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Franny Wentzel
Saturday 7th June 2003
10:37 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

_@_¼¼ - eeeeeeeeeeeee! noooooooooooo! stay away frenchie!

http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_b184b5f4d4c5c92f7f56eff8714539b4/i-1.JPG

Franny Wentzel
Saturday 7th June 2003
10:06 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

Mine was from an old issue of Rolling Stone - pictured next to an SL-2710.

Brenda Ann
Saturday 7th June 2003
8:52 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Here's a little better pic (scan), I think mine's an older model.

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/watchman.jpg

Franny Wentzel
Saturday 7th June 2003
5:02 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

_@_¼¼ - is this the 'Watchman' you're talking about?

http://members.aol.com/frannywentzel/frannyladen/watchman.jpg

Bobby
Saturday 7th June 2003
4:08 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I'll enabled the Photo very soon ,what I worried is the shipping will it be on the appropiriate place or is just barnish in the ocean. I'll start "bidding" on this page at 500 bux ((since the $$$ decreasing it's value))including shipping worldwide.

If you feel the price is too high try to negotiate.This is not real bidding.

Bobby
Saturday 7th June 2003
3:58 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

No ...it is real CRT...just like the 60's TV when you turn it off.......F2D is the type......really cool, I only use once in a while in very spare time.

Olive Thomas
Saturday 7th June 2003
3:21 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - eeeee! stacks 'n stacks of §etas!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029170181

Olive Thomas
Saturday 7th June 2003
3:04 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - when the frist 'Watchman' came out i can remember how popular science was talking about how innovative it was in it's flat screen design. before Watchman CRT tubes shot the image from an electron 'gun' behind the phospher screen in a straight line.

_@_v - like this...

electron gun -> -((((====c(_@_v)<-screen

_@_v - the Watchman's phospher screen was tilted at a slight angle and the electron gun shot from below the screen and scanned across the angled screen, reflecting instead of projecting the image.

Jesse Alonzo
Saturday 7th June 2003
2:16 pm U.K.

NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com

eeeeeeeee! Well for some reason I thought that the B/W watchman had a different type of display, LOL. I thought it had a CRT but wasn't sure.

Pete Norman
Saturday 7th June 2003
10:51 am U.K.

etepmanor@blueyonder.co.uk

SLO-1700 available, good condition with head hours meter (as found on U-matics)and full manual.E-mail for details,price.

Olive Thomas
Saturday 7th June 2003
1:10 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - erf! another e-bay auction where they split two componants that should be sold together...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029119109

_@_v - VPR-4800 Sanyo portabeta...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029119215

_@_v - The VTT-481 tuner module that goes with it...

Olive Thomas
Saturday 7th June 2003
12:59 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - The SL-T50ME I have gets SECAM 1 or SECAM 2.Can't say how that relates to SECAM L.

_@_v - Sleeched a nice big fat VO-5600 U-mie VCR at a garage sale for only $2 bux!

_@_v - best of all it actually works... kinda... sorta... needs a guide plate replaced and the usual tuning and adjusting but right now I can record and get a stable playback and the heads are still good...

_@_v - i shall call him 'Pepeeto'

http://members.aol.com/oliveelthomas/pepeeto.jpg

Bill Stronach
Friday 6th June 2003
11:19 pm U.K.

caol@btinternet.com

Yeah Sean, I appreciate the gag. "Obscenely obscure" is a very good way of describing the 405 line format. I guess it was the price of our being the first in the world to start up a broadcast service in 1938, and probably looked good after the Marconi 250 line system which had been tested in closed circuit for a couple of years. I'm sure it delayed the public acceptance of larger screens here. You could see the lines on a 17 inch screen from 20 feet away! Even in the late 60s/early 70s a 21 inch screen was considered huge. I don't know what they would have made of my 32 inch widescreen!

So you still use VHF to a large extent? The only place in Europe that I know for sure it's still used is Belgium, and only for a couple of channels. I used to get VHF from Portugal, Italy and Spain across to Russia, Yugoslavia and Greece, but it all seems to be dead now. It may be used on low power in the Paris area for the pop video channel M6 - there are what I think are hybrid VHF/UHF aerials on many roofs - but that's outside my DX capability.

Can I get back inside topic and re-iterate that I would be really grateful for any info on SECAM L on Beta.

Brenda Ann
Friday 6th June 2003
11:03 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Jesse:

Yes, the B/W Watchman is "burnable" just like a CRT, because it HAS a CRT. It's a really strange configuration, but it's a CRT. I like it better than an LCD set, if only for the fact there is no pixelization. I have one here, as well as a Casio color hand held TV.. the Casio has it's good points, but the Watchman is better overall (more sensitive, better on batteries (believe it or not) and easier to watch.)

Mike Gariepy
Friday 6th June 2003
10:19 pm U.K.

spam.bucket@rogers.com

I was wondering if anyone out there who owns an SL-HF750 with an intact RMT-143 has programmed any of their buttons into a Philips Pronto/Marantz RC5000 ? If so, please drop me an e-mail, as I'd like to get the code sequences off of you. My RMT-143 died a while back, so I can no longer perform my Timer programming using the on-screen menus. I cannot find any other remote that has the "Timer Set" and "Clear" buttons that function with the 750.

Many advanced thanks.

Jesse Alonzo
Friday 6th June 2003
7:37 pm U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

Is the B/W watchman burnable? I mean, can you burn an image onto it like you could with a CRT?

Bobby
Friday 6th June 2003
6:21 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

So many thing goes up these days......include that damm idiot stupid War and so on and so on

Bobby
Friday 6th June 2003
6:12 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

OK got it....i'll keep in mind...kinda very busy nowadays........i'll get in touch soon,,,,,,,,,

Sean Meskill
Friday 6th June 2003
5:22 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Yes, I am, atually. If you still have my address, check the shipping please.

Bobby
Friday 6th June 2003
4:37 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

ANYONE INTERESTED IN B&W 2 INCH SONY CRT PORTABLE/WALKMAN TELEVISION.......????????????________________________________________________________________________________________

Franny Wentzel
Friday 6th June 2003
2:41 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

Sony codes their boards by their function. The RD - 20 should stand for "reel drive". An "FU" board would be a Front Unit board like a button panel.

Some codes I've found..

"SS" = System/Servo

"SA" = Servo Audio

"SY" = System "DT" = Timer

"YC" = luminance/chroma

"PS" = Power Supply

"TR" = Power Transistor

"DS" = Drum Speed

"LA" = Lamp/Switch

"TU" = Tuner

"TS" = Tuner Set

"IF" RF Modulator

"CN" = Relay

"FG" = Capstan Fly

Sean Meskill
Friday 6th June 2003
12:48 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Silly me I forgot that there is no more VHF in GB.... we've still got it here, and all the major chanels are on it. I'm not worried about 405-line. I was just naming the obscenely obscure standards my video board won't touch, Just for a lark.

Bill Stronach
Friday 6th June 2003
12:45 am U.K.

caol@btinternet.com

Sean, don't worry about British 405 line, it mercifully died about 25 years ago along with VHF!

Can anybody tell me whether or not any of the assorted SECAM capable Betas people have mentioned can do French SECAM L - 625 lines, negative modulation, sequential colour, no PAL or NTSC compatibility?

Homer
Friday 6th June 2003
12:07 am U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

Ever thought about finding out where it is ??

You could consult a service manual for that matter..

Mauricio Martins
Friday 6th June 2003
12:00 am U.K.

mauriciomartins@sapo.pt

Hi, can anyone help me ? I have the Sony Betamax SL-F30 VCR which stops after a feel seconds when Playback, FW (everytime) or REW(Sometimes).I tried to clean the glude of the head motor but it doesn´t make changes, my question is : How can I do the modification sugested in repair center to change resistor R2 to 33kohms on panel RD20 if I don't know where is this panel ?Thank youMauricio Martins from Lisbon, Portugal

Edward the 4th
Thursday 5th June 2003
2:11 pm U.K.

cowboybebop1998@hotmail.com

Hello my friends, it's me again, I'm not the devil, but not a heaven send.I'm really glad that this page is still up and running. I finally got a Umaticmachine, JVC, home model, nothing special, but sadly, I forgot the model number.It works really good, but finding standard 3/4" tapes is a pain. Only Umatic SP tapesto be found. Well, gotta go, -Derek

john
Thursday 5th June 2003
1:43 pm U.K.

josa@copymaster.nl

I'm interested in a "new" betamax (PAL) VCRIt doesn't need recording capabilities. A player will do.

Sean Meskill
Thursday 5th June 2003
5:20 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Not to my knowledge... Although they get the ocasional nibble on that SL-HF-2000 they have up. I think once they had a 2100 but that might not have even sold, surprisingly, as it seems to be the most valuable deck, but not the actual best.

Brenda Ann
Thursday 5th June 2003
4:22 am U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Has anyone actually seen SOADV SELL a ßeta??

Sean Meskill
Thursday 5th June 2003
3:26 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

nnils: You got a nice remote. I've got one, Standard Issue with an SVO-140. All you'll miss is a few obscure funtions and the jog dial, but it's got the ring.

Olive: I'm not sure as to Macs, but with the A/V inputs on my PC, I can eat up any flavor of video except British 405-line and 875-line X-ray, and either watch on the monitor or output any other standard! Yipee! You might need to look into such a video board.

Brenda & Olive: Hey that Soadv character makes even snaling look cheap! He'd charge, say, $425-$575 for that deck, I'd say, while they ask about the low price spectrum of an HF-1000 and the high end for an HF-900!!!

Olive Thomas
Thursday 5th June 2003
3:15 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - eeee! you got off easy on that SL-HF 600...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3028594532&category=39830

_@_v - they want $699 bux for a used SL-HF 600 with a 'retail value' of $999. i bet they think they're doing you a favor too...

_@_v - if any Betacam has firewire it's likely of the Betacam SX or Digital Betacam series.

Bobby
Thursday 5th June 2003
2:53 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT BETACAM RECORDER THAT HAVE FIREWIRE COM/PORT..>>>

regards

Franny Wentzel
Thursday 5th June 2003
12:24 am U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

eeeee! - _@_v _@_v - twin betamies! }=[oo]& }=[oo]&

Das Snail
Thursday 5th June 2003
12:22 am U.K.

dasimperator@aol.gastro.pod

_@_¼¼-MINE!!!!! ALL MINE!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027411400

_@_¼¼ - i'm gonna hafta be late paying the cable bill to be able to afford this but i'm finally gonna have an SL-HF 600 with full cable capability - assuming it survives delivery...

_@_¼¼ - and the seller is tossing in a VCR-100 Betamie - I already have one so now I'll have twins!!!!

_@_¼¼ - to clear house i'm gonna have to sell off few sundry beta items in case people have a use for them.

$25 + shipping on any of the follow items

A Trinicon camera (HVC-2xxx series) viewfinder assembly

HCV-2200 carry case

BMC-550/660 carry case

BCC-300 NP-11 triple charger

AC-M110 Power Adapter for Betamovie series cameras

VRP9852 12v power supply for SL-2xxx series portable Beta VCRs

If anyone is interested replace the .gastro.pod with .com

Somebody mentioned a while ago needing parts for an SL-2400. I have two carcasses on hand if you have a parts request. Both are missing their system control boards and I've already sold off one of their loader assemblies.

Brenda Ann
Wednesday 4th June 2003
11:56 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Ack!.. ship out only... $35 for FedEx Ground.. kinda silly if you live in or near the city.

Brenda Ann
Wednesday 4th June 2003
11:54 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

OK.. I looked at it now.. it's brand new, and even right in your neck of the woods.. you might even be able to pick it up and save the shipping. :)

Brenda Ann
Wednesday 4th June 2003
11:52 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Here's a nice JVC Multisystem set.. haven't really looked at the auction yet, though..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027506006&category=15083

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 4th June 2003
11:35 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Trouble is I have a very nice stereo 20" TV set and no room for a little 13" multisystem set. If they sold a 20" stereo multisystem at a reasonable price I'd consider it but I also want to be able to dub tapes from PAL to NTSC or the other way around...

Brenda Ann
Wednesday 4th June 2003
11:25 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Olive:

It's actually cheaper to buy a nice little 13" color set that will display both PAL and NTSC anymore than it is to buy a convertor..

nnils
Wednesday 4th June 2003
9:20 pm U.K.

nnils@telus.nospam.net

Make that RMT-V676B. Vendor has other nice choices.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15065&item=3027735203

nnils
Wednesday 4th June 2003
9:15 pm U.K.

nnils@telus.nospam.net

Sleeched the nicest RMT-676B remote, with 30-day warranty.

http://www.electronics-exchange.com/ebay/remote/v676.jpg

Jesse Alonzo
Wednesday 4th June 2003
6:15 pm U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

flegh......

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 4th June 2003
5:13 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - eeee! got my PAL tapes and remote for that sl-t50-amie from brenda today...

_@_v - my NTSC tv can show the b/w part but not the color part of a PAL signal...

_@_v - guess i'll need to get a converter box...

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 4th June 2003
3:58 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Well I'm sure the 900 only has a thermal issue because the problem is ONLY on the RF output, the straight video is pristine from power-on. The 2700 is another story altogether, I'll keep you posted.

Bill Stronach
Wednesday 4th June 2003
3:33 am U.K.

caol@btinternet.com

Thanks, Brenda Ann, but there is a compatibility problem. Unlike all the other variants, French SECAM L uses negative modulation, so a tuner has to deal with that as well as the different audio subcarrier separation. While SECAM shares the 625 line format with PAL, the colour setup is quite different. 3 frames have to be received and stored before colour can be displayed - originally in a glass tube delay line, but now of course electronically. The other SECAM variants all use positive modulation, so the Middle East SECAM VCRS readily available in the UK can't receive SECAM L.

My SLHF950E was imported from Germany, and can be switched to use VHF and the very slightly different mainland European channel frequencies, but it can't do SECAM. So I would be very interested to find a Beta machine capable of SECAM L. There are analogue converters available here for around 50 pounds, but the quality is terrible. A decent digital converter costs more than ten times as much!

Franny Wentzel
Wednesday 4th June 2003
2:58 am U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

time to do some tapping with tha soldering iron - _@_¼¼==|====-____[,,,,,=== ] - eeeee!

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 4th June 2003
12:57 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Yes that's it, a slowly rolling line from top to bottom. It gets better with use, continuous or otherwise. My 900 used to do it a lot but I left it on for a couple months straight and it didn't do it so bad, but it was only from the RF outputs and the RF units in those Sony's tend to be flaky as all hell. It got better when the unit was warm, so I'd think it's a bad solder, but I don't know, not being a tech...

Homer
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
11:32 pm U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

Is it a slowly rolling line going from bottom to top ??

If so it may be a power problem. If it tends to get better with use then it could be a bad capacitor. I'm thinking about that big 10,000 mfd can in the power supply section.

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
9:52 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

The 2700 has the same problem my 900 does... but instead it's on the baseband outputs. If you turn it off and let it sit, some solders cool down and when you power it up the audio hums and there's a rolling line through the video. If you wait it goes away.

Jesse Alonzo
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
8:02 pm U.K.

NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com

:( :( I know, of course I want to buy a UPS for the Toshibatron but they're just so darned expensive!

Brenda Ann
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
7:48 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Jesse:

Invest $50 in a small (500 VA) UPS.. best money you could ever spend.

Homer
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
7:24 pm U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

Sean,

I think I have a SL-2700B front panel lying somewhere. I'll look for it tonight.

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
6:59 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Well Jesse I don't know anything about projection TVs but I do know I'm happy... VCRgary was supposed to send me a non-running SLO-420 (For free) but he didn't and I asked him and he said he forgot and he'd get right on it... so guess what shows up today... not a non-running SLO-420, but a running SL-2700! It sounds like it's tired (Grindy load) and the back outputs are flaky, but it runs just like a Beta should! So I called him, and he says "Oh, well that's where that went. Do you want it? Keep it!" So of course I kept it. He's sending me the book. It's missing all the front panel buttons except the play/FF/Rewind/Record/Dub cluster, so anyone with one could please tell me what the other ones are!

Bobby
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
4:52 pm U.K.

bobbymc@hotmail.com

SUPER LOW PRICE HF 950, VERY LOW ALMOST NEED NO MONEY TO PAY...BUT YOU KNOW...THE SHIPMENT COST.........CANT IMAGINE......

Jesse Alonzo
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
3:51 pm U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

Dammit.. We've had a bunch of power fluctuations (because of "storms") and I've had to keep resetting a week's worth of programming (AMC, hehe :D) on the 300. I wonder what modifications would need to be done to it so that it has about 5 seconds or so of reserve power to keep the memory intact in event of a power failure; the Spamsung can be unplugged for up to 15-30 seconds and still keeps its memory. The SL-2000 also stays on for about a second when you unplug it. The 300 just loses everything even if it's just a brownout. I suppose now's the time I should buy new batties for my Smart UPS 1000 and connect my Media Centre to it instead of that lousy surge protector. Also, can brownouts and ugly power events (power browns out severely, goes out, tries to come back and browns out again before failing!) gauss a projection TV's tubes? My parents' Toshiba has a bit of gaussing that goes away after it warms up, it looks like the old Mazda logo if you look at it. This is also why the convergence keeps drifting, too, right?

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
1:33 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

You're very welcome.

vincep
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
1:27 pm U.K.

vinceparis@ureach.com

Sean,

That's what I needed to know... Thanks for the info

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
1:05 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

The only thing you could do with a PAL tape is record over it. Unless you have a multisystem machine, you can do nothing with a PAL tape but record over it. PAL is a different system from NTSC so you won't get a picture or HiFi sound, and the linear sound will be the wrong speed.

vincep
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
12:51 pm U.K.

vinceparis@ureach.com

I am here in the US and would like to purchase a Beta PAL tape. Can I play a Beta PAL tape in my US Sony Betamax ? I really don't know the difference between a NTSC and a PAL tape, if there is any difference. Would appreciate any insight on this !

Jesse Alonzo
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
12:37 pm U.K.

NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com

nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2417967509&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3ASS%3AUS%3A1

Jesse Alonzo
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
12:37 pm U.K.

NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com

eeeeee! Hey evol how much do you want for the SL-2000amie?????

Olive Thomas
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
12:25 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - I love the dumb things people say in eBay ads...

_@_v - an ad for an SL-300 overanalyzed ala James Lileks ( http://www.lileks.com/ )....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3028448638&category=39830

"Considered by many to be a very rare model."

_@_v - and that holds what significance? Is that supposed to be an opinion on the merits of the VCR? Does that mean it was an unpopular clunker that nobody wanted the first time around? Or that people think it's rare on account of their stupidity or they can't count or something? Did you do market research on people's opinion on the rarity of this?

Steve Whelan
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
9:49 am U.K.

stevewhelan_mcr@anti_spamhotmail.com

This is a response to the following post:

Name: grahamEmail: arian0770@yahoo.co.ukSaturday 31st May 10:57 am U.K. Time sony slhf950 pal model needs psu,part poss deleted/unavailable trade for high end analogue tape deck,svhs home recorder,quality dvd player or why? uk only thanks

-------------------

If you read this, I am interested in buying your machine. Your e-mail address is not accepting messages [mailbox full] so please contact me [remove "anti_spam"] from the address above - it stops autoscanning of chatpages]. If you want to do a swap, I have a Denon 3head dual Capstan tape deck in pretty good condition that I don't use, plus cash your way.

Cheers,

Steve

Olive Thomas
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
2:17 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - yeep! got pix of the 780 from the samE-bay source....

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
1:51 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Well if you or he wants a working beta VCR then you'll need both units and obviously can disregard my message...

Olive: I've seen some "off" models like that before, perhaps you've heard of the SL-HF-780D??? I've got photos (bad ones from Ebay) but none of the back panel... The manual, however, is in English and some other language... French, Spanish, Italian, Esperanto, who knows... I'm not good with languages.

evol
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
1:26 am U.K.

evolart@hotmail.com

Actually it's a SL-2000 and TT-2000, my friend was mistaken both are brand new nothing has been taken out of their packages.

Olive Thomas
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
12:49 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Is that just the SL-2000 or did you get TT-2000 tuner modules with them? They're worth a little more with the tuners but not by much. $35 to $75 is about the general price range but you can get them for less and they've been sold for more...

Here are some pix of the SL-HF 560 I'd found on eBay. It seems to be a multivoltage version of the SL-HF 350. I don't think it's a PAL unit because it has standard US A/V and RF connections. Any other opinions?

http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/thebetamaxvideographer/lst?.dir=/SL-HF+560+pix&.src=gr

evol
Tuesday 3rd June 2003
12:37 am U.K.

evolart@hotmail.com

I recently came upon 2 Sony SL-2000 BetaPak portables (original boxes and everything is still wrapped up and untouched)

I'd like to sell one and keep the other but I might be persuaded to sell both.

So for now I've got 1 uber mint condition SL-2000 with everything! Email me if your interested. =)

Franny Wentzel
Monday 2nd June 2003
11:56 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

Anyone have any info on the SL-HF 560? Saw one on offer on eBay and was wondering if it's a PAL deck or multisystem or just a multivoltage unit?

Roderick
Monday 2nd June 2003
10:55 pm U.K.

rode123rick@stage456safety78.com

I have put a SL-C9E up for auction on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027999654

It is not in working order but could be useful for spares. It comes with the original manual and remote (RM-212). The unit is in Sydney, Australia. Email any questions, just remove all numbers from the address

Reelmaster
Monday 2nd June 2003
10:37 pm U.K.

videoman@senet.com.au

My toshiba VW80 8 head VHS VCR has digital noise reduction and alot of the tapes i buy from the USA are linear stereo and encoded in dolby b type NR. My toshiba also has HIFI and NICAM digital hifiSo VHS ain't that bad, i watched the unrated version of pitch black yesterday and the quality is awesome but of course i have never used or seen an NTSC betamax recorder and original movie. Does NTSC betamax have 220 lines of chroma vertical resolution. I found a website with information on all the formats and VHS PAL has 140 lines, VHS NTSC 160 but BETAMAX PAL 200.

I notice that the C6 sony is not very popular here. Is this model hard to find or is it just too old. The machine is only mono but all tapes i play are played back with crisp,clear and loud sound , much better than some hifi vhs tapes i have. A great machineIf i could afford it, i'd buy a digital beta machine and record off TV with it.

Meandme
Monday 2nd June 2003
10:13 pm U.K.

s4ever40@hotmail.com

hey, I'm looking for a name of a movie that was only for betamax. it is a movie of a boy, an gigantic snake called dana and a black man, can someone help me with the names of these movies? tnx

Franny Wentzel
Monday 2nd June 2003
5:54 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

Having squished the JVC deck the SL-10 settles down in his easy chair to a night of television with the remote by his side...

http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_ea995a4d2577d0c0e0576da29a5963cf/i-1.JPG

Franny Wentzel
Monday 2nd June 2003
4:32 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

_@_@_¼¼ - what the ?!? i grow an extra shell?

_@_¼¼ - I used to have one of those tapes with the little reels in them (not the o'casse type with interchangable reels) but it got eaten or something and I bent the reels tryingto threads some new tape in them.

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 2nd June 2003
3:19 pm U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

teacy tiki tiki!!! [(O)(O)]....**__@__ threading is such a pain.... [(O)..............___@_**....(O) eeeeeee! get back here!

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 2nd June 2003
3:18 pm U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

well leave it to the meanie Japs to make something like that; I've been LOOKING for cassette tapes that have those little reels in them! You know how when you buy a walkman or something it comes with a paper insert that has a cassette printed on it? That's how those tapes look, and I want some tapes that have little reels like that, LOL!

Olive Thomas
Monday 2nd June 2003
1:34 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - my nomination for the stupidest, and certainly the most pointless product ever put out by the Japanese electronics industry...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3028240826

Teac "o'casse" open reel cassette system. You got 4 reels of tape cassette and a takeup reel to thread into an itty-bitty cassette housing. The whole point of the compact cassette is so you wouldn't have to be bothered threading tape...

Brenda Ann
Monday 2nd June 2003
11:42 am U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Hell, I'll sell him every tape I have for $5 each... :) Someone really should tell him that ßeta tapes run around ~$3.00 each...

Peter Lindholm
Monday 2nd June 2003
9:32 am U.K.

peter@raster.se

Hello everyone,Can anyone help me? I'm looking for high quality pictures of the following videorecorders for a book I am producing:SL-6300, Sony CV2000, Sony Umatic (any model), Sony ED Beta Pro 9000.

If you have this, please let me know. If not, any hints on where I can find it is appreciated.

Peter

Madness
Monday 2nd June 2003
8:30 am U.K.

madness@somethingorother.com

Yeah, I noticed that myself. Makes me wonder just what he'd been smokin'. ;)

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!

/________oo__

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

||___________||

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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