Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Review of the Hauppauge HD-PVR at Gear Diary

I'm more than a little late on my full review of the Hauppauge HD-PVR so I thought I'd let the readers know why. 

First, I was waiting for the new beta drivers that gives us 5.1 audio - these were released in the last few weeks, but my experience with them so far has been sketchy.  I've reverted back to the older non-5.1 drivers for the meantime until I have more time to test.  Secondly, I really wanted to set up firewire tuning instead of using a IR blaster to change the channels but haven't had the time to get that set up.

Despite those to issues, I'll go ahead and do the review shortly and point out the good things and bad things about the device.  I really do love it and think the picture quality (SD and HD) is very, very good.  The device isn't perfect though so I'll be sure and share as much about it as I can.
In the meantime, check out the review of the Hauppauge HD-PVR component video recorder done by Gear Diary this week.

If you missed it, you also might want to check out the awesome HD-PVR deal going on right now for these HD-PVR's and read my first thoughts on the HD-PVR I wrote a while back.