dvd recorder for vhs home movies question
I have been putting off purchasing a DVD Recorder for a while now for a few reasons. The expense is one. I am also afraid that after burning the 30 or so home movie VHS tapes I have, the sucker will be wore out and die. Also, the thought of copying the VHS tapes then making sure the DVDs all burned ok is a bit daunting.
Anyway, I was in Target where the occasionally have clearance items. One was a TruTech DVD Recorder for about $50. The price is right. I read some reviews, most are bad but there are some good ones. I figure if it copies all my VHS tapes and then dies I got my monies worth. If it konks out before then I can return it.
My question is, should I stay away from this brand. Is the recorded quality dependent on the brand. I certainly do not want to copy 30 VHS tapes only to find out it could have come out better on a more expensive unit.
Also, in general these recorders can copy in 2 / 4 / 6 hour lengths. I have read 2 hour is the best but I also have read that 4 hour quality is equivalent to VHS quality. Does that mean if I am copying a VHS tape I should choose 4 hour mode? Am I gaining anything by copying in 2 hour mode? (except double the discs!)
Ok, let me have it--especially if you have made VHS copies!!!!