I am getting ready to buy a standalone dvd recorder, which will be used to copy home videos and video tapes of old football games. I taped the games on a vcr. I know that the quality of the tapes will limit the quality of the recording on the dvd. I recently saw a vcr machine at Circuit City a JVC which has s-video output. It was approx $100. I have 4 other vcr machines now. Question will the dvd signal be better if I buy this new machine and record out with the s-video output vs the regular rca plugs? The home videos will also be copied this way although the new ones that were done with a digital camcorder, will use the fire wire connection. Is it worth the money for the new vcr machine?