Hello All, 1st post - Hope it doesnt bore you all. I would like to convert old VHS home movies onto DVD, retaining the same picture quality. I have a standalone SONY DVD player, so will need to get a DVD- Writer, and software. I purchased a pioneer 8.4GB writer, before learning about the whole incompatability DVD+/- issues. At the same time, I also purchased a converter kit (cant remember the name now), and didnt think that the picture was all that. Have been advised since that a dedicated video capture card will be preferable. Have now returned everything,and got a refund. However, Nero 6 (which came bundled with the pioneer) is still on my pc, and seems to be pretty much what i want. Am now very wary about which player and software to get. Can anyone provide any advice. Any received really would be greatly appreciated. The pioneer I bought was the new breed of dual layered players. Have read a couple of bad vibes about them on this website. Anyone think they are a good purchase ? Like I say, any advice......greatly appreciated. Cheers !!