Hauppauge HD PVR is a recording device released by Hauppauge Computer Works.
The first HD PVR (dubbed HD PVR 1212) was released in May 2008, a USB 2.0 device with an on-board H.264 hardware encoder for recording from high-definition sources through component inputs. It became the world's first USB device that can capture in high definition. The HD-PVR proved to be a very popular device, and Hauppauge updated its drivers and software continually since its release. In addition to being able to capture from any component video source in 480p, 720p, or 1080i, the HD-PVR came with an IR blaster that communicates with your cable or satellite set-top box for automated program recordings and channel-changing capabilities. The device can record with composite and component cables.
The Colossus 2 is a desktop-only add-on that can record with HDMI cables.
HD PVR 2Edit
A new version of the HD PVR 2 (dubbed HD PVR 1512) was released in late 2012. The newer model has HDMI ports for input and output respectively. Has a micro-USB slot and a port for component cable part as well. Has a built-in record button which starts and stops recording while the software is intact. Can record up to 1080p.
HD PVR 2 Gaming EditionEdit
An alternative to the HD PVR 2, it includes specific cables to fit with the various gaming consoles. Records up to 1080p.
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition PlusEdit
Compatible for Mac OS and has 5.1 surround sound. Records up to 1080p.
HD PVR RocketEdit
A portable standalone type of recording box that stores videos into a USB flash drive. USB powered and only has HDMI ports to input and output.
HD PVR 60Edit
The recording box is similar to HD PVR 2, but the design is different with a metal glossing on the top and the light acting red when recording. Records up to 1080p in 60 frames per second. USB powered, and only uses HDMI ports.