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    Vhs - dvd?

    Has anyone converted there old VHS tapes to DVD?
    I'd like to back up our old VHS tapes before anything happened to them but am not sure about the best way to do it?
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    You can buy combi VHS/DVD players which will do this but you may pay a fair bit over £100 to get one. Other option is to use a PC, you'll probably input on composite and need software on the PC to record the input and convert to the DVD though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    You can buy combi VHS/DVD players which will do this but you may pay a fair bit over £100 to get one. Other option is to use a PC, you'll probably input on composite and need software on the PC to record the input and convert to the DVD though.
    as above or have a quick scout on ebay just askto make sure that both vhs and dvd bits work, they can be found quite cheap now. failing that there are companies that will do it for you too.

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    was thinking about this the other day. but one question, and dont laugh, but would the viewing quality be improved on the dvd after being copied from a vhs?

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    Nope, probably worse than it was on VHS You're limited by the original quality, the connection quality (which if composite is pants), then by the software doing the conversion to DVD

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    So basically its a case of turning my computer screen into a monitor for a VHS player
    Then getting hold of some software that effectively 'screen captures' the video from the monitor?
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    I have one of these...
    http://www.roxio.co.uk/eng/products/.../overview.html
    It works well....

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    or just replace the VHS with new dvds, they arent that expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by tone View Post
    or just replace the VHS with new dvds, they arent that expensive
    That may not be possible, all depends on what is on the VHS. It may be family videos or something

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    true, i didnt consider that one
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