There is not sufficient information on the EBAY listing to determine the generation of this tape. The first version I had was my VHS copy of a friend's 3rd or 4th generation betamax tape. The quality was not as good as the DVD versions. It would be nice if the JEMS people could have a peek at this to see whether or not it's 1st or 2nd generation. And Pete, are you still out there somewhere?