I used a DVD-recorder like http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Multiformat+DVD-R/-RW/%2BR/%2BRW+Recorder/9789843.p?id=1218175322106&skuId=9789843&st=dvd%20recorder&cp=1&lp=13 a few years ago. My daughter had one (for recording TV broadcast) that she let me use.
Most hard disk recorders also have a DVD burner. They are more expensive but you can use it for years to come as a recorder also.
I have several old family and bought VHS tapes that I would like to convert to DVDs. What hardware &/or software is required? I own a working VHS player recorder, a newer Windows 7 laptop & an older Windows XP desktop computer. I recently purchase a "Sabrent USB 2.o Video/Audio capture DVD Maker" device & software, but software not recognizing the usb port & input from the VHS player. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.