The easiest and best way (providing you don't want to do any editing) is to buy a standalone DVD recorder. I have a Liteon 5006 and recording from VHS/Beta is in real time. ie. a 3 hour tape takes 3 hours. I also have an LG 4163B computer based DVD burner and the Dazzle Fusion USB capture unit but a 3 hour tape takes at least 7 hours from start to finish.