Need a new VCR (please do not hurt me :-) )

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  1. Eggert

    Eggert Agent

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    I am moving to the US next week and intend to purchase a S-VHS VCR. It has been many years since I looked into VCRs with any real interest, and I have never owned or researched S-VHS VCRs before, so I wanted to pose this question here on the forum.

    What not-to-expensive (anything over 400 USD is out of the question) S-VHS VCR would you recommend?

    I have looked into the JVC HRS-9900U S-VHS VCR but that is simply to expensive (just over 400 USD if I remember correctly).

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


    Best regards,
    Eggert O.
     
  2. greg_t

    greg_t Screenwriter

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    You might want to check crutchfields website. they were selling the JVC 7800 SVHS for $199 a couple of months ago. I got one and think it's great. If I'm not mistaken, the 7900 is the new model, so they were clearancing out the 7800.
     
  3. Howard_S

    Howard_S Supporting Actor

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    Yes got with the 7800 or 7900 or whatever. I recently got 2 and love it. I wish to get another one to put on my rig although I don't have much use for it there.
     
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    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Problems with cheap S-VHS VCR's:
    1. Poor comb filter, may have dot crawl or other problems that do not do justice to the quality of S-video recordijng of broadcasts. I don't know which models are affected but an older JVC 3600U I have is OK.
    2. No S-video input (only an S-video output). Obvious when you look in back but if you buy one of these by mistake you'll be cursing soon. There is a JVC model like this that was selling for about USD 120.
    An S-VHS VCR with a decent comb filter makes a good composite to S_video converter, much better than the USD 20 device from Radio Shack or even the USD 100 one from Monster Cable.
    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  5. Bill Will

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    In the new line up JVC doesn't have a replacement for the 7800 model. It's either the top of the line S-VHS or the bottom of the line S-VHS models. No middle ground model like the 7800 was.
     
  6. Eggert

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your recommendations.

    I have checked out the 7800 model and it seems to be what I am looking for. It seems however that Crutchfield doesn't accept foreign credit cards (you have to select a US state in the billing information) so I will have to wait to order it until I get to the US and get an american credit card (I also couldn't seem to find this model on Amazon.com). Just hope it is still available then.


    Best regards,
    Eggert
     
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    Eggert, you should look into sending them a money order. These 7800 are going to sell out eventually, maybe sooner, maybe later...? Best wishes!
     

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