This was the last VCR we owned before upgrading to Sky+ and DVD's. If you still prefer to use tape this would be a very viable option recording in standard play/long play and extended play. This allows you to choose to degredate quality in favour of longer recording times. Using extended play you can fit 9 hours of video on a 3 hour tape, this is very advantageous if you are going on holiday as coupled with its DPSS you can set all your recordings in advance and not have to worry about the tape running out.
Overall this is a great machine for getting the best quality out of old technology, it allows the use of Sharp Super Picture to increase the quality of tape and records in Nicam Hi-Fi Stereo to give some of the best audio quality available on VCR's. Another feature that greatly improves the quality of this VCR is its use of Scart which is the best quality cable that can be used for non-HD footage. Although it does also incorporate component inputs on the front for both easy access and hardware that doesnt have scart (this can be useful to plug in your video camera to copy footage to VHS).
Finally this product does contain a remote control however it is one of the worst i have ever owned as it is very large and contains many features which would have been better incorporated into on-screen menus as they are not used very often.
So if you are still looking to purchase a VCR over newer technology i would highly reccomend this product.
Some Technical Specifications:
- EP mode that allows 9 hours recording onto a 3 hour tape
- 6 Head Mechanism
- Standard Play and Long Play
- Sharp Super Picture
- Simple Installation and set up
- Auto Tracking
- 30 second skip search
- Auto seek PLL RF modulator
- High Speed Rewind
- 8 Event 1 Year Timer
- Digital Program Search System (DPSS)
- On Screen Display and programming
- Twin Scart
- Front A/V sockets
- Remote Control
- 360mm design