I have a Magnavox MWD2205 DVD/VCR Combo in mostly good condition. DVD plays fine but every VHS tape I play has a hissing noise. Tried cleaning the heads lightly with alcohol but hiss remains. Any ideas where to look? Thanks
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Look for a Hi-Fi audio option.
OP, the fact is VHS linear audio is very, very poor and full of hiss and wow and flutter. In addition, you unit is mono only. You don't specify whether you cleaned the video or audio heads, but the audio head may be dirty or out of alignment. There's also the possibility that it's needs demagnetizing, but that's something I wouldn't recommend to anyone that doesn't fully understand the insides of the VCR.
Bottom line, the only way to get better audio is get a better VCR, ideally one with VHS Hi-FI if you tapes are recorded with it.
I am looking at it for a friend. video head and audio heads have both been cleaned. I'll take a look at demagnetizing
Is there a Dolby NR option. Dolby encoded tapes had a lot of high end noise when played without a Dolby decoder.
(Do not confuse Dolby Noise Reduction with Dolby AC3 encoding on DVDs)