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Maxell VHS-C Adapter

B&H # MAVPCA Mfr # 290060
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Product Highlights
  • Converts VHS-C Tape to VHS Format
  • Manually Operated
  • No Batteries Required

The VHS-C Adapter from Maxell is a manually operated adapter that allows hassle-free conversion of VHS-C tape into standard VHS format. It is not compatible with 8mm cassettes.

Hassle-free conversion of VHS-C tape into standard VHS format
Manually operated
No battery required
Allows watching of VHS-C on any VHS VCR player or recorder
Dimensions 4.1 x 1.0 x 7.5" (10.4 x 2.5 x 19.1 cm)
Weight 0.5 lb (226.8 g)

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MaxellVHS-C Adapter
 
4.5

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Highly compatible (16)
  • Adequate capacity (11)
  • Reliable recording (6)
  • Durable design (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Movies (21)
    • Home movies (9)
    • Back-up (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (41), Business (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (69)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (32), Power user (13), Enthusiast (8), Parent (4), Tech savvy (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Adequate for limited use.

    Background: I convert slides, negatives, audio and video tapes to digital disks as a business. Recently I needed a VHS-C adapter for a project.All the tapes I put through it ran OK. ...Read complete review

    Background: I convert slides, negatives, audio and video tapes to digital disks as a business. Recently I needed a VHS-C adapter for a project.All the tapes I put through it ran OK. No hang-ups. Rewind worked OK.On three of the tapes, the adapter hung up when I tried to eject it. I used a flat blade on the upper right corner of the adapter to get it to release from my player. I have no problem ejecting full size VHS tapes.Summary: The quality and construction is reasonable for the price I paid. If you don't need to use it a lot, it seems to be a reasonable purchase. In my younger years, I was involved in the design of many products. This one seems to be designed to sell for about $20. If you want something that will see heavy use, I'd recommend a different product. This one works for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worked great after a small repair

    Much to my disappointment this item did not work at first. This adapter is essentially just a shell that makes the tape the same size as a VHS cassette and a mechanism that spread...Read complete review

    Much to my disappointment this item did not work at first. This adapter is essentially just a shell that makes the tape the same size as a VHS cassette and a mechanism that spread the VHS-c tape and holds it in the same position a standard size VHS would be. If working correctly it is also an extremely handy tool when used with a VHS to DVD dubbing unit. I attempted to insert the first VHS-C into the adapter and realized the right spreader are was not extending down under the VHS-C tape ribbon. After not so gently helping it to the correct location, so it could spread the tape, it gave a snap sound then operated properly, once. I opened the unit and found an obstruction in the mechanism. I removed the piece and now it properly works.

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    5.0

    VHS-C Adapter Magic

    By Vic

    from Charles Town. WV

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Wasn't Free

    Best Uses

    • Movies
    • Old Home Movie Reviews

    Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

    I have old home movies from when I was dark haired and it was great to see them again without having to shell out
    $ bucks for a converter. I found it here at B&H and they had it delivered ahead of schedule as usual and it has performed exceptionally well from day one. I love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I AM HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT

    By VARTAN

    from TUCSON, AZ

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adequate Capacity
    • Fast Burn Time
    • Highly Compatible
    • Reliable Recording

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies

      Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

      i have about 100 tc-30 -VHS"C" CASSETTES TO BE TRANSFERRED ON DVD-R

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Maxell VHS-C Adapter works as advertised

      By John

      from Saint Marys, WV

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Capacity
      • Ease of use
      • Price

      Cons

      • NA

      Best Uses

      • Back Up
      • Movies

      Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

      Easy to use, works as advertised, lowest priced adaptor I could find on line, but works great!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      The perfect solution!

      By Laura

      from Keene, NH

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies

        Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

        I had old VHS-C tapes from graduation, and now that my 15 year reunion is approaching I can play the tapes for my family and friends! Not to mention seeing the nieces and nephews when they were cute and not holding iPhones!!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Works great!!

        By Amber Dragon

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up

          Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

          I was able to use all my tapes with this adapter even the tape that was missing a cover over the recorded tape. Plays great.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Works fine.

          By John Trunk

          from Saint Marys, WV

          Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

          The Maxell VHS-C Adaptor works as advertized, and much cheaper than most of the other ones listed. Provided it lasts, I am very satisfied with this adaptor, it works fine.

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          5.0

          Maxel VHS-C adaptor

          By Rabbit

          from Ottawa Canada

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies

            Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

            This adaptor worked like a charm - as they say in the instructions make sure the slack is taken up on the little tape VHSC. I was able to salvage some really old footage - service was really fast too. OTherwise i would have had to find and hunt down and purchase a camera just to do this. and only $[$]!!!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Thrilled to get this product!

            By Carolyn

            from Central Florida

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up

                Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                I have so many precious old VHS-C tapes I am converting to DVD and needed this Adapter badly. I am so pleased that it works well. Handle your old tapes carefully because as with anything old, they can be fragile, but the Adapter works very well and does its job! I have successfully transferred about 6 tapes so far and have many more to go. I am very happy to have this Adapter save my family memories! Delivery was fast.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                it works

                By Nick

                from Atlanta

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Capacity
                • It Works And Its Inexpens

                Cons

                • You Have To Be Careful Or

                Best Uses

                • Converting Vhsc Tapes To

                Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                It feels cheap but if you are gentle with this it works. My first one did not work at all. B&H replaced it at no cost and the replacement worked well. I converted 29 vhsc tapes to digital using this device.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Adapter

                By VideoGuy

                from La Plata, MD

                About Me Power User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                    We transfer VHS-C tapes to DVD. We ordered this adapter and it did not work. There was something wrong with the tape loading mechanism. We contacted B&H and they sent out a replacement right away. The new adapter works great.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    HALLELUJAH!!!!

                    By Camera Junkie Ro

                    from Clearwater, Florida

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adequate Capacity
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies

                      Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                      VERY happy with my purchase. Works perfectly and shipped promptly. I am finally able to watch footage I haven't seen in years.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Bring's back Old Memroies!

                      By Top Gun

                      from Valparaiso, IN

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                          Cost us $40 to have one of our VHS-C tapes converted to DVD by a company. That is when we decided to buy this adapter.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Worked great after a small repair

                          By Home Video Backup

                          from Visalia, CA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not Durable
                            • Poor Design

                            Best Uses

                            • Digitizing Memories
                            • Home

                            Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                            Much to my disappointment this item did not work at first. This adapter is essentially just a shell that makes the tape the same size as a VHS cassette and a mechanism that spread the VHS-c tape and holds it in the same position a standard size VHS would be. If working correctly it is also an extremely handy tool when used with a VHS to DVD dubbing unit. I attempted to insert the first VHS-C into the adapter and realized the right spreader are was not extending down under the VHS-C tape ribbon. After not so gently helping it to the correct location, so it could spread the tape, it gave a snap sound then operated properly, once. I opened the unit and found an obstruction in the mechanism. I removed the piece and now it properly works.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Nice adapter

                            By PR

                            from Scottsbluff, NE

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                                  I transfer videos for customers and needed this to help offer the VHS-C survice. This is a great product and does the job great everytime I need it.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Exactly as described

                                  By HouseHold Harry

                                  from El Paso, TX

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                                        What a relief to find a VHS-C adapter at a more than reasonable price. Delivery was quick as well. Totally satisfied with B&H Photo

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        works like it is suppose to

                                        By Side Door Video

                                        from Nashville, TN

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Back Up
                                            • Movies

                                            Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                                            used it a couple of times, worked perfectly well in the VCR

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Works As It Should

                                            By Walt Scott

                                            from Conroe, Texas

                                            About Me Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                                                  The camera ate a tape and after some repair and rewinding I placed the video cassette into this adapter and it worked as it should in my VHS player. I am grateful because I rescued some precious memories.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Simple. Works Great.

                                                  By Hamitron

                                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                                  About Me Power User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Highly Compatible
                                                  • Reliable Recording

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Back Up
                                                    • Movies

                                                    Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                                                    I am transferring a lot of home videos to DVD, and this thing worked like a charm. I used to have one of the electric ones, that would grind away trying to get the tape in place, but this one is so much simpler and just as efficient.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Great!

                                                    By Al

                                                    from LA, CA

                                                    About Me Casual User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Adequate Capacity

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Limited Capacity

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Movies

                                                    Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                                                    I used this product to transfer some old tapes to DVD. Popped the tape in and it worked great!

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great product

                                                    By royf

                                                    from central kentucky

                                                    About Me Casual User

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Maxell VHS-C Adapter:

                                                          Enjoy watching old home movies,without thi product it would no be possible!!

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal
                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

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