I want to do a couple things. 1) Convert VHS to DVD. I want the system to be computer based and not stand-alone DVD recorder based. I have talked to a friend who uses a Digital Video camera between the VCR and the Comp. to convert the signal. Is this really necessary? Please give a some pointers about setting up the most optimal system. 2) I want to duplicate a master DVDs which now has the VHS movie on it onto a couple of other DVDs. I am willing to get a duplicator. Whats the best way to set this syetm up? I know these are very newbie type questions but please give me some help. I don't know where else to turn. PS: Also whats a good place online to buy this equipment?