|My old VHS home movies 1983-1992|
So I opted to purchase a Toshiba DR560 1080p Upconverting DVD Recorder with Built-in Tuner
The reviews said I could pop in a VHS tape and a blank DVD, presss a button and bingo it would transfer.
|Cables, Toshiba and Remote|
You can see the cables that came with the machine (also the remote) I didn't need anything except the machine and the remote.
Here's a few tips for you in case you decide to buy one:
|Setting up Toshiba|
2. Settings. When you turn the machine on, you will be able to set your settings - it's very easy and the manual directs you in easy-to-follow instructions
|Blank DVD inserted|
4. Now you pop your VHS tape into the player and press "DUBBING" That's it - sit back and enjoy watching your old home movies!
|Watching a tape being recorded to DVD|
6. After your DVD has stopped recording, you must use your Remote to select SETUP. Then you choose the option FINIALIZE DISK. This makes the DVD playable on other VCRs. If you don't finialize your DVD you can only play it on the Toshiba you used to record it.
There is a lot more you can do with this machine but I wanted to keep it simple and just get the old home movies done. My earliest is 1983 when my sons were 3 and 10 years old and they had already begun degrading. Time was of the essence!
Now I need to make copies of the DVDs so that I can pass these treasured family memories on.