Well folks, I love the Panasonic brand, but these things don't seem to last more than two years. So, I'd be interested in knowing what another good brand is. I was thinking of looking into a JVC SVHS VCR, but was wondering if it was worth the extra cost. Or, since I like the features and...nuances.. of the Panasonic brand, would an SVHS Panasonic model last a bit longer? Thanks!