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Is there an alternative to the JVC HR-Sxxx vcr that are so highly sought after? I just lost another auction on ebay and I'm frustrated.

They are hardly ever listed and when there is one, it seems the whole world is bidding on it.


I've heard good things about the Pansonic-1970 and 1980 models.
Does anyboy here work with these?

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Panasonic AG-1970 and 1980 lack some of the filters. They are respectable machines, people like them, but you'd probably benefit more from the JVC as a collect.

All good models (NTSC):
JVC HR-S7600U, JVC HR-S7800U, JVC HR-S7900U
JVC HR-S9600U, JVC HR-S9800U, JVC HR-S9900U, JVC HR-S9911U
JVC SR-V10U, JVC SR-V101US

Mitsubishi is another one. Those are harder to find, and not really any better than the JVC units.

You can grab a brand new JVC SR-101US for $270 at B&H. See http://tinyurl.com/dhodo


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Here is an auction to watch: http://tinyurl.com/a94qa

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Thanks, I have that one on my watchlist but watch someone snipe it... AGAIN.

I think I'll just buy the SR-101US new.... There are no deals on ebay for the other models. Too many buyers.

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http://tinyurl.com/84ocn or http://tinyurl.com/986wg
Try for one of these. It's the 9800 as a GoVideo clone.


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found a JVC HR-S7800U should i buy it?
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or whats the best out of all those above?
cause i see a 9800 as well
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got a question. with a tbc will that make it so i wont need a video stabilizer anymore to get rid of the copywrite? also does it make a difference if i run from a jvc that u recomended into a tbc 1000 then into my jvc dvd recorder. then to just go jvc vcr into the dvd recorder. is it better to have both the svhs and tbc then just the vcr by it self?
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The machines are all more or less than same. 7600,7800,7900,9600,9800,9900. Either 7800 or 9800 will be awesome.

You'll have to continue the stabilizer. Embedded TBCs don't remove protection like standalone ones. If you do JVC S-VHS > DataVideo TBC > JVC DVD recorder, then you won't need the stabilizer at that point. The TBC by itself provides continuous signal stability. The one in the VCR is for image quality, not the signal stability. Use the full TBC in between.

I use a Panasonic AG-1980P on a lot of crappy SLP tapes, but the image equality off the JVC is best if you can get the tapes to play perfectly. And they usually do, just not always, and those "not always" tapes tend to be crappy SLP recordings.

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ok im gonna get that then cause i been seing those a lot cheaper
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The problem with the Panasonic is many of them have been so extremely used in a studio that the heads are awful. Be careful on the cheap auctions.

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no i mean im gonna get the 7800 and a tbc 1000. what would you get first? whats more of a priority?
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Yeah, the 7800 + TBC-1000 sounds fine.

If your stabilizer works fine, keep using that. I personally use the AVT-8710 now, not the TBC-1000.

The VCR is priority.

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I have the JVC 9800, and I've been very pleasantly surprised how well it plays back recordings I made back in the late '70s and early '80s. Even SLP tapes.
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I have an JVC HM-HDS1 SVHS unit which I have used with a DataVideo MP6000 DVD Burner. Rather new to this DVD burning, have a project to transfer all of the family tapes (30+) to DVD. Will this set up be OK to at least get the tapes to DVD. Second phase will to edit & enhance on PC or MAC.
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If you don't already have a manual for that unit, the HM-MDS1, then this site might be useful: http://www.fixya.com/support/p184909...r/manual-17266

This deck has all the standards favorites among high-end JVC S-VHS units, including PICTURE MODE, the TBC, STABILIZER, etc. So yes, this will most definitely be a great VCR for your project.

That DataVideo device looks quite interesting too. The ability to set bitrates is a good advantage. I wonder what sort of image processing it does. However, even if it is minimal processing, your JVC is already largely taking care of this.

I think it's going to be perfectly fine for you.

When it comes time to edit, Windows has several great MPEG editors. Mac, not so much. Mac workflows are mostly geared towards DV and camera-shot video, not post-processing work, such as editing MPEG. There is a new guide on this forum, in fact, under the editing sub-forum, that shows how to use Womble MPEG Video Wizard, using a video-based guide. There are also guides on the main site, for editing out unwanted footage.

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