While trying to back up my OLDER VHS movies to DVD, I used this capture device in conjunction with a SIMA. The video was then rendered using the WinDVD Creator-2 software into a .MPG file on my fastest HD. I then used TMPGEnc to convert that file into a MPG-2 for burning to a DVD-disc. The picture quality deteriorated trememdously and I'm not sure if its a resolution issue or if the project was over-encoded by both the WinDVD and the TMP apps. I am presently waiting for my ADVC-100 box in the mail. Sure could use some help finding where I went wrong? Would I have been better off rendering the capture to a .AVI file instead of Mpeg?