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Saturday 2nd April 2016
1:39 pm U.K.

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Just an update to let everyone know that the machines and tapes have now gone to a new home!

Stephen Brinkley
Friday 15th April 2016
9:00 am U.K.

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Hi if you bought any Philips V2000 VCR pre recorded tapes of Martin Potter can you let me know, I am interested in buying them, hope you can help, thanks, Steve

Sunday 17th April 2016
6:48 pm U.K.

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Hi there sorry I have not got back to those of you who have shown an Interest In the v200 and video tapes I have I will have sometime this weekend and will post exactly what model the player Is and a list of the v200 movies I have

Friday 13th May 2016
2:48 pm U.K.

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I have a PYE 20VR20 for spares or repair. The machine powers up and seems to operate but I have not hooked it up to a tv. It has been kept in a garage and there is some dust ingress and there is some corrosion to the heads. Comes with a operating instructions booklet, a used Philips VCC360 (2x3hr) tape and power lead. Contact me for further information and or pictures on [email protected]

Sunday 5th June 2016
2:16 pm U.K.

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Hello - my Dad has a VR2022 and a large number of tapes which he would like to convert to dvd or ideally to computer files for safekeeping (old family videos, etc) - the number of tapes he has means it would unfortunately be very costly to send the tapes to a company to do it. Therefore I am wondering if anyone knows of any companies which sell the kit required to convert the tapes.


Monday 6th June 2016
12:26 pm U.K.

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I think the cheapest and easiest way is to purchase a HDD+DVD Panasonic recorder on Ebay, since PC video cards doing this job are not reliable. Regards.

Friday 22nd July 2016
2:27 pm U.K.

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Hi all.

I have a Pye 20vr23 vcr and quite a number of cassettes I will be selling. The vcr was serviced a few years ago and some new components fitted. I tried it the other day and it still works but one tape I used shed some oxide onto the heads and transport. I can't be bothered to take the 4 big screws out from underneath and fart around finding all of my cleaning equipment. If anyone is interested in the whole lot send me a message with an offer and we'll go from there. Collection only as it's all too heavy to post.



Sunday 16th October 2016
2:49 pm U.K.

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Hi everyone,

New to Video restoration, but have acquired a massive collection of N1500/1700, Beta and V2000 tapes and want to transfer many of the contents to digital myself.

Managed to get a Philips VR 2324 very cheap and after a quick internal clean, loads, laces and plays/fwd/rwd cassettes without any issues. However, I am finding there is no video signal on either SCART or UHF modulator out.

Can anyone advise on what to check/common faults?

The video head seems to be somewhat difficult to access but from what I can see, doesn't look in bad shape.

Any ideas?


Monday 24th October 2016
7:42 pm U.K.

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hi there i am selling a philips v2000 machine in working order model no vr 2020 on ebay


I also have 23 v2000 tapes for sale happy bidding


Sunday 27th November 2016
12:21 pm U.K.

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I have a quantity of previously recorded V2000 tapes which I want to go to a good home. They are a mixture of 2 x 120, 2 x 180 and 2 x 240, Grundig, Philips and BASF. They currently hold various films and programmes recorded during the 1980s. I have no working machine so cannot check what is what. Any sensible offer considered.

I also have a Grundig v2000 2x4 machine which is available for spares or repair, and a similar v2000 2x4 Super. Offers for either of these also considered.

Wednesday 11th January 2017
1:23 pm U.K.

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Hi all. I still have the Pye v2000 vcr (I'm sure it's a 20vr23 with add on remote control sensor) and loads of tapes for offer. I've just given the tape path, heads and video head drum a proper clean (yes I did do it correctly before the video head police get on my case). All working fine and as it should.

It will all need to be collected from Rogiet in Monmouthshire as it's all too heavy to post.

Any questions just ask.


Wednesday 19th July 2017
4:04 am U.K.

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Irecently purchased a Philips V2840 and new to this format. Always lived in Canada before moving to Germany. Very foreign to me for I have always owned/serviced U-Matic/Beta/VHS decks in the past. It seems impressive for its era. Does anyone know where one can source some good blank tapes, new or used.


Sunday 6th August 2017
11:23 am U.K.

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Hi everybody,

I'm looking for a working V2000 that I could use to transfer a large box of tapes. Does anybody have one for sale? I'd prefer one with AV line output.

I'm in Colchester, Essex, but willing to travel to collect the right machine.


Monday 4th September 2017
12:46 pm U.K.

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Hi AVR2.

Only just seen your post. If you are still looking for help transferring V2000 tapes to DVD/MP4, please get in touch - [email protected]


Friday 22nd September 2017
12:21 am U.K.

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I Just wan't to do a quick check with you all here on the site!

I've got some old VR, VCR & VHS- recorders of different brands,

2 Sony Betamax, one SL-C7e and one SL-8000e, 2 Philips, one VR -2025 Video 2000 and one N-1700 VCR Longplay

and 2 Grundig, one VCR 3500 and one V2000. One ITC Ikegami TVR-321, One ITT 240 Color VR-240 and one Universum 10300 BetaColor.

All of them is starting and have been looked over so now I was wondering if you gays can tell me more about them and what they could be worth, I would also appreciate tips about the best places to sell them.

I also got 3 BASF double play bands, DP26, 5 3/4in | 1800ft.

I hope you can help me out, Thank's in advance!


Monday 29th January 2018
9:48 pm U.K.

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When my grandfather (87 years, worked from his 18th at Philips!) moved to a nursing home 2 years ago, he asked me if i want to sell all of his Philips stuff for the most beautifull price so he can give a nice cheque to a little girl who only can live her life after some therapy in another country.

Maybe someone can help me with what i can ask for this stuff.

*Philips VCR VR2025

*Philips Videopac G7400

*Philips CDI

Im NOT looking for people who wants it for re-sell, but asking for a honestly answer from someone who know's what this is worth.

Thanks allot (also from grandfather & little girl)

Monday 29th January 2018
9:49 pm U.K.

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oh i forgot to tell that my grandfather was working for philips from his 18th till he stoped working, so maybe some items are prototypes?

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).


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.


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

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Martin Potter.

Hi Martin, please contact me.



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