For your particular application, I'd go with the ATI TV Wonder Pro.
It'll allow you view and record live television.
It has all the needed audio\video hookups and software as well.
The problem with most capture cards is they don't detect all makes and models of hardware. (like vcr's).
One card will detect this HW only, another card that HW only, etc.
With the ATI card, even if it can't see your vcr when it's directly connected to it, you just play the tape and record through the television instead. Your covered either way.
They're priced around $65.00 US
Edited by HitSquad, 28 April 2006 - 06:45 AM.