Sorry but the old NTSC and PAL video tape is such low quality that anything should be fine. QUALITY was never there and we can't add it back in!
I cannot find any device that distinguishes itself by saying it has the BEST specification for recording from tape (either vhs or 8mm). I have a hauppauge unit that records is several modes. even when doing it a the highest quality it is nowhere as good as the original tape i'm trying to transfer. What are the specs for recoding at highest quality and which devices have that ability. Please give specific examples of a product if you know of one. thanks.