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AverMedia Game Capture HD C281 (PS3/XB360/Wii)
After toiling for hours trying to install and use an EasyCap card that my housemate got on eBay, this came as a breath of fresh air when I was able to set it up in five minutes.
This device lets you select a lower bitrate to help extend the amount of video you are able to record onto your device, and it still looks great in lower quality.
The instant playback system on it is fantastic, giving you the opportunity to watch and delete your video if necessary after watching it.
I had difficulty writing directly onto a memory stick as you can't write data onto one of these as quickly as the video is created. However, after installing an internal hard drive, I haven't had any problems.
The only other issue I encountered was that the recorded video appeared a little distorted at times, showing diagonal lines on the screen. However, I think this was due to me trying to watch the high definition video on an non-HD monitor. I was able to convert the video to standard definition with a free program, sorted that out.
This box comes in so handy as you can just set it up and leave it attached to your xbox/ps3 without having to hook a pc or laptop up to it every time you want to capture something. You just hit the power button, then hit record......job done.
I spent a total of 200 pound on the capture card and a HDD but it definitely paid off. A must-have product if you want an easy-to-use capture card.