Won't rec/stream copyrighted games, and ALL games are Copyrighted. NOT EASY TO USE!!!
Matthew S., Newegg
25 October 2014
Summary: Don't get this unless you enjoy tinkering to make things work reliably. If you would enjoy fixing up the Millenium Falcon then you might enjoy using this, but if you have that level of tinkering skill, then you could/should use a different product designed for advanced users. This is marketed as easy to use, but it has now been rendered obsolete to people looking for easy to use items.
Pros: Sets up quickly, has easy to follow instructions and for the first month worked as advertised. However, lately, anything i try to record or stream is blocked as copyrighted.
Cons: No longer records or streams ANYTHING without a need to figure out complex creative workarounds that sacrifice resolution quality to pull off.
Summary: I decided to make a switch from Elgato's Game Capture HD because I was sick and tired of dealing with delays while I was streaming with it. The Live Gamer Portable allows me to record and/or stream (without delays) my current gen consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, as well as last gen consoles in full HD. LGP is just as easy to set up and I was able to use it right out of the box, thanks to Recentral program that comes with the device.
Summary: If you want a capture device I would stick with desktop versions. HD-PVR 2 or Elgato HD60. Both do a great job.
Pros: - Good Quality - Easy to get started. Was up in running in no time. - Easy to record in PC-Free mode.
Cons: - Skips frames ever 15 minutes during PC-Free mode - Software is buggy, can crash from time to time. - Requires SD card, instead of Flashdrive. - Only accepts Fat32 SD cards, which splits the files in segments. Which causes the missing frames. Should went with different file format.
Summary: I highly recommend this device as a very portable way to capture HD audio/video. And the resulting files can be easily processed with Linux.
Pros: Device works standalone. That is, combined with a HDMI powered splitter, this device can record 720p HD of any HDMI source to a SDHC card. The files are 4GB chunk (due to vfat on the SDHC) h264/aac mpegts files... they can be concatenated into one file and transcoded using things like HandBrake. It is an easy way of recording the ouput of your PC via HDMI, or Roku, etc. An powered HDMI splitter will handle the disabling HDCP on the capture side.
Cons: No native driver support for Linux, so cannot do 1080p captures.
Summary: I've seen a lot of negative reviews on this device. There are obviously some duds, but that's the case with ALL electronic devices. For the people who are having issues with the audio passthrough, you have to tell the AverMedia RECentral software that you are using the passthrough. It will NOT automatically detect it. Also, on the Avermedia website there are great forums and FAQs on the product and workarounds for common issues. This great device.
Pros: -Extremely good audio/video recording quality -No frame/performance loss while recording -Great quality in PC free mode (still 1080p, but the bit rate is a little lower) -Small form factor -Great software/drivers -Easy set-up
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.