• 10-13-2005, 11:30 AM
    bldn10
    VCR and DVD troubleshooting
    I am having trouble w/ both my VCR and DVD player - maybe it's time for a combo unit.

    The VCR is a vintage 1995 Mitsubishi HS-U560, which was a high end $450 unit when I bought it. Lately it started squealing when trying to start tape transport, and finally quit. It sounds like a belt or gear slipping, not able to pick up the tape, and then it just stops trying. Any ideas what this is? Is it worth fixing?

    The DVD is a Pioneer DVC-503 5-disk changer. The problem w/ it is that the tray shuts immediately upon opening; it will not stay open. You have to be really quick! What's w/ that? Worth fixing?

    Recommendations on DVD/VCR combos?

    Thanks,

    Bill Denton
    Memphis
  • 10-13-2005, 11:51 AM
    GMichael
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bldn10
    I am having trouble w/ both my VCR and DVD player - maybe it's time for a combo unit.

    The VCR is a vintage 1995 Mitsubishi HS-U560, which was a high end $450 unit when I bought it. Lately it started squealing when trying to start tape transport, and finally quit. It sounds like a belt or gear slipping, not able to pick up the tape, and then it just stops trying. Any ideas what this is? Is it worth fixing?

    The DVD is a Pioneer DVC-503 5-disk changer. The problem w/ it is that the tray shuts immediately upon opening; it will not stay open. You have to be really quick! What's w/ that? Worth fixing?

    Recommendations on DVD/VCR combos?

    Thanks,

    Bill Denton
    Memphis

    I enjoy my JVC HD/DVD/VHS recorder (DR-MX1S). The built in hard drive lets me record hours at HD or mega hours at CD or lesser grades.
    Here's a link to where I bought mine.
    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4004425
    Also a link to a few other choices.
    http://www.jr.com/JRSectionView.proc...24087&Ne=10000

    There are plenty of other places to buy these. But this is a good start to see what you may like.