Best Rated in VCRs

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Top rated products in VCRs

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4.4 | 21 customer ratings
83% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought this VCR from Classic Camcorders in March of 2016 to transfer my old Video 8 tapes onto DVD's. It was a project I had finally decided to tackle. I received the recorder and it worked great. I transferred two tapes then procrastinated and didn't use the VCR again until recently, two years later. For some reason, the play, stop, and pause buttons failed to work. I called John with Classic Camcorders and he offered to fix it for free saying, he takes care of his customers. I didn't call him to complain or ask him to repair it, certainly not for free, I called to ask him what he thought might be wrong. I was thinking it might be something simple I could do. This is a good company to work with. Thank you, Sincerely, Doug.
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By Douglas M. Kayes
Excellent quality, does a superb job . I inherited a large quantity of 8MM video tapes that my father-in-law had made over the years, and needed a way to transfer them to DVD. This did the job with ease! :-)
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By Paul R. Lusk, USN, ret
The shipment arrived quickly. Great customer service and amazing quality product! I would purchase again from this vendor.. Perfect 5 star..
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By Jacquie P.
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4.9 | 8 customer ratings
100% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This VCR works great. I found some old home vcr tapes with lots of memories of my daughter as a small child. Priceless memories. Glad I purchased the VCR. Arrived quickly and in great condition. Remote control and cords were a plus. Just opened package, hooked to my big screen TV and started enjoying.
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By Angela Williams
Its fantastic! Bought it because my Sony VCR broke down in the loading mechanism, and Im glad I found a replacement VCR. Very good quality!
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By Mason Elish
unit works as described....excellent packing and deliver.....previously purchased 2 units same brand but other source and both had problems .this one works perfect as promised...I am very satisfied
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By edgardo alvarez
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4.0 | 55 customer ratings
74% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It's been a while since I have used one of these ancient devices, but I liked this one... a lot! I paid $70 for this used VHS and my wife just about killed me. I too was astounded at how little VCR's had come down, even here on Amazon and then I started looking around. Only then did I realize that I got a fair deal. Just because these suckers are old, don't mean they're cheap! I don't even know where to begin to look for brand new VCR's but I did find VCR/DVD combos and they were all over $100. But enough about price, here's 7 reasons why I liked it:

#1 Its got a kicking rewind/fast forward mechanism that is super fast.
#2 It shows on screen how much time is remaining on each tape, as it should, but also includes a little diagram that displays where you are on
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By TheGreatestAdventurer
What I like about this VCR, is that it played my prerecorded tapes with excellent picture and audio quality. What I dislike was that every five hours of tape playing, I had to clean the heads of this VCR, and then I had to wait for a couple of hours until the solution that I cleaned the heads with to dry completely, so I can play some more tapes, but that was OK with me.
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By Weatherperson49
VCR was guaranteed by seller to work but arrived in non-working condition. Pieces were heard loose inside the VCR and it would not play any tapes. I had to have the unit repaired to get it to work which I could have done with my old unit but decided to buy a quality unit from this seller which turned out to be a rip-off. Will not buy again.
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By ernie
4.2 | 13 customer ratings
65% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Expensive but my Mom wanted it. VCR works, remote works.
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By Joker Fleck
Works well, played with good sound and color balance. No remote but this was stated in the description so I was not expecting one.
It arrived on time, and well packaged.
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By Susan
VCR did not work as intended. It was a gift for my mother to watch all her old VHS tapes of us growing up. Some tapes worked, others didn't. VCR took several attempts to accept tapes. Contacted seller for a refund which they agreed to, and told us not to bother with returning it. Much respect to Remix LLC for making things right.
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By Shawn
4.1 | 17 customer ratings
79% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Ease of usage, Clear playing.
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By Mark Dudgeon
I don't usually write positive reviews but I must say I am very pleased with this product. It works really well. Has a good picture. Just wish it came with a remote (which they did mention there was no remote included) but other than that very pleased
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By kent alan leneave
Bought this vcr for a friend. Received today and came with tape stuck in it. Advertised tested and working fully functional.If that's the case why there was a tape already in it and won't come out..will be returning.very disappointed
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By Karen theargood
4.8 | 5 customer ratings
100% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought this VCR so that I could transfer my VHS tapes to digital. It worked very well! Packaging was great & seller included some vhs tapes.
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By Sunnyside
ThankYou Amazon
It fit my needs perfectly and i will be back when i'm in need.
Barbara B.
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By Amazon Customer
just what we needed
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By Aubrey Leach
5 offers from product price
3.9 | 46 customer ratings
68% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have video tapes in PAL format of European auto racing events, namely the 24 hours of Le Mans. Now I can view them in full color, (colour?) and enjoy them. I should think all video tape and CD players should be able to play most popular global formats. Don't we live in a global community?
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By Dr. David John Leidel
Original review, February, 2006.

I bought my SV-5000W four-five years ago (maybe even more), and had very few problems with it. It has never been in for repair. Sometimes there were problems with individual rental tapes (NTSC), but the conversions worked well. I was able to put together movies on computer (using an NTSC DV camcorder) and play them to the VCR for recording in PAL to send to relatives overseas with no problems. PAL tapes from UK, Australia, NZ, etc., worked very well. Stereo sound was another plus.

I never had the snow problem (other than on individual tapes) and never noticed a problem with the unit being particularly hot. I rarely cleaned the heads. As my main VCR, it worked very well, also acting as the tuner for the whole system. A later DVD player plays through the VCR to the TV, allowing non-NTSC DVDs to be converted as well.
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By Concerned Reader
I first reviewed this VCR some time ago. In that review I said that conversion quality from this machine was truly excellent, and I stand by that statement. However, where this machine fails completely and utterly is this "snow" issue many owners report - there is something significantly wrong with the design of this machine, and the snow in almost all these cases will be as a result of this design problem.

Now, the good news is that in an instance where you do have the problem, and it's truly not down to worn video heads, you can most probably clear the image by twisting the chassis. The way I do mine is by sticking a suitable "wedge" under the right front cornder of the machine, lifting that corner and twisting the chassis quite substantially. About .25"/5mm is right for mine, but if you use an actual wedge you can vary
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By Michael J. Walsh
2 offers from product price
4.5 | 7 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is one quality VCR for the price. I've owned more expensive VCR's, but this gem delivers a picture quality so clear and crisp its breathtaking. The unit seems sturdy and well-built, and is easy to use. I had some reservations about the silverish-goldish color based on the photo here, but it looks much better in the flesh. You'd be hard pressed to find a better value in this price class.
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By Scott O'Reilly
This product works like new and no problems except no remote came with this VCR
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By MRA
I love it!! For the money, it is great!!!! The pictures is really clear and not dubbing!!!!
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By chevanta love
4.3 | 9 customer ratings
72% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
works great just as the seller said.
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By Michael Beagles
This vcr is a great buy. It works great, plays vhs tapes great. The item was shipped without incident & is of good quality/price.
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By Debra Wilson
I live in Germany and the new movies on post come in VHS Tape. It's OK.
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By Frances
7 offers from product price
3.9 | 33 customer ratings
69% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Great customer service. Very accommodating. Everything was included. My 92 year old mother is very happy she can now watch all her old movies!
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By Marsha L
I purchased this VCR to replace the same model I've had for many years and has begun having problems. This new one works fine, but the remote that was sent with it is not like the original and lacks the features I use the most on mine. I am satisfied with it, but it came with no instructions and if I was not familiar with it (I also have my original instructions and my functional original remote) I would have been very unhappy with this one. It should not have been advertised as having a remote as the one sent is useless.

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By Deloris I. Kline
I would give this more stars if it worked, but it doesn't. I ordered this product about three months ago and when it arrived i put on my shelf. Stupidly, i did not check to see if it worked the day it arrived. Fast forward to today, i set it up to start ripping VHS tapes to DVD and it would not play and when I tried to eject the tape, it ate the tape. I hate to take it apart to save my tape. So then I tried another tape and again, it ate the tape and would not play, fast forward or rewind. I tried to return it but since it has been over 90 days I have found out I cannot return it. I am not bothered by the 90 or 60 day return period they offer but rather that
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By J B
4 offers from product price
3.8 | 102 customer ratings
68% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have owned this VCR for nearly nine months and have not had a single problem with it, even after moving it multiple times in rearranging my apartment. This is also a very sturdy piece of equipment - I have a second VCR, my TV, a PlayStation 2, and an alarm clock all stacked upon this VCR, and there are no signs of buckling under all the weight.
While the features are nice, the layout of the universal remote can be a bit tricky to learn. Virtually ALL of the buttons beneath the number pad should really be kept hidden by a flip-up or slide-out panel, so that the remote does not appear so daunting. Fortunately, the remote has a light function, allowing the user to better see the buttons when in the dark.
For those with a "piecemeal" entertainment system, the single set of AV inputs may be
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By James M. Stafford III
I've owned 6 Panasonic VCRs, each one better than its predecessor. I am not sure that the same holds for this one, though the price is certainly too good to pass on.
If you've owned a Panasonic VCR before then you expect reliability and ease of use. This unit delivers on that...while including 4 heads, commercial skip, a lighted remote (finally!), and the entire bevy of features now standard on every VCR.
The real negative is that it is much noiser than the model it replaces; particularly when it is rewinding. We are talking a good bit noise, enough that it makes me want to turn up the TV volume while it is rewinding.
I actually went out and purchased a JVC VCR to consider as an alternative, but returned that one and kept the Panasonic becaese the JVC was way too confusing to program.
So why did I keep this
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By tommyr
Came to us with a corner piece broken off. It also can't eject, you have to pull it out manually. Definitely not what we paid for. Disappointing.
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By Tyler
3.9 | 27 customer ratings
66% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
First, I want to commend the person who wrapped this VCR for shipping. It was tightly wrapped in bubble wrap. The outer shipping box was closed with shipping tape that has string in it, sealing the box tightly. Because of the quality and time taken to wrap this purchase, it was not damaged.

The first picture of the VCR - a Panasonic PV9450 was purchased over 20-years ago. Never a problem with this product even when it faced the Y2k scare. The VCR taped shows (when we could still tape from the TV and it time stamped tapings). I depended on this player.

I have many VHS that are rare to find and I most certainly want to hang on to them, so to find a Panasonice PV8451 is a dream come true. The make is very similar as you can see from the picture (the new VCR is the second photo).
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By Josephine Baker
Yah, I know, VHS is "dead", but some members of my family REALLY like watching old movies on VHS. So, we went out and bought this unit from Simply Slashed. It came complete, very nicely packed, and worked right out of the box on an old movie we still had (War of the Worlds). Did not come initially w/ the remote, but can use the front panel -- and the vendor is sending us the remote asap! The unit looks nice alongside our other components, we are very satisfied.
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By LJ Tenison
It has so far been just fine. Six months! I wanted something totally unto itself for my VHS collection I still have left. ! I still can't buy in DVD's. So. this was perfect.
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By Jenday
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4.2 | 9 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This VCR would pass for new. It came with original remote. I am enjoying some old VCR tapes now.
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By James
I was a bit worried about ordering this product after reading some bad reviews but it seems to be a good product. I received the product very fast. Has been working good until now, product came in good conditions. Also received the control remote. It didn't have much protection inside the shipping box (it is a pretty fragile product).
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By Paulette gallegos
You guys stink. No remote. Come on now, I know it's cheap but at least come through with what's advertised.
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By Karen Celona
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4.2 | 9 customer ratings
82% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This Panasonic PV-9662 VCR is very unexpectedly in great condition and works very well. It is QUIET and offers a beautifully recorded picture. The Playback is solid without any shakiness or odd behavior for the AGE of this unit. I'm quite impressed. The only issue that looks weird is the LED display of the front panel lettering and numbers. They appear extra large and dot-matrix-like, but it's easily ignored because the display on the TV screen looks fantastic or that could be the Television that I'm using the VCR on. The remote or the manual didn't come with it, so I bought a replacement remote that isn't quite perfect (weirdly buttons for setting programs don't work) but works great for everything else, I will figure out how to set programming possibly with a different remote or I will just do manual programming and not worry about it. I wish I
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By Dee Jazz
Works better than the 2 year old VCr I bought new. I am rural in an area with lots of lightning. I do not want to replace expensive equipment so I prefer VCRs.

I remember my mother buying one of these when they first came out. The catch is the remote which is huge compared to modern ones, but that is the only possible drawback. I love this model. Its stable, clear even at slow recording speeds with excellent audio. I only wish I had not finally thrown out my mothers remote collection a couple of years ago so I could have paid less for one without a remote.

I find Panasonic VCRS to be the best quality and durability. Not hard to program either if you have a technology challenged person in household (I am not one of them).

i
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By Ambre P
love it. worked great out of the box, and continues to function really well.
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By MyName
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3.8 | 44 customer ratings
69% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Yes it came with a manual and a remote control. These folks are THE REAL THING! The packing was superb and the VCR worked quite well. I hope it lasts a long time. It was certainly in great shape , i.e. clean, few blemishes, etc. MANY Thanks!
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By Andrea
my father was writing a lot of the earlier critiques, since I was ill and in quarantine, and also unable to really do much online work of any kind. I understand there was a length of time for the item to arrive but I was sick myself, so no harm done. I couldn't do much....

not sure what he wrote in the earlier posts, but while I am up and around, and slowly put the VCR together, ripping out the old RCA that recorded but had no sound. The new VCR is excellent. I was grateful to see it, and a little sad that I allowed my father to keep tabs on things and I assume use some harsh words.

I would recommend using this supplier again and again. This is a superior VCR. if there are TVS VCRs, anything else too, I would buy from this supplier again and again.

Chris
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By Tristan
Did not turn on, returned to Amazon, who supplied all labels needed... Credit given, perfect example reason to look to Amazon!!
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By R. Bevington
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3.8 | 31 customer ratings
66% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I should have done more research. I assumed I would be able to record from VCR to DVD but that feature is not available. This fact negates some of the value I thought I was getting for the price paid. Otherwise, the deck operates well and has a good picture.
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By thomas l mathewson
I bought this combo deck when my Samsung combo deck died after 5 years of moderate use. (The Samsung TV I bought at the same time is starting to die as well....) I've had the new Panasonic deck for about a month and so far no problems. Like most combo DVD/VCRs, the DVD takes priority, meaning that if you have both a tape and a DVD in the machine, the machine will always try to play the DVD when you power up the machine. You can override this by punching the VCR button on the remote, which is large and easy to find.

Generally speaking, the controls are pretty standard and programming the VCR for later taping is about 5 on a 1-10 difficulty scale. I have not yet tried to copy a DVD to tape, although the manual seems to imply that it is easy.
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By Amazon Customer
There was a wee dent but did not affect the quality of the VCR.
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By IMLee-221B Baker St
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4.2 | 6 customer ratings
100% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
It doesn't work perfectly but it's ok considering the price. I was able to see most of the video but it did get blurry or fuzzy sometimes. The price was good and it arrived quickly and was easy to set up. I was able to watch a video of my deceased husband and it was nice to hear his voice after so long.
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By Amazon Customer
It did the job. Now I need to sell it.
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By Katsudor
It was used and works. Exactly what I was hoping for! Now I have to add 9 more words. Sheesh
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By johndad5
5 offers from product price
3.7 | 88 customer ratings
64% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Just opened the box and replaced the unit I bought locally on Craigslist (Mitsubishi), which was not accepting my tapes without a lot of hassle which I will spare you from. Condition was advertised as GOOD and I would not have complained if it were advertised as VERY Good. I plugged it in without even connecting to my computer and it smoothly accepted & ejected several VHS tapes as well as two different VHS-C Adapters. I then plugged into the device I am using to connect to my PC to allow me to convert about 40 or so tapes from the late 80's into the 90's to digital and fired up the program and am happily looking at these old gems as they begin to transfer all of the videos of my kids childhoods to digital. It's early to write such a stellar review, as there
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By R. Morelli
This works and love it since we have so many VHS tapes for children.
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By cheri
VHS player was like new. Very pleased with purchase.
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By Nanette168
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3.9 | 12 customer ratings
64% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This was handy to have for the holidays to view old vhs home movies. Best therapy for the holidays. Yes, shades of Clark Griswald stuck in the attic. A working VCR is great for family reunions
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By C. Sams
There was not a remote in the package. Otherwise it works great.
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By R. Carlton
Got rooked - but my girlfriend's sister needed one that a dummy could program, this was it - unfortunately the seller failed to mention that the remotes did't work and there was no way to get the menu.
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By Frank