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Panasonic PV-V4524S 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR, Silver


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  • 4-head, hi-fi VCR with commercial skip; measures 14.2 x 3.7 x 9.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • Tape position display shows an onscreen icon that depicts your current position on the tape
  • Recording capability for 8 events in 1 month, 181-channel TV/CATV tuner
  • Front and back A/V inputs, RF input
  • Includes remote control
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Product Description

Product Description

PANASONIC PV-V4524 -- Experience the rich Hi-Fi stereo sound embedded in your favorite videotapes. It's easy! Just plug the PV-V4524 into an AC plug and to a cable box or antenna, and it automatically programs its 181-Channel, cable-ready tuner and front-panel clock. Fast Rewind and Fast-Forward modes Multifunction FL screen Panasonic illuminated Universal Remote Control with Light Tower design for exceptional convenience Standard and Extra Long recording modes 3-Speed Playback Finish - Silver

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Play your favorite movies and easily record your must-see TV programs with the Panasonic PV-V4524S four-head, hi-fi VCR. It features front A/V inputs, recording capability for eight events in one month, 181-channel TV/CATV tuner, and rapid rewind/forward function.

The Index Search feature places a signal on the videotape control track at the beginning of each program you record, allowing you to quickly access different programs on the same tape by entering the corresponding one through nine keys on your remote. During playback, you can also skip unwanted scenes or commercials by simply pressing a single button on the remote control. The tape is advances in one-, two-, or three-minute increments.

The tape position display shows an onscreen icon that depicts your current position on the tape, giving you an accurate indication of the remaining tape length. This feature can be accessed when a tape is inserted for recording or is already in the process of recording.

Other features include auto clock set with 24-hour backup and trilingual onscreen display for onscreen programming instructions in English, Spanish or French.

Tech Talk

  • Four-head VCR: A VCR requires two video heads to record a picture. With four heads, a VCR can perform special effects like slow motion and freeze frame, and it is optimized for recording and playback in both the SP (two-hour) and SLP (six-hour) modes. You'll also get a better picture from rental videos with a four-head VCR.
  • Hi-fi VHS: The standard VHX format with Dolby Surround Pro-Logic encoded in the stereo audio channels, which produces near CD-quality sound. You'll need an A/V receiver with Dolby Surround Pro-Logic decoding to take full advantage of this feature.
What's in the Box
Panasonic PV-V4524S VCR, remote control, 2 AA batteries, and printed operating instructions.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePanasonic
Item Weight5.4 pounds
Product Dimensions14.2 x 11.4 x 3.7 inches
Item model numberPVV4524S
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
  
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Additional Information
ASINB0001JXAMA
Best Sellers Rank #94,807 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 15, 2004
  
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Customer Reviews

This happened for every single tape that I tried to play.
Frank Beeckman
Anyways, I've always liked Panasonics and have been satisfied with their products before.
John Doe
You just can't press the buttons fast enough to stop the tape at the beginning of a show.
RCC

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By John Doe on July 7, 2004
Yes, the world is going digital and VCR's are quickly becoming dinosaurs. In fact, this most likely will be my last one. Why am I buying a new VCR in 2004? Simple, I needed something to record my sports & TV shows and I simply couldn't beat the value of a Hi-Fi VCR.

I bought this model at a local retailer for 60$!! Amazon's price (58$) wasn't enough of a discount for me to want to wait for the shipping, sorry amazon. DVR's are nice and easy to use, but I was not interested in a monthly fee (ranges 60-156$/yr.) DVD recorders are clearly the future, especially those w/ built-in hard drives, but are still way overpriced !! I'll be patient and wait until they come down to earth.

I researched VCR's are found a nice Sony model(SLVN750), but it was 20$ more(80$). Sony's have always seemed overpriced. That model was actually the most expensive Hi-Fi VCR I found out there.
Anyways, I've always liked Panasonics and have been satisfied with their products before. In fact, Panasonic is #1 in terms of reliablity for VCR's, they also make reliable DVD players by the way. I won't try to compare the picture between VCRs(analog) and DVDs(digital). I'll just say that the picture is acceptable. The sound from playback on a Hi-Fi(stereo/2 channel)VCR is actually quite good, I was impressed.

Make sure you use the RCA(composite) A/V inputs for hook up. I'd actually recommend Monster Cable RCA's - they are spendy yes, but worth it. Panasonic offers a similiar, slighty more expensive model to this one, the #PV-V4624S, the main differences are that one is wider and offers a "light tower" remote.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Leo Denton on August 28, 2004
I bought this item because the price seemed right and I've own other Panasonic products that are excellent. I will basically confirm one of the other reviews for this product. The playback is bad, except for tapes recorded on this deck. This includes any professionally recorded studio home videos. There was a tracking line towards the bottom of the screen which would not go away even when using the tracking function. I wasn't too surprised that it did this with my personally recorded tapes, since they were recorded on an old 2-head VCR. However, when I played a few official studio tapes I was shocked that it displayed the same tracking line with all of them. Now, as the other reviewer pointed out, tapes recorded on this deck play perfectly.

I have since returned this VCR and bought the Samsung VR8460. So far the Samsung works perfectly on all levels. All tapes play perfectly on this deck and it is only a few dollars more than the Panasonic.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By RCC on September 2, 2004
The Good: Good remote, good looks, good record & play back on the same deck.

The Bad: This VCR definitely has tracking problems when playing tapes recorded in other units. I tested using tapes recorded on three different VCRs--all where difficult (if not impossible) to track either on Auto or manually.

The Ugly: FF/REW way too fast for watching TV shows and trying to FF through commercials. You just can't press the buttons fast enough to stop the tape at the beginning of a show. The unit just DOES NOT STOP ON A DIME. I found myself anticipating and pressing the button way in advance--2 to 5 minutes for long FFs, which it does very fast.

Good luck...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scott Baret on December 28, 2004
Aside from losing LP speed, this appears to be the same machine but in silver and for less money.

I bought the black version in 2002 to replace another Panasonic from 1981 (that still works but is on a different TV set). The playback quality is excellent and it offers two inputs--useful on a TV with only three inputs.

This works great on my new TV, a 24" Sony WEGA. I strongly recommend the purchase of a high-quality composite video cable from Acousitc Research or Monster Cable for the VCR on a really good TV.

I am a die-hard Sony guy but I don't like Sony's VCRs. I had a 2000 model and wound up getting rid of it a year later because it had an annoying tracking problem and was slow to rewind. This one has fast rewind. Some complain about the noise of the rewind speed, but any fast VCR is going to have noise to a degree. I can't even notice a motor noise during playback, but that may be because I like to crank my sound up on my TV.

It may not have the quality of a DVD player but you can't beat a VCR to record shows off TV, and if you have a ton of old VHS movies like I do this VCR is probably the best one. Not sure if the quality has gone down on these VCRs but I may buy one to use on my iMac.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Tim on April 23, 2004
This Panasonic has both left and right audio plugs, so the sound is excellent!!!!! Much better than my Sharp VCR which had only 1 audio plug.
If you are searching for a low-price VCR, do not get suckered into buying one that has only 1 audio plug. With such a VCR, you will not hear minor high-pitched background sounds. Like glass breaking, or an object shattering.
Also beware of advertisements for some decks that claim to have superior picture quality. That is just false advertisement. All decks are currently made with the same video technology, that means that ALL VCRs HAVE THE EXACT SAME PICTURE QUALITY. So you do not need to spend extra money on some fancy brand name.
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