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04-16-2015, 01:44 PM
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Hi guys. As you all probably know by now, I have a bunch of 100 - 200 very problematic tapes to transfer. I already own a Panasonic NV-HS960, Panasonic NV-HS1000 and a JVC HR-S7600EU. I've bought them all used so I don't really know how worn they are. They seems to work okey, but I am still experiencing issues with some of my tapes (jitter, head clogs etc.).

Now I've been offered to buy a Panasonic NV-FS200EG. According to the seller, it's in excellent condition with very little use. It's only been used for playback of 10-20 tapes in total. The price is pretty good also.

I'm very tempted to buy it but the question is: DO I REALLY NEED IT?
Is there any tape in the world that the Panasonic NV-FS200EG can play back better than the 3 VCR's I already have?

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04-19-2015, 02:57 AM
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Well, I got it for only $80 so I couldn't resist the temptation and bought it... and I probably won't regret it! To me, this unit actually looks like brand new inside with no signs of wear at all. Even the "auto-head cleaning roller" is perfectly white and looks like new. I see no signs of bad capacitors (yet) either. It works like a charm. I really didn't belive VCR's in this excellent condition existed in year 2015

I've been using it for 2 days now and I've not yet experienced "head clogs" on any of my tapes!
Just adding some pictures of my "new" unit


Sorry for the mess


Everything looks nice and clean inside. I don't think the cover has ever been removed before.


Heads and "auto-head cleaning roller" looks good.


Even the pinch roller looks pretty good


Don't think I've ever seen such a bright white and clean "auto-head cleaning roller" before


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Well done - and congratulations on getting a 1000 vcr so cheaply - I'm more than a little envious!
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Lordsmurf: You're perfectly right!
Quasipal: Thanks a lot! I truly felt like I was "the luckiest guy in the world", actually

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