I just got this brand new 2 weeks ago haven't used it & if anyone wants it for $20 less than the retail price (which includes postage cause its available by mail order only) let me know. With this you can make a video in your VCR from a DVD movie. This device for which no software is needed is not intended to make illegal copies it is only intended for personal use to back up your selection of dvd's onto videotape.