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What VCR for playing VHS archive?

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by hangthedj, Feb 29, 2004.

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  1. hangthedj

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    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?
     
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    Panasonic's are generally well regarded, and they're one of the few companies that still make their own machines.
     
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    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?
     
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    jvc 695 blinding picture given it is vhs top buy buy one
     
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    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.
     
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    second reply have got jvchrs7955 tbc digital 3d edge correck
     
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    To Kevo:
    Hi can you explain what TBC is and how will it be useful for a DVD Recoder?
    Thank you.

    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)?
     
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    TBC - Time Base Corrector.

    Will correct any timing errors or 'jitters' that you get with VHS tapes upon playback.

    Overall a much more stable playback will result and likewise on the DVD recording.
     
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    Thanks Kevo!
    Maybe you can help me out with the second dilemma?
     
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    Dear Kevo!
    Do you know if JVC S5965 has TBC?
    Is it a good model at all?
     
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    Sorry, I don't know.

    Do a search on it on google...

    jvc s5965 spec
     
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    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.
     
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    Hi Wiss!
    What do you think about Panasonic FJ730, compared to the 5965?
     
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    Vladi the 730 has been replaced in the UK and Panny have reduced the range to 3 machines, 121 SVHS, 61, and 21 entry level model. Perhaps you should look at specs on some german sites
     

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