I am planning on getting a new Nicam Stereo VCR but don't know what to get. I want good picture recording, a good tuner to get a decent picture to record, stereo sound, and very but not most importantly, low noise when in STANDBY, preferably very low. My current Mono Aiwa VCR makes a slight low frequency, low sound which is ok. I don't mind it making a little noise when in OPERATION. I do record programmes overnight though, so I do not want to be disturbed because the VCR is TOO loud in operation. Any suggestions guys? I'd like to get one of the Sony ones at Argos (model number SLVSE730 or 830), but I've heard it makes an annoying sound when in standby. Is there any point in getting an SVHS VCR, as I've heard you need to buy SVHS Tapes to record in SVHS. Is this true, or can I get SVHS quality on an ordinary VHS Tape using an SVHS VCR? I would prefer to get an Aiwa, or Sony, maybe a Toshiba from Currys, Dixons, Comet or Argos. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance guys.