Monday, April 07, 2008

Hauppauge HD PVR Preorder Sales Begin

The Hauppauge HD PVR Recorder Model 1212 is for sale as of 11:30 Central Time Today.

You can order yours for $249.00 plus shipping at the Hauppauge Website at this link



A few things to note with this. 

  • Although SageTV has said they'll have support at or very soon after release, there is no guarantee of support (or timing of support) for various HTPC software.
  • There's no guarantee of the quality of output at this point since we've only seen a few video samples on the web.  While everyone hopes and expects it will be good, there's just no guarantee until we hear from people actually using or testing these.
  • The demand on your HTPC will likely be high so performance there could be an issue - especially for those with older PCs or videocards.
  • The shipping date on the Hauppauge website says May 1st, but that date has been slippery so we'll have to wait and see.
  • $250 isn't bad, but you have to include the fact that you'll need one of these plus a cable/satellite box for each channel you want to record.

All of that being said, I'm still excited about this device and will have a review on it out at or soon after release date.  Stay tuned for more information!


Want to see the board on this thing?  See photos of it in action (albeit naked without the case on?)  The snapstream blog has the scoop - check it out here