Yes thrunner that is the Plextor unit.==More expensive than the Liteon5005 which is a stand alone unit and gives a better picture. Before I bought the unit and was "paying attention" I think I read somewhere that the Plextor had a 12 bit video encoder and the Liteon only had a 9 bit. I tried to confirm any of this with their respective tech staffs and no one knew this detail nor any other detail that would explain the quality of their captured pictures. They all said their own products were "great."
After watching slow action scenes recorded==the Liteon is superb at 1150kbs while Ulead pvr 2000 and the Plextor both showed "cabbage" effects at 2000 kbs. These went away totally at about 3000 kbs=. I wonder if this is a common feature of stand alone units?
I saw a Acer or Apex 40 GB harddrive unit for $119 which would make a great 3rd machine for recording "if" the capture software, filter, anti jitter, soft focus or whatever it is is as good as the Liteons. Have to find a local machine to make the return easy if its not up to snuff.
Bad thing about New Egg is their restocking fee. $26 to return the Plextor unit==but worth it as I really won't use it.
Any other specific/technical details why a stand alone would work better than the computer based cards?? AND==why are all the reviews of these cards done at the high bit rates where they all perform above our ability to see differences? Why not test at the bottom of the scale where we all live trying to save on media costs?