I'm not really sure which forum this best fits into so please excuse me if I'm in the wrong one. I am wanting to start archiving my VHS home movies but I'm not really ready to buy a whole new computer and all the equipment needed to capture them to a PC. I have a funding and wife issue (i.e. she says we don't have the money). So what I am thinking about doing to buying a DVD recorder, maybe the Panny E50, and using that to burn them to disk. Then sometime later on down the road, lord knows when, I will go back and do some editing on them via a PC and re-burn the discs. Is that doable? Can I strip the video from the burned DVD-R onto my computer, edit it, and then re-burn a new disks? Should I be concerned over quality? Is a set top DVD recorder just as good (audio/video) as a PC? Are there inexpensive PC alternatives that I should examine? My understangin is that I would need an 80gig HD, AVDV 100, NED 2500UA DVDRW, and at least a 1.7 GHZ PC. Chris S.