Thanks for the info, it's really helpful, gives me hope, as an elderly neighbor mentioned he has some vhs tapes and wil be needing some more discs...... It's been years since using the EH55 and it has been humming along great, only issue is initially, the tray would open, then close quickly before you could put a disc in. After using awhile, it's fine! McKinct worked on my EH50 awhile ago and it's also working great, another great machine. I also have a few Magnavox's but seems the copies are just a little better with the Pannny's!