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Converting VHS tapes to digital format???

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Big Dog Dad, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Big Dog Dad

    Big Dog Dad

    Jun 4, 2000
    S.W. Pa
    I'm sure this has been covered earlier, but I would like solutions with this months advances in technologies (if there are any!) I have a lot of VHS tapes from my daughter's childhood that I would like to convert to a digital format and I need suggestions on the best method and what is the best software to edit the digital file to remove dead space time, etc. I do not have a digital camcorder, but if that is the best method, I'll get one eventually. Thanks in advance!!


  2. You can buy a DVR ($150 / $275 -- with/without hard disc). These work like a VCR with programability, and a tv tuner. Make sure you choose one with a digital tuner (remember what happens on Feb 17?). Everything i've read is to avoid the combination VHS/DVR machines.

    If you are talking about a commercial movie on VHS, you will need also one of these type of things... essential.

    I have one of the model 100s here -- don't have experience with model 200:

    Check this:

    Also, read this...

    Would someone please look at my question here on MSWord2007? Thanks.