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Hello everyone!

This is my first time posting, and I have to say, a HUGE thank you to Lord Smurf and the others who have provided valuable information on the restoration of VHS.

I have to say, that I followed Lord Smurf's advice, and others, and my transfers are AMAZING.

Honestly, I can't believe it when I see it, it looks great.

I'm going to be making a thread on the machine I happen to have, called the RTI Tapechek 460.

This machine retails at $2,000- $4,000 and I believe it made a HUGE difference to the quality of my tapes.

Essentially, this machine cleans your VHS tape and re-tensions the tape, along with polishing with a Sapphire blade. It make a big difference in quality of the tape.

I will post a thread on this machine later.

Thanks again everyone.


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i always wanted one (or try at least) but with that high price..my wallet wasn't deep enough.

It would be nice if you'd have before /after pics or caps
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Yes, I'm going to be making a thread soon showing my process to restore old VHS, the before and the after.
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RTI makes some nifty equipment for disc/tape restorations. But I hope you're only using it for tapes that had known issues. Cleaning a tape is generally not advised, as the cleaning can just as easily make a tape worse.

I'm curious to hear more about what prompted you to get one.

I look forward to your new thread with before/afters!

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