I'm in the market for a new VCR and was wondering whether to go for an S-VHS model. Do they have big advantages over VHS and are the tapes compatible with VHS machines? i.e. if I record something on a S-VHS tape will my mate be able to play it on his VHS VCR? I do have a digital camcorder but I'm not really into editing so I would just like to transfer straight to tape. I know S-VHS would be better quality but would it be better to wait for recordable DVD's to become more affordable for better archiving of camcorder material? If I do go for a S-VHS deck could anyone recommend one? Thanks, Phil.