MAKE SURE YOU USE AN OFFICIAL POWER CABLE FOR YOUR CAMERA or video playback quality could be affected.....
I have a Sony TRV25 8mm video camera that I used for filming our old family videos . I lost the original power cable , so I bought a "replacement power cable " off ebay
I get the "new" replacement power cable and I'm having major problems with the quality of the video playback , it looks like the tracking was off , grainy , static , jumping picture.....I thought maybe the camera was messed up / heads dirty , then I thought maybe my old tapes are messed up......the camera functioned completely normal except the quality of the video playback looked bad .
So thinking maybe the camera went bad I bought another Sony TRV25 off ebay
that came with THE ORIGINAL OFFICIAL POWER CABLE . Guess what.....that "replacement power cable" was causing ALL the video playback issue . I don't know why , or how , but that damn "replacement power cable" made the video quality horrible , like the tracking was off .
How is that possible ???? I don't get it . Its the craziest thing I would have never figured it out . I would have NEVER thought a power cable could mess up the video playback quality .
I can plug in the replacement power cable , press play and the tracking/video quality is horrible ....swap power cables with the official Sony power cable , press play , and perfect video quality playback .
Just thought I'd share my experience . I was depressed thinking my tapes were ruined and that these old video cameras were all breaking down......nope....it was the damn power cable , who would have thought that would affect video quality .