My old VCR has sadly died. Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement machine - I don't really need SVHS as it is only used for playing archived tapes and recording the odd cable program for friends?
Seems to be varying opinions on whether to go for a JVC or a Panasonic. I am looking for reliability, good picture/sound quality and low, preferably zero, drive noise. Any suggestions? Am I asking too much from today's machines? I am tempted by JVC HRS 5965 EK is this any good?
If you want to a look ahead then chances are that you will eventually get a DVD recorder, in which case you will probably want to copy your tapes to DVD.
So go for one that has a TBC (Time Base Corrector) like one of the JVCs. Can make all the difference.
Hi can you explain what TBC is and how will it be useful for a DVD Recoder?
By the way - considering I need a SCART connection and in the country I live in right now (Ukraine) Panasonic FJ730 does not have SCART, can anyone suggest some other VCR, of the same quality, that will have a SCART? I am considering JVC HR-S 5965 E - is it a good VCR (compared to the Panasonic one)?
The S5965 does not have TBC, according to my reading of the manual.
You can download their VCR manuals, from JVC's site, if you fancy a read.
I'm also looking for a replacement for dying VCR and have landed on either 5965 or 7965, with the 7 being my current fav', but at a price.