At 01:48 PM 7/10/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Many of the VCR/TV combinations have self cleaning heads and only really
>have to be cleaned every couple of hundred hours of play (Sony
>Trinitron). Stuck tapes are a bit of a problem as usually the units
>have to be sent for servicing. We have had our units for about two
>years without ever having any problems whatsoever.
>Justice Institute of B.C. - Library
>New Westminster, British Columbia
>>From: Kathleen Fitzhugh[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>Sent: Thursday, July 10, 1997 11:59AM
>>To: Multiple recipients of list
>>Subject: Re: TV/VCR Combinations
>>We clean our VCR's nightly; the covers of the machines are unscrewed so
>>that we can hand-clean the heads. I'm wondering how these combo machines
>>are cleaned. Also how are stuck tapes are disengaged?... an all too frequent
>>occurance here I'm afraid.
>>Media Resources Center
>>On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Judy Jones wrote:
>>> We purchased TV/VCR combos 2 years ago - 11 of them. They are in the
>>> front row of carrels and get used heavily. So far, their repair rate
>>> is no better or worse than singles or high end commercial units we
>>> used to buy. We received a "grant" to purchase these units when we
>>> started to record Distance Learning lectures on a regular basis.
>>> Currently, the circulation numbers for DL equal 8,500 for fy 96/97.
>>> Remarkable, huh? Our units are Panasonic and we got them on sale
>>> locally. The only problem seems to be the occasional stuck tape. If
>>> they all died tomorrow, we would have gotten our money's worth.
>>> Nice to finally meet you in Berkeley.
>>> Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 06:18:26 -0700
>>> Reply-to: email@example.com
>>> From: "Kristine R. Brancolini" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
>>> Subject: TV/VCR Combinations
>>> The Education Library on campus needs to replace a couple of TVs and
>>> VCRs. The librarian is considering TV/VCR combinations. I have never
>>> bought one and was wondering if any of you have experience with this
>>> playback option. Please share your recommendations with me, regarding
>>> using TV/VCRs in general and then makes/models you liked or did not
>>> like. If you would like to reply to me privately, I would be happy to
>>> summarize for the list. Thanks!
>>> Kristine Brancolini
>>> Indiana University Libraries