FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 1998
JVC to Market World's First S-VHS ET VCRs
- HR-V100 and HR-S100 S-VHS Video Decks-
(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
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:
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
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