Officially Retiring My CD-RKing Gaming Capture Box


I finally decided to upgrade my gear back in mid-November of last year and decided to get an AverMedia HD DVR from Amazon.

I received my new capture device in early December which up to that I was still using my old CD-RKing Gaming Capture Box. The capture box allows for an HD pass-through (up to 720p/1080i) but only captures in 480p. Even though it brings the name "CD-RKing" which we know is a hit or miss brand (usually a miss), it has served me well. It is by no means broken in any way but after trying the AverMedia HD DVR, the difference in quality was very VERY clear.

I have yet to fully explore all the features that the AverMedia HD DVR has to offer just because I was busy for the whole month of December and am still busy to this day but the tests are coming along slowly but surely. I've also been using the HD DVR for the most recent videos that are up on our youtube channel so head over there and subscribe.

I don't plan on getting rid of my Gaming Capture Box. I'll keep it around as a backup or bring it along if I need to capture some footage outside the comforts of my own home. To my old trusty capture box; you have served me well. For now, you may slumber until the need for you arises again.


CD-RKing Gaming Capture Box:


AverMedia HD DVR:



CD-RKing Gaming Capture Box (Addendum)

Narutard 1 After spending some time with the program that came with the capture device. I took a few screen shots, and recorded some videos using each of the formats available. Here are the results.


For the videos I played Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 because that game can have so much stuff happening on screen at the same time while being so vibrant makes it fitting for a video test to see if the hardware or software chugs.



iPod (High)


iPod (Low)


PSP (High)


PSP (Low)











As for the screenshots, I took some screens in UMvC3 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.


Note: The TV I was using during the capture of these videos and images was a Panasonic CRT TV. I have not yet confirmed if the image quality would look better if captured while playing on an HDTV.