Super VHS

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  1. marchban

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    Dont want to sound like a complete muppet, but can anybody advise me on a VCR that will play Super VHS and standard VHS tapes?

    Many thanks in advance

    Dave
     
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    Don't want to sound patronising but all SVHS VCR's should do
     
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    They certainly do, with a small picture improvement. as £120 buys you one these days, I can't see why anyone buys any other tape machine (except D-VHS freaks). But you might be better off to make the break sooner rather than later, and go HDD or DVD recording. You know you'll have to one day.
     
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    Thanks for your response. Any specific model I should look at. I am also buying a panasonic E65 so I can record my old VHS and SVHS material to DVD.

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    Any of the SVHS models from Panasonic or JVC are good.
    If recording from old, poor quality VHS recording then it is well worth spending a bit more on a model that has a TBC (time base corrector) as this will help to stabalise the colour on a poor recording.

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    I"m using JVC 9700, new model is 9850. It has TBC and digipure technology, works supperb, I copie all my old tapes S-VHS and VHS to the DVD-R via this JVC
     
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    Agree with the JVC comment - I have a 9600 and a 9700. Both excellent, and both pretty good at cleaning up mangy tapes.
     
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    Guys,

    Why waste your time / money with very outdated modes like VHS / SVHS. Nowadays you can pick up the super pace twin HDD recorder which also has a freeview decoder for about £150ish. The image quality is DVD like and has a very acceptable 10hrs capacity. No messing around looking for spare tapes, no rewinding, no picture degredation, the plusses are endless all for pretty much the same price as a good S-VHS vcr. Just connect your old VCR to the pace if you need to keep anything (does anyone though these days ?) - anything worth keeping i'll simply buy the DVD set.

    Once you move you'll never go back........... :clap:

    It's a no brainer guys.
     
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    Thanks for your help on this guys. My current VCR is broken, I need to convert from VHS (SVHS) to DVD. So I can't take the HDD route (at the moment)...

    Cheers

    Dave
     

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