I am considering buying a DVD recorder mainly to transfer all of my home movies (VHS) to DVD. Never using a DVD recorder before, I am looking for ease of use as one factor. I also want good quality (as these are treasures obviously) and cannot afford the top of the line high tech machine. I considered buying a DVD recorder/VHS combo at Best Buy (Zenith) on sale this week for only around $400, but figured I would check and see if that was a bad idea. It sounded easy to use. Do you have to spend a lot of $$$ to get a recorder that allows you to "chapter" or "index" your DVDs? I think this would be helpful in locating changes in dates/events on the home movies. Thanks for your help.