I've decided to sell two capture systems.
These are NOT old junky computers, but are based on either ATI AIW PCI or PCIe cards, and use either dual-core or quad-core CPUs. Everything you'll need to capture, restore, edit, author/burn DVD and Blu-ray, or encode streaming will be pre-installed, ready to go. This is essentially one of my systems, fully tweaked for professional video work. (All you'll need to add is a 2tb or smaller SATA drive for the capture drive, and connect up your VCR and TBC.)
I've not yet decided on the price, but looking to get about $400. (That's what it'd cost you to build the same thing, even using eBay
.) Understand that these systems cost almost $1k to build.
They're not built yet -- and I'm in no hurry.
However, if you're interested, and ready to make a $100 down payment, I'll pull everything out one weekend and get it setup.
I also have some extra VCRs and DVD recorders in excellent regularly-serviced condition, and would consider parting with a JVC or Panasonic if the price was right.
If interested, PM me.
PS - I have another single-core IDE-based system (with SATA-I expansion card), complete with a DataVideo TBC-100 and set of Monsoon studio-grade speakers, available for $750. The buyer put down a deposit on it long ago, but I can no longer get a response from him. I plan to keep trying to reach him, but I'd be open to reselling this kit as well, and just refunding him.