I've recorded many times (i.e. 30 +) on one tape I have, which I use for recording CSI etc if I'm not around that evening. That being said, I believe that W-VHS recording tapes are more fragile than their D-VHS counterpart; store upright, rewind after use, etc (things you would also say to do with D-VHS, but actually seems to make a noticeable affect on the recording s I have). Of course, you need to buy a dual direction winder. I just wish the price of the tapes were closer to $10 for a three hour instead of 3x that.