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Does anyone know if the Panasonic NV-HS860B, a UK PAL machine, was sold in the USA in an NTSC form. If so what was the model number?

If it wasn't sold in America does anyone know what the equivalent or comparable American Panasonic VHS player would be?
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If that's a with-TBC model, probably the AG-1970P or AG-1980P.

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Thanks for the speedy reply. The NV-HS860 has switchable TBC and switchable DNR and is also S-vhs.

I have the simple idea of buying a middle ground American NTSC player as the easiest and quickest way to obtain a VHS player that outputs a pure/true NTSC signal. The American equivalent of my Panasonic NV-HS860 would be ideal as this is a good player and well thought of on the internet This player will be used for everyday use as a domestic VHS player for my NTSC tapes. I have spent a lot of time researching pure ntsc playback in the UK and have not come to any satisfactory conclusion and i also wish to stick with PANASONIC as i feel more comfortable with this brand.

I am assuming that Panasonic have sold the NV-HS860 into the American markets in some form as that is what i presume they do with everything. Hope this solution is as simple as it sounds.

My NV-HS860 has given me good service and plays well ( while i keep my NV-FS200 for "good stuff") but i cannot record NTSC tapes from it as it converts the signal to a totally unrecordable PAL60 signal. I purchased the NV-HS860 in 2002 (still have the receipt) and i remember it was difficult to find at the time
as VHS players were almost dead. There are comments on the internet that it is a good little machine but obviously by no means the best.

Overall i think that purchase of an American NTSC VHS Player is a good solution and moves me on. The equivalent American Panasonic VHS player, whatever it is, I hoped would have been a regular stock item, sold well, be reasonably available from a reputable American dealer, serviced and repaired but without the necessity of any rebuilds. I have virtually no knowledge of American VHS players and their model numbers.

I will look into the AG-1970 so thanks for that suggestion. I am currently stearing clear of the AG-1980 route as i consider that requires some careful consideration so i am saving that until later.

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