Susan, I appreciate your potential interest, but:
1) I don't own any VHS tapes - blank or otherwise.
2) I don't own any of the cables required to hook these VCRs up to a TV.
3) I don't own a TV that the above cables would even hook up to.
I would love to confirm that they worked perfectly (my original reason for posting here), but after more than a year of them sitting on a shelf, and my taking no actions to remedy that, I would rather just sell them as-is. I simply don't want to put forth the effort to handle all 3 of the above. I realize this is less than ideal, but that's also why I was offering the pair of them for $50 total. I figured in the event that they don't work, the buyer could just part them out for a profit. I see the face plates, power supplies, and remotes on ebay all the time. If my logic here is off, I apologize. If these are truly worthless to the community here, I'll understand, and I'll just post them on ebay and be done with it. At this point they're just taking up space.