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i have a bunch of pretty much legendary vhs tapes that are about to go bad and i need to back these up onto DVD asap. i want to get as lossless of a transfer as possible. i am not familiar with this process at all, but i'm assuming the way to go is with a VHS to DVD recorder? if so, what is the best brand/model i should go for?


also, i need to do the same thing with some standard audio tapes (get them onto CD). is there an all-in-one solution for all of these things? preservation of quality is my number one priority.


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i have a bunch of pretty much legendary vhs tapes that are about to go bad and i need to back these up onto DVD asap. i want to get as lossless of a transfer as possible. i am not familiar with this process at all, but i'm assuming the way to go is with a VHS to DVD recorder? if so, what is the best brand/model i should go for?


also, i need to do the same thing with some standard audio tapes (get them onto CD). is there an all-in-one solution for all of these things? preservation of quality is my number one priority.


thanks.

Your questions concerning transfer of VHS recordings to DVD have been addressed frequently in this DVD recorder forum. Scroll down recent threads for detailed discussions. Basically VHS/DVD combo recorders are not the best way to transfer VHS to DVD. Connecting your current VCR to a DVD recorder or HDD/DVD recorder is a better alternative.


For audio tapes/LPs connect Line Outputs (RCA white and red jacks) from your receiver to the Line In jack on the sound card on your computer and use the audio capture feature within Roxio or similar software suites to capture your audio in the CDA format and burn the recordings to CDs. RCA to stereo mini-plug adapters/cables may be purchased in most stores that have audio and video accessories. Do not use your receiver's speaker connections/outputs or headphone outputs for this purpose.
 

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A few years back some DVDRs (Liteon comes to mind) did both DVD, CDs and even VCDs. I had one and returned it because of poor picture quality. The VCD was even worse and I never tried the CD part.
 

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I did buy a converter for my PC but in the end I got my money back because I found this company VHS to DVD who did it for a tenner a tape. I actually had 12 tapes to transfer but in your case 8 tapes is 80 plus tax. So if you way up all the time and the costs of the equipment. If you don't plan to do any more in the future then you may aswell send it off to someone.


The company I used wasn't the cheapest but they were the cheapest PROFESSIONAL looking company.


The other company I looked at was www.vt.tv but they seemed a bit too big. Good luck.
 
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