ADVC100 vs ADVC55

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by mahesh_zn, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2004
    Hi All,
    I am looking for converting my VHS to DVD and limited my choice to analog to DV capture cards, ADVC100 ( or more recent ADVC110) and ADVC55.

    As much as I could find out ADVC100 offers a bidirectional conversion ( digital to analog as well, which is not what I am primarily interested in ) which ADVC55 does not.

    Are there any more reasons to go with ADVC100 than with ADVC55?

    Any suggestions/information that would help me decide would be very welcome.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Thunder Bay, ON
    I got the 55 it's nice and small, is bus powered, with great capture quality. It doesn't have D>A or true locked audio. But I haven't had a problem with near 2hr captures. The new 110 looks promising if you want to spend a bit more though.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    I used the 55 and 100. I learned on the 55 and it did all that I could have asked.

    Since I was affiliated with a university, I purchased the 100 with educational discount. I like the color bar feature for VHS and the D to A conversion back, but I have used that once.

    Both the 55 and 100 work very well and are easy to work with, and so far very reliable.

    If you are a student or affiliated with a school, check the web site for educational discounts.

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