Hey gang, I just found out I'm getting a DVD burner (most likely the ?new Sony dual format drive) for a gift from my parents for Christmas. I have a few questions as there are a few things I'd like to accomplish with it if possible. First I'd like to be able to backup some of my VHS tapes to DVD-R. The second thing I'd like to be able to do is record TV to DVD-R's or RW's. On the fly would be nice (like a set top player), but if I had to capture to a HD and then record that would be ok. Now I assume what I would need in order to do this is get a capture/tuner card like this card. What else would I need? Would I need some sort of authoring software? My big question I guess is can this be done for say under $200 (not counting the drive or media of course)? At this point it would be an "experiment" and so I don't want to soak a ton into it. I have a 60GB (5400rpm) HD that is empty and could be used to store stuff before burning. Is that big enough? If I left anything out please let me know. Current system that will have the burner and stuff added to it; Athlon XP 2200+ MSI K7T Turbo 2 MB Radeon 8500 64MB Video Card 640MB SDRAM 28.5GB 7200rpm HD 30GB 7200rpm HD 60GB 5400rpm HD Sound Blaster Live (original w/daughter card) IWILL ATA66 controller card Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM (region free) Lite-On 48X CDRW AOpen 40X CD-ROM Floppy Zip 100 10/100 Nic I would be connecting to the TV or VCR using composite hookups (or would I run the cable from my cable box to the PC). Thanks in advance for any help.