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Hauppauge 01414 Colossus PCI Express HD PVR
Record your high definition video gameplay and TV programs using H.264!

The Hauppauge 01414 Colossus PCI Express HD PVR is a High Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i. The Hauppauge 01414 Colossus PCI Express HD PVR records component video (YCrCb) from video game consoles and cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. Colossus also has an HDMI input port, so you can record HD video at up to 1080i from a un-encrypted HDMI source.

Audio is recorded using two channel stereo or optical audio with five channel Dolby Digital. The recording format is AVCHD, which can be used to burn Blu-ray DVD disks. The Hauppauge 01414 Colossus PCI Express HD PVR allows for two hours of HD recordings, recorded at 5 Mbits/sec, to be burnt onto a standard 4.7 GByte DVD-R or DVD-RW disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player.

What It Is and Why You Need It:

  • Record at resolutions up to 1080i
  • H.264 AVCHD video encoding with digital audio
  • HDMI, Component, Optical Audio


Hauppauge 01414 Colossus PCI Express HD PVR
  Video Type:  Video Capture
  Video Interface:  PCI Express

Detailed Features

A Closer Look


Brand Hauppauge
Model 01414


Type Video Capture & Editing
Remote Control Remote Included
Interface PCI-Express x1


Features Record high definition video using H.264 video encoding with digital audio. Colossus is an internal PCI Express board, full height, and runs with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Includes a built-in high quality hardware H.264 high definition encoder, for high performance, high quality video recordings

Record high definition video at up to 1080i resolution. Also records standard definition video. Record at datarates from 1Mbs to 20Mbs.

Record your game play in HD (up to 1080i) with component video and digital audio (optical) from Xbox360 or PS3 game consoles.

Record your favorite TV programs from HD cable TV and satellite set top boxes. Colossus connects to most HD cable TV and satellite TV receivers with component video and optical digital audio. Stereo audio inputs are supported, too.

Burn your video game play or your favorite TV programs onto AVCHD disks in high definition using standard DVD media. These AVCHD disks can be played back on a blu-ray DVD player. Up to 2 hours of HD AVCHD video can be recorded on standard DVD-R disks at 5MBits/sec.

Create HD recordings which can be played back on the Xbox 360 and PS3

Includes Hauppauge's WinTV v7 TV application for automatic recording of TV programs from cable or satellite set top boxes

Includes Arcsoft ShowBiz to record video game play. Burn HD disks or upload video game play in HD to YouTube

Colossus has component video plus stereo and digital audio pass through, to allow HD recording and viewing at the same time.

NTSC and PAL support

HDMI input port included. If you have an un-encrypted HDMI video source, such as a digital SLR, you can record directly from this source. Note: most cable and satellite TV receivers do not support un-encrypted HDMI video.

Includes IR blaster and IR receiver/learn cable. Colossus can "learn" your cable TV or satellite remote control and can automatically change the channel on your set top box.


Video Encoding Hardware Encoding
Specifications Hardware encoder
- H.264 AVCHD video encoder
- AC-3 recording from AC-3 source
- AAC audio encoding from PCM source
- Recording datarate: from 1 to 20 Mbits/sec (user selectable in the ArcSoft ShowBiz application)
- Recording format:
up to 1080i from component video (YCrCb or YPrPb)
NTSC: 720p60, 1080i60, 480i60, 480p60
PAL: 720p50, 1080i50, 576p50, 576i50, 480p50, 480i50
Note: the video input format determines the recorded format. For example, 1080i input records at 1080i, 720P records at 720P, etc. Any other
format conversions needs to be done with the MediaConvert program (supplied).
- NTSC or PAL supported

Input and outputs:
Note: video input on Component and HDMI sources is limited to 1080i
- A/V cable input adapter with:
Component video input
Left/ Right RCA audio input
- A/V cable output adapter with loop through audio and video:
Component video output
Left/ Right RCA audio output
- Optical audio input and loop through output
- HDMI input (Note: for use with un-encrypted HDMI video sources)
- IR Blaster output

Bundled software applications
- ArcSoft "ShowBiz" for video recording and authoring and burning of your TV recordings onto a Blu-ray DVD compatible disc
- Hauppauge WinTV v7 application, with support for the Hauppauge remote control and IR blaster

System Requirements

Processor Dual core CPU 2.0GHz or faster
Graphics Card Graphics with 256MB memory (or greater)
Available Slot PCI Express x1 slot
Operating Systems Supported Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP service pack 2 (32-bit). For use with Windows 7 Media Center.
Others Sound card for audio playback

CD-ROM drive for installing the Colossus software


Package Contents Colossus PCI Express full height board
Hauppauge remote control
A/V cable adapters (two sets supplied)
Component video cable set
IR blaster/receiver cable
Installation software on CD: WinTV v7 and Arcsoft ShowBiz applications
Quick Installation Guide

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Hauppauge ColossusHD PVR HDMI High Definition video recorder w/remote

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