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Old 02-11-05, 05:38 PM
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Why do VHS tapes playback differently on other VCRs and TV?

This sounds kind of stupid but when you record something on one VCR and TV and play it back in another TV and VCR the picture quality is not the same.


Can someone please explain this?
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Old 02-11-05, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ShelleyLevene
This sounds kind of stupid but when you record something on one VCR and TV and play it back in another TV and VCR the picture quality is not the same. Can someone please explain this?
Head alignment. Mistracking. Dirty heads. Differences in picture settings on the TV. Phases of the moon.

Ita's all analog. It could be anything, or the interactions among several anythings.

Be specific about the difference, and maybe a specific answer will present itself.

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Old 02-11-05, 05:52 PM
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what is this "VCR" you speak of?
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Old 02-11-05, 10:54 PM
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what is this "VCR" you speak of?
lol

Use a DVR and DVD-R, and no explanation is needed!
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When you positively, absolutely want to see a different picture every single time you watch it, choose analog.
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Old 02-12-05, 04:48 PM
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I have a sony vcr connected in the master bedroom to a quasar tv made in 1984 and I taped something on it and played it back on a 2003 Go Video Dual Deck VCR on a 1995 Zenith tv and the picture is dark and kind of fuzzy.


also I play back tapes on a 2001 Toshiba vcr on a 1999 60 inch Mitsubishi tv and you can see a picture difference.
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