I had a pana NV-FS200, which I loved (until it broke down
Tried to service it, but some parts no longer available, and though they're good, the older machines are prone to break down. So... looking to buy the best pal s-vhs/vhs deck, money not an issue. I guess I need to tap your expertise on this subject a bit, as I don't have much experience. Although I do have one of those nice JVC S-VHS decks with the dynamic drum system (I can't remember the model) and while the picture isn't bad, it has a BAD tendency to chew tapes, if the heads or transport system gets dirty, which I DON"T want, as I'm archiving some old tapes, which are nigh on impossible to replace. So... if you were to recommend to me your top pick, for the sharpest, best quality output, with a built in TBC (full frame preferred), and all the other bells & whistles (DNR etc), what would you choose? Manufacturer doesn't matter, I just want the best possible output. BTW, I also have a Japanese made JVC HR-W5 which I just love, for the beautiful quality output. Hopefully there is a PAL model that can equal it. Look forward to hearing back from you.
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