Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: I think I found a factory cj T18
It sounds like the early T18s are a morphodite combination of T18 and T98 parts, but the more desireable box anyway. Isn't it amazing how many times the factory makes improvements which end up with an inferior product.
My mom's VCR succumbed to a lightning strike, and her insurance company told her to replace it. First I took it to a repair shop, and the guy told me that insurance would never authorize repairs, because a new one is $75 or less, which would hardly cover even basic repairs to the power supply.
On the other hand, he told me that no company, anywhere in the world, made a VCR that could hold a candle to her three-year old RCA. "The new ones are all junk, with tiny transformers that crap out under the least stess, and all plastic parts in the tape transport. Nothing but junk!" New and improved, though.