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What's a good capture card for recording gameplay

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Specifically for consoles like the 360. Looking for something that will record at at least 720p. I've looked at the Blackmagic Intensity Pro based on a recommendation but I've been reading that it drops frames during recording unless you have a RAID set up and I would rather just get a capture card that doesn't require a RAID set up. Preferably something that will work with either a single 5400RPM or 7200RPM HDD.

As for budget I'm mainly looking at $150 or less and will probably go with the lowest possible card that meets my requirements but if I need to go higher I will.
I'm also looking for HDD recommendations, 1 to 2TB, hopefully something on the cheaper end though I guess prices are still inflated

I also posted this in a hardware section but I thought I would ask here too since it may be more relevant.
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AFAIK, Dazzle makes cheap capture cards, but as far as quality goes.. you get what you pay for, especially since you want it cheap.
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HD PVR... but its a waste of money to worry about recording games. Too many 10 year old kids doing it, its to the point of being annoying.
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