Bought the first JVC D-VHS in the UK following a glowing review - wish I had not bothered.
Ok, picture quality on normal svhs hi-grade tapes is fine, it should be with 15Mb/s rate! But, mine has several problems.
1) Error 200 often playing back - even with data on tape and not near end of recording
2) Only firewire i/p not output in EU - damn them - be good to get stuff off to other media when heads wear - I will never buy another - which is the really bad aspect of dvhs purchase - old tape formats will die - then what do you do if you cannot back the media up? Outside the EU may be different.
3) Being tape - if suffers from ff/rw - not instantaneous access
btw - my firewire i/p is useless - it works but suffers from a green tinge.