me too me too! after reading through all this and having done the same exact steps as lordeluna (except the two things i tested were my vcr and sony handycam) i guess i also have a faulty device. having spent about 3 hours on google looking for info about this in various places i see many people having the same issue. the roxio video capture usb is poo poo for a lot of us sadly. thanks to jim for helping and lordeluna for starting this thread and typing everything i would have had to for me.