I recently rented a JVC SRW7U W-VHS deck and recorded 3 hours of 1080i from C-Band, Dish Demo channel, and HDNet. The sources were all sporting events that looked stunning when passing through the input of the JVC.
However, the recording that the deck made was nowhere close to the source. I can't believe what I am watching; There are motion artifacts, softer color level, and a picture that is not close to the original.
My question is: Has anyone seen this deck in action? If so, how did it look?
Maybe the unit that I tried was defective?
Maybe this deck is "really" designed for JVC's cameras which use 1035i instead of 1080i? Maybe the heads were dirty?
Any thoughts?? Thanks.