I'm sure everyone at home has, or still needs to get round to, dubbing VHS tapes to the DVD format. I did only a few months ago with a cheap and very cheerful Visitron DVD Recorder - Albeit the recordings are much quieter (Which is probably because it is played on a Sony 1991 mono VCR? )
As soon as I move on to DVD over the summer, Blu-Ray recorders are introduced at still a price out of reach by the consumer.
The question I've got to ask is all of my recordings are in Standard Defination, and I have no intentions of moving to Blu-Ray recorders to recross the video over after laboriously manual dubbing in real time. The quality will be exactly the same, as in dubbing to a DVD (because of that) and DVD's cost per dic they are now practically giveaway, they are so cheap.
I fail to see the point moving to Blu-Ray unless you speficially want to capture High Defination footage, from, say, Sky + HD or a High Defination camcorder. The discs are unstable, slow burning speeds (4x compared to DVD's 16x) readers are often unsupported by software, and you would be hard pressed to find any software that reads below Windows XP for Blu-Ray players.
Until Blu-Ray players become as cheap and as well known as DVD Players are now, I'm going to miss this format. The only real reason I moved to DVD is because VHS went the way of the dodo - Clunky, often uneconomical, low resolution recordings, and tapes can get chewed, but mainly because I can make identical copies of the discs, not get the dreaded Generation loss problem such as VHSs had. And apparently their more durable, but I've yet to see that.