I have an old 8mm camcorder and about 20 Hrs of family movies on the 8mm. The camcorder still works but once it dies 8mm players are expensive. I want to make a permanent copy of all these tapes and eventually edit them to a CVD or SVCD maybe even DVD when DVD recorders become available (in the sub $150 range). After reading as much as I can find I am still confused about how 8mm compares to SVHS and VHS (my 8mm are standard not super or Hi). I just can't get the lines vs resolution thing figured out. Bottom line is should I get a SVHS or save the money and get a good VHS. I just want a very good copy of my 8mm as my primary objective. For PVR I am not sure what I will do yet. This is what I found so far (very confusing): NTSC standard: This is listed as 525 lines 29.97 FPS so this is what My TV can display. Correct? What is the resolution? SVHS seems to be 400 lines can not find anything about resolution. VHS don't know how many lines but someone stated the resolution is 320x240. Totally confused I guess on Lines and resolution. I think the problem is that Lines are an analog thing and resolution is a digital thing. Helping me understand this would be greatly appreciated.