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All I need to do is transfer non protected VHS tapes to DVD-R. No menus or anything fancy, just a decent duplication. Would any of you know the simplest way to do that ? Can it be done without a TV ?

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Re: VHS to DVD

You would need a tv tuner on your pc's graphics card, then you could hook up the vcr with an adapter and record the vhs to your pc, then you would have to burn that to dvd. I don't think you can go directly from vhs to dvd, without an actual device (where there are those that do that.) ADS Tech's $100 DVD Xpress DX2. The DX2 has a video converter that can accept composite or S-Video signals. It converts these to digital format and sends them to a PC via a USB connection. It comes with Ulead VideoStudio 9 SE DVD software for editing the video.

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