I'm looking to buy a new VCR to replace my ancient one. My new Tivo will handle most of my new recordings, so I mostly need it to play the jumble of archived programmes I've accumulated over the years. Are the new S-VHS decks, e.g. Panasonic, as good at VHS plyback as the dedicated VHS machines, e.g. Sony? I may want to archive some material recorded by the Tivo, so it's tempting to go for the better recording quality of the S-VHS. But my most important criterion is to get good playback of VHS, and I don't want to compromise on that for the sake of new recordings I might or might not make (a Tivo upgrade may remove the need). A review I saw of the Sony SLVSE810 said that it had autotracking and various other features for compensating for poor quality in the tape it was playing back. I've never seen that mentioned for other VCRs, but that doesn't mean they don't do it. The manufacturer's websites are remarkably unhelpful, and reviews tend to focus on recording rather than playback. Any advice would be very helpful.