Originally Posted by ross2017
Thanks for the reply! Hereís a video I just recorded: https://youtu.be/r7ajRpxDPxo
I see some tearing and what looks like dirty heads. Sometimes a tape will deposit a sticky residue that will not clear with manual cleaning unless you use isopropyl on paper (slightly abrasive). Using just chamois is not enough in such a case, the dirt needs to be 'abraded' away.
The tearing may be how your TV reacts with the low/poor signal from the VCR, but to start with I suggest using ispropyl on clean paper and cleaning the heads manually. Make sure you read up on how to do this - look on YouTube too. Its a start, and I would try using a known good tape for your testing, not the tapes you have been using.