Hi everybody, I've been using a V-Stream Xpert USB2.0 DVD Maker to capture video from a normal VCR, and found the captures very pixellated. I then bought a H&B TX-100 USB box and tried that. While the captures were no longer pixellated, they seemed to about only half the resolution of the picture I could see on my TV at the same time as watching the recording on my PC. I've tried all the recording format (MPEG2, MPEG4, DIVX) at high quality, and it makes no difference. Is this just what I have to expect the quality to be like, or are there more expensive cards (or preferably a USB box as my PC is in a different room to my monitor and mouse/keyboard) that will give me perfect quality archiving? I want it to look exactly the same as the picture I can see on my TV from the original tape, and I'm sure this must be possible. The two solutions I've tried so far were extremely cheap, (£25 and £40 respectively), so I don't mind paying £200 or more if I have to, to get it done right.
I have about 800 video tapes that I want to archive, things I taped off TV since 1986 or so, and I want to get them done right the first time, at the best possible quality.
I apologise in advance if this question has already been asked and answered here, I did search but couldn't come up with any answers.
Many thanks for your help in advance.