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FireWire Digital Video Converters

Price when rated: $199

Pros

  • Component video in
  • Strong audio import

Cons

  • Firmware glitch prevents previewing in color
  • Tech support wasn’t helpful
  • Colors and blacks looked washed-out
  • Reliability problems
  • External power supply needed
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Price when rated: $229

Pros

  • Audio-boost adjustments
  • Best video quality
  • FireWire powered
  • Compact metal case

Cons

  • No A/V (composite video and audio) or S-Video cables
  • Pricey for a one-way converter
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Price when rated: $199

Pros

  • Excellent video quality
  • Reasonable price
  • Can be used as a DV repeater (FireWire pass-through)

Cons

  • External power supply needed
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Price when rated: $299

Pros

  • K & Lock support
  • All plugs in back
  • Excellent video quality
  • Headphone jack
  • Two sets of outputs
  • FireWire powered
  • Rugged metal case

Cons

  • No U.S. telephone tech support
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