Hi Guys, I am new to this forum and hope to stick around for a while. Hope my first post has not been repeated too often, I have searched the forum and not found exactly what I ma after, so here goes..... I want to transfer my home vidoes to DVD. My master copies are on VHS as the original camcorder tapes have been overwritten. The VHS copies are very good quality for VHS but at the end of the day, they are only VHS. I read a thread on here about using a DVD Recorder to transfer VHS direct to the DVD. I do not have a DVD recorder as yet and was considering all options, time vs Cost vs Simplicity. I have numerous DVD Writers in my PC's, a Sony digital Camcorder with Video IN enabled, A decent quality VHS recorder + a mixture of cables etc. I do not have a TV capture card in my PC's but have the following SPDIF IN/OUT (I do not know what that is), Firewire plus all the other usual stuff. I have about 50 x 30/60 minute VHS tapes I would like to transfer, each onto their own Disk (1 VHS tape per Disk) with no additional editing required (or maybe a still 1 page caption right at the beginning or end of the disk) Option 1 I am guessing the easiest method is to buy a DVD recorder, hook it up to my VHS recorder/player and do a straight transfer, adding captions via further editing on a PC and rewriting the DVD with captions. Option 2 And I guess the 2nd method being to get a capture card, stream the VHS to the PC, edit and burn to DVD. So, my question may be obvious (and already answered) but the follow up would be, what DVD recorder would you recommend if option 1 or what PC capture card if option 2. Are there any other options? Cost is fairly important, I do not want to spend more than about £150 ish (excluding blank media) Which would be best to retain quality as much as possible? Hope I haven't rambled on too long.