My recently deceased relative (breast cancer victim) had made 7 VHS tapes of the last yrs of her life while traveling. I was planning on making DVD copies of these tape....but the VCR "ate" one of the tapes. I was able to extract the tape without breaking it, and rewound it (though it has wrinkles/creases where it was eaten - but not too bad). I have a panny dvd recorder and have made dvd copies of home movies in the past. If I buy a new VCR and try again with this tape....what is the likelihood that it will again be damaged beyond repair? - I have not tried to play previously eaten tapes in a VCR in the past? Would I have much better success taking the tape to a professional to reproduce onto a dvd? Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.