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AVerMedia AVerTV HD DVR C027 PCI-Express x1 Interface

  • Capture HD video up to 1080i
  • Save as MPEG 2/H.264
  • PCI-Express x1 Interface
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Learn more about the AVerMedia C027

Model

Brand
AVerMedia
Model
C027

General

Type
Video Capture & Editing
Interface
PCI-Express x1
Low Profile Ready
Yes
Low Profile Bracket Included
Yes

Features

Features
The AVerTV HD DVR - is a High Definition / Analog video capture card. It's equipped with HDMI and
through the included dongle cable, Component, S-Video and Composite Video input interface.
Allowing users to connect to their Cable/Satellite Set-Top-Box, Gaming Console and HD Video
recorders to capture High Definition and Analog video content on their to PC.

The package includes our AVer MediaCenter software application with advance software encoding
algorithm engine and built-in schedule recording features. Users can capture HD video, up to 1080i,
and save it in MPEG 2 or H.264 file format (which can be use to playback under iPod or PSP gaming
device) as well as program start and end times of TV shows from HD Cable/Satellite Set-Top-Box.

AVerTV HD DVR is a superior device to digitalize piles of videotapes, turning moments recorded in
analog video signals into DVD format! You can easily connect your desktop computer with home
video devices, in just one step -"plug and play"!

Specifications

Specifications
High Definition Input up to 1080i
- HDMI
- Stereo L/R Audio (2)
- YPbPr Component (3)

Standard Definition Input to 480p
- S-Video (1)
- Composite (1)
- Stereo L/R Audio (2)

System Requirements

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz or Equivalent AMD CPU
Graphics Card
VGA card with 128MB memory supports DirectX 9.0c or above
Memory
1GB RAM or above
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7/ Vista / XP (32 and 64 Bit)
Others
200MB Hard Drive Space
Sound Card

Packaging

Package Contents
AVerTV HD DVR
10-in-1 Dongle Cable
Low Profile Bracket
Installations CD
Quick Guide

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jdawgu
  • 7/17/2014 8:58:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Works well

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used to import and distribute Chruch service video.

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  • ThomasJ
  • 7/9/2014 9:28:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well after a year

Pros: Easy to install. Software not real elegant, but it does the job. Video quality pretty good considering the H.264 file size. The price was right.

Cons: Video quality, while pretty good, exhibits some encoder problems that cause video freezes, aliasing, bit errors and blockiness. I recognize that this is not a professional-grade video capture device, but periodic encoder updates from Avermedia would be appreciated.

The software that comes with this is sort of squirrelly. You can advance through the setting screens by using the down arrow on a keyboard but not by rolling the roller on a mouse or clicking the down arrow on the screen; both jump you to the LAST screen.

Other Thoughts: I use this as a DVR. I split the HDMI output from my set top box and ran one HDMI connection to this card installed in a HTPC. I'm using an i3 CPU and the video from my MB chipset, so nothing fancy in terms of a video card. The HTPC HDMI video out goes to my TV. I use the included software to schedule recording. I don't have a game console, so I'm missing out on a lot of the problems other users are experiencing.

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  • Jeremy
  • 7/2/2014 8:24:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExactly what I needed

Pros: Captures video in HD via HDMI or Composite
Software can display live feed from any input source
Software is much easier to work with than Windows Media Center.

Cons: I wish the software had an option to launch automatically into the live TV mode. You have to click twice to get into a full screen display of live TV (or whatever your preferred input signal).

Other Thoughts: I purchased this for the sole purpose of viewing TV on a PC from an AT&T U-Verse tuner box in HD quality.
I was surprised at the lack of options to make this happen. The cheapest Hauppauge product that would accomplish this was twice as much as this AverMedia one. I was able to install the card and software, connect it to the tuner via Composite video (YPBPR) and L/R audio, and was viewing HD TV in about 1 minute of software setup. This is SOOOO much easier than Windows Media Center. No complaining about a missing IR device, no unnecessary scanning for channels. This thing did what I needed and the price was cheaper than anything else I could find. I have had no lockup or signal problems either so far.

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  • Eltoro
  • 6/29/2014 9:33:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsavermedia avertv hd dvr

Pros: pic quality

Cons: no tv tuner inside

Other Thoughts: better buy tv tunner aver media with the same price and the same features

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  • N/A
  • 5/17/2014 10:34:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHD dissapointment

Pros: Easy to install the drivers and to use the software.

Cons: I bought this to record HD component video. I have tried it in two 3 GHz Core2 Duo computers. One XP with 2 GB RAM and one Win7 Pro 64-bit with 4 GB RAM. Both computers exceed the published requirements for my intent. Audio is great but video is very choppy. Many clear freeze frames but no fluid motion.

Other Thoughts: Maybe it will work once I get a next generation computer but for now Core2 Duos do all I need (except for this?)

I am really disappointed the published system requirements are incorrect.

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  • N/A
  • 5/1/2014 2:46:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Capture card for just about everything. I'm using it with a Amber BV-5 TBC and the results are amazing. Any VHS tape can be rescued with this and the right software (using VirtualDub and the filters to get it into my PC).

Cons: None. Even the driver disk in the package was up to date. Win 7 x64 has no problems with it.

Other Thoughts: AMD Radeon R9 2400 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model R9316G2401U2K - Can't really seem to get it to run at PC2400/1200MHz reliably...1189MHz right now.

AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition lightly OC'ed to 4400...GPU @943MHz

RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC

Open Box: ASUS A85XM-A FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

AVerMedia AVerTV HD DVR C027 PCI-Express x1 Interface...Too many Disney VHS

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  • Sam
  • 4/27/2014 6:40:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUsed to stream for streaming

Pros: Great for streaming with OBS. I can stream my console up to 1080i and it runs well. I don't get any lag at all from it. I use the hdmi to watch tv from my dish box and the component for my console.

Cons: It took me a bit to figure out that you have to switch between component and hdmi through the included softare when I'm streaming, but after that, it was smooth sailing.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure if people really were having trouble with this card or if they didn't know to switch between her hdmi and component

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  • GameRecorder
  • 3/31/2014 10:38:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Functionality, Some Issues

Pros: Works amazingly well with HDMI connections up to 1080i, although you'll want to stick to 720P for better fluid motion. Records in excellent quality, works after a simple driver installation, and the interface is easy to use -- mostly.

I can play any game directly from the interface -- the input lag is minimal to non-existent for me. I play games requiring very precise accuracy, and it works great.

Cons: Using the included Component-to-HDMI cable, which is necessary for devices like the Wii and PS3, I get pretty bad color-flickering. It's noticeable in my live streams, so I had to find a work-around (use HDMI, capture my computer screen using software recording to circumvent the stupid HDCP).

Occasionally acts erratically, launching the application and then crashing it randomly.

Other Thoughts: This is a great concept, relatively inexpensive, and produces good quality. You can play consoles on your PC without needing an additional display device, and then you can capture for streaming using a software recording device or other capture device. You cannot use this as a capture device for streaming and simultaneously display it on your monitor for play.

The Component-to-HDMI dongle and/or port produces such bad color-flickering that I just can't use it anymore. When I switched from using that to HDMI and found a way to get around HDCP, my live stream viewers immediately begin commenting how much better the feed looked to them. Is it the adapter cable, or the AV_IR port itself? I don't know, but I can't use it.

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  • N/A
  • 3/1/2014 1:25:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible Input Lag

Pros: Cheap PCIe x2 ($67 on sale), comes with useful cables. This is probably very handy for recording footage from tv, however, I didn't buy it for anything other than recording PS3 gameplay.

Cons: Unacceptable input lag. Feels like 1/3 to 1 second input lag when playing a game on my PS3 and recording. From my research there appears to be no way to fix this as it is the device itself. Splitting the video & audio signal from the game console might fix this, however, there'll still be some lag because of the splitter cable and tv.

Other Thoughts: I don't understand why all the top reviews claim there's no input lag. Maybe they're biased or have a different revision of the same product. Perhaps they're only recording footage from a non-gaming device.

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  • Tom
  • 2/23/2014 10:19:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great for me

Pros: Easy to install. It was recognized as soon as I rebooted. Hooked up my camcorder via the hdmi, ran the software that came with it, then used the camcorder to copy 8mm film to my computer. It worked great and had great results. I've had no problems with the card since it was installed.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I'm running Window 7, 64 bit withe 24 gigs of Gskill DDR3 1600 and over 4 terabytes of high speed.

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