Hi there, This is first post on this forum, but hopefully not my last. Basically I am about to set-out working as a freelancer, with the bulk of my work focussed on Digital Restoration work. I have an initial budget for £2000 (approx $3700) on which to make an initial investment in new computer equipment and video decks. I want to build a strong core-unit, such that as when work picks up, I can reinvest and *add* to the system (i.e. with more decks and maybe even film scanning equipment at some stage), rather than upgrade. My initial line of work will probably be centred around digitizing old (S)VHS tapes and transferring mini-DV tape onto DVD. Any work that may come in on other formats, I will have to digitize via others, or leave until I have the finance to buy the relevant decks myself. Anway... this post is basically aimed at ascertaining a high quality SVHS deck. Obviously, I need something that is available in the UK. My initial research suggets an SVHS deck, with its multiple heads will drain the most quality out of an old VHS tape and - with a suitable capture card - maximize the quality of the digitization as close to the source as possible. What is recommended? Any help would be greately appreciated. Cheers, Rob.