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Panasonic DMR-EZ47V Fuzzy horizontal line in VHS mode

When I play or copy a VHS tape to DVD a fuzzy horizontal line approx. 1/4 inch wide is consistantly displayed along the bottom 1/4 of the screen. It dose this with any VHS tape played in this unit. When I play the tape in another VCR it plays fine with no distortion what so ever. Any ideas?


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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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