(NOTE: I AM TAKING A BREAK FROM TRADING FOR A WHILE. BUT I AM ALWAYS WILLING TO DO A B&P IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT)
As a rule, I rate audience shows lower than soundboard or FM shows. So an audience rated very good is lesser in fidelity (in my opinion) than a soundboard rated very good. The exceptions are the Phil Lesh & Friends shows and The Other Ones shows. These audience shows are rated on par with soundboard and FM shows. But remember that the entire ratings thing is extremely subjective.
Any shows shown on tape can be converted to CD without SCMS encoding. But please remember that such conversions are labor intensive and the trade takes longer. Tapes are shown as minutes, rather than the number of CDs in the show.
I use a Tascam CD-RW 700 stand alone professional burner, and try to use higher quality discs, such as Sony or Taiyo Yuden, or the occassional Fujifilm or TDK.
The trading list is always having more shows added so please return again and again! (NOTE: The site works better if you let each page download completely before scrolling down)