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alaScore 89

11 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size. The value for money is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, value for money, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the AVERMEDIA C027 DARKCRYSTAL HD CAPTURE PRO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

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Crashes Computer


I would like to try a higher end card to see what happens but this sucked all my money for that last year and im sceptical to use aver again.

When it works it captures video quite well

This will cause frequent crashing and frezzing of my computer when the card is installed. (win 8.1). Only seems to work wiht avermedia software. And cant be used

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Used to import and distribute Chruch service video.

Works well


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Works well after a year


I use this as a DVR. I split the HDMI output from my set top box and ran one HDMI connection to this card installed in a HTPC. I'm using an i3 CPU and the video from my MB chipset, so nothing fancy in terms of a video card. The HTPC HDMI video out goes...

Easy to install. Software not real elegant, but it does the job. Video quality pretty good considering the H.264 file size. The price was right

Video quality, while pretty good, exhibits some encoder problems that cause video freezes, aliasing, bit errors and blockiness. I recognize that this is not a professional-grade video capture device, but periodic encoder updates from Avermedia would be...


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Exactly what I needed


I purchased this for the sole purpose of viewing TV on a PC from an AT&T U-Verse tuner box in HD quality. I was surprised at the lack of options to make this happen. The cheapest Hauppauge product that would accomplish this was twice as much as this...

Captures video in HD via HDMI or Composite ; Software can display live feed from any input source ; Software is much easier to work with than Windows Media Center

I wish the software had an option to launch automatically into the live TV mode. You have to click twice to get into a full screen display of live TV (or whatever your preferred input signal)

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avermedia avertv hd dvr


better buy tv tunner aver media with the same price and the same features

pic quality

no tv tuner inside

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HD dissapointment


Maybe it will work once I get a next generation computer but for now Core2 Duos do all I need (except for this?) I am really disappointed the published system requirements are incorrect.

Easy to install the drivers and to use the software

I bought this to record HD component video. I have tried it in two 3 GHz Core2 Duo computers. One XP with 2 GB RAM and one Win7 Pro 64-bit with 4 GB RAM. Both computers exceed the published requirements for my intent. Audio is great but video is very...

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AVerMedia C027


AMD Radeon R9 2400 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model R9316G2401U2K - Can't really seem to get it to run at PC2400/1200MHz reliably...1189MHz right now. AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2...

Great Capture card for just about everything. I'm using it with a Amber BV-5 TBC and the results are amazing. Any VHS tape can be rescued with this and the right software (using VirtualDub and the filters to get it into my PC)

None. Even the driver disk in the package was up to date. Win 7 x64 has no problems with it

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Great Functionality, Some Issues


This is a great concept, relatively inexpensive, and produces good quality. You can play consoles on your PC without needing an additional display device, and then you can capture for streaming using a software recording device or other capture device....

Works amazingly well with HDMI connections up to 1080i, although you'll want to stick to 720P for better fluid motion. Records in excellent quality, works after a simple driver installation, and the interface is easy to use -- mostly ; I can play any...

Using the included Component-to-HDMI cable, which is necessary for devices like the Wii and PS3, I get pretty bad color-flickering. It's noticeable in my live streams, so I had to find a work-around (use HDMI, capture my computer screen using software...

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Surprising performance


Loving all these inputs.

I was surprised with the latency of the video stream. I actually played Xbox for a little bit. I didn't play any shooters or anything where you would notice the latency but its much better than the 1 and a half second lag from my last card

I did ask if this particular card worked with the XBOX ONE. It did but the XBOX ONE must be placed in 720p since there is no 1080i option on the console

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AVerMedia C027


What really made this frustrating is the lack of support on the site, other users have actually dealt with this same issue but nobody seems to know a fix. Roll of the dice I guess if your card lasts.

Did as advertised at first, 720p/60fps solid game recording

After I while I kept getting an error: "Fail to play this Video: Your video card or connected monitor may not support High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Changing resolution or using dual monitors may also cause this problem. To play this...