GameBridge Vs XCM V-Box

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Thanatos, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Thanatos
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    So im looking for a device that will allow me to take screenshots of Wii games and also record video of a game onto a computer, also id like to be able to run the Wii through a laptop because that would be super useful when i go home for the holidays or the random weekend as im already bringing a laptop and would like to take my Wii and dont want to dig out the crappy 19" tube tv from my closet. Ive pretty much found 2 devices that do both those thing on is the Adaptec GameBridge and the XCM V-Box that both fit my requirements.
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    And the XCM V-Box
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    Now ive done alot of searching online and haven't seen a good direct comparison of the 2. Ive read a few that simply say get the GameBridge as it has more imput options, i only have a Wii so that use is wasted on me, and that it is cheaper but through searching i cant find it for the sub $20 everyone is claiming more like $60-70. I have found the XCM V-Box for $50 shipped. So my questions are- have any of you used said products? Whats your opinions? What the video quality like? What about lag? Which would you get? Or do you have another device that will do all this and better for under $80? Any help would be awesome! THANKS!
     
  2. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I've used GameBridge, I wouldn't recommend it, its picture quality are pretty bad.
     
  3. hartleyshc

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    Personally I wouldn't bother with either one of those. I would find some sort of hd tuner box, either usb, or expresscard. Then just use virtualdub to play live/record. At least with the hd tuner box you could use 480p on your laptop. Even an analog tuner box with native mpeg2 support would probably be a bit better than those.

    edit: all of this also depends on how much you want to spend. newegg has a great collection of tuners in both usb and expresscard flavors. although they will start in the $50+ range, so you might want to check ebay or craigslist as well.
     
  4. Thanatos
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    Yeah but for $80? Plus ive heard there is noticeable lag when using tuners which for a Game is a dealbreaker.
     
  5. GamerzInc

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    When I can get the vbox to connect to my frikkin laptop it works splendidly. I've yet to try it again since I've updated vista, maybe it'll turn on.