If I manage to buy either the DMR-85 or RD-XS32 one of the uses will be to backup/copy my girlfriends large collection of VHS tapes onto DVD (takes up less space). I was wondering how best to achieve this? What should the general approach to the settings be? Should you aim for the highest bit rate possible (and full resolution?), or is it a bit pointless unless the VHS is good quality (diminishing returns etc). On the one hand I can see a theory to use the highest quality possible to best preserve the remaining information (however poor that is). On the other hand, surely you won't diminish a grotty Long Play VHS that much by using a lower bitrate. And is full resolution required - I thought VHS didn't have as many lines as DVD (and TV?). So any general advice on the best approach to this?