OK, it's not for me it's for somebody else. It's been a LONG time since I was in the market for a VHS vcr so am not well up of any new features (if any!) to look for. It doesn't have to be anything special like SVHS, HD combi etc. Just a simple cheapo VCR but it MUST have Video+ and 'quasi SVHS' play back so I can playback my SVHS tapes on it. Also, on the Sanyo range they have a feature called '16:9 Conversion'. Is this just the recording of the WS flag or an actual 'down conversion to 4:3? Wouldn't have thought this technically possibe with analogue, but such a feature would be VERY useful to me as I record a lot in WS but they have a 4:3 TV. I suppose I'm looking for some sort of 'anamorphic squeeze' feature that you seen on some 4:3 TVs. Any help, links etc much appreciated.