I ended up with somewhere in between with a JVC 7500 S-VHS model, it's better built than most newer models (although it certainly could be better) and has excellent image quality. Having had a look under the lid, it seems to be in pretty decent shape. The only downside is JVC don't have the best reliability record where VCRs are concerned, but for the price I paid and the amount of use it's likely to get I'm pretty happy. More importantly than anything else, I can watch tapes again.
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