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should I buy a JVC HR-S7965 ?

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by FlimsyFeet, Jan 20, 2004.

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  1. FlimsyFeet

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    I assume the JVC HR-S7965 is a later version of the 7955, which gets a good review in one of the links at the top of this forum?

    (here)

    From reading around posts here, it's £140 at unbeatable, and I think this is a good choice for me to replace my ageing Toshiba. The way technology is going, this'll probably be the last VCR I ever buy.

    Here's what I want it for:
    Day to day use, recording TV from Pace ntl digital cable STB, and occasional timed recordings from terrestrial TV (I know there's a way to get the STB to auto switch to the desired channel at the alotted time, but we tend not to use that feature.)
    Shame the STB doesn't output s-video on the 2nd SCART, so I probably won't see much improvement in quality of recordings compared to my current VCR.

    For the future:
    If I later get a Freeview box that can output s-video on the second SCART, should be able to make better recordings.
    If I later get a DVD burner for my PC and a capture card that has an s-video input, I would like to put my irreplaceble VHS tapes (i.e. Star Wars trilogy original editions) onto DVD. With the TBC and noise reduction on this deck, I should be able to get the best quality results (or as good as can be acheived from a VHS source).
     
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    Yes !!. Have had one for 6 months. Picture both in S-VHS and VHS are as good as have seen from any video recorder. Use it to copy recordings to DVD with very good results. Would definatly buy at that price.
     
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    Just a great shame that JVC don't do a D-VHS any more in Europe, as it beats DVD at 14Mb/s.
    (28Mb/s for Hi Def of course)
    What a shame...
     
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    I'm looking for a second S-VHS (ET) deck for use at home. The Panasonic 120 has been discontinued, and can't be found anywhere now sadly.

    Might look into this JVC one.
     
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