Do you have a bunch of VHS tapes sitting on a shelf gathering dust, but you’re not about to toss them out because you spent a bunch of money on them, love the movies, but aren’t ready to spend more money to replace them with DVDs?
Well, convert ’em! GizmosForGeeks put together a quick round-up of a few products that will help you convert your VHS paperweights to DVDs. For starters, companies like Panasonic have VHS/DVD combo player-recorders that are the simplest to use but are the most expensive of the bunch.
The other solutions are software/hardware combos that can not only convert VHS tapes but pretty much any video source to a variety of digital formats. The Honestech VHS to DVD (which does not have the best name) can convert practically any analog source you can feed into its converter box, and has some very nice software to manage the process as well.
If you have more than 5 to 10 tapes, then it quickly becomes worth it to spend a bit of money on a VHS to DVD converter and not $10+ on each movie to buy DVD replacements.
Here’s more info on the VHS to DVD software.