Well, my 1980 or so vintage VCR finally died. The shop says it is not fixable because of lack of parts. It was a very good vcr (much better than the garbage on the market today) that was worth about $1300 in it's day, so I didn't want to just throw it away. I still have my D-VHS Dish receiver sitting in a box awaiting to sell (since I got a 508). I have several tapes that I would like to keep and a few programs on the 508 I would like to archive. The dilemma: Do I get a dvd recorder for my computer or do I buy another vhs deck to replace old faithful? If I get a burner will my computer work. It is a 733Mhz Celeron. If not, what suggestions does everyone have for upgrading? I can use my existing case/pwr supply, hard drives, cd-r etc., so I guess I am looking for suggestions on mother board, chip, etc. This will be my first computer build (although I have moved the innards from one case to another). I don't want to spend a fortune so be gentle.