To play older or damaged VHS tapes, this unit is your Huckleberry.
9 December 2013
Summary: I am using this VCR to capture old VHS tapes via my PC. It has proven to be nearly perfect for the task. The Time Base Correction helps keep the PC from losing sync during rough patches of tape.
Summary: For me this machine and at this price is a dream. Sexy and sheek design, fantastic slow motion, jog shuttle operation, advanced programming, inert editing, multiple audio track recording, advanced video editing capability. Quality is amazing when recording S-VHS resolution on a regular VHS tape.
excellent picture quality, sluggish tape transport
Paul Christensen "gadget geek", Amazon
20 April 2002
Summary: I bought this VCR to replace my 10-year old trusty Sony VCR. Unfortunately, Sony no longer offered a VCR which allowed adjustment of audio levels during record ... Overall, I've been pleased with this VCR after 3 years of ownership.
Summary: Over a period of two years I purchased three JVC S-VHS decks, including this model. Each one failed at about two years, possibly through lack of use - certainly not over-use. Considering my 8 year old Sony VHS and 15 and 18 year old BETAs continue to operate flawlessly, I would not be able to...
Summary: Excellent image quality & a noticeable improvement to quality of old tapes by digital time-base corrector and noise reduction (much less noise, esp. in dark areas). Even features an image stabilizer for tapes with vertical wobble/jitter. Improvement in audio clarity.