Once long ago, all I had was a PS2, a TV with nothing but plain old composite video and stereo audio, and a DVD recorder. Run the ps2 through the DVD recorder to the TV, and bam, I could record my goings-on with ease.
But now matters have gotten... complicated. I now have a 5.1 system hooked up to a digital receiver, which takes all of the audio outputs AND the component video outputs from my consoles (with the HDMI video going straight to the HDTV). My old TV and DVD recorder are long gone, but lately I've had some ideas for movies based on recordings from some of my games.
Are there any devices or techniques out there that will allow me to make these recordings, short of "point camera at screen, press record, pray it comes out okay (which it never does)"? The only thing I can think of offhand is to buy a DVD recorder with HDMI and component support, and run the cables through that before they go to the TV, but then there's nothing I can do about audio.
Pictured below is a 15 minute mspaint of the wiring situation in the room.
If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them!
I don't have the original DVD recorder--long relegated to the trash can due to cheapness and breakage--but I can get a new one. And my TV DOES have Monitor Out (composite only, but hell, I'll take what I can get).
The problem is that how do I then get audio recorded this way? The only outputs my digital receiver has is the component video, composite video (unused), and the speaker outputs.
It only takes and outputs composite, but it's still more than you need for most internet videos.