How to convert VHS to DVD using a VHS-to-DVD conversion service
Rest assured, there’s are always options for even the most technologically inept of people. All the big-name retail corporations offer VHS-to-DVD conversion services through their photo department. Most of them use a very similar service — in some cases the exact service — and typically require a three-week waiting period between the time you drop off your tapes and the time you can pick them up with the new DVD, but there’s no extra work on your end.
Available transfer formats are standard, from VHS to Betamax, and most services will allow you to transfer up to two tapes to a single DVD before charging you extra. Alternatively, there are a couple great websites that offer the same service for a more affordable price if you feel comfortable shipping the VHS tapes yourself.
|Walgreens||VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, MiniDVD, Betamax, 8mm tape, 8mm film, Super 8, 16mm film, Hi8, Digital 8, Video 8, MiniDV, Micro/Mini; foreign (PAL) tapes NTSC DVD||Starts at $29.99|
|Costco||VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, 8mm videotape, 8mm film, Super 8, 16mm film, Digital 8, MiniDV, Betamax; foreign (PAL) tapes to NTSC DVD||Starts at $19.99|
|iMemories.com||VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, 8mm tape, Hi8, 8mm film, Super 8, 16mm film, MiniDV,||$11.99 per tape, or 50ft. film|
|Walmart||VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, 8mm, Digital 8, MiniDV, Betamax; Foreign (PAL)||$24.96 per DVD|
|Southtree||VHS, VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, MiniDV, Betamax, MicroMV, S-VHS, Digital 8, MiniDV, 8mm film, super 8, 16mm film||Starting $12.95|
|Target||VHS, S-VHS, Beta, VHS-C, Hi8, Digital 8, 8mm, MiniDV, 8mm film, Super 8, 16mm film||Starting at $14.99|
|CVS||VHS, VHS-C, MiniDV, 8mm, Hi8, Digital 8, Betamax, S-VHS, 8mm film, Super 8, 16mm film; foreign PAL to NTSC||Starting at $25.99|
|Sam’s Club||VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, 8mm videotape,
Digital 8. MiniDV, Betamax, 8mm film, Super 8, 16mm film
|Starting at $18.96|
So how did you fair converting those VHS tapes to DVD? Did you have any problems or know a better way of getting the job done? Let us know in the comments below.