Hi aviasts, Never the quickest cable in the setup, Ive tried to digest some of the acres of info available on these forums in particular to the main reason I want a recorder; to transfer various bits of VHS tapes to disc. I posted a short while back and got some very good replies but just want to get some further clarification from the experts. Would the ideal hardware be a recorder with a hard disk which once Ive transferred bits of tape I could then edit more precisely and then the newly edited and transferred footage now on the HDD could be used as a kind of master copy which can then be put (burnt) onto a R, -RW, +R, +RW depending which recorder I get and what its capable of? One other question, if its not pushing it! If I want multiple copies of the final disc, is the best way to keep burning from the master (assuming any of the above is correct) or doing copies of the disc or is the latter method lossy? Your answers will be a big help in preventing me from making the wrong choices which would be an expensive disaster. Thanks - again!