Best S-VHS Machine

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Brian_McKechnie, May 20, 2003.

  1. Brian_McKechnie

    Brian_McKechnie Auditioning

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    I am looking to upgrade my VCR and I would like to know what everyone thinks about the JVC HR-S9911U S-VHS machine? What other S-VHS machines would you recommend (a lower JVC model maybe)?

    I have a few hundred VHS movies which I am probably not going to want to replace on DVD anytime soon and I would like to get the most out of them.

    All info/reviews are much appreciated.

    Brian McKechnie
     
  2. Ken Chan

    Ken Chan Producer

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    The JVC 9000 and 7000 series have had the two features that put them ahead of the pack: digital time base correction and noise reduction (TBC/NR), which do wonders with the picture.

    Unfortunately, the build quality of each year's new model seems to have gone lower and lower. Of course, this seems like a widespread problem with all consumer VCRs. So yes, it's a good choice, relative to what's out there -- not that there's a whole lot to choose from -- but don't expect it to last.

    You might be able to find last year's model (9900? 9800?) still stocked somewhere. Try Crutchfield.

    //Ken
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    For years Mitsubishi set the standard for SVHS. As Ken noted with JVC, I have read that their build quality has suffered recently.

    Still SVHS is a very inexpensive way to time-shift and keep some degree of picture quality.
     

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