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Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for your Xbox One

Hauppauge Digital TV tuner for your Xbox One


Gamer.Ninja offers an inside look into the Hauppauge and Microsoft Reveal of the new Over-the-Air TV Digital Tuner for U.S. and Canada Xbox One Users. The Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for your Xbox One.

It was revealed on May 20th, 2015 that there is now a new way to view live and local TV on your Xbox One. The device is called the Digital TV tuner for Xbox One Hauppauge:

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TV and Xbox One has been becoming a larger market over the past year. With on-demand apps such as HBO Go, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Comedy Central  and Live TV apps such as Sling TV, TWC TV, Verizon FiOS and ESPN. Not to mention gamers who the ability to integrate any cable or satellite service with Xbox One. It’s a no brainer that live and local digital TV services/networks would come into the picture. Well it has and now gamers can tie into local digital TV networks and view them on their Xbox Ones with help from Hauppauge.

Hauppauge is well known throughout the industry for just what it is delivering to Xbox One user. Hauppauge has been making little devices for years now that takes a coaxial cable feed and transform it into USB readable data. The latest release is Hauppauge allowing a digital coaxial cable to enter the likes of your Xbox One to allow gamers the ability to view localized digital network work transmissions. Pretty cool huh?

The incentive for gamers, who do not have cable or satellite TV options, is you can now tie your digital antenna feed into your Xbox One and view local channels within the US or Canada. All you have to do now is Snap and you can watch your favorite local TV channels as you game your heart away.

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Things You Will Need

Besides the Hauppauge tuner is a good digital TV antenna. Any digital TV signal you can reach out for will feed right into your Xbox One. The better the antenna means more channels for gamers to view locally.

The Big Positives

The flips side to all this is you can now turn your Xbox One into a TiVo for favorite local and live channels. The Xbox One will now grant you the ability to pause up to 30 minutes of live local TV and watch this feed and recorded TV via Snap when gaming. Gamers will also have the ability to stream this media throughout your home network using the Xbox App or any Windows 10 devices. Additionally, you can also stream this media via the SmartGlass app on any mobile device such as Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android mobile device even when someone else is utilizing the Xbox One. You can also change channels remotely via the OneGuide even if a gamer is playing a gamer of his/hers choice without interruption of the game.

Thing to Watch for

Before you purchase a Hauppauge Digital TV tuner for your Xbox One will need to find out what local digital TV signals you can get. The easiest way to do this is by visiting GoMohu.com http://gomohu.com/xbox/ This website will tell in detail what you would be getting if you were to purchase the new Hauppauge Digital TV tuner for your Xbox One.

What does it Cost

The local digital feed is free. The Hauppauge Digital TV tuner for your Xbox One will set you back about $99.99 from the Microsoft Store. If you purchase the Hauppauge Digital TV tuner for your Xbox One through the Microsoft Store it will include a Mohu Leaf 50 digital antenna. The tuner itself is offered through the Microsoft store and Amazon for $59.99.

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Basically, the Hauppauge Digital TV tuner for your Xbox One is for the gamer who does not have access to satellite or cable TV. This day and age you would think that this is impossible. Seriously, gamers are tech savvy. Given the plethora of On-Demand media apps offered online and the many streaming options tech savvy gamers have, traditional satellite and cable services are almost rendered useless. We want more media for less or for nothing. A tech savvy gamer can spending under $20.00 a month and get as much as traditional satellite and cable providers provide for around $60-$90 per month. Now this is a no-brainer.

Check out the new Hauppauge Digital TV tuner for your Xbox One if you are into gaming and watching media on you Xbox One. You might just find something you always wanted but could not have.

 

Gamer.Ninja Staff

 

Elgato HD 60 Review

Elgato HD 60 Gaming Capturing System


Release Date in United States: 08/17/2019

Elgato has brought us a gaming capturing card device which is second to none when capturing your gaming ventures online, multiplayer or in campaign mode.

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The Elgato HD 60 will capture HDMI video input and audio. It will capture it in 60 frames per second. This is pretty much Rock Star quality. If you have a YouTube gaming capture video page or offer a gaming video capture blog, Elgato HD 60 is a must and will eliminate many of the hurtles you overcome to bring your gaming videos to the masses.

The positive of the gaming capture card device would be it does come with a USB and HDMI cable. It also offers downloadable video editing software for gamers to edit the content they capture and upload it to the web.

The negative (as of this article) would be the price. The Elgato HD 60 is on the spendy side. Retailing at around the $200 mark puts this device out of reach of many. Possibly rightfully so, but the Elgato HD 60 is an investment verses a splurge. Also it takes some workaround to get your audio included within the capture. The basic mentality when capturing should be what goes through the HDMI is captured and what does not will not be captured.

The Elgato HD 60 offers the following specs:

  • 1080p Capture with 60 fps          
  • PlayStation 4, Xbox Input (HDMI)            
  • Unlimited Capture to your PC or Mac
  • Flashback Recording
  • Stream Command

 

Additional Specifications of the Elgato HD 60 are as follows:

  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Input: PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360 (unencrypted HDMI)
  • Output: HDMI (pass-through)
  • Supported resolutions: 1080p60, 1080p30, 1080i, 720p60, 720p30,
  • 576p, 576i, 480p
  • Dimensions: 112 x 75 x 19 mm / 4.4 x 3 x 0.75 in
  • Weight: 106 g / 3.7 oz
  • Comes with: Elgato Game Capture HD60, USB cable, HDMI cable

Seriously, the Elgato HD 60 is a serious gamer’s piece and only serious gaming capture experts will acknowledge its existence. Well, that is what we like to think here at Gamer.Ninja as our experts work through the Elgato HD 60 in its first days of use.

Find the Cheapest Elgato HD 60:

At the time of this articles release, the cheapest offering of the Elgato HD 60 is currently offered at the following:

Walmart

Gamer.Ninja Staff

XO Seven Headset Review

XO Seven Headset Review


Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Premium Xbox One Gaming Headset

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The Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Headset for Xbox One is a premium headset for gamers alike. It allows gamers on the Xbox One gaming console to independently use a headset without the drawbacks of previous headsets from the Xbox 360 or other Xbox One headsets.

The biggest feature of the XO Seven is the fact it does not require batteries. This is huge for a wireless headset. Not requiring batteries allows the gamer to play on and on. No recharging or replacing of batteries. The second huge feature of the XO Seven is that being wireless it does not require any audio wires to run back to the console. The headset is entirely controlled and powered through the controller.

When talking about the controller with Xbox One you will think of the headset adapter being needed. It certainly is still needed but with the XO Seven it is included. So this will save the gamer money when looking into a headset.  Currently the adaptor retails around the $24.00 mark.

Overall this headset is a godsend to any Gamer Ninja. The only drawback we can tag to this headset model is that it is slightly on the heavier side. It feels comfortable but it weighs in at a heavy scale than one would like. Not too bad but it is heavy on the head.

The bonus items would include a detachable microphone, a detachable emergency connection wire so active gamers will not break the connection wire and interchangeable ear covers which do something I have no clue at this time about.

Gamer.Ninja rates this headset at a 9.9 out of 10 stars.

In our opinion it is a must buy!

Gamer.Ninja Staff