it's great. Unfortunately It doesn't work very often
Brian Fallon, Amazon
10 January 2015
Summary: When it works, it's great. Unfortunately It doesn't work very often. Set up was a total nightmare. Few helpful hints: 1) You may need to reformat the SD. Ours (Sony SDVC 64 GB) did not work out of the box 2) I have all of the game systems feeding into my receiver with one HDMI out to the TV. Putting this device between the receiver and the TV did not work. I had to put it between the device and the receiver.
Summary: The spinning "Blue Ring Of Death" DOESN'T mean that the LiveGamerPortable is done with. This isn't like the Xbox's red ring of death; this ring is just letting you know that there is an error stopping you from recording: most likely fixable. I have gotten this 'death ring' multiple times. I only use the LGP to record PS3, but I assume XBOX would work the same, and possibly PC. I doubt these are the only solutions.
Summary: Let me start this review by saying that The device works fine for My newer consoles. That said my issue is that the Description of the product *clearly* says that it supports Wii *AND* Wii U. But the Wii Does not come with Component cables, so I bought the device assuming it also supported Composite cables, because those are the cables that Come with the system. (Perhaps a mistake on my part to assume, but not the most unreasonable conclusion).
Best portable video capture device for consoles so far....
13 April 2014
Summary: This is a review for the Avermedia live gamer portable. This review will reflect my experience with the product using the current software available at Avermedia's website as of 4/13/2014. I will update this review as needed if it needs to be revised in the future due to any software updates that change the functionality of the live gamer portable significantly.
Summary: I eagerly anticipated the receipt of my AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable as I thought I had finally found a capture card that would meet my needs (I had previously tried the Elgato and Hauppauge HD PVR). Though the setup was a snap, I ran into trouble upon installing the AVerMedia Liver Gamer software, RECentral.
Summary: I wanted a capture card that i could carry around but would be powerful enough for youtube videos and twitch streaming. The Live Gamer Portable was the answer to that. Recording basally has no affect on performance whether your recording console and your own PC. I like that it records with little to no lag, allowing the only thing that hinders the game being my own PC if it does. Also love being able to record without a PC next to the console.