I've used both types of crimp, and found good and bad both, but a good quality crimp tool of the correct type and size
is the key.
As far as regular domestic equipment is concerned, F-type is found mostly just on satellite receivers for the LNB input.
RF connectors on VCRs are the old Belling-Lee standard, in use for decades. For those outside the areas of British influence, they look like this:
I'm digressing a little, but many of the cheap VCRs sold in Britain now fail miserably when it comes to audio and baseband video inputs and output, because they have only SCART connectors.
Some units still have RCA jacks for video/audio inputs on the front panel, but often no outputs. This compares very unfavorably with older VCRs when RCA audio and BNC video in/out were the norm.
Personally, I hate the SCART (Peritel) system with a passion. The plugs never stay put properly, and for a system which supposedly makes interconnections easier for the average user, the ridiculous variation in configurations along with auto AV-input selection makes them a nightmare.
If you sell the place to someone like my wife you would have to put a jack in every place it is conceivable that a TV could possibly be in. Because at one time or another the furniture in every room will be rotated so that they all get a turn in every corner and along every wall.
That sounds just like a nearby friend of mine. Every few months I get called in to help reconnect everything.
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 12-02-2004).]