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What I've got right now is a Power Mac Dual chip 2.5 Ghz machine and a Pinnacle DV converter box. What I need to get is a VHS deck to play old VHS home movies from my parent's old camcorder (A full size over-the-shoulder unit)


Price is sort of an object. I'm willing to pay a few hundred bucks for a unit that will make the most of these old tapes.


what would you recommend?


I don't have much use for a VCR other than for digitizing these tapes.


The selection at Bust buy was rather limited and they seemed a bit chintzy. I would prefer to avoid new Sony products, (I'm boycotting them over the rootkit fiasco.)


Thanks for your help
 

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would a D-VHS desk digitise an anlaog tape and export it to firewire?
 

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Have you thought about a VCR/DVD combo? You could put all the tapes on disks in a stand alone unit hooked up to TV for menus, etc. You don't have to babysit it.
 

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would a D-VHS desk digitise an anlaog tape and export it to firewire?
Yes, I do it all the time on a PC. I would assume it to be even more simple on a Mac. Check out ecost and others for refurb D-VHS sets.
 

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Are there any brands you woud recommend?
 

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Are there any brands you woud recommend?
Just go for a JVC one. The various D-VHSs are pretty similar in terms of performance, and if you get a JVC you can always get some D-Theater tapes if the desire takes you.



I believe virtualDVHS for the Mac has features that make importing MPEG-2 streams over IEEE1394 easier.
 
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