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Avermedia-live-gamer-hd.33544643
9.2 out of 10

Avermedia Live Gamer HD

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Reviews and Problems with Avermedia Live Gamer HD

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Overall 8
8.0

Few Issues, Not related to hardware.

Brian F., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: If Avermeda can release an updated version of Recenter that includes the stream engine as part of Recenter and not as a separate entity that would make me happy. Why this card can not record at 1080p at 60fps is beyond my knowledge. over all if you use the default drivers with the updated software, this device is worth a purchase. I highly recommend no one update their drivers. Actually I recommend people to back up the driver folder after download.
  • Pros: Compact PCIx1 Cost Performance HDMI Audio Capture 1080p\720p Live Streaming cosmetics quick and easy installation. Software\default drivers Recenter MP4 or TS format selection Separated Microphone audio save file from game footage Twitch handle credentials Xsplit redeem code. works with Win 7, Win 8 and 8.1 update
  • Cons: newer drivers "firmware" bricks capture card. (Default drivers are best used) separate software installation needed to enable streaming capabilities. No instillation CD at time of unboxing. audio pass through was difficult setting up from control panel in windows. ( I used headset to play games) device requires front speaker pass through. 30FPS when recording 1080p no external webcam support in recenter software. recenter cosmetics
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Overall 10
10

Long Time Owner

Sean M., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I need to say this. This unit has a bad reputation and that can be explained. - Few people actually have the need for this product. - Fewer still know of it's existence. - Fewer than that actually know how to set it up and use it properly. With the proper amount of research and realistic expectations you will hold this device in high regards and it will quickly become one of your favorite pieces of hardware. I cannot stress this next part enough.
  • Pros: Offload encoding to lower CPU usage and temps allowing for increased performance in your game(s) where it's needed most. Many similar products will only record or broadcast at your screen or application resolution. On the surface that sounds fine but if you want to broadcast to Twitch at 720p 60fps do you really want your system or game operating at 720p? Probably not. Using this card and Xsplit I was able to completely ditch Fraps. Many a time I have accidentally beg...
  • Cons: None. Seriously, there really aren't any. You may not have to look far for a bad review but do yourself a favor and investigate the situation. Find out what the person was trying to do or what they were doing wrong. Know the input/output is HDMI before purchasing. There are seriously workarounds for most, if not all, issues that arise with this card.
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Overall 2
2.0

RETURNING IT!

Lorraine A., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Returning it gonna wait till they support 1080p @ 144hz +
  • Pros: Low CPU consuption almost no lag when streaming on TWITCH.TV
  • Cons: okay here's the downside for this item, if you have 144hz monitor you wont be able to take full advantage use of it since this item is locked in @ 1080p 60hz "UNLESS" you are rich and have 2 computers then this is for you.
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Overall 4
4.0

you might want to read this one...

lucas f., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I am a very well knowledge game streamer and IT specialist. i have read most of the reviews here about this card and i would like to say that all of them are right. Last night (night before this post) i tested out this card excited to do a two computer stream to twitch.tv using Xsplit. after taking the card out of the box, putting it into the computer, and installing the drivers it decided that i would not function at 1080p.
  • Pros: GREAT BOX lol. easy to get set up. works well with xsplit. drivers/firmware are located right on website (note that others have had problems with firmware).
  • Cons: either my card is defective or the card is bugged to be set at only 720p and can't go any higher than that. read other thoughts for more details. note i am getting a replacement and will be reporting back to see if it is just the card or if all of them are bugged. i will also show my comp build if the next one is bugged too. also i will make a video and upload it to help explain what is in other thoughts.
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Overall 2
2.0

Waste of Time

Joseph B., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I've been struggling with this card for about 5 months now. I usually record long gaming sessions, and then try to go back and trim out the stuff I care about. With the firmware and software included in the box (worked the best), the audio and video would desync by a second after 30-40 minutes. Upgrading the firmware and everything to current kept the video and audio in sync, but dropped the framerate to maybe 5 fps after 20 minutes.
  • Pros: Almost 0 load on the CPU. Captures screen exactly as you see it. Flexible with inputs and outputs. Internal card (if you don't want another external item on your desk.
  • Cons: Couldn't record a video longer than 20 minute without some sort of issue. Don't waste your time with this.
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Overall 10
10

This is correct however let me solve this problem and explain to you in an easy manner how I fixed this

Craig Carrington, Amazon
9 August 2014
  • Summary: Okay...So first off let me clear the air a little about this product. I was really worried when I went to buy this product. I saw the reviews and knew that there would be possible issues going in. I do know a little about building computers and making stuff work. I have done this myself for a while now so I knew whatever issues I may come to that I could probably find a fix for. With this in mind I knew firmware was going to be an issue.
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Overall 4
4.0

Firmware v22

Stephen L., Newegg
8 July 2014
  • Summary: I would rate this higher, as the software is easy to use and installation is easy, but this firmware issue HAS TO BE FIXED. Even with the workaround having been successful for me, I cannot suggest this card to anyone purely on the basis avermedia is being lazy with their software, and it's costing people.
  • Pros: Card works. Haven't had much use out of it yet though. Recentral is really easy to use. Newegg got it to me quick as always
  • Cons: !!!BEWARE!!! I, like many others, bought this card recently. I didn't use the CD as I don't have an optical drive, and the website will normally offer the latest drivers and firmware. The only way to install the firmware was to install the latest driver from avermedia's website. The v22 firmware bricked my card, and this has apparently happened to many others, but there is a work around if this happened to you: 1. Remove the card from your PC. 2. Boot into Safe Mode a...
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Overall 10
10

Sick

Nick C., Newegg
22 June 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Be Wary of this Card

David S., Newegg
16 June 2014
  • Summary: Go with something else. The company and product are both sub par
  • Pros: -little cpu impact -easy to use interface -integrated xsplit streaming -cool button?
  • Cons: ugh, where to begin... -The card advertises local recordings at 1080p at 30 fps, not true. I've never seen it get above 24 fps. -So many audio desync issues when using an external microphone to record commentary -It records everything with a variable fps, no option to change that which is a dealbreaker for me (adobe premiere does not support variable framerates so I have to convert everything I use to a constant framerate before I can edit anything -Crashes my compute...
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Overall 2
2.0

AverMedia

Patricia D., Newegg
29 May 2014
  • Summary: Piece of junk.
  • Pros: The boxing was splendid and overall look amazing
  • Cons: The avermedia product did not come with a installation disk. This was fine since i figured I could get the drivers off the website. I downloaded the drivers which could not detect my avermedia card. I check three times to make sure I installed the card correctly and watched many others do it to make sure I did not miss anything special. I didn't. I reinstalled all the drivers again to make sure it wasn't a fault in the hardware. I even went into bios to make sure noth...
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