Originally Posted by the_tom
I ordered a second unit a while ago and have been waiting for it, like everyone else. My credit card just got hit for an authorization for the exact amount of the HDPVR plus the shipping. So I'm guessing the floodgates are about to open - get ready for HDPVR Rev C3?
[They sure have a knack for timing, though... when I ordered with overnight shipping, they shipped on Friday: Monday delivery; this time I went for 2-day delivery, and it looks like they are going to ship on Thursday: Monday delivery!
[Edit: order number 3583x, 06/30/08]
Right after I posted the above, I sent Haup. an email asking, if you are going to ship my order today, please charge me again for the difference and change shipping to next day so I will get it Friday, instead of having "2 day" shipping take 4 days
. Happily, Dorothy was both sympathetic, and able to accommodate; so I actually got my new unit a couple of hours ago.
It is a C2 rev unit. I have not taken it apart yet, but I can hear that it definitely has a fan running during capture. It also has the bling lights (not that I wanted them, really; but I got em); I haven't noticed anybody else mentioning that they got a unit with the lights?
For a first test, I just swapped it in place of my C1 unit and tested a couple of 20 minute captures; one with ArcSoft and one with my own capture sw. Both captures looked OK on the PC; then I remuxed these for PS3 using H1R and streamed to PS3 from TVersity; and again, both looked OK, no stuttering, in sync, expected bit rates, and even 120x FF works.
I swapped my C1 unit back in just in time to start capturing the next movie in my regular schedule. Now I'll be setting the new unit up in another room, hooked up to a development PC and fed by my XBOX360/HDDVD; and it looks like I'll finally have a chance to do some systematic comparison of the encoding options and bitrates, and also to work on the more "dangerous" features in my sw.
For unit #2, it's "so far, so good"