High-end JVC/Panasonic S-VHS VCRs are nice to have, but sometimes a lower-end can be useful, too! It's not just about TBCs, but also transports and tracking ranges.
The 4600+/5600+ series had:
- flying erase head
- picture filters, like 7600+/9600+ series
- stabilizer filters, like 7600+/9600+ series
The only real difference between this deck and the 7600+/9600+ is the internal TBC. I used decks like this** for transfer many times, all through the 90s, for both playback and recording in analog setups.
** 3600, 3800, 4600, 4800
This unit sold new for about $250.
I have several of these, and just need to downsize my collection.