TapChek video cleaner

G_2WEBER@venus.twu.edu
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 19:22:41 -0700 (PDT)

We've had a TapChek video cleaner for a couple of years now, and I think it
does a great job. It helps with sound as well as the picture; I almost threw out
our copy of "Cabaret" because the sound had gotten peculiar. Just for grins, I
threw it in the TapChek, then played it again. It was like a new tape; the
sound problems disappeared immediately.

It has helped clean up a number of problem videos. I've also found that
occasionally we get a brand new video that plays oddly for no apparent reason.
Running it through the TapChek usually clears that up, too.

We went to the TapChek because we'd had too many videos come unspooled by
cheaper video cleaner/rewinders. It's odd that there's nothing in between a $40
model and the TapChek $2500, but we finally figured that it would pay for
itself in the long run, and we've been pleased with its performance so far.

That's my two-cents' worth.

Karen Weber
Media Library
TCU Library
Fort Worth, TX