I'm looking to pick myself up my first S-VHS deck. I mostly intend to use it for time shifting programs off of DSS. My question is how well does S-VHS in EP mode compare to VHS in SP mode. Is it better, worse or about the same. Right now I am using VHS tapes of T-120, T-160, & T-180 length and record everything in SP mode. While this would not be good enough for movies I wish to keep, I find it to be acceptable for timeshifting, But that limits me to one movie per tape. My hope is that I could get a S-VHS deck and achieve similair or better quality in extended play mode without having to change tapes when I have the timer set to record 3 movies. What would be the best S-VHS deck in the $200- $325 range for this purpose? For the record I will just state flat out that I have absolutely no interest in Tivo or anything like that at this present time.