Summary: This thing worked great for me, easy install, great user interface. I hooked it up and was happily recording in no time, however after a certain amount of time, the Hauppauge would get hot and it would lag the video and then when it became unfrozen it sped it up to catch up to the point I was now...
Great hardware for people that can figure out the quirks.
7 August 2015
Summary: First of all, I have to say that the PVR does what it should, and if you are willing to take the time to figure out how to correctly set everything up, it will do the job. It took me the longest time to get AC3 5.1 audio to work through the HDMI.
Summary: The Hauppauge HD PVR 2, exceeded my expectations on performance and compatibility. The installation was quick and easy, the program had a simple layout too. I had originally purchased this just for recording my PS4 and Wii U consoles, but has proved to work with most of my older consoles.
Summary: This thing is a waste of money It set up fine, and I was able to play my games through it, but getting the program to actually read the box is not worth the money it costs. No matter what I did I constantly got an error message that literally says that if you can't get it to run, it's broken.
After initial pain, getting the advertised benefits.
18 January 2015
Summary: I give the technology development the 4 stars. Once you can get it working, you get what you paid for and maybe a little more. But it was quite an adventure for me to get it all working. So I give the initial user experience 1-2 stars (installation, ease of use).
A great affordable solution to go tapless on an older camera
Seth Black, Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: My use for this product is quite unique compared to the rest of the reviews here, but this may help someone who may be looking for a similar solution that I did. Cutting straight to the chase, I absolutely love this thing.
Summary: Honestly i don't wright bad reviews all the time but instantly i had to on this. First off installing it is very unusual you have to install the drivers multiple times (may just be me). I don't quite know how the hardware is but the software to actually record is useless.
Summary: Perform better than the last model, which was a hard feat to pull. The extra features are awesome and the device itself is easy to set up and use whilst providing absolutely perfect quality video, 1080p @ 60fps.
Outstanding hardware . . . Software is at the opposite end of the greatness scale . . .
Bert in Chicago who is a happy and loyal Amazon Customer. :-), Amazon
27 April 2014
Summary: The hardware is wonderful and I have yet to find any issues with it. On the other hand the software looks to be an after thought or maybe the best way of putting is old say: "Software is nothing more than a necessary evil." Sigh, I'm of the other camp . . .
Summary: The product works well when it is working. Sometimes the recording software just wont detected the Hauppauge as being attached or it wont find the input device to record from. I often have to disconnect everything and then plug it all back in for it to recognize whats plugged into it.