Product Comparison: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 vs Elgato HD60 S

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General Specifications
HD60 S
About the Product
HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition is the latest in Hauppauge's series of HD video game recorders. HD PVR 2 adds some great new features to the HD PVR, which was the world’s first High Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings (Blu-ray quality) from your Xbox or PS3 game play.
You continuously evolve your content. Stream and record your fine gaming moments with HD60 S, and leverage the foundation to showcase what you’re really capable of. Thanks to a state of- the-art, reversible USB-C connector, HD60 S doesn’t make you think twice.
Key Specs
Supported Resolutions
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p
Input Interfaces
USB 2.0, HDMI, Component video
3.5 mm jack, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type C
Output Interfaces
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture Device
  • The PC capture and sound are well sync'd, and the resolution controls allow me to adjust the file size with minimal picture quality sacrifices.
  • The amount of data recorded is very flexible. You can adjust the resolution Frames per second and audio quality.
  • This item is really great at recording high definition video to upload on youtube and capture great gameplay in the best resolution possible. Thumbs up!
  • It recorded in the advertised high resolution but with constant framerate drops and very bad screen tearing , therefore making the recordings terrible to watch.
  • It occasionally will have issues with changing output resolutions, causing random coloured pixels to be rendered instead of black.
Elgato HD60 S Game Capture Card
  • It records at one resolution setting of your choice while the HD60 can steam at one resolution while recording at another.
  • If you need to capture smooth, high-resolution video from an HDMI source, this little box does the trick.
  • The software seems very full featured and has lots of options to change resolution and recording quality.
  • The picture comes out really crisp as long as you have it set to 1080p of course. Though you can set it to 720p if your computer can't handle the higher resolution.
  • After a month of use, It began to see an HDMI cable with changeable success.
Size & Weight
1.5 in.
0.75 in.
6 in.
4.4 in.
6 in.
3 in.
12 lbs.
3.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture Device
  • Item is a nice small size and is great for taking to friends houses to record some on the fly madness.
  • The device itself is also one above the other capture cards available. Its small square size means it can easily fit into a small area, and not be in the way.
  • The size and weight of the product makes it extremely portable and the design itself is very nice.
  • The package got to my house extremely quickly, and the protection (air bags) were perfect for the size and weight of the PVR 2.
  • It is quite large and uncomfortable to carry.
Elgato HD60 S Game Capture Card
  • It's small, probably as big as the game capture HD.
  • It is small, simple and works. Great capture quality and almost no lag too.
  • This thing is so small for what it achieves that it’s truly jarring all things considered. I see now why this product is still widely viewed as the absolute standard for quality in its field.
  • It is compact and lightweight. You can easily take it with you and go to friends.
  • My only real complaint is the unit itself is very light. The natural curl of the htmi cables are strong enough to move it around.
Compatible Devices
PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, WiiU
Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Capture Bitrate
Up to 13.5 Mbps
Up to 40 Mbps
Integrated H.264 Encoder
Hauppauge Capture, Facecam, StreamEez
System Requirements
Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP Service Pack 3, Mac OS X
Windows 10 (64-bit), macOS Sierra
Accesories Included
6V 1.6 amp power supply, USB cable, HDMI cable, Hauppauge Chat Cable, A/V component adapter
USB 3.0 Type C cable, HDMI cable
Skipback, 30 and 60 frames per second, 1 click upload to Youtube, FREE Streaming software, Flashback Recording
Instant gameview, Unlimited Capture, Flashback Recording, Stream Command, LED status strip, 30 and 60 frames per second
What customers say about "Features"
Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition HDMI Capture Device
  • Video bitrate can be changed in options in the software on pc. I like that I can do this.
  • The disc comes with old drivers that don't work, the website has software and drivers that work perfectly.
  • Great for video capture for youtube, etc. Performs better than software solutions, without negatively affecting the game or introducing input/video lag.
  • The software (arcsoft), in that it tends to even to this day become unstable and many times the software would freeze.
  • The device is not compatible with some streaming software such as OBS leaving you to capture a window.
Elgato HD60 S Game Capture Card
  • The main difference between the HD60 and HD60 S is that the S has the lowest delay between the game on your TV and the preview on your computer.
  • The picture and audio quality is superb, it’s very compatible with other streaming software, and there’s absolutely no input lag whatsoever in the pass through.
  • Higher Bitrate than most other Capture Cards on the market.
  • Tonight the PC failed to even recognize it despite the units lights coming on, switching USB cables and ports, restarts etc. I'm done with ElGato, clearly its crap hardware.
  • Another thing that sucks is this device doesn’t work with PS3 unless you do some workarounds.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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