Summary: This thing was not worth the money at all when I bought it three years ago. It lasted for about a month then slowly started losing the ability to transmit a signal to any of my computers. It felt like it cost about $5 to build.
Pros: I was able to painlessly capture footage from recorded films in various games like Halo 3, Reach, 4, Call of Duty Black Ops, etc. High quality footage and audio.
Cons: While described as a convenience, it really sucks not being able to truly stream video and audio in real time with the device. As it is, there's a 1 - 2 second delay, so this capture device is only really good for capturing pre-recorded videos from games that support it. It is, of course, complet...
Pros: Cost. Obtained second hand, and has worked so far, with very nice quality recording/streaming.
Cons: Very fickle with my ATI 5870 video card. There is a lot of video corruption if I overclock my video card using the ATI/AMD tools. Also, the included software is passable at best. It really needs more options.
Summary: I built a PC and now use video capture software. Very customizable and it won't degrade your graphics (viewing) quality.
Pros: Worked great for a month
Cons: After a month I started getting a lot of pixelation and other video corruption issues. For the price it has a really short warranty and does not come with HDMI cables. Passthrough cuts your viewing quality dramatically I've had for more than a year and have been trying to research fixed and still...
Summary: After burning out my old and outdated ADVC-100 I tried BM Intensity Pro Card and my system and capture software saw the card but it didn't work, at all so I RMA'd it back to NYC. for a refund, I was thinking about getting there USB 3 version and saw this on sale here at Newegg.
Pros: When you find a product that works just the way you want it to, that my friends is a pro. Also see other thoughts.
Cons: Short USB cable. Installation disc didn't have any Disc creation software.
Cons: False advertising. I read on roxio forums that the hd capture card has a 2 second delay due to how the drivers work... It's not real time capture. Will be making a return shortly. Also does not cone with component av or hdmi cables
Summary: Just garbage, can't return it so it or even RMA it with the manufacturer so it looks like I get to put it on that "auction site". Basically even within 30days if you have an issue with the hardware not working properly, you might as well just throw it away since no one will take it back or allow you...
Pros: -Should record your console?
Cons: -All I get are blue screens with most full screen games, and the program minimizes my games when I go full screen windowed.
Summary: I don't know what changes when you run full screen but this definitely needs to be fixed, this is a terrible issue. I bumped it to 3 stars since it does work for the most part on pc and seems like it should work very well on consoles.
Pros: Update: -Will record pc gameplay if you run windowed fullscreen -Makes beautiful videos at 15000kbps bitrate, I didn't try lower but I did notice 1500kbps was terrible.
Cons: -Everyone that owns two radeon cards and runs crossfire know that if you run windowed it will disable one gpu, so running one card to record sucks.