Optimus Model 61 VCR/VHS Player/Recorder with Hi-Fi Stereo

Optimus Model 61 VCR/VHS Player/Recorder with Hi-Fi Stereo


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OUR TAKE ON THE Optimus Model 61

The Optimus Model 61 really stands out from the rest. It features a Super Amorphous Metal, 4 Head System. This makes it a more durable and reliable machine. The buttons on the front have a sleek finish that adds to the beauty of this rare find. This VCR also features Commercial Advance, so you can skip all those annoying commercial you have recorded.


Refurbished- Spencertified

SPENCERTIFIED - Fully Certified by Spencer

Cosmetic condition: Very good

The item will show some minor signs of wear.

Every function has been confirmed working. Worn belts have been replaced. All internal components have been cleaned.


  • Optimus Model 61 VCR/VHS Player/Recorder with Hi-Fi Stereo
  • Composite Audio Video Cable
  • Manual


  • 26-Micron Record/Play Head - Enhances the picture quality at the EP (Extended Play) playback speed. 
  • Four Double-Azimuth Video Heads - Provide superior picture quality and special effects compared with standard single-azimuth 4 head VCRs. 
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) Video Noise Reduction System - Reduces noise on the screen when playing back a worn or partially damaged tape. 
  • Commercial Advance - Automatically detects and skips over most commercials when you play back a tape. 
  • Auto Tracking System - Automatically adjusts tracking when you start playback.
  • Auto Repeat Playback - Automatically rewinds the tape for repeat playback when the tape reaches the end of the tape or the recording.
  • Easy-to-Use Immediate Recording - Lets you start a recording immediately and have the VCR automatically stop recording after a length of time you select.
  • 1-Month, 8-Event, Digital Timer - Lets you program the VCR to make up to eight unattended recordings (daily, weekly, or one-time) within a 1-month period.
  • Automatic Playback/Rewind/Eject - Automatically plays, rewinds, and ejects a tape if the tape’s erase protection tab is removed.
  • Fast-Response System - Positions the video cassette’s tape next to the playback/record head for immediate playback or recording.
  • Multichannel Television Sound (MTS) - Decodes stereo broadcasts for listening or recording. This VCR can also receive and record special audio programs (SAP) that accompany some MTS broadcasts.


  • Composite video x 1 (Front and Back)
  • Analog audio L/R x 1 (Front and Back)
  • Analog tuner x 1 (Back)


    • Composite video x 1 (Back)
    • Analog audio L/R x 1 (Back)
    • Analog tuner x 1 (Back)


      • 14.80"x 3.5"x 11.5" (WxHxD)
      • Weight: 9.06 lbs


      • Made in Japan

      Customer Reviews

      Edward W.

      Customer Since December 2017

      I have always been impressed with the items I received even after a couple years they continue to work. This is the reason why I always keep returning as a customer.

      Alexander W.

      Customer Since March 2018

      For the price I paid the quality was great and I use my 400 Disc cd changer everyday.


      Customer Since July 2018

      Very happy with what we got! I made the mistake of first getting this item from Amazon and received it not working at all... I will order from them again and highly recommend them to everyone!

      John D

      Customer Since August 2018

      For a couple of years, I have been looking for a replacement for my Toshiba DVD Recorder that was starting to break down. I had placed four orders with Amazon....3 of the recorders did not work and had to be returned, the fourth order was canceled by the seller before shipping with no explanation. An internet search brought me to spencertified.com and I found a refurbished Toshiba recorder similar to the one I was using. Without high expectations, I placed another order with them. SpenCertified let me know when my order was placed and kept me fully updated during the shipping process. The recorder arrived in about 4 days (much quicker than I anticipated) and works perfectly. The box included the recorder, remote and users' manual and advertised. I am very satisfied with my experience with SpenCertified and plan to order additional equipment from them. I highly recommend them.


      Customer Since May 2020

      I was totally amazed with the speed of delivery for my order. Ordered on May 4 and received on May 8! It was very thoughtful of them to email me to offer assistance and to ensure I was happy with my purchase. Great Job!

      Jan S

      Customer Since March 2018

      Being a senior who refuses to give up VCR'S, I was in a panic because my last one died and no one sells them anymore in CA. Luckily I discovered SpenCertified, and will never have to worry again. I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with the fantastic service they provide. My sets arrived in a timely manner, extremely well wrapped and the friendly emails offering any help were appreciated. I will continue to do business with them in the future and plan to refer them to all my friends. Thank you, guys... YOU CAN BUY WITH CONFIDENCE.

      Evelyn S.

      Customer Since March 2018

      When my beloved VCR died, I discovered new ones were not being manufactured as before. All my tapes, collected over many years - - lost!? All future recordings - - lost!? What to do? Then, I discovered SpenCertified. I was wary. Was this a scam? I was afraid. Would my purchase truly be guaranteed? I wanted, I NEEDED, a working VCR, so I made my order. The packaging was perfect, the VCR was even better than advertised, Spencer was extremely helpful. I am a very satisfied customer. 


      Customer Since June 2018

      I just got my vhs dvd player in the mail. I was so impressed how well they kept me informed about it. When i got it it was well packaged no problems. We hooked it up and works great. Thank you so much will do buisness again.

      Clifford Escover

      Customer Since May 2019

      I searched the stores and then the web looking for a Bluray player w/ HDMI & RCA audio outputs ; they hadn’t made them in years Was quite a search ... then I found SpenCertified .. I purchased a refurbished LG BD 300, it came with all cables,owners manual and remote 😂😂 with batteries ! And looks brand new !I am extremely pleased. Highly recommend and we will be purchasing again when we need to find a hard to get item.