A Look At The Hauppauge Colossus

By now you’ve probably already read Andrew’s in-depth review of the Hauppauge Colossus tuner card, but it never hurts to see other’s opinions on something. And today Damian posted his review of the card and how it works in his situation.

Today I will take a look at the Colossus to see if the experience is the same as when I was using the HD PVR for pulling recorded content off my set top box. I won’t be looking at using the Colossus as a capture card for recording live TV (such as integrating with SageTV) because my setup at home doesn’t really allow for it. To connect the Colossus to my set top box requires connecting the two together via component cables. However, my cable box connects to my TV via component cables as well, so to use the Colossus I have to manually switch the cables (introducing a component switch would really be unnecessary for my setup).