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...
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.
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.
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.