Titan 1982
Betamax VCR2400

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Tape counter

Edge differences
VCR2400 (top) vs V-31 (bottom)

The Titan VCR2400 was a direct clone of the Toshiba V-31. It was a nice looking front loading VCR. It should be compared with the General VG-240A.

It was in competition with the Sony SL-C7 and Sanyo VTC-5000. The VCR2400 was produced in silver and was quite a heavy VCR, it did not have a perfect still frame but did offer a wired remote control, a single event 7 day timer and an auto rewind feature.

Both the VCR2400 and V-31 were unusual in the fact that they sense when a video input is provided and automatically switch from tuner to AV input. Most other machines have manual switching between the two modes.

Whilst these General branded versions were electrically identical to the Toshiba versions, they had a recast plastic front panel giving the General models a distinctive look.

The timer controls are hidden away behind a flap on the right hand side of the unit providing a simple 1 program timer function.

It uses a simple mechanical tape counter which is driven off the pickup reel.

VCR2400 vs V-31 comparison
VCR2400 (top) vs V-31 (bottom)

Many thanks to Noel Higgins for supplying the information and pictures for this machine