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07-24-2006, 02:39 PM
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I got two tapes with 5 hrs of programing. I have a jvc S-vhs 3912u and a cheap sony vcr, and I get better picture quality using the sony vcr. is this normal for jvc vcrs playing Ep Tapes?
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07-25-2006, 02:15 AM
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it depends, the SVHS could be "over-filtering" the tape. Try changing the SVHS settings (there should be an area in the menu to change SOFT/SHARP/EDIT/NORM)

Start on NORM and see how it is, then go through the other 3 and see if it gets any better.

But it just may be you have to use the Sony VCR, I have had to use my OLD Magnavox VHS to play some tapes in the past because they just did not play well in the SVHS and I know LS has the same setups where he has to use old VCR's occasionally.
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07-25-2006, 02:55 AM
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I just tried those settings and no luck. I am going to use to Sony to transfer the tapes.for ep tapes is the panasonic a better vcr?
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07-25-2006, 03:17 AM
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JVC should give better image quality, hands down.

But not all tapes want to track correctly in all machines. Most of the time, the recording deck as misaligned, and made a bad tape. Sometimes the players VCR is the one out of alignment. The VCR can be adjusted, a tape cannot.

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