Ok, so I've been having some problems for awhile with my vcr. When I have recorded something, I go to watch it and there are HORRIBLE sound and video problems. It has lines across it, but they keep jumping. (The screen skips, the lines go on there, then disappear, etc. It is constant.)
A few people suggested trying a vcr head cleaner. We bought one this weekend and tried it. At first, I just figured it was using tapes over and over again. (I tend to record A LOT of stuff.) So I assumed the tapes were the problems.
Well, tonight, I wanted to record the Oscars, since we weren't going to be home for awhile. I had gone through all my tapes yesterday and thrown out all the ones that were having problems. The tape I used tonight wasn't a new tape, but it was one that I hadn't recorded on in quite awhile. (I had recorded Saving Private Ryan on it a year or so ago, but when we got that on DVD, I figured it was safe to use. ) So when I checked it yesterday, it was perfectly fine.
I recorded tonight. I started on just a couple of minutes ago and what do you know? Within 2 minutes, it was exactly as bad as any of them have gotten. What the **** is up?
The vcr is less than a year old! It's a Phillips, which someone recently told me don't make good vcr's, but I didn't know that at the time we bought it. lol
PLEASE someone help. Let me know if I should just scrap it and buy a new vcr. And if so, what kind?