AVerMedia AVerTV HD DVR video capture card – With HDMI


I’m not sure how this has slipped under the radar…most of us I take it expected the HD DVR capture card from AVerMedia to be identical to the HD PVR from Hauppauge…but apparently it has HDMI input as well!! Not surprisingly though, the HDMI is definitely tricky…but if you’re willing to wait, the price seems right.



Recording works well over anything but HDMI, which was a total crapshoot depending upon which device was hooked up. My Comcast DVR box caused the software to crash every time without fail (see photo below), my Xbox 360 would sometimes only record the sound but no picture, and a Gateway notebook with HDMI output worked fine every time. For reference, I’m running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, the latest 64-bit Beta drivers for the card, and latest AVer Media Center software. I used the latest stable, non-Beta version of the card’s drivers for a while, too, and experienced similar results.