Just picked up a Mitsubishi HS-HD2000U VCR in mint condition. The image is incredibly stable and detailed. I canít get over how good this VCR looks. But Iím having an issue that I cannot seem to resolve.
The top half (50%) of the screen has these colored diagonal lines/bands. Theyíre not perfectly stationary, but kind of waver back and forth. If I engage TBC, they are drastically reduced. But I can still see them on the top 25% of the screen. If I pause the image, they completely go away.
Itís like this on virtually every single tape I own, from commercial to stuff I recorded. This VCR has auto tracking, but I also played with manual electronic adjustment. It does not have effect on these lines. Nor does physically adjusting (with the screws) the height of the guide rollers.
I also tried several different cables (Iím only able to use composite), as well as tried to plug the VCR in alternate outlets.
At this point Iím at a loss on what this could be. Iíve attached a picture, but itís really hard to capture these lines. Any help will be greatly appreciated.