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12-05-2015, 03:27 PM
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Hi all,

I have been reading through some of the threads in the forum and can see that there are alot of very helpful and very knowleadgable people on here.

I have a bunch of VHS-C tapes (9 in total to be exact) of my family holiday abroad dating back to 1998 recorded on a JVC GR-45 (i think). The recorded content are some of the most memorable and precious moments of my life.

I have digitised the tapes already to DVD using a JVC GR-FX16 VHS-C camcorder (bought from ebay) as a playback machine and recorded directly onto DVD using a Sony DVD recorder. No editing or anything.

The results i must say were very good indeed compared to the very first time i had transferred them from VHS-C to full size VHS. The JVC GR-FX16 camcorder i used had built in TBC and CNR features.

Most people probably would be satisfied with the results of the captured picture quality that i have now but due to the level of emotional attachment i have with the video content of these tapes i just want to see if there are other players or machines out there which will give me the BEST possible picture quality.

I just want to try all that i can to get every bit of quality before these tapes start degrading. I thank my lucky stars that i have been able to transfer them onto DVD already but i just thought you experts on here may know better ways.

I thank you all in advance for your help.
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12-06-2015, 04:38 AM
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i just want to see if there are other players or machines out there which will give me the BEST possible picture quality.
For VHS-C and S-VHS-C I have here:

JVC BR-S522 S-622 + 822 + [but only for SP]
Panasonic NV V8000 [SP and LP]

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12-06-2015, 05:22 AM
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The above machines are quite hard to get hold of nowadays. I missed out on a nearly new nv-v8000 model which sold on ebay uk for 195.

I have recently bought a JVC BR-S525e which I bought blindly without testing. This is a very complex machine for me and it took me quite a while to even hook it up to my TV to try and get a picture. There is a picture and all seems to work but two issues. Firstly I can't seem to change the cassette mode to VHS-C and secondly the picture I got from playing a full size vhs tape was not clear at all. I am not sure whether it is dirty heads and needs a clean and service or will it require a new head.

Is it going to be worthwhile to spend money on this machine to get it up and running. Will it give me the picture results I require for my VHS-C tapes?
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12-06-2015, 05:32 AM
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Yes, expensive and usually defective.
Elko disease, right in the power supply and the head drum.
[SMD capacitors (2x47μF and 2x4.7μF)]


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12-06-2015, 05:32 AM
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I have recently bought a JVC BR-S525e which I bought blindly without testing. This is a very complex machine for me and it took me quite a while to even hook it up to my TV to try and get a picture. There is a picture and all seems to work but two issues. Firstly I can't seem to change the cassette mode to VHS-C and secondly the picture I got from playing a full size vhs tape was not clear at all. I am not sure whether it is dirty heads and needs a clean and service or will it require a new head.

Is it going to be worthwhile to spend money on this machine to get it up and running. Will it give me the picture results I require for my VHS-C tapes?

Whats elko disease?
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12-06-2015, 06:00 AM
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No..ich buy and fix any more.
Iam 2.JVC BR-S525 disposed of until last week.
Actual run here of 522 + 622 +822
and a simple JVC BR-S811.

The settings at the BR-Sx22 models one adjusts to the device, but only the cable from the connector "monitor out" to a control Connect Monitor.
Manuals I have only in German.
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Whats elko disease?
With "disease" I meant that it is a disease of many feeders and recorders from this period.
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These: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vide...ing-guide.html

If you only have 9 tapes, perhaps letting a good service transfer them is a better solution. Heck, even if you shipped them to us (UK>USA), it'd be cheaper than futzing with learning everything for such a small amount of videos.

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I have thought about letting a company transfer the tapes for me but I just can't take the risk of letting them out of my possession. I will probably just have to be patient and wait for a decent condition working Panasonic NV-V8000 machine to appear on ebay and go for that if it falls within my budget. I am assuming that this machine will give me better picture quality then my JVC GR-FX16 vhsc camcorder?
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12-06-2015, 01:02 PM
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An attached sample would help so that we can see the quality level you've attained so far.

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The settings at the BR-Sx22 models one adjusts to the device, but only the cable from the connector "monitor out" to a control Connect Monitor.
Manuals I have only in German.
Hmm. That page of the BR-S525E manual that you posted mentions a turnable DNR control and a menu setting that aren't present on my BR-S525U. I didn't think the NTSC version differed that much.

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