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Rob COLLIS
Sunday 4th February 2018
3:57 pm U.K.

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Hi Loes,

I can only answer for the Philips VCR VR2025. (1st generation Video 2000 - Grundig clone)

This was a Philips copy of the "Grundig 2x4 Super". I actually bought one for spares last week ( https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152875377595 ). Many consider this model unreliable.

There are a few of the Grundigs about and tend to SELL for 10-40. There are a few on ebay at the moment for more, but unless your one is fully working, I doubt you will get much more than the 30.

Of course, if it were boxed with original instructions etc, that may push it more toward 40-50 (untested/not working) or ~100 ( fully working).

Rob

Rich
Wednesday 28th February 2018
5:55 pm U.K.

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Hi all.

Does anyone know where I can get a pinch roller for an Aristona (Philips VR2340)23VR40 from please?

Many thanks.

Rich.

Jules
Tuesday 6th March 2018
4:25 pm U.K.

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Martin Potter.

Hi Martin, please contact me.

Regards,

Jules.

Rich
Tuesday 10th April 2018
12:16 am U.K.

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Hi.

Does anyone have a nos pinch roller for a Pye 20vr23 for sale please?

Thanks

Rich.

David
Thursday 12th April 2018
6:58 pm U.K.

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Hello,

I have a number of V2000 cassettes to dispose of. There are 10 pre-recorded films, some seem to be ex hire.

There are 16 approx. home recorded cassettes of various lengths. According to the labels, some are pop music related.

The pre=recorded titles include:-

Southern Comfort

The Howling

Under Capricorn

Phantasm

Your ticket is no longer valid

Kansas City Bomber

Willie and Phil

Death on the Nile

Murder on the Orient Express

All That Jazz

No way of testing them, so as seen.

If anyone is interested, please let me know. I don't want much / anything for them but postage could be an issue with the weight. If anyone can collect from North Lancashire it would be preferable.

Seems a shame to dump them if they are of use to someone.

Rob COLLIS
Friday 13th April 2018
7:58 am U.K.

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David - have sent you an email.

Rich
Wednesday 16th May 2018
7:36 pm U.K.

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Hi everyone.

I just acquired a Pye VR2022. After a thorough cleaning and oiling/greasing it actually works but I've got a constant rolling picture. I've cleaned the tape path and video heads (the correct way), cleaned the capstan shaft and cleaned and treated the pinch roller to rubber renue and it's still the same.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks

Rich.

Rich
Thursday 17th May 2018
11:55 am U.K.

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Hi all.

Just to add to the post below is that I've noticed that the sound is out of sync with the picture with the picture approx 1 second behind the sound.

Could it be that the video heads aren't spinning fast enough and if so is there an adjustment on the vcr that changes the speed of the drum.

Recordings made on it playback perfect on it but picture rolls and out of sync sound on any other v2000 get.

Thanks

Rich.

Neil H
Thursday 17th May 2018
8:52 pm U.K.

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Hello all

I have a few V200 machines and would like to have them checked out. Can anyone recommend a repair man around the Huddersfield area?

Thanks

Neil

Jules
Tuesday 19th June 2018
9:12 pm U.K.

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Hi,

Can anyone find Martin Potter please?

He has VCR tapes of mine and cannot contact him.

Thanks,

Jules.

Steven Tutty
Tuesday 10th July 2018
6:02 am U.K.

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I picked up a Philips V2840. I am impressed but confused about how to record from another VCR or DVD player. The format is new to me. I have always owned/serviced U-Matic/Beta/VHS decks in the past. How does one record audio/video from an external source? My manual is in Danish and I cannot follow the procedure to switch over from tuner to A/V in. Thanks

Rich
Tuesday 10th July 2018
1:29 pm U.K.

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Hi Steven.

You have to connect the v2000 to a tv using the rf out and then connect an external source to the scart socket in order to record from an external source.

Also if you connect the v2000 directly to the tv using a fully wired scart lead you can record whatever channel you're watching. The only downside to this is that you can't change channels or turn the tv off whilst recording otherwise you'll just record a blank screen.

Regards

Richard.

Steven Tutty
Tuesday 10th July 2018
2:08 pm U.K.

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Thanks for advice Rich. Should the tuner numbers read "00" or just "0" to select external A/V input?

Rich
Tuesday 10th July 2018
3:39 pm U.K.

Either really.

Cheers

Rich.

Rich
Tuesday 10th July 2018
4:38 pm U.K.

Out of curiosity, where did you find your v2000 vcr as I've been after that model for ages. Lol

Rich.

Steven Tutty
Tuesday 10th July 2018
10:38 pm U.K.

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I got it from a friend who returned from Germany to Canada. He lived there for some time in Lahr. It was hardly used.

Rich
Wednesday 11th July 2018
9:38 am U.K.

Ah brilliant!

Enjoy it 😜

steven tutty
Saturday 14th July 2018
4:08 pm U.K.

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I picked up a Grundig 2x4 stereo model 808 yesterday. It laces the tape up in "C" pattern verses my Philips VR2840 which uses the "M" pattern. Doing a complete inspection on it today and cleaning. Anyone familiar with any quirks this model is likely to have. It is heavy and built like a tank!

Rob COLLIS
Tuesday 17th July 2018
4:48 pm U.K.

Hi Steven Tutty,

From experience, ensure you replace the mains suppression capacitors in the power board. There are two. They WILL smoke, then explode if you don't, causing panic and a bad smell!

Other than that, replace the capstan belt to avoid excessive wow-and-flutter and check all the daft plugs for splits which cause loose connections. You will no-doubt be super-gluing some on the motor board behind the main head drum.

Good luck!

Rob

Steven Tutty
Friday 20th July 2018
11:16 pm U.K.

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Ok danke! I also picked up a mint Grundig 2280 in original box. It will not accept video cassettes however. I am curious if this is common issue with this model. They will not drop down into the chassis. I am suspecting faulty contact switches or something. The recorder does power on. I had a Sony BVW-75 with a cassette tray issue that I couldn't resolved, so I swapped in entire tray to cure the issue. Will look at the 2280 later this week.

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