There are many ways to save your video cassette. There are VHS to DVD standalone players that cost around $250.00 that will do it with the push of a few buttons. There are video capture devices, capture cards, some video cards have capture abilities, and I'm sure there are some methods I've missed. Best thing to do is start reading at www.dvdrhelp.com . There are numerous forums and tutorials, to accomplish exactly what you are asking. With the more expensive hardware/software solutions, you can actually improve quality. At the very least, with the inexpensive solutions, you can improve slightly on the quality.