I am sorry, I HAVE been to the readme section but the plethora of acronyms and software options is boggling. I basically need to do two things 1) Put dvd+r,+rw recordings from TV and camcorder(tape) onto hard drive for editing and storage. I do not have a video in interface, bog stan on board graphs. 2) Convert (inadvertant) dvd -r recordings to dvd+r so we can play them on wifes' machine(I am in a lot of trouble here!). I am fairly pc cute and if I know just which bits of software to grab (even tho' they beat about the bush as to what they do)I am sure I can work it out! PC 3.0G 1G ram 100Gspare hdd space,Nero6(oem) 2xdvd burners Powerdvd(oem). Win Med player11. Dave.