I am hoping someone can give me a little guidance about this subject. I am using an iMac G4, on Jaguar. I have been looking at several models of VHS to DVD converters and would like to know if anyone knows the difference between them. The cheapest I found was the DataVideo DAC-100(DAC100). When I decided to order it, the operator at the online store told me that people are not usually happy with those and end up returning them, to buy the Canopus brand. I looked up the Canopus models. There is one just slightly more expensive that the Datavideo. Then there are three other models. The prices range from about $200 to about $450. I tried reading the details to understand the difference, but I just don't know enough about the process itself, to know how to judge the advantages of the highest priced model over the lower priced ones. Also, do I need to buy a peripheral harddrive to store the data while it is being processed? I would greatly appreciate any insight anyone has to share about this. Thank you.