Just to let you know that Terry extremely kindly sent me the old DVD writer with an IDE connector which he found in an old PC. This afternoon, I successfully managed to install it (with only one teeny blip where I thought I had messed the whole computer up! ) and it is working well.
So..... now I have replaced the DVD drive on my desktop and my notebook, as well as buying a new DVD recorder for our TV equipment! I think I am seriously in DVD overdrive now!
Thanks so much to everyone who helped me with this. It was bit of a long journey (methinks I seem to specialise in them!) - but we got there in the end!
Edited by Channeal, 17 January 2017 - 01:03 PM.