A five hour D-VHS tape (DF-300) is really 2.5 hours when used to record HD at HS speed. A DF-300 has the same length as a 'T-150' S-VHS tape. Fuji's T-160 S-VHS tape runs about $5 a piece at tapewarehouse, and works great in the PV-HD1000 and HM-DH30000 D-VHS decks.
HS speed exactly equals SP mode for VHS recordings, so an ST-182 will give you 182 minutes of Hi-Def recording (plus 2 or 3 extra minutes for lead-in and lead-out).
[This message has been edited by dahester (edited 04-30-2001).]
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