I'm new at this so be patient. Upon reviewing forums concerning this subject, I have discovered that one can do said conversion utilizing a computer at some exceedingly high costs in the $400.00 range. Without appearing rude I have to ask the question, why would someone want to go this route, when DVD recorders which replace the old VCRs are starting to flood the marketplace, under such manufacturers such as Daytek, Electrohome, Curtis, Magnavox at prices ranging from as little as $99.99 to $175.00 CDN. Is there a quality compromise when using these recorders? More details about this conversion would be appreciated in regards to my above mentioned question.