Product Comparison: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 vs Elgato HD60

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General Specifications
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.
Renowned for its efficiency, compatibility, and powerful features – countless content creators have dubbed HD60 the go-to device for top-quality capture. With HD60, easily record unlimited footage in flawless 1080p quality at 60 frames per second. Do your creativity justice. Upload content you’re proud of. And build an archive that truly reflects your legacy.
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
USB 2.0, HDMI, 3.5 mm jack
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 Game Capture Card
  • The Elgato captures great quality video without any issue. Its very easy to setup.
  • Highly distinctive product as the contour of the Elgato HD is smooth and shaped like a pill. Used for gaming my 'not to be mention' games and the resolution is fantastic!
  • Very high resolution video capture card that works with almost everything.
  • The editing software and interface works really well for what you pay. I really would recommend this product.
  • There's a slight delay between when you make & see an input on the TV, and when it appears on the computer, meaning you still need to use the TV to play the games without the delay.
Size & Weight
1.5 in.
0.75 in.
6 in.
4.41 in.
6 in.
2.99 in.
12 lbs.
3.67 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 Game Capture Card
  • A fantastic help to bring recorded game play to life!! Perfect size, really easy to set up, instructions are very easy to follow and a really good quality!
  • It's very small so does not get in the way. Captures perfectly with no lag.
  • Anyway, it's a small, simple device which gives quality video recordings.
  • The good aspects are that it is small and quite compatible and easy for travel. It is also easy to capture game play.
  • The Elgato HD60 is so small and light weight that you could take it anywhere such as your friends house etc.
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 cable, HDMI cable
Skipback, 30 and 60 frames per second, 1 click upload to Youtube, FREE Streaming software, Flashback Recording
Unlimited Capture, Flashback Recording, Stream Command, 30 and 60 frames per second, LED status strip, Multi track recording
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 Game Capture Card
  • The Elgato software allows you to stream straight from the software. If you use other streaming programs the Elgato video signal can easily be picked up by these programs.
  • The Elgato software also has a time machine like feature, meaning if you have the software open, even if your not recording, you can go back and watch footage.
  • I have tried it on my PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U and all look superb with a decent contrast and sound quality when recording.
  • If your using PS4, you must disable HDCP when you use the Elgato, this means some programs won't be allowed to run.
  • I'm a mac user and Twitch streamer. Although the card works well and the software is fine, it is not compatible with OBS or Xsplit on a Mac.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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