Old 6th April 2010, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a quick poll:
Have any of our illustrious PS3-playing TOGgers recorded their gameplay by a method other than pointing a video camera at the TV?
How'd you manage it, and how much did it cost you to kit out?
..and was it in HD?
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Old 6th April 2010, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not tried it, but your could route it through a PVR that handles HDMI in??
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Old 6th April 2010, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Afaik, PS3 HDMI out is encrypted. If you're going to record HD, it has to be component.
At least that what I've gleaned from googling dozens of vague "you could try..." references on endless forums.
Which is why I thought I'd ask the opinions of members of a forum whose input I value.

I *have* a DVR, but it's only SD. I know I can play and record my gameplay... IF I play in SD. I've done it with Burnout, but trying to play in SD sucks big hairy dog balls after playing so long in HD.
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Just a quick poll:
Have any of our illustrious PS3-playing TOGgers recorded their gameplay by a method other than pointing a video camera at the TV?
How'd you manage it, and how much did it cost you to kit out?
..and was it in HD?
i've only recorded it in SD on a DVD recorder, through a analogue S-video cable. looks crappy. loses heaps of contrast level.
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Old 22nd April 2010, 05:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yay.
My new Hauppauge HD PVR shipped today. When it arrives, I'll give you guys a review...

The important bit on that linky:
Record formats
There are three H.264 formats you can choose when recording a video:

  • .TS, which is a generic 'transport stream' compatible with many digital media players
  • .M2TS, which is compatible with the Sony Playstation3
  • .MP4, which is compatible with the XBox360
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Old 22nd April 2010, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How much? Shipped from the states or local?

I noticed it only does Composite and not HDMI ... is that going to be an issue?

How big is the hard drive?
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Old 22nd April 2010, 07:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not true. It uses component cables (opposed composite) - which is fine, the PS3 still pumps out 1080i over component. I picked up a PS3 Component cable half price in EB's last round of clearance sales.
As I mentioned before, PS3 HDMI is encrypted, so you can't record the digital signal cheaply.

I got it direct from the manufacturer's website and had it shipped - their distro is in Singapore.
$199USD plus $51 courier. That works out to about $280AUD. which is quite reasonable when you consider Hauppauge's own Aussie distributor is charging $419AUD plus postage.
The HDD is as big as you have sitting around in a USB drive... which, in my case, is 1Tb.
AFAIK, it's a USB2.0 box that plugs into a PC.
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Old 22nd April 2010, 09:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice one. I look forward to your report after you have played around with it
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Old 28th April 2010, 10:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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<rubs hands together and grins like an excited schoolboy>

It's here! That was bloody quick.
I just had it delivered to my desk at work.
The back of the box says:
"What can HD PVR do
HD PVR can record high definition or regular TV from your satellite or cable receiver onto a PC disk drive in a compressed H.264 format. Once TV programs are recorded, you can play them back onto your PC screen or burn them on a DVD disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player.
H.264 format is used by Blu-ray disks and exceeds other compression standards in quality and disk space consumption, providing a crisp image and amazing digital sound. H.264 use 1/3 of disk space compare to the popular MPEG-2 format.
Make your own movie library: Once TV programs are recorded onto the PC, you can play them back on your PC screen or transfer them to a DVD or Blu-ray disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player. You can also play them on a Sony PlayStation 3 or a Microsoft Xbox 360.
Record your video games in HD. HD PVR can connect to your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360, so you can make recordings of your highest scoring games.
Amazing Quality
HD PVR records videos using H.264 compression with digital audio at HD resolutions up to 1080i. Watch the recordings on your PC screen or HD TV set in full HD!
Use HD PVR with your Set Top Box
Connect your satellite or cable TV receiver box and schedule TV or HDTV recordings. With the IR blaster, HD PVR can turn the set top box on, change the channel and record the selected program.
WinTV-Scheduler provides then an easy way to schedule these recordings from your PC. Find your favorite movie, sports event or show, schedule it and let HD PVR take over!"

Can't wait to get it home and try it out.
Only thing is, I'll have to wait until my component-to-DVI cable arrives from Uncle eBay to watch the live output at my desk. :/

edit: No, wait! I can use my laptop with "the big TV" until it gets here! Yippee!
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Old 28th April 2010, 03:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I am as excited as you are now! Hurry home and get it running. I need to know how well it works
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