You know how you have to sit down with your mom for like the hundredth time to teach her how to check her cell phone messages or how bewildered your dad gets when you tell him that he has to download the latest version of Java?
Sorry to say it, but your parents are techtarded (or technologically handicapped for the politically correct) and you will be one day too unless you keep watching Gadget Pr0n.
You don't want to end up like grandma, do you? No, you don't want to get so out of touch with technology that you start to believe that PDAs are powered by ghosts.
On today's Gadget Pr0n we'll review the The Pinnacle Video Transfer.
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Pinnacle Video Transfer
If you follow the directions, it's pretty simple
You have to make sure your video source has AV (yellow, red, and white) or s-video output, which means you can't record directly from cable (co-ax)
You just push one button to record or stop, as well as change the quality of the recording; it might have been easier if they had put dedicated stop and record buttons or some sort of display
If you have a TiVo or something with output, just hook up the cables and record it to a thumb drive; it will not record directly to a computer's hard drive
You can also put it on any other USB device like a PSP or iPod
It's an mpeg-4 encoded in h.264 up to 720 x 576 resolution
They are put in sequential order (file 1, file 2, file 3) and if you want to record over something you have to hold down the button
It should time stamp files instead
You can upload gameplay, TiVo'd stuff, or basically anything to the web or your iPod, which is an incredibly useful tool that you never knew you needed
Version 2 should have an HDMI input, stop and record buttons and time stamping