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When I replace an old Sharp VCR model VC-A411U with a newer one should I get the same model to ensure good tracking of old cassette tapes or does it matter?

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  • duhowe Sep 28, 2010

    I would like a second opinion please:
    When I replace an old Sharp VCR model VC-A411U with a newer one should I get the same model to ensure good tracking of old cassette tapes or does it matter?

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It will not matter unless the recording was done with a VCR which had an altered setting in the tape track position or the servo control.
Normally if the tape runs in the correct path with the pinch roller pulling the tape evenly and the tension being set right, the track will be only normal and will never need a setting.
In the present models as there is auto tracking the control track signals are analysed and the servo adjusts the head to correct to the tracks.
All you can do is to carry few of your old tape recordings to test on the new set and prove it right , this is also needed when quality control is neglected in certain assembly lines and neww sets may not confirm to specifications. So take this tip along and change the brand if you want to have a good range to select from.

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Honestly it does not matter. The new ones are better all around.
You will be pleased with whatever brand name model you choose, I assure you. Joe

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