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Dave
Tuesday 3rd May 2005
1:13 pm U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

RCA never made a betamax if you noticed he just signed up on ebay yesterday, Too funny

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 3rd May 2005
4:23 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.c¿m

What people will resort to to cash in on the used Betamax market!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&?ViewItem&item=5771840338

RCA Selectevison VHS VCR being tauted as a "Betamax" that he can't test because he "doesn't have tapes" to test it with...

StrangeDays
Tuesday 3rd May 2005
2:43 am U.K.

personality@iseverything.com

I didn't say theirs were different. I said that mine was different from theirs. In any event, now that you've been exposed for trolling yourself, you're hardly in a position to cast stones. But I understand your outrage about two or more people who share an opinion different from yours, for which you can find support only in imaginary people.

But that doesn't matter to you. Most antisocial degenerates don't give much thought to their hypocrisy and hate, and tend apply the standards they could never possibly achieve themselves to others as a form of wishful thinking about how their lives might have been.

I hope that your buffoonish behavior on this board ultimately yields some at least unintended cathartic good to you for the benefit of everyone. But at some point, you are going to need some outside help. That's obvious.

Believe it.

Mark
Monday 2nd May 2005
9:42 pm U.K.

kurgan@screaming.net

My last lot of approx 100 beta tapes with TV films on (quite a few westerns). Bargain price £10 the lot. Buyer collects London E4, These are UK PAL recordings, some in HI FI, not original but branded tapes. Tel 07986756696

alfonso
Monday 2nd May 2005
11:17 am U.K.

alfonso@YAHOO.COM

Betadoc and Maxbeta are both: vt-williston-cuda1h4-240.sbtnvt.adelphia.net --> Mike and me are AOL. Hope this helps.

I realise that AOL is not a popular provider and adelphia.net is cooking ..LOL Get alife and get off those NEC drugs

StrangeDays
Monday 2nd May 2005
3:07 am U.K.

personality@iseverything.com

Interestingly, it's alfonso/mike whose posts both come from the same AOL IP.

Now look at mine, maxbeta and betadoc - different IPs.

Look who can formulate coherent sentences. Now look who cannot.

Look at who can communicate useful, on topic information on this board. Now look at who is just a gadfly, spewing bile and adding nothing to the topic, the hobby or civilized ineraction.

But by all means, please continue ranting. Better to find you at your computer venting your limitless anger than riding city buses or being anywhere near socialized people.

noel higgins
Monday 2nd May 2005
2:59 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.aca.gov.au

To those who want to impose their opinions on others. Just think for a moment.

The majority of the world thinks that collecting or owning any sort of BETA machine is odd past the point of laughter.

To me collecting them and fixing them it is an enjoyable hobby. I keep the machines I like but am happy to fix any model. In the community, there are a lot of older folk out there with their family memories on tape and the only machine they are confident to operate is their pushbutton BETA unit without the bells and whistles whose clock they can still see. Get perspective and play nice PLEASE!

noel higgins
Monday 2nd May 2005
2:52 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.aca.gov.au

Roderick,

I might be able to help you with parts for the SLO-420P and or some information. Trouble is I am in Melbourne.

noel higgins
Monday 2nd May 2005
2:50 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.aca.gov.au

Dave,

It does not work as simple as that. If the tuner is shot and you don't want to fix it but want to record programs to beta then you can use the line out of a VHS machine even or a TV to your betas line in and use that tuner to tune in the station.

Dave
Monday 2nd May 2005
12:26 am U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

Ok maybe someone can help me, I have a Sanyo Model #4650 that I picked up for $5, It seems to work through the RCA jacks but I think the tuner is shot. I was thinking of using a RF converter and a TV converter but not sure if the RF converter will work backwords, going from cable in and out through the RCA jacks or somehow replacing the tunerAny Ideas?

alfonso
Monday 2nd May 2005
12:21 am U.K.

alfonso@YAHOO.COM

StrangeDays, Betadoc and maxbeta please... stop the nonsence with the different names.. No 3 people could think that a NEC is anything but garbage. I see that you bid on XXX Movies.The way you praise this NEC you would think that just having that gem in your room would be enough.. maybe a blow up doll or even better a blow up NEC.

Your a Snail in hiding and you have been outed on this page.. Now live with it! Stay tuned for another name to answer this by Maxbeta!!!!

StrangeDays
Monday 2nd May 2005
12:08 am U.K.

personality@iseverything.com

I think that the NEC VC-739E would be a great "niche" machine to specialize in. I can certainly understand the appreciation for it. There are Toshiba models like that too - arguably as good or better than most Sonys but just not very common/popular. I'd say the Sanyo 7250/Realistic 25 falls into that category as well. I looked at the auction that had initially been criticized here and didn't see anything about it worthy of commenting on here - if you want price-vs.-quality fodder for this board, check completed beta listings, highest prices first, and you will see some real jawdroppers - but at the same time, the rancorous overreaction to it is somehow not befitting a hobbyist with such a dedication to preserving such a quality piece of equipment. The sentiments expressed rather recklessly so far could all be written with a tone and subtlety that gets the point across without clobbering people with it - it's just a question of effort (and some applied intelligence). On the plus side, anything that increases awareness of different aspects of the hobby usually has some identifiable good to it, and despite the prevalent tone, that seems to be the case here. It's a pretty cool machine to which I hadn't previously paid much attention.

alfonso
Sunday 1st May 2005
11:42 pm U.K.

alfonso@YAHOO.COM

I agree, we should all get along , but buying crap and then bragging about it??? ... Thats just too much. At least I got a good laugh after seeing that NEC and I see he buys other gems..LOL You know what they say, one mans crap is another mans gold.. Gold Crap..LOL

Dave
Sunday 1st May 2005
11:10 pm U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

Please why can't we just get along, people we are arguing over 20 year old tech!!

alfonso
Sunday 1st May 2005
7:50 pm U.K.

alfonso@YAHOO.COM

Betadoc, thats true, you do sound like a moron. I had to laugh when I saw that piece of crap that you spent $50.00 with shipping..LOL I might have a collection of crap, I mean great units thatIwould be happy to sell you for your collection.. As far as the NEC that you fixed in 20 minutes, please tell your tales somewhere else..What did you fix on the NEC the blinking clock.Your BS sound exactly other moron (MAX BETA) that posts on this page on a regular basis. So I guess you and MaxBeta have something in common.. 2 morons or the same moron?

StrangeDays
Sunday 1st May 2005
7:42 pm U.K.

personality@iseverything.com

Seems like neither side has done a lot to rate an observer preference in this NEC dustup.

docjudd
Sunday 1st May 2005
9:27 am U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

To Max,that red f3 is identical to the Japanese f3 that I have,the writing on the red one is definately Japanese

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 1st May 2005
4:06 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.c¿m

Betadoc; Can you do alignment and repairs? I have a friend with a VC-N65EU that needs final adjustment to play and record properly.

Betadoc
Sunday 1st May 2005
3:25 am U.K.

betadoc@yahoo.com

Mike…I am the “moron” who bought the “eBay crap” to which you refer. I have Betas made by Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba, and NEC in my collection and I can tell you that the NEC betas are among the best.

This particular model, the NEC VC-739E, is a 4-head Beta HiFi that has lots of nice features (e.g., 3 slow motion and 2x speeds). I also happen to have 3 others, two of which had the same problem as the one listed. In other words, here is a machine that I know very well, know exactly how to fix, and even have an extra remote and manual to use with it. From the listing you can see that the machine is cosmetically excellent, so clearly there is no particular reason to believe that the machine has been dropped or been abused.

I’m sure you will be delighted to know that within 20 minutes of opening the box, without spending another penny I had the machine working like the day it was made. It was cleaned, nicely aligned, and every function worked perfectly. The extra VC-739 remote also worked it perfectly.

Some on this site have commented that the VC-739E made by NEC is the best non-Sony Beta HiFi ever made. Now, if you think I and the other two bidders are “morons” for buying “eBay crap” like this for $20.50, then I wonder what your opinion is of all the folks that buy 2-head non-HiFi machines like the Sony SL-2300 (not including the wired remote) and SL-2400 series machines for $250 and more. So let’s see, even by my math that seems to be more than 12 times as much as this “moron” paid for this now beautifully working 4-head HiFi NEC VC-739E (now with remote)!

Oh and by the way, this “moron” also just bought a Sony SL-HF900 for $49.99 that arrived yesterday in perfect shape along with a dozen L-750 tapes. I wonder what you must think of the buyer who just paid more than $380 for the same machine tonight?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5770292003&ssPageName=ADME:B:TB6:US:2

I’m looking forward to hearing your response...that is, after you get your head out of your ass and pull your big stinking foot out of your piehole….Best Regards, Betadoc

Dave
Sunday 1st May 2005
1:10 am U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

To mike about the ebay beta crapThe guy who won that NEC beta buys alot of beta machines including betamovies cameras. But you are right that one is a boat ancore

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