Summary: In 9 years, this is my 4th VCR, all,of which, have been Sony's. I have never had a bit of trouble with any one of them. Except for my first unit, they are all still working like new. The first one had a failure of the Video head bearing that couldn't be replaced. That, is the problem where I live( in Maryland ). It is impossible to find a qualified repair Technician anymore. I have too many Video tapes, pre-recorded and home recorded, to part with my VCRs!
Summary: This VCR was purchased by my Father in Law. He was not able to get the VCR to Record and playback a clear picture. I watched him work on the VCR for about Two Hours. He is NOT Happy. This will be his last VCR purchase.