I'm pretty impressed with the quality. My daughter is quite adept and I give her all of the credit for putting it together(not that hard) setting it up and recapturing some video play--and I guess you can use it for the TV as well. I'm pretty impressed--after seeing how quickly it can actually be set up and ease of use for a Hauppauge is so much much easier than anything I have ever bought. I know there has been complaints but as of now I dont get it unless someone is using a TV from 1990 or just got a bad one. If they are all like this I cant imagine that the El Gato is that much better???? I highly doubt it.