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Sunday 26th March 2017

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Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd June 2003
6:30 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Jeez, Madness, and he can't even spell. What is this world comming to... the tape has "FOOTAAGE OF A PARACDE" on it, whatever that is... :)

Madness
Monday 2nd June 2003
5:48 am U.K.

madness@somethingorother.com

Here's the same dude selling a PDmagnetics tapes for the same rediculous price: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027791078&category=39830

Even more ironic is the fact that eBay created a Beta VCR category (39830) but replaced the Beta tape one for an "other formats" one.

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 2nd June 2003
2:03 am U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

Is it all right to laugh @ people who set RIDICULOUS start and BIN prices for silly items such as this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027791044&category=39830 :( I feel soo sorry for them.. I'd feel bad if I did laugh at them, like I am tempted to do @ the flee market when they tell me they want $150 for a Powerbook 150C!

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 2nd June 2003
2:00 am U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

well does anyone have old tapes of local newscasts or All My Children episodes taped? I want to start a collection of old news jingles, and would like to see AMC from the very beginning. LOL, find the U-mie masters! awwww!!! VP-5000 would be a very happy deck! Is it true that in the 70s ABC reused u-mie master tapes from some game shows instead of buying new ones because they were so expensive? :( I found some L-830 UHG tapes @ the flee market, and 1 virgin Ampex 30 min Betamiecam tape. The Pro8amie has an ENG look to it, right? Or the CCD-V8! That's the one I want!!!!

Ronald Edwards
Monday 2nd June 2003
12:27 am U.K.

Ron1265@aol.com

HelloI am looking for several Specials that aired on TV in the 70's. Does anyone have access to the Natalie Cole Special that aired in 1978, also I'm looking for any Natalie Cole footage during the 70,s, 80's especially Natalie on Mike Douglas, Midnight Special, Solid Gold ect., Please e-mail me at Ron1265@aol.com. will pay for footages including Live performances

ThxRonald

Olive Thomas
Sunday 1st June 2003
9:00 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

_@_v - eeee! i'd take 'em both!!!

Brenda Pacewicz
Sunday 1st June 2003
8:14 pm U.K.

bpace2@netscape.net

I have 2 old beta players that no longer work. If anyone would like themfor parts if interested please email. thanksSL-HFT7 Beta HiFiSL-HF750 SuperBeta HiFi

Sean Meskill
Sunday 1st June 2003
8:12 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Beta, Betamax, Betacord, Betavision, are all the same. "Beta" is just short for Betamax and the others are the names from different companies. The tapes are a bit smaller than VHS, almost exactly the size of a paperback novel. They're a little heavier too because the construction is better.

tom S.
Sunday 1st June 2003
6:19 pm U.K.

tom334@yahoo.com

I have 2 questions I hope someone can answer. First is there a difference between beta and betamax or is one just short for the other. Second, how big are these tape(s) in relation to a VHS tape. Hope someone can answer this, thanks.

Bobby
Sunday 1st June 2003
5:20 pm U.K.

bobbymc@howtomail.com

That's not a 'charcoal' head It's a Rotary Head/Like Carbon Based Metallic compound.

Mostly 'Two Eye' Rotary Head can be replaced by Comparison Table;ie(Like HF150 Head can be used to HF77 and vice versa). I have the Chart but i forgot where i put.Two Head VCR more easier to replace than 4 one/easy to find part and comparison item.

Dont worry be happy.

Antoine raffoul
Sunday 1st June 2003
2:47 pm U.K.

nazareth41@aol.com

Can anyone help: I have the original Sony Betamax C7 VCR machine which needs repairs to the 'charcoal heads' I am told. Does anyone know where to service this great machine in the Greater London (UK) area?

Olive Thomas
Sunday 1st June 2003
8:40 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

sleech! sleech! sleech! yah, sleech sleech sleech!

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(oo)(=(*_*)=)(oo)

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Sean Meskill
Sunday 1st June 2003
4:54 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

I'm not a soap opera person but I sure as hell use my HF-900 to do my "everyday" recordings. I have tons of tapes including Pro-X tapes. My camcorder stuff is now split between my GCS-1 and my CCD-V110 (What you'd call a "Pro8amie", Jesse). If it's something I really want to keep, it's either done as BIs on a Pro-X or if it's longer I blow in for an S-VHS tape to feed the HR-S5500U.

Jesse Alonzo
Sunday 1st June 2003
4:29 am U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

eeee! - (oo)(=(*_*)=)(oo) ____@_** lum-di-dum..... :) Do any of you use your betas every day to record a TV show you catch daily or something? I do, AMC! LOL!

Jesse Alonzo
Sunday 1st June 2003
4:28 am U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

No it will not, and it's not advisable to put it in your beta deck as it will wear away the heads. Or so I've been told. How can you say no to this face!!? http://198.64.168.72/A123IH/4b88da44-1432-4d7a-8377-68e1ef3e76d2/JM1TA221521724193/07/webimage001l.jpg

Mike Berlin
Sunday 1st June 2003
3:09 am U.K.

michaelberlin@charter.net

Does anyone know if a Betamax Deck will play a BetaSP tape?

Jesse Alonzo
Sunday 1st June 2003
2:59 am U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

but still NR makes things a lil quieter. I suppose that my Penisonique OEM (Canon) VHSamie portable is a linear stereo one. Damn it.... I wanted HIFI! :(

Andy W.
Sunday 1st June 2003
1:46 am U.K.

vespanidus@aol.com

2085 on the 1000 calendar?? Calendars have been one of my only gripes with Sony VCRs. The calendars on my two decks only go through 15 years- 1990-2005 on the SLV-R5UC, and 1993-2008 on the SLV-751HF. The SL-HF600 and SL-5200 don't have internal calendars. Regarding the post about linear stereo on VHS decks: I have 2 portable VHS recorders from the early or mid 80's that have linear stereo, and my high school has two JVC industrial VHS decks and a Panasonic prosumer deck that have linear stereo. Likewise these also date from the early 80's. All of the linear stereo decks also have "Dolby System" noise reduction. Like Franny said, linear stereo was essentially phased out when VHS hi-fi was introduced because the sound quality of hi-fi was vastly superior (especially in the LP and EP modes, where the tape runs slow and really reduces the linear sound quality). I have noticed that quite a few pre-recorded movies are still recorded in linear stereo (and with Dolby NR) which is pretty funny considering that harldly anybody has a linear stereo VCR or one that can decode the noise reduction.

Franny Wentzel
Saturday 31st May 2003
11:49 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

The linear stereo on the SL-C9 is basically the mono channel split into two tracks. I don't think the tuner on the C9 could pick up a stereo signal but if you have a cable box or satellite reciever (or another VCR) with stereo output you could record a stereo signal through the line-in jacks. Also if you have a video camera like the HVC-4000P which has a pair of external microphone plugs and two microphones you could record a live image in stereo. You could also audio dub in stereo or leave one track alone and dub narration onto the second track. HiFi had better sound, but you couldn't post dub HiFi onto a tape.

I think maybe some of the early VHS machines had linear stereo till video HiFi came out in the mid-80s. Professional-grade VHS machines have linear stereo as well as HiFi stereo.

Does anyone know if Sony released any profesional-grade Betas with insert video and audio editing capability - like the NTSC GCS-50 or the SLO-383 VCRs?

Max
Saturday 31st May 2003
11:07 pm U.K.

mxh@gmx.de

Thank you all for helping me out. I have still another question concerning linear audio:Linear stereo as being implemented in the C9 is the same as the mono sound on mono VHS VCRs? Apart from not being stereo, it's the same method of recording the sound, right? Do any VHS VCRs have linear Stereo?Another question to Super Beta Pro: This probably also existed on NTSC machines. Are PRO-X tapes still being produced? I can find normal beta tapes in a few stores in town but no PRO-X tapes. Are the tapes made for a specific video format? Or could I use NTSC PRO-X tapes in my PAL machine?

Thanks a lot for you help

RegardsMax

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