Mitsubishi HS-U780 VCRs

2.67/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

Super VHS 4-Head Hi-Fi Stereo VCR w/ Universal Remote


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bgcarl a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Purchased a non-working vcr with the expectation of repairing it but found many cassette loading plastic parts cracked/broken. Can't find a source for the replacement parts but the otherwise excellent machine will wind up in the landfill.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   eBay auction



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jmayes a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Have been using the unit constantly for almost exactly 5 years when suddenly a tape jams while loading. After taking it apart I find an incredibly large number of cracked platic parts. The white platic parts seem to be the subject to cracking while the black plastic parts don't. Both rt & lt tracks that guide the loading mech are cracked in at least 50 places. Eventually some parts fell out & that's what caused the tape loading jam. There are also other plastic parts cracked, & waiting to break, besides the loading track. It's been a great unit until now but very disappointing as I believe it's about to become a boat anchor. A unit this expensive should either use metal or a better grade of plastic. Good luck to the rest of you & enjoy it while it works!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $500.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Art S a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the model HS-U770 S-VHS. I've had this VCR for about 8 years now, and it's never given me ANY problems as far as reliability or performance, (maybe some of the other reviewer's below got defective units?).

Picture quality is as good as it gets for S-VHS format, but you DO have to clean the heads periodically as with any VCR or cassette deck. (DUH!)

The audio response is excellent due to the Class A output stage. I often make audio-only tapes of CD's, etc. on this VCR, they have much better dynamic range that even a very good 3-head audio cassette deck. Only problem is: then I can't play them in the car or on a boombox!

The features and flexibility are all you could want. Indexing works well, making it easy to find a specific point on the tape quickly.

I would buy a Mitsubishi VCR again if/when the situation arises. The HS-U770 definitely gets 5 stars from me.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Hippo's, Albany, NY



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by samhu a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I echo the views of the previous reviewer. Finally settled on this model after comparing features and performance. But after 2 years of light and careful use,(I am the only user) the loading mechanism became intermittent, and then jammed completely. I too opened up the cover of the machine, not only to find (probably the same broken part) as the previous reviewer) but also a "spare" head cleaning roller lodged between some electronics.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   andersons, redwood c



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by harvey pointer a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2001

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $518.00

Purchased At:   hoopers meridian ms.




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