I'm in a bit of a dilema at the moment, in that a fair bit of my AV kit needs upgrading, but am unsure which route to take. The first thing that needs upgrading is the dvd player, as the old one tends to overheats and doesn't seem to like a lot of disks (freezes and stutters whilst playing them). I was thinking of just getting a decent new one, but then saw those combi dvd/vhs players on sale. My current VHS player is in even worse state than the current dvd, so again, I really need something new here. The question is, are these worth buying? What kind of quality can you expect from them? (not that I am too fussy). Having read these forums though, it looks as if buying a DVDR might be the route to go instead. With one of these I can backup all my current VHS tapes (the machine I have plays OK, its just recording where it has problems), and then dump the VHS player as I would now have the DVDR to record stuff onto. To add another twist to it though, I have been thinking about getting SKY+ for a while so it maybe that I won't record all that much anyway (Tivo looks nice, but I really do need a new sky box as mine is pretty old and plays up alot. Plus I have the premium channels so don't need to pay extra.) So considering the situation, which do you suggest would be the best to go with? DVD/VHS Combo? Seperate DVD/VHS? Or a DVD Recorder? Thanks for taking the time to read this. Cheers.