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Recommended VCRs?

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by superann, Dec 18, 2004.

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  1. superann

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    Hi. We've still got loads of videos on cassette, and we need a replacement VCR that will give us reasonable quality on our Denon 2805/Pioneer plasma setup. I guess minimum requirements are nicam stereo and s-video output. Can anyone suggest anything that's on the market for up to let's say £100 that would do the job? (And does anyone know if the Hitachi VTFX240 has s-video?)

    Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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  2. Garrett

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    The JVC HR-S5967EK is suppose to have S-VHS see here, I would double check that info out.

    JVC has a good name in video recorders and was reading the other day is better than Panasonic now.
     
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    The JVC VCRs are the best models, but the Panasonics are not too far behind. A year or so back they were as good as each other. So the advice now is to go with JVC.
    If you need an S-Video output then you have got to get an SVHS VCR as no VHS VCRs will have S-Video sockets (even via scart). This means that the cost of the VCR will be a little more and I'm not sure of current priceing so don't know if you will get one for a maximum cost of £100.

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    Thanks very much for the advice, Garett and MarkE19. :) The JVC S5967EK does seem to have S-VHS and s-video output, so at Comet's price of £89.99 it may be a good deal. We're also slightly tempted by a used Toshiba V860 that has even more features and may be going for about half the price of the JVC. Does anyone have any opinions about the Toshiba? (Always bearing in mind the risk of buying second-hand, of course.)

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    Ive just purchased the JVC S5967EK

    Will be testing it out on the 25th :)
     

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