Hey LS, with my initial testing of the TBC when I first got it, it works great so far having tested it with a few commercial tapes and older VHS sources plus the fact that it has S-Video input and output. Haven't been able to test it lately as I have been getting more video gear but I will continue to put the TBC to test in the coming weeks and let you know how it works out. So far seems to work like a champ with the AG-1980.
I know not all broadcast level TBC's are best for consumer sources, but with the Feral A4:2:2 I saw on Ebay
for $70, I couldn't pass up that deal, plus it was in near mint condition. I did consider the AVT-8710 but gotten mixed reviews on that unit and the Datavideo is a bit pricey.
I aim to be a professional in my video workflow so I want to try to get the best gear as reasonably as possible. Lots of learning and reading to do in the weeks ahead but I am determined to get it done.
More tests to come soon.