I hope this is the proper forum, but am sure it will be redirected if it isn't. I have thousands of hours of live music on reel to reel and cassette tapes scattered around the house and want to copy the best of it on cds or dvds. I would need a cd or dvd recorder for that, but it appears the cd recorder's glory days are over. I opened a letter from Circuit City and found they had but a single cd recorder in stock, a $400 Sony. That's pretty steep, considering what it cannot do. And I would need hundreds of blank cds, even though they are nearly free. I have heard, perhaps in error, that one can record 6 to 8 hours of sound on a dvd. Is that possible? CDs are only good for 80 minutes or so. What I might like to do would use some old CGI laserdisc for some video with the audio in either stereo or 2 channel mono. If I do that, the audio would probably be limited to the time of the video. Would that be right? The first thing I would do would be to record on DVDs or CDs a digital master copy that I could then use to make sub-copies for the people who are interested in different portions of it. It appears that I might need two DVD recorders to stay within the digital realm. I have two Sony CD players and a JVC DVD player, all old and unlikely to have a digital output. Everything I have is very old. I could buy a dvd recorder and use one of the cd players as a source, but that would make the signal go from digital to analog and back again. Any ideas or recommendations out there? Thanks, Lee.