You can use a USB TV tuner to transfer VHS video tapes from a VCR to your computer very easily. Once the videos have been copied to your computer you can burn them to a DVD using a DVD burner. Even if you never burn them to a DVD it is still a good idea to transfer VHS tapes to a computer to preserve them. VHS tape quality degrades over time. DVD’s have approximately a 100 year life expectancy.
You can convert VHS to DVD in a number of ways, including:
- Transfer VHS tapes to a computer and then burn a DVD
- Connect your VCR to a DVD recorder
- Pay a service to do it for you