SnapStream & Elgato Evaluating Hauppauge HD PVR

Dave Zatz —  April 7, 2008

Neither SnapStream nor Elgato have publicly committed to support the upcoming Hauppauge HD PVR. However, based on conversations with both companies today they do seem open to the idea of possible integration into their respective PC-based DVR software (BeyondTV and EyeTV). In fact, SnapStream CEO Rakesh Agrawal just posted photos that illustrate recording and pausing live TV originating from a Hauppauge prototype.

4 responses to SnapStream & Elgato Evaluating Hauppauge HD PVR

  1. As soon as the chip that does the decoding is located on the board and its manufacturer and serial number are defined, let us know!

  2. We already know the chip manufacturer… It’s the guys that do some digital video cameras and powering the Gefen HD DVR: Ambarella

  3. According to the specs on Hauppauge’s site the HD PVR will do Dolby Digital recording. If I remember from your review of the Gefen product it didn’t handle Dolby Digital, only stereo? Any ideas if Hauppauge has additional hardware or has just turned more features on?

  4. I don’t recall checking out the audio recording capabilities on the Gefen. Even if that unit doesn’t do Dolby Digital (which I don’t know), I’m sure Ambarella offers multiple chip options.