JVC to Market World's First S-VHS ET VCRs

- HR-V100 and HR-S100 S-VHS Video Decks-

HR-V100 picture
(This picture is Japanese model HR-V100.)

Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) will release two Super VHS video cassette recorders--the HR-V100 S-VHS deck with satellite-broadcast tuner and the HR-S100 S-VHS deck--as the world's first S-VHS decks to incorporate JVC's S-VHS ET (Expansion Technology) recording capability for making high-quality video recordings in excess of 400-line resolution using standard VHS tapes, thereby offering consumers the opportunity to enjoy S-VHS-quality with virtually any tape.

Product Name Model Name Standard Price
(Tax Not Included)
Release Date Monthly Production
S-VHS video deck
(w/ BS tuner)
HR-V100 60,000 yen June 5 10,000 units
S-VHS video deck HR-S100 50,000 yen June 5 5,000 units

Main Features:

1. S-VHS Expansion Technology (ET) in these two new decks makes it possible to achieve picture resolution of more than 400 lines with standard VHS tapes, enabling users to enjoy S-VHS recording quality without using S-VHS tapes. (Standard VHS recordings have a resolution of approximately 240 lines.)

2. JVC's two new decks automatically detect the characteristics of the particular tape being used and then automatically adjust recording settings to the most appropriate levels.

3. The decks are equipped with S-VHS digital circuitry for clear recordings and playback:

  1. Digital YC separation ensures clear recordings by minimizing dot interference and cross color disturbance.
  2. Vivid color playback is ensured due to digital CNR circuitry dramatically reducing color noise.

4. The new decks can be quickly programmed for timer recording either with using the G-code programming or via the new quick-programming system using the remote control simply by inputting the start, stop, date and channel number.

5. The HR-V100 model is equipped with a high-quality BS tuner to receive BS satellite broadcasts even in bad weather.

Background of S-VHS Expansion Technology:

The picture quality of TV broadcasts is continually improving. In Japan, conventional terrestrial broadcasting, which offers picture resolution of 330 lines, has been followed by direct broadcast satellite (BS) transmissions offering 360-line resolution. Moreover, digitization is being introduced for communication satellite (CS) transmissions, and later for terrestrial and BS broadcasting, for even higher resolutions.

At the same time, the picture quality of audio-visual (AV) equipment is improving. High-definition, widescreen TVs are becoming popular and, in just three years, high-picture-quality digital video cameras (DVCs) have become mainstream. High-picture-quality DVDs are also gaining greater popularity at a fast pace.

In response to this ongoing evolution, JVC has come up with its S-VHS expansion technology (S-VHS ET) to bring Super-VHS high-resolution recording to the masses. By enabling video recordings on VHS tapes with 400-line resolution, S-VHS ET allows users to enjoy much clearer recordings than with conventional 240-line VHS recording technology. Videos recorded using S-VHS ET can be played on other S-VHS decks and it is also possible to view the recordings on conventional VHS decks equipped with the SQPB (S-VHS Quasi Play Back) function. Thanks to ET's convenience and ease of use, JVC expects a wide range of users to welcome its superior features.

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For further information, please contact:

Masayuki Murakami Public Relations Department

Tel: 045-450-1489

Fax: 045-450-1498


Main Specifications

_ HR-V100 HR-S100
Video Signal: NTSC-type color signal and separated Y/C signals conforming to NTSC
Video recording system: Rotary two head helical scan, Luminance

signal recording by FM recording system,

Chrominance signal recording by color-under

phase-shift recording of guadrature

modulated chrominance signal, S-VHS


Hi-Fi recording system: VHS- standard stereo Hi-Fi, Depth multiplex recording format
Audio track: Two-channel hi-fi audio, One-channel normal audio
Tapes: S-VHS and VHS video cassettes
Tape speed: Standard: 33.4 mm/sec, Extended mode: 11.1mm/sec
Maximum recording and playback time: Standard: 3.5 hours, Extended mode: 10 hours (ST-210 tape)
Channels: VHF: channels 1 - 12, UHF: channels 13 - 36, Cable: channels C13 (63) - C63 (113)
Video input: 0.5 - 2.0Vp-p (75 ohm pin jack)
Video output: 1.0Vp-p (75 ohm pin jack)
BS tuner:
Channels: BS 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15 -
Detection input/output: 0.67Vp-p (75 ohm pin jack) -
Bit stream input/output: 0.5Vp-p (75 ohm pin jack) -
AFC input: 0.5Vp-p (75 ohm pin jack) -
Antenna power output: DC15V maximum 4W -
Hi-Fi audio characteristics:
Audio frequency characteristics: 20 - 20,000Hz
Dynamic range: Over 90dB
Wow and flutter Under 0.005% WRMS
Channel separation Over 60dB
Power source: AC100V 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 25W (33W with BS antenna power on or 3.9W off) 22W (3.0W with

power off)

Dimensions: 400mm (width) X 94mm (height) X 340mm (depth)
Weight: 3.8kg
Remote Control: G-code programming function, MBR remote

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