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Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR High Definition Personal Video Recorder


List Price: CDN$ 250.46
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  • 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 Dimensions: 33 x 20.3 x 9.5 cm ; 544 g
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 Kg
  • Item model number: 1212
  • ASIN: B0018LX0DY
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 25 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,272 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Frank Kitzinger on 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 By Haskell A. Murray on 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 By C. Couture on 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 By Ian Ballard on Feb. 7 2010
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 By Joe on Aug. 27 2012
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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 By Travis on Sept. 3 2011
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 By M. Iu on Aug. 14 2009
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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