mini-DV VCR's VOTE

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jeffery J. Haas, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. It would fan-farking-tastic if I could rally an impromptu vote from the cast
    of characters here in the newsgroup
    about their favorite mini-DV VCR. I'm planning on a purchase in the near
    future and would like to look over all the user reviews in the group, both
    the bouquets and the brickbats.

    I cant afford the lovely Sony DSR-11...just too pricey and I cant seem to
    find anyone who will part with one on the cheap so the models
    I am looking at include:


    Sony GV-D300
    Sony GV-D900
    Sony GV-D1000

    Panasonic AG-DV2000

    and any other machines in the $1000.00 price range....I cant go much over
    that really, much as I would like to.

    By the way, I've been reading numerous horror stories about the JVC models
    and that saddens me as I am a fan of the JVC brand, but my loyalty is to my
    wallet first and foremost, so if a lot of you have tossed out your JVC
    mini_DV VCR's because of problems I want to hear about them.

    Jeffery J. Haas, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. Jeffery J. Haas

    Jim Gunn Guest

    I'm loving the DSR-11 for the approx. $1700 I paid for it. It's not
    exactly cheap, but it rewinds so fast and I use it for almost daily
    professional use so it's worth it to me. Other than that if you want
    to go cheap, just purchase a mini-dv camcorder and use that as a
    deck/second backup cam.
    Jim Gunn, Feb 18, 2004
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  3. Jeffery J. Haas

    Mikey Guest

    I own a Sony GV-D300. I use it for all my capturing, copying,
    re-capturing, etc. I've had it for a few years now with no problems
    whatsoever. It saves my VX1000 camera from all that wear and tear.
    Mikey, Feb 20, 2004
  4. I'm having a great deal of difficulty finding one of's a tossup
    between the GV's by Sony
    or the SR DVS30 by JVC.

    Jeffery J. Haas, Feb 20, 2004
  5. I have one of these. The Mini-DV side died on me (S-VHS side still works). I
    would not recommend it.
    I have one of these. I took a big chance and bought it to replace the DVS1U that
    died on me, primarily because the Sony Mini-DV-only deck was so ridiculously
    expensive. So far, I've been lucky and it's working fine.

    FWIW. :)

    The following list contains the standard USENET techniques for admitting you just lost a debate:
    1. You launch Ad Hominem attacks.
    2. You stop answering posts in the thread rather than admit you were wrong.
    3. You *PLONK* your opponent drama queen style.
    Which one are *you* planning to use? :)
    Scott in Aztlán, Feb 22, 2004
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