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Hauppauge-usb-live2.33747945
9.2 out of 10

Hauppauge USB-LIVE2

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Overall 6
6.0

Works well, but...

Brian Steele, B&H Photo
10 June 2014
  • Excerpt: My new monitor does not have a composite video input, so I had to find an alternative for displaying the cable TV in a small PIP window. The USB-Live2 allows me to do this, but there is a small catch: there's a 5-second delay in the digitizing process, which is very noticeable when I try to change channels with the cable box's remote.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Not as expected from Hauppauge

Upstate5, Bestbuy
16 February 2014
  • Summary: Included ArcSoft software not what it used be. Cheaper version than in the past? Could not take a still frame snapshot while editing converted file.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Software glitch
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Connection Problem

ksco1989tt, Bestbuy
17 January 2014
  • Summary: The composite video "cut in and out" due to a faulty connection between the device and the device's pigtail that contains the video connections.
  • Pros: I like the small efficient size
  • Cons: Connection issue with the device
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Like Expected!

DJ Soulphinger, B&H Photo
6 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I Use this product for recording Safety meetings and some youtube tutorial videos. This device works very good. The Win 7 software is a good idea but freezes the computer. The other software that (Arc Soft Showbiz) came with it works Very well. No Hiccups! I recorded a Live Safety presentation for a construction site and it came out beautiful! Im using a Toshiba dual core 1.6 GHZ with 2 gb of ram and Windows Vista to record, and had no problems.
  • Pros: Consistent Performance, Good Length, Versatile
  • Cons: No Performance Increase
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Overall 4
4.0

Digitized my old tapes but with problems

JohnR, B&H Photo
4 December 2013
  • Excerpt: WinTV 7 software (included) sometimes locks up when you try to close it after using for several minutes of recording. Ever since installing this device, my hardrive light blinks once every second continuously even with the software closed. Never did this before installing. Makes me wonder why and what it is doing. The digitized video is good quality, but smooth pans sometimes jitter a bit. TIPS: Download new software from Hauppauge's site as the included CD is older.
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Overall 10
10

Great product

joeg829, B&H Photo
15 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I have been looking for a simple method to convert my old VCR tape to digital. This device will do it. It takes no time to setup. Do note you need a cable to connect the VCR (or other device) to the UBS-Live 2. Using the ArcSoft software to converting a file to WMV reduces the size which make storing on mobile devices great.
  • Pros: Easy, Simple, Versatile
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy it. PAL capturing is impossibl

Mariusz, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: PAL capturing is impossible. I'm waiting third day for any support.
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Overall 10
10

Use two of these every week

Scott M., Newegg
2 April 2013
  • Summary: I have two of these plugged in to two different camcorders that I have used for the last year to live broadcast our church services on UStream using their "producer pro" software. The cameras are 16x9 standard def, but still provide a "good enough" video. (We can't get enough outgoing bandwidth here to stream HD anyway.
  • Pros: Easy to use with USB.
  • Cons: Noisy audio
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Pretty Good

,, TigerDirect.com
24 March 2013
  • Summary: It works very well on my Win XP. Picture looks as good as origonal VHS. Could not get it set up on Win 7. Support not effective.
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple but beware

Deepsouth, B&H Photo
14 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a simple device with two included software programs. You only need the main one to capture and can safely forget about the Arcsoft app unless ou also need to edit. I ran into two problems: Vegas 12 refuses to recognize the capture facility which is a bit annoying but not a showstopper. The other issue was much more serious. I noodled around for hours trying to capture from my old Philips dual VCR/DVD unit.
  • Cons: Incompatible
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