High Definition video recorders

Which High Definition Personal Video Recorder is Right for You?
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD PVR Rocket HD PVR Colossus
Notes:
* With Hauppauge Capture and a microphone plugged into your PC
** HDPVRCapture can be downloaded for free from www.hdpvrcapture.com/geplus
*** Requires separate purchase of Mac software from HDPVRCapture.com
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HD PVR 2 HD PVR Rocket HD PVR Colossus
Model number 1504 1480 1512 1535 1540 1212 1414
HDMI and Component video in yes yes yes yes Component only yes
1080p record yes yes yes yes up to 1080i up to 1080i
Mac record support yes ** optional *** optional *** Recordings are compatible with iMovie optional *** optional ***
Record in-game chat yes * yes * yes * yes - -
Optical audio and 5.1 channel sound yes no yes no yes yes
Record button yes yes yes yes - -
IR Blaster - - yes no yes yes
PS3 and Xbox gaming cables yes yes - yes - -
Component A/V cable - - yes no yes yes
StreamEez for Ustream/Twitch yes yes yes no no yes
Windows Media Center no no no no yes yes

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus
model 1504

Record your Xbox®360 or PS3® game play in HD
For PCs and Macs: includes Hauppauge Capture and Showbiz for PCs and HDPVRCapture for the Mac
Includes 5.1 channel surround sound recording and pass through, plus optical SPDIF audio in
Now with HDMI in and 1080p support*
Includes all the cables you need to connect to your Xbox 360 or PS3
  • Includes our no delay passthrough, so you can play while you record
  • Upload and share your best games on YouTube! Show your best gameplay to your friends!
  • Note: HDMI can only be used with non-encrypted video sources. You will use Component video to recording from a PS3 game console.

HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
model 1480

Record your Xbox®360 or PS3® game play in HD
Now with HDMI in and 1080p support*
Includes all the cables you need to connect to your Xbox 360 or PS3
  • Includes our no delay passthrough, so you can play while you record
  • Upload and share your best games on YouTube! Show your best gameplay to your friends!
  • Note: HDMI can only be used with non-encrypted video sources. You will use Component video to recording from a PS3 game console.

HD PVR 2
model 1512

Record from a cable TV or satellite set top box in HD.
Includes surround sound recording and pass through, plus optical SPDIF audio in.
Includes an IR blaster to change the channel on your set top box.
Includes the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application to schedule your TV recordings.
Can also be used to record from an Xbox, PS3, WiiU or PC game console.
  • Includes our no delay passthrough, so you can play while you record
  • Upload gameplay to YouTube with one click. Show your best gameplay to your friends!
  • Note: HDMI can only be used with non-encrypted video sources. You will use Component video to recording from a PS3 game console.

HD PVR Rocket
model 1540

Stand alone HD video game recorder
Record your Xbox®360 or PS3® game play in HD
  • Includes our no delay passthrough, so you can play while you record
  • Upload and share your best games on YouTube! Show your best gameplay to your friends!
  • Note: HDMI can only be used with non-encrypted video sources. You will use Component video to recording from a PS3 game console.

HD PVR
model 1212

Record High Definition video to your PC
  • Record your video game play in true HD. Share your best games with your friends!
  • Record HD TV programs from cable & satellite TV using H.264. Supports Windows Media Center in Windows 7 and 8.
  • Save your HD video recordings by burning to Blu-ray compatible DVD discs

HD PVR Gaming Edition

Record your video game play in HD. With live passthrough for "no delay recording"!
  • Record your video game play in HD up to 1080i. Share your best games with your friends!
  • Upload your best game play to YouTube with the included ShowBiz application from Arcsoft
  • Save your HD video recordings by burning to Blu-ray compatible DVD discs

Colossus

Internal PCI Express HD video recorder, with HDMI and Component video inputs
  • Record your Xbox®360 and PlayStation®3 video game play in HD. Share your best games with your friends!
  • Record TV programs in HD from cable & satellite set top boxes using high quality H.264
  • Internal full height PCI Express board
  • Burn your HD recordings to Blu-ray compatible DVD discs
  • With no delay pass through so you can watch your games on your HD TV while they are being played.
    Note: no delay pass through is on Component Video in and out
Note

To use HD PVR or Colossus 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.