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Punched vhs tapes

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Ricky27, Feb 23, 2002.

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  1. Ricky27

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    Hi,i recently purchased a s-vhs vcr which im very happy with,and while looking for some svhs tapes on the net,read that it was possible to use vhs tapes to record the svhs signal on.

    I dont mean svhs-et,but the proper s-vhs format (my panny has both)

    So how does 'punching' a hole in the bottom of the vhs tape fool the video into thinking its really a pukka S-VHS tape?

    cheers.
     
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    I think there is a trip lever that when you put a S-VHS tape in the lever goes up hole. This then tells the machine the tape is S-VHS. Similar to the slots in a cassette tape for normal/chrome/metal.
    You are better of getting a cheap source S-VHS tapes than putting a hole on a normal tape.
     

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