|Originally posted by Paul Bigelow|
Usually, it split nylon gears in hard to reach places that is the death of these transports.
I've said this before, instead of reinventing the wheel why didn't JVC create a *bulletproof* mechanism, standardize it, and make them by the billions instead of trying to shave .05 here and there and reduce part count? Bean counters. End of rant.
|Originally posted by Matt_Stevens|
It's a well known fact by now that the Mits decks have an exceptional tape transport, while the JVC D-VHS have about as ****** a transport as can be found.
|Originally posted by Chris Gerhard|
A well built VCR didn't sell or JVC would have done that. The competition was very cheap throw away VCRs and the consumer spoke by buying that product. Well built with high quality components will always be more expensive than mass produced throw away items. I am a bean counter. Consumers. End of rant.
|Originally posted by CKNA|
The best tape transports were and are built by Panasonic. I have never had one fail. Other parts failed but not the transport. The best example is Panny DVHS. Heads failed on those after heavy use but I never had anybody complaind about the transport. I do not understand why JVC has their own crappy transports instead of using Panasonic that owns 52% of them.
|Originally posted by Markz2k|
Since you're a bean counter, I have a question for you. Does the companies reputation for quality have any weight at all in the decision process when designing a new product? Or do they just figure it's ok to piss off customers, there are new ones born every day who don't know any better? I, for one, will never purchase a JVC product again for the rest of my life. Not just because they were poorly made, but because JVC didn't care when I called them.