Hi I have recordings on VHS which I wish to transfer to DVD. I have 3 questions please: 1: I'm thinking of buying a Sony SLV Se840 VCR and a DVD recorder to do the transferring. I used to have a Sony SLV SE810 VCR but it broke down. Is the SLv SE840 a better machine, and is this the best way of transferring recordings from VHS to DVD? Or would a DVD recorder/VCR combo be better? I think that quality is sacrificed in the DVD/VCR combos. 2: I need a device (maybe some sort of amplifier?) to increase the volume of my recordings on the VHS as the volume is fairly low, can anyone reccomend a good device for doing this? Perhaps the DVD recorder increases the volume when transferring? 3: I've read about the different DVD formats (DVD+r/-r/+rw/-rw/ram) but which would be the most appropriate for Japanese Animation episodes? Thanks a lot to anyone who can help.