Sony SLV-R5UC SVHS VCR Video Cassette Recorder Player with S-Video

Sony SLV-R5UC SVHS VCR Video Cassette Recorder Player with S-Video


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Get the rare Sony SLV-R5UC player before it's gone! This device has the ability to play Digital Audio Cassettes, a rare option on VCRs. Digital Audio Cassettes were an attempt at revolutionizing the music industry that never really took off. They were more reliable and had a better sound quality than standard audio cassettes, but due to the size they never gained much popularity. The Edit Monitor feature allows you to see your input source side by side with your current recording. The S-Video output is great for delivering high quality 480i/576i  playback straight to your TV. 

This is probably one of our more impractical VCRs, but it is still the coolest. 


SPENCERTIFIED- Fully certified by Spencer

Refurbished and SPENCERTIFIED

Every function has been confirmed 100% working. We have cleaned it inside and out and replaced any worn parts if necessary. The VHS audio and video heads have been professionally cleaned.

Cosmetic Condition: Very Good.

Functional Condition: Very Good.


  • Sony SLV-R5UC
  • Factory Remote (RMT-V5A)
  • Original Packaging
  • Composite Audio/Video Cable
  • Batteries


  • S-Video - Offers easy connection to another VCR or TV
  • Flying Erase Head - Efficiently erases your old recording frame-by-frame immediately before it records
  • Synchronized Editing - Allows you to control this VCR and control another device while recording
  • Edit Monitor Function - Easier editing by displaying both the edit source and picture on the same screen 
  • Control S - Enables you to remotely control the tape transport from other Sony products
  • Digital Audio Cassette Capable - Able to play Digital Audio Cassettes on the VHS format
  • Quick Timer Recording - Record a program while watching another or set the timer to run in 30 minute increments over an 8-hour period.
  • Inverse 3:2 Pulldown Detection - Able to detect original frames of the video stream and reconstruct an accurate image.


      • Composite Video x 2 (Front/Back)
      • Analog Audio R/L  x 2 (Front/Back)
      • S-Video x 2 (Front/Back)
      • Analog Tuner x 1 (Back)
      • Microphone Jack x 1 (Front)


          • Analog R/L Audio x 2 (Front/Back)
          • Composite Video x 2 (Front/Back)
          • S-Video x 2 (Back)
          • Control S x 1 (Back)
          • RF Tuner x 1 (Back)
          • Headphone Jack x 1 (Front)


          • 18.50" x 3.75" x 15.50"(18" fully extended)(WxHxD)
          • Weight 9.18lbs


          • Made in Japan


          About VCRs from SpenCertified
          At SpenCertified we are reviving the VHS format along with many others. Our goal is to make buying a VCR and similar vintage audio and video equipment as easy as possible. All of our Video Cassette Recorders are fully serviced, refurbished and SpenCertified. We try to make them all look as close to new as possible. We have a very high success rate on our shipments and most things arrive without issues. If you by chance receive an unsatisfactory VCR, getting a replacement is very easy. Just call or email us. Let us be your permanent VHS Player provider! After placing an order with us, you will never want to look anywhere else.

            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 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.

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