Reply 26100 of 26791, by PcBytes
ODwilly wrote on 2023-12-01, 05:16:PcBytes wrote on 2023-11-30, 22:09:
Been testing my ole' trusty Grundig GV729M VCR after I had a friend clean its heads for me. […]
Been testing my ole' trusty Grundig GV729M VCR after I had a friend clean its heads for me.
The quality is absolutely crisp. I don't think I've seen VHS tapes play this clean besides Panasonics.
I bought this Panasonic PV-8451 for $6 to convert some old VHS tapes to digital. Thoughts on quality? They wanted $25 for Sonys that were rusty.
Should be good. 4 heads, AV inputs, and it's a Panasonic to start with.
Just make sure the heads are clean and aren't worn to oblivion - one of the Panasonics my friend had to deal with during the time I left the Grundig for him to clean was legitimately on its last legs. Forgot the model (looks like a AG-1330 but not sure) but it was one of those longer units that also had only RF and SCART sockets.
My previous machine was a NV-MV16. Great picture quality, the only downside is no AV outputs besides the standard RF deal and the SCART output connector - that's why I took my Grundig back from my friend and gave him the Panny. While the Grundig is mono (though with some patience and a bit of dremeling, I reckon it's possible to turn it into stereo).
smtkr wrote on 2023-12-01, 02:21:
And what appears to be a distinctly Canopus graphics card (which one, I can't tell).
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