I think it is working. The video just wasn't showing in the capture window. It shows in the PE11 editing window. Now I just need to learn how to edit and make a DVD!!!!
>learn how to edit and make a DVD
The Elements Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 will help -has links to the FAQ/TIPS pages
I have NOT used it, but many say to try this for HDV capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm
and general troubleshooting steps