Anybody who read my previous thread on which DVD recorder was best will know the trouble I had going the PC route for archiving . However, after much help I have just discovered the reason for the problems - my VCR (Toshiba V752uk) was faulty and was the reason for the flickering on the video capture device . However when I connected another VCR (Panasonic NV-FJ760) the picture was perfect, crystal clear, no flicker . So now, after all the problems I had trying to find a decent DVD recorder I need a new VCR. Can anyone reccommend a good, stand-alone, great PQ VCR for a reasonable price ? As for the PC device...I will use it now (and still buy the DVD recorder). Anyone interested I have the Terratec Grabtser AV 400 available from Ulead with their software for about £100. Thanks in advance, .Wish I could retract the email I whizzed off to Ulead reharding their service though .