Wow…thanks for all the help from everybody. Here’s an update. First, I bought the “Dazzle” at Best Buy. Current price is $90. It’s the Platinum edition and it comes with three CDs. One is for “Instant DVD Recording”, one is for “Studio Launcher”, and one has some bonus stuff on it. The “Studio Launcher” looks to be for about everything known to man that has to do with making and editting pictures, sound, movies, etc. That’s great…later, when I have time, I’ll look into it. The “Instant DVD Recording” is a reasonably simple procedure for writing to DVD or Hard Drive. I’m doing that as I type this. Back in the 70’s, I bought the entire Twilight Zone series on VHS. Worrying that the tapes are becoming brittle, I wanted to put them on DVD, before they break. I’ve connected the “Dazzle” device, identified as a “DVC170”, by Windows XP (USB connection), connected the DVR/VCR to it by means of left and right audio and video jacks and away we go. Now, if there is a copyright on this tape, then it went right by it. I found though, that the bulk of these tapes never had the copyright on it, so this test is to see what happens when the images go to disk, which it’s doing right now. After it finishes, we’ll see about getting it on a DVD. As I had stated, I have AnyDVD, CloneDVD2, now the software that came with “Dazzle” and I also have AoADVD Copy. Enough to choke a horse. I also have the Video Enhancer device, which may come into play when I hit the copyright on a VHS tape.
My thanks for all the help, and as I progress with this, I will keep everyone posted.
I am still wide open to any suggestions, and particularly interested in any experiences others have had with VHS. I realize this is mostly a DVD forum, but there’s still a lot of tapes that need to be transfered over. I still have to do all the original Star Treks and Star Wars.
Thanks so much