This is not an S-VHS machine, but it seems to be rare enough that I thought that its manual would be a worthwhile inclusion. Please note that this is a professional duplicator, not a VCR, but that it can be used as a VCR if you obtain and connect the Sony RM-V200 external remote control.
VERY IMPORTANT if you use this machine as a player:
By default it is set to ignore the write-protect tab on VHS video cassettes! To change this default setting see detailed instructions on pages 11-12 (English) or 26-27 (French).
Manual for Sony SVO-965P VHS Duplicator