Help: VHS VCR with HD monitor?

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  1. BrianGC

    BrianGC Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,
    Do any of you use standard VHS vcr's with HD ready TVs? Do you see any difference with the HD ready set vs. a regular TV?

    I tried to do a test at the store a while back by recording a tape at home and then having them hook up one of the display VCRs to an HD ready set. I wanted to see the worst case so I recorded in EP. The picture seemed somewhat "jittery", but I'm not sure if that would be the case all the time or if it was because the tape wasn't played on the deck it was recorded on or what.

    Thanks for any comments,
    BrianGC
     
  2. Scott Barnhart

    Scott Barnhart Stunt Coordinator

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    Brian,

    I just went from an analog 31" to the Sony 40" XBR800 HDTV. We use our VCR to record analog cable shows in EP. While I did notice that it looks much softer/less-detailed on the 40" TV, I didn't notice any jitter or other weird artifacts. Also, I don't know how much of the softer look can be attributed to moving to a much bigger TV versus going from analog to an HDTV monitor.
     
  3. Kirk Gunn

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    There are some S-VHS recorders that have S-Video connectivity. S-Video tends to give a better picture, even with standard VHS tapes. For best results, there are S-VHS tapes, but they are considerably more expensive.

    Good Luck !
     

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