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VCR for Grandma... Looking for recommendations.

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#1 of 5 zak



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Posted June 21 2005 - 07:14 AM


My Grandmother needs a new simple to run VCR.
I know that the quality on VCR's has taken a dive so I'm hoping that someone can recommend a standalone VCR that's actually pretty good.
She does not want a combo DVD/VCR so that rules out quite a few.

The price point seems to be similar for all standalone VCR's so it really comes down to which brand still offers a good VCR.

Thanks to all,

#2 of 5 John S

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Posted June 21 2005 - 07:21 AM

About the best you do are JVC SVHS Players...

I bought one a few years ago for around $100.00 new at a big box retailer.

#3 of 5 Jesse Sharrow

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Posted June 21 2005 - 08:03 AM

Yeah the SVHS are suppossed to be better video quality. I personally use a Mitsubishi and love it. Its great for my son because it rewinds really fast, less than a minute usually.

#4 of 5 zak



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Posted June 21 2005 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I ended up buying her the Panasonic PV-V4525S
4-Head VHS Hi-Fi Stereo VCR with Commercial Skip.

It seems like a fairly good unit, the rewind speed is lightning fast, it has big buttons and an oversized display which is perfect for seniors.

She was like a kid on Christmas when I showed her the commercial skip function for her soap operas.

Thanks again,

#5 of 5 Jerome Grate

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Posted June 22 2005 - 12:38 AM

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