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Sunday 26th March 2017

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Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 6th September 2005
11:36 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Yeah Homer, the 50/60hz switch is for the clock.

Homer
Tuesday 6th September 2005
8:31 pm U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

I don't know if this applies to the 2415, but most Sony betas use the power line frequency as the clock reference and some of them have a hidden switch around the power supply that selects between 50Hz and 60Hz. I don't know for sure but can't think of any other use for such a switch than to adapt the clock.

mxf
Tuesday 6th September 2005
4:59 pm U.K.

mxf@lycos.es

hola

Carl
Tuesday 6th September 2005
11:07 am U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

I have a really nice Sony beta # SL2415. This is the one that talks. The clock runs fast.Does anyone know how I could get it to run accurately? Thanks...Carl S NYC

Jonathan Cross
Tuesday 6th September 2005
10:23 am U.K.

joncross@ntlworld.com

I live in St Ives near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England.I wish to borrow a working Betamax player for a fortnight to transfer old memories.In exchange, I have a faulty Sony C7 complete with manual, remote and all cables including the special twist on type to SCART, plus 22 tapes.Thanks for any help.

Mike
Monday 5th September 2005
5:25 pm U.K.

mpleming@worldonline.co.za

Dear NoelMany thanks for taking the trouble to reply to my query on the chat page re my problem with the Sony C7. I didn't even know about the APS and Alarm switches!I still have the same problem though. 7 beeps then rewind. I've taken off all the covers but can't see the sensor that stops everything. Pity, because the machine looks almost unused although I'm sure it needs new belts as you suggest. Do you know of a mail order source for a belt kit? Is there a "reset" switch somewhere? Is there a website where I can download a manual?Must sound like a real pain!But thanks,Mike

Olive E Thomas
Monday 5th September 2005
7:36 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

An early attempt to appeal to the gay market? Or Sony's take on the Miami Vice pastel craze...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5805847908

SL-HFT7 in the hard to find 'mauve' color.

And speaking of Miami Vice - they remaking it as a movie. Now craptacular 80s shows are coming back as feature length crapfest movies.

I'd love to see them graft the 9/11 events to a remake of the old Jack Webb show "Emergency!"...

noel higgins
Monday 5th September 2005
3:24 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.acma.gov.au

Mike,

Regarding the Sony C7, If you open the front control panel there are two switches. One is APS (auto picture search) on/off which I would set to off. The other is the end of tape alarm which I think beeps for a while then puts the unit into automatic rewind. Switch this to off. It might be that the tape sensing circuitry is faulty or that there is a problem with the associated end sensor? A belt kit sounds necessary for this unit in any event.

Sarah,

Problems with slow speed on a C6. I would check that the capstan drive belt is not perished and still drives well first. If the sound is "slow" then the picture is probably doing a vertical roll as well. Some highly suspect light blue electyrolytic Capacitors probably should be replaced before you attempt the adjustment because there has to be a reason why the machine has gone this way. The service manual gives you the adjustment details. Also see PALSITE technical pages. Then I would check the capstan speed setting on the base board.

regards Noel.

sarah lincoln
Sunday 4th September 2005
3:49 pm U.K.

sarahlincoln1@hotmail.co.uk

hi there all you beta enthusiasts,have been using beta videos since 1984 when we bought a sanyo vtcm10 which is still in use,1 also have 2 sanyo vtc5000s and a sony slhf100ub which is my main machine anyway enough waffle i have two sony c6 mark 1 and mark 2 but they both seem to have the same fault on playback the picture is slow and the sound drags can anyone help?

Mike
Sunday 4th September 2005
1:03 pm U.K.

mpleming@worldonline.co.za

I have a PAL Sony C7. I bought it just to copy some old Betacord tapes. After power up it jneeded some "help" to get the tape to thread. It ejected OK and the picture was fine. Now when a tape is inserted and "helped" to thread it beeps 7 times and then tries to everse and beeps again.What can I do - if anything. I live well away from a service facility in South Africa.Very grateful for any help. I've read the files on the C& but can't find any clue re 7 beeps!Mike

Carl
Sunday 4th September 2005
11:18 am U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

This is for bagels 78 who is looking for the A team episodes. I have many,many of themon U.S. beta. If you could use them or figure out how to play them in the UK, adviseand we'll make a deal. Carl S NYC

bagels78
Sunday 4th September 2005
1:16 am U.K.

bagels78@yahoo.com

does anyone here in the UK have beta recordings of 'the A-team' from ITV in the mid 80s? please contact me.

vincentklokkou
Saturday 3rd September 2005
2:12 pm U.K.

vincentklokkou10@fsmail.net

I have three sony betamax recorders for sale,all are in good condition and are complete,if interested contact me vince on 07968791742

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 3rd September 2005
12:34 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Rare tunerless Sanyo VCR-1000 that has markings indicating it was used by the Pontia Motor Division for their in house video network.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5805313822

Start bid is only a buck!

Carl
Friday 2nd September 2005
11:57 pm U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

Maybe someone can help on this toughie; my Sony beta SL5600 plays well but it has the jitters! Horizontally back and forth goes the clear picture. Not much,just enough so I really cannot enjoy the movie. Thank you. Carl S NYC

Carl
Friday 2nd September 2005
6:57 pm U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

I just found out why my Sanyo 4000 or 4400 beta will not play the tapes;it is the...I guess youwould call it the capstan, that little staff that turns as the tape is pushed against it.Mine will not turn at all. I will operate manually but its electrical days are long past.I'm not sure if this is the correct name for it, but would anyone have any info on wherea replacement could be found? Thanks...Carl N.Y.C.

Dave
Friday 2nd September 2005
6:41 pm U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

Carl,I sent you a email but in case you don't get it this is what I sentHi CarlThanks for your interest and it works perfect, its a Sony, the HI-Fi proseeer goes along with it , I am near Toronto Dave

Carl
Friday 2nd September 2005
6:31 pm U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

Dave..re the beta vcr for sale. What brand,condition? Also, are you near Detroit?

Dave
Friday 2nd September 2005
1:33 pm U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

Hello I have a beta vcr for sale its a HFR50 with the HI-FI prossesser, open to any offers I am in Canada, and a betamovie camera alsoThank you

K. Lambert
Thursday 1st September 2005
11:21 am U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

HiIn regards to the Sanyo logo change, this happened in 1987.I know this because i started working at one of their factories at that time.Sanyo's first VHS trio still had the old 'three waves' logo and they were released in 1986 (UK).They then merged with another part f their empire and created the 'neptune style' N.A lot of their VHS machines went very upmarket and this was to increase their market share that had dwindled to about 5% in 1985.Sanyo were also in 1986 simultaneously in three format camps, BETA,VHS & 8mm ,together with Sony.Sanyo to some are considered 'cheap and cheerful' and this is probably due to their (successful) bargain basement stance.They have proved , however, that they can compete with the best in terms of technology and high tech developements.I have always found their products to be excellent value , excellently reliable,attractive looking ( most cases) , ergonomically sound with great performance ,especially taking the other comments mentioned into account and the customer service is pretty dam good too.The only item they produce which does'nt quite meet these standards ,picture quality wise ,( compared to the best) are their TV's. I think maybe they try to compromise and keep the price low at the expense of the WOW factor with PHILLIPS,TOSHIBA et al.You only have to look at ther Beta machines and the fact most are still going strong and if they are faulty or a bit tired are so easy to rectify.The parts to( service) are still readily available .It'll be interesting to see how their new plasma screens hold up.............................Kevin (UK)

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