I have very old VCR tapes which has distorted display.
I need to convert my old VCR tapes to DVD. I want to have their quality restored. We have a video player with filter but it is not enough to restore the distorted images of my tapes. So I am looking for the right equipment to restore my tapes and wondered if you know the VCR for the job. Thank you.
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Re: I have very old VCR tapes which has distorted...
The best way to go would be to get a VCR with a USB and connect it to a PC. You can get programs such as Magix from Amazon that will restore the pctures and then put them on a DVD or even Blue-Ray drive.
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Your new TV is digital. Your VCR is for the obsolete analog NTSC broadcast standard. The two devices are totally incompatible. There are converter boxes available. The quality of the playback will be very poor compared to the picture you now see on your high definition digital TV. The NTSC picture is made up of 525 lines. The best home VCR reduced the resolution to about 350 lines. Your new TV is very high resolution by comparison with a much larger screen in all likelihood. The large screen will exaggerate the poor quality. The process of sending the signal through a converter box will reduce the resolution even more, although digital enhancement with a computer or a dedicated device can marginally improve the results. In the end, you will probably be very unhappy with the resulting picture. If you have video tapes you need to convert them to a digital format using DVD or BlueRay disks, for example. Once converted, you will need a a BlueRay or DVD player for playback to your TV. There are devices for making the conversion or you can send you tapes to a company that will covert the tapes for you. If you do a google search, for video to DVD conversion services, there are many choices. I would suggest that you just have your tapes converted to archival quality DVDs. The sooner you do it, the better because tape degrades in a relatively short time. The tape has a sync track along one edge and as the tape stretches (they always do) by just sitting on the shelf or being played, the player will no longer be able to play the tape and your memories will be lost forever.
The tracking needs to be adjusted. Sometimes it's a knob on the VCR, and sometimes it's a control on the remote. Adjust it for the best picture, and the sound shoud be restored.
Good luck, and hope this helps..
Strangely enough, the tape protection is more effective than the current dvd protection because it was analog. The tape is encoded with "bleeders" that distort the picture should you try to record it. You might be able to get a separate VCR and plug it into the dvd "in" as a work around. Also, you can buy used dvds of your favorite movies from Amazon for a few bucks each. Save yourself the time and headache and poor quality of that dubbing process.
Ur VCR signal recorded free air throught an DTV converter box?Yes,this cause is normal,because VCR player have no digital tuner on the VCR player by itself,on it circuitries design.If recorded throught pay cable signal.Yes,than ur VCR video head player is dirty needed to be clean.Tries websites like Amazon.com,Ebay.com to buy a VCR video head cleaner vdeo tape.Just play it as normal as a video tape,when the video head clean,VCR will display clean head eject tape now.