Hi All, I am wanting to record my old analog 8mm camcorder tapes to DVD/VCD format, but with a perfect copy. I have found that Capture cards don't quite cut the mustard for the money. So, here is my plan (in theory - lottery win pending of course!!) - I would like to purchase the Panasonic DVD-Recorder (standalone, not PC). Then record onto a DVD-RAM disc, which I can re-use later. Cost efficient. Then I thought I could put this into my computer as a DVD and rip the DVD video to Div-X. Thus keeping high-quality but keeping the costs low as Div-X will go onto a CD. I can then re-use the DVD-Ram and start all over again. Bottom line - will it work? Can you buy DVD-Ram readers for PCs? I don't want a writer as Id be paying for something I wouldn't use. Benefits here are that I'll have a DVD-Recorder to replace my video eventually.... Any ideas? Cheers! Paul.