Hi I am no whizz kid, but I assume you have a tv card in your pc, in addition you will need conversion/editing software I use intervideo dvd creator,and nero. Be warned unless you have a very high end pc it is a time consuming process, and needs a lot of hard drive space. Normal dvd is mpeg2 or for vcd mpeg1. There are a lot of free sites offering advice on the web. Buy yourself some cheap dvd's initially as your are bound to have some coasters until you get the hang of it. or record initially to dvdwr then if its ok copy to dvdr. I am sure that you will get far better advise than this, but it can give a lot of satisfaction. Oh by the way you can only record for your own use, copywrite rules.