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Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Dennis Dabrowski
Thursday 3rd July 2003
1:17 pm U.K.

bubbasnubba@aol.com

I have an old magnavox observation system....12" monitor that can have four cameras hooked to it...I have one camera and only half of a power cord.....the power cord also connects the video...it's weird and I don't know where to find an adapter...its a really old model....model #MC 3511 (camera)....I have no way to hook it up!! Does anyone know anything about this model? I would greatly appreciate it!

Bobby
Thursday 3rd July 2003
5:50 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmeal.com

Tell you what guys, I just FIX my loading Motor

I bougth the original motor for only 10 ☺;

I guess i keep my penny.

Sean Meskill
Thursday 3rd July 2003
2:02 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Franny, your sense of humor never ceases to delight me. You are truly a credit to this chat page.

At any rate, I've got one fo those SL-2700 decks too, and it's missing most of the front panels... what's up with that? I think it was some kind of fault with the glue or something like that.

Bobby
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
6:42 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmeal.com

Chicken kwok kwok kwok, dogs barks, these are creature.

Rain keeps falling in my head, even clouds are white.

Sun always rise from east and sets to west.

At billons of light years Sun meets Earth, that's the time God come to us.

In God we Trust

Franny Wentzel
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
4:08 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

Bobby
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
4:00 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmeal.com

A wise man should never make mistake, a wise man should know what's he's doin'.A wise man loose to win. At last it's very unwise to loose again and again.

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
1:26 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Yes... I wonder if they'll every learn that that is not a reasonable selling price for that kind of deck... Probably never. A wise man learns from his mistakes, a fool repeats the same action again and again expecting a different outcome.

Jesse Alonzo
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
1:15 pm U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

eeeee.... LOL, poor devilspawnsnail. That new beta looks like the SL-5VRUC or whatever its model is.

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
5:06 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - and here's a vintage p.a.l. bush beta-vision...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033398597

_@_v - suppose our president bush had any money in that company?

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
5:04 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - speak of the devilsnail that penny SL-HF 2000 is back up again...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033518715

_@_v - does he EVER sell one of those?

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
2:51 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - i'm sure we want to hand over all our hard-earned betas to soadv-snail to low-ball us with like a handful of shiny nickels (well you see betas aren't worth anything...) so he can flip them for like a g-note on e-bay.

_@_v - i actually know a legitimate beta user who needs an sl-hf 600 manual and remote if anyone has a spare...

Jesse Alonzo
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
2:42 am U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

And besides, who would want to start a VHS page.. It's nothing to be remembered, really.

Jesse Alonzo
Wednesday 2nd July 2003
2:41 am U.K.

NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com

Well, personally, I think that there'da been a Beta-C format (gleech!! :( ), and that the Betas today would have been all cheap and plastic-filled... $39 at Wal-Mart for a mono one, like I saw today for a VHS. Why are they still selling mono VCRs? I think that we wouldn't feel as unique or special as we do today, and we wouldn't appreciate it as much as we do. We also wouldn't appreciate great old decks like the 300 and so on, and lots more Betamies would prolly wind up at Goodwill unused and unwanted. I think that it was better this way, even though things are getting hard to find we should be proud we're part of this "elite," special group.

Casimir Alonso Taulé
Tuesday 1st July 2003
7:38 pm U.K.

casimir_alonso_taule@hotmail.com

THE BETA REFFLECTION. 2003: **************25 years of betamax in Europe************* (26 in Japan and the USA)

I'd like you all to read this article I've written, exclusively for our chat.

In 1978 (approx.) the betamax format was introduced in Europe by Sony. Between 1978 and 1989 Sony sony released a very important range of outstanding electronics: VCRs, HiFi components, televisions, cameras... which may be nearly compared to its professional partners, both inside and outside ( SL-C9 pendulum drive, SL-HF 950 cassette loading and inside technology, PCM encoders,...), applied to consomer range and specifications. With the release of the first Sony VHS decks, the beta format died. Sony continued offering this type of consomer-proffessional deivces during 1990-1992-1993. By 1993 lots of "2nd range marks" appeared offering "working" new electronics for a quite low price and this obligated Sony to gradually lose its exclusive high range of electornics. Now, Sony is a high-volume consomer electronics mark. It has lost absolutely its "essence" of that high quality deivces. Now, when someone decides to buya a video, he doesn't matter if it offers better quality and durability: vcrs like the actual Sony (SLV SE850, well I don't know the exact model number) and Funays or Orions or First Line vcrs give the same results. And also the constant changing model range. Catalogs are valid for a maximum perdiod of 6 months. The European 950 or the american 1000 lasted between 2 and 4 years. I must also say that SOny and other high range companies are leaving analog systems as obsolete. In 1999 sony was selling 15 or 16 different models of vcrs. Actually it offers only 3 or 4. After all this facts I think that beta format would have the same luck. Actually it would be almost disappearing and with lots of bad qualitiy videos, or wiht excxessive prices by now, because of Sony expensive patents. The same thing has happened with all type of high end electronics and devices like classic Marantz HiFi components, for example. It is applicable to all kinds of products: when something is affected by a massive production-demand its quality goes down. I compare these products with proffesssional products because they still in non- massified production. And I give a final reflection to all betaphiles,... all people who are members of this club (the beta club, hehehe). Imagine VHS disappeared this way like betas, how would the betamax format be by now? Would there be a VHS chat-page??? It's a good theme for our chat to discuss it. People, tell all of us how (better or worse) would be beta by now!

Give your opinion!!!

**********Regards to all**********

Franny Wentzel
Tuesday 1st July 2003
7:06 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

_@_¼¼ - wow! the dealersnails are getting aggresive if they're posting here for stuff to sleech...

_@_¼¼ - i wonder if THE snail ever wanders in here...

Herbert Sturt
Tuesday 1st July 2003
3:56 pm U.K.

soadv@bellsouth.net

WANTED: MANUAL FOR SONY SL-HF840D AND SL-HF600. DOES ANYONE HAVE THIS FOR SALE? PLEASE EMAIL US AT soadv@bellsouth.net. WE ARE ALSO ALWAYS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING BETA VCRS...EX...SL-HF2100, SL-HF2000, SL-HF860,SL-HF840D, SL-HF600. LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING. THANKS

Olive Thomas
Tuesday 1st July 2003
5:09 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - lummy nummy!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033155626

_@_v - complete GCS-50 editing system. at $900 bux start it's a bit on the highish side though...

Franny Wentzel
Tuesday 1st July 2003
1:22 am U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

http://www.blurty.com/userpic/489744

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '

_@_¼¼~' - li luv lo latch lainlops lith ly longue

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 1st July 2003
1:12 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Jesse, this may interrest you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3334341629&category=41676

Sean Meskill
Monday 30th June 2003
11:37 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

http://www.cedmagic.com/ just published an article on how to install a transparent top on later model players. I wonder what kind of estethic mods could be done to Beta VCRs? Remember the RCA transparent television that was around, I think, from the 30's???

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