amorphous heads?

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  1. DannyS

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    I'm looking at a few vcr's and have come across one with "flying heads" and "amorphous heads" do I need these in a vcr? Or are they only used for editing purposes?
     
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    Flying erase heads are useful for editing, since they start erasing at the point where recording begins instead of being a few inches away from the recording head, resulting in ghosting if you record over things.
     
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    when I used to sell HT we had a rep that said "dynamorphous" which was the buzz word at the time, was simply made of a certain alloy that would wear less.
    Kevin is right about the flying erase heads - particularly good for camcorder editing and re-re-re-re-recording tv shows on top of each other.
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    I just sprung for one. The Panasonic PV-V4661-K that's with the DynAmorphous metal head. However, I'm not sure if mine is defective cause I couldn't seem to record things with audio. It runs tapes and records video fine. Just no sound in recordings. Can anyone help?
    The Dynamorphous head is definately a good thing to have I was told that the Dynamorphous head does improve longevity and is definately money well spent. However, even Panasonic have gone overseas and so their intro VCRs are no longer made in Japan. What this is means is decreased quality. I have noticed this as well. My old Dynamorphous head Panny is better than my 4 year old Sony and the new VCR I just got. I was told that it is simply more about trusting the company and the technology. Essentially you may not see a difference and so there may or may not be a difference. But I would say it's worth it.
     

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