Good VCR to Have On Hand. Trusted Sony Quality.
I bought this because we needed one in our kitchen as the TV unit we had broke down. So we got an LCD HDTV flat screen and a separate VCR and DVD player. Panasonic TV, Sony VCR & DVD Player. We have used the VCR a couple of times for playback only for right now. It worked as expected, great. Very good picture, even when paused. It will get the "real test" this fall when the new TV show seasons begin firing up. My wife records all her favorites. The VCR was easy to hook up and then set up with the remote. I like the 'tape in unit symbol' that is displayed on the front panel. That's very handy. I mainly bought this because I didn't want any more combo units because when one part fails then you might pay big bucks to get it fixed (who does that?) or just junk the whole combo unit and go get a new one or a component setup like I did. Yes, components take more space but when a component fails you only have to replace that component (this VCR was $25). There's plenty of us out here who still use VCR's because Digital subscriber recording products are still expensive and in todays economy 'minimal is better'! The only thing I dislike about this VCR is it's size. It's big but I knew that and I doubt if a mechanical device of this quality and similar features could be made much smaller. This VCR does have a tuner inside and we had to have that of course. I saw many DVD/VCR combo units in Target, Wal-Mart, HH Greg, etc. but none of them had tuners. Too bad these stores are not serving the entire buying public. I know one sale they didn't get. Thanks to my Ebay merchant who sold me her slightly used tobacco/pet free Sony VCR. We're happy and if you buy this model you will be too. Oh yea, the DVD player is a Sony too. Good stuff!Vollständige Rezension lesen