Summary: Nice looking unit and functional. I needed a VCR for playing some old tapes I still enjoy. JVC used to be made in Japan but this unit is made in China. Resolution is not as good as DVD or BluRay but that is nodoubt due to the media type. The front inputs work well for patching in a video game console but not as clear as direct input. Sound output is very good. Price point is very good.
above average VCR,nice investment if you can find one,many features
7 January 2013
Summary: loaded with nice features,above average VCR,bright clock display,also a good plug and play feature without the fuss of programing for those who don't want to.makes tapes look real good, a nice one if you can find it
Summary: I hope it keeps going for a long time, I have a large collection of VHS tapes I need to convert over to DVD and love its capability for being easy on the tapes during wind and search operations. It sometimes gets confused when ejecting a tape and wants to play it again, but so far has not eaten any tapes yet.
Summary: This VHS machine, although advertised to last a lifetime, in fact did not work. It worked a little, sometimes, but produced shaky pictures that struggled, then stopped. The seller alleged that she had tested it multiple times, but it arrived with a non-working battery in the remote, which casts doubt on this story!
Summary: I am very happy with the purchase I made with e-bay.I bought it because my old one quit working right, it was "eating tapes". It works great. It came without a remote, that i knew, but I programmed my cable remote to use with it and it works perfectly.
Summary: This is a great unit; hard to find full featured VCR's with stereo (two audio), tuner and original remote. Using this unit, combined with seperately purchased digitizing unit, to put old home movies on disk; everything working great so far.
Summary: If the VCR (or DVD) recorder does not have auto-time set working, and it cannot retain program memory (the 8 events you set so you can watch a TV show while you're away) during a power outage, then it's nothing but a Hi-Fi player. I bought this unit from a brick-and-mortar store I won't name, plugged it in properly, got all of the analog cable channels, turned it off to auto-set the clock, and it still blinks "Aut" 45 minutes after turning it off.
Summary: The unit picks up interference from my treadmill during tape playback and transmits it to the TV. The current JVC that I am trying to replace does not do this. JVC sent a replacement that does the same thing. Now I can't return the unit. JVC customer service says it isn't a defect and will only replace it again. Who wants another unit if it does the same thing? The auto function didn't work correctly - I finally had to manually program the channels.