The HAVA Platinum HD lets you connect your HD source to the device and then watch your HD content on your PC, Windows Mobile device, S60 device, or Nokia Internet Tablet. You can even control your TV source just as if you were there in front of your TV/HD source. HAVA also gives you the ability to record the video content on your Windows PC for viewing offline.
Back of retail box
A view of the back of the retail box.
Inner packaging back
The back shows you a bit of what you can do with the HAVA Platinum HD.
Inner top flap of retail packaging
A plain silver box holds the gear.
Opening the retail box
The HAVA is packaged quite well with the device on one side and three clearly labeled bags that contain the necessary cables and adapter.
The HAVA Platinum HD device
The HAVA Platinum HD is black in color and quite light. There is a blue light on the front that glows when plugged in.
Back of the HAVA Platinum HD
All the connections can be found on the back.
Right side of the back
On the right you can see the power port, IR blaster jack, ethernet port and S-video out port.
Center back of the device
Continuing from the right to left you can see the S-video out, A/V out, HD out, Aux audio, and S-video in.
Left back of the device
From right to left you will find the S-video in, A/V in, HD in, and reset button.
CD and manual
A CD with the PC software is included along with the Quick Start Guide. You should download the latest software from the website.
Checking out the Quick Start Guide
The Quick Start Guide gives you easy and straight forward instructions for setting up the HAVA Platinum HD.
Bag 1 and label
The package contains three clearly labeled bags and as shown here bag 1 contains composite cables and the IR blaster cable.
Inside bag 1
Here you can see the composite cables and IR blaster cable attachment.
Bagg 2 contains composite cables and the ethernet cable.
Inside bag 2
You can see the input and output cables HAVA included so you can connect out of the box.
Bag 3 contains only the power supply.
Bag 3 contents
Here you can see the A/C adapter included with the device.
You can record video content on your PC
You can actually record video content from the HAVA Platinum HD using your Windows PC.
Watching content on my U810
My U810 UMPC plays content well and my Comcast remote can be used right on the display to fully control my DVR/cable box.
Full screen viewing is supported
Watching content in full screen works well with no menus on the display.
Recorded content manager
The HAVA software can be used to view content you recorded to your PC. You can also find the recorded content in your My Documents folder and view it using a supported player.
HAVA Mobile Player for S60
The S60 client is currently in beta, but is working well on my Nokia E71.
Navigation wheel capability
You can toggle the navigation wheel/directional pad with the S60 client. This allows you to use the navigation wheel to move up, down, left, right with your remote control selector.
A view of the bottom menu
With the S60 client the bottom menu changes to allow you to control your HAVA.
You can access all of your DVR/cable box functions with the S60 client view the bottom menu or the text menu commands.
Another bottom menu view
As you can see the controls along the bottom change as you scroll right and left.
Viewing and using the Comcast Guide
You have complete control of your connected system via the HAVA.
The controls along the bottom in this view show you your recording options.
Basic channel controls
The controls shown here allow you to control basic channel navigation functions.
Nokia Internet Tablet mobile client
The N800/N810 devices have large displays and the mobile client is a perfect mobile TV viewing client. There are 4 remote control options and this view shows the Favorites.
Setting up your Favorites
This is the screen you see as you setup your favorites.
Standard remote view
Here is another remote view that lets you control your HAVA.
Channel remote view
This remote lets you enter channels manually.
Watching full screen content
In full screen view you will see video content on the entire display with no menus or other characters.
HAVA Mobile Player for Windows Mobile
I used the 320x240 player on my 320x320 resolution display Treo Pro. The 640x480 client worked too, but not as well as this version.
Mobile Player settings
There are a few settings you can control on each mobile client.
HAVA device settings
You can even manage some of your HAVA settings from the mobile client.
Controlling picture settings
You can control picture settings for your HAVA from the mobile client.
Remote control on screen
The remote control is quite small on my 320x320 display, but it is usable.
You can use the remote or access commands from different menus.
Commands are controlled via the IR blaster.
This menu lets you control the PVR functions on your compatible device.
The menu for navigation commands works well too if you don't want to tap the small remote.
Channels can be accessed manually too.
HAVA device settings
Again, you can manage your HAVA device from the mobile clients.