I recently was at a cross roads when it came to recording DirecTV HD. I saw a D-VHS VCR at Best Buy for $80 (some Mitsu model, can't remember the model number) and a JVC 3000HMD (hope I got the number right) for about $300. But the DirecTV HD reciever doesn't have firewire out. Is there a way to convert component/DVI and optical to firewire? I saw this JVC W-VHS player on ebay, but it cost nearly 2 grand and I think it has only Japanese text. Is W-VHS better and D-VHS? Is there an American W-VHS? I know that the W-VHS has component in, but $2000 is alot of money.