Video Capture

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tony10997
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I need some help finding a capture device that HAS to connect via USB and can take video from a game console and an AT&T receiver box and either put it on the laptop or put it to it's own internal storage or have the ability to upgrade to internal storage.

Other thing it could come with, but not necessary:
FM radio tuner
Remote

Thank you for your help!

Regards,
Tony

eire1274
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I've been using the Encore USB capture module for quite some time, works great if you are not wanting HD quality: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815153015

It takes analog stereo (white/red RCA plug) and composite or S-Video for the visual side. I've used this a lot for motion capture on PS2 and GameCube games, as well as VHS capture for DVD archival. Quality is quite good (MPEG2, encoded on the module and then fed over USB to the PC).

No tuner or remote, as it is all controlled by the PC itself using on-screen controls.

Drivers are messy on disc, but you can grab anything you want on their website.

Nick McDermott

tony10997
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Is it capable of grabbing video off of a cable box though?

eire1274
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If your cable box has RCA or S-Video outputs, then of course. It complies with NTSC and PAL signal formatting and identifies as a passive receiver (like a TV) so Macrovision encoding doesn't corrupt the picture.

Nick McDermott