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nnils
Tuesday 24th February 2004
8:17 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Y'mean that's just a sticker? I thought they found the fabled Beta-to-VHS converter.

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 24th February 2004
6:17 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

some silly git plastered a "VHS" sticker on it for no good reason. Either that or it's got the DTs...

Brenda Ann
Tuesday 24th February 2004
6:12 am U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

What's wrong with that poor C5? ? :)

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 24th February 2004
3:51 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Get it off me! Get it off me!!!

http://static.marktplaats.nl/fotos/video/betamaxrecorders/1103.jpg

Scott
Monday 23rd February 2004
11:44 pm U.K.

gonzolawster@collegeclub.com

I have a Sony Betamax SL-2300 for sale, if anyone is interested. It was purchased new in 1984 and has been stored for the last 17 years in the original box/wrap. Worked perfect when it went into storage. I no longer have any beta tapes, so can't check it out for you now. It still looks pretty darn good & see no reason why it shouldn't fire right up.... -->Scott

email: gonzolawster@collegeclub.com

Dazza
Monday 23rd February 2004
8:19 am U.K.

daz.jo@paradise.net.nz

Hi my name Darrell and i was wondering if any one there could help me with a manual for a :sony edv 9500

possibly a scaned one so that it could be email to

me as the edv-9500 is the same as the edv-9000

the difference as far as i can tell is just sold in different countrys, any help would be very helpful and any links that you could help me with...(operators manual)

Yours sincerely Darrell

Olive E Thomas
Monday 23rd February 2004
1:52 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Flea markets thrift stores and often electronics repair places will sometimes have a pot luck bin of old remotes to paw through. Worht a look...

ceebee
Monday 23rd February 2004
12:45 am U.K.

ceebee23@yahoo.com.au

I have just purchased a Toshiba v8600a in immaculate condition through eBay. Barely mark on the case and it plays, records and FF and rewinds with as new quality.

It is such a joy to have a true 4 head Beta with excellent slow motion and still frame capability and of course it has BNR and tape indexing "Quick Select".

I purchased one of these new in 1982 only to have it stolen a year later ...it was wonderful to find one after 20 years of searching ...now all I need to to now is track down a remote control for it...anyone got any suggestions?

daniel
Sunday 22nd February 2004
9:39 am U.K.

danielcollins@punkass.com

for sale slc5, slc6 and a stereo vtc9300 £100 for the lot 2 working.

Dazza
Sunday 22nd February 2004
7:37 am U.K.

daz.jo@paradise.net.nz

Hi there i was wondering if any one there has a owners manual for (sony edv 9000 )englishAnd if is in electrnic for i.e pdf etc

Andy W.
Sunday 22nd February 2004
5:27 am U.K.

vespanidus@aol.com

Check out my revised homepage at http://www.angelfire.com/mech/stoughtonpistonheadsYou can link to my Betamax page as well as to my wasp nest photos page from there.Myself and a couple of my buddies set up this page to showcase our hobbies. Check back every now and then for updates.In other news, my Betamax copy of AC/DC's 1985 Fly On The Wall video came recently. It's a pretty cool video if you're an AC/DC fan. One of the few videos they made that was not a concert DVD. Check out my review of it at http://www.epinions.com . Go to the "movies" tab and type in "Fly On The Wall" in the search window.

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 22nd February 2004
4:37 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Finished compiling the list of Orion Blue Book prices for Beta VCRs

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/Orion_Blue_Book_Reports/

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 22nd February 2004
3:05 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

If you want to look up the official US Blue Book retail values for Beta VCRs go here...

http://www.usedprice.com/retail/lookupallnew.asp?table=Bookvid&bookname=Video+and+Television&manuf=manufvid&type=typevid&field1=F-stop&field2=Lens/Screen&field3=0&associateid=1403&lookuplevel=1

Select Sony (or Sanyo) and do seaches for the model number you want or just do the prefixes (one prefix per search) ED, EDV, SL, SL-HF,SLO, SLP and BMC work for Sony - VCR and VRC for Sanyo etc...

You have to give them an email address to send the price quote to. It's free but I bet you get an @$$load of spam so you might want to set up a disposable email account like I've done.

If you can wait a day I'll have a list of all the Sony Beta prices ready and posted to a webpage.

They have most of the North American models listed and all the US Betamovies...

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 22nd February 2004
1:15 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

It's so fun to catch a seller on eBay in a lie...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2989374821

"Sony SLO-323 Betamax pro/commercial video cassette recorder. This unit retail for $1995, Orion blue book is $429 used."

Bet he didn't think anyone would go and check...

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Official Orion Blue Book Report.╩╩╩╩Video╩╩VCRBETA Saturday, February 21, 2004 SONY SLO- 323MD MEDICAL APPLICATIONS Retail BEST $80 Retail BETTER $65 Retail FAIR-Good $50

Boby
Saturday 21st February 2004
5:48 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Supposed someone can access;

http://www.indypic.com/main/betamax_timebomb.htm

Boby
Saturday 21st February 2004
9:04 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

If U had a computer equiped with a VGA that has ICH2 capabilities, You can produce AVI files, suitable for editing.This is the Cheapest way to convert Beta movie/VHS/MiniDV/V8 into VCD/SVCD/DVD/MPG4..

Boby
Saturday 21st February 2004
8:49 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

eee Use MPG2 with variable bitrate to compress U'r BIII movie...heuheuheuehu

Madness
Saturday 21st February 2004
7:15 am U.K.

madness@damnthespam.somethingorother.com

I can do that right now w/ my computer. I'm equipped w/ a capture card & a dvd burner. Plug a beta deck directly in and dump video to my hard disk then make vcd's, svcd's or a dvd (whatever strikes my fancy). I've done quite a bit, in fact, from my beta collection for friends.

Boby
Saturday 21st February 2004
4:24 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Hi Folks....if you need a DVD recorder...store your favorites movie...etc

I might say this is the stuff that'll make U stuff..

http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?displayTab=F&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=65165&catGroupId=11058&modelNo=DMR-E100HS&surfModel=DMR-E100HS

Robert Nachman
Friday 20th February 2004
8:43 pm U.K.

pops@paigefile.com

I have one recorded beta tape that has old, old, home movies on it that I would like to have converted to either vhs or dvd. I live in Maryland US. Can anyone help? thanx!

James Stephenson
Friday 20th February 2004
2:41 pm U.K.

ssnjimb@aol.com

Hi

two items for sale both need new heads a minor job for an enthusiast

1. Sanyo VTC 5150 Betacord2. Sony SLC 6UB

Both in excellant costmetic condtionBoth in mechanical excellant condition

All they need is new heads the sanyo has been serviced except the heads

The sanyo is £35The sony is £35

Postage extra after i have got a quoteEmail me for details

Both tested

new blank tapes available £2.50 each

RegardsJ D G Stephenson

Brenda Ann
Thursday 19th February 2004
9:16 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Hi folks.

I'm selling off everything. Here's what I have and what I'll take for it. I'm offering it here before putting it up on ebay (don't want to put it there if I don't have to)

New L-750 tapes, around 100 available, $1.50 each plus postage

Sanyo VCR-7300 portable Beta Hi-Fi machine with Sony camera and new battery $150 plus shipping.

Two Betamovie camcorders with good batteries $30 each plus shipping.

The e-mail is good, drop a line if interested.

Take care, all, and stay well.

Markus Carcus
Thursday 19th February 2004
4:17 pm U.K.

carcus95@yahoo.co.uk

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3078433747

Markus Carcus
Thursday 19th February 2004
4:11 pm U.K.

carcus95@yahoo.co.uk

Hi All Beta Fans, I used to repair Sony, Sanyo & Toshiba Betamax VCR's during the early to mid 1980's for a main dealer. I can get some new spare parts still but only a limited amount available now, mainly Sony but some Sanyo. I'm also looking for a model equivelent list between European & US models. Can anyone help?

aussie_dave
Thursday 19th February 2004
10:58 am U.K.

drcr@iinet.net.au

SL-C9 for sale in AUstralia, for parts or repair. please have a look :)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3079462603

nnils
Thursday 19th February 2004
2:01 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

James, check ebay.ca for betas located nearby. That way you can see before you bid.

http://electronics.listings.ebay.ca/VCRs_Beta_W0QQloglZ0QQlotrZ1QQsacategoryZ39830QQsocmdZListingItemListQQsocolumnlayoutZ3

Joe
Thursday 19th February 2004
1:47 am U.K.

blackbeltjones86@hotmail.com

Hi! Anyone know how much a National NV-3030E 1/2" B&W VTR in suprisingly good condition would be worth? I can't seem to find any on ebay to compare...

James
Wednesday 18th February 2004
5:26 am U.K.

james-m-alexander@rogers.com

Hi there,I'm in canada and lookin to replace my slightly worn beta machine (sanyo vcr-4670) which no longer records nor do the video outs work. I'd prefer to get something in stereo with cable ready tuner. Super beta format would be a fantabulous bonus if I cound find one.thanksJames

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 18th February 2004
3:37 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

No Bobby, he's looking for those manuals

Easy way to get the Babelfish to translate a page is to add

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=

to the beginning of a page address. you don't have to go through the altavista front door...

Fiorello
Wednesday 18th February 2004
2:34 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

It bears periodic repeating - watch out for this crook - this is what can happen if you bid early on the wrong auction. This guy got ripped off for over fifty bucks by shill bidding:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39830&item=3077382234

This seller is notorious for shill bidding, using four names. He even bids up nintendo stuff for kids. You place a bid, and he uses one of three names (dirtbikess, willijames or vintage-motorbikes) to enter creeping bids to test the max.

Go ahead - check out the items the guy who bid up this auction has also bid on (and the bidding pattern too) - guess who the seller is every time?

Don't bother telling eBay - they don't care.

Bobby
Wednesday 18th February 2004
12:37 am U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Well Olive ,aint have Beta page but got one Computer stuff wich I intend to put few Beta page.Been to Japs page mostly anyhow there's only 1 page shows real good BETA.I'll email ya soon._______________________________________________________________________________This guy give manuals....?

http://www.edinet.ne.jp/~gakuchi/Manuals/sony.html

paul
Tuesday 17th February 2004
5:21 pm U.K.

paul@sirensound.com

Betamax buffs, has anyone connected a black burst signal to a betamax playback machine, say a C9, an F1 etc, and managed to sync the machine to an external clock for playback?Let me know, Cheers

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 17th February 2004
12:32 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

You haven't found this one yet Bobby?

http://member.nifty.ne.jp/IBU/ht02.htm

Wish we could see YOUR page of video goodies...

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 17th February 2004
10:26 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Don't forget our favorite...

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/siryo/photo/ bmc100. mov

Betamie!

nnils
Tuesday 17th February 2004
7:55 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Another favorite. You can move the image 360 degrees by pushing the mouse to the side and clicking (same for the BMC -3000 link above). http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/siryo/photo/gcs1.mov

nnils
Tuesday 17th February 2004
7:48 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Found this while exploring off Bobby's links...

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/siryo/photo/bmc3000.mov

I'd smile too. http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/9000/9000move.jpg

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 17th February 2004
5:12 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

To Travis check with Richard Diehl owner of Labguy's World, a site dedicated to vintage VTRs like the one you're looking for...

http://www.labguysworld.com/

In the end you'll most likely have to search eBay for one....

And this weeks 'flagrant foul' award...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3078906510

Item piccy and description cribbed directly from PALsite!

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 17th February 2004
4:12 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

He's an Ebay Nazi and a scam artist. He wants the high feedback so he can demand very, very high prices. So he strongarms people into it, probably because they paid too much and wouldn't feel like leaving it otherwise.

Fiorello
Tuesday 17th February 2004
3:20 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3077489432&category=39830

This guy is a joke. He says no returns, no refunds, no warranty, as-is, then insists that you leave feedback first as part of his conditions in order to give him a chance to "rectify" any problems.

Hunh? How?

Boby
Tuesday 17th February 2004
3:08 am U.K.

boby@icqmail.com

Since there's much of interest in C7, have a look of what I got here;

http://www.saitosite.com/av/av9912/slj9.html

Boby
Tuesday 17th February 2004
3:03 am U.K.

boby@icqmail.com

Since there so much interest in C7, have a look what I got here;

http://www.saitosite.com/av/av9912/slj9.html

albert dyck
Tuesday 17th February 2004
12:37 am U.K.

big_snake26@hotmail.com

hey any ladies wanna chat or get to know each other?

travis
Monday 16th February 2004
8:36 pm U.K.

tminyon@yahoo.com

Does any one know where I can pick up a Sony AV 8650 Open reel editing deck. Or an editing deck that can play 7" open reel color tapes? If anyone has any input on this it would be greatly appreciated. I have searched ebay and have come up with nothing.

Bobby
Monday 16th February 2004
6:53 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/repair.htmNew content...eee dont be mad

http://www.ecat.sony.co.jp/visual/video/products/index.cfm?PD=116&KM=EDV-9000

Bobby
Monday 16th February 2004
6:22 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Oooo my goodness, says..

http://www.echigo.ne.jp/~shokaku/AV/visual/BETA.htm

heuheuheu

Bobby
Monday 16th February 2004
6:18 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

One hell of a kind, but it lose front panel cover..

http://list.excite.co.jp/item/25057543

I'd posted this last time, hadnt..

http://www1.tcnet.ne.jp/tatsuoda/3rd/oda_3rd1.htm

Bobby
Monday 16th February 2004
6:03 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

http://v-yakata.hp.infoseek.co.jp/DATA/VICTOR/HR-V3.jpg

Betamax brotherhood..

Felix Grieder
Monday 16th February 2004
12:16 pm U.K.

felix.grieder@intergga.ch

For A Whiteregarding SL C7

Please check the home page of Stephan Wagner atwww.sps-wagner.de

see under TIPPS AND TRICKS C7 "Diverse Servoprobleme"

this is only written in german, but I think it's not too compicate to understand.

With the replacement of these electronic parts, my C5 and C7 are working again.

Best regards,Felix Grieder

Lenny
Sunday 15th February 2004
8:04 pm U.K.

Watchdogforu@hotmailnospam.com

I e-mailed him. He changed his auction description. Here's his explanaition:Hello,

The Auto Stereo function from my TV has simulated the function which I described to be stereo and stand corrected. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. The jack in back will send output to both sides, however it is not stereo. I will change the discription accordingly. I feel like I owe you and am deeply gratified for your concern. I also feel that this machine should be capable to record and playback in Hi Fi stereo since it plays Hi Fi stereo through the TV.This will be documented for future reference.

He still leaves open the case for this being capable of stereo recording. Any understand this ?

Lenny
Sunday 15th February 2004
5:34 pm U.K.

Watchdogforu@hotmailnospam.com

Hey folks. Check out this eBay auction http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3078495302&category=39830Amazing what some folks will do to make that extra buck. Stereo, HA HA!

Bobby
Sunday 15th February 2004
5:11 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Japanese TDK sealed Tapes for only 2 bucks each.........BIG SALE......

Brenda Ann
Sunday 15th February 2004
1:12 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

I can beat that price, Olive.. I'll sell L-750's till I run out for $35 shipped for a lot of 10. I have still got around 100 sealed blanks, some Sony, most Maxell, some others. That's for Media Mail shipping, add about $30 for 10 tapes if you want Priority shipping.:)

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 15th February 2004
5:38 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Rare Victor VHD videodisc player and discs on eBay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3078222115

For once JVC got stuck with a poor-selling video format...

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 14th February 2004
9:36 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Fresh Betamax tape online....

http://www.thetapesuperstore.com/video/betamax.asp

They're the best price I've found (they require purchases of lots of 10)Order number is 1 800 541-9797

http://www.thetapesuperstore.com/

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 14th February 2004
4:09 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

I know... they even had the balls to run one of those scam ads for getting "Beta HiFi Front Laod VCRs" at "DEEP DISCOUNT" from an almost "SECRET CHAIN of DISCOUNT OUTLETS"...

Reading the dude's feedback (he's long been kicked off of eBay) it did in fact turn out to be list of phone numbers for Salvation Army and Goodwill stores...

The scam at at my Beta chatpage...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/scam_ad.html

Tinkerbell
Friday 13th February 2004
10:37 am U.K.

Tinkerbell782@hotmail.com

Hiya. Does anyone out ther fancy a chat

Madness
Friday 13th February 2004
7:03 am U.K.

madness@damnthespam.somethingorother.com

Olive, you see lot of crap like that on eBay. Most common one's I've seen are info on how to somehow get tons of M$ Software direct for free or real cheap (i.e. Windows XP & Server 2003 w/ a gazillion licenses). Or how to get a laptop or flatscreen monitor for like $100. Garbage like that I've even gotten as spam (one was a site to order XP Pro OEM for $39 [China-pirates anyone?]). I think eBay should be pulling those BS auctions left & right!

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 12th February 2004
12:02 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

One of the stupidest persons on eBay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2982732024

Bid $66 to get info - TO GET INFO - on how to buy a portable DVD player for $75!!!!

$66 bux JUST TO GET INFO - not the actual item!!!

I bet the info will turn out to be to get them at Salvation Army or Goodwill thrift stores...

Brenda Ann
Wednesday 11th February 2004
12:55 pm U.K.

brendad@shinbiro.com

Jesse:

Do you still actually have that old Quad gear?? I would be interested in negotiating with you for it.

E-mail me.. the addy is good..

Fiorello
Wednesday 11th February 2004
4:16 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

The guardian article is a joke. In addition to the fact that he never gets around to supporting his premise, his entire argument is based on a contrived definition of "better" that simply does not apply to anyone to whom this issue has any meaningful value.

Let me put it this way - how often does "sense of humor" and "great personality" genuinely compensate for looking like s/he crawled out of the swamp?

Cesar Lopez
Tuesday 10th February 2004
5:26 pm U.K.

riv@cim.es

Hello. I have a SONY SL-HF950 which is the PAL counterpart of the NTSC SL-HF750. The remote for the SL-HF750 is the Sony RMT-V373A. I would like to know if this remote works on my SL-HF950 as well.Thank you.BETA IS BETTER. BETA IS FOREVER!!!

D'Arcy Sallion
Tuesday 10th February 2004
3:21 pm U.K.

darcy@2810design.com

I need to buy a betamax player, idealy a Sony c6 / c7 can any one help?

William
Tuesday 10th February 2004
2:21 pm U.K.

BillGates@Microsoft.com

This is bulls*it:http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/comment/story/0,12449,881780,00.html

Fiorello
Tuesday 10th February 2004
2:34 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

<balloons, confetti, band music> Ding ding ding. An early winner! I think that the 23XX and 24XX models are the most grossly overpriced models on eBay - you can fairly easily get a 300 for less and some (what I think are) better Sanyo models (4650, for example) for far less. That's bad enough, especially because in that price range you have to guess a fairly unsophisticated buyer. This is really gonna confuse 'em.

It's very interesting to look at sellers' items and bidder lists for "betavcrguy," "vintage-motorbikes" and "willijames" - The most obnoxious and open shill bidding you've ever seen - even old video game cartridges that kids buy or people buy for kids. Ebay? Couldn't be less interested.

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 10th February 2004
2:04 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

I dunno, so I'll take a wild stab at this one... My guess is that the SL-2300 simply doens't have IR remote facilities, yet he has an IR remote with it (From an SL-HF-300, if I don't miss my guess)

Fiorello
Tuesday 10th February 2004
1:55 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

Okay - Ebay Beta Puzzle Time. What's wrong with this picture (aside from the seller (formerly "bluewater-tennis-company," by the way) and his alter egos in Sarnia, Ontario, being the most balatant shill bidders on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3077382559&category=39830

Olive E Thomas
Monday 9th February 2004
3:36 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

For good measure, at the end of that show they went and did a segment on Laserdiscs!

Olive E Thomas
Monday 9th February 2004
3:07 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Yayyyyy! On HGTV the show "Hey Remember?!" they're doing a segment on early VCRs - and they dragged out an SL-5400 (like mine) to represent for Betamax. For VHS they showed on old RCA toploader. Of course I taped it and of course I taped it on Beta.

Bobby
Sunday 8th February 2004
6:40 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Hi MadnessI got NP11 solution, the battery case replacement for NP11

EBP77 SONY CORP fabrique au Japon

holds 12pcs AAsize ALKALINE.

Yours free if you come to my place. (silly joke/it'll take 24hours flight)

Bobby
Sunday 8th February 2004
6:27 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Professional/webapp/SubCategory?m=0&p=16&sp=133&sm=0&s=&cpos=

This is the HF10

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/beta-sl-ex7.jpg

Maybe this is Japanese C7. .

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/beta-j7.jpg

SL J10

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/beta-j10.jpg

And this is mine:

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/beta-hf1000d.jpg

hueheuheuh

You'll find usefull links..

Bobby
Sunday 8th February 2004
6:18 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/siryo/photo/505after.jpgThat's really cool..http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/tape.htm

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/siryo/505.htmCPU cooler more silent dude..heuheuheue

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 7th February 2004
10:11 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

A Sanyo OEM I've never heard of before...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3076678434

It's badge engineered as a Tensai TVR 810 but it's really a Sanyo VTC-9300P. I wonder if maybe it's an East German model. Only 1 Euro start bid...

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 7th February 2004
9:24 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

If you'll buy this at his prices please contact me. I have a nice East River bridge for sale I think you might also be interested in...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3076029388

1000 Euros ($1270US) start 1500 ($1900 US) Euros BIN for a BMC-200P and a Palladium (Sanyo clone) VCR.

Kevin
Saturday 7th February 2004
9:17 pm U.K.

Kkreynolds76@aol.com

Can anybody possibly help? I am trying to get hold of a working clock module for a Sony C7. Will pay for and pay postage if necessary. Many thanks. Kevin

Madness
Saturday 7th February 2004
8:34 pm U.K.

madness@damnthespam.somethingorother.com

I have a BMC-550, myself, and have found the only option is to rebuild the old NP-11 batteries. They can be sent off to the one of those battery restorers but the cost is rather high. I actually rebuilt 3 of them several years back using those RadioShack "Replace-A-Cell" sub-C's which, of course, they've long since discontinued. But until those wear out, I can still enjoy my Betamovie on the move. ;)

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 7th February 2004
3:30 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

That's nice Bobby but don't try stuffing them into a Beta VCR....

Another silly eBay auction...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3076759706

It's a "minty" BMC-110 "These vintage Beta cams are still much in demand due the high quality of the recorded video image."

Uhhh... maybe you're thinking of 'Betacam' which is a whole other format. Betamovie isn't really in that much of a demand on account of the fact that they're record only units and that there are no batteries being put out for them anymore...

Still for a $10 start and no reserve this isn't a bad unit to go for...

ethyl
Friday 6th February 2004
11:34 pm U.K.

Johntito88@aol.com

I found 3 beta tapes i would like to swith to dvd or vhs Chicago

Olive E Thomas
Friday 6th February 2004
5:59 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

_@_v - one hell of a dumas... i mean dumbass... (people in the states will get that reference)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3076585753

__oo - nerp! i tried to put in an 8mm tape but it wouldn't take it!

dee
Thursday 5th February 2004
9:28 pm U.K.

dee@hotmail.com

anyone there want to chat?

dee
Thursday 5th February 2004
9:28 pm U.K.

dee@hotmail.com

awrite peeps wits happenin'?

Bobby
Thursday 5th February 2004
2:52 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Hi too..SergioI think someone is missprocess some data;

Name: Olive E ThomasEmail: olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐mFriday 30th January 6:03 pm U.K. Time Close... It's Bobby and Sergio who are the same person.hue huehuehue!

Maybe heuheuehuehuehue makes me seem to be Sergio.Gaa la yaa Olive.___________________________________________________________________________________BTW Video8/Hi8 tapes can be used to store large amount of data in TAPEDRIVE(Colorado tape Backeup). I'd tried on win2k turns to work out fine few moment ago.

ami
Thursday 5th February 2004
6:38 am U.K.

aivars.migla@lat0telekom.lv

To Elnathan: Man, the only way might be to install another RCA connector for Digital Video Out from video signal pre amplifier output. AFAIK no DV signals are carried thru RCA jacks - for this purpose is used DV connector. Anyhow you should install a lot of PCBs into your deck. Anyhow good luck!

Elnathan
Thursday 5th February 2004
2:04 am U.K.

eacdunn@hotmail.com

I know this is a bit off the topic, but consider this:

I own a (once-expensive) old Sony EV-C3E Video 8 deck. An experienced technician might be able to break this down:

The output is obviously analogue and the signal produced out the Composite RCA out is a modulated frequency based on how the metal is stored on the magnetic tape. If I played a digital 8 tape in it (spits out noise), the output is STILL a modulated frequency based on how the metal is stored on the magnetic tape, only not in the expected patterns that produce video. If we knew HOW the output is affected by the digital patterns on a digital 8 tape, would it be possible to interpret the RCA out signal (using some kind of software, firmware, hardware) back into digital bits, which in turn could spit out whatever information we wanted? Of course this is difficult because of the way the video signals are modified within the deck circuitry.

In essence, the signal would be going through this:DIGITAL (on D8 tape) -> ANALOG (thru the deck circuitry, noise and crap) -> ANALOG (composite out, noise and crap) -> DIGITAL (hypothetical interpreter and Analog/Digital Converter).

In other words, to allow a Video 8 deck to be converted into a Digital 8 player, without expensive hardware. Just a thought!

A White
Tuesday 3rd February 2004
11:11 pm U.K.

xtreme@rarevideoz.fsnet.co.uk

Olive many many thanks for getting me those details but i truly am thick when it comes to this have you any ideas as to what i can do.I was informed it had not been used in a while i have run a cleaner through it and still it does the same the picture is very shaky and as i say this line goes through the picture.Is there anyone in the u.k. that repairs beta machines as i say i have been getting quite a few and these seem to be the main models for now.

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 3rd February 2004
10:47 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Check PALsite repair center...

http://www.palsite.com/pcat_index.html

or the C7 technical guide...

http://www.palsite.com/slc7tech.html

PALsite - we're more than just a chatpage....

A White
Tuesday 3rd February 2004
10:10 pm U.K.

xtreme@rarevideoz.fsnet.co.uk

HELP!! AGAIN.I bought a pile of machines this week one is a C7 Pal Beta, picture is shaking sorta side to side and there is a line rolling down the screen like a bad tracking line sounds perfect and picture is good if itd stay still can anyone tell me how to fix this ie which to adjust or where to look in novice terminology or which description ie servo, ee and the writing on the board.Im a novice when it comes to this but learn fast.PLEASE HELP!!Youve always come up trumps in the past with the NTSC _ PAKLL AND VICE VERSA so thought i'd give it a blast.CHEERS

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 3rd February 2004
2:45 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

For the most part tape is tape and there is not much in the way of 'worth' to them apart from their utility value. That being said, L-750s are marginally worth more because they're longer in length and thus you can get more time out of them.

Jesse
Monday 2nd February 2004
5:47 pm U.K.

Jesse@Sonfatherguitars.com

Hey, does anyone know which one is better quality?...Worth more? The SONY Betamax L-500BTPro cassettes or the L-750BTPro Cassettes???

Thanks

Smokey Bair
Monday 2nd February 2004
3:35 pm U.K.

equineneedles@yahoo.com

Looking to sell: 5,450 Beta tapes as one collection (recordings of the vintage movies mostly from the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, as well as the classic musicals). Great condition. USA - NY

Want to sell: two Betamax recorders both EDV 9500, excellent condition

Sergio (betamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Monday 2nd February 2004
10:06 am U.K.

minidisc.info@starmedia.com

Hi,

I amn't Bobby! I'm italian, why is same person with others?Then huehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuekamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamukamu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!But where's Snail?

Here, http://www.triltd.co.jp/English/JT_column/e_new_tri_colum2000_Dec25.htm This article "among videocassette manufacturers over VHS and Beta".

Bye

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd February 2004
6:00 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

I remember Dials. My grandparents had sets like that. My parents had a set that I think had dials, but we always had cable TV, and it had the coolest remote ever made. It was a wired remote about the size of a cigar box, and sort of "console shaped". It had a slider, which had a lamp on it that moved back and forth behind about 20 or so indicators for the channels, which included numbers and letters. You could rest the console-thing on the floor and work the slider with your feet. That was luxury at its highest.

Olive E Thomas
Monday 2nd February 2004
4:09 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Well back in the days when I couldn't afford cable TV and had to use a pair of expandable metal sticks to pull signals out of the air (paraphrasing from this ad for a cheapo set of rabbit-ears that made itself seem like something pulled off the space shuttle) I found that the reception was slightly better on channel 4.

It didn't help that the TV set I had had been tuned to channel 3 so long that every once in a while it would loose the signal and you had to get up, change the dial (remember TV 'dials'?) around and turn it back to 3 to get it back to normal;.

Sean Meskill
Monday 2nd February 2004
3:35 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Well by me they don't seem to care, there are stations on 3 and 4. Just another reason to use the AV inputs for all important transactions. Back in the old days of the VTR/VCR when the RF unit was a commodity, they came in channels ranging from 2 through 6. I think there are stations on ALL of those, though... in my area, at least.

Olive E Thomas
Monday 2nd February 2004
2:23 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

To Bill;

Audio and Video out on the Beta machine go to the Audio and Video in on the VHS machine. If the VHS machine doesn't automatically switch to A/V in when you put plugs in those jacks set the machine to A/V in.

If there are two A/V ins set to whichever one you've plugged the Beta's output into - A/V 1 is usually the back of the machine and A/V 2 usually is the plug set in front.

The VHS machine's Audio and Video output then go to the TV's A/V in jacks. Set the TV to A/V in (if your TV has front and back input set to the proper input).

If your TV only has antennae (RF) input then you hook the Antennae (RF) output of the TV to the TV's antennae jack. Turn the TV to channel 3 or 4 (most RF converters on VCRs are set to channel 3 but sometimes they get set to 4 either by accident or because there's a station on channel 3 or some other reason.)

In both cases check to see if the Beta VCR's playback is passing through to the TV set before attempting a recording on VHS. If not recheck connections.

WAYNE WENDELSDORFw
Monday 2nd February 2004
2:01 am U.K.

wcw401@earthlink.net

After purchasing several Beta vcrs that turn out to be nonworking and have no repair parts available,I have these words of wisdom to pass along. If the seller says:1 It was working fine when I put in storage.2It belonged to my Aunt who hardly used it.3when I plug it and turn the power on,everything lights up4The description has glowing remarks about how good it is ,but says remember it is an old machine.5 Machine lights up but I have no Beta tape to check it out. IF ANY OF THE ABOVE ARE IN THE SELLERS DESCRIPTION---- RUN!!! ---DO NOT WALK AWAY

Bill
Monday 2nd February 2004
1:33 am U.K.

wsh3@cwru.edu

I am having trouble transferring my beta tapes to vhs tapes. I think I have the RCA cables and the antenae cables all hooked up right, but nothing is working. I get no picture and no sound of the vhs tape. Can someone tell me the proper setup of the cables from going to the beta machine to the vhs machine. Thanks in advance.

Barry Walker
Sunday 1st February 2004
7:26 pm U.K.

barrywalker388@btopenworld.com

HI Has any one out there got a copy of the handbook and service manual for a sony SL-F1 UB please. barry

Stephan Wagner
Sunday 1st February 2004
5:43 pm U.K.

info@sps-wagner.de

Hi to everyone,I'm looking for the usermanual of the cassette auto changer AG-90 or AG-400please send me an e-mail, thx to all.

Bobby
Sunday 1st February 2004
4:04 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

The different between Sergio and me is that..I can say Hi Olive kamu lagi ngapain..Kamu cakep dech heuehueheumasa kamu gaa suka sama aku......heuheuehuGotcah...

Bobby
Sunday 1st February 2004
2:06 am U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Name: Olive E ThomasEmail: olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐mFriday 30th January 6:03 pm U.K. Time Close... It's Bobby and Sergio who are the same person.hue huehuehue!

WHAT'S GOT INTO THIS PERSON MIND???????????????????????????????????????

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