Reviews and Problems with Diamond Multimedia XtremeTV VC500
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7 days ago
Summary: Didn't know what to expect with this but it actually worked very well. There was no stuttering video and it was quick to set up. The only catch was that you have to turn off your screen saver because once it goes to that it basically starts the recording process over and you have to start the video all over again.
Summary: The video capture hardware and software are similar to a proprietary previous devise that I bought from Diamond MM. However, this one did not work at all when using the video connection option (RCA Video\Audio connectors). Luckily, my camera had an S-Video connector, and only when bought a M-M S-Video connector, did the capture work. Unless you have an S-Video connector on the source device, I would recommend that you stay away.
Summary: Attempted to transfer VHS tape to PC. PC is a new HP with 3.5GHz CPU. Instructions provided with package cover installation ONLY. THERE ARE NO OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED, NOR DO THE MANY FORUMS ON THE INTERNET ANSWER QUESTIONS. Sound level is extremely low. When recording, the picture is all horizontal lines. The editing software (ArcSoft ShowBiz) is no longer supported by the manufacturer. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!
Summary: After multiple attempts to get some the of quality picture (including talking to support) I could not get a quality translation. I wanted to take old Gus tapes and burn to dvd's. I would not recommend this product.
Summary: I have a stack of VHS home movies starting back from the mid 80's, slowing deteriorating, and this nagging feeling that I should get them better preserved. There are tons of places offering these services but they're expensive, and I didn't want to spend a fortune on DIY equipment either. I had an old interface that I tried for months off and on to get this done on my own but the technology was too old to ever get it to work properly.
Summary: Could not get the product to work. Installation manual is very poor. I used a combination of Google searches along with the manual to install. I was never able to get the ez grabber s/w to work at all, only Windows error messages would show up. The Arcsoft s/w would open but would not capture anything. I opened tickets with the vendor and the responses were not helpful or timely.
Summary: The VC500 transferred my VHS videos to my PC after I followed the enclosed instructions for installing and using the software. The caveats are that I didn't use the one-touch button on the device, I instead used the "record" button on my monitor. Another caveat is that the default location of the transferred file(s) is not viewable in Explore. It can be seen in the EZ Grabber software, but nowhere else unless you change the default location to another folder.
Summary: this product works well window 7, it not work on window xp2. it only get DVD resolution at 720 x 480. (win TV-7 can go 1920 x 1080. much better quality, but double the price.) it does not work well at beginning, but after restart computer several times, works very well.