Hi Bob, FYI~ I'm in the process of using nettapes. So far as now I still do not know what to say about them hopefully I can tell you more by next week. I think, I did do a stupid thing and sent all of my tapes at one time. Looking back I think I would of sent just one tape for starter's. Of course I shipped 10 tapes on 12/15 over the Holidays and there 10 day to 2 week turn around now turned into one month? Which scares me. However they have been on top of there e-mails even before I decided to use them, the price is what caught my eye. And I sat here for 2-4 days wondering is that old saying true, "if it sounds to good to be true, it probabley is to good to be true"? Or you get what you pay for? I have called and they total me to e-mail my requested, that they could not do anything over the phone for my order. The last e-mail said, I should have them by next week? I did go as far as looking into the BBB on one day to do research, dead end. I looked up the service by address and another dead end! So hold off, until I post again, I still have a little voice in my head, wonder? How long do I wait? Good - Luck with your choice, I do know wal-mart offers vhs to dvd but twice the price. Hope this helps ~ Debi
Does anyone have experience using Nettapes.com video conversion service?
My Sony 8mm camcorder broke down recently and i have been trying to figure out a way to preserve my old 8mm analog tapes. I thought of buying an camcorder that would play the old tapes, then use an interface, either fireware or usb, (depending on the model of camcorder) to transfer the image to my computer. I don't expect to do a lot of editing, i just don't want to lose the memories these tapes have; I would save them to DVD.
Just finding the right camcorder is very confusing. Then should i use a capture device, (PCI card, Dazzle Record, etc). Or should i make sure the camcorder does some sort of pass through conversion, what a mess. Then i stumbled across Nettapes.com
For $9.95 they will convert 8mm to DVD. They offer an editable DVD for 7.95. They also have web sharing capabilities for $14.95 a tape.
Before i try the service i wondered if anyone has try using them. I can't tell how long they have been in business, there is not any reviews about their support, and customer satisfaction.
Let me know...