I have just tried my new machine (JVC 6722)in s-vhs mode for the first time with a TDK XP tape and I must say I am a little disappointed with the results. It is of course mush better than conventional VHS and S-VHS ET (with which I was not impressed - but I was only using cheap tapes). The picture is much more steady and the resolution is close to the original Digibox picture, however I would say the colour performance is noticably worse than the original broadcast. There appears to be a lot of instability in large areas of strong colour particularly deep reds and blues. They are quite noisey and flickery. I would definitely not say the picture is "broadcast quality". Am I expecting too much? I realise on a 32" TV even hi-band will show its' faults, just as broadcast pictures do. Is it because the VCR is a budget unit? Would machines higher up the range perform better? Or is D-video the only way of truly getting recordings that are indistinguishable from the original?