I have recently acquired both a HR-s3600u and a HR-S3900U JVC S-VHS unit. Is one better than the other or are they pretty much interchangeable? Based upon reading I believe neither have a built in TBC. The S3900 is from 2001 and the S3600 is a 1999 model. Thanks so much for your recommendations, friends.
These are low-end S-VHS unit, and neither have TBC.
The 3600 is not from 1999. It's from 1996.
The 3800 was new in 1998.
I never saw a 3900, short release window (like 9900), and the 3x00 model was replaced by the cheaper-yet 29x0 models.
The 4x00 tracks close the 3x00 release dates, and the 59x0 replaced 4x00.
The 9x00 was integrated into SR.