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Hauppauge PVR Review

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The Hauppauge PVR has a variety of features that extend well beyond video game capture. This game recording device is best known for its ability to capture videos or television shows and save them in HD quality to your PC. However, it is also an excellent HD game capture device.

This video game recorder captures gameplay footage from the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. You can also record PC games with it. The PVR doesn't use up your computer's resources to record, which means better gameplay quality. The device records both audio and video in real time. You can live-stream your content or save it for editing later on.

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The Hauppauge PVR has a built-in editor called Total Media Extreme. With Total Media Extreme, you can convert your game capture footage to WMV, MP4 and MOV formats. You can burn your recording to a Blu-ray disc with this application. There aren't many editing tools within Total Media Extreme; you have to download other applications in order to really edit your captured video game footage.

Hooking up the product is simple. The necessary cables come with it, so you don't have to worry about running out and purchasing anything to complete the setup. The box is slightly larger than those of other game capture products, but it should still fit nicely with your TV, gaming console, Blu-ray player or other devices.

The game recorder is not quite as simple as others, but it is still fairly easy to use. The application takes you step by step through the game capture process. Once that is complete, you can edit and upload. Editing videos with it is quite easy, simply because it has few editing tools. If you need more functionality, you have to export videos to a different editing application.

Through the Hauppauge website, you can access several resources specifically for the PVR. The options include manuals, tutorials and downloads. The tutorial videos offer helpful guidance in setting up and using the video game capture software.

The Hauppauge PVR is a good game capture device that allows you to record and upload your game recordings in HD. The device processes the captured HD footage, which is a great benefit because HD video can use up a lot of your computer's resources. The device focuses more on capturing videos and television shows and creating your own Blu-rays than on editing game footage.

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