S-VHS quality in EP mode?

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  1. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

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    I'm looking to pick myself up my first S-VHS deck. I mostly intend to use it for time shifting programs off of DSS. My question is how well does S-VHS in EP mode compare to VHS in SP mode. Is it better, worse or about the same.

    Right now I am using VHS tapes of T-120, T-160, & T-180 length and record everything in SP mode. While this would not be good enough for movies I wish to keep, I find it to be acceptable for timeshifting, But that limits me to one movie per tape. My hope is that I could get a S-VHS deck and achieve similair or better quality in extended play mode without having to change tapes when I have the timer set to record 3 movies.

    What would be the best S-VHS deck in the $200- $325 range for this purpose?

    For the record I will just state flat out that I have absolutely no interest in Tivo or anything like that at this present time.
     
  2. Robert Fellows

    Robert Fellows Stunt Coordinator

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    The picture is about the same...and is very dependent on the incoming signal, as would be expected.
    I have a JVC 7800, I think, and enjoy it thoroughly. Give http://www.pricescan.com/
    a try.
     
  3. NickSP

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    Brian, I think the quality would be very similar. I have a Mistubishi HSU-795 and am very happy with the quality of recordings in the pure S-Video mode and even on S-ET mode.
     

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