I've just mistakenly purchased a JVC SVHS VCR from a secondhand shop which does not allow returns. I was looking for a VCR to play plain-old VHS tapes (I already own one JVC VCR; this second machine was purchased to allow tape-to-tape copying) and picked up the JVC HR-S52OOU, thinking that it was a particularly good-looking standard VCR. Only after I attempted to play a VHS tape on it did I noticed that it was intended for SVHS tapes.
Now I'm stuck with a machine designed to play a format which I do not use and have no intention of using, which now has a VHS tape stuck in it and which was purchased from a place which does not allow returns. Thoughts?
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S-VHS decks are recommended for VHS tapes , mainly for it's S-Video output , and your deck may be misaligned if it eats tapes ... and don't do tape-to-tape dub . put them in digital format
JVC has a long reputation for destroying tapes if the player isn't aligned well. If your tape was recorded at any speed slower than standard 2-hour speed, JVC is not recommended.
In fact, nothing is recommended for tape-to-tape. OMG!Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. -- Henry David Thoreau
Your Vcr : JVC HR-S52OOU may be a candidat for :
have you done any research on it ?
it may be a really good vcr if it's in shape
JVC never supported the LP(4-hour) speed. Only SP and EP. If your tapes were recorded in LP most JVC's won't play them.
S-VHS decks play VHS tapes as well and often better than VHS decks.
They were designed to be compliant with older standards,I never saw a S-VHS deck that could not play LP tapes at least in France.
But LP tapes often do not play well on other decks than that on wich they wer recoded.
The name or your deck is not JVC HR-S52OOU but JVC HR-S5200U .I needed that to guess your location.
User should give at least a continent location, this can be useful because video standards and hardware differ from one country to another ,even nowadays.
Economists made theories about the fact that when you buy second hand,you do not know what you buy !
Thanks for the replies, everyone. I can't write much now, but I wanted to get two responses out of the way.
I use a Philips VR1100 (with TCB) BUT....I have come across one tape where TBC made the picture worse. I'd still rather have TBC but I went YEARS without it happily digitizing tapes so....you be the judge.