GotTech Preview: HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition
Video capture equipment used to be reserved for professionals, but now everybody wants a chance to record their gaming escapades and throw them up on YouTube, Facebook, or just keep them for a personal collection. Many companies are coming up with their own consumer-level capture equipment, and Hauppage has announced that they’ll be coming up with a follow-up to their last video capture box, the HD-PVR. Called the HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition, this $169 tech will include many features gamers have asked for, including high-definition HDMI and component recording, all the while providing “no delay pass-through” for lagless relay to a TV.
The HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition will come out of the box with everything needed to capture video from your PS3 or Xbox 360. A nine-foot USB cable is included to connect the device to your laptop, while two six-foot HDMI cables are also packaged in. The PS3’s HDMI output is specially encrypted, so a special six-foot PS3 component cable is also packaged in as well. As far as the box itself is concerned, it comes with a high-quality HD encoder to ensure high-quality recording.
HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition natively records in H.264, the same video format used for HD Blu-ray discs. The “no-delay” pass through technology will also allow you to transfer video between the system and your monitor or TV of choice. With so many capture cards out there fighting for dominance in the market, we here at GotGame are pretty excited to see if Hauppage’s hardware sets a new benchmark. Keep your eyes peeled for more GotTech and our review of the HD-PVR 2 Gaming Edition!