I have read the other long thread regarding this topic and i'm now thoroughly confused Like many here I'm new to dvd recording , I only acquired my DMR-E50 Recently, and I bow to the superior knowledge of the forum members, but can we just try to clear up for me this question. What are the best settings/or best compromise for recording the following? 1/S-VHS 2/VHS 3/Laserdisc 4/Off air broadcast Automatic or fixed Hybrid VBR? FR or not? Sorry guys but I need your help on this one, with your own findings, or experiments, I would be glad to hear from any of the forum members own settings for recording the above sources.