Originally Posted by ageha
It clips either blacks or whites. I can't remember anymore. To get no clipping at all you have to apply a custom/hacked firmware.
I just checked my "new" (bought as refurb from overstock.com) Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK VHS/DVD recorder, and it can output 480i over HDMI from the DVD player. I got it for $190 shipped at overstock. Yeah, yeah, it's got bugs like most set top DVD recorder/DVR's, but it appears well built and the VHS deck appears better quality than most ~$100 VHS decks you can find now. It outputs 480i over HDMI from the ATSC/QAM tuner and even the VHS deck!
I bought it to make it easier to convert old analog cable VHS recordings to DVD for the wife.
I don't know if it clips BTB/WTW. What is the easiest/quickest way to check? Avia? DVE? Just look for missing bars in the gray scale pattern?