HD PVR

Features

  • Built-in hardware H.264 high definition encoder, for high performance, high quality video recordings
  • Component Video input (YCrCb or YPrPb). Optical or stereo audio inputs.
  • Record high definition video at up to 1080i resolution, 720p or VGA/D1
  • Record at datarates from 1Mbs to 13.5Mbs, constant and Variable Bit Rate
  • Make Blu-ray format AVCHD recordings. Burn your video recordings onto a standard DVD disc (up to 2 hours of video at 5MBits/sec) and playback on Blu-ray disc players
  • Includes HD software video player, so you can playback recordings to your PC screen
  • Audio / Video component video pass through to allow HD recording and viewing at the same time
  • High Performance Noise Reduction Function

Record formats

There are three H.264 formats you can choose when recording a video:

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  • .TS, which is a generic 'transport stream' compatible with many digital media players
  • .M2TS, which is compatible with the Sony Playstation3
  • .MP4, which is compatible with the XBox360

The .TS and .M2TS files are AVCHD compatible, and can be used to burn Blu-ray compatible disc recordings. These files can be burned onto a standard DVD+R or DVD+RW disc for playback in a Blu-ray disc player using the included Arcsoft TME Disk Create application. Approximately 2 hours of HD video recorded at 5Mbits/sec can be put onto a standard DVD+R or DVD+RW disc.

Record your Xbox or PS3 video game play to your PC, in HD!

HD PVR is the world’s first High Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings from your Xbox or PS3 game play. HD PVR records Component Video (YCrCb) is recorded at resolutions up to 1080i, while audio is recorded using optical audio with Dolby AC3 or two channel stereo audio.

Record your Xbox 360 or PS3 game play on your PC in 1080i HD! Share you best games with your friends in HD!

As said on GeekTonic:
"Now I think anyone watching me play videogames is a sure-fire way to put them to sleep – or at least laugh at my videogame performance. But I know there is a very large number of videogamers using the HD PVR to record their video gameplay.

New features for the HD PVR Gaming Edition

The HD PVR Gaming Edition is specially designed for the dedicated Xbox360 or PS3 gamer. The Gaming Edition includes a new jet black case plus a universal Component Video cable, so you can bring 1080i video from your game console into the HD PVR. Also, we include Arcsoft ShowBiz, which allows you to record your game play in HD and upload directly to YouTube.

Video passthrough, for zero delay recording and gaming!

HD PVR's video passthrough gives zero delay on your TV monitor, and makes HD video recordings at the same time! Video passthrough uses the component video input to record your game play in HD while the "no delay" component video output allows you to play your games on your TV set. To see our passthrough recording diagram, click the "Connector diagrams" button above.

Create your own HD video library ... burn your video recordings in a high definition Blu-ray compatible format!

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HD PVR records in MP4, M2TS and AVCHD formats. The AVCHD format can be used to burn Blu-ray compatible disc. Two hours of HD recordings, recorded at 5 Mbits/sec, can be burnt onto a standard 4.7 GByte DVD-R or DVD-RW disc for playback on a Blu-ray player. Note: AVCHD recordings cannot be played on a DVD player.

The HD PVRs amazing recording quality allows personal archival of your game play or TV programs from a cable or satellite set top box. Record your TV programs in HD, then burn them onto a standard DVD disc (up to two hours) in a high definition Blu-ray compatible format.


HD PVR diagrams

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HD PVR with the Xbox 360

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HD PVR with the Playstation 3

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Model numbers

model 01445: HD PVR Gaming Edition, with English manual
model 01446: HD PVR Gaming Edition, with English and French manual

HD PVR Gaming Edition Specifications

  • Hardware encoder
    • H.264 AVCHD video encoder
    • AC-3 audio encoding
    • Recording datarate: from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec (user selectable)
    • Recording format:
      • up to 1080i from component video (YCrCb or YPrPb)
      • NTSC: 720p60, 1080i60, 480i60, 480p60
      • PAL: 720p50, 1080i50, 576p50, 576i50, 480p50, 480i50
        Note: the video input format determines the recorded format. For example, 1080i input records at 1080i, 720P records at 720P, etc. Any other format conversions needs to be done with the MediaConvert program (supplied).
    • NTSC or PAL supported
  • Size:
    • 19.8cm wide x 17.3 cm deep x 7 cm high
  • Power:
    • 5V at 2 amps
    • Input voltage of power supply provided: 110-220v at 50/60Hz
  • Weight:
    • 1 lb, 3 oz

Included with the HD PVR Gaming Edition

  • HD PVR high definition personal video recorder, USB
  • Component Video Cable set, for use with Xbox360, PS3 and Wii
  • Component Video Cable set, to connect to your HD TV set
  • Stereo audio cable set
  • HD PVR Gaming Edition Installation CD with Arcsoft ShowBiz
  • USB cable
  • 5v power supply, 110/220v

Bundled software applications

  •  Arcsoft “ShowBiz" to record, upload to YouTube and burn video recordings onto DVD

Input and outputs

  • Component video input
  • Component video out ("passthrough")
  • Left/ Right RCA audio input
  • Left/right audio output ("passthrough")
  • Optical audio Input
  • Optical audio output ("passthrough")
  • Composite video and S-Video inputs (on front panel)
  • Left/right audio input (on front panel)
  • USB2.0 High speed Device

System Requirements

TV set requirements

To use HD PVR to record game play using "no delay pass through", your HD TV set needs to have a Component Video input. Component video is also called YPrPb and are the red/green/blue connectors on the back of your HD TV set.

PC systems requirements

  • Processor Requirements (minimum): Dual core CPU 2.0GHz or faster
  • Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP service pack 2 (32-bit)
  • Graphics with 256MB memory (or greater)
  • Sound card
  • CD-ROM drive for installing the HD PVR software

Note: when playing back video recordings made with the HD PVR on your PC screen, a fast CPU meeting the specs noted above and at least 256MB of graphics memory are needed.

Third Party applications for HD PVR

NextPVR supports HD PVR for TV watching and recording. Click here for the latest version.

WinTV v7 WinTV v7.2 now supports HD PVR available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). Click here for the latest version.

Arcsoft Total Media Extreme

Updates to the Acrsoft TME applications are distributed by Arcsoft directly. The latest version of Total Media Extreme adds direct record support for the Sony Playstation 3 and the XBox360.

HD PVR for the Mac

Click here for information on HD PVR Capture, which provides HD PVR support for all Apple Macs. HDPVRcapture creates files which can be used by iMovie (no more 6 hour conversions!):
www.hdpvrcapture.com

Windows Media Center support from DVB Link

Use the HD PVR as the video recorder for Windows Media Center with DVB Link.
Here's a link to a 30 day trial version

MythTV for the HD PVR

For Linux users, there is a version of MythTV which supports HD PVR. Please click here to get more information:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/HD_PVR

Click here for the FAQ

HD PVR Gaming Edition and uploading videos to YouTube

To change the upload resolution for Youtube, click the Option button in Showbiz (upper right hand corner) and select Preferences in the dropdown menu. In the Preferences window click on the tab that reads Others. At the bottom of this tab will be the upload resolution to default to when uploading clips (by default set to 240p). View the Preferences page

Manuals

HD PVR Gaming Edition QuickInstall Guide

HD PVR Gaming Edition QuickInstall