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Master Geek

# 214882 1-Jun-2017 13:59
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I currently have a Hauppauge Colossus 2 PCI-e tuner card installed in my living room media PC running with NextPVR.

It works well but I'm looking at a new setup and want to go to an external USB capture device for the HDMI input.

Anyone have a good handle on what options I might have? Is the Hauppauge HDPVR2 the right move? Ideally I want to keep the same functionality as the Colossus, but I don't want to spend too much $$ if possible. Are there other cheaper options for HDMI capture that work well with NextPVR (or similar PVR software?


Thanks in advance.


(Note I've also posted on the NextPVR forums).

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Master Geek
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  # 1793154 1-Jun-2017 14:49
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For pure HDMI capture devices, elgato are really good bang for buck. (I use a HD60)


Not sure how they play nice with NextPVR etc though.


They are used a lot, so I'm sure a quick google would tell you.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1793239 1-Jun-2017 16:58
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I use Magewell or Blackmagic stuff for hdmi video capture. No idea if it works with NextPVR, but the devices usually show up as a camera device and / or a direct x video device.


May be a bit pricey.


Magewell HDMI USB Capture device


Link to local supplier 






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Uber Geek

  # 1793280 1-Jun-2017 18:21
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The HDPVR2 reviews well, and I have one (still unused, for future build).


However, be aware that it tops out at 1080P25/1080P30 for recording. There are other units available now that will do 1080P50/1080P60. Depending on what you want to capture, that might matter.

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Master Geek

  # 1793451 2-Jun-2017 09:04
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For pure HDMI capture devices, elgato are really good bang for buck. (I use a HD60)


Not sure how they play nice with NextPVR etc though.


They are used a lot, so I'm sure a quick google would tell you.





Thanks for the suggestion, looks like a nice device. I've asked if this will work over on the NextPVR forum.


Am heading to the states in July so might be able to get this a bit cheaper than the Hauppauge device too.



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