"An answer to my prayers"4.5 starson by GumpGarbanzo
Pros: Easy to use. Don't have to convert analog to digital signal first.
Cons: Only one hour of video will fit on a DVD. Disks won't play on older DVD players.
Summary: This is exactly what I've been looking for. Before you had to download your tapes to your computer and use hardware to convert the analog tape to a digital signal That's why I never bothered. But I have 30 or 40 old VHS tapes of home movies that I know won't last forever. Plus I have a bunch of Hi8 tapes as well. When I saw this in the store I figured it was too good to be true. But I finally broke down and bought one. It's very easy to use. Just plug and record. I love this machine. And I paid $199 for it which I don't think is too much at all. The only downside is that you need two DVDs to hold the info from one tape. I guess if you recorded it at a lower quality it would fit on one DVD but why sacrifice the quality?