Hi, I've got an old Sharp Hi8 Viewcam with several old tapes with priceless family stuff on them, I was going to buy a special lead, to connect it to my PC and put all the stuff onto dvd. If I were to buy a dvd recorder could i connect the cam to it and tranfer the recordings to a disk. Thanks for looking.
Most DVD recorders will have the same connections that you use for the TV (red/white/yellow sockets) somewhere. Mine has them on the front under a drop down panel, as well as on the back, which are according to the manual, precisely for the purpose of connecting a camcorder.
So you should be able to transfer your tapes with no problem, just check that the DVD recorder you intend to buy has the appropriate sockets.