"Very good pic/very bad(almost unworkable) software"3.0 starson by ajakez
Pros: The pro to this box is obviously its picture and its recording
format. It supposedly records, when you are able, in H264 permitting you to record to Blue Ray disks.
Cons: Poor support, buggy drivers and software, inconsistent performance, be ready to spend weeks to get it to function...
Summary: Hauppauge, a company that has been around for years has come out with what looks like a winning piece of equipment. The problem, of course, is that as always, as always, they pay very little attention to the software and drivers side of the equation. As a result, the remote control that comes with the unit might not work at all. It might even start Windows MCE when it is not even supported under it. This is a big problem with this company, and you would think that by now they would fire their coding department and modernize the software side of their operation. But, no, they just continue to ignore the need of the average user of their hardware. Their software is very buggy and as a result you have to spend another $100+ to buy a third party PVR software such as "SageTV." But, don't be taken by this solution because even under this software you will spen hours, days, and maybe even weeks tweaking it. What a pitty. I mean good luck to you if you buy. If you want to know if I am exagerating, go ahead and be a brave soul. By the way, when using this unit or any TV Tuner in your computer stay away from Cross-Fire/SLI motherboards if you want things to go smooth.