Have just been referred to this forum so bear with me if this is the wrong place to ask the question! I have a lot of video material on U-matic / Betamax / VHS / S-VHS and need to transfer this to something to archive the material long-term without losing quality of the originals. I have heard conflicting reports about DVD recorders up till now and need to transfer to a format that is at least accessible and compatible with future formats. I need to avoid making classic mistakes and regretting them, so a few dos and don'ts and solid advice on the best option to pursue would be appreciated! Also, is the process of transfer simple and what exactly is involved. I need to get the stuff transferred while the tapes are in good condition really, and onto something that will reliably preserve it!