OK, reach for the hangman's noose right now. I'm willing to meet my maker after this post. But, in the wake of the enormous explosion of DVD technology since 1997, I feel the need to defend the good ol' VHS format. For nearly 20 years VHS magnetic tape served the video marketplace quite well (IMO). In fact, I can honestly say that I've NEVER had one VHS tape that has ever broken on me. Any of you guys ever have problems with tape breakage/tangling. I never have. A darn good record. Have said the above .... I will have to break down and admit that the Digital Versatile Disc format is indeed quite an improvement. No rewinding, better resolution, lots of bonus materials, and the rest. But I just felt like defending my VHS collection today. Lots of people have dumped on the VHS format recently, claiming "I'll NEVER watch a VHS tape again!". This, to me, is somewhat crazy. What if the program you want to see is available ONLY on VHS? You won't watch simply because it's on a tape??!! Kinda curious to me. I have a lot of very good quality VHS tapes, and still enjoy them greatly. The bottom line is: I love both formats. Show of hands: Who out there still embraces VHS (at least a teeny bit)? Hey, you can't watch Star Wars Ep. IV any other way!!