I am thinking of buying a new PC and one of the new technologies I keep hearing about is recording TV to hard disk and then to DVD. What's the sound/picture quality like? Better/worse than VHS? Any other issues? In theory it looks like an ideal solution but I would be interested in your experience.
If this is any help to you, here is how part of my setup works. I have a fast PC with 1gig of memory and two large high speed hard drives. One drive is assigned to Capture and the other is for export. I capture images from a veriety of sources one of which is a video recorder. I capture via a DV converter to fire wire which produces best stability and picture quality. In your case, provided you have a good TV signal you should get excellent quality. Better still if you can capture from your satelite box. In summing up you will require a fast PC with pleny memory and plenty drive space. Use high speed hard drives. I persoaly use serial ATA drives for best efficiency. All this comes at consideral price, however.