Great to know. Thank you everyone. I will try this with the first DVD I record, as a test. I do need to try this, opposed to risk losing the last 5+ minutes trying to stretch the 123 minutes of tape. The VHS tape has (in order), a softball game, a basketball game, then 2 more softball games. I want to skip and not record the basketball game, so will try pausing the recording and see if that works. If not or I cant do that on my combo recorder, I will just have to risk losing a few minutes at the end. Thanks again everyone!