Bionic Merlin (not verified)

I've had fairly good use from the original HD-PVR. I love how it has a component passthrough for watching live TV instead of a recording.

Most people who bought the original HD-PVR used other software with it. The original's IR blaster wasn't very good. The box also occasionally become unresponsive and require the power to be cycled. More recently I've been getting more frequent glitching, where the blue recording light would go on and off during a recording. I had always blamed the cable box for this, but I'm hearing more and more lately that it was due to the AC adapter beginning to fail. My AC adapter has completely failed, and I've ordered a replacement. This new box will be usable if it comes with HDMI to component cable adapters that can be used on either HDMI in or HDMI out.

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