This is one thing that annoys me about VHS. The way it handles a stereo signal. WHY, when it reaches a bad part of the tape, does the stereo switch to mono? I find that very annoying. Why does a VCR do that crap when audio tapes don't. There's no reason why it should do that. I'm watching a movie when their a part where there's music filling the whole room, then all of a sudden, it all collapses to the front. I'm glad DVD players were invented to solve this problem.