Roxio Game Capture HD PRO Video Capture Device

DO NOT BUY the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO

Roxio Game Capture HD PRO

What can I say other than DO NOT BUY this worthless piece of hot garbage. Hoping to save a few dollars on my game streaming hobby, I bought the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO at less than half the price of one of the more reliable and recommended video capture devices.

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The package came in the mail pretty fast so no problems and many thanks to Purplus for their customer service. However, I immediately knew something was wrong when the package came with a big white sticker attached to it. The message on the sticker said, and I quote:

Roxio Game Capture HD PRO Video Capture DeviceIMPORTANT:

* If the HDMI signal can’t be detected by Roxio Game Capture HD PRO device, it could be due to the HDCP (protected video). We suggest switching to Component (A/V) cable.

We recommend you do not use the DVD and download the latest Service Pack 2.0 from the below instead.

[link left out because it really doesn’t matter]

Use the serial number on the DVD inside the box to register the software.

Please contact ROXIO TECH SUPPORT if you need additional help.

Seriously, that is one of the best ways I have ever heard a company tell a customer AFTER the purchase has been made that the product WILL NOT work as advertised and IS NOT compatible with modern technology. Do not use the DVD? Are DVDs still a thing (kidding, kinda)? If HDMI doesn’t work, take a step back into last generation and use a Component (A/V) cable. Which means you’ll probably need to purchase an additional HDMI to Component (A/V) adapter since most consoles and TVs no longer use Component (A/V) cables.

And then they had the nerve to blame HDCP video protection for why the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO Video Capture Device is simply outdated. The sticker alone should have been enough reason to immediately return the capture card but being the ever optimistic person that I am, I decided to have hope.  I ignored the obvious DOOMSDAY warning and gave the device a shot – my bad.

Setting Up the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO

Besides the button that lights up to let you know the device is on, nothing worked like it was supposed to. I followed all of the instructions. With the HDMI cable, I plugged my Xbox One into the HDMI in on the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO, the HDMI out into my TV and the USB cable into my computer. I then installed and registered the software as instructed, and yes, with the latest Service Pack 2.0 from the provided link.

Once everything was turned on, I opened the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO software and PRESTO, I got a small and thin signal stream from my xbox that ran down the middle of my TV screen and then PRESTO again, no signal at all.

I’m sorry but if I need to buy adapter cables just to make this thing work, I might as well spend the extra money and buy the Elgato Game Capture Card HD60 S from Amazon. I can’t speak on it personally but it’s what all the top gamers seem to be recommending. Well, all the top gamers who actually play on consoles. Go ahead – judge me!

Final Verdict for the Roxio Game Capture HD PRO? It’s PURE and TOTAL GARBAGE. It’s really just sad that I can’t say more bad things about it. Roxio trash talked themselves with the BIG A*S sticker it came with. Learn from my mistake.

Listen to the labels and trust this review.

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