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BETTERMIX
Friday 9th December 2005
4:50 pm U.K.

SPLINGE@TESCO.NET

HI RON, THIS LOOKS LIKE THE JVC ATTEMPT AT U-MATIC, I SPENT MOST OF MY WORKING LIFE IN THE FILM & TV INDUSTRY AND JVC DIDN'T REALLY CRACK IT SONY RULED THE ROOST. AS SOON AS BETA-CAM SP CAME INTO USE THE OLD UMATIC MACHINES WERE ONLY USED FOR VIDEO ASSIST. DAVE.

Ron Humphris
Friday 9th December 2005
11:10 am U.K.

www.ronhump@nospamtpg.com.au

G/day

Interesting Item on Ebay - item No 5836532655 - JVC BETA RECORDER ?is this actually what it claims to be ?

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 7th December 2005
9:50 pm U.K.

noel.higgins@acma.nospam.au

Does anyone know a source of video heads now for Sony SLC30 machines?

elshamoo
Wednesday 7th December 2005
12:23 am U.K.

elshamoo@yahoo.com

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Noel Higgins
Monday 5th December 2005
6:57 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.acma.gov.au

Olive,

The SL-T50ME will only record and play all the formats it wont convert. Some very expensive VHS multisystem units could convert or at least playback NTSC converted suitable to watch on a PAL TV. I have seen one but could not tell you the model.

The best thing for Paul to do is use a computer (or have someone with a suitable system) record off a Beta VCR and do him a DVD. Most DVD players are multisystem so it just comes down to him playing back through a later model multisystem TV.

regards Noel

Olive E Thomas
Monday 5th December 2005
4:08 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

That should've been SL-T50ME

Olive E Thomas
Monday 5th December 2005
4:07 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

I have a Multisystem Betamax (SL-HFT-50ME). Does anyone know if I can feed it an NTSC signal and have it record a PAL tape - in case I wanted to help the fellow above me?

Paul
Sunday 4th December 2005
5:28 pm U.K.

admin@vt.tv

HELP ! I have two old Betamax tapes which are in NTSC (USA) I need either a Betamax player which can play NTSC, or someone i can send the tapes to - so that these can be converted to PAL (UK). Better still if they can be converted to DVD, or Betamax PAL (normal UK) or just VHS. Anything ?

John G Davies
Sunday 4th December 2005
4:59 pm U.K.

johnandjanet.davies@ntlworld.com

Is there anyone living in surrey or hamshire? that is intrested in Betamax? I have a SL3000 together with the tuner TT3000 allso the Camera to match I came to me in a Will and the Player dos not work The tuner and camera work as far as I can tell, i am looking for somon willing to look at it, john Davies.

Oliver
Sunday 4th December 2005
6:18 am U.K.

oliverr_87@hotmail.com

I thought BetaMax had a resolution of 300 lines?

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 4th December 2005
5:54 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

I don't know if the BMC-1000 has the SuperBeta "kill switch" in the clock battery compartment. I would suspect that it doesn't since the 1000 used the faster BI speed exclusively and was meant for people who bought the SL-HF 1000.

"Regular" SuperBeta has a bandwidth of of 5.6 mhz with a resolution of 270 lines whereas Super HiBand has a bandwidth of 6.0mhz and a resolution of 280 lines - standard Beta is 4.8 mhz with a resolution of 240 lines.

VHS has a bandwidth of 4.4 mhz and a resolution of 230 lines and S-VHS has a bandwidth of 7.0 mhz and resolution of 400 lines.

Of course ED Beta "PWN3D" them all with a bandwidth of 9.3 mhz and 500 lines of resolution.

Bjorn
Saturday 3rd December 2005
11:52 pm U.K.

bjornatat@hotmail.com

I am located in Liskeard, Cornwall. For details of this service e-mail me at bjornatat@hotmail.com

Oliver
Saturday 3rd December 2005
8:30 pm U.K.

oliverr_87@hotmail.com

Any image quality differences between the GCS-1 and the BMC1000 when recording in normal non-super beta mode? Can you record in normal Beta mode with the BMC or no?

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 3rd December 2005
5:25 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Structurally the GCS-1 more resembles the BMC-1000 than either the 550 or 660. However the BMC-1000 records in the BIS speed whereas the GCS-1 records in BII like the 550 or 660.

The BMC-550 and 660 are pretty much the same camcorder with only the word "SuperBetamovie" on the 660 as well as a differing color scheme to distinguish the two. Both units could record in the SuperBeta format as could the GCS-1.

Curiously the switch in the clock battery compartment that enables SuperBeta recording is labeled "Hi-Band" which is what SuperBeta is called in the Japan home market.

BETTERMIX
Saturday 3rd December 2005
4:46 pm U.K.

SPLINGE@TESCO.NET

REF: SALE OF 2 X SLHF950 & 1 X SLHF100P. FOR THOSE FROM THIS SITE THAT HAVE EMAILED ME ASKING MY LOCATION, I'M IN LONDON E4, ENGLAND UK.

Oliver
Saturday 3rd December 2005
3:34 pm U.K.

oliverr_87@hotmail.com

Hi, I have a Sony GCS-1 Betamovie camcorder. Any information about it? I know it is the industrial version of the Betamovie camcorder, but which one? BMC550, 660, 1000? All information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Tony blaha
Saturday 3rd December 2005
11:21 am U.K.

antblaha@epix.net

BETA MAX PAL/SECAM In the early 1980's I recorded family Betamax video in the middle east where PAL/SECAM was used. I tries viewing these tapes on the US Betamax vcr machine and of course it doesn't play correctly or even close.I should have brought back one of the players back to US. The other problem is the TV here, I don't know if they would show the PAL format.Anyway ,any ideas what I can do? Are there machines that can play everything and at different countries voltage system? Thanks Tony

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 3rd December 2005
1:37 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Volkswagon "Beta" cassette player...

http://cgi1.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7569012814

<Dr Evil skeptical voice mode>

Riiiiiiight...

</Dr Evil skeptical voice mode>

David Hadaway
Friday 2nd December 2005
5:40 pm U.K.

dhad00@nospamyah00.com

To Bjorn: I would be interested in a mail order Beta repair facility. Where are you located?

BETTERMIX
Thursday 1st December 2005
9:36 pm U.K.

SPLINGE@TESCO.NET

HI FOLKS, IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED IVE 2 X SLHF 950 s (PAL) IN PRISTINE CONDITION, 1 X SLHF 100P IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR SALE. ALSO AN SLHF100 FOR SPARES, I BOUGHT IT IN THE EARLY 80s IT USED TO EITHER RECORD AND NOT PLAYBACK OR VICE VERSA I CANT REMEMBER, I USED THE AUDIO LEVEL DISPLAY FOR ANOTHER MACHINE AT THAT TIME. THESES WILL BE ADVERTISED ON EBAY MAYBE TONIGHT OR TOMORROW SO IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE PHOTOS AND SEE THE TEXT AS BELOW. I WILL SELL ON OR OFF EBAY, SO EMAIL ME IF YOUR INTERESTED, DAVE.

NOT THE USUAL WORN OUT BETAMAX MACHINE, THIS ONE HAS BEEN KEPT IN PRISTINE CONDITION, AND AS AT ONE TIME I HAD SIX OF THESE MACHINES JUST TO RECORD PROGRAMS WHILE I WAS WORKING AWAY IT'S HAD LITTLE USE. IT WAS SERVICED BY MY SONY ENGINEER ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO THEN BOXED TILL EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN IT WAS TAKEN OUT AND USED TO TRANSFER A FEW TAPES TO DVD AND IT PERFORMED PERFECTLY AS IT ALWAYS DID. I RECORDED A COUPLE OF TV PROGRAMS AND THEY CAME OUT SUPERBLY. AS YOU CAN SEE THE REMOTE IS LIKE NEW AND THE PICTURE I GOT WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA OF THE DRUM THROUGH THE OPEN CASSETTE LOADING DRAW SHOWS THE CONDITION OF THE MECHANICAL PARTS. THE LAST TIME I SOLD ONE OF THESE WAS ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO FOR £500 TO SOMEONE ON THE BETAMAX WEBSITE.

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