I have had my unit now for about 5 months and at this point I can't honestly say Im NOT happy with the Software but I still believe the Hardware is Good.
What baffles me is the slow rate at which Hauppauge is dealing with updates! At the current rate we can expect Version 2.0 by about 2010, and IMO the current 1.x versions perform more like .9x beta versions.
My big gripes.
The software lacks a simple reliable method to do background recording, instead we need to depend on RC cap and the interface software for it. (Both ofwhich are good and I am very thankful for)
but I would expect by now that hauppague would have integrated a better recording system into there own software.
2) Very unreliable recordings, I would never trust TME to record a must see show, it's just too buggy.
3) Audio issue's and video issue's galore! Some people are sitting on what they assume are perfect recordings, I suggest you watch them right through before you invite your friends over to see that lovely
4) The HD recordings come out way too soft and bleached, I am surprised that the unit cannot make a perfect duplicate of the original component signal.
5) Whats up with the remote, why bother give us it ?
I assumed that the remote would at least have the ability to talk to the 1212 and Turn IT ON and tell it to record!! All they needed to do was to have the 1212 signal the PC to launch a TME module that does background recording. This is the only modern piece of TV equipment I have owned in the last 10 years that could not be turned ON/Off from a remote.
Let me say I am not unhappy with my purchase, I fully expected that as an early adopter I would have to wait a bit for patches and fixes but this has been a lot longer than I expected.