Yo, $21 dollars.
I plug my VCR/ VHS player into this device.
Software with this device is Power producer gold.
Software is good enough to to convert captured video to DVD.
If you have a Fry's locally, you can purchase this device for less than $25.
If you have Nero, you can also use nero vision to capture and convert to DVD.
I have an older VHS / VCR player, but for some reason I do not have a MacroVision issue when I convert my old VHS tapes with macro vision protection to DVD.
I believe it's the VHS player. Some player overcome the macrovision protection, while other do not. If you have a macro vision problem with the video tape check out this link.
There is some hardware to work around the macro vision for you legally purchased tape.
But if all works out, you can purchase video capture card at Newegg for $21.
Go to Walmart and buy a cheap VCR for < $50 and then hopefully you can copy your legally purchased VHS tape to DVD.