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Joachim Suckfll
Sunday 5th September 2004
11:29 am U.K.

js.wm@gmx.de

My question 1 : How do I connect a betamax recorder to a modern TV? My Sony SL 1 and also my othe machine have special connector sockets.

Question 2 : how can I transfer my Videos to DVD or VHS?

nnils
Sunday 5th September 2004
5:22 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@_t_e_l_u_s.net

Boby: [still off-topic except it helped digital video]. P3/450/512k before: 22 minutes to do full Norton AV scan. Celeron/1200/256k after: 14 minutes to do the exact same task. Sure there are other bottlenecks (still UDMA-33) but this is the best cheap upgrade that ever happened to my Asus P3B.

chris terwilliger
Sunday 5th September 2004
12:11 am U.K.

chris@searat.com

I have an SL-2400 that smoked today...I need to know what the value is for C22 on the RP-8 board (PB Amp). C22 looks to be a tantalum connected to pin 8 of the Sony 134A chip. It's too burnt to see any markings. Anybody help?

thanks

Boby
Saturday 4th September 2004
6:16 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Doesnt matter what your source is wether PAL/NTSC, it works on SB-V3000.

Boby
Saturday 4th September 2004
6:09 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Nope, its a SB-V3000( the latest )there's another NTSC (older) version with the same number .I have both.( the NTSC one in faulty condition )

Thanks for the offer, I got too much deck at the moment. I'll keep that in mind just in case I needed it in the future.

[off the topic];About upgrading processor on older system is OK, anywise the bottleneck comes from the other peripheral such as low access of Hardmedia,low speed DRAM etc. Boosting CPU doesnt realy help but worth a try as hobbyst. Someday the mechanical storage must be replaced with Solidstate to eliminate slow acces,wich only available in industrial.

http://www.m-systems.com/content/Products/DiskOnChip.asp

J S P
Saturday 4th September 2004
2:39 pm U.K.

johnscrtemail@remove@internode.on.net

Bobby,

that wouldnt be the sony av-2000es matrix switcher by any chance? Always wanted one of them, would have made you an offer but I have 4 other switchers now, 3 better and one the little brother the 555es.

I have a Sony C7 betastack tape changer, as new in the box, post on this board if your interested. Located in South Australia.

J S P

nnils
Saturday 4th September 2004
10:09 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@_t_e_l_u_s_.net

Easiest and cheapest upgrade for old Pentium II or III system gets you 1.4 gHz with 256k. Feels much faster than the $100 cost. Watch those new-fangled DVD's on your old box without all that stuttering (finally almost better than SuperBeta, heheh). I'm a believer. Search patiently and get them even cheaper.

Slot 1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6704998214

Socket 370 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6705529939

Steve
Friday 3rd September 2004
11:06 pm U.K.

kawninja@cableone.net

Hi all... I have a Sony Betamax SL-2300 with some type of servo control problem. Tracking is inoperative and a large block of horizontal white noise moves from the bottom to the top of the picture about every 3 seconds. The picture looks pretty good in fast forward and rewind review modes. I've did some internet research and found a few messages refering to bad electrolytics on the servo board. Another message referred to a bad transistor called Q345. Another message stated tweaking some of the servo control pots may at least make it usable. Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. Thanks. Steve.

Carel
Friday 3rd September 2004
6:45 pm U.K.

Carel@nowhere.nl

Fore sale: Sony SL-HF950e /ES Service Manual

http://www.marktplaats.nl/index.php3?g=video&u=betamaxrecorders&ID=1438

Pse contact me via the link: 'Email de adverteerder'

Carel

Boby
Friday 3rd September 2004
3:30 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Me too on 3gigHT.I think the time has ended, so the page is closed otherwise the server is too busy/or http:404. I have the catalog in English of PDF format, you can have it if still want.Good on upgrade;me too on socket775 but price still too high yet the speed is the same with my recent.Bobby is a girl name,dont type too fast.

Noel Higgins
Friday 3rd September 2004
9:39 am U.K.

noel.higgins222@aca.gov.au

Sorry that should read steam power.

Noel Higgins
Friday 3rd September 2004
9:36 am U.K.

noel.higgins222@aca.gov.au

Bobby,

I managed to load the other link with the "new" beta in a box but the last link was no go on my team power 220MHz pentium. Upgrade time is next two weeks.

Boby
Thursday 2nd September 2004
12:43 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Olive,What parts she needed ?

Noel;

you'd love it

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&trurl=http%3a%2f%2flist.excite.co.jp%2fitem%2f23882550

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 1st September 2004
8:57 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

I hope she doesn't cuz I just sent out her Beta parts...

So if Brenda's watching, your Beta VCR parts are in the mail. Should get to you sometime next week or so...

Boby
Wednesday 1st September 2004
6:51 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I'm just affraid Brenda will fly back to Japan.

Boby
Wednesday 1st September 2004
3:53 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Spamnyo beta pie

http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e40701063

Noel Higgins;

about my pre post on SL200D Japan;

What a coincidence, finally I found it myself .New Betamax is really exist nowadays.I cant believe it.

http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d51450027

☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;

Boby
Wednesday 1st September 2004
3:34 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Olive....

http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d51457867

" Of vision - private SONY portable videocassette recorder SL? F1 "is. < Br > now paragon of popularity jump, - private SONY portable videocassette recorder SL? F1 is exhibited. Already, it is the conventional commodity which passes 30 years close years, but condition of the switch transfer to possible one such as exchanging the part recently badly by your. Being to be the old commodity, no claim, we ask with the no return. We ask the postage with cash on arrival. - The private video deck is state of the production discontinuance even at the manufacturer. SL? The one inspiring new breath in F1, we request propriety bid.☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;!!that's the saying on the last paragraph from the page .

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 1st September 2004
10:36 am U.K.

noel.higgins222@aca.gov.au

To Alan Jones. Well, in my experience for grum motor failure, the glue has not been a factor. I have seen reports that failures can be due to dry electrolytics, dry joints on the coils and faulty ICs but I have actually fixed many. You want to be sure that the main servo board is delivering the right voltage to the drum motor. There are three wires to the motor circuit. In operation there should be +12V, ground and a supply of around +6V control voltage derived from a pulse width modulation circuit depending on the drum speed. Replacement of the drum motor is usually necessary if all else is OK.

Boby,

OK re the switcher, I thought Olive really wanted to give it a new home.

Deacon,

When you put the machine (Toshiba) in play with the top covers off, see if the tape and spools move. If they do then check whether the pickup reel is gathering the tape or not. If it is not, a sensor eventually shuts the machine down before it is filled with loose tape. A belt kit will usually clear this problem.

regards Noel

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 1st September 2004
5:29 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

To Deacon: I'm not 100% certain on the operations minutae of Toshiba units but it sounds like the capstan belt is gone.

This picture shows the belting of a Toshiba OEM Sears Beta VCR.

http://i19.ebayimg.com/01/i/02/0a/6e/3a_1.JPG

Looks like the capstan is on a flywheel attached by belt to a small motor.

Steven Pitt
Wednesday 1st September 2004
12:32 am U.K.

collectables@houseofcollectables.freeserve.co.uk

I was thinking of buying a betamax video recorder fromt he United States, I have a few uk ones but like the style and facilities accompanying US machines.What would I have to do to play them in the U.K. as im aware of the differences, i do have a vhs multi standards converter but am aware that the currency would be different in the plug etc.Please advise thanx

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