Brands:Visit the Maxell Store
VHS tape - T x 180min
I had hoped to have no problems with these brand new tapes but 2 out of the 3 that I bought so far are depressing me with the video playback. I don't understand how it can record the show clearly, but the playback is scratchy with the tracking issues that won't stop even though I'm pressing the tracking button on the remote like crazy. I had began to think that my 8 year old VCR was going to the deep end, but then I put another tape that I previously had taped a million times on and IT PLAYED GREAT immediately after taking the NEW Maxell 9-hours tape out of the machine. I examined the Maxell 9s and I noticed that the tape tends to be not as tight as it should be and even if I attempt to tighten it, after a few short minutes of playback the tracking issues start again.
There is no monthly fee to use a VCR. Not the most up to date technology yet certainly the cheapest. I rarely see VCR tapes in the stores and usually one product - no selection. I stocked up on 9 hour tapes and they work just fine as SLP. I rotate a set of 4 and they usually last over 1 year.
Bought these tapes for a friend of mine who thinks he is in the movie production business