I have been copying VHS tapes (older ones) and the quality has been poor. The hardware is Xpert DVDCopy using USB 2.0 connection. The poor quality is not the Macrovision poor but rough edges like you would get when you enlarge a .jpg too much. I got a SINA CT-1 thinking it would help but it makes no difference. The TV is a 32" Sony CRT.
Burning with Power Producer which came with the Expert DVDCopy.