I'm using it as a DVR hooked up to my dish network box(vip22k) through component video. When looking at the video and comparing it to HDMI hooked directly to the TV the HDMI video looks a lot better.
The component video looks fuzzy and the color is off somewhat you can really tell when you bring up the guide the blue is not very blue. Do i have something wrong or is this to be expected? I also could not get the IR blaster to work. The ports and power on/off in the config would always be greyed out. I've tried new drivers etc with no luck.
It also used more CPU than i thought it would, i have 8GB of RAM and a E6750 duo and the cpu usage would spike at times and the video would stutter.
I have a more powerful pc with a 2500k cpu but did not try it in that one yet.
Is there a better capture card out there?
I also tired the HDMI in from dish but only got a blue video screen i guess it would need HDCP to work that way.