Noisy new videos

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by humuhumu, Feb 4, 2003.

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  1. humuhumu

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    There are a few threads in here that hint that new videos at the moment are getting pretty shoddy in build quality. I have bought two over the last month and taken them both back:

    + a Sony 720 - returned because of loud tape noise, very noticeable humming while recording or playing back
    + a JVC 695 (winner of awards from at least two different magazines) - returned, again, because of very loud tape noise, loud enough to drown out quiet bits of the tv sound.

    Am I getting bad luck or are manufacturers just not bothering with VCRs anymore and reducing prices (and quality) to compete with the DVD market?

    More to the point, where can I find a new - QUIET - video that won't make so much noise that I can hear it while it plays or records? Recommendations welcome!


    ps had a cheapo Goodmans for the last four years which was extremely quiet. Cost about £75 "managers special" from Comet and until it ate a couple of tapes performed superbly.
     
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    My Panasonic NVJ625B is pretty quiet, I'd imagine the 630 that replaced it recently is much the same (although rewinding and fast forward are very noisy [and incredibly fast :D ])
     
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    I've bought 2 new Panasonics recently and they are both noisier than I would have expected. The one that I use in the bedroom made a noise like rubbing your finger around the top of a whine glass - I had to stuff an argos catalogue between the top of the VCR and the shelf above to stop it.
    I think they are far more flimsy these days - hence the noise
     
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    LOL! was that pun intended!:blush:

    Taz.
     
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