The 950 is still a great machine 12 years on - great trick play and sound quality.
I don't use the F1 at all now as the batteries died and it was WAY to heavy. It still works though. The camera was nice, I miss shoulder-mount cameras...
I have to admit that I don't use them much now. The 950 does duty playing back my 200+ tapes and bides it's time for transferring the Beta material to digital video. Although I do all my new recordings on S-VHS it's kind of a stop gap while I wait for affordable re-writable DVD (another 5 years...)
Beta lives. VHS is shit. S-VHS is a bit smelly. MPEG-2 RW-DVD is the future!
Submitted Sat Jul 19 03:10:00 1997