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Hardware for VHS Transfer

by rr / December 3, 2009 12:31 AM PST

I know the steps of trfansfering VHS tapes to my computer. However, there are a few individuals in my life that don't have a clue or really want to get that involved and need something simplier. I know there was a device a few years ago that allowed someone to copy a VHS tape to DVD that was not a regular DVD/VHS Recorder. This was portable and not much bigger than the actual VHS cassette. Has anyone heard of this or have info on it?

Thanks

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Logically impossible; just my thought.
by ahtoi / December 3, 2009 3:36 AM PST

or maybe I don't understand the whole story.

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The one I saw was.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 3:48 AM PST
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VHS Transfer hardware
by rr / December 3, 2009 6:48 AM PST
In reply to: The one I saw was.

Thanks for the article - I guess the best option might be getting them an external DVD burner. But now my question would be - what type of file would be created doing this? MPEG 4?

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If it's done proper. MPEG 2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 8:25 AM PST
In reply to: VHS Transfer hardware

The easiest ones create "bog standard video DVDs." Which are mostly MPEG 2. Anything else would create compatibility headaches.
Bob

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VHS transfer device
by Phil Crase / December 3, 2009 9:52 PM PST
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Pinnacle makes a device for that purpose, it is called a "DAZZLE", look into that..

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VHS Transfer Device
by rr / December 4, 2009 5:15 AM PST
In reply to: VHS transfer device

This is for an end-user that really didn't want to get a PC involved in doing transfers. Originally I was asking about something portable that could do this function - I saw it on a shopping channel a few years ago but I couldn't find it so I guess I will either have to talk them into Dazzle or tell them to forget it

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If they do not want a PC invovled
by lacsr / December 4, 2009 8:08 PM PST
In reply to: VHS Transfer Device

there are devices that can do that. See here, for one that is fairly modern: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016GCI84/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000ASGFRE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1TEW0T1WYA7SBAP0PV90
Here is a Cnet article but they are all old devices now:
http://reviews.cnet.com/1990-6463_7-5605370-1.html
Of course, one could always pay someone else to do the conversions. Depending on where you live, the local drug store may provide that service on a "per tape" basis.
And, if you are not allergic to using EBay, you might find a device that someone bought to do VHS tapes and got theirs all done and now offer the device for sale.

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If they do not want a PC invovled
by rr / December 5, 2009 5:15 AM PST

I actually found what I'm looking for I think - on ebay - it's an older version of a Sony product - they have more up to date versions available but this one will work for now: Please wait
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Sony DVDirect VRD-MC5

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Yes, that appears to fit
by lacsr / December 5, 2009 8:27 PM PST

the description you originally stated. Good luck.

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