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
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
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.
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...
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: 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 . . .
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.
Summary: I had the HD PVR 1 and let me tell you, this is the perfect upgrade for capturing with HDMI. I used to hate switching between HDMI and HD cables to record my things so this is perfect if you live in this decade and play/record with HDMI.