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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Bob Masta, Aug 4, 2003.

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  1. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    My old VCR has started showing noisy streaks
    trailing behind high-contrast edges. They don't
    appear to be affected by head cleaning (unlike
    the more usual random image streaks, which
    are not the problem here).

    Anyone know what causes this?

    With VCRs so cheap these days, I know that
    any major repair effort won't really be worth my time.
    But I'd go to a modest amount of trouble simply
    to keep it out of the landfill.

    And if I do end up getting a new one, does
    anyone know how to tell in advance which
    models will allow a decent image while
    fast-forwarding? This was touted as an advantage
    of 4-head models when they first came out,
    but in my experience there was no correlation:
    some 4-head models were worse than 2-head!

    Thanks!


    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    Shareware from Interstellar Research
    www.daqarta.com
     
  2. Ask the guys at this is something they
    should be able to help you with
     
  3. A E

    A E Guest

    JVC HR-S7500U series. Solid image at 2,3,5,7x with sound, even in reverse.
     
  4. Baphomet

    Baphomet Guest

    " My old VCR has started showing noisy streaks
    trailing behind high-contrast edges. "

    "With VCRs so cheap these days"

    Save the landfill, save your pocketbook, and save your sanity. Use it as a
    rewind machine.
     
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