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Sean Meskill
Friday 3rd October 2003
6:28 am U.K.

smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net

This may be for you, Jesse...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3050714947&category=21168

She Snailie _@_v
Friday 3rd October 2003
5:48 am U.K.

shesnailie@almostonline.con

_@_v - hey sergio! check out this 'crown' branded sanyo oem v.c.r.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3050949797

looks like a sears model that sanyo had to repackage or something...

Sean Meskill
Friday 3rd October 2003
1:03 am U.K.

smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net

Wow. If you have a sears and that is the least of your problems then you are in luck. The last Sears model I had hold of had a rusted head drum among other issues. They are so cheap that it's probably worth it to just look on Ebay for a local one and purchase it if the price is right, and then swap out the front panel parts.

Shaun
Friday 3rd October 2003
12:52 am U.K.

shaunohara@att.net

Can someone help me find a part for a Sears Beta model 564.53060902?

The small round rubber springs behind the function push buttons have dry rotted and I can't find them anywhere. I don't have the correct part name or item number but I'm told this is a common problem.

Thanks,Shaun

shkurte
Thursday 2nd October 2003
8:12 pm U.K.

droga140@hotmail.com

hi ,how are you

She Snailie _@_v
Thursday 2nd October 2003
7:44 pm U.K.

shesnailie@almostonline.con

To Hein in South Africa. Try getting hold of some small-shell Betacam Oxide formula tapes. A BCT-30 is the same as an L-750. TV Studios and Production houses often let go their one or two-pass tapes cheap. Otherwise try to get tape lots off of Ebay.

Or look on the web for video tape sellers with Beta still in stock. Try dealing with Sony directly. They're still making Beta tape for the US and Asian markets at least.

A YahooShopping search ought to find plenty of places with a variety of price ranges.

She Snailie _@_v
Thursday 2nd October 2003
7:37 pm U.K.

shesnailie@almostonline.con

To Carl; I had a VCR 3900II that had the same dead capstan problem. I think the only thing to do is replace the dead capstan drive with working one.

HEIN PRETORIUS
Thursday 2nd October 2003
5:37 pm U.K.

hein.pretorius@intekom.co.za

Hi there!I am looking for some beta cassettes.It is hard to find herein South Africa.I have a VTC5150 -SA ,but hardly any tapes.Who can help?

Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Thursday 2nd October 2003
2:50 pm U.K.

minidisc.info@starmedia.com

Hi

Aiwa Beta Hi-Fi AV-70MV (nice photos!)http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3050099178&category=39830

Sears Betavision 564.53170450http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3050084668&category=39830

Sanyo Betacord VCR-4400http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3050292460&category=39830

Best regards

Carl S
Thursday 2nd October 2003
1:57 pm U.K.

CHARMKIN11385@YAHOO.COM

Here's a problem I'm having with my Sanyo 4000 beta..The take-up wheel works fineon rew and ff but wont move during play, I think because the capstan shaft itselfis not turning. Opening the bottom and manually rotating the large wheel bringsan expected result: it turns, and I get a picture. Would anyone have any info onfixing this? I hope I have named the parts accurately. Thanks Carl S New York City

Carl S
Thursday 2nd October 2003
1:28 pm U.K.

CHARMKIN11385@YAHOO.COM

HELP! My Toshiba v9200 Beta is still working fine..except I cannot get a belt oflines off the screen. Tracking just moves them up or down. Is there some internaladjustment I can make? Thank You very much. Carl S NYC

Franny Wentzel
Wednesday 1st October 2003
11:53 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co

To Erich Reinhardt...

It would help if you (and other people with Beta-related problems) could be more specific like with the model number (that's pretty important as there were dozens of Betamax models) and a brief mention of the symptoms or lack thereof and maybe we can talk you though whatever is wrong.

cragstag@aol.com
Wednesday 1st October 2003
9:38 pm U.K.

cragstag@aol.com

Hi,im Craig and live in warrington england,all i want to do is buy a decent beta machine to watch my beta collection as as my SL9 has popped its clogs big time!!,can anyone help me please!!

Jesse Alonzo
Wednesday 1st October 2003
9:01 pm U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

Dollars to donuts you probably won't find the kind of friend YOU'RE looking for here.

JUICY LUCY
Wednesday 1st October 2003
3:30 pm U.K.

J.L1234@TOTT.COM

HI!MY NAME IS JUICY LUCY AND WE R HOPING TO FIND A NEW FRIEND

Jesse Alonzo
Wednesday 1st October 2003
1:16 pm U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

but they're so sleechy! :)

Jesse England
Wednesday 1st October 2003
6:54 am U.K.

newspaperman5000@hotmail.dot.com

Bill, I didn't know ITV had a second station. In north america, a VCR like that would come with a sheet of plastic "channel tags" so one could customize their deck to the local stations based on the actual broadcasting channel. To my knowledge, I've never seen any labeled "NBC, CBS, etc." The station-specific tags seem rather exotic.

Jesse England
Wednesday 1st October 2003
6:44 am U.K.

newspaperman5000@hotmail.dot.com

I've seen similar "salesmen-set" radios as well, Sean. Sony had an AM/FM radio (ICF-S5W) with region-specific AM stations printed on a switchable display, situated below the numerical frequency display. On the back of the radio was a map of the U.S. divided into about seven numbered regions. A dial turned the AM station display, which seemed very durable. I suppose it was designed with the frequent traveler in mind.

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 1st October 2003
5:04 am U.K.

smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net

Yes I noticed that myself. Some very old stateside radio sets I've seen have preset buttons that were set (I think by a serviceman, not the end user) to local stations and provided with similar preset designations. So you would have a button for the call letters of a station. Nowadays a station's frequency is as common an identifier as its call letters.

Bill Stronach
Wednesday 1st October 2003
2:55 am U.K.

caol@btinternet.com

To Jesse England - these channel designations are a bit strange. ITV2 is of quite recent origin - 3 or 4 years at most, I think born on BSkyB satellite but now on digital terrestrial and I think on what's left of cable (which is expiring fast over here). To the best of my knowledge it's never been on analogue. Channel 5 is a national terrestrial channel perhaps 8 years old, now also on satellite etc. We never had a terrestrial channel 6. Channel 4 - national terrestrial and now on satellite etc. - isn't mentioned, and it has been around for at least 20 years. Somebody at Sony could foretell the future, but not very well?

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