Price Paid: $190GBP
Purchase at: Sony Centre
Looks – QS Range VCR with silver aluminum front panel, probably the best looking VCR ever.
Picture – The picture improvement processes work really well
OSD Menus are very easy to use
STB Control – The VCR comes with a little infa-red device to control a STB. This enables you to set it to record Sat/Cable programs and it can change the channel.
VCR remote has a flip up lid to reveal more buttons, it is just waiting to be broken off.
Sometimes a little noisey, not enough to distract you.
Unfortunaly Sony have stopped supplying this VCR to the UK due to lack of demand (a few still remain to be had at a discounted price), though I understand Sony will continue to sell it is in the rest of europe. If you have other QS range kit and your in the market for a VCR this has to be on your short list.
It has also received several 5 star reviews in Mags over here.
The STB Control is an excellent feature, and at this price it is a steal.