Just note that the resolution captured on DVD for the recording modes on the Lite-On are as follows (on PAL):
1-2 Hour: 720 x 576
3-4 Hour: 352 x 576
6 Hour: 352 x 288
Standard VCRs record only half the scan lines, which means that they effectively record 720 x 288 at best. This means that even though the 3/4 hour recording mode on the Lite-On is half full resolution and a VHS tape also captures half the full resolution, transferring from a VHS tape to a DVD using Lite-On's 3-4 hour mode will effectively cut the resolution in half again since this mode only captures 352 horizontal pixels and 288 lines the VHS is capable of.
Then again, unless one is using a very high quality VHS tape that was recorded using a high quality source, the 3-4 hour mode should be fine. The 6 Hour recording mode may even work well with some recordings, especially those with little action. Even though the 3-4 mode may only effectively capture 352 x 288, using the 6 hour mode to record at 352 x 288 may result in too much compression, which leads to blockiness on fast motion images. :rolleyes:
Just note that when taping from a noisy source such as a picture with a lot of interference, I would recommend using a higher quality recording mode. The reason for this is because noise in the picture takes up a lot of encoding bandwidth and thus can degrade the picture further than when recording a clear image with the same recording mode.