I have decided to go for a recordable DVD drive on the PC now that it is relatively affordable, mainly for transferring old VHS stuff to DVD video and also for backing up/archiving PC data files, seeing as my mp3 collection has grown to around 50GB! I have made the first purchase - a 120GB hard drive to go with my existing 75GB, but I still need to sort out the hardware for capturing & recording and I want to avoid expensive mistakes. So any comments/advice on the following would be appreciated: The DVD writer I had in mind is the Sony DRU-500A as it supports all formats other than DVD-RAM. I haven't seen any negative comments on it so far.... At the moment I have a Win-TV card which can do analogue video capture but not encoding on the fly. So I need a graphics card which is able to do the latter. I do not want to have to record to PC then spend hours encoding files before writing to DVD. I like the look of the ASUS V9280S - will this do what I want? Are there any better/cheaper alternatives that I could consider? I am a bit unsure about how the VCR would connect to the capture card - my VCR only has SCART output, presumably there is a special cable available? This may be a dumb newbie question, but is there a way of recording straight to the DVD in real time from VHS without having to first create a file on the PC? If it can be done on a stand-alone DVD recorder, then can it be done on a PC drive? I'd be grateful for any comments on any of the above.