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Panasonic VCR VFD

Panasonic VCR VFD

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In reality it is a more orange-amber colour than the bright yellow as shown here.

Surprisingly this is actually a standard VFD display behind a deep amber coloured plastic on the face of the video recorder.

This VCR is from my childhood and is a high quality Japanese made Panasonic unit. It still displays video and audio with great picture.

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Manufacturer:Panasonic
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Lamp Type:Vacuum fluourescent display
Base:PCB
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Voltage:240V
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Factory Location:Japan
Fabrication Date:1993

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Mar 31, 2018 at 07:02 AM Author: CEB1993
That looks great! I’m happy to see it’s still working well after 25 years, definitely an excellent quality VCR. I’m very familiar with VCR’s like this, being born in 1993 and having a mid to late 90’s childhood.

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Mar 31, 2018 at 07:05 AM Author: Mercurylamps
Old technology rocks in my opinion. Not only that it's reliable, it also has interesting features, even little details such as the red parts for the timer, LP, etc. Modern displays are usually one colour and looks bland.
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Mar 31, 2018 at 08:24 AM Author: LampLover
Nice machine the VFD looks great! The VFD is my favorite display type

Have you seen the older Panasonic VCRs that spell out the transport mode (Such as Play, FFWD, Rew, Stop) That is absolutely my favorite VCR VFD display

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Mar 31, 2018 at 01:14 PM Author: rjluna2
Is it still going. I haven't used the VCR for quite a time. Hopefully I can captures these old recording to the computer that I still have it on VHS cassette

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Mar 31, 2018 at 01:16 PM Author: sox35
We still have an old Sony VCR that we use for playing the handful of old tapes that we have that are copy-protected and don't like being copied to DVD

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Mar 31, 2018 at 01:16 PM Author: Cole D.
I have a Sony VCR/DVD player from 2007 that has a similar display with the green and orange. I think it spells out the modes too, but it's been a while since I used it so can't remember.

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Apr 01, 2018 at 07:23 PM Author: Mercurylamps

Nice machine the VFD looks great! The VFD is my favorite display type

Have you seen the older Panasonic VCRs that spell out the transport mode (Such as Play, FFWD, Rew, Stop) That is absolutely my favorite VCR VFD display



That looks like a nice machine too. I notice the VFD is more informative than mine including the channel signal. Mine has a dot matrix display that shows if it is playing, rewinding, paused, etc using the symbols. This is the VCR:




Is it still going. I haven't used the VCR for quite a time. Hopefully I can captures these old recording to the computer that I still have it on VHS cassette


Yeah, still gets used Robert. The picture and audio is still great to this day and it gets a cleaning cassette put in after every thirty uses. The only issue is a lack of remote these days, fortunately I can still set the clock using the front panel display. I remember more modern VCRs made after 2000 being rather cheap and flimsy compared to this.
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Apr 01, 2018 at 07:26 PM Author: Mercurylamps

We still have an old Sony VCR that we use for playing the handful of old tapes that we have that are copy-protected and don't like being copied to DVD


Is this Sony VCR one of those with the flip down panel to reveal the video slot? I remember a friend had one and if you ejected the video it would hit the panel which would fall down.


I have a Sony VCR/DVD player from 2007 that has a similar display with the green and orange. I think it spells out the modes too, but it's been a while since I used it so can't remember.


My sister has a similar unit at her place if I remember. She doesn't use the video section anymore as she passed her old video cassettes to me but still uses the DVD.
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Apr 01, 2018 at 08:27 PM Author: LampLover

Yeah, still gets used Robert. The picture and audio is still great to this day and it gets a cleaning cassette put in after every thirty uses. The only issue is a lack of remote these days, fortunately I can still set the clock using the front panel display. I remember more modern VCRs made after 2000 being rather cheap and flimsy compared to this.


I know the display you are talking about. I used to have a Panasonic VCR with a display like yours.

The machine in the picture above is not mine just a picture to show an example of what I was describing.

I have a Sony SLV-N71 (From 2001) that I got free from a charity shop around 2006 (They were going to toss it as the video heads were very dirty and I had to manually clean them) The machine works great although the build quality leave a lot to be desired (This was also the last Sony model to use a VFD the ones after it used the cheaper LEDs

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