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I don’t know if you’d say it "hurts" but you’re certainly putting more wear on tapes and heads, fast-forwarding that way. It’s better to press Stop, then fast forward close to the point you want to view.
Thanks for the info! That’s kind of what I suspected. I have hundreds of tapes that I need to review for editing purposes. I just don’t have time to watch hour after hour to find what I am looking for. Can you give me any idea of how much wear I am putting on the tape and the VCR head when I review tapes at high speed?