Hi Guys I am using a Hauppauge external USB2 box to capture on my laptop and then I use dvd x maker to author the DVD. So far I have only used the DVD extra long play quality settings, which gives me about 1.2GB per 45 minutes. The results look very good to me. When I start copying my DV tapes I guess that I will use the standard DVD setting. The win TV device supports up to MPEG2 12.0MBit/sec (CBR) whatever that means!! Could I do things better?