Toshiba 1982
Betamax V-9600

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V-9600 Toshiba Betamax front controls
Front controls
The 9600 was a basic front loading VCR from Toshiba. It was on sale at the same time as the Sanyo VTC-5000 and the Sony SL-C6 and was probably inferior to them both. In common with these machine it did not have full remote control.

Internally it still relied on a belt drive mechanism and cosmetically it looked like it was built like a brick. Still it did have a multi-event timer which was something it's competitors didn't offer. If you pick up one of these machines today then they are probably worth getting going as spares are still available.

This model was later superseded by the V-9680.

Features include:

  • Dew indicator
  • 12 channel presets
  • 3 event timer
  • Front loading system
  • Pause remote socket
  • TV/VTR selector