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Old 05-25-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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I'm looking for one of the better VCR to DVD burners. Note that while I am burning old VCR tapes on to DVD, my primary focus will simply be burning movies from (hi-def) DVR to DVD.

Any recommended models?

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Old 05-25-2012, 05:31 AM   #2
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They are getting scarce these days. The last one I got was a Magnavox at WalMart. I think Radio Shack has them as well.
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Note that while I am burning old VCR tapes on to DVD, my primary focus will simply be burning movies from (hi-def) DVR to DVD.
I assume you intend to burn HD DVR to a DVD in SD format using a composite output of the DVR. If you want to burn the HD DVR output in HD, that's another story.

At present, there aren't any DVD recorders that record in HD. The only solution is to use a computer with the Hauppauge 1212 (or one of the other Hauppauge products) to import HD from the component outputs of the DVR, which can then be burned to DVD or Blu-Ray using the computer and a DVD or Blu-Ray burner.

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html
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Doing it with software through your computer is the cheapest way to do it . The top rated Diamond Video Capture system is only 40 bucks - 33 bucks on amazon ! Of course you must have a functioning VCR .

http://vhs-to-dvd-converters-review.toptenreviews.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-VC500-.../dp/B000VM60I8
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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vcr is not suitable now in the modern era u should go for a good dvd
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #6
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VHS to DVD?
Only one question, Why?

They were not great on a 26 inch screen...they are horrific on a 46 incher.
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VHS to DVD?
Only one question, Why?

They were not great on a 26 inch screen...they are horrific on a 46 incher.
While PQ is not up to HD standards, my VHS tapes are quite watchable on a HDTV. I have many special interest VHS releases that were never issued on DVD or BLURAY that are far easier to deal with once transferred to DVD. I also use my DVD recorder to make SD DVDs of HD recordings from my DVR and they look excellent. It is well worth owning a good DVD-R recorder in a modern home theater system for these reasons.
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I've got the Magnavox, got it at Best Buy. As to the why question (post #6 above) we have a bunch of old home video that needs to be transferred to DVD. My kids have moved out and I would like to give them all a DVD with this old stuff on it for fun. Of course the quality will not be good by today's standard but it's all we have.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #9
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Wow. This thread makes me want to go out and purchase one of these, too. I have some old home movies that I want to transfer to DVD. They are really old so I should probably get on this before the tape breaks down or something.
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