My VCR puttered out, so it's time for a new one! I mainly used my VCR to record stuff and watch it again (occasionally I'd stick in a movie I've bought that I don't have on DVD). Since buying a new TV (Mits 55807) I've noticed that tapes (especially recorded) look absolutely terrible. Here are my questions- Do you need special blank tapes to take advantage of S-VHS recording, or will the blank tapes I've already bought work just the same? Will an S-VHS player improve picture quality (compared to a regular VCR) when playing movies that I've bought on VHS? Will recorded tapes be watchable on my set? and here's the big one- Any suggestions for one? I'm hoping to keep it around $150 or less, but if there's a big difference between a more expensive one I'd certainly consider. Thanks!