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Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The size and price also get good comments. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Hauppauge HD PVR


Records HD programming without copy protection concerns (via the "analog hole"). Burns Blu-ray-compatible, high-definition DVDs. High-quality audio and component video cables included.

Doesn't function as a standalone DVR. Complex setup involves multiple software packages. Remote is nonfunctional with bundled software.

Tech-savvy enthusiasts looking to grab high-definition video from various sources—such as a game console or existing DVR—will love Hauppauge's HD PVR, but mainstream consumers pining for an easy DVR replacement without monthly fees should look elsewhere.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Audio Video Revolution (

Hauppauge HD PVR Review


Overall, the PVR is a solid performer for just under $200 in price.  It's simply a question of your needs.  If you are happy with your current DVR and don't feel the need to watch content on other devices, you are probably fine with your existing...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: GamingNexus (

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While it won't do 1080P, I'm really happy with the affordable solution Hauppauge has put out for recording HD video. Yes you have to use components but it's a small price to pay to be able to archive shows off of a DVR or record video from an Xbox 360...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder


The Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder has a variety of features that extend well beyond video game capture. This game recording device is best known for its ability to capture videos or television shows and save them, in HD quality, to your PC. As...

If you are looking for a game recording option that allows you to capture and upload your game recordings in HD, this is definitely an option for you. One of its greatest benefits is that it is so easy to install. The device itself will process the...

Expert review by: Vortez (

Hauppauge HD PVR 'Gaming Edition' Review


+ Small enough to hide away, + Good Component cables, + Easy to setup, + Easy to use, + No encoding/video editing knowledge required

The Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition is a great piece of kit for those who want to record their finer moments in game. It is easy to setup, easy to capture and (if the software doesn't crash), easy to edit your movies to a respectable standard. We're it...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: mabelson15216, (

Limited fomat options


This product is easy to set up, and creates digital files that are of good quality, perhaps lacking in sharpness but with nicely saturated colors. My only complaint is that the resulting file sizes are huge. There is no option to record to divx or xvid...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: (

Great Recordings!


Bought for my son to use for him to create gaming recordings to post on You Tube. He loves it. Others having problems may not have computer with the necessary tech. requirements.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Ken in Kansas, (

Video To Go


This product is great. I can now take movies and TV shows from my satellite DVR and record them on MY BOOK portable hard drive. This allows me to play them back at a later time. The playback is with a WD TV live media player. This is true HD playback....

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: fordman (



Easy setup. The recorded video is choppy unless you set it to the highest quality, could be my computer. The recorded video is crystal clear, the only down fall is it takes about 9 gigs for a movie.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Luvmy79, (



Not sure why other people have had trouble with this product, Works awesome for me, does EXACTLY what it claims to do. Extremely happy with it and would recommend it to others.

Mar, 2012