What make of blank VHS tapes should I use?

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    Which manufacture make the best quality tapes?

    I am going to do a few importent recordings soon, so can someone advise me what is the best quality tapes out on the market as there are so many types out there now.

    I do normally use TDK but are there better tapes out there?

    Any advice would be very helpful.
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    Hi Mlam
    I always try to use TDK 240 Hi-Fi myself and have been recommended Fuji for S-VHS. Good prices at http://www.pricebuster.org.uk/ or try KVJ Fairdeal.

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    Hi Garrett

    Thanks for replying,

    I had a look at the site you reccomended me but the P+P prices are a little expensive aren't they.

    Could you also tell me What the link to the KJV fairdeal website is please?

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    Hi Mlam
    Posted reply for above on Recording Sky Digital on S-VHS to you question about KVJ Fairdeal P&P is about the same, I usually get quite a few tapes, or ask my mates, parents etc. if the want some cheap tapes and split the postage with them. Also you can get other media MD, CD-R, cassettes, camcorders tapes.

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    Thanks Garrett.

    Did you find the results good recording on Fuji tapes?
    I have tried recording on TDK XP S-VHS tapes and I thought they were very impressive.

    P.S. How many tapes do you normally buy in one go when you need to buy some?
     
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    That’s some one else’s view.
    Initially I was expecting a vast difference (I mean vast) between VHS and S-VHS and was a little disappointed but as my machine does brilliant recording in VHS I think I was expecting a miracle with the S-VHS. On looking again I would say the quality is very near the original broadcast.

    As to the other question, it varies.

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    Hi can any1 tel me where AUDIO-TIME uk ltd is plz!!! or any toher main dealers of hinari and bush products????
     
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    Hinari went in to liquidation a few years ago but the brand name is still used on some products supplied by Dixons/Currys.
    Just about any UK High st retailer including Argos do Bush.
     
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    I don't remember finding a single tape all our varied decks were happy with, though we stopped short of trying the ludicrously expensive ultra-high end ones.

    Might help if you identify your VCR in case anyone can make a specific recommendation.
     

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