Today, for just 99 bucks (no tax/shipping) I can use an ATI or Hauppauge TV/Capture card for the capture step and some DVD recorder with bundled software to edit and make the DVD. Blanks from that last trip to the store was 20 bucks for a pack of 50.
You can go up from there but its unlikely the output would get any better.
I would like to copy my home movies onto DVD's but am unsure on what to do. My computer is a brand new Dell Dimension 4600 and my camcorder is a 5 year old Sony Digital 8 Handycam. Any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated. Is a DVR a lot easier?