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Old Yesterday, 2:28 pm   #21
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Default Re: Is there any interest in old VCRs

My parents bought me an SLV-E730 in 1999 for my 21st birthday & it still works just fine.
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Have I missed any more good 'uns?
Surely the HR-7200 (3V29) is a classic? Robust, easy to maintain, very predictable fault pattern, good performance for an "entry level" machine, and they were everywhere until about 20 years ago, in various guises, often enjoying a new lease of life as ex-rental stock in student digs etc.

Both original and pattern (e.g. Konig) parts seemed readily available at very competitive prices until not too long ago, and you could pick up a good fixer-upper for 10 or so at most boot sales.

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I pulled a nice Panasonic out of a skip back in the summer. Nothing wrong with it and the tape inside was fine too. I think it was an NV-F65 or similar. I pulled the SMPSU out to check the pesky capacitors and found they'd been done.

Must've been quite a dear buy when new. I have put it into stock. I am interested in them when they work and they're a decent make!
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Surely the HR-7200 (3V29) is a classic? Robust, easy to maintain, very predictable fault pattern, good performance for an "entry level" machine.
I agree and have two in my VHS VCR collection. One is a Ferguson 3V29 and the other, is a Telefunken VR520, with VHF and UHF band coverage, but for UK System I transmissions (made for the Irish market, I expect). The instruction booklet is in English.

I laid in a stock of "clearance" genuine JVC parts several years ago, so I hope to keep them fully operational for many years. Top loader decks have less to go wrong and there are far fewer plastic parts to disintegrate.
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