I am hoping someone will be able to advise me on a problem I have backing up some home movies from a Sharp svhs vcr to the Panasonic e30 via an s-video lead. I have found that on completion the playback has quite a lot of that checker effect in the picture when viewing a lot of motion e.g. the rippling surface of water and is very evident when the picture is paused. Apart from that the picture quality is very good. I am copying to Datasafe X2 gen 4 media which was recommended to me at the time of purchasing the machine, although only 4 out of the 10 I bought have actually worked. I have the Panasonic recording SP mode (2 hour) which although not the highest setting should be sufficient for this purpose. Has anybody else had the same problem and been able to correct it or is this something you have to live with when backing up from a vcr.