Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB Digital Turntable
Unplayed since the dawn of the CD era, your Dad's pile of vinyl is just sitting there, collecting dust. Those records look good, smell good, and sound even better. But the potential for wear and tear has relegated them to conversation pieces.
Now, if your Dad (or other vinyl-loving person) had the Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB digital turntable system, he could capture the audio of those old records and transfer it to a variety of digital audio formats -- MP3, WAV, WMA, or even just straight to CD. The turntable plugs right into a free USB port on a Mac or PC. Using the included Cakewalk Pyro or Audacity software, users can capture, clean up (if removing those tell-tale vinyl clicks is what someone really wants to do), and store their vinyl music collections for all posterity (or maybe just for an iPod).
List Price is $229, but a little searching can turn up this gem for as little as $101.