Cyber Monday: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 (Gaming Edition)

No sooner than I posted details of this Cyber Monday deal on the AVerMedia Game Capture HD, Amazon hit me with another e-mail regarding the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 gaming edition.

The HD PVR 2 is a more traditional capture card, in that it needs to be connected to your console and a computer, like so:

Connecting the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Capture Card
Connecting the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Capture Card

For me, this isn’t an option as my PS3 and computer sit at opposite ends of the house, which is why I went for the AVerMedia (and it’s in built storage). However, when I do get around to moving everything to a dedicated “technology room” I will invest in a more powerful capture card, such as the HD PVR 2.

But why upgrade?

It’s not that there is anything wrong with the AVerMedia: it has met my needs perfectly. However, the HD PVR 2 has it beat on two fronts:

1. It can record in full HD, where as the AVerMedia is limited to 720p; and
2. It has built in live streaming functionality.

HD PVR 2: A Cyber Monday exclusive!

Amazon are running a Cyber Monday deal on the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 (Gaming Edition), meaning you can pick one up for just £128 (including delivery).

 If you want to see the HD PVR 2 in action, check out this quality test.

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