Hauppauge HD PVR- Personal HDTV Recorder
The small form factor makes it something that can be easily hidden for those who hate showing electronics out in the open, and I am one of those people.
p style="padding-left: 30px;"> When I unboxed the Hauppauge HD PVR- Personal HDTV Recorder I made an unboxing video with my Sony Webbie HD.
After I unboxed it, I began to set it up. The set up was not as hard as I thought it would be, although the first time I did mix up the cables by mistake. I swear some of the colors looked the same!? Or maybe I am going colorblind! :( However once I got the colors sorted out and plugged the cables in correctly it was easy goings from there.
After setting it up the first thing I did was record a movie in high-definition (HD). Afterall it is an HD PVR. I was worried the process would be hard and confusing but it was simple and before I knew it I had a copy of a movie on my harddrive in High Def with a picture quality that was flawless!
I then loaded the Titan TV guide and it was simple and straight forward, once you set up an account with Titan TV (great another p/w to remember). With Titan TV, you are able to view your cable provider’s program guide, record shows remotely via pc or mobile device from any location in the world.
With the Hauppauge HD PVR you can record HD TV to your PC in 1080i resolution using the Hauppauge H.264 hardware compression.
This product worked perfectly and truly I have no complaints. I could see this product useful for someone who doesn’t want to spend money on TiVo or Sat/Cable DVR service, it is also great for people like my husband who travel a lot and might have forgotten to record an upcoming reality show, with the Titan TV service he can, even when he isn't at home.
Unfortunately though, with me working from home and having and DVR service included with my Cable Television service, I do not have use for it. HOWEVER, as I mention before, this product is perfect for someone who doesn’t have TiVo or DVR or a frequent traveler who needs more time to catch up their favorite shows!