Old post, but still current topic.
1. Output quality is determine solely by the source tape quality AND the plyaback device quality. (Well, not solely, as the presence of TBC, and quality of capture card/device, also matter.)
2. If you're referring to an internal TBC, then yes. It helps remove/reduce jitters, picture quality, etc.
3. Yes, replaced consumer VHS VCRs with quality S-VHS VCRs from the suggested list:
4. External TBCs are needed to clean a signal, in order to allow quality capturing/transfer.
Canopus ADVC DV boxes are indeed expensive, and not the best. For half the cost, better USB/AGP/PCI cards exist.
5. Software depends on steps in the workflow process. NLEs are just to edit, not capture, restore, etc.
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