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How can I view hi8 video tapes on my VCR My HI 8

How can I view hi8 video tapes on my VCR (full size VHS tape machine) My HI 8 machine is broken. I was wondering if the is a full size VHS shell that can carry the HI8 tape into the VCR? If so where can I purchase one?

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VHS units are not capable of reading Hi8 video. You could have a shop transfer your recordings for a nominal service charge but if you have many tapes you may want to have your own unit repaired. You could purchase another unit second hand but be wary of doing so as the tracking could be slightly different to your own one and you would need a service centre to adjust it anyway. Best of luck!

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