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 can't get it to work.
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
Pros: There are only a few pros to this product released by Roxio. Really the only beneficial one is the fact that it supports HDMI input and output. This is all I can come up with.
Cons: This product does not go well with Windows 8 at all. The product will not work and most of the time will freeze when in use with windows 8. Also the website is not very stable. Also the servers for Roxio tend to be down quite a bit and do not allow me to access their website. The customer support is atrocious. I asked one specific question in a dozen different ways so they could understand it and they were still unable to understand what my problem was. Instead they a...
Cons: i bought this and when i got it all setup and plugged in everyting was green so i went t look at the sytem requirments for it. Turned put the processor couldnt handle it so i switched to my desktop same problem everything was green.
Summary: The Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR may cost twice as much, but it's worth the price. The Roxio is the budget device, in price and quality.
Pros: Easy to install. Easy to set up. Software is easy to use.
Cons: It may take component, and it even may let you preview the footage in 720p, but it will only record in 480p. Sound issues are abundant. If the in-game sound gets too loud and too complex -- which, considering most games nowadays, is more a when than an if -- the sound quality takes a nosedive, requiring un- and re-installing all the software, only for it to screw up once the sounds get crazy again.
Summary: There is many problems with this device. For example it will cut out of recording, if it is not updated it won't record and it doesnt tell you when it needs an update. Mine worked very well for about a month but then these problems happened. Also everything isn't included in the box, so in total it's about $[...].
Summary: The thing has numerous problems first it does not come with all the cables you need so in addition to buying the device you need to purchase 2 HDMI cables or Ps3 Component cables depending on you're console. Go get the Elgato i have heard nothing but positive reviews and have heard they are trustworthy.