|04-13-2010, 04:36 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: In My Studio
Arrrg! Game recording options!
Just wondering if any of you guys practice this. I'm a big fighting game enthusiast as I'm sure most of you already know. The biggest deal for me being Street Fighter.
With Super Street Fighter IV getting ready to drop it's fantastic that they've included the record options right into the game. But now I need a means of getting it off my tv onto my computer.
I used to use an EyeTV 200 with my old tv, it have AV OUT ports on it. I was running some tests yesterday trying to get the video out of my HDTV and I noticed, there are no darn AV OUT or any OUT accept for the audio! I couldn't believe it... I don't think I've ever owned an TV without an out on it...
I can still use my EyeTV 200 to record, however this is a bit of a hassle. 1. Each time i now have to completely un-plug my 360's HD component cables, then plug in the composite cables directly into the EyeTV 200.
Then I need to switch my settings not only on my console, but the switch on the back of my xbox from HD to SD and then change the settings in my Xbox preferrences from 1080p to 480p...
Then because I'm on an brand new Macbook Pro which only has 1 Firewire 800 port I have to daisychain the EyeTV 200 through an external harddrive I have that has both Firewire 800 and 400 on it because for some odd reason my EyeTV 200 doesn't like my Firewire 800 to 400 cable even though the website says it should work fine (I've only got that darn thing to work twice with an 400-800 cable... Pisses me off...).
Any suggestions on what I can do here? I'm aware of the Slingbox and the Hauppauge HD PVR, and that's the goal down the line, but for now I'd rather buy an PS3 before dropping $200+ on recording hardware. I'm willing to spend $50-$100 to get the job done though. Whatever the solution is it needs to be Mac Compatible.
I guess alternatively I could also just buy a new EyeTV, but uh... That's still Standard Definition.