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Playback is speeded up on taped recorded at SLP Symphonic VCR SE 226D

It records fine but when trying to play back the voice is so fast you cant understand it at all. its as if the taped is almost playing in a FF mode

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    I am having the same problem. VHS Movies I bought are playing fine on SP but VHS tapes I recorded in EP are automatically being played at SP speed and it sounds like I'm listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks! How do I fix this?!

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    Yes, I was recently having the same issue with my Magnavox VCR/DVD Combo Player. I tape on SLP speed and it taped fine but when I went to play back the speed had switched to SP and it sounded like a record playing (remember those) at the wrong speed. I thought it may be that the tape was worn out so I made sure I used a new one the next time. The same thing happened again. It wasn't as bad but the tape kept jumping when trying to watch it. All I could think of is the heads are really dirty or something is wrong with them.

  • Gsleitheiser Nov 17, 2008

    I just had the same problem too... but I don't think we are in luck. Wikipedia for VHS has a description of the SLP record speed and it mentions that videos recorded at those speeds have difficulty unless they are played on the same machine that recorded them.

    Bummer.


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