Proscan PSVR65 VCRs

PSVR65

4-Head Hi-Fi Stereo VCR

User Reviews (3)

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futurecop   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 30, 2002]
Strength:

Great light up remote control, all RCA jacks are gold plated, 100% reliable over five years of moderate use in a high dust enviroment, above average picture quality for a VHS VCR.

Weakness:

Slightly narrower than other home theater components.

I purchased the Proscan PSVR65 VCR back in 1997 for $350. At the time the price was on the higher end. Within two years, a similar ProScan VCR had dropped in price to about $150. Ouch! I guess the proliferation of DVD players and cutting back on some features helped reduce the price. The original remote still works well, the VCR still works great. The commerical advance feature works well, though it sometimes is slow to bookmark all commercials, and any RCA commercials do not get skipped. The front panel has all the menu controls, so if you do not have the remote handy or it breaks, you won't be forced into buying a universal remote control right away. The jog/shuttle dial is not as user friendly as on the Sony SLV-595HF, but it still works well. I have used this VCR to edit home movies shot from a camcorder. It did well for this task. I also have used this VCR to copy non-macrovision protected tapes from our Toshiba M-685. These came out acceptably well too. I never coppied anything from the SLV-595HF, however. Picture quality for SP is a 4, for LP is a 3.5 and for EP is a 3... Which is slightly above average for a VCR, in my oppinion. This VCR can tape better than my TiVo SVR-2000, but that is to be expected to a certain extent. Playback is definitely lower quality than a DVD, but that is to be expected too. All the RCA input and output jacks are gold plated, so if you have gold plated cables, there is supposedly better picture and sound quality. I honestly can't tell a difference. This VCR is then routed to my STR-D915 amp, which then routes it to my JVC-27550 TV. Overall, in the 5+ years I have had this VCR, it has done very well. It has been 100% reliable, whch cannot be said for the old Sony SLV-595HF

Similar Products Used: Sony SLV-595HF VHS VCR Toshiba VHS VCR M-685 Toshiba Betamax VCR (unknown model) Sony TiVo SVR-2000 Aiwa XD-DV370 DVD Player Panasonic DVD-RP56 DVD Player
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Steve   Casual Listener [Nov 19, 1999]

I bought this VCR because of its commercial break feature. When I tape a program, the VCR determines the location of the commercial breaks. Then, when I play back a taped show, the VCR automatically fast-forwards through the commercials.

It works great! I would highly recommend this VCR.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Peter   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 14, 2000]
Strength:

Looks and performance, remote

Weakness:

On screen menu

I purchased the unit as a leftover. The performance is excellent, however the on screen menu is sometimes cumbersome. I particularly like the remote which is comfortable to use and illuminated. The front end of the system is not great as some commomly used buttons are hidden behind flip down panels making ease of use suffer.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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