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Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1601 reviews of Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1106 user reviews of Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

 

The Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition is a capture device designed specifically for video games, and despite its limitations can be an invaluable tool for making online videos.

Captures video game footage from consoles to a PC. Easy to use. Slim, attractive design. Includes cables for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

HDMI encryption limits PlayStation 3 video quality and convenience. Composite and S-Video cables not included.

The Hauppauge HD PVR 2 gaming Edition is slightly pricey and suffers from HDMI limitations with the PlayStation 3, but it's flexible and simple to use. If you want to make Let's Play videos, reviews, or other projects that require recording your games,...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Wuerthele (macnn.com)

Review: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

 

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition video recorder

Smaller than predecessor ; HDMI and component input ; Lag free HDMI pass-through ; Clean, bright video capture

Bundled PC software only serviceable ; Macintosh software available, but at additional charge ; The device's green light is very distracting in dark environments

The market for video game recording is somewhat limited, and demanding at the same time. Machinima directors and actors could use a recording tool, as well as professional gamers, or even just a journeyman gamer wanting to display his against-the-odd

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Wuerthele (electronista.com)

Review: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

 

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition video recorder

Smaller than predecessor ; HDMI and component input ; Lag free HDMI pass-through ; Clean, bright video capture

Bundled PC software only serviceable ; Macintosh software available, but at additional charge ; The device's green light is very distracting in dark environments

The market for video game recording is somewhat limited, and demanding at the same time. Machinima directors and actors could use a recording tool, as well as professional gamers, or even just a journeyman gamer wanting to display his against-the-odd

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Rayner (trustedreviews.com)

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition

 

The Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition has been the go-to capture device for many gamers looking to dive into the world of YouTube. But with next-gen now in full swing and everything leaning towards the golden digits of 1080p, 60fps, just how well does...

Easy to use ; Records footage from retro consoles

Doesn't support 60fps ; Bulky design ; Expensive ; Requires its own power supply

Overall, you could do much worse than using the Hauppauge HD PVR 2, especially since it offers the ability to record footage from retro consoles. However, considering it costs £165, its failure to offer 60fps is a huge disappointment. Also, its bulky...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : John Archer (homecinemachoice.com)

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition review

 

For some hardcore gamers, winning isn't enough; posting videos online for all to see is the only way to satisfy their egos. If this sounds like you, then the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition, a standalone PS3/Xbox/Wii video recorder, is right up your...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Timothy Nunes (psu.com)

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review

 

Ever since I started experimenting with my PlayStation 2 and a video recorder, I have wanted the ability to record gameplay from video games and play around with video editing. What's always held me back is the sheer inconvenience in manipulating the...

Simple and easy to use ; Built-in lights help ensure functionality ; Prime recording quality out of the box

Computer video feed only slightly delayed ; Computer needs to be on when using it

The HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition brings the ability to record console games to every level of gamer interested in sharing their gaming abilities. The simplicity of installation and usage coupled with the quality of the resulting videos makes for a product...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : eteknix.com (eteknix.com)

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review

 

Even though I had some issues with the setup of the HDPVR I can’t really knock it for its performance, bumping the quality upto 1080p really makes a difference as far as I am concerned and some integration of HDMI support is more than welcome. While...

Dec, 2012

WORTH CONSIDERING

Expert review by : Simon Telford (kitguru.net)

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review

 

The popularity of Youtube shows no signs of fading as people share funny, educational and often entertaining videos. The gaming audience has always utilised the platform as it allows them to share integral gaming moments with a wide audience....

Record at 1080p from Xbox 360 or 1080i from Playstation 3 ; No-delay HDMI passthrough ; Easy to set-up software for editing and uploading

Capture button feels cheap ; Captured video freezes occasionally ; Nearly costs the same as the consoles ; Record quality isn’t as good as game quality ; Requires a computer for game capture

Kitguru says: Well worth a look if you need to record video for Youtube and other platforms. Expensive however.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Good device!

 

This recorder works great except for some minor glitches here and there. I haven't had any problems switching between devices recording even though there is limited inputs. The only real problem I have faced with this device was in the recordings...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

would have been ok...

 

if not for the sound going out within a week. got a couple HD vids recorded and uploaded to youtube. but that was all. returned product for refund.

Mar, 2013

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