Pros: Works exactly as intended, I was skeptical about the idea of a capture card rendering the video thinking it was some sort of marketing lingo but turns out it worked exactly as intended! I recommend this to anyone about to dish out big bucks on a gfx just to stream.
Cons: You WILL need a 3.5mm Stereo Splitter cable if you have a sound card and you don't want to jeopardize the quality, this will also get rid of that white noise that the avermedia capture card has. You will also need HDMI capability in your graphics card so you don't have to reduce your Hz on your monitor (card only support a specific amount). So if you DVI cable + hdmi cable your gfx card you'll have a good day.
Summary: Service was decent and responsive (Done through Email) and when I requested an advanced RMA they were kind enough to give me the advanced RMA.
Pros: The card record high quality video and does so without slowing down your machine. Software is easy enough to use plus has a lot of tuning to be donein the advanced section and the little button is very handy to have its a nice touch.
Cons: NOW A word of warning and why I only gave this product 3 out of 5. I tried to update the firm ware a total of 3 and bricked 3 cards and this was following all of their instructions. Once a card fails a firmware update the only way to get it working again is to RMA it. The 4 card they sent to me they updated the firmware for me then sent me the card I was very thankful for that but after that I will not be upgrading my firmware again on this card.
Pros: I bought this impulse as it was only $144 on sale. I usually use Bandicam but this thing is on another level. Absolutely ZERO lag while recording and high quality. You can also record at 60fps at 720p for an even more smooth playback. Really cool that it works with my Xbox too. Dedicated hotkey is very convenient.
Cons: The only real issue I had was that the hotkey stopped working. It was lit up, but didn't flash when I would press it to record. I ended up uninstalling RECentral and downloading the latest from Avermedia's site. That seemed to fix it.