Did anyone find a solution to this issue of the distortion line at the bottom of the EVD3 screen? I saw another thread where someone placed a DVD player or recorder between the VHS source and the PC. Obviously in that case, the DVD unit was filtering the distortion out of the signal. But, that shouldn't be a requirement to get Roxio's software to perform better. I also had the same problem with the Diamond VHS to DVD product. I've tested 3 video sources including VHS and Hi-8 machines along with multiple tapes, tracking adjustments, and different USB ports. Tomorrow I will purchase new cables although my Hi-8 player required me to use a different connection cable with the same results. Before I invest in the Honestech product, I'd like to know if there's something I'm missing other than the purchase price of the two products.