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Monsoon HAVA Platinum HD Ethernet Local and Remote Video Server

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Monsoon HAVA Platinum HD Ethernet Local and Remote Video Server. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The image quality and usability also get good opinions.

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On average, users rate this product 69/100.

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The thing always freezes and never works right. Waste of money this thing is a piece of junk!

May, 2012

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Great device !


A suggestion for others who are recording 360 footage: Get a 1 to 2 component video splitter from online, along with the 3-RCA couplers as previously suggested. Couple the 360 Component Out to the Splitter. Have the HAVA HD Input go to one connection....

Easy and quick to set up. Software is responsive and quick to actions and requests. Using the "best" quality, a minute equates to roughly 50 MB of space -- keep this in mind when recording footage. I also like the "estimated space required" when...

I am curious though -- what types of hard-drives are supported by this device? I plugged in a USB hard-drive and it did not pick it up. Am I missing something here?

Jun, 2009

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Very Bad


I installed the latest version of the software on an Xp machine with dual core running at 2.4 and 4 GB ram. Video card was a Nvidia 8600 GTS. Lan connection is 1Gb to router. Still ran extremely slow and crashed alot.

The software crashed and hung up on a Vista laptop dual core with 4GB ran and dual channel 8800 video card. Stalled and hung up repeatedly when running the wizard on wireless N network. Even though I can view view videos from media center in HD just...

Dec, 2008

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Good for recording xbox360 and ps3 on 1080i


If your gonna record games you'll need to buy two triple couplers doesn't matter what colors

Good solid device allowing you to record up to 1080i on your xbox360 and ps3

You'll need a router to use it and lost most captureing devices there is a slight 3 sec delay

Dec, 2008

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Great Product


I bought this so I could view TV from work. However my work computer won't let me install the software because it includes the drivers. After messing around I found that it streams using RTSP. I installed VLC player and can view the box remotely with...

Easy to setup and install. Video quality is great. It installs itself as a tuner on the computer. Streams in the RTSP protocol, unencrypted. Basically plug and play from the get go

Construction seems a little flimsy, but its just a set top box. The lights are cheap so it looks like there are more than just four. The software that comes with it makes it difficult to just install and view. Can't schedule recordings for the future...

Sep, 2008

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Somewhat misleading name


I can still record my gameplay, but it doesn't look as impressive as I was expecting. If I had to do it all over again, I would have rather got something that could display true HD on my computer

You can watch your TV from your computer/laptop or cell phone. You can record video from your TV or video game system

NOT TRUE HD!!! I cannot stress enough how dissapointed I was when I found out the hava automatically downconverts all HD video input to 480p (standard definition). I had originally bought this so I could record my xbox 360 gameplay in hd, but it turned...

Aug, 2008

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very underestimate this product!


NOTE: if you are trying to record games, you will need to get 2 triple phono connecters. It is a female to female adaptor to connect the havas conponent/conposite connecters and your console conponent/composite connectors together. You can get them at...

this is a placeshifter device supposedily the "slingbox killer." i havent used a slingbox but i dont see any reason after purchasing this product! It is normally intended for streaming your tv through you network and stream it while your on the go...

doesnt support hdmi connections. So you can exclude 1080p recording (then again hdmi is protected with hdcp anyways). I have tried to record games on 1080i but it failed to correct the resolution. 720 is the highest but im not complaining. Only records...

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

If you are looking to improve your home theater experience, the HAVA Platinum HD is a natural fit. By connecting any of your HD video sources directly to HAVA you now have the ability to stream your live TV programs to multiple PC's simultaneously around the home using your existing home network. If you have Media Center PC's, HAVA will allow you to watch TV on them without requiring a TV Tuner card installed or even a TV connection in that room. HAVA Platinum HD enables any network connected PC to pause, rewind, fast forward and even record your favorite TV shows to your PC's hard disk. If archiving of your favorite shows is important, then use the HAVA software client to burn them onto a DVD. Don't leave your home theater experience at home, HAVA Platinum HD allows you watch and control you home TV, set top box or DVD player from anywhere in the world from a broadband Internet connected PC or mobile phone.

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Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia broadcaster


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Manufacturer:Monsoon Multimedia
Model:Platinum HD Ethernet Local and Remote Video Server
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Monsoon HAVA

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Compatibility:MS Windows XP Media Center compatible

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio broadcasting / Digital video broadcasting

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Composite video out:1


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Technical Details

Color of product:Black


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