My 10 year old JVC VCR died last weekend, so I need to get a new VCR. I am thinking of getting a SVHS machine for extra resolution. The last VCR was used mostly with a 31" monitor, the new one will be used with a 61" RPTV and a front projector. I don't own a camcoder, so editing facilities are not important. The VCR will be used mostly for time shifting and occasional archiving. I would like to keep the price under $400, the lower the better. I belive my choses are JVC, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Sharp. So, I'd like to know if there is a clear "best buy" out there? Also, is there a picture quality difference between, say JVC's HR-S3900U, HR-S5900U, HR-S7900U and HR-S9900U or is the difference mainly in features? Any help is appreciated since it's been 10 years since I shopped for a VCR.