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JVC HR-S2901U
5.9 out of 10

JVC HR-S2901U

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Overall 4
4.0

I regret buying this

Steven Capsuto, Amazon
18 October 2013
  • Summary: As far as I can tell, there's no manual tracking control on this. Automatic tracking is an imperfect technology even on a new machine, and it only gets worse over time. There needs to be a way to override it manually or the device is useless for a fair percentage of my tapes.
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Overall 10
10

Working well after 7 years

Lord Rupert Everton, Amazon
14 August 2010
  • Summary: Picture quality is as good as I've ever seen for a S-VHS. I've had this for a quite a while and it still works well. I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not reliable

Michael A. Baum, Amazon
1 May 2009
  • Summary: This recorder broke within a couple of years after I bought it. Enough said.
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Overall 2
2.0

very poor performer

Rodney Schreiner, Amazon
11 February 2008
  • Summary: I've had this machine for over a year and experienced recurring problems with its performance. It frequently distorts the picture and sound when playing pre-recorded tapes and when playing tapes recorded in this machine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product for the price.

Amazon
10 June 2004
  • Summary: This is my third JVC S-VHS VCR. Along with the other two it`s used everyday to record shows for weekend viewing. Using the S-VHS ET mode with Maxell HI-FI tapes, the picture and sound are excellent, even with repeated over recordings on the same tape.
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Overall 2
2.0

VCR Died after 4 months - used twice

jaydes44 "jaydes6", Amazon
30 April 2004
  • Summary: If you do buy this (or any JVC), make sure you use it a lot in the first month, so it'll still be under warranty if it dies. After that, maybe you'll be fine. Also, and this is probably true of all JVC VCR's, I found it very difficult to use, and I'm very gadget literate.
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Overall 8
8.0

Digital Quality in analog

J. Pawlowski, Amazon
23 September 2003
  • Summary: I read a lot of bad reviews on s-vhs machines. I think people who buy these (& return them) miss the point. If you're gonna use 6 for 10 dollar tapes, or worn, well used tapes over & over again on the slowest speed, don't buy a super-vhs machine, use a 200-250 line resolution cheap VCR.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK quality at a good price.

Amazon
2 December 2002
  • Summary: I purchased 2 of these units after having excellent service with former JVC VCR`s. The picture and sound quality is excellent using the ET-SVHS mode with standard tapes. With the [low] price though,many features are missing.
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