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James
Saturday 20th December 2003
12:12 am U.K.

pseudojam@hotmail.com

Hello, i am after a service manual for an Sony SL-C9UB. Good photocopy or original would be great.Thanks

Sean Meskill
Friday 19th December 2003
11:03 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

You shouldn't be using that Metal Particle tape in your standard recorders... It is only good for ED-Beta machines, Betacam-SP, and maybe some other machines. They're no good to use in anything else like Beta, SuperBeta, EIAJ, or whatever else you may feel compelled to use them in. However, what you can in fact do is use regular Betacam Oxide tapes with no issues.

ch1
Friday 19th December 2003
9:07 pm U.K.

tanisia@softhome.net

To all people looking for betamax tapes. Find out where your local Tv Station or recording station buy there betacam Sp tapes. Order the 30 Min Betacam Sp tape. It have approc 3 hours of tape time in a betamax. As the betamax runs a lot slower than the sp counterpartsTake the tape when you get it and close the breakout tab with some tape. Sony and Maxel still produce the betacam tapes. The sony tape is a metal tape. Works wonderful in bmc100pCamera Briliant playback. I dont know about the maxel tapes, have not tried it yet.

It is a lot better than re-spooling your beta tapes.

James Stephenson
Friday 19th December 2003
8:57 pm U.K.

ssnjimb@aol.com

Hi

Thanks for the reply

it is a 1986 model but hasnt done much work in its life fergusons were built like bricks (no pun intended)

It doesent chew the tape up it stops and when you turn it back on it puts the tape back into the cassette.

How can i identify what the idler looks like on this machine,

Kind RegardsJ Stephenson

Homer
Friday 19th December 2003
4:10 pm U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

James...

Your VHS seems to be going into emergency stop mode. This is obviously due to something going wrong mechanically. It is likely to be that idler you re talking about. Your best bet is to take off the top cover and witness what happens.

Doug Schilling
Friday 19th December 2003
12:25 pm U.K.

doug_schilling@msn.com

I have what appears to be a Sanyo VTC-7000 (says VTC-5200 on back, purchased in Hong kong).I have lost the Video in/out and the Audio /in/out cables. Any Ideas? Thanks. Merry Christmas.

James Stephenson
Friday 19th December 2003
8:38 am U.K.

ssnjimb@aol.com

Hi this message has nothing to do with betamax

I have a Ferguson 3v55 Vhs vcr

When i press play it gets ready to play and then swithces off could that be the idler as it doesent take up when you want it to rewind but it will fast forward

Kind RegardsJ Stephenson

Andy W.
Thursday 18th December 2003
3:52 pm U.K.

vespanidus@aol.com

No, I'm not trying to link to pictures. I'm trying to make the pictures that I want on my page show up where the blank picture frames are.

nnils
Thursday 18th December 2003
8:45 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Hmmm... not one store around here still carries SVHS-C blank tapes (perhaps the end of all VHS is merely weeks away). I had to gouge a hole in a plain Fuji tape to trick my JVC SC-amie, since it is not one of those crappy non-HiFi ET mutants that will lay down SVHS on any old tape.

Send me a BMC-1000 and I will never use the term "SC-amie" again. How about "SCAM"?

ami
Thursday 18th December 2003
6:37 am U.K.

aivars.migla@lattelekom.lv

To AWhite: try to look at http://www.tecnec.com/newsletters/newsletter12_99.html . I consider that you should choose input signal: PAL and output signal: NTSC.

Roft
Thursday 18th December 2003
12:43 am U.K.

rool333@yahoo.com

BETA BETA BETA is ALIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda Ann
Wednesday 17th December 2003
7:51 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Problem is your standards convertor only works one direction, e.g. from SECAM or NTSC TO PAL. There don't seem to be a lot of convertors to go from PAL or SECAM to NTSC. I'm sure there are economic reasons for this, i.e. most of the pre-recorded material is made in NTSC countries (US, Japan, Canada), so manufacturers don't see a market for the convertors (I know personally I would like to have one, even though I have monitors here that will reproduce both NTSC and PAL.

AWhite
Wednesday 17th December 2003
7:05 pm U.K.

collectables@houseofcollectables.freeserve.co.uk

HELP! HELP! HELP!THIS AINT RELEVENT TO BETA AND IS THE ONLY TIME I'LL DO IT.I'VE A SAMSUNG SV4000W STANDARDS CONVERTER ITS AUTOMATIC TO CONVERT NTSC TO PAL AND SECAM TO PAL BUT HOW THE HELL DO I TRANSFER A PAL TAPE TO NTSC CAN ANYONE TELL ME, IM NOT TECHNICAL OR ANYTHING SO I DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL I AM DOING WRONG HERE, NOT SURE WHICH WAY ROUND MY TAPES GO TO DO THE TRANSFER.....PLEASE HELP.

Brenda Ann
Tuesday 16th December 2003
7:41 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

AndyW

Are you trying to link to pics on another site from Angelfire? I've been told that Angelfire does not support such links..

Jesse Alonzo
Tuesday 16th December 2003
4:26 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

i like how they put MAINS instead of POWER...

Olive E Thomas
Monday 15th December 2003
10:22 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Here's a nice SL-C6 from a duplicating house being sold out of the NYC area...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3065887856

Shipping should be reasonable even to the UK.

Maximilian
Monday 15th December 2003
8:25 pm U.K.

ganisfam@libero.it

Hello, my name is Max and I was looking for the video heads for my Sony Betamax SL HF 950ES. Please note the the vcr is a european model.The model / part numbers for the heads should be:model DSH78AR (part number A6050387A) for the drum assembly and model DSR78R (part number A6762260A) for the head.thank you very much and merry christmas to all,

max

rania
Monday 15th December 2003
7:53 pm U.K.

rananasrala@hotmail.com

hi

Olive E Thomas
Monday 15th December 2003
5:21 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

To desparately seeking Beta...

Check with eBay UK's Beta listings

http://search.ebay.co.uk/ws/search/SaleSearch?socolumnlayout=1&satitle=Betamax&sorecordsperpage=100&sacategory=293&catref=C1

Also check eBay DE

http://search.ebay.de/search/search.dll?query=Betamax&maxRecordsPerPage=100&category1=8345&combine=y&sc=1&SortProperty=MetaNewSort&st=0

daniel collins
Sunday 14th December 2003
3:34 pm U.K.

danielcollins@punkass.com

hi beta fans! i am in the uk and desperatley whant a mark 1 sony sl-c6 (it reminds me of my childhood years) i will have even if the video heads have gone.desperatley wanted.many thanksdaniel collins

Madness
Sunday 14th December 2003
5:25 am U.K.

madness@yourdomainnamehere.com

Hey Guys,

Does anyone want an SLO-420 for parts or repair? It's been sitting around here awhile. Peoblem is the loading mechanism is busted (those little gears) and I pulled the pinch roller for use in another machine. Yours for shipping costs.

Martin
Sunday 14th December 2003
12:21 am U.K.

martin_e_p@hotmail.com

WANTED Betamax tapes containing recordings of childrens television programs from 1978 upto 1984 also any recordings of the Armchair Thriller series from 1978-1982 ,other tapes considered with recordings from these these years please email me with details.Thanks.

sparky_966
Saturday 13th December 2003
9:20 pm U.K.

sparky_966@hotmail.com

How much $ would a Sony SLHF 900 in very good condition sell for? Anyone know?

Andy W.
Saturday 13th December 2003
7:50 pm U.K.

vespanidus@aol.com

Check out the home page set up by me and a couple of my buddies at http://www.angelfire.com/mech/stoughtonpistonheadsYou can link to my Betamax site from there. More links to come shortly. BTW, anybody with an Angelfire site know how to make the pictures show up?

wayne wendelsdorf
Friday 12th December 2003
1:39 am U.K.

wcw401@earthlink.net

Can anyone in BETA land explain how and why Sony makes up there model numbers the way they do?

Sean Meskill
Thursday 11th December 2003
7:05 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

but it's code 3 fixed. Some VCRs can use it but not all. They have to be able to go into mode 3.

Fiorello
Thursday 11th December 2003
4:35 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

There's a 314 up for auction right now that you can probably get cheap for the 300. Assuming you don't use the tuner, all you need is the most basic Sony B remote you can find - RMT 136, -156 or this -314 will all work just fine (note that of the three, the 314 is the only one without a channel up/down function. The OEM remote for the SL-HF300 is just the basics anyway plus the 14 channel presets - and that inexplicable on/off switch. Also, have a look at this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3063094209&category=15065 . Very similar to the OEM remote for SL-HF2000. It's overkill, but it's cheap.

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 10th December 2003
5:08 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Don't even bother. Sony made a brilliant decision to unify their remote codes. Anything with a symbol, or a code "1" will work. They're on ebay all the time, or try http://www.replacementremotes.com/

Matt
Wednesday 10th December 2003
4:28 am U.K.

macdude443@aol.com

Any ideas on where to find a remote control code for an RCA universal remote, that will control a Sony SL-HF300? Or maybe a website that lists control codes for betamax?

ERIC
Wednesday 10th December 2003
3:23 am U.K.

ALANTON@EARTHLINK.NET

THERE IS A PCM 501 ES PAL/SECOM ON E BAY SELLER NUMBER3064291805 SELLER DRUM PERAL ITS WAS AT UNDER $100.00 LAST I LOOKED

Bobby
Wednesday 10th December 2003
1:26 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Wonder Where Franny Wentzel ...is?

robarry
Wednesday 10th December 2003
12:51 am U.K.

alasbarry.alston@verizon.net

free audio and vedio chat room by verizon

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 9th December 2003
10:54 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Not necessarily. Since PCM is an audio signal the PCM encoder would only be sending a series of 1's and 0's not a video signal tuned for any specific system. The compatability issues would occur if I wanted to play a PCM tape encoded on a PAL machine....

But of course I actually HAVE an SL-T50ME PAL/NTSC/SECAM machine!

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 9th December 2003
10:37 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Olive, not to burst your bubble, but wouldn't it convert the audio into a PAL signal, not an NTSC signal? Wouldn't you lose whatever info was meant for the extra 100 lines? (That is if it can run on US current at all, I have no idea what would happen if you tried to use it at 50 cycles (even properly powered) connected to 60 cycle equipment...

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 9th December 2003
7:40 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

I'd be interested in that spare 501 if it can run on US current.

David Hadaway
Tuesday 9th December 2003
6:58 pm U.K.

dhad0@excite.com

To Eric: The 501 followed the 701, adding error indication lights and OVC control. I have a spare 501....

Brenda Ann
Tuesday 9th December 2003
8:45 am U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Sounds like the capstan is in free run. Maybe the control head is dirty???

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 9th December 2003
6:02 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Duh... I should have known that... Oh well.

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 9th December 2003
5:57 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Most Sony VCRs built after the disasterous SL-8600 play BI speed tapes so SL-HFR 70 should to be able to play BI recorded tapes (and probably BIS tapes as well).

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 9th December 2003
5:33 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

It's possible. If you press play and the results look like they're being Fast Forwarded, then it's likely. If you need to press "Fast Forward" to see a picture then you have deeper problems. Try making a recording and see how that works out.

kim
Tuesday 9th December 2003
5:06 am U.K.

kimidesign@earthlink.net

Sorry... I have no clue about betamax players.:( I just bought a SL-HFR70 betamax player and it only plays my tape on fast forward. The guy I bought it from says it's because I probably put in a tape I and it only plays II & III. Is this true?

Fiorello
Tuesday 9th December 2003
3:59 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

Even funnier on that 4400 is there looks to be an RF cable there too. With Americans averaging probably 5 tvs per household, what else does he need? And yes, even more disturbing is the bid action on that one. Brother.

Eric
Tuesday 9th December 2003
3:49 am U.K.

alanton@earthlink.net

THE SLHT7 SONY I FOUND THE GUY WANTS $575 STARTING THINKS ITS WORTH $1000 THANKS FOR TELLING THAT THE UNIT DOES NOT HAVE A BUILT IN PCM THE OWNER KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE UNIT HE IS TRYING TO SELL LIKE USUAL IT HARD TO GET INFO ON ALMOST 20YEAR OLD DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY I HAVE BEEN WONDERING IF ANY BETA CAME WITH BUILT IN PCM LIKE THE HI 8MM EV 3000 I USED A STAND ALONE PCM 701 ES AND A BETA OR S-VHS IN THE 80S I MISS THE FORMAT ALSO ANYONE KNOW THE DIIFERENCE BETWEEN PCM 501 ES AND THE 701 ES

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 9th December 2003
2:09 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

He has tapes in hand but he has "no way of testing it?!?"

And some mook bid 9 times to get the top bid!

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 9th December 2003
2:06 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

The SL-HF T7 doesn't have a PCM encoder and is really only a middling glorified SL-HF 450 with only a built-in amplifier being it's notable feature. I haven't seen them go on e-bay for much more than a C-note and change. You thinking of selling?

Fiorello
Tuesday 9th December 2003
2:01 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3062916845&category=39830

Honest to God, I don't know what to make of people like this. No way to test??

Eric
Tuesday 9th December 2003
12:48 am U.K.

alanton@earthlink.net

I FOUND A SL HT7 SONY BETA I KIND OF REMEMBER THESE MACHINES IN THE MID 80S I USED BETA FOR PCM RECORDING ,DOES THIS OR OTHER UNITS HAVE PCM BUILT IN .I USED A STAND ALONE PCM MOST OF THE TIME IS A UNIT LIKE THIS WORTH $575 NOW A DAYS WHO DOES SERVICE, OR SELLS TAPES MY TAPES ARE 20 YEARS OLD ITS BEEN A WHILE I MISS THE FORMAT

Sean Meskill
Monday 8th December 2003
9:49 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Nice to see you back, Brenda, this page was missing bright, intelligent people, it's a shame some of them don't post more often. Anyway, I'll open up the box and take the cord out, and I figgure now I'll have to round up some nice, small things to give you since I do have those SCSI cards and so on, so if there's anything you want or need, let me know... I've got lots of goodies but most of them are probably too big... and yes, no matter how messy, I WOULD believe it.

Those loading mechs can be a pain, Sometimes you can get it back in place at one end or the other. A big help is to take a bad or otherwise near-valueless tape and cut out all the top face, and take out the reels to make a dummy jig that you can put in to get the loading mech to operate without poking a forceps (or your fingers) inside the machinery for those little pins and things you need to trip to make it work...

Brenda Ann
Monday 8th December 2003
8:47 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Installed the power supply in the 300 last night.. the machine does now indeed power up, and if I can get a tape into it, it even plays.

One problem left is, somehow the loading mechanism is 'out of sync'. E.G., one side of the mechanism seems to be one cog out from the other side, so it doesn't bring the two sides up (or down) at the same time. I will need to tear it apart and see if I can sync them back up again, then I will have a working 300.

Thanks, Olive, for providing the supply, it was a perfect fit. :)

Brenda Ann
Monday 8th December 2003
8:55 am U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

YAY!!! I finally got a camera for my Sanyo 7300. It's a nice Sony HVC-2800. The tube in it is still in great shape, very bright, crisp and clear. It came in a nice hard case with two high quality microphones, both with adjustable cardiod patterns. :) This thing does killer macros, too. I held it right up to my computer screen and macroed in on an icon, and it was beautiful. :)

Also, Olive, I got that P/S today. I will see if I can get to putting it in the 300 tomorrow, and hopefully I'll have another Hi-Fi deck. Thanks.

Sean,

Never mind about that cord, I tossed out the little TV that I wanted it for, in a frenzy of cleaning (you would not believe how cluttered it had become here, we took out a huge load of junk on Saturday, and have another to go out tomorrow (Tuesday).)

danielcollins
Sunday 7th December 2003
10:28 pm U.K.

danielcollins@punkass.com

hello!i can get any part for any machine on any format ever made ! and depending onthe part i can fit them! if you wish to purchase a part contact me. i am in the u.k. but i can ship to america all i ask is £1 ontop of theprice on a small item and £3 on any large item.many thanksdaniel collins

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 7th December 2003
9:33 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Sorry, but no you definately can't transfer the reels of a Beta tape (and certainly not those of a V2K tape) to another shell for playback in your Samsung. It only converts the various TV broadcast formats (NTSC PAL and SECAM) and not the tape format.

A White
Sunday 7th December 2003
9:01 pm U.K.

collectables@houseofcollectables.freeserve.co.uk

Hi I have a samsung multi standards converter, this may sound dumb and i should know probably as a collector but if i transfer the reels from a beta or v2000 tape and put it into the converter would it play any of them as it automatically finds all formats.Does anyone know whether thisd work as i know the betas run either faster or slower but with this finding them automatic will i have any joy especially with the v2000's

cheers

danielcollins
Sunday 7th December 2003
6:47 pm U.K.

danielcollins@punkass.com

hello!i am willing to do some video repairs for free (it will help me through college)any vhs ,dvd,v2000 and betamax machines. as well as i will take any unwanted machines machine of your hands for some cash (uk only sadly!)fromdaniel collins

Geno Baiamonte
Sunday 7th December 2003
6:20 pm U.K.

Genobai@swbell.net

HI AGAIN! I'm the guy that found the old beta collection in the old house we bought. OK! I have the collection partially organized and here is what I find:

4 - OLD BETA PLAYERS:SONY SUPER BETAMAX SL-300SONY BETAMAX SL-3030TOSHIBA V-9200TSANYO VCR4400

3 - BETA REWINDERSONE BRAND NEW IN BOX

45 - NEW UNOPENED, FACTORY SEALED MOVIESVARIOUS TITLES

80 - USED MOVIES IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOXESVARIOUS TITLES

MANY HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS, OF "DUPED" OR "RECORDED?"MOVIES CATALOGED FROM THE 30'S, 40'S, 50'S TO 90'S

I AM GONNA START LISTING THE TITLES OF THE MOVIES SO I CAN PUT THEM ON EBAY? ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS? I AM NOT A BETA PERSON, SO I KNOW ZERO ABOUT BETA....

THANKS!GENO BAIAMONTE

Carel Kuijer
Sunday 7th December 2003
3:12 pm U.K.

cr_kuijer.xkbd7hytxeq4h3uw642p51c@zend.nu

For sale SL-HF950ES. Shipping worldwide.More information: http://www.marktplaats.nl

Group: Video/camera's/recorders/dvd/accessoires Hoofdmenu SubGroup: Betamax videorecorders/players

Martin
Saturday 6th December 2003
10:32 pm U.K.

martin_e_p@hotmail.com

I can transfer your betamax tapes to VHS or DVD ,I also transfer Philips N1500 and V2000 tapes ,All transfers using top quality equipment ,please email me for more details,Used Betamax tapes wanted with late 1970's early 80's recordings .

John G
Saturday 6th December 2003
8:30 pm U.K.

viacom200@hotmail.com

Hi - just wondering if anyone has an original or copy of the user manual for a Sony SL-8000E VCR?

Am in Australia, but happy to pay copying/postage costs of course.

John

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 6th December 2003
5:24 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

This applies only to NTSC-capable VCRs. PAL and SECAM Betas only ran with one speed (which was fairly close to the NTSC BII speed).

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 6th December 2003
5:22 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Virtually all Sony Beta VCRs (except the SL-8600) will offer BI playback capability including the SL-2400.

nnils
Saturday 6th December 2003
9:22 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

I didn't know about http://www.ebayersthatsuck.com

http://www.courttv.com/news/cow/052103_eposse_ctv.html

Shelley
Saturday 6th December 2003
7:41 am U.K.

hamidswife@yahoo.com

Hello ---Sorry to barge in....can someone tell me if all beta vcr's playback Beta I tapes? Or more particularly if the SL-2400 definitly playsback in Beta I?Would appreciate intelligent answer :-)Shelley

Sean Meskill
Saturday 6th December 2003
3:04 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Well since it cost me nothing, any reasonable trade or token sum will do just fine. You pay shipping but it's not hideously heavy.

Jesse Alonzo
Saturday 6th December 2003
2:57 am U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

I'll be glad to take it off your hands if it's too much trouble....

Sean Meskill
Friday 5th December 2003
11:28 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

That type of thing might be the Audio/CTL head. Take it to a shop and have them clean it, or do it yourself if you know how, but to be honest expensive decks like a 950 really profit from a professional lube and clean.

daniel
Friday 5th December 2003
10:54 pm U.K.

grant.220t@virgin.net

hello:i have a sl-hf950 which will play for 2 seconds (ruffly)can anyone help?as well as does anyone have the original remote for it? i will pay well.

Sean Meskill
Friday 5th December 2003
10:28 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Well the main tape drive is shot beyond help but the secnodary (the one that loads like a car stereo) just needs one belt replaced. Everything else works 100% (It has inputs and you can listen to a CD or even MP3s or whatever you want to plug into it.) except the antennae are gone. You can see a somewhat better example here:

http://pocketcalculatorshow.com/boombox/graphics/lasonic-trc931old.jpg

Jesse Alonzo
Friday 5th December 2003
6:26 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

lemme C a piccy... i forGEt... is it the one with the busted decks?

Sean Meskill
Friday 5th December 2003
5:28 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

More or less except you couldn't take the discs out of the caddy, or at least you weren't supposed to ;) ...I'm pretty sure it's standard CAV. Want one? It'll look great in your stack O' stuff, the color is right, Just so long as you wouldn't balk at having some penisonic stuff... BTW Jesse, still interested in the Lasonic Boombox?

Jesse Alonzo
Friday 5th December 2003
5:04 am U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

EEEEEEEEEEE! LD Caddy!!!!!!

Sean Meskill
Thursday 4th December 2003
10:10 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Yes I've got one of those but I was talking about a player for recordable videodisc. Player only, but it played LDs in big caddies, but I only had one and it was borring. Still got a couple players if anyone's interested.

Madness
Thursday 4th December 2003
9:59 pm U.K.

madness@yourdomainnamehere.com

What type of videodisc? A Selectavision (CED) player? I got one of those, too.

Sean Meskill
Thursday 4th December 2003
9:57 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Yeah, I used to have a strange Videodisk player hooked up to my PC. I didn't have any good disks for it so it went away. Now I've just got the lead out and I can use it to test anything I want to without getting to the back of the Mitsubish which is a pain.

The SL-HF-66 came from a fellow in Canada (remarkably, he didn't get any bids on Ebay). I don't know where he got it. He tried to sell me another SL-HF-600, too, but I've got one. The color is quite nice, in fact it's a little bit marbled in appearance on the top and sides. I never thought I'd own a Japanese Home Market unit, never mind one so immaculate. Anyway, yes, the SL-2700 and 2710 did come in a similar color scheme, which was signified by a "B" after the model number.

Madness
Thursday 4th December 2003
9:50 pm U.K.

madness@yourdomainnamehere.com

Nice page Sean! Where'd you get the SLHF66? I like that black/silver two-tone design. I have an SL-2710 but it's the all-silver one. I thought that also came in the same two-tone design, right?

In other news, I've been dumping video to my PC from Beta to make some VCD's for friends from some of the out-of-print and rarity tapes in my prerecorded collection. Due to its compact size, I connected up the Aiwa AV-70 for this purpose. Guess I could just watch tapes, too, if I wanted. hehe

Bobby
Thursday 4th December 2003
6:32 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Splendid page that you've been workin'.Though took some time to load, maybel ADVANTIS too lazy to have such traffic.Keep up rolling Sean, ....Well....,

Sean Meskill
Thursday 4th December 2003
6:13 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Well I updated my web site to reflect some changes and now everyone can see one picture of the SL-HF-66. http://uk.geocities.com/redoctober7000/Mypage.html

Bobby
Thursday 4th December 2003
3:08 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

EXTREMLY BRAND NEW

SONY VIDEO MATRIX FOR SALE

ONLY 2000U$ (1800Eur)

very suitable for PRO.

Have 1 EURO connector as output line(limited model)

All come up with box/User guide/Remote.

Come on this is only one of a kind.!

Jesse Alonzo
Thursday 4th December 2003
3:05 am U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

lol well my EDamie cost me $171,09 lol!!

Bobby
Thursday 4th December 2003
2:58 am U.K.

bobymc@hothemail.com

What happened to my last post.

Someone mustve dupe too much.

Or something wrong with the server.

exciter980
Thursday 4th December 2003
1:59 am U.K.

andy.martin@sbcglobal.net

How much does an ED-Beta Cam usually cost?

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
7:22 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

I imagine more than one grammer teacher's head has exploded from the horrendous spelling and misuse of words on eBay....

Like the ones whose VCRs won't "except" a tape or the ones that called tapes "cartridges" or even "program discs"...

Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
7:31 am U.K.

minidisc.info@starmedia.com

Hi,

Finally, here! Excused for the delay cause I'm working!Still in stand-by, I make new database with characteristic table and photos all formats. But my computer not still to install antivirus from one month cause CD-RW is slow from hard-disk (I make to modify and to rename sheets and files that are too many long therefore standard Joliet/ISO isn't compatible).

For Olive E ThomasThat remote rubber contact repair page:http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/MainTenance/RmtControler/RMT_Controler_001.htmlAlso photos vcr Sony SL-500ME and Beta Europhon, thank you!

Bye

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
3:22 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

The one that always gets me is when you see cars for sale and they say that the car "needs restored". I'm sorry, but that doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the seller as a reputable individual... Worst is the people who don't go so far as to capitalize "I"... In an exceedingly brief, personal message I suppose this is OK, but in anything to any sort of group or archive or especially an ad, I certainly can't understand bad grammar.

Fiorello
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
2:58 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

At least the the sleazes who steal DI's material are using good stuff. When they block and copy verbal sewage - that just confuses me. How many machines have you seen on eBay that are highly sought after by armatures, armuturs and amatuer? <shakes head>.

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
11:04 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Speaking of plagerism...

They stole another item description from Das's page!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2968561666

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
10:33 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Beat you to this one Sergio! Hee hee!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3063087949

'Europhon' EVR-101 OEM of a Sanyo deck. According to PALsite the German Department store 'Quelle' ordered Betas under their house brand 'Universum'. This must've been another store brand...

buffy tVS
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
10:02 pm U.K.

borednow@fsmail.net

Hi everyone.I was recently clearing out and found an old camcorder which is a betamax one. I'm not familiar with these so if i get any terms wrong i apologise. The model is a Sony Betamovie BMC-200p. I was wondering if any of you could help me and tell me if this is worth keeping, if it would be of any value at all and of any place or site i could find ppl that may be interested in it or if i should just get rid of it. I don't know how popular these things are so if i'm wasting my time i would appreciate it if someone could let me know. Thanks a bunchBtVS

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
9:32 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Been getting those mailer-daemon things myself now... I just hope it doens't last long... So I tried a new email thing... anyone who needs to contact me that bad can ask me, the rest of you should have it...

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
7:44 am U.K.

smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net

Sadly, plagarism is a rampant problem on Ebay... Labguy and DasImperator (of OldVTRS) have had pictures and text ripped off so many times... DasImperator even has a section of his page devoted to the different auctions that have used one particular, unassuming picture of an SL-2000... Yeah I've noticed a lot of VCRGary's stuff tends to be in the roughest of shape it can be in and still operate... but in his favor it does tend to operate!

Fiorello
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
1:11 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3061134395&category=39830

Hmm. When I first looked at this one (just before the auction ended) I thought two things: 1) I bet vcrgary didn't bid on this one because it's not missing a door. Bwa haha. Me so funny. I also thought 2) "that description sounds familiar," distinctive misspellings and weird emphases and all. Guess the author got past this plagiarism long enough to drop a bid in on it.

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 1st December 2003
6:29 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

awwwwwww poor brrrrabyyyy!! LOLOL... I want that little block of a CCD-amie I see!!!!

Olive E Thomas
Monday 1st December 2003
9:15 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Little kid holding upZenith VR-9800 VCR for bid that's probably at least two or three times as old as she is...

http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/00/fb/13/6d_1.JPG

"Everything you see here is included... except the toddler..."

All together now... Awwwwwwwwww!

nnils
Monday 1st December 2003
8:55 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Some remote controls with a little unprotected LED poking out the end are very directional. If yours has to be exactly on-axis, just rub that little LED lens lightly with Brasso or Silvo polish to dull the shine a bit. Now you can use it while drunk and still get the job done, although it cuts the maximum effective distance so you can't change your neighbour's channels on him from across the street anymore.

Sean Meskill
Monday 1st December 2003
7:52 am U.K.

smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net

(Attempts to contain laughter due to lateness of local hour)

But seriously, If you've got an older RCA television or any RCA gear, especially stuff with analog remotes, I've got a couple cautions for you. First off, the silver metal remotes for the colortrak sets are easy to deform (especially the metal part) if you try to take it apart. The metal part comes off easily, yet taking it off serves no purpose and you will NEVER get it back on. I've written up a dis-assembly FAQ for that type of remote, and anyone who wants it should request it, it's only a couple K of text. Secondly, many remotes, RCA especially, and even more so the analog (Pre Digital Command Center) stuff is particularly sensitive to flourescent lamps, especially the full spectrum kind. So if you can't get the remote to register, or the device functions irratically, turn off the flourescent lamp. This is always my first test whenever a remote is failing to behave as expected.

nnils
Monday 1st December 2003
7:21 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

I see I've been using the wrong tool to open delicate plastic cases (and I'm the one with stitches holding my thumb together).

www.replacementremotes.com/images/i-2.jpg

nnils
Monday 1st December 2003
7:14 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Re: Remotes. I thought those black dots on the rubber membrane were not just paint, but carbon-impregnated rubber blobs dropped into the contact areas before rest of the rubber goes into the membrane mold. This is what Sharp, Casio, Canon, Fujitsu and many others seem to use on various keyboards. Typically after a dozen years the conductive dots harden so much that they only contact the single highest point of the gold contact area on the circuit board. It then requires great force to deform the surface of the black dot until it contacts enough of the gold to decrease the electrical resistance to the point where it is recognized as a closed switch. I was unaware of using conductive paint on these black blobs, since death of a keyboard was usually no big deal. But for a discontinued Beta remote this is great news. Thanks.

Matt
Monday 1st December 2003
3:24 am U.K.

macdude443@aol.com

I have a sony SL-7200, w/service manual that the local repair shops refuse to look at. What will happen is: A tape is inserted, and either play or record are pressed, a clunking sound comes from the unit, the buttons pop up, and the standby light comes on. You can depress any of the buttons after this occurs because they will not stay down when pushed. It sounds like a solenoid is causing the error. I had this unit apart before this started happening, I replaced belts, and lubricated the parts. Any sites, or even answers are greatly appreciated.

Olive E Thomas
Monday 1st December 2003
1:12 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yoohoo.com

That remote rubber contact repair page. You'll have to run it by the babelfish...

http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/MainTenance/RmtControler/RMT_Controler_001.html

Olive E Thomas
Monday 1st December 2003
1:05 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yoohoo.com

There's a Japanese page that shows just that method. I suppose it's a workable method if you don't want to pop for the bottle of conductive paint. I'd prefer the conductive paint over the tinfoil method myself.

Bob Kesser
Monday 1st December 2003
12:54 am U.K.

gerbobk@execpc.com

A good fix for that cranky remote is to paste on an aluminum foil tape fitted inside to each rubber button that malfunctions. Found that this to be a cheaper and almost permanent fix when the conductive coating wears off.

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