Panasonic AG-5710 VCR
with built-in TBC time base corrector
With the AG-5710 you can expect identical video & audio performance to that of an AG-1980.
90 day warranty* includes part & labor
see terms below*
Used - professional VCR in tip-top working condition!
Completely reconditioned, aligned and tested!
Bad caps replaced, plus new SMD capacitors in Y-C video board,
new capacitors in the display! Tape path is aligned and tested!
How we test and align these VCRs
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This Panasonic AG5710 has special professional features that give a sharper, more stable picture than other VCR's. It's built-in Time Base Corrector makes it ideal for stabilizing and transferring VHS tapes to a digital format.The AG-5710 is the sister model to the AG-1980, with the same TBC, video board, and the same heavy-duty tape transport. With the AG-5710 you can expect identical video & audio performance to that of a AG-1980. The difference is that the AG-5710 does not have a TV tuner, nor does it have wireless remote control features. All the controls are accessible from the front flip-down control panel.
How this VCR was repaired and aligned:
Our resident technician with over twenty years in the audio-visual profession, has completely overhauled, cleaned and adjusted this VCR. Any bad capacitors have been replaced, plus all new capacitors in the Y-C Color board and new caps in the display. (Replacement SMD caps are hand checked for lowest ESR values, by doing this you're ensured of the best quality, longest-lasting repair. )
The VCR was then mechanically tested and lubricated. The tape path is electronically aligned while viewing the video head envelope on an oscilloscope. We then use a special "multi-burst" test tape that allows us to test the resolution of the playback image on a waveform analyzer. Video output level and Y/C levels are set to Panasonic's specifications.
That's followed by a full 3 hours of intensive testing with over ten different tapes that were recorded on six different VCRs from 1979 to 1997. This ensures great playback quality!
We finalize our testing by again viewing the AG-1980's video waveform on an oscilloscope. By using an oscilloscope, we can confirm correct operation of the time base corrector. We also compare the AG1980's video waveform to industry standards for resolution and stability of the image.
This unit is in top shape, ready to transfer all your tapes to digital ! 10 day return policy* (see terms below)
Special features of the AG-5710
Jog & shuttle dial - allows you to speed ahead or reverse the tapes for easy video editing purposes. Controllable from frame-by-frame to variable speed playback
auto digital tracking - switch automatically sets the optimal tracking for each tape
a slide "sharpener" control, allows you to sharpen or soften the VHS image.
S-video connections for sharpest video output, plus BNC connectors for composite video output.
Digital TBC time base corrector - Full Field (multi-line) and Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) provide superb picture quality for editing and playback. Jitter and distortion are removed for superior results, even after successive generations. See how it helps here
Condition: Used. This VCR has been cleaned, refurbished, and thoroughly tested by our technician. It's in top working condition! Nicely repainted metal cover, a few very light scuffs on the plastic panel parts.
Includes: instruction manual reprint; power cord, BNC to RCA connector, two(2) S-Video cables, RCA to RCA cable, 2 prong AC adapter Note: The AG5710 is intended for professional use and therefore is not designed to use wireless remote controls, however all functions are available on the flip-down control panel.
Shipping charges: The AG-5710 is a well built, heavy duty unit, weighing about 20lbs. Shipping charges are based on weight combined with the measured girth of the box. Shipping charges on this VCR range between $30 to $62, depending on your ship-to location. Your actual shipping & handling charges are calculated during checkout, you'll be able to see this before you make your payment.
Free phone support - when your unit arrives, you can call our tech with any set-up questions.
*10 day Return Policy (see terms below)
*90 day Warranty, parts & labor included. Does not include replacing damaged video heads, return shipping not included.
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To further enhance quality when you transfer tapes, you can use one of our video processors