Let me open with saying I know just enough to be dangerous. I currently capture video from my cable box through an old "Elgato HD" box and their EyeTV software. the output is loaded onto my ipad for travelling and off wifi viewing. The hardware piece is showing it's age as the micro USB connection is starting to get a bit wonky. I'm beginning to investigate replacements. If there's one thing I could improve on the process is the processing time. Elgato puts a wrapper on the files, and it takes a lot of time to export them. I'll start with I am aware of HDCP, and I have splitter which will pass the signal. Elgato have stopped making "tuner" hardware for the US market for this type of purpose. Hauppage (sp?) is hard to nail down. I've been tempted by picking up an old elgato hybrid on e-bay, but they're getting pricey. My initial thoughts were to go with something like an Elgato Game capture. It seems like I could fit it in the "ecosystem", and get it recordings in real time with the EyeTV software. I would still have the export time issue. I recently uncovered this in my research: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...dlkulsdzminrec_Ultrastudio_Mini_Recorder.html It looks like a processing piece of kit for sure. Thunderbolt! Does anyone have any thoughts on an optimal set-up? Any experience with an elgato game capture or the Blackmagic design? Does anyone know of a better solution? I suspect in 5 years I won't have this issue as streaming services will continue to allow you to save content for offline viewing. That day isn't here yet for me. Thanks for all assistance on offer.