"Safer and cheaper than sending tapes to a service."5.0 starson by SuzanneSeale
Pros: Cheaper than sending them to a service.
No fear of losing your tapes.
Works with VCR AND Video 8 tapes (Services requires a minimum of each.)
Can be used by family and friends.
Can be sold after use for almost what you paid.
No Computer Needed.
Cons: You have to watch it while recording because VCR tapes and Mini 8 tapes are longer than DVDs allow so you have to switch to another DVD midstream.
Summary: Easy. No computer needed.
Better option than sending out since the machine can be used by anyone technical or non-technical and you don't risk losing your tapes.
Can be sold for nearly what you paid after all your family members have used it.