im in the same boat as you, but why not do what i do?
which is what?
whoa hang on ill tell ya in a sec...
I have transfered as much as i can onto hard drive to free up some tapes. Now I keep the rest on tape. When I want to, or in most cases, when I have time to edit, ill then capture the video there and then, or you can do it the day before.
This way all is stored safe, quality.
2 x 21\" HITACHI super contrast monitors.....2 x 200 gig HDD\'s....2 x 512mb dane-elec pc3200.....TV in card (cheap and sh!t!)....3.2 P4 HT....BOARD - ASUS P4C800 - C delux (fsb 800mhz DUAL DDR 400)....GRAPHICS - ATI 256ddr POWERCOLOUR Radeon 9600XT (500mhz/400mhz)....MATROX RT.X100 real time editing card