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My jvc hr-s8700 has no hifi stereo playback

I have a jvc vcr hr-s8700 which won't playback in hifi stereo, it just stays on mono all the time. i've checked the obvious like stereo settings etc but when i stop playback the vcr will come back to hifi stereo whilst watching tv until i press play again then it will go back to mono again. it's not the fault of the tapes as they are pre-recorded stereo tapes and work ok in my other vcr. i've cleaned the heads and tape path with isopropyl alcohol but to no avail. i've even tried the manual tracking but no joy on that either. the picture is normal but with the lack of the stereo sound. any help will be gratefully received, thank you.

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  • Seamus377 Jul 21, 2010

    the above symptom was mis-understood. stereo playback is available through any connection whether it be coaxial, av scart etc in general.
    the point i was trying to make was that HIFI Stereo wouldn't illuminate on the display during playback of stereo tapes but then if i pressed 'stop' it would then illuminate for over-the-air tv broadcasts.
    to cut a long story short, it turned out to be faulty heads. in particular the HIFI head on the upper drum rotor.


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The VCR stereo playback sound is only available through the AV/SCART connection and will not work through the coaxial antenna cable.

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