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Tuesday 12th October 2010
4:33 pm U.K.


Seekinj for a BVW-35p as for parts. Please, only offers from the South-Germany area!

Chris Margrave-Gregory
Tuesday 5th October 2010
2:49 pm U.K.



I have a number of machines that I am interested in selling if anyone is interested.

Sony UVW 1600P @ 300.00 GBP

Sony BVW 75P 2,000.00 GBP

Sony PVW 2800P @ 1,750.00 GBP,

Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above machines.

Call Chris on 01932 240305 or you can email me at chris@thameside.tv

Look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday 28th September 2010
2:03 pm U.K.


I don't see a digital PAL page, so I'll try here.

Sony DSR 11. DVCam Recorder/Player deck.

I bought this new from Prestons in 2005. Its never been loaned or hired out.

Operation hours: 9. Drum hours: 4. THAT'S RIGHT, 4!Tape: 3.Thread: 18.

The original Sony PSU is here, remote, manual, fire wire,it's all here here, except the little tray Sony give you to stand it on its end in, why, I don't know,plus a box of 10 new tapes. It uses large or small tapes etc.I can deliver to your nearest main line railway station, oryou can collect from WF15 area. A snip at 400.00 This is a test, cash and collect deal, or I can deliver. NO P+P!! Email for more details or call 07722949935 or 01274864826Regards, John.

Jan Arne Austad
Wednesday 25th August 2010
2:27 pm U.K.


I have problems with a SONY PVW-2650P. Getting errors 01, 02 and 03 for intermittable...and for now only error 05. Some tips?

Does somebody have the service/repair manual in pdf or something for this player?

Thanx in advance!

Wednesday 11th August 2010
3:10 pm U.K.


SONY DNW A100P Betacam SX.

I am looking for a replacement cassette compartment for this machine.If anyone has one for sale please advise. Regards, John.

Thursday 5th August 2010
7:00 pm U.K.


Hello All. I am having a problem with my Betacam Sp uvw-1600, alot like the 1800. I am getting the error code 08-032, which says The abnormal drum speed error is not solved. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Anything I can try? I'm desperately neding to reslove this or at least try everything possible. I know this is a far out cry, I'm thinking the heads are done, but I want to be sure. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

Tuesday 27th July 2010
11:22 am U.K.


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Friday 9th July 2010
9:39 am U.K.


About twenty Betacam tapes (as new) going down skip this weekend unless somebody wants them. London area E4

Tuesday 29th June 2010
11:50 am U.K.


For Sale.

I don't see a DVCam chat page, so I hope this is ok.

Sony DSR 11 DVCam Recorder/Player deck. New Condition.Mileage as follows: Operation 9 X 10 hrs. Drum run 4 X 10 hrs. Tape run 3 X 10 hrs. Threading 18 X 10 hrs.User manual, Service manual, cables, original PSU.Some blemishes, but no dents, digs, or gouges. Fronthinges and panel still intact. I can't find the tray thingSony give you to stand it on/in. Lots of extra goodies included.

This is strictly a cash deal. Buyer tests, collects and pays. Huddersfield area. A bargain @ 500.00. Email me for more info.Regards, John.

Pranav Pandya
Friday 25th June 2010
4:33 pm U.K.


Used Sony DVW A500P, 1380 drum hours: 6500.00

Please call or email for more info

Robert Griffin
Friday 18th June 2010
1:37 am U.K.


Hey, I'm having trouble with my Betacam UVW-100p. While getting shots on a bus my camera guy turned quickly and stupidly broke off the battery pack at the back, all the clips and threads were broken. He set me up a make shift system using leads. It worked for a short while but has since stopped. I'm afraid he may have reversed polarities. Is anyone aware if this model has a shut off for such an occurrence or are the entire circuits in the camera fried.

Friday 28th May 2010
8:33 pm U.K.


Hello, i am looking for a couple of DIGITAL S tapes for the JVC D9 format.Please let me know if you have any going cheap.Thanks

Monday 24th May 2010
10:23 am U.K.


Tapes as new in cases SP30 and SP60(about 20 in all) London area 15 the lot.

Tuesday 18th May 2010
11:19 am U.K.


Looking for a used DNW-28P or DNW-25P (or NTSC equiv ) at a sensible price ( 1000 Euro or less ). Please email me if you are selling such a unit. Thanks.

Monday 3rd May 2010
2:42 pm U.K.


The Michael Sellman box adds AFM audio channels 3 & 4, which were never a feature on the UVW and PVW series. The box contains an AFM-1 card (used in the BVW-75P ) and necessary cabling to the vtr, to pick up the chroma head rf, and to the modultor for record. I dont think the vtr itself requires much modification, and i believe some people used to remove the bolt on boxes, as it made the machine look ugly!Sony did make a PCM betacam, the BVW-85P with an add on box PCM-85 (around 1990 i think). The machine had addition PCM heads mounted on the drum. The PCM tracks were recorded in the space occupied by one of the linear tracks. Only about 200 machines were made for the european market and the drums were very expensive, the tolerances much finer, which meant reliabilty and interchange became an issue. I guess with the introduction of digibeta in 1993 and other digital formats, the BVW-85P became obsolete.

Sunday 2nd May 2010
10:31 pm U.K.


John,I have never heard of this modification, could it be some sort of PCM interface?How does it connect to the machine? Any chance of posting some pictures somewhere? I am intrigued!

Friday 30th April 2010
5:12 pm U.K.


Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this, so if anyone can help I would appreciate it.I just bought on Ebay a Sony UVW 1800P VTR. It works fine,but it features a Michael Spellman modification. It has 2 switches, 5 rotary knobs,(2 red,3 white) and 2 analog VU meters. Around the back of the modification are 5 XLR plugs and sockets. This is all fixed on top of the main case. I conclude it is some kind of audiodevice, but I'm not an engineer. It is very well made, looks made for the job.

If anyone can tell me what this device is, or where I can get literature brochure, etc.I'm also trying to aquire a User Manual, either PDF or original, for the UVW 1800P. I've tried all the "free manual" sites to no avail. Any suggestions gratefully received.


Thursday 22nd April 2010
9:01 pm U.K.


Peter, regarding your post a while back about a 1inch forum. I believe there is a facebook user group for owners of 1inch machines, and also a forum on Yahoo.In my opinion, the 2000s are more reliable, though the air threading is a nice feature on the BVH -3000. Some parts are still available from Sony (like pinch rollers) but are expensive. There is a company in the states that can re-tip upper drums and another (Terrys rubber rollers) that can re-manufacture rubber rollers, like pinch rollers. Heads generally do good hours ( 3000 +) though this is dependant on tape stock itself. In theory, used tapes shouldn't be as abrasive as new tapes, but then there's the sticky shed issue with certain older tapes. In terms of archive, i was under the impression that anything important was dubbed to D2 and D3 (BBC) formats in the mid 90's The problem these days is trying to archive these formats to the file based world we live in now. Trying to fix a D3 digital machine needs a slightly different approach to a 1inch machine-and heads aren't available either!

Tuesday 13th April 2010
9:46 pm U.K.



The SL-2000 is a Betamax machine, not Betacam. There are ways to rescue the tape but this will probably require the machine to be taken apart so you can manually unthread and eject the tape.Best to post on the Betamax page, many very helpful people there!

Tuesday 13th April 2010
2:32 pm U.K.


Hi Everyone!

I have a Betacam Portable Video Camera model SL-2000/2001 and the tape is stuck inside. The machine and the picture, sound all works fine including rewind and fastforward. Its just the tape wont eject. It contains old memories and it got stuck while i was transfering the videos to a dvd. Any help or is this the end of the road for this tape? Thanks for any help in advance.AGS

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