I have a very special 20 year old video tape that I recorded off the TV, that I would like to transfer to DVD or data disc as an mpg or avi file. It is a 6 hour tape of an old PBS garden series called "Victory Garden" from the early 90s. Therefore I cannot use a company to do the job for me due to copyright. Is there any way to do this without using a DVD recorder, a vcr or a PC? I'm looking for a gadget that I can just put my tape in and a disc and the tape will transfer to the disc without complicated confusing connection cables, capture cards and the like. It's too confusing. I recently spent 500 dollars on an MP4 recorder (Archos 605 Wifi with DVR Station) but it will not hook up to my VCR successfully and I've read the instructions completely and tried all manner of creative connections. Nothing works. Advice please?