From what i have used software tuners just slam video into the video cards ram, as such they are fast(the lag is not noticable to most)
On the other hand if you plan to record TV hardware cards are far better, but they have a lag time due to the fact that the card takes the TV digitizes it and sends it to the hard drive where the system then reads it and plays it back on your screen.
If you can find a cheap software card time lag should not be much but all cards are differrent.
WinTV GOFM - minimal lag but video seemed to not de interlace well. Eats CPU on recording
WinTV PVR 250 - Hardware, 1-2 second lag time. No cpu load whe recording. software(decoder) load when playing
WinTV PVR 150 - like a 250 with slightly better image quality.
I would make sure if you try this go somewhere with a no hassle return....just in case.
If you link was supposed to go to the VideoView Box then YES that what it does. similar to the way IMB TV used to work. I can not commend on the quality of this device but thats is what you are looking for....no need to turn on the PC even
I bought the best rated tv tuner card at neweg... the best one under $50 that is! And lemme tell ya it sucks for gaming. You want to hook the console directly, not through the computer. Being able to record game sessions is nice, but not when it gives you a headache!
Ok, so I guess the direct hookup is the way to go.
What are these called exactly?
Do they sell em at best buy/frys/circuit city etc..?
Could anyone recommend one, I need a place to start my research, I still feel really lost and dont know where to begin o.O
the links look kind of messed....the 2nd one goes to a DVI-Component adapter. thats made to let your computers DVI go to a component(analog with 3 separate color channels) HD TV. I have no clue if it works backwards.....but if it does do tell me
If you want to try it you would need HD adapters for your systems WII and Xbox should have then but i dont think PS2 will.