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VHS tracking I do not have a tracking knob on my VCR and when playing recorded tapes the tracking is bad; do you have any suggestions? Thaks

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The tracking control is on the remote or you can try the channel up & down on the remote.
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Hi On my Pansonic DMR-EZ49V, I get distortion along the bottom of the screen when playing back vhs tapes that have been recorded on an older machine, I have adjusted the tracking but it has made no...


This is a real bad problem to solve. Unless your new video has been set up badly, there's little you can do. You see it's like this either your old machine was set up badly or your new one was! To get your new one to play back the old ones would require the aligniment to be reset to the old machine settings. However when you put a new machine previous recording in - that would now badly track. A new recording (made after the adjustment) played back would be ok though.
The only way you can tell if the new machine is set up right is by putting in a commercial film video tape. If that tracks badly it has been set up wrong.
I can say this however Panasonic VCR's have a reputation of being set up well and good at tracking videos. So if it can't track the old video tape it might be well out of alignment, especially if it is not a Pansonic model.
If the old machine is still working, it would be best to play it back and re-record with the new machine.
Otherwise you would have to carry out an alignment - play back the tape and re-align back to the correct setting.

Sep 03, 2010 | Panasonic NV-FJ620 VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

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VHS won't play correctly - no picture, muffled low voices


Several things.
Check the tape, by opening the cover, to see if the tape is damaged. Look for signs of crinkling at the edges. This is often caused by the roller being worn on one of the VCR.
If it's damaged there's not a lot you can do.
If there's no damage try taking it out of the cassette box and fitting it in a new 'good make' blank tape tape box, discard the new tape in it. Still no good?
Next step, is the tape a movie/tv made by a commercial company. Or a recording on a blank tape?
Did it ever play? (if a movie) if not suspect a pirate tape report seller to FACT.
If a blank tape, try recording on a blank section. If that doesn't work and your video will record on other blank tapes. The tape has something wrong with it.
Some video recorders will play tapes with bad problems IE bad tracking, that others refuse to play, but you will either have to find one owned by a friend or buy one with that claim.

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Vhs tapes recorded to DVD+R's


try forwarding the tape to the end and then rewind to the start again, this can help to seat the tape correctly on the spindle . the audio track part of the tape is in a specific region on the tape so misalignment may be the issue with those cassettes.

also try to press the tracking up and down when playing the video

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Panasonic DMR-EZ47V Fuzzy horizontal line in VHS mode


Dirty heads or the recording was from a different brand VCR and the Panasonic cant get the right tracking. Try manual tracking just a little in either direction to you get the right one.

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Need to play a T-160 recorded in slp at normal speed to watch


This is automatic, as the record speed can only be manipulated, not playback unless youhave that setting which I have never seen,

May 11, 2008 | Zenith VCS442 VHS VCR

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VHS Tape on Sanyo Doesn't play on other VCR's


the heads on the sanyo vcr may slightly be out of alignment from years of use.when playing a recorded tape from this vcr to another, the other vcr's alignment maybe right on track thus causing the poor quality.you can possibly try cleaning the heads with a head cleaner or a high grade blank tape,but i don't think this will solve the problem. but you can try.
good luck
wg
p.s also try higher quality tapes to record on.

Feb 04, 2008 | Sanyo VWM-900 VHS VCR

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Older VHS tapes play 'sped up' on S-VHS


A couple of possibilities: 1. One of the machines had a audio & tracking head alignment problem. If memory serves, tracking pulses are recorded on the bottom edge of the tape, and if one machine's head is slightly off, then these pulses aren't being picked up.

2. Do both machines have 3 play/record speeds? Many machines had SP, EP, & LP. Some didn't have EP, and if your older tapes were recorded in EP, perhaps this would cause your problem.

Both of these possibilities might be way out in left field.

Perhaps you could have a friend try your old tapes in their machine- in short, narrow down the defect. Is it the older VCR and it's recordings, or is it some goofy problem on the new one.

Lastly, you might check the audio/tracking head- see if it needs cleaning. This head is just to the right of the rotating video drum assembly.

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Vhs playback problem


either extremely dirty heads or there is a tv/vcr button that needs to be toggled. Most have auto tracking, old ones have a knob or 2 buttons under a panel somewhere for tracking.

Dec 02, 2007 | Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR

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Tapes not playing


Hey do the tapes play at all? sometimes some tapes recorded
on other machines won't play on others. maybe you need to adjust the tracking on the VCR you are playing it on. If the tape
was recorded on a VCR that is misaligned it might not play back
on another VCR. Also the tape may have been recorded on a
super VHS VCR in et (extended definition) mode if so they won't play on just any VCR. If the picture looks scrambled like a
premium channel on analog cable then it's probably recorded in et.
and if its recorded on super VHS tape it may eject out of your VCR.
They don't make these S-VHS vcrs anymore but people still
have them around. There is also Digital VHS they're not
compatible with VHS either. A VHS recorded in et mode will
play on some more expensive vcrs it should say so on the box
or instructions.

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Adapter question


There are no such adapters that would allow 8mm, Hi8 and Mini DV tapes to be played in a VHS VCR. Only the old VHS-C tapes can fit and play in an adapter. There are several reasons why 8mm (or Hi8 and miniDV tapes) cannot be physically played in a VHS VCR: 1. 8mm (Hi8, miniDV) is a different format with different technical characteristics than VHS. These formats were never developed with the intention to be mechanically compatible with current VHS technology. 2. 8mm/Hi8 tapes are 8mm wide (miniDV is 6mm wide), while VHS tape is 1/2" wide, making it impossible for a VHS video head to read the taped information correctly. 3. 8mm/Hi8/miniDV tapes are recorded and played at different speeds than VHS, so even if the tapes could physically fit into a standard VHS VCR, the VCR still couldn't play back the tapes at their correct speeds. 4. 8mm/Hi8/minDV audio is recorded differently than VHS. 8mm/Hi8 audio is recorded in AFM HiFi mode, while miniDV audio is recording in 12-Bit or 16-Bit PCM digital audio format. So, even if the video could be played back in a VHS VCR, the audio could not be read properly. 5. 8mm/Hi8 video is of higher resolution than VHS and is recorded in a different bandwidth length (miniDV video is recorded digitally), so once again, a standard VCR still could not read the information correctly, even if the tape could fit into a VCR.

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