I have about 40 or so store bought Movies on VHS which I would like to copy to DVD. 1. Is this even legal? My assumption is that this would be a fair use so I am inclined to think it is. 2. What is the easiest (read idiot-proof) method to accomplish this? My preferred option would be to bypass my laptop. Place a tape in one slot, press a button and get a DVD out the other. I do have an external DVD burner capable of DVD+R and DVD-R, but is not essential that I re-use this. I can see scope for a standalone TV/DVD-recorder in my future. 3. I would like to get the highest quality possible result - at least as good as the quality of the tape. Anything less and the exercise is pointless. Does the current 'state of the art' make this feasible without excessive funds? Thanks.