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Robert Kesser
Thursday 22nd January 2004
5:05 am U.K.

gerbobk@execpc.com

Have two sick SL-HFR-300s. One has the loading mechanism under the drum stuck. The clock on the second lights up but won't accept a tape and no head spins. Am I looking for a new power supply or can I switch one from the locked up model to salvage one? What does the power supply look like and where is it on the board?

A WHITE
Thursday 22nd January 2004
12:48 am U.K.

xtreme@rarevideoz.fsnet.co.uk

Hi all can anyone help me with a instruction manual for a Sony SLHF 950 Pal.I have got right into this beta collecting now had over 6'000 original rare tapes for a few years now collected fanatically and now into collecting the machines Ive a couple of SLO1700 's and now have two of these 950 's but cant for the life of me figure out what the gadgets all do on it.Being as im not so patient can anyone help I'll either buy or swap or whatever.I have a pile of machines coming in and have shifted a few on E-bay(yawn Yawn)Im after USA machines that are pal compatible.I got a multi standard converter and a fella helped me out through this site as i couldnt fathom how to transfer pal to nTSC but can now, so if anyone in the states is after any films that are hard to find over there let me know.Also let me know if anyone can get me a multistandard beta machine that'll work here and play pal tapes, If im asking too much tell me to F**k off, and not too many at once please,haha!Cheers again to a great site for the help AGAIN!

Jeff Kenyon
Wednesday 21st January 2004
8:24 pm U.K.

at649@tcnet.org

Good day everyone. It has been a while since I have posted to this page here, and have had a variety of things go on in life here with regards to a possible move nd finding work, but I am still very interested in the Betamax format. The problem I am having is that I can't seem to find any gear I.E. tapes, recorders ETC. I am currently in the Detroit, Michigan area, and am looking either for a Betamax unit that comes with a camera, or the Betamax machine that used to come in the package with the old Trinitron TV sets, and of course some tapes! If anyone is in this area please E-mail me and let's try and work out a deal here, and thanks in advance.

Phil
Wednesday 21st January 2004
7:48 pm U.K.

xax2112@hotmail.com

sorry, just thought I would add that I am in the UK not the StatesCheers

Phil
Wednesday 21st January 2004
7:44 pm U.K.

xax2112@hotmail.com

I have a sony c6ub Mark 11 in working order for saledoes anyone know what a reasonable price would be for this unit

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 21st January 2004
1:17 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

PS. Bobby.. Stephen Wagner's Beta project page moved to this address...

http://www.sps-wagner.de/projekte.html

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 21st January 2004
1:15 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Ohh the horror! The horror!!!

Das Imperator
Wednesday 21st January 2004
12:43 pm U.K.

dasimperator@almostonline.com

Updated My Betamax Page...

http://uk.geocities.com/dasimperator/My_Betamax_Page.html

See what 'Mongo' did to my poor SL-HFT7...

http://uk.geocities.com/dasimperator/upssux.html

Das Imperator
Wednesday 21st January 2004
9:29 am U.K.

dasimperator@almostonline.com

Note the Sony square-panel speakers I found to go with it and yes that's the T7's RMT-135 remote.

I'm just so happy to finally get a working T7 after so much struggle...

Das Imperator
Wednesday 21st January 2004
9:26 am U.K.

dasimperator@almostonline.com

A nice piccy of my fully restored SL-HFT7

http://members.aol.com/dasimperator/SL-HFT7_outfit.jpg

Das Imperator
Wednesday 21st January 2004
9:06 am U.K.

dasimperator@almostonline.com

I have a near mint RMT-124 that's not doing anything anymore since I've just upgraded to a better Beta. $25 + shipping a fair price? If you can figure out who "AlmostOnLine.com" is you'll have my e-mail address.

By the way the final round of bug checking and parts swapping for my T7 is over and now I have a nearly perfect SuperBetaHiFi. The theater FX weren't working and after chaging the amplifier I looked at the Audio board again and found one wire bus that wasn't connected. That did the trick.

Nothing like listening to the Beta HiFi Demo tape in "Concert Hall" FX. Too bad Sony never licensed technology from Dolby cuz it would've been really usefull on this machine.

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 21st January 2004
3:27 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Then get the closest Sony remote witha "Betamax" or VTR-1 type thing with all the funtions you need. The 124 isn't too complex

Bronxcats
Wednesday 21st January 2004
2:44 am U.K.

rose-dieda@att.net

I did get the remote site, but they did not have the model RMT-124. No one has it.

Jesse Alonzo
Tuesday 20th January 2004
8:58 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

you can't. you have to scroll up to the top and click "Create a New Chat Message." Too bad it's not like mazdaworld.org where you can quote people so they'll know just what the heck you're referring to.

Bronxcats
Tuesday 20th January 2004
5:41 pm U.K.

rose-dieda@att.net

How do you replay to a chat? I see no selection allowing a reply.

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 20th January 2004
4:22 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Replacing one of those isn't too hard. try http://www.replacementremotes.com/ They have lots of remotes for betamax. All American and most Japanese Betamax VCRs used the same remote code. Sony Code Number 1. Lots of modern Sony remotes can handle it. They've got a switch. But the RMT-124 isn't hard to find so you should be able to get a new one.

Bronxcats
Tuesday 20th January 2004
3:34 pm U.K.

rose-dieda@att.net

I am looking for a remote that will replace the RMT-124 for the Sony SL-25 VCR.

Das Imperator
Tuesday 20th January 2004
8:51 am U.K.

dasimperator@aol.fuckyerspam.com

Well I guess I'm now officially a SuperBeta HiFi owner as I was able to Frankenbeta a work SL-HFT7 from this busted one and another one that was also busted.

The guy offered me a full refund of the VCR's price but I decided to be honest and tell him I was able to get something going after all. No sense in blowing Karma points for a few lousy bux.

Now I'm wondering if I should use the "Charcoal" (black) cover parts or the "Mauve" (pink)...

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 20th January 2004
8:48 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3072167419&category=298

Possibly for Japanese Channelization and Multiplexing?

My SL-HF-66 has Japanese Multiplex capabilities that are (Obviously) worthless here... not that you can actually use its tuner, anyway!

Olive E Thomas
Monday 19th January 2004
11:53 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Doesn't UPS sponsor the Special Olympics.

So they can find new employees?

Das Imperator
Monday 19th January 2004
11:41 pm U.K.

dasimperator@aol.fuckyerspam.com

See pix of the poor beast here...

http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/oldvtrs/lst?.dir=/Dead-SL-HFT7-UnbelievableParcelSmashing

Das Imperator
Monday 19th January 2004
10:58 pm U.K.

dasimperator@aol.fuckyerspam.com

Look at what those evil minoins managed to do to this helpless LED light from the HiFi indicator.

http://members.aol.com/dasimperator/led.jpg

Not only was it pulled off the board, the top has been sheared off!

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 19th January 2004
10:09 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

well it's been such a long time since i've been here! LOL well i started school and I'm staying at the dorm... I brought my trusty 300 and the surround processor, and a few L-830s... im all set! lol

Olive E Thomas
Monday 19th January 2004
9:47 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Uhhhhh.... Why the one circus clown?

Das Imperator
Monday 19th January 2004
9:46 pm U.K.

dasimperator@aol.fuckyerspam.com

I've have decided in a moment of clarity that I was to rise up and become the next Hitler and establish total world dominance. When that day arrives I'm going to round up and personally torture and kill every UPS employee and one circus clown.

mike janowski
Monday 19th January 2004
7:23 pm U.K.

mikejaz@comcast.net

Hi all. Nice to see some other Betamax fans out there, although I feel a bit odd posting about my NTSC problems on the BetaPAL site...

Anywho, I have an EDV-9500, Sony's top-o-the-heap ED (Extended Dyanmics)-Beta player. It's a beautiful machine, with a massive metal chassis, huge motors which shuttle the tape smoothly and quietly, and fantastic playback quality when using metal tapes (I use used BetacamSP tapes I get from the post houses I work at; perfectly compatible and much more robust than consumer ED stock...)

However, all is not perfect in Beta-land. My baby broke one of its heads, and I need to get it replaced. No problem...head assemblies are still available, and my guy knows where; but without a maintenence manual, he's shooting in the dark as far as alignment goes. Thus, while the head assembly will cost me a (reasonable) US$300, the manpower to align it is estimated at more than double that. OUCH! Now, if I had the maintenance manual, thing would be a lot simpler; and simple=cheap.

Any help in obtaining one of these EDV-9500/ 9300 manuals would be greatly appreciated...NTSC, of course!

Bobby
Monday 19th January 2004
5:38 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

http://home.t-online.de/home/340054418855-0001/Betamax/homepage.html#3000

one Beta page Retired

Andy W.
Sunday 18th January 2004
9:35 pm U.K.

vespanidus@aol.com

To R. Howell with the SL-HF1000: Superbeta recording does not require a PRO-X tape. PRO-X tape is NOT a metal tape. NEVER play a Betacam SP or other metal tape in any machine other than an ED-Beta. It will cause mucho video head wear.P.S. Bought a copy of AC/DC's 1985 video "Fly On The Wall" on Beta on Ebay the other day. I've been looking for a copy of that video ever since I bought a copy of the album (on audiocassette)about a year ago and saw it advertised in the album insert card.

nig
Sunday 18th January 2004
8:11 pm U.K.

laylar87@hotmail.com

WANTED Episodes of 'the A-Team' recorded from ITV in the 1980s. please email methanks

Sean Meskill
Sunday 18th January 2004
6:07 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

If only you could find a monitor with more than just a display tube...

nnils
Saturday 17th January 2004
9:21 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Remember those motherboards with on-board sound routed thru a vacuum tube? http://english.aopen.com.tw/tech/techinside/images/tubepix.JPG Found just the right microphone to plug into its mic input... yep, with a vacuum tube inside the microphone!

http://www.apexelectronics.com/products.asp?cat=2&id=74

Felix Grieder
Friday 16th January 2004
11:50 am U.K.

felix.grieder@intergga.ch

For Gary Haddow re : C7 ProblemsPlease look into http://www.sps-wagner.de. for repair instruction.I had the same problems with some C7 and C5 and with help of Stephan Wagner all machines are working now.Best regards,Felix Grieder

nnils
Friday 16th January 2004
8:14 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Forget making big money selling industrial Betas. It seems the real profit is in the cable to connect to those BNC video jacks. http://www.premiumproductions.com/category93_2.htm

Olive E Thomas
Friday 16th January 2004
4:02 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Another eBay rarity SL-S510 "SuperBetamax Mark II" currently at $59 USD

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3072186904

Bobby
Thursday 15th January 2004
10:01 pm U.K.

bobymc@hothemail.com

http://www.tokiya.jp/page140.html

The exact price of this deck would be

1773.5849056603773584905660377358

USD,Faboulous..

nnils
Thursday 15th January 2004
6:37 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

World TV standards map http://www.reelav.com/images/tv.gif

World DVD regions map http://www.reelav.com/images/regions.gif

Bobby
Thursday 15th January 2004
3:34 am U.K.

bobymc@hothemail.com

Wonder if someone has Asia Carrera play with him.......hahahaha

Bobby
Thursday 15th January 2004
3:31 am U.K.

bobymc@hothemail.com

Olive::I knew TT Boy long time ago........wupss........only by movie of course.......heuheuheue

Bobby
Thursday 15th January 2004
3:22 am U.K.

bobymc@hothemail.com

Just cut the nag and get ready to Burn the DVD from any formats, OK?

http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelList?storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&catGroupId=11058

heuheuheuheuheuehue

Gary Haddow
Wednesday 14th January 2004
11:49 pm U.K.

gary@haddow2584.freeserve.co.uk

I have two Sony C7s both have the same fault and i am looking for someone with experience of these machines.The problem is on the servo circuits as there is no servo lock.(Horozantal line rolling from bottom to top of screen with wow on sound.This seems to be a common problem on these machines.If someone has experience of repairing this fault i would be grateful if you could email me with advice.I am an electrical engineer so access to components,tools etc not a problem.Many thanks!

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 14th January 2004
1:15 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Since DVD came out years after Sony designed the last Betamax machines there is no all-in-one device to transfer Beta tapes to DVD. You can just as easily hook a Betamax to a DVD recorder as you could any other VCR and indeed transfering to VHS first is a bad idea because not only do you lose a video generation but with every pass of an older video tape, there's the chance of losing more and more data.

Most professional Video transfer places will have a Betamax VCR for DVD transfering if you don't want to go through the hassle of doing it yourself.

roland collins
Tuesday 13th January 2004
9:30 pm U.K.

rec67@yahoo.com

I have three betamax players and several hundred tapes. the players are sanyo top loading types and two work great. One eats tapes. I am looking for people that want to buy the players solo or package. i am also selling the tapes. all the tapes work or at leasst all that I have tried for that matter. Please email me if there is a tape that you're looking for!

scott
Tuesday 13th January 2004
9:26 pm U.K.

beemrrr@aol.com

I am in dire need to get old beta tapes transferred to DVD. Is there a machine out there that can do this or do I need to transfer to VHS first?

Edward the 4th
Tuesday 13th January 2004
1:13 pm U.K.

cowboybebop1998@hotmail.com

I would like to take this time to say hello to all of my betamax chat friends. I just finished finals and the were a pain, but I'm glad to see that the support is still there for the beta army... Viva La Revoloution!

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 13th January 2004
12:25 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Then that would probably make me Lizzie Dean the girl who liked to 'smoke' sausages...

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 13th January 2004
8:16 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

To get something remotely close to back on topic, I remember once seeing someone post here a link to an Ebay auction of a Beta copy of "Deep Throat", and it had a unique cassette shell design, featuring no window whatsoever and a big label on the front. I've seen similar shells on cheapie VHS promotional tapes for excercise equipment and stuff, but has anyone seen the beta ones on other serious productions?

I always heard it that you got your porn name from your middle name and your street name. I'd end up "Michael Lawrence" but in my town there's a street named "Blades", So SOMEONE would luck out in that department.

Bobby
Tuesday 13th January 2004
6:39 am U.K.

bobymc@howtomail.com

TT Boy?????????????????

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 13th January 2004
5:47 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

I got "Bambi Amore" (from Olive Elizabeth Thomas) "Daisy Day" (from Olive E Thomas) or "Muffy Canyon" (Olive Thomas)

But if I ever went porn I'd probably want to use "Torri Canyon" just to see if anyone gets the arcane reference to the supertanker of the same name that foundered in the late 60s/early 70s

Homer
Tuesday 13th January 2004
4:40 am U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

As we discuss great performers of the Seventh Art, try this link for a good laugh... http://www.MyPornName.com

JSP
Tuesday 13th January 2004
2:55 am U.K.

jpuzder@aol.com

What stores in Northern Va convert beta max tapes to DVD and waht is the cost

Sean Meskill
Monday 12th January 2004
4:49 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Or roofers...

Olive E Thomas
Monday 12th January 2004
2:35 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Not to mention lawn care services...

Sean Meskill
Monday 12th January 2004
1:01 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

I don't know. I suppose they must. I've heard of people living in appartments getting calls for vynal siding...

Olive E Thomas
Monday 12th January 2004
12:20 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Do you suppose TT Boy, Ron Jeremy and Jeff Stryker get those e-mails a lot?

Sean Meskill
Sunday 11th January 2004
7:06 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

I was going to say something about how John Holmes must get those emails too, but he's dead. It's a real riot, still, because you just know that somewhere there's someone who definitely doens't need those emails, and he gets 'em.

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 11th January 2004
4:41 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Damn! I get tons of those penis cream thingies! You would think an "Olive" in the e-mail address would sorta tip them off or something...

Uh huh huh huh huh... 'tip'....

wayne wendelsdorf
Saturday 10th January 2004
11:35 pm U.K.

wcw401@earthlink.net

ATT SEAN MESKILL I tried to e-mail but message came back.You are correct it is a VHS VCR.Seller got in a rel snit when they got my offer to let them relist. see the following This auction is for exactly what it states it is for - Sony SLV-585HF HIFI VCR w/Remote. There is nothing in that title or description that says anything about a Beta. Please take care of payment as soon as possible since it is already 4 days old and becomes past due in 7. The full description was in the listing and you placed your bid so you are responsible for paying for the win as well. DON'T GET IN A SNIT ABOUT IT,I HAVE ALREADY SAID I WOULD HONER MY BID.PAYMENT HAS BEEN IN THE MAIL FOR THREE DAYS MY CHECK FOR 48.60 NUMBER 3229.I ONLY HOPE IT WORKS AS GOOD AS YOU SAY IT DOES.BY THE WAY WHERE DOES IT SAY IT IS VHS?I STATED IN MY LAST E-MAIL THAT IT WAS MY FAULT AS ANY TIME I SEE SONY VCR I THINK BETA. ALL THIS OVER 36 BUCKSREGARDS WAYNE

daniel
Saturday 10th January 2004
9:18 pm U.K.

grant.collins1@ntlworld.com

wantedcopies of tommors world 1970-1985 on video cassete will pay up to £10

david haylock
Friday 9th January 2004
8:23 pm U.K.

dhaylock@aol.com

WANT TO BUY PAL BETAMAX MACHINE...preferably one that works...call 800. 772.1111 24/7 thanks

Olive E Thomas
Friday 9th January 2004
2:42 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Another rare piece of Beta badge-engineering....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3070598034

"Rank" brand Beta VCR, OEM'd by Toshiba...

Olive E Thomas
Friday 9th January 2004
2:09 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Only saw two SLV-585s on eBay so if you paid $32 bux you did all right for a VHS deck. $50 bux and you probably could've bought a new Panasonic HiFi for only a few dollars more if on sale.

If you won this thinking you were getting a Beta machine you pretty much got probed Roswell-style....

Sean Meskill
Friday 9th January 2004
1:39 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Wayne, that model number sounds suspisciously like a Sony VHS HiFi deck. They did make some nice ones so if the price is right you might spring for it anyway, but dont' get fleeced on a VHS machine when what you really want is a Beta. Betamax decks will be have the SL or SLO, EDV, or GCS prefixes. Console televisions with Betamax (Only one was released in the US, more in Japan) will have the TV prefix, which will probably be LV. The US model was LV-1901. A Japanese example would be the KV-27V1.

nnils
Friday 9th January 2004
1:00 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

That blue Sears portable Beta player contains a modular AC power supply same shape & size as an NP-1. You can swap it into other NP-1 machines. The porta-player was engineered down from the deck half of a Sanyo 2-piece. It even has the 10-pin socket below the RF out, but no separate video-out or audio-out RCA jacks. There's one in my basement that needs belts.

wayne wendelsdorf
Friday 9th January 2004
12:28 am U.K.

wcw401@earthlink.net

Has any body information on the following SONY BETA VCR

SLV585 HF HIFI VCR I have been trying to get back into BETA. I have just bought this on e-bay,seller says all features work.However that is what the last sellers have told me each of the last 2 had something wrong that prevented the player from working.

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 8th January 2004
10:47 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

A very rare Beta-bird...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3070580229

Sears 30803 player unit. Very similar to the Rent-a-Beta units...

Jan Pedersen
Thursday 8th January 2004
6:23 am U.K.

bcc16571@vip.cybercity.dk

I dont think the DVD læser are dirty. maby 9 out off 10 the DVDlæser are not visible when you take the cover off. sure a audiocdplayer could be dirty on the læser! one little story!! on Ebay in Germany a Sony sl-hf950 15years old but never used sold for EURO 1765.- or about $2300.- comparethat amount to maby, 15 hi-fi whs or 30 dvd players or 5 dvd recorder. my conclusion are: somthings very very wrong about todays consumerelectronic.I have repaieret vcr and tv for 20 years or so but!make my own homepage about betamax i can not hmm help please. nice homepage you have Sean, all for now

Sean Meskill
Thursday 8th January 2004
5:59 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Close enough. The strategic application of a force to the outside case. When it comes right down to it, you're whacking it; not by the force of your hand against it but by gravity's pull of it down towards the earth and some suitable hard surface. It's just a laugh.

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 8th January 2004
5:47 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Actually the official Apple service bulletin recommendation was to drop the Apple III from a proscribed height (about an inch or so) onto work bench.

Sean Meskill
Thursday 8th January 2004
5:33 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Ah yes, the time-tested art of percussive maintenance (Sadly, there exists at least one recent case of this being the official way to deal with a problem, notably bad chip seating the the Apple /// computer...) If the Laser lens is readily accessible when the thing is open, it's not to hard to clean and all it costs is a q-tip and perhaps an ml of rubbing alchohol. Beyond that it's really not worth it unless it's a really snazzy high-end DVD player that you paid a LOT for. (we're forgetting about region-free players that are hard to come by...)

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 8th January 2004
4:56 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Take opened hand aim towards side of cabinet and apply repeated blows to said side...

Jan Pedersen
Thursday 8th January 2004
2:05 am U.K.

bcc16571@vip.cybercity.dk

Maby someone out there have information about sl-hf-1000P beta (PAL-UNIT)?I been told there only was made about 1000 units of this models.and Olive what meens WHACK! ?

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 8th January 2004
12:49 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

And if that doesn't work check to see if the laser lens is dirty. Or if the little spindle holding the disc has worked itself out of height alignment. Had a CD player that had read problems because the spindle was holding the CD too high above the laser.

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 8th January 2004
12:45 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Realign a DVD head? Sounds like a job the old percussive appliance maintainance technique....

WHACK! WHACK! WHACK! WHACK! WHACK!

Jan Pedersen
Wednesday 7th January 2004
8:19 pm U.K.

bcc16571@vip.cybercity.dk

Re-align a DVD head?? Open a DVD player for Repaier ?? ha ha NEVERjust thrown it away. buy a new crappy non quality consumer DVDsad its go that way, but a options are? buy a high end Beta and you have aquality consumer recorder and player.even a whs you can not buy one in a goodquality anymore. just look at the cosmetic layout off new DVD and VHS unitshmm its so bad so i dont want to have this new DVD or VHS at my home at all.just my opionsRegards Beta friendsJan H.Pedersen

elegos
Wednesday 7th January 2004
5:40 pm U.K.

Fredwjr@hotmail.com

Does anyone know how to reset or re-align a DVD head. I have two dvd players both are having some type of advance read problem and I'd rather not spen $75 to fix since I could buy one for about the same.

Christian
Tuesday 6th January 2004
8:52 pm U.K.

christian.salamin@netplus.ch

Hi!I'm searching for a videorecorder betamax and another video8, both Pal system, working good and with price not too high!!!I'only wish to transfert my own betamax and V8 tapes (more than thounsand's!)to DVD...If someone could help me thank's a lot...

Bob Martin
Tuesday 6th January 2004
8:09 am U.K.

martinbobin@juno.com

Hey.... everyone.... looking for owners manuals fo Sony Beta vcrs??? It's as easy as going to Sony's website..They have all models available for $5.00 a copy....Now these are copies Sony made of the original manuals...It will take some time to find them on their complex website..Good Luck....

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 6th January 2004
6:06 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Look's like someone is selling Das's VCR again!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3070155324

http://uk.geocities.com/dasimperator/My_Betamax_page_pix/my_sl-2000_vcr.jpg

Also snagged a piccy from Betainfoguide

Roderick
Tuesday 6th January 2004
3:47 am U.K.

rod3456erick234@stage394safety43.com

Would anybody have a manual for a Johnichi Torque Gauge? It is pretty basic but I am just curious what the different colours mean.

Roderick

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 6th January 2004
12:46 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

If you ever wonder why the dealers want such rediculous prices for Betas check the bid history on this abosolutely nonfunctional (we guarantee it's DOA or your money back) SL-HF 750 that went to 1ziggi1 for $167 bux!!! When you buy from a dealer you're also paying for all the duds he bought to Frankenbeta the dodgy machine he sold you....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3068815095

Even The Snail himself snapped at this a couple times...

Richard Herbert
Monday 5th January 2004
2:30 pm U.K.

misterherbert@yahoo.com

I have just been recommended this web-site and as I am currently in theprocess of selling a SONY KX27PS1 (PROFEEL) VIDEO MONITOR , I thoughtperhaps I should let you know too.

The item can be found at ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2777431721&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:UK:1

or alternately you can contact me on

misterherbert@yahoo.com

Hopefully someone can make use of it?

Cheers.

Olive E Thomas
Monday 5th January 2004
2:02 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

You have my sympathies. Been fighting what seems like Stephen King's "The Stand" virus since the tenth of December or so. Feels like someone wrapped a giant band clamp around me from all the coughing...

A White
Monday 5th January 2004
12:14 am U.K.

collectables@houseofcollectables.freeserve.co.uk

WHAT A DI*K...I MEAN ABOVE SORRY....YES IM A THICK BRIT...

A White
Monday 5th January 2004
12:13 am U.K.

collectables@houseofcollectables.freeserve.co.uk

THE MESSAGE BELOW SHOULD HAVE SAID £5 FIVE U.K. POUNDS NOT 35 ITS 12.19 AFTER MIDNIGHT KNACKERED AND FULL OF THE FLU...

A White
Monday 5th January 2004
12:12 am U.K.

collectables@houseofcollectables.freeserve.co.uk

Olive thanks for the listing of NTSC/Pal machines as always the site comes up trumps in info, i have been flooded with machines after advertising at a auction.I have a spare, well not a spare but I am going to part with a Sony SLO1700 what kind of price would anyone suggest selling it for, might be silly asking in here but what do you reckon, honestly, dont say 35 and i'll have it.cheers again

Stephan Wagner
Sunday 4th January 2004
10:47 pm U.K.

sps.wagner@t-online.de

Hello Olive,the SL-F1 reached a good price. That is nearly normal in Germany, because there were only few models. The best are SL-C7E, SL-F1E, SL-C9 and SL-HF950ES. Translate with tool, my English are not good.Greeting

Dan Bell
Sunday 4th January 2004
10:09 pm U.K.

office@clcwest.co.nz

just found out what the difference is! Doh!man i'm dumb.

thanks

terrell
Sunday 4th January 2004
10:05 pm U.K.

terrell@terrell.cjb.net

hey people whats up.

Dan Bell
Sunday 4th January 2004
9:48 pm U.K.

office@clcwest.co.nz

hi folks,

A shop in the U.S asked me if i want pal or ntsc version for some videos i'm ordering.I have no idea what the difference is and which version i should have. I live in New Zealand.Thanks for your help?

Martin
Saturday 3rd January 2004
10:28 pm U.K.

martin_e_p@hotmail.com

WANTED on Betamax or Philips N1500/N1700 /VHS :TISWAS /OTT episodes and childrens BBC Programs from 1978 to 1983 Play School,Blue Peter,Jackanory etc...,please email me with details .Thanks.

daniel
Saturday 3rd January 2004
12:11 pm U.K.

grant.collins1@ntlworld.com

emergency!! i need to borrow a beta cleaning tape for 1 day! you must be in the uk.please help before my heads wear out email me with news!fromabba boy

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 3rd January 2004
6:33 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

What's wrong with that Betavision? If it's a belt or idler problem there's a place online that sells tuneup kits for it, if your Sears was a Sanyo OEM.

http://www.iglou.com/studiosound/betatune.htm

fernando ruiz
Friday 2nd January 2004
11:19 pm U.K.

ferrui@msn.com

I live in Palm Beach county,Florida & I need some help. I have a "Betavision" which I boughtbought at Sears, it's app.20 yrs. old & I was wondering if someone knows where it can be repair. I have over 300 tapes that I would to change to vcr or dvd. Maybe someone know where I can buy a used beta, if anyone know I would like to thank you in advance.

daniel
Friday 2nd January 2004
10:57 pm U.K.

grant.collins1@ntlworld.com

wanted:any 1500 and 1700 machines working or not.please help

daniel
Friday 2nd January 2004
10:46 pm U.K.

grant.collins1@ntlworld.com

helloi have STEREO sanyo vtc9300 with orignal linear stereo heads for sale included is a adaptor cable for video in and out and audio in and out. i am asking £120 ono collection from kent,england or can send via parcelforce.i accept cheques paypal and nochex contact for pictures and more info.many thanks

Olive E Thomas
Friday 2nd January 2004
10:44 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Here's an SL-T50ME multisystem on the block for a $100 start bid

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3069456746

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 1st January 2004
11:17 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

PAL-site has a comprehensive model listing of virtually all Sony PAL Betas at http://www.palsite.com/models.html

Sony never marketed PAL machines to the US with the exception of multisystem units (which were primarily marketed to the Middle East - hence their "ME" suffix). Any PAL VCRs in the US are there as a result of someone bringing one in from Europe.

Multi-system models that handle NTSC PAL & SECAM include; the SL-T7ME, SL-T9ME, SL-T30ME. SL-T50ME, SL-T500ME, SL-T700ME & SL-T700ME MKII and the SL-T800ME

A White
Thursday 1st January 2004
9:54 pm U.K.

xtreme@rarevideoz.fsnet.co.uk

This site got me into newer pastures I have been a mad keen video collector for years but only rare and deleted stuff and originals only, ive over 6'000 original rarities and have two SLO1700 's and a couple of 950 's and a few other machines, im getting fanatical with the machines now so two things.

CAN ANYONE LIST ME THE MACHINES I CAN GET FROM THE STATES THAT PLAY PAL TAPES, IM OK WITH MULTISTANDARDS TOO.

And is anyone out there willing to supply me with beta machines from the states Im into E-bay and have fired out stacks of e-mails so expect a good source now.I need Pal though as i have a couple of NTSC's but multis are ok.Cheers for any help in the past the sites amazing I'll hopefully be doing a mag or book soon and the sites gonna be a big mention in therecheers again.

Bobby
Thursday 1st January 2004
4:19 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Olive, Sean, Brenda,Jesse,Andy, Madness,Francess (if you're still here) ,N others

Happy Prosperous New Year 2k4.

huehueueeuheu................

http://www.tokiya.jp/page140.html

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 1st January 2004
2:09 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Cool NEC 505 clone of a Sony Beta VCR on Yahoo Japan Auctions

http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e33333784

More interesting Betas....

http://list3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/23912-category-leaf.html?apg=1&f=&s1=end&o1=d&alocale=0jp&mode=0

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