Buying a VCR can be overwhelming if you haven't done it in a while, or ever. I've laid out the best VCR options to simplify the shopping process for you. Click on the picture to be directed to the item.
This model comes first because it is very easy to use but it is still loaded with features. It is also very reliable and less likely to breakdown.
The Sanyo VWM-950 has a desirable lightweight and modern design. It's basically a better version of the Emerson EWV404. You get the same quality design without sacrificing stereo audio.
This is Sony's most reliably designed VCR. It also has SVHS playback which is nice.
If you're just looking for a regular VCR. This one is not for you. If you want the most eye catching, laws and physics breaking, amazing VCR ever, this is for you! It plays DVHS tapes at 1080i resolution. If you know what that means, that is insane. It's better than most DVD players.
The SLV-775HF has VCR+ which adds ease to recording your favorite television programs.
Sony's finest compact VCR unit. It's built to last and contains all the features you would want.
It is low in price and as basic as it gets.
Has an S-Video port for high quality SVHS playback.
This VCR is special because it has 6 heads. Which can record EP with comparable quality to SP on a 4 head VCR.
In case you don't know about these, I included this on the list. It is a VHS to DVD Recorder, and it plays DVD and VHS tapes. To top it off, it has 1080p upconversion.
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