Excerpt: I bought this box for converting my 8mm tapes to digital format. The product worked well out of the box. It was easy to setup. There are options to convert at highest frame rate, but this does create large size files.
Excerpt: This is a very interesting piece of equipment, which I bought to record some programs from my DVR (it seems I record more than I watch, so eventually I run out of space). The PVR was a little cranky at first and setup wasn't quite as straightforward as I would have liked, but eventually I was able to record HD programming. The setup included component video and optical audio connections.
Summary: Pretty simple to hook up, comes with most of the cables you'll need to do recordings in HD (I only had to supply one HDMI cable myself, which I already had). The software was simple to install and is rather straight forward to use, the only minor issue would be if you want to record live commentary through your microphone.