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Olive Thomas
Monday 2nd September 2002
5:25 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.com

Anyone feel like hunting snail? =-<<<<_______ _@_- eeeeeee!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1376325230

SL-2710 at 69 bux - reserve met - ends in 4 hours... You know who is the high bidder...

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd September 2002
4:38 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

It's NOT a player, Jesse. NO player had a big red button... the record button is made so it looks like it would fire a nuclear missile... great fun. Anyway, that IS a recorder. yeah, it's a penisonic, but, into everyones life a little rain must fall... I use a panasonic laser Printer, it's not that bad. I've got a couple panasonic portable VCRs, they're OK. could be worse, could be a JVC... In all fairness, although JVC was dumb enough to pass on betamax, they did make some of the best VHS decks, back when there was SOME quality left in the industry. Arrogance on JVCs part kept them from owning the Video world, along with Sony. Think of it, you can STILL buy a Umatic deck, I think, but beta is dieng and VHS has stagnated completely to the point that a modern deck is worthless!

Sean

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 2nd September 2002
4:32 am U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

Ugh! Why do I want a fat Penisonique PLAYER? LOL.. Thanks anyway for watchin out, Sean. I already have a friendly VP-5000. I love that deck, it's so smooth and quiet. Never complains! I wonder how that poor VO-5800 at the MOL of K feels. Now that I have $73 that I got today, I plan on spending it on eBay. Already been looking for a TBC. :) Betas are too expensive.. I've been noticing that. Class? Anyone care to tell me why? Anyone... ANYONE? *wink wink. ____@_ I know! I know! pick mee pick meee!!

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd September 2002
4:22 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1377677381Jesse. This could be a great deal. Power cords are easy to get.

Sean

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd September 2002
3:47 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

I think Sanyo made the marantz, but I'm not sure. Marantz is a division of superscope, which is part of sony, so it's possible. The realistics were sanyos, but the good ones, not the rotten ones that you hear about eating tapes like they were candy. I don't know who that song was about... Olive would know.

Mike
Monday 2nd September 2002
3:41 am U.K.

mike_e_1956 @yahoo.com

Hello all... just getting back into this Beta thing, since my 11 year old wants to see all the music videos from the mid-80's I have from my defunct HF500...anyway, the question is; did Sony make Marantz and Realistic betas back then??and I on a previous note,I thought Your so vain ("clouds in my coffee" and all, was about Warren Beatty???

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd September 2002
2:57 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

Something I have heard. The SL-8200, I believe, has the motor mounted the wrong way, as per the specs of the motor, so it will fail with a bit of regularity, so, if you have one of these decks, you should not subject it to a lot of use.

Sean

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd September 2002
2:50 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

It would depend where you are and what model number it is. If it is an NTSC beta from Japan or the states, you will probably have a decent shot at getting one.

Sean

Jason Howes
Monday 2nd September 2002
2:33 am U.K.

jason_howes78@hotmail.com

I have just recieved a Betamovie Camera and I am just wondering were abouts I would be able to get a service manual, or a schematic diagram from, Thanks Jason

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd September 2002
1:04 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

Good luck!I remember, I am a member of an access TV station, and they were GIVING AWAY there old equipment, like SVHS camcorders, video cameras, and, yup, two Umatic decks, but they were only VP-7020s, not recorders, and, since I had no tapes to play, I left them be. You couldn't just waltz off with the stuff, you had to write in and request it... This was back when I went to a little undernourished highschool, so I was going to write in for a couple SVHS decks, and all the SVHS camcorders, and give the school a few decks and most of the camcroders, and keep a camcorder and deck for myself. Now that is gone, all the gear is gone, and they will evenutually do it again. Of course I will write in for most of it. Maybe even split it up with you people here! Not that you gus would much want SVHS stuff, but, hey, it's free! Best price for VHS! not worth much more!

Sean

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 2nd September 2002
12:54 am U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

Sleeech!! ___@_ i'll take you home! [ :( U|Matic] noo sleech I will! _@____ tee hee... I went into one of the edit bays at the MOL of K on Friday (KMOL) to see how they edited tapes nowadays... And I had to leave in disgust. Slam! Wham!! Pound pound pound!!! Yank!! Slam!! Pound! UGH! Has anyone else seen how news people treat their stuff?! Darn it! Some guy was forcefeeding a Beta SP unit the large cassette.. Didnt even give it a chance to auto-feed the tape.. he slammed the tape in.. No wonder when it ejects its all wobbly and noisy. Pooor thing. I also saw an abandoned VO-5850, with top panel half-removed. :( :( Tried its buttons.. Very stiff, (as if someone'd poured soda on a keyboard or something, know that feeling?) and yukky. Jog wheel all loose.. Oh well. I mite get lukky.. :)

Sean Meskill
Sunday 1st September 2002
8:36 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

Silly question, anyone remember "elcaset" from Sony? Audio tapes the size of a betamax? I'l looking for one of the decks. ANy leads? I've seen the one on Ebay.

Sean

Alan Jones
Sunday 1st September 2002
6:18 pm U.K.

sydmandrax@yahoo.co.uk

I have been given a sony betamax video which was stored for a number of years and unfortunatly will not play tapes properlt. I am having a nightmare trying to find someone to service it. C an anyone help?

MobileMadness
Sunday 1st September 2002
6:10 pm U.K.

madness.elf@verizon.net

Hiya betadewdz! Currently up in New Hampshire w/ a laptop for the holiday weekend! That's Labor (no "U"!) Day for us in the States!

But anyhow, while on the road, I stopped a gas station/rest stop area for a few things and ending up getting the regional paper. Low & behold, I found a little underworded gem in the want ad section: "For sale: Two Sony VCRs, models GCS-50 and EVO-250; selling together!" Now the former didn't actually say "beta", but I knew better! I immediately got the location (a nearby town on my route) on my map and whipped out my cellpohne! About an hour later I was the owner of perfectly-working GCS-50! The other deck, which the guy wanted to sell w/ the beta as a set, is an industrial Video8/Hi8 hifi deck. Sort of like the "SLO-series" betas; no tuner or timer. Will most likely use it to playback 8mm home footage or to dupe same to beta.

I was able to demo both units because I brought both my BMC-550 Betamovie and 8mm Handicam (as backup), so I had tapes. (BTW, whoever sent the anonymous email tip on repairing the NP-11 batteries myself using RadioShack sub-C's, thanx very much!!!) So I'll be heading home to Boston later tonight. But it wasn't a bad trip all-in-all! I found me a GCS-50, at a good price, in a snailie-free enviroment! ;) :) ;)

Roderick
Sunday 1st September 2002
5:12 am U.K.

roderick@stagesafety.com

I have started putting pre-recorded Betamax movies on sold.com.auHave a look at this link every now and then as I will be adding to list on a regular basis.http://au.sold.yahoo.com/booth/RoderickvG

Thanks

Olive Thomas
Sunday 1st September 2002
3:05 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.com

_@_ - wow! wowie wow! the good stuff on e-bay just keeps coming out of the woodwork!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1377659992

Marantz MVC -200 - The only consumer-released linear stereo Beta VCR ever released (that I know of) the guy didn't post a piccy though. $50 start no reserve...

Olive Thomas
Sunday 1st September 2002
3:00 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.com

_@_- Here's a unique E-Bay find...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1377665650

SLP-45R SuperBeta Player-only Betamax. In the mid-80s the Koreans were coming out with player-only VHS machines for people who just wanted a machine for rental tapes. This (and a couple other models) was Sony's answer to their challange. I've only seen one other consumer-grade player-only model like this one...

Sean Meskill
Saturday 31st August 2002
11:39 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.com

I like the way your mind works, Franny, if I wasn't so biased against that remote, I could've come up with that myself, Oh well, my fault for being to closed-minded! I just think that, Sony, if pressed with legal action to produce betas, would take the easy way out, instead of actually making anything new or different for us, because they refuse to see beta as a viable market, so they would do only what was neccesarry for the terms of the settlement. We would just have to preessure them for a good beta, comparable to todays VCRs. Just leave off the damned VCR-plus... (i don't know if this laughable "feature" has made it to DE yet, Franny, but it's a sort of programming aide for the terminally inept, since programming got a little harder on Sonys since the dropping of the +/-/NEXT scheme in favor of menus. you enter a code for a programme, and it will try to tape it for you. useless if you have a cable box! also, fromwhat I hear, hard to use!)

In case anyone was wondering, I have a comparable Sony and magnavox, and programming and using the Sony (SL-20) is at least 33% easier than the "maggot-Box" unit, with no weird or hard-to-learn button schemes.Sean

Franny Wentzel
Saturday 31st August 2002
11:33 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.co.uk

whoops I meant to say...

Well I actually wouldn't mind the LCD remote if they had some sort of cushioning so you don't get 'touch screen finger'. Better yet, if the remote could double as a PDA. Imagine being able to catalog your collection of Beta tapes on the remote. Or if you could print out barcodes with an otional and read them with the remote so you could always find taped stuff. Then if you wanted to recall a scene you punched it up on the remote it told you which tape to get and when you put it in it cues right up to the scene you wanted.

Franny Wentzel
Saturday 31st August 2002
11:32 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.co.uk

Well I actually wouldn't the LCD remote if they had some sort of cushioning so you don't get 'touch screen finger'. Better yet, if the remote could double as a PDA. Imagine being able to catalog your collection of Beta tapes on the remote. Or if you could print out barcodes with an otional and read them with the remote so you could always find taped stuff. Then if you wanted to recall a scene you punched it up on the remote it told you which tape to get and when you put it in if cues right up to the scene you wanted.

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