Excerpt: I use this device to live stream events for a client of mine from my Canon XF100 camera. It works well once you figure out how to get it set up correctly, but getting there is a little tricky. If you are using it for a live stream from a camcorder I suggest downloading the standalone Hauppauge StreamEez software rather than the Hauppauge Capture software since the latter is glitchy and has limited functionality.
Excerpt: I'm using the product to digitize recorded programs that are on my Directv DVR. The Hauppauge HD DVR 2 is a great solution for recording television programs and the quality is wonderful. I do recommend that you have a decent computer with at least a Core 2 Duo processor to handle the video processing without sacrificing recorded quality.
Excerpt: I use the product for YouTube videos and live streaming on YouTube and Twitch. The system took me a few days to understand thanks to the Happuage application on YouTube. However its simple and comes with video editing software which is better than Movie Maker and it Helps to record live presentations and audio simultaneously.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Powerful
Cons: 4gb Of Ram Or More, Large Amount Of Cpu Ram, Needs A Fast Internet
Summary: I really do Love this product but I did get a little confused when setting it up only because of the 2 red connections I accidently put them in the wrong red to the wrong red but after I fixed that it worked great and no humming sound excellent product :). Very Satisfied and would reccommend it to a friend quality of video depends on you :) and You may or may not have to adjust your mic if your recording cuz of the little lag to the computer but it does capture...
Summary: Great when it works. However this device(1512) did nothing but crash on me. I had the old HD-PVR 2 GE and never had any problems(Minus some heat issues). I could never get 1512 version up and running correctly even after two PC formats. It had to be fault hardware or the line is faulty. I'll be looking into Elgato or If I have faith in Hauppauge again the Rocket.
Excerpt: I bought this box for converting my 8mm tapes to digital format. The product worked well out of the box. It was easy to setup. There are options to convert at highest frame rate, but this does create large size files.
Excerpt: This is a very interesting piece of equipment, which I bought to record some programs from my DVR (it seems I record more than I watch, so eventually I run out of space). The PVR was a little cranky at first and setup wasn't quite as straightforward as I would have liked, but eventually I was able to record HD programming. The setup included component video and optical audio connections.