• Colossus 2 is an internal video recorder which plugs into PCI Express x1 or x16 slots. It contains the same studio quality video encoder which is used in the HD PVR 2, and can record both HDMI and Component video at up to 1080p30, with support for 1080p60 passthrough.
  • Like the HD PVR 2, Colossus 2 also has built-in hardware support for H.264 Variable (VBR) and Constant bit rate (CBR) encoding, video downscaling, and a logo inserter for putting 'bugs' or logos on your recordings or video streams.
  • Colossus 2 uses a high quality Analog Devices video front end, and a Magnum studio quality video encoder. The Magnum encoder supports data rates are from .2Mbits/second to 13.5 Mbits/sec CBR, with VBR datarates running to about 21 Mbits/sec
  • Colossus 2 runs under Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and Windows XP.
  • Record your favorite TV programs from HD cable TV and satellite set top boxes. Colossus 2 connects to most HD cable TV and satellite TV receivers with component video and optical digital audio. Stereo audio inputs are supported, too. Some cable TV and satellite boxes allow recording from HDMI (non HDCP encrypted HDMI).
  • Includes Hauppauge's WinTV v7 TV application for automatic recording of TV programs from cable or satellite set top boxes
  • If you have an un-encrypted HDMI video source, such as a digital SLR, you can record directly from this source.
  • Includes IR blaster cable. Colossus 2 can automatically change the channel on your set top box.



  • Colossus 2 PCI Express High Definition Video Recorder
  • Studio quality HD video recorder, with HDMI and Component video input and lag-free video pass through
  • Record your TV programs in HD from a cable TV, DVR or satellite TV box. Offload your DVR and free up DVR disk space. Or create a library of your favorite TV programs in HD!
  • Record your Xbox, Playstation or PC game play in HD
  • Now with optical audio plus IR blaster to control your cable or satellite set top box
  • Includes our no delay pass through, so you can watch TV from your cable or satellite box while you record in HD!
  • Now includes StreamEez, so you can live stream. Create a Twitch, YouTube or Ustream channel with StreamEez
  • Includes our Personal Logo inserter, you can add your own logo to your recordings and Twitch and Ustream channels.


Colossus 2 can record HD video from either HDMI or Component video using the supplied A/V adapter cable. Some cable and satellite boxes do not allow recording from the HDMI port on the box. If you have one of these boxes, you will need to use the Component video connectors on the back of your box. Component video connectors are normally Red/Green/Blue connectors and are sometimes marked 'YPrPb'. Please check with your cable TV or satellite TV provider for the availability of Component video connectors on your box.

Both the WinTV and Hauppauge Capture applications can be set for either HDMI or Component video sources.



Hardware encoder specification

Magnum H.264 video encoder

AC-3 recording from AC-3 source

Recording datarate: from 1 to 13.5 Mbits/sec VBR or CBR (maximum rate using VBR: aprroximately 21 Mbits/sec)

Recording formats

1080p60p (recorded as 1080p30)





1080p50p (recorded as 1080p25)





NTSC or PAL video formats supported

System requirements

Laptop or desktop PC with 3.0 GHz single core or 2.0 GHz multi-core processor

Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista (32 or 64-bit), or Windows XP Service Pack 3

TV set with HDMI input (optional)

1 GB memory recommended

Graphics card with 256 MB memory

Sound card

220 MB free hard disk space

CD-ROM drive (for software installation)

Bundled software applications

Hauppauge Capture for video recording, trim and streaming with Hauppauge's StreamEez application

Hauppauge WinTV v7 application, with support for the Hauppauge IR blaster

Input and outputs

HDMI input (Note: for use with un-encrypted HDMI video sources)

A/V cable input adapter with:

Component video input

Left/ Right RCA audio input

Optical audio input

IR receiver/blaster connector (IR blaster cable suppli


Colossus 2 PCI Express full height board

Component video A/V cable adapter (part number 6021258A )

HDMI cable - 1 meter

Hauppauge IR blaster cable

Installation software on CD: WinTV and Hauppauge Capture applications

Quick Installation Guide

No additional files, specification sheets, guides or documentation found for product.

Warranty: 12 Month Return To Base

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