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Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR High Definition Personal Video Recorder

by Hauppauge
Platform:   Windows
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 250.46
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Technical Details

  • High-definition personal video recorder records directly from cable TV and satellite set top boxes at up to 1080i
  • Records in AVCHD format for burning Blu-ray DVD discs
  • Includes Hauppage's WinTV scheduler to schedule TV recordings, and built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels
  • Standard definition composite and S-Video inputs lets you digitize your old home video tapes directly from VCR
  • Measures 7.8 x 6.8 x 2.8-Inch, weighs 1.2-Pounds

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: Personal Computers
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details


Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

The HD-PVR from Hauppauge is the world's first High-Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. HD-PVR records component video from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. Audio is recorded using AAC or Dolby Digital. The recording format is AVCHD, which can be used to burn Blu-ray DVD disks. Two hours of HD recordings, recorded at 5 Mbist/sec, can be burnt onto a standard 4.7 GB DVD-R or DVD-RW disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player. The HD PVR's amazing recording quality allows personal archival recordings of your favorite high definition TV programs from any component video HD set top box. The HD PVR also has standard definition composite and S-Video inputs so you can record your old home video tapes into an AVHCD format for creating Blu-ray recordings. Other features include recording high definition video at up to 1080i resolution, 720P or VGA/D1. Includes HD software video player so you can playback recordings to your PC screen. NTSC, PAL, and SECAm support. IR receiver for remote control which is included. Works with Windows XP and Vista.

Product Description

HD PVR is the world's first high definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. HD-PVR records component video (YCrCb) from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. Audio is recorded using AAC or Dolby Digital.



Customer Reviews

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product, but you need to understand it Oct. 23 2009
With developing technologies, new devices come to the market. It pays to learn about them, before buying. The manufacturer's description is often misleading, or incomplete. This device is not a recorder, but still is something very useful. The function is converting component video, s-video and composite video into signals recordable by your computer. The outstanding feature is the component video input. This allows HD video to be recorded by your computer. This is a first!!!!

I am using the Hauppage 1212 since about six months. Worked fine out of the box, and ever since. You need an up-to-date computer for the HD recording and editing. I use an i7 Nehalem processor running at 2.93GHz per core, but this is an overkill. Any recently bought computer should do a good job.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for recording video games June 13 2010
The Hauppauge PVR was recommended to me while I was looking for a way to record my gameplay. I have to say, it's worth every penny! What's great about the PVR is that you can record video straight to your PC without an Internet connection. The quality of the recordings is exactly the same as it is on your TV; so, if you're recording a game that's 60 FPS, the PVR will output at 60 FPS. Unfortunately, if you plan to upload vids on YouTube, YouTube will reduce the frame rate to 30 FPS. Since a video on YouTube won't be the same quality as your recording, the bitrate of your recording should be no higher than 5 Mbps.

The PVR includes the full version of Total Media Extreme, which works well. It has configurations specifically for the PlayStation 3, as well as the Xbox 360, allowing you to start recording without messing with the settings. You can also convert videos to different formats if you wish. For those of you with Windows 7, the drivers work just fine on both the 32 and 64-bit version, so don't worry about the PVR being unsupported on your PC. The only potential issue with the PVR is that it doesn't have a HDMI port, so if that's a problem for you, don't buy this. I used HDMI on my PS3, but I ended up buying component cables so I could use the PVR. The picture quality actually improved for me, but I think it had to do with my HDMI cable carrying both audio and video signals. When that happens, apparently the video quality degrades, but I digress. Note that both the PVR and the device you connect it to have to be powered on in order to get a picture on your TV. For example, if you turn off the PVR while the PS3 is on, you will lose the picture.

I am completely satisfied with my purchase, and I wholly recommend the Hauppauge to anyone who is looking for a device to record their gaming sessions. Seeing the quality of the gameplay you've recorded for the first time...it can't be understated.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! Dec 7 2009
I've had this product since may and I really like it. Never had any problems, easy to use, pretty good quality. I personally use it to record tv and my gameplay on ps3. Everything is easy, quick and good I really don't get why some people didn't like it. I also know a lot of people who own that product and they never got any problems.

Charles
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It really does all it claims to do - but you need to make sure you know how to do the integration work you need do. This is not for people who want to buy an appliance. mine now integrates into my win 7 media center setup - doing 1080i recordings off hd cable as a faked out satellite setup. brilliant, but not intuitive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a product that works to my expectations Aug. 27 2012
By Joe
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I was sick and tired of losing my PVR’ed shows off of my encrypted PVR supplied by my TV provider. The hardware crapped out, had to be replaced, all my recording gone. Provider insisted on upgrading my equipment, all my recordings gone.

So I went looking for a solution. After a number of products that did not work or was so poor quality it was not worth the trouble.

I got this unit in just a few days. I had it hooked up and running in an hour.
I now have over 20 hours of programing archived in HD broadcast quality. Love it.

The hardware does what it is supposed to do and the software is very easy to use.
I’m running it on an older 2.5 MHz Vista computer.
I had a few issues with installing and freezing at first, but that is a Vista problem (problems are the norm with Vista. The calculator will crash it).

I understand there are a few problems with window’s 7 but there is a ton of help on-line for that and ArcSoft has lots of documentation and easy fixes on its site.

I don’t know what the other posters problems are with this product but on the other hand I have no idea why you would want a recording of yourself playing a video game from 3 weeks ago. Kinda like hiring a film crew to shoot you playing a game of checkers with your sister!!
However I can see this product being great for that as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR Sept. 3 2011
By Travis
I purchased this item through Amazon and they were very fast with shipping it out. This HD-PVR is the best you can get and puts out amazing HD quality for my ps3 which is what i use it for (capturing my Black ops Games) I bought this product brand new and was very pleased to see it not opened and in original packaging. I truly recommend this product if you want to record anything you want in HD quality.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Technical Support Aug. 14 2009
By M. Iu
I heard various horror stories about how unreliable this product was, but I decided to take a risk and purchase the product anyway. Needless to say, I received a box that didn't work.

What makes it worse is that Hauppage has horrible technical support. The product I received was defective from the beginning, but I wasn't sure, so I contacted technical support. I contacted them through e-mail and their website, and half the time they never bother replying. When they do reply, it's often several days later. It's almost like they purposely drew out their responses over such a long period so that I could no longer return the item to Amazon. Finally, after a very slow back-and-forth, they said I should RMA it, without giving instructions on how to do so. I had to phone them (no toll-free number), wait on hold (no music to listen to while waiting on hold), and repeat all my information to the tech support guy despite the fact that I'd e-mailed this information to them many times before, in order to get the information on how to do an RMA. The fact that I personally have to pay to ship their defective product back to them is just one more slap in the face.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I have been using this product for three years now and I have to say I love it. The only pain in the butt is the driver installation, if you follow the instructions you shouldn't... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jefkoz
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great.
I recorded several videos with this from my PS2 and PS3 and it works great. The software included is very easy to use and straightforward.
Published 4 months ago by Khalon
3.0 out of 5 stars Device seems good, software blows!
This recording quality of this device has been quite good, however the software is terrible. Using it as a PVR with software such as MediaPortal or XBMC will be a nightmare. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Curtis R Berg
5.0 out of 5 stars A great machine for Machinima or Gaming Videos :D
I upgrade my capture card to this sexy baby! Now I'm uploading HD Gaming Videos :D
(Bought it a couple years ago, just decided to make a review on it)
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Published 6 months ago by Kevin
2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful for Linux but poor life.
I really like this device. Because I use Linux it is almost perfect, being the best HD capture device for open source. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Peteputt
4.0 out of 5 stars Well it work Well lol
I ordered the HD PVR 1212 only just to record gameplay, on my XBOX 360. When I installed it the first time. the USB 2.0 could recognize it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by jeff friday
3.0 out of 5 stars Juste un ti détail sur le produit
Très le fun que sa fonctionne avec un ordinateur
Sauf faut etre proche de la télévision et d un ordinateur ,,avoir un fil plus long en USB serais... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Andre Belanger
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well
Works well. It was a little buggy at first, but it seems to do the job. Although I haven't really used it a lot to give a proper review.
Published 13 months ago by MB
4.0 out of 5 stars Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR
Arrived on time. The PVR was purchased to record xbox360 game play. It seems to do it's job fairly well.
Published 18 months ago by Joe
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing !
I've got to say, the Hauppauge really live up to its name... This little thing is wonderful, pretty easy to set up and very nice recording quality ! Read more
Published 21 months ago by MankindHD
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