Used for analog-to-digital home video conversion. With some work, it did what I needed. Good PVR.
25 February 2015
Summary: This PVR did what I needed it to. I recorded all of our old analog home videos using this thing. The quality is great! There were two problems I ran into: 1) The driver that came on the DVD wasn't recognized on the laptop I used (Lenovo W540).
Excerpt: This product works for me better than expected. I am able to copy my personal VHS tapes and also uncopyrighted cable shows. My build for the computer is an ASrock motherboard - that has a PCIE2 slot - with a AMD A10-5700 CPU and 8 Gigs of ram.
Summary: Bought 2 of these cards and superb performance from both of them. Captures HD content in .ts format. 1 Hour of HD content will be just over 6GB. Card does all of the work to leave CPU to do what it does. Heavy duty cables included. You will not be sorry with this card.
Summary: Thought this would work so I could turn my PC into a DVR, but it's not going to work for me. Had trouble getting card and software to recognize one another. Instructions weren't clear on what slot to use til I finally found right one, by trial.
Excerpt: The hardware works well once you get the software installed and set up correctly. The Colossus that I received had a third cable to plug into the back that contained composite and S-Video connector. I have a comcast Pace STB device.
Summary: T've had this HD TV Tuner Card since March, 2011, with no problems what so ever. I use it mainly to record HD TV from a Directv DVR. I use the ArcSoft Showbiz software, that came with the card to record HD Live TV. I've use it with all the different connections that has, they all work fine.
Summary: This is a great grabber if you want HD, 720p or 1080p. I was doing 480p ntsc video and the quality was terrible. In general, the hdmi protocol has a problem anyway. It spreads the noise on SD video.