I am based in Europe and I have recently added the jVC bR s525 to my Panasonic NV-SV 121 E as s-vhs for VHS archival. I have also the change to get a JVC HR S9600E by tomorrow and was wondering if it was worth it in terms of having different specs to the BR 525 and could help for some specific tapes problems or instead had actually the same specs and therefore not worth it.

I grabbed the BR 525s for 157 GBP whilst there are some broadcasting suppliers that still sell it for 2500(GBP) and I can get this 9600 for another 100. (gBP). Suggestion? The Panasonic does struggle with tracking sme tapes that a simple sharp vhs deck would track much better, so I looked for the BR 525 after reading of its superior dynamic tracking and having TBC and DNR...