here is something FYI, Flytrap:
http://www.tv-cards.com/messageboard/vi ... 6230#26230
"...most USB TV cards these days are hardware encoders, therefore by association most USB cards today will have a lag or delay. Were he to purchase a non-hardware compressing USB device, it would probably work just fine with his PS2......
P.S. I went ahead and plugged in an AverTV USB that I had sitting here just to make sure. I set my standard television to the same channel as the USB tuner, and using AmCap(so as not to taint the test by using the factory application) the video and the audio is displayed and heard at the exact same time as the live television."
THis is the kind of information i need....someone discussing a product that has been tried out and that they know works for my main goals. I was hoping to get as many opinions and options as possible, and then reduce the list by price, features, and quality.
Also, this goes on to prove the point that such TV Tuner cards exist.
and my search may actually be over...
http://www.everythingusb.com/hardware/i ... Deluxe.htm
another review for the Leadtek unit, only this time:
Pros: Lag free; FM tuner; remote control; 3-port powered USB hub; PiP; DirectBurn; extremely low CPU usage; carrying case.
Cons: Audio bug in video editing apps; grainy composite video; fast motion creates blur.
Verdict: Lag free gaming, channel surfing from the couch, and burning DVDs without touching the hard drive is a truly wonderful thing. The Hi-Speed USB TV tuner delivers without disappointment.
"In order to test latency we decided to take it back to the basics with a good game of Donkey Kong Country. And to our surprise there was no latency whatsoever when in live mode. While the ATI TV Wonder USB 2.0 reviewed previously required predictive timing that had a slight learning curve to successfully game on it, Leadtek's tuner is able to pull off instant timing that makes levels like Mine Cart Carnage possible. "
this makes 2 pretty positive reviews of this unit gaming wise...i don't like the idea of "blurry fast motion" however....so if anyone has any more ideas, let me hear them!