I'm currently in the process of converting all of my old and newer Video8 8mm tapes and VHS home movies to DVD. For the 8mm tapes I'm using a camcorder with S-video out and inputting it to the ADVC-300 DV converter which connect to my computer via firewire. Looks outstanding and really closely matches the source of the original video. But I'm still wondering how much loss is actually occurring when the signal from the original video tape is outputting to S-video. I was looking at the Sony Digital8 Video Walkman GV-D200 which also plays back Video8 and Hi8. It has a firewire output and will stream video from the analog formats, Video8 and Hi8, which should match the original video source more than the S-video I would imagine. After reading some reviews about it I've decided that's what I'm going to get for my 8mm tapes. As for my VHS tapes this is where I'm stuck. I want to be able to do the same thing with the VHS, however, I am unable to find a good VCR with a firewire output. What I'm really looking for is a VHS vcr with a firewire output that can also play back and record SVHS. I know of the JVC MiniDV/SVHS/VHS deck with firewire, but read all the reviews on it and know that it's crap. So, I'm not getting that VCR. After more searching I found the Mitsubishi HS-HD2000U which is a DVHS vcr that will play and record VHS and SVHS. I also saw a blurb somewhere that since DVHS vcrs are so well made to handle the high quality data of High Definition, those are the best vcrs to use to get the best results from a consumer vcr in terms of quality from your old VHS home movies. VHS should be child's play for these HDTV vcrs. I really want to get this HS-HD2000U, but the biggest question of all that I have about it is the firewire inputs and outputs on it. I've been doing so much online research about it to see if those firewire outputs can be used to capture into the computer. I can't find any info on that at all, the only thing it says about those firewire outputs is that they are for the HDTVs with home networking or something like that. Does anyone know if I can use these firewire outputs to my PC? I capture all of my video from that ADVC-300 unit using firewire to Sonic Foundry Vegas Video 4.0 and it's outstanding. But, if there is a way that I can get the original video to firewire straight from the VCR I'm guessing it's better than converting to an analog signal like S-video, even though S-video is way better than RCA video. Also, whatever SVHS capable vcr I get, I have to have the ability to record into the vcr using S-video in. I may need to edit video on the computer for local a local cable channel and they accept SVHS. I'd rather input using S-video rather than RCA video. All these questions that I can't find answers to from my online research. Please help.