no problem...it's all good :iagree:
i agree that i'm not looking at this from a semi-pro/pro standpoint but when the majority of your sources are standard VHS tapes (not even S or D-VHS) then color saturation, hue, sharpness, brightness and contrast aren't the best to begin with. luckily more and more software suites are becoming more fully compatible with the ConvertX series of capture devices and give you greater control over the final capture.
for example, i don't use the bundled Intervideo WinDVDCreator2 for much if anything at all (and many of the reviews are based on the unit only fully working with this shitty software as was the case previously but no longer). i can fully use Nero Vision Express with it and fine-tune brightness, contrast, saturation, etc. etc. for even better than default quality. Ulead's suite is now bundled (though a stripped down "SE" version) with it and PlexGoCap gives you excellent control over target/peak bitrates and such.
after reading up even more, i'm planning on using my unit as a PVR by utilizing a great freeware app (from what i've read so far) called GB-PVR (http://www.gbpvr.com/).