New VCR Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bob Christensen, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. Bob Christensen

    Bob Christensen Stunt Coordinator

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    My VCR died, and I want to replace it with one that has s-video (if possible) will be used almost exclusively to time shift from my Sony A50 DTV box. Recommendations??
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    I have a couple year old JVC 7600 and I love it. I would recommend a JVC 7000 series VCR whole heartedly. The digital processing really cleans up old VHS tapes and recording SVHS looks very good.
     
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    Another vote for the 7800 - or the 9600/9800. I have both units and they have cleaned up my crappy cable. Both make excellent tapes - particularly when using SVHS mode and taping in SP.

    Lisa
     
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    No question that the JVC 7000 and 9000 series S-VHS machines are excellent. I know the HR-S7600U from two years ago was a real hit, but last year's 'S7800U was not as well received. I believe picture quality was as good as with the 'S7600U, but the build quality of the 'S7800U was not as good. In fact, JVC backed off on the build quality of most of its S-VHS machines from last year, with the exception being the 'S9800U. It's built as well as the previous year's 'S9600U. The current S-VHS machines also show cheaper build quality, again, with the exception of the top-of-the-line model. Still, JVC makes great S-VHS machines. I have an 'S4600U from two years, which isn't as good as the 7000 or 9000 series models, but is a quality machine nevertheless.
     

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