Recall that my capture card has been KIA and it was sent out for repair.
Yesterday there was a sale on an Elgato HD60 Pro and I got an HDMI splitter as well.
First is the HDMI splitter, not to much special here, I like it cause it does not need a power supply.
There is a 5V port that is fed via Micro USB, but I am not sure if it does anything.
This was cheap, about $15 on sale.
Here is the magic though
This is a PCI-X card, not USB like my other two capture devices. Whatever device it was going into, it is staying in, so I set out building a dedicated rig for this.
Then I looked at the requirements, it was required a 2nd Gen Core i5 processor.
Although I do have machines like that around the house, they were all spoken for.
So I put it in my main gaming rig, kind of disappointed cause it could not move, but boy was I impressed.
After moving heaven and earth to pull out my rig I got the card installed. The output was pretty self explanatory
But the specs of my mammoth computer, with a 1060 NVidia card, made for an incredibly smooth lagless experience.
It was so smooth, I could go full screen and not notice any jitter, delay or lag. The interface allowed for commentary. I don’t need a second laptop crowding my desk.
It is AMAZING.
Also more expensive, retail it is $200 but it was on sale for $180 and is ABSOLUTELY worth it.
The windows guys finally came back and finished the job. Windows are replaced as well as the screen. Noticed that the window is thick, 7/8″ is what I was told.
No comes the long process of paying these Windows off.