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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and value for money. The size and usability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, size, value for money, design


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.

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Nice picture


Its simple great picture for HDMI watching live TV IN FULL SCREEN

You cannot multitask with this when recording it skips ; This has to run by itself ; It need a simple recording feature for time say when you want to record just put in how long ; Now you have to schedule the recording to get the time to what you want...

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worked and then did not work


Installation was quick and simple. Software left a little bit to be desired - try AVS4YOU instead. Transfers of shows from DVR to DVD with pretty good quality

After about six months, card or cable (can't tell which) just stopped working. Win8 device manager shows card is working properly but getting no signal according to Avermedia software ; prior to card/cable failing completely, would start video capture...

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Works Great!


Works with almost no latency, making it easy to use the source display on-screen while capturing ; Cables for every input type, save VGA, means practically every system out there can have its gameplay captured ; Small form factor means the card can go...

Had a bit of audio drift when using component on an Xbox 360 (audio would get farther and farther behind the video) ; Inputs are oddly named when using OBS ; Hard to tell which audio connectors are which, sometimes leading to selecting the wrong audio...


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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