There’s still time to pick up Elgato’s great HD60 X capture card in the Cyber Monday PC gaming sales (opens in new tab). If you want to capture a console via your PC, your best bet is to use a capture card and right now the Elgato HD60 X is a hefty 25% off in the US. I’ve found PlayStation’s streaming to PC service, Remote Play, to be a little choppy when I’ve used it, so I’ve always relied instead on the Elgato HD60 S+ especially when I wanted to stream games from my PC to Twitch.
Though there is a moderate discount on the S+ at the moment, the HD60 X allows higher quality recording and inconceivably it’s at a lower price right now.
The Elgato HD60 X is an external capture card that allows you to record in 1080p60 HDR10 or 4K30 HDR10. It also has VRR passthrough and it’s driverless so you can pretty much just plug it in and play. Basically, it’s appropriate for anything you’d like it to be—whether streaming, recording, or just playing—and lets you combine your consoles into your PC set up pretty seamlessly. I’ve just rebought an Elgato HD60 S+ after my initial one broke and I’m annoyed this isn’t on offer in the UK at this price, otherwise it would have been the obvious choice.
Though Jacob Ridley had some initial problems getting the passthrough to work at 4K, the HD60 X’s firmware has had updates since the Elgato HD60 X’s review (opens in new tab) was published, specifically fixing that particular drawback. That all makes it a pretty good deal for an annoyingly essential piece of kit to hook consoles up to streaming setups.