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Playback sound I have recently purchased the Philips VR 550 VCR and when playing tapes there is a background interference noise that sounds like a helicopters propellors whiring round. At first I thought it was because I was playing tapes I had recorded on another VCR but it also happens with programmes recorded on the same VCR and with pre-recorded tapes. The strange thing is that this noise goes away if you move closer to the VCR or hover your hand over the VCR and its gets louder as you walk away.

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Re: playback sound

Unit might be picking up 60 cycle hum or other electromagnetic field. Is VCR sitting on/under another piece of electronic equipment? If so, it could pick up such from the power supply circuitry of that other device. Try moving the VCR away from other equipment and see if the unwanted sound disappears.

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