I'm looking at picking up a high-end VCR (well two actually, VHS and Beta) And have been looking around the net to see what brands/models are recommended. Several sites I looked at said to go here for better answers. Then again that was mostly 10+ year old info. Anyways, I'm building a home theater/stereo system and I'd like to include as many media formats in it as possible. So pretty much anything you can think of is going into this, and I'd like to use as much high-end equipment as possible. I've got the disk based media figured out, but as far as VHS and Betamax I'm at a bit of a loss.

Here's what I've seen mentioned so far, does anyone have better recommendations? And I'm not looking to transfer anything, I just want the ability to play any media type I come across.


VHS
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JVC HR-S7600U, JVC HR-S7800U, JVC HR-S7900U
JVC HR-S8000U S-VHS
JVC-HR9500MS, JVC HR-S9600U, JVC HR-S9800U, JVC HR-S9900U, JVC HR-S9911U
JVC SR-V10U, JVC SR-V101US
panasonic AG-5260
Panasonic NV-FS200 (AG-1980)
MITSUBISHI HS-U80 S-VHS, HS-U70
Sony SLV1000
Toshiba M781, W808, W814, W818


Betamax
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Sony Super Betamax SL-HF1000 (a bit out of my price range though)


And for anyone interested, I went with a pioneer CLD-97 for my Laserdisc player ($30 at a local garage sale!).
However I noted that the CLD-92, CLD-704, CLD-79, CLD-99 CLD-96, and the LD-S2 are also great choices.