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This model was later superseded by the V-9680.