Transfering VHS to DVD and HD storage.

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Transfering VHS to DVD and HD storage.
May 24, 2012

I have a few boxes of VHS tapes that were used to tape television programs.
I'd like to transfer them to dvd and HDs for long term storage.

I've seen inexpensive VHS to DVD devices sold in Best Buy (around $49 to $69) but they get lackluster reviews.

My co-worker says I should do this: buy a VHS - DVD combo unit that allows recording a DVD from a VHS tape (these are getting hard to find). Record the VHS content to the DVD, then finalize the DVD. Then the DVD will play on a set-top player or pc. From the pc I could save the content to hard drives.

Before I spend time/money looking for a VHS-DVD recorder unit, does this sound like a good idea? Or are there better ways of transfering VHS to DVD?

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