Works great, but be prepared to experiment…
George D, B&H Photo
3 January 2016
Excerpt: I bought this to record movies in standard TS or MP4 format that can be played on any computer or HDTV (unlike my other DVR), but I almost sent it back because I couldn't get it to work. The Software would not install properly on my Windows XP computer.
Excerpt: I use the recorder to get the content from my satellite and DVR. The quality is very good, although not everything is broadcasted in 1920x1080 format. It is relatively easy to set up but you need to read and follow instructions carefully.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Good Graphics Quality, Reliable Performance
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...
Excerpt: We needed a device that would allow us to connect a PTZ camera to a computer. Although the signal from the camera arrived to the Hauppauge-supplied software, the rest of the computer (Skype, Hangouts, etc.) could not see it. Nothing wrong with the device.
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.
Excerpt: Purchased this PVR device to capture streamed online videos via the HDMI output on my notebook. Only difficulty experienced was tweaking the set-up settings to ensure maximum 1080p video capture quality, and getting audio during the capture mode via the component connection.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Good Graphics Quality, Online Documentation, Reliable Performance
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.
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.