Hello, just purchased this unit off ebay
from a seller who claims to have tested the "basic functions" but I guess producing a watchable picture isn't considered a basic function by this guy...
The picture is black and white, and you cannot really even make out anything in the picture, its just a bunch of garbled lines. I could upload a short clip if that would help diagnose the issue.
It did come with the service manual, and I'll try to scan it in if I get a chance and post for download here.
I don't know much about this stuff, have been learning a lot over the past week on this site. I purchased this VCR because I needed one that could playback a French Secam tape for capturing on a computer I just built with an ATI AIW Radeon 7500.
According to some replies in this thread
, these aren't the best VCRs, but I went with this model because I needed Secam playback and it was one of the only recommended units on this site's VCR buying guide which could play Secam tapes.
So, anyone have any ideas what would need repair, and if it would be worth it? If not worth it, any recommendations for a better VCR that can handle Secam (retail French Secam is Secam-B according to themaster1