Good Morning Mike: I have a Toshiba DVD Recorder Model SD-V392. I purchased this unit at Costco for $249.50 on sale about two months ago. They still sell this model. I had a Go-Video which was a dual model, one DVD
and one VHS slots. This Toshiba model has only a DVD slot, works great with very good recordings. I have burned over a hundred DVD from VHS tapes without no problems at all. The Go-Video was given to a friend because I never used the VHS slot. You only need a dual slot machine if you do not have a stand alone VHS player. If you have a stand alone VHS player all you need to do is hook up a pair of cables, Video and sound from the VHS player to the input to the recorder. You must remember one thing. Many VHS tapes are protected and all recorders will not play protective tapes. You have to purchase a devise that strips out the protection to the input of the recorder.
This little box is called a GoDVD and can be found on eBay for around $75.00.
This box has it’s own power supply and all you do is place the video out cable from the VHS player to the input of the GoDVD and place a cable from the output of GoDVD to the input of the recorder. It will strip all the protection off on any VHS tape to want to copy.
Now to me and many others this is the best way to copy your VHS tapes. I believe this is less work than using your PC.
Mike if you still want to copy with your PC remember the PC will not copy protection tapes. With the GoDVD box you can run the cables the same as for the recorder to the input to your capture card. You will need, no matter what method you use this GoDVD box. Do a search on eBay you will find several at a good price. A great little box. Well worth the price.
Mike if you need more help please fell free to contact me.
I am a three stooges fan. I have copied over a hundred of their shorts from VHS tapes to DVD dish and never had a problem. Remember to order only Ritex G04 blank medium You can find them at $56.00 per hundred with free shipping. DO NOT USE store blank disks, any manf., because they are all bad. Check out the forums on this site under Media.
Have a good Thanksgiven Day. Don’t eat too much. Robert