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    VHS to DVD

    I'm thinking about moving some of my VHS home movie type things from high school to DVD. Costco charges $20 per tape, which seems reasonable unless you need several tapes done (and between my wife and I, we do).

    Does anyone have any experience with using any kind of device to do this? I was looking at VHS to DVD 4 Plus but aside from the four star reviews on Amazon, there's not much to go on.

    I'm not looking at anything fancy here, just the ability to move VHS footage to DVD with as much ease as possible.

    So...anyone?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: VHS to DVD

    Looks pretty straight forward to me. Just plug your cables in and go. It probably has bundled capture/burning software to go with it.

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    Re: VHS to DVD

    I got my dad a converter for father's day last year. Cost $50 AU and he's done 12 tapes so far and has been satisfied with the quality, so I guess go for it if you want. But it was a different kind of converter, just to warn you.
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    I bought VHS to DVD 3 a couple years ago and it's great. VERY fast and easy to use. You just plug some AV cables into your VCR and the other end into the little box it comes with, then the box plugs into your PC via the USB and BAM! the program tells you to press play on the VCR and you press play on the program and it turns out a quick and perfect digital copy. I have nothing but good to say about VHS to DVD 3 so I'd assume version 4 is better. I'd say go for it if you're like me and have a bunch of stuff on VHS that you NEED to transfer.

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    20 dollars is obscene. I used to work for a shop where we had a couple of those stand-alone VHS to DVD recorders; couple bucks per DVD. All it is is push a couple fucking buttons and and half-watch boring footage of weddings, vacations, or children that's cute to no one else but their parents, and the rare amateur porno (to make sure the tape is okay), while you do some real work.

    Of course that shop has since went out of business... But still.

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    20 dollars is obscene. I used to work for a shop where we had a couple of those stand-alone VHS to DVD recorders; couple bucks per DVD. All it is is push a couple fucking buttons and and half-watch boring footage of weddings, vacations, or children that's cute to no one else but their parents, and the rare amateur porno (to make sure the tape is okay), while you do some real work.

    Of course that shop has since went out of business... But still.
    YEARS ago, I worked at a shop that converted 8mm home movies and other films to VHS. I think there's still money in doing that, since it's hard as hell to do.

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    Re: VHS to DVD

    We still have a VCR and I can set up my camcorder to display the stuff on the VCR which the PC then captures. I think that device of yours is much simpler but if you already have a VCR and a camcorder (or can borrow one) and don't feel like spending any money on this then its one possible option.

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    Re: VHS to DVD

    Thanks, y'all.
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    Re: VHS to DVD

    I bought nero a few months back and it does this. It also does other shit. I am drunk.
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    Re: VHS to DVD

    I do it via a different method. I have a Win-TV PVR, it's a card with a coaxial cable screw-in thingy that goes in the back of your computer. It's designed to record analog TV, but can work with VCRs too.
    Hook in the VCR via coaxial cable to the computer, play the tape and run the software to record the video. It then takes a converting program to get the results down to something you can burn onto a DVD (unless you got a bunch of dual layers).
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