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JVC HR-S3911U The JVC HR-S3911U is a super VHS VCR that of Read more

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Overall 6

Good for backing up old tapes.

elspawno, Ebay
22 February 2010
  • Summary: I work professionally in video and motion picture production. I have about 50 S-VHS tapes from the early 90s that I needed to back up before the tapes fall apart! Very inexpensive deck(at this point), but you will need a time base corrector to stabilize the video signal if you plan to digitize to a...
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Overall 8

Old, reliable

John M. Thomas "classfour", Amazon
22 August 2009
  • Summary: The reviewer with the two "defective" units should've replaced the S-Video cable. I had good use with mine. eventually replaced it with a JVC 7500, and later a panny AG-1980.
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Overall 4

Seeing through a VCR noisily.

C. Razzell "dsdreamer", Amazon
29 December 2002
  • Summary: I was looking for a VCR with S-video input and output connectors and hoping that the quality with S-VHS tapes would be a significant step up from VHS. I tried several different brands of S-VHS blank tapes ... but never got a significant improvement over VHS recordings.
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Overall 2

flawed product

13 August 2002
  • Summary: I bought the 3911 because of the s-video input and output. The unit in theory has great features, but in practice it was disappointing. Most notably, the color switched periodically to b/w and sometimes the image was lost altogether.
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Overall 8

good choice for the price

1 August 2002
  • Summary: I did a lot of online investigations and finally bought this machine. It is worth every dollar we spent for its sharp video and audio quality with two S-video outlets in the back. If you are looking for top picture quality, especially if you are using satellite dish, it will be your best bet.
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