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Today only. Daily Steals has the Vaas VMC2DVD VHS to DVD/Blu-ray Conversion Software & Hardware Bundle for $25 with free shipping. Converts all VHS tapes to DVDs, can make digital back-ups on computer hard drive, and has USB 2.0 PnP interface.
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    heyrob Ben's cred: 5
    Posted 8:05 am PST 01/17/14

    The ad is misleading, imo.
    It states:
    "...chances are, you no longer have a VCR. Does that mean you have to shelve your fuzzy moment until the weird day you decide to buy a used VCR? Not at all! ..."

    Well.... I think it does. This product doesn't include a VHS player of any kind. So you must buy a VCR if you no longer have one -- contrary to the ad copy. Maybe I misread the ad.
    Also... Amazon reviews are polarized and few... which implies half-fake, to my untrusting eye.

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    wolderiii Ben's cred: 44
    Posted 9:35 am PST 01/17/14

    if you already have a vcr laying around then just use your tv tuner card to capture them. if you don't have a tv tuner card then buy one for about the same price as this thing and then you can use tuner after all your vhs tapes are converted.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3428
    Posted 11:27 am PST 01/17/14

    ^ True, but outputting the video to an analog TV tuner in an ancient VCR then tuning it in with a tuner card will further reduce the quality, what you really want is a video capture card with analog input which is essentially what this is as well as a hardware MPEG4/2/1 encoder along with a software bundle to burn DVD/BR disc formats. However, I doubt it can handle HD resolution so there's an area that could make another option worth spending more money.

    It's not a bad deal for $25 but as mentioned you have to supply the VCR and you may find that your ancient VCR now has either hardened rollers that don't grip the tape well, or they have turned to goo (silicon rubber breakdown often causes oil release) and that goo ruins the tape.

    In other words open up the VCR and check it before risking tapes, then if rollers are hardened you can at least try to clean and slightly abrade them to a better condition, as well as cleaning the heads while it's open.

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