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Hey Guys,

I have been posting all day trying to research capture cards narrowing down which product I should get and I am basically going to get a Elgato Game Capture HD.

I am only recording retro game footage such as PS2, Gamecube and older consoles, and seeing that the Angry Video Game Nerd records all his footage using a DVD Recorder, when he records loads of things and they're all perfect standard I was wondering is this a good idea for me?

I am only really considering it because the capture card is quite expensive for me but if it is truly my best option I will buy it. But with my circumstances should I try the DVD recorder, is it simple to do? do you just have the recorder connected to the TV, with a blank DVD disc in it, and have your console hooked up to your TV too, press record on the player and it records the gameplay footage onto the disc?

I kind of imagine it to be like a TV that I had as a kid that had a record button, and if i wad playing a console on the TV with a blank tape in the TV's VHS player then hit record it would record the footage onto the tape as easy as cake.

But I mean If you have any reasons as to why a DVD recorder would suck in comparison to the Elgato capture card I would love to hear them because that's what I need to know since I have been narrowed down to just these two products
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If your only using it to Record Retro Games from a PS2 then why don't you try and go for a much cheaper version of the Elgato game capture "Non hdmi version", Since you won't really be getting the graphical capabilities of the HD version..

Just looking to save you some cash

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That's actually a very good idea, thank you for that. I didn't know that Elgato had any non hdmi capture cards, I only seen HD products on their site and the rep I spoke too only spoke about the HD one obviously to get more cash.

Would it be possible to link me to the product that you're talking about? Because that is the only reason why I would consider a cheap alternative like the DVD recorder to the elgato Game Capture HD because money is my only factor really. A cheaper capture card that is non HD would be great.

Cheers.
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swampert948 wroteThat's actually a very good idea, thank you for that. I didn't know that Elgato had any non hdmi capture cards, I only seen HD products on their site and the rep I spoke too only spoke about the HD one obviously to get more cash.

Would it be possible to link me to the product that you're talking about? Because that is the only reason why I would consider a cheap alternative like the DVD recorder to the elgato Game Capture HD because money is my only factor really. A cheaper capture card that is non HD would be great.

Cheers.


I found you a much cheaper option! Here's a Rocio Game Capture HD Pro.. Support HDMI and Scart

Roxio Game Capture HD Pro (PS4/PS3/Wii/Xbox 360/Xbox One) amazon.co.uk/dp/B008YAPSE6/ref=cm...8xb4N9VEMS
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