Get the Canopus ADVC110, along with some kind of capture software. I used Nero 7 Vision when I did it long ago.
No need for drivers with the Canopus, and it supports firewire. Just plug and play. Plus it has a feature to bypass macrovision (search for it yourself).
Don't expect to get a great quality transfer, it will still look like a VHS. I can tell you from experience, you will get NO dropped frames or out of sync audio with it. It's a great piece of equipment.
1.) It supports HD so for future capture like HDTV or Game Consoles you have a ton more flexability.
2.) Its totally self reliant, all capture cards use your computer to process the information as its captured. It uses the computers cpu to compress and transcode, this can take a very heavy toll on your computer and make lesser machines cause audio sync issues and other problems. The HD-PVR uses its own hardware to do all of this, it will only be just moving the data to the computer via USB as if your were coping files from an external drive.