In another thread someone said that DVD and tape formats are equally a problem in humid climates. I just wanted to clarify that this is absolutely not so. Once the humidity gets to a tape (mildew), it is destroyed. I have never had a DVD get destroyed from mildew. At worst there is a spot or two which wipes completely clean off the disc. And, it takes well over a year of keeping a case closed before a disc would spot. Wipe clean, problem solved. Tape has moving parts and DVD does not. Even a little bit of stickyness in the air does the tape damage, and it tales no more than three months. Mildew, folds and cracks is what I've had to live with, and oh, let's not forget the tape snapping on those rare occaisions! I've been tape-free for six maybe seven years now, and I couldn't be happier. There is no way I'm going back to such a format.