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Old 07-14-2007, 10:08 AM   #16  
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Thank you.

I'm running some D-VHS tape through my VHS machine right now. For some reason the machine did not completely erase the previous recording..... so now I have an "afterimage" superimposed over last night's Mr. Monk episode.

Weird.
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I have already stated the best tape period for D-VHS in my opinion is Fuji H471S SVHS tape and I consider TDK Pro SVHS tape the second best I have used.
Have you ever run BASF Video Broadcast tapes through your D-VHS test?
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:26 AM   #18  
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Have you ever run BASF Video Broadcast tapes through your D-VHS test?
No, I don't recall ever having any of those. I did purchase a box of ten Quantegy Broadcast ST-180 SVHS tapes and they were very poor for D-VHS.

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Maxell Broadcast SVHS tapes are good. I use the the ST-126BQ and ST-182BQ with good results although not as good as TDK XP Pro which isn't as good as Fuji H471S. I use those three SVHS tapes the most with Fuji H471S being used more than all others combined.

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Thank you.

I'm running some D-VHS tape through my VHS machine right now. For some reason the machine did not completely erase the previous recording..... so now I have an "afterimage" superimposed over last night's Mr. Monk episode.

Weird.
Found the cause:
- I had previously recorded Super VHS on that tape.
- Then I switched to VHS mode to record 'Monk' for my mom.
- When I played it back, the heads were picking-up the high-frequency components (>2.5 megahertz) from the previous S-VHS recording.
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- Probably if I used a standard VCR, not designed to "see" anything over 2.5 megahertz, there'd be no afterimage.

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Old 07-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #21  
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A case of 11 new TKD XP Pro ST-160 SVHS tapes are available on eBay for a few cents over $4 each. ST-160 results in about 2 hours and 43 minutes in HS mode (HD).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...9908&rd=1&rd=1

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Actually, I just bought 34 units of ST-180s made by BASF. They were designed to hold Digital Audio for CD mastering studios (ADAT), so hopefully they can handle digital video too.

If not I'll sell them on ebay for a nice profit.
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