I got a good deal on a Sony RDR-VX525 DVD Recorder a few weeks ago and it works great for dubbing VHS tapes to DVD. It is a DVD/VHS combo unit. It will do basic editing once the VHS is copied to the DVD disc but i haven't tried it yet. I have been using the "one Touch button" for simple dubbing. It will also dub DV tapes from the camcorder when connected with a firewire cable to the recorder. I found out one thing though. I tried dubbing a standard 8mm tape to DVD but got an error saying, Camcodrer not recognized, Check the cable connection. I then tried a Hi8 tape in the camcorder and it copied to the DVD with no problem. I guess it doesn't the standard 8mm tapes. I have already made about a dozen DVD's for a relative of mine and am really pleased with the Sony Recorder.