Best VCR under £200 - Heard good things about the JVC HRS5955

MJeeves

Well-known Member
Hi,

I want to purchase the best VCR for under £200. And I've heard good things about the JVC HRS5955. What I need is reliability, great picture and sound, and flexibility and features, but particularly great picture and reliability.

Many thanks for your help.

M.J.
 
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Samir

Guest
I paid £170 for my JVC HRS6700 SVHS ET, It gives u very good recordings and has the abilty to give you SVHS recordings on a standard VHS tape with the ET mode. No problems with it at all and it's a nice pale gold.

Samir
 

badsimian

Active Member
I would avoid the 5955 like the plague. A nasty cheap bad quality machine.

I ordered one and sent it back almost immediately. The picture quality was awful, the build quality was very cheap. Picture quality was marginally better than the cheap Matsui unit I was replacing. svhs and svhs-et were both awful.
You can't even see a tape counter on the unit itself!!

I got the panasonic 830 instead and it is a great machine. Well worth the extra 20 quid or so for a machine which is much better built and has much better picture quality.
 

sharper

Active Member
My JVC 5955 is fine for the money, but its only used in emergencies when Shy+ is in use on something else and I use very occasionally as tuner. Its not the best VCR I've used I agree, it replaced a £600 Panasonic which died now that was a brute.

If I was going for a VCR to record from the telly and I use sky my first stop would be Sky+, I hate paying for it but could not do with out it now its great. The quality is unbeatable.
 
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AAA

Guest
Do not buy cheap model !

I have a top of the range JVC HR-S9700 for £285, RPR £550....

Top build Q-ty, gold plated connectors,.....etc., if you have a good source, it will give near DVD recording/play.

The media is very cheap...

Get it if you are lucky...
 

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