Cable Tuner: no
Long Play: yes
Number of Video Heads: 4
Portable/Non-Portable: non Port Nic Hi
Programming Display: Vcr/CTV
Remote Control: yes
Satellite Tuner: no
Screen Format: 16:9
Show View: Yes
Sound System: Stereo
Twin Tape: no
Videotext/Teletext: With Videotext/Teletext
Year of Introduction: 1996
Bit stream record mode
will play in a Sony DVP-S715
As to blank tapes - I have got arount 300 - including about 20 Pro-X L500
I was _given_ a Sony Vhs deck (something or other 715) and it is a pile of poopoo.
Only good points being timer to scart recording
Picture is poor much worse than Sanyo M40 and the 950 is so much better.
Even going into rewind picture search from play takes ages - should be instant.
Loose power for 1 second and the time has gone - 30 min on Sanyo, hour on 950.
I tested the 950 on the following
can record the 3 1/2 MHz test card bars
Recorded pictures from Nokia box with one of the old pay channels are indistingushable from live (Discovery Wings was the test). (I use composite as RGB was taken up by DVD and DC) and who needs an ex Ondigital box for actually viewing - just taping.
I think the 950 can easily be said to be the best UK Sony home vcr ever.
We never got ED-Beta here (literally broadcast quality)