In my experiance, the VCRs (never seen D-VHS or S-VHS) of today are really crappy when trying to play older dubbed VHS tapes. I have an archive of 250-odd some VHS tapes (3 movies on each tape usually) going back to the mid 90s. I am slowly replacing these dubs with DVDs of the same titles, but it's still good to be able to watch them from time to time, and buying 700 DVDs will take a lifetime. I have a GE VCR that plays these tapes fine, but it's almost 10 years old now and I rue the day it finally stops working. So what are my options for a replacement VCR? A lot of my tapes won't adjust properly tracking-wise on newer VCRs, but have always played fine on older VCRs with manual tracking and whatnot. The older ones are built like rocks. So do they make VCRs that have some kind of support for playing older ELP-mode recorded tapes and degraded tapes?