January 11, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Hauppauge isn’t the first company to unveil the HD PVR. However, at $249, they might be one of the more affordable options.
The HD PVR is a USB-enabled device that connects to any high-def cable or satellite box, and records HD into the H.264 AVC format. Included software allows for playback on a PC.
It can also make AVCHD recordings, which is the format used on Blu-ray players. The recordings, however, can be made onto a traditional DVD disc. Hauppauge says about two hours of Blu-ray content can fit on a 4.7GB DVD.
Sadly, there are no product photos yet; however, the HD PVR will be available sometime in Q1 2008.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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