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Avermedia Shipping Analog HD Capture Device in April

avermedia-hd-dvrRecently Brent Evans had the opportunity to talk with Avermedia about their upcoming USB HD DVR. The new device, which will be shipping in April for $199.99, is set to compete with the Hauppauge HD-PVR. It is an analog HD capture device. This means that it accepts a component video input signal and then transfers that to your computer via USB. The main differences between this and the Hauppauge card are that this device does not include digital audio inputs, but it does have HDMI out for direct pass-through access to your tv.

While the Avermedia USB HD DVR will retail for $50 less than the competing product from Hauppauge, the lack of digital audio could very well be a deal breaker for many. On the other hand, stability has been a long-standing issue with Hauppauge’s HD-PVR, so if this is a more solid performer some may be willing to live without the support for surround-sound.

For many more details, check out the full article on Geektonic.com.

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    Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.