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03-11-2012, 08:16 AM
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Hi all

I am fairly new to forum and i am constantly learning about vhs conversion as i go along. I am busy trying to assemble a setup of equipment that would be capable of doing a decent job of vhs conversion and so far i have a P4 3.2ghz pc with windows xp and aiw 9600 capture card. However at the moment i am trying to get hold of a decent vcr for playback of my old tapes, and Im struggling to sort through all the choices involved. I have seen a list of recommended vcrs on the site and have listed an advert with those models on my local classifieds site. However because i am based in CT , south africa i am limited to the pal models as that was the format we used with VHS.

I have had one reply to my add with someone offering me a JVC HR-J72MS , is that any good ? JVC and Panasonic seem to be good brands based on the forum. Otherwise i would appreciate any advice you could give that would lead me to find any good quality pal vcr's for VHS conversion.

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03-11-2012, 08:35 AM
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LordSmurfs' VCR list contains some PAL units
VCR Buying Guide (S-VHS, D-VHS, Professional) for restoring video
- ive seen some of them on ebay
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03-13-2012, 10:55 AM
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Was wondering if anybody had some specific advice on the JVC HR-J72MS as that is the vcr that has been offered to me ? Is it any good?
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03-14-2012, 11:10 AM
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No, I would not get a JVC HR-J72MS. It's a consumer grade VHS deck.

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03-14-2012, 01:03 PM
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Was wondering if something like this would be a good buy ,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-S-VHS-Re...#ht_5006wt_956

it doesn't state if it has tbc and is not listed on lordsmurf's list , but seams in the correct model range with regard to numbers....
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03-14-2012, 01:26 PM
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Yes - it has a TBC
you can see it in the pics.
i cant read German , but it looks in very nice shape
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03-14-2012, 02:30 PM
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Cool , so is this a good value for money buy? Would it be a decent first vcr at the price for converting old vhs pal tapes.

I am just a bit hesitant as it is not on the list of recommended vcr's?

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03-14-2012, 02:41 PM
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it actually IS on the list.
scroll down to post #18 of the list page.
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03-14-2012, 03:31 PM
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okay ya i see it now

however that is not a recommended list but rather a total list , i would like to know if its a good vcr model to buy or if its better to keep looking for another model on the recommended list?

i just found another possible one , how would the above compare to something like this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...All-Categories
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03-14-2012, 03:48 PM
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The list is not necessarily finalized -- it's considered a continual work in progress.

And the JVC HR-S7711E/EU is a good model.

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