So after reading all the SVHS thread, I plunged into buying one. I mainly use it to record from SAT TV. I have 3 VCRs in three different room and wanted to replace all of them with SVHS. Then when I started connecting it, I realized the problem I would have if I want to replace all of them. There's only 1 S-Video out of the receiver. I bought a switcher but it got really expensive buying the switcher and all the additional cables I needed. Also, I suspected that there's a degradation in the picture quality. So I've decided not to replace all the VCRs and run the one I did buy like this: S-Video out from receiver to S-Video in the SVHS and from S-out in the SVHS to S-in in the TV. Now I have to turn on the VCR to watch that particular TV. Quality of the viewing appear to have degraded by bypassing it through the VCR which is fine because I'm only going to use that setup to record. My questions for you all who have Super VHS vcr: 1. How are you connecting it? If you are using a switcher, did the quality degrade? 2. What's the difference in quality of VHS vs SVHS tapes? I probably only will be using regular high performance VHS since I record quite a bit of movies for saving. On my JVC 3901, I had it on S-VHS recording and S-VHS ET off, and the recording is great and I can watch it on any of my regular VCRs. Some of you and some sites have mentioned about drilling a hole in regular VHS tape to make a SVHS tape and the recorded result is almost as good as a real SVHS tape. If that is all there is, why are SVHS tapes so much more expensive?