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Alex Taylor
Tuesday 6th July 2004
7:55 pm U.K.

alex_taylor@ntlworld.com

Hi

I recently got a Sanyo VTC9300PN for free, and last week bought a few hundred Beta tapes for about 4 UKP. Whilst looking at a couple of the tapes in the machine, I found one that just played back a pixellated mess. On closer inspection, the label was marked "digital".

Can anyone give me more info on Digital Beta? These tapes seem to be a large collection of classical music, and there's some nice high grade tapes in there, but I have never heard of Digital Beta before. Unfortunately the machine wasn't in the same auction with the tapes :-(

Alex Taylor

Olive E Thomas
Monday 5th July 2004
9:27 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Antonius...

Most Sanyo Beta VCRs unlace the tape before winding and rewinding. I know the Sony SLO-1700 industrial superHiFi has a fast-wind feature does so as well. When it gets near to the end of the tape it relaces the tape and continues to the end. Also has no record protect switch so that any tape can be recorded over. It was meant for the duplicator market which often used record-tabless tapes...

The PCM switch was available on most of the Sony Beta VCRs. It killed the dropout compensator so that PCM recordings would play properly.

antonius graven
Monday 5th July 2004
8:34 pm U.K.

ondermom@hotmail.com

Two questions of somebody who has never seen a live Betamax:

1. Are there Betamax models which (fast) wind and rewind the tape outside the drum (unthreaded winding)?

2. Is the C9 the only one with a PCM switch? (I use a VCR + PCM for digital audio recording)

If someone has an answer: thanks!

Antonius Graven, Eindhoven, Nederland.

DAVE
Monday 5th July 2004
7:10 pm U.K.

DAVESHOV@BTCONNECT.COM

HiI have a sony slhf100ub that plays most tapes ok but on some it starts with a good picture then disappears but if i hit the pause button the picture appears. Any ideas on the problem?Thanks Dave.

Noel Higgins
Monday 5th July 2004
9:23 am U.K.

noel.higgins222@aca.gov.au

Re the 950 problem with warbling audio and sluggish preview/review. Check PALSITE at http://www.palsite.com/950tech.html. The site has a wealth of good technical info. Reel motors. In this case PALSITE indicate when it has failed completely. Before that happens however, the reel motor drive magnet starts rubbing the coils. Maybe it's a little out of round and rubs only part of a coil with each turn aas happened to mine. You can only be sure by pulling reel motor board a part and seeing if the insulation is marked. It gets to the stage where it rubbs copper from one wire on to another creating a shorted turn in the motor and things turn nasty. Then again it could be the capstan motor but I have only seen that on Sony 777 VHS machines. Hope this is of some help.

Takahiro Kato
Monday 5th July 2004
6:32 am U.K.

yohkichi2003@ce.wakwak.com

Hello, I am a Japanese. I did not know that there was VCR of a philips system. Is the cassette which can be used by both sides convenient? Was this VCR sold at Japan?

A MARCHAISE
Sunday 4th July 2004
7:32 pm U.K.

xtreme@rarevideoz.fsnet.co.uk

does anyone know where i can get a video degausser, im in the uk.

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 4th July 2004
7:26 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

Frankenbeta lives!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5707943700

A MARCHAISE
Sunday 4th July 2004
4:08 pm U.K.

xtreme@rarevideoz.fsnet.co.uk

HELP!!IVE A PAL SONY 950 HI FI, IT HAD A PROBLEM A WHILE BACK IN THAT THE EJECT TRAY WASNT WORKING AFTER ENQUIRING ON HERE A GREAT FELLA HELPED AND ITS WORKING NOW IVE NOTICED THAT THE SOUND IS VERY SLIGHTLY WARBLY, AND ON REWINDING ON PREVIEW ITS A BIT CHUGGY AND SOUNDS LIKE ITS HITTING SOMETHING.NOW THERES NO DAMAGE TO THE TAPE ETC , THIS IS ONLY MINIMAL AND SEEMS TO BE ONLY WHEN IVE REWOUND SOMETHING CAN ANYONE ADVISE.CHEERS

ayodeji
Sunday 4th July 2004
1:59 pm U.K.

dowoleso@yahoo.co.uk

thank u very much

Gillian Nuttall
Saturday 3rd July 2004
1:55 pm U.K.

arachne1@lineone.net

If you email me, please remove the '1' from the address. I'm amazed to find that Betamax has so many remaining enthusiasts and long may it continue. Having said that, since I no longer use it much, I'm looking to offload my Betamax VCR. If anyone is interested, it's a working Sony SLHF100UB HiFi PAL Betamax recorder in very good condition, one owner since new, with remote control, manual, plastic tuner twiddly thing, and separately-purchased connection leads. It even still bears the original sticker lauding the benefits of BetaHifi. <g> It was my first VCR, bought in 1984 for £499.99 (I still have the receipt!). It was overhauled in the early to mid-nineties by an enthusiast engineer when I experienced some sort of drive-belt problem, but has been trouble-free since then. The heads are in good condition since I do not use it regularly. I came across this web site while doing research, and was planning to use Ebay, but if anyone is interested, feel free to email me with an offer. I also have a cleaning tape, some commerical pre-recorded Beta tapes, and a large collection of TV archive tapes if anyone is interested. I'm based in Leicester, UK.

nnils
Saturday 3rd July 2004
7:56 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

There's a guy in this town (Vancouver) wants to sell his Sony Betamovie BMC-220 and three Sanyo vcr's (VCR-6100 front load all-channel direct access, VCR-4660 front load, and VCR-4000 top load) as a Whole package $ 200 cdn /$150 US. He says everything works. Email me for details if interested. Take the _ _ _ out of address above.

Robert Kesser
Saturday 3rd July 2004
2:18 am U.K.

gerbobk@execpc.com

TO SHERIF: Give us a good email address so we can communicate you some good Sony Betas reasonable. Your address: <sarmanos@yahoo.com> doesn't work.

Bob

Sean Meskill
Friday 2nd July 2004
7:05 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

First off, clean the heads. Make sure your NP-1 has a good charge in it to power the thing. What kind of tape are you using? You'll have to use an ED-Beta (or a Betacam SP), you can't just feed it a Beta or other Oxide tape. Trying to put ED-Beta on a regular tape will result in a messed up picture. Don't know about the smearing; I'd say try letting it warm up for an hour or so, sometimes that fixes problems with these, but I don't know if your NP-1 can handle that. I don't know who to tell you to turn to to fix it, I know VCRGary doesn't take on ED stuff (he's sitting on a pile of it now and it's not working; try getting in touch with him and seeing about getting a parts machine). Andy might work on it, I'm not sure.

Jesse Alonzo
Friday 2nd July 2004
6:24 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.com

Hello again! I powered up my EDC-55 yesterday with an NP-1, and it seems to work ok except for the fact that you have to press down on the lid for it to know there's a tape inside (otherwise flashes CASSETTE). Also could caps leaking or drying out cause my problem: The viewfinder image rolls and will not stabilise, and any recorded video looks like a scrambled signal, also rolling; and when I turn on the time and date stamp, 12:00:00 will appear, but then the top half of 12:00:00 will smear and the picture will roll. When the camera is just in "camera" mode, the video outputted looks decent, except that the brightest part of it is all silvery. andy.. where are you

Bob Dolan
Friday 2nd July 2004
4:43 am U.K.

karendolan@bellsouth.net

have a sony sl7200 with attached dt30 timer have had it stored for 15 years unit still works as far as i know any interested in it please e-mail me.

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 1st July 2004
9:23 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah┐┐.n┐spam.c┐m

To Sherif...

Pretty much all the Betamax VCRs are gonna be second hand units nowadays. It would help if you mentioned where you're posting from as there are different Betas that will work is different parts of the world.

At any rate eBay US has a special listing catagory for Beta VCRs...

http://listings.ebay.com/aw/listings/list/category39830/index.html

sherif
Thursday 1st July 2004
3:25 pm U.K.

sarmanos@yahoo.com

Hello i am looking for a new or second hand Betamax vcr in good condition for sale

Thank you

veena
Thursday 1st July 2004
12:35 pm U.K.

veenapetrack@hotmail.com

hullo beta mates,we have a beta model Sanyo VTC-Nx10 colour vcr. still have the owners manual and is great working condition. Any ideas how good these machines are (my husbands still maintains it is better than VHS). also is anyone has one and how much they may be worth or direct us to a web site(have tried ebay but no luck) hope someone can help.Thanks

norm
Thursday 1st July 2004
3:45 am U.K.

jbeck200@hotmail.com

I have 100-150 used beta tapes for sale. They are L500 tapes with a few L750 tapes. Each has a case. Most are are Sony, Fuji,Zenith, Maxell.The price is $0.75 each, all or part. I live in Los Angeles. Buyer pays shipping. Shipping in USA is cheap "media" rate. Tapes have been erased.

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