Excerpt: I have a lot of software and hardware experience; I edit video and audio, create databases, upgrade and downgrade, solve lots of tech issues. My many computers are Win 7, Intel i5, etc etc. Still, I can't seem to get these Video Capture devices to work as advertised. I originally got the Elgato USB device - couldn't get it to work at all (on several computers). Returned it for the Diamond VC500. On every capture the audio and video became increasingly out of sync.
Excerpt: What you want to know most is: This item works.<br />It's also the smallest and cheapest video converter I found; even RadioShack has a bigger, more expensive one.<br />But you'll need to read the 'Quick Start Guide' before you plug it in, because if it's set up wrong there could be problems and undoing them could be tricky.<br />Color rendition required a lot of adjustment; a test pattern would help. (I have one.
Excerpt: I wanted a "black box" connection between my VHS player and my PC. This adapter worked as advertised, was easy to install. I trusted Radio Shack to have done the homework for me to pick a reliable product. I'm not disappointed.