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Old 09-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #121
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Darn I can't find the updates on their website. It stops recording sometimes if I turn off my tv or monitor even if the stb is still on, or if my tv is turned off it switches from 1920x1080 to 720x480 res.
I was concerned I might have some audio problems, but that's not the case infact the audio seems to stay in sync even if I change channels in the middle of recording a show.

Overall I'm very happy with the 1212, for the $184 I paid it's a steal. I'll have to look more for software updates.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:14 PM   #122
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http://www.hauppauge.com/site/suppor...ort_hdpvr.html

The arcsoft software should prompt you for the update when launched, but you have to have the latest driver installed first.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:45 PM   #123
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I downloaded that and it says it updated the driver successfully. When I open the arcsoft software it doesn't ask about updates so maybe I have the latest one (I think I do it's version 2.4). It seems to record without stopping if my tv and monitor are on. I guess time will tell if this driver will help with any video glitches that may stop the recording. Thanks alot.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:11 AM   #124
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You may have some power setting in your PC that senses the monitor that is causing this. Otherwise I don't have a clue what is happening. I record frequently with my monitor and TV off, which in my case is the same HDTV monitor with one input for the 1212 feed through and another input for the PC video.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:52 PM   #125
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After updating the driver it hasn't cut out at all so that's great. I can record with my pc monitor off, but not with my tv off. When the tv is on the input resolution is 1920x1080, but if the tv is turned off the input resolution is only 720x480. I have the component and rca cables going from the uverse box into the 1212, and the usb into the pc. My tv is connected with a hdmi from the uverse box. I checked the settings in the box and it is set for 1080i, I'm not sure how the 1212 even knows when my tv is on or not?
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:39 PM   #126
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That's an issue with the U-verse box. Mine does the same thing when both the component and HDMI are connected. I unplug the HDMI cable when I'm recording and use the component video. I have both the component and HDMI connected to my TV.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:23 PM   #127
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I've read thru this thread and didn't see any mention of this. I know this topic is a year old, but hopefully someone will chime in.

I'd like to use this for transfering old home video, but am wondering if this device is overkill. I really want the highest possible quality which is why I'm here. I may use it also for recording content from my Directv DVR, but that wouldn't be my primary purpose.

I have an old Sony camcorder which uses firewire and I see there is no firewire inputs, but the Sony also has mini USB, so I guess that's how I'd go.

I also have a hidden security cam at my office that has a Sony CCD camera. I wonder if I can hookup this HD PVR to that and record with it to a laptop. The camera has motion detection. I think the Sony CCD only has composite cables though. Would that hurt the video quality a lot?
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:08 PM   #128
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The 1212 works very well for transferring analog SD video to a PC. The quality is as good as the camera as you really don't lose any quality going through the 1212. Remember SD is SD, so that is a limiting factor.

I have transferred all of my old 8 mm and VHS-C videos and they came out very good. But if you have a digital camera with a USB connection, that may be a better way to go.

As far as the Sony security camera, the 1212 will record it, assuming your laptop is a pretty good one, but the 1212 has no way to start and stop based on a signal from the camera.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:15 PM   #129
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Thanks for the response.

I just bought a Dazzle capture device, but I can return it and get the 1212 if the quality is likely to be better.

I do realize that it can only record as good as the original, but isn't there software or hardware that can do some upconverting?

The old Sony camcorder has a mini USB, but nothing happens when I connect it to the pc. I guess Windows 7 doesn't recognize it because it's so old. about 6 yrs.
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Your PC or TV will upconvert it.

You may need some software for it to work via USB.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:29 PM   #131
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Again, thanks for your help here.

Do you think the 1212 is likely to give me better quality than other devices like the Dazzle that I have? That's been the main question I've been wondering about. I'm willing to spend the $180 if there is any improvement at all in pq, but of course I don't want to throw money away is something cheaper like the dazzle will suffice.
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I don't know anything about the Dazzle. But from looking at the specs on newegg.com it appears to only input SD video. The 1212 will do that through the front panel, but will input HD video through the rear component inputs. I have no knowledge of the SD comparison between the two.

In this link there are some youtube links that have some video I transferred from my 8 mm camera: Click here for Senator Fong's Plantation

They may give you some comparison.

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rbinck, reference your earlier post: are u saying that one could hook up an external hard drive, rather than a computer, to the 1212 to capture and store the video until it can be transferred to a computer in another room for editing, etc? i ask because i have only a desktop, and it's a good ways away from our TV room. Thanks for any advice you have on this.
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rbinck, reference your earlier post: are u saying that one could hook up an external hard drive, rather than a computer, to the 1212 to capture and store the video until it can be transferred to a computer in another room for editing, etc? i ask because i have only a desktop, and it's a good ways away from our TV room. Thanks for any advice you have on this.
No you need to attach the 1212 to a computer. I'd suggest using a ASUS O!Play - TV HD Media Player at your remote TVs. You will still need a STB at the 1212 and computer location, but it would allow you to play media files from your computer. You will need a LAN connection at the TV or you could possibly use an N wireless connection.
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thanks, rbinck. i may use an N wireless connection as an adapter or bridge, much like my former tivo adapter to transfer content from the tivo to the tivo desktop program on my PC. otherwise, i'll probably have to go the more expensive route of buying a laptop.
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