Originally Posted by Wingzrow
Bumping this. What's the Japanese Equivalent of the JVC HR-S9600U, JVC HR-S9800U, or the JVC HR-S9900U?
Japanese equivalent is hard to nail down. For one they use the name Victor (or ビクタ) over there instead of JVC. Then almost every device has a different faceplate or different inputs/outputs.
For example, the Victor (ビクタ) HR-VX200 is clearly the HR-S9600 front, but it has more inputs/outputs on the back.
Then do a google search for 'ビクタ HR-S7800" or "ビクタ HR-S9800" to see just how wild the differences are. It is pretty much an entirely different machine.
See yeah, hard to tell.
edit: here are some videos showing the internals. very different from US versions.
video of a 7800 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Wb8vJuTzQ
video of a 9800 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiNsrm4I_7A