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For transfer by the analog connections, only S-Video should be used, as you'll get the best quality for both from S-Video to an analog-to-digital converter, such as the Canopus ADVC-100. For a Digital connection if you can get a Digital8 camcorder (such as the DCR-TRV340) you can convert the Video8 and Hi8 video to digital and ingest it into your computer via firewire.
Your DVD burner sounds like it is just for hooking up to a computer. The other posts are talking about DVD recorders that connect to your TV, a completely different device. I would not recommend using a DVD recorder, as most of the recent ones have only come with yellow composite in, and provide mediocre video quality.