AVerMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro
This video capture solution installs into a PCIe slot on your motherboard, and the software that AVerMedia includes with this card is easy to use and gives you all the options you need. You get up to 1080i HD video with this card which is great for casual use but it lacks some of the picture quality and clarity of 1080p. While this card only has an HDMI input, it includes an adapter that gives you S-Video, composite, and component connections for more functionality than other capture cards. You’ll have to set up your own hotkey to indicate when the card should start and stop recording which makes it a little less convenient than having a dedicated start/stop button. While this isn't a huge issue, it's something to consider if you're concerned with overall ease of use.