Imagine my pain seeing posts on this forum knocking the highest quality video consumer source ever. It's not perfect, but then neither is DVD, or any other format the public has seen. I truly believe tape is not the problem. Yes, I myself don't chose to invest $25 or more on a tape. Or $1000 or more on a tape player. But I see cost making that choice, more than tapes weakness. If a D-VCR was $50 & D-VHS movie was $5, we would still have the no tape forever bunch, but they would be drown out by the rush to the local B&B by hordes of hobbyist. Or better yet free! As the offer on this very site makes. Can you consider yourself an vidiophile if you would turn down the highest quality consumer source ever for free? Or, are you proving yourself to just be close-minded? HD-DVD is coming. However, the A/V industry is watching D-VHS right now. And a site like this with the same people, saying the same negative thing over & over again is counter productive to HD. If you don't want to go back to tape, as I don't, state it once and hope like heck D-VHS succeeds. So we all may enjoy HD sooner, cheaper & of higher quality than we ever thought possible.