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Homer
Monday 6th February 2006
2:07 am U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

ppcusr...

Your SL-2710 might not play its own recordings correctly because it cannot record/read the control track properly, because the tape path might not be adjusted properly or because the head that reads the control track (the ACE head) is worn.

I would suspect a worn head on this 20+ year old unit.

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 5th February 2006
6:03 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Gee I guess if you can't slam a VHS cassette into the slot it MUST be onea them thar "Beta" VCRs....

And a "Professional" one to boot!

Nevermind that "professional" video equipment usually comes without a tuner or timer and use BNC connectors for the video.

Ron Humphris
Sunday 5th February 2006
2:39 pm U.K.

www.ronhump@nospamtpg.com.au

G/day all,

anybody care to comment on eBay ITEM NO 7586834866 ?

Peing
Sunday 5th February 2006
5:27 am U.K.

n@spamatmyemail.com

((a guy offer me HF507D and HF701D 2 year ago for only 50U$)) damn I lost contact with him.

Boby
Sunday 5th February 2006
5:19 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I havent get the picture that the clock flashes rapidly or juast like heartbeat.If the clock in working order ,whatta hack with the flashes. Clock always flashes when not programmed.

So now it's consider the loading sequence is working? Does the deck play well?

What good does it make for the 860D keeps in service centre when there's no part/s to be replaced. I imagine it's been there for almost a year. I'd rather have it returned .

Can you email me the Vendor URL in S'pore?

Keeping Beta sometime needs a sacrifice.

I feel bad telling you all this.

Juris Bergs
Saturday 4th February 2006
7:44 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

I never had an opportunity to use the 860D at all. As I mentioned, I bought it on Ebay. Upon arrival, to test the unit I put a tape into it, and it jammed immediately. That is why I took this machine to the repair shop. They put in a new loading mechanism. When I called them to ask if the machine was ready to be picked up, the technician told me about the clock flashing and said he was trying to get the IC to fix that problem. Unfortunately, he has not been able to get the IC, because Sony has discontinued it. When I started researching the availability of the IC on the Internet, I discovered that it still available from a vendor in Singapore. However, the vendor didn't replied when I asked him how to pay for the IC.

Boby
Saturday 4th February 2006
6:15 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Well....as far as I know CX series IC lasts very long time unless there's something wrong in its environment that cause to faulty. Since there's no one you rely on, you can let the technician do his job.I dont really get what's the problem in your HF860D except the fast-blinking FL display and the one you've just told me. Anyway there's no relation between the jammed loading mechanism and the clock IC .

Does it play well before the trouble?

HF860D is a quite complex machine really, it plays prerecorded Movie from HF1000D and HF95D much more better than you can imagine. I'd rather have my DVD Ebayed......

Juris Bergs
Saturday 4th February 2006
7:11 am U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

The machine is still in the possession of the shop where I had taken it because the loading mechanism was jammed. It was the repairman at the shop who told me about the clock display. Since I don't have the machine here at home, I cannot confirm what is really happening. I can only assume that the repairman knows what he is talking about. After all, he is supposed to be the expert, not me.

Boby
Saturday 4th February 2006
5:27 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Juris;

I ve checked CXP5016H ,sorry to ask what makes you think it's the IC (are you sure?/I dont trust Sony serviceman) there're some component next to ;IE transistor/xTAL /LINEAR IC ,etc have it checked also. Do the clock affect other operation such as Programable Timer or just blinking very fast. You can swap to other deck to make it certain(if you have one).

there could be crack on PCB path (wich makes bad contacts [corrosion []}.

HEATS UP the IC sometime fixed (Solder the IC legs in high temperature Gun) but there could be possiblity to failure [make sure not too hot].

Dave
Saturday 4th February 2006
4:14 am U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

Hi I have a SLO-325 and it only plays one tape that I have, all the others have very disorted video, You only see the video for a few seconds and than it goes messy and recyles the same video again The sound is OK, Its like its hitting a bad spot every few seconds, It does have slo-mo and the video gets a little better but still there is noise, why its only plays one perecorded tape and not any other perecorded ones beats me Any ideas?

Juris Bergs
Friday 3rd February 2006
11:45 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Noel,

The vendor in Singapore e-mailed me a picture of the packaging for the IC I need, and only the 3 Betamax models I mentioned are listed on on the label. Therefore, it doesn't seem likely that it was used in any of the Sony VHS machines. I appreciate your input though.

By the way, Boby once mentioned that you work for the Australian Government. I had contacts in your Government while I was working for the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C.Any discussion about my work would have to be in a private e-mail however.

Best regards,

Juris

Noel Higgins
Friday 3rd February 2006
10:46 pm U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.acma.gov.au

Juris,

Have you checked to see if the same IC may have been used in early Sony VHS machines?

regards Noel

Juris Bergs
Friday 3rd February 2006
10:04 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

The clock display just keeps rapidly flashing. The IC needed to fix this problem costs $20 in Singapore, but the vendor never answered me when I asked him how to make the payment. I, too, doubt that the clock in the HF950 would work in the HF860D. Anyway, the problem is that the IC is bad, not the clock itself. The IC I need is supposed to work in the following models: 860D, 870D, and 701D. I was thinking of selling the 860D on Ebay, but I need to get it fixed first, unless I sell it really cheap as a parts machine. However, that would be a shame since many of the other parts in it, including the video heads and loading mechanism, are brand new.

Boby
Friday 3rd February 2006
8:31 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

As I recall myself, still dont understand why you stuck on the clock IC .Really what's the buggy problem on your clock. From my experience clock aint no big deal. I have HF950ES clock. Your's free if it's match(I dont think so).

Juris Bergs
Friday 3rd February 2006
5:31 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

Since coming to the United States, my wife has joined me in the Christian faith. That's another reason we don't celebrate the Chinese New Year.

As you and others using this chat page may remember, I started hanging out here because I was trying to locate an IC for my beta. Although a source in Singapore indicated that 300 of the ICs are available over there, I still haven't managed to get my hands on even one of them. The vendor in Singapore has not replied to my inquiry about paying him for the purchase and the shipment to the USA.

Pete
Friday 3rd February 2006
9:51 am U.K.

petel99@tiscali.co.uk

I am looking to repair/service my SLC30UB VCR - does anyone know where I can get hold of a service manual for this machine? Many thanks.

Boby
Friday 3rd February 2006
7:51 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

It's the same, except I dont go to the Temple of Buddha(I'm Catholic).

For someone who has DVD plug to the Monitor and WYSWYG(what you see is what you get).

http://www.hallresearch.com/products/vga_processor/SC-VGA-2.htm

Possibly Beta if you got another converter.

Juris Bergs
Thursday 2nd February 2006
9:48 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

Just saw your message regarding the Chinese New Year. I haven't been lurking around the chat page as much as I did before and was wondering why you haven't e-mailed me in such a long time. As for the Chinese New Year, Molly and I don't do anything special. In this country, people in only the larger Chinese communities, like those in New York and San Francisco, do much celebrating. I imagine you do things differently where you are.

Regards,

Juris

Boby
Wednesday 1st February 2006
5:45 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmaill.com

Looks clean to me...

http://www.speurders.nl/show_photo.php?id=1&listno=5&sp_id=17298083&ac_ca_id=99&sp_title=nostalgische%20draagbare%20video%20van%20sony%20betamax&sp_photo_count=2

Boby
Tuesday 31st January 2006
2:13 am U.K.

apache@webserver.net

You may find interesting people / usefull information on this friendly chatpage/Buddy chatpage.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http://kousoku-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/sl2100.html

[[[[[[[[copy the whole line]]]]]]]]]].

Wes
Monday 30th January 2006
8:00 pm U.K.

w.d.boyer@ieee.org

I just stumbled across your 'chat page' and am curious about something. Is the "Betamax PALsite" more involved with PAL format rather than NTSC, or is the PAL meaning 'buddy' or 'friend' instead of the format? I will be moving soon and parting with some NTSC Beta equipment - not used in many years. I am an eBay user (buyer only to this point) and may post my items for sale there unless there is some interest here beforehand. Thanks. Wes in Michigan, USA

ppcusr
Monday 30th January 2006
3:47 am U.K.

golflove001@netscape.com

I have a Beta system SL-2710 (NTSC) and I am unable to record with it because when I try to play the tape back the tape speed is only at BIII speed although it was recorded at BII speed. A prerecorded BII tape does play fine though. Does anyone know what might be wrong. This happens an all tapes every time I try it.

Thanks

Mike
Sunday 29th January 2006
2:35 pm U.K.

mf18nh@yahoo.com

I have some beta videos Imade almost 15 years ago on a SONY consumer recorder that no longer works. The quality is not good on the player I have. It is also about 15 years old. Is there a place to send these tapes to be evaluated and then re-recorded in another format? I am in Boston. Thanks.

JSP
Sunday 29th January 2006
10:15 am U.K.

no@email.given.com

Red ones are different, have also seen a blue.

Pity it doesnt have the orriginal remote to match!

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 29th January 2006
2:23 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

*SIGH* Here's a real 80s flashbax...

Why oh why don't they make sleechy red video products anymore?

http://cgi1.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5859832138

Bright red SL-F30AS VCR....

Stuart
Saturday 28th January 2006
8:09 pm U.K.

trashwebzine@btinternet.com

Hi,

Thanks for the replies, I have now sorted the problem which was a lot simpler than first anticipated. It turns out the DVDR was set in "SP" recording mode and that is where I was losing the sound quality. I have since changed it to "HQ" recording mode and the sound is perfect!

Motty
Saturday 28th January 2006
7:43 pm U.K.

leah38@bezeqint.net

I have a Sony Betamax (PAL System) SL-P300 that I want to sell. Is anybody interested?

Boby
Saturday 28th January 2006
7:01 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

mm I just wonder what Juris do during Chinese New year.

Boby
Saturday 28th January 2006
7:34 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Addition to my last post;

In the process of recording from Analog RF (BETA) video streams need to be converted to digital stream inside the DVDR deck , generally during the conversion there could be some signal loss. That might be the reason of some unSynchronized movie (A/V).

I'm not saying that the DVDR is bad, even a Fabulous capture Device can do the same sometime.

THX

Dave
Saturday 28th January 2006
12:38 am U.K.

betamax@rogers.com

Hi I just picked up a "new" deck its a SLO-325 Just wondering if you know anything about it and anyone feelings about itThanks

Baggio
Friday 27th January 2006
8:27 pm U.K.

dbggio@Xml.com.cnn

http://www.icxinyi.cn/zl/104.htm

Plenty of Service manuals to hunt.

Boby
Thursday 26th January 2006
3:46 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

My pardon (Stuart/Olive);I think we have Synchronazation problem here ( As I found in VHS tape 6 years ago when first SVCD Recording introduced), the picture and sound doesnt go together (Synch). And the Audio recorded seems to be in higher BitRate. As Olive said using RCA source for Recording might improve the result.

Hints;Some DVDR have hardrive inside upgrading Device can enhanced performance.(This is the last effort if you still insist on recording with Synch problem)or Tweaking your DVDR deck using software given by the Manufacturer(usually a cd contain data for writing into the machine BIOS). [[Tweaking can cause malfunction do at your own risks]]

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 26th January 2006
1:19 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

It sounds like you should use direct A/V connections to the DVD recorder. There may be an incompatibility with the RF modulator. If I recall there were several flavours of audio transmission formats in the European market and you may have one that's just off enough for the DVD recorder to muck it up. Especially as the VTC-5000 is a mono unit.

As I said you might want to use A/V inputs instead of the RF input. You'll some adapters for that but it ought be worth it as RF to RF linking for copying isn't a good idea anyway.

Stuart
Thursday 26th January 2006
9:04 am U.K.

trashwebzine@btinternet.com

Hi Olive,

I have tried the player independantly and the sound is fine on each tape. I also have recorded other input devices (VHS and DVD) to the DVD Recorder and their audio is fine.

I havn't tried splitting the sound as I have just been using a normal RF connecting lead to go straight into the DVDR. When you play the Beta through the DVDR the sound is perfect, but when recorded onto DVD it takes on this slightly higher pitch, it doesnt happen with the VHS and DVD conversions though, just the Beta one.

Thanks for your reply.

Stu

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 26th January 2006
1:01 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Stuart - have you played the VCR alone and not through the DVD recorder in order to root out some sort of line problem or problem with the DVD recorder's audio settings?

Did you use a Y jack to split the mono audio coming out of the VCR to the DVD recorder's stereo inputs? Assuming it has RCA inputs and and not just that SCART connector thingy.

Otherwise you might try adjusting the capstan speed.

Stuart
Wednesday 25th January 2006
10:47 pm U.K.

trashwebzine@btinternet.com

Hi,

I am in the process of converting some betamax tapes to DVD. My Betamax player is a Sanyo VTC 5000 and I am recording onto a Goodmans DVDR. The tape is fine when played through the video machine and upon recording is fine also. The DVD gives a great picture with nothing lost.....however the sound is a little funky!! The actual sound is all there but the voices sound as though they have taken a little helium, it's not really high pitched but just a little above what it would normally be, the picture doesnt appear to be playing faster but maybe it could be by a slight bit.

Is there anything I can do to fix this at all?

Any advice greatly appreciated,

ThanksStu

Richard Sleeman
Wednesday 25th January 2006
9:49 pm U.K.

rwsleeman@btinternet.com

Hello. I am having trouble finding a replacement video head for my Sanyo vtc5000 beta vcr, also the same for my Toshiba V9600. Does anyone know of a supplier that stocks these parts??

I also badly need a circuit diagram for an NEC PVC740 beta vcr.

Can anybody please help? ( I am in the UK)

Thanks.Richard Sleeman.

Charlie
Wednesday 25th January 2006
1:56 pm U.K.

betaman50@yahoo.com

Anyone got a NEC VC-N65EU parts machine they wanna get rid of? Parts for these machines are harder to get then money from home! Thanks

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 25th January 2006
2:18 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

To John Stone: There are video transfer services available in most areas. Most of them keep a betamax around for transfers. By now you should be transfering those to DVD as VHS is getting to be the new Betamax in terms of "obsolescence"...

Check the Yellow Pages for "Video Transfer (or Duplicating) Services".

There are are also transfer services listed in the PALsite directory...

http://www.palsite.com/directory.html

Homer
Tuesday 24th January 2006
9:52 pm U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

Scott, I think you are on the right track with the CTL head. It probably needs replacement, yet you may extend its life by readjusting it a little. There is an adjustment screw on its assembly that will tilt it forward a little. Then it may be able to pick up a stronger signal.

Replacing this head requires a tape path adjustment afterwards.

John R Stone
Tuesday 24th January 2006
8:10 pm U.K.

zepra@aol.com

I have a betamax format tape with a rare film recorded on it. Can anyone reading this advise me how I can get it transfered to either VHS or CD without purchasing the equipment needed for the job. I would be happy to pay any fair fee for this.

Scott
Tuesday 24th January 2006
4:12 am U.K.

scottveazie@hotmail.com

I have a SL-2700 that plays back tapes from other machines fine, but doesn't want to track it's own recordings correctly. You can almost get it perfect it you go hard over to the right on the tracking knob, but it needs a little more. Every other Beta I've had you never had to adjust the tracking for it's own recordings, just for tapes on other machines. Is there an adjustment? I remember some kind of tracking adjustment on one of my other machines I don't have anymore, but I think it was the control head and had a screw you could turn in a and out to change things. Am I on the right track? I do have a new head in case I need to replace mine, is that easy to do? Thanks!!

K. Lambert
Monday 23rd January 2006
10:08 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

GarethYou're welcome my friend.Most important though THANKYOU for letting me know how you got on..........Kevin

Gareth
Monday 23rd January 2006
6:10 pm U.K.

gtoop@hotmail.com

FAO Kevin Lambert-

Kevin, thanks for the advice previously on hooking up my Beta to my dvd recorder. was just a simple BNC connection as you suggested. Got it sorted and working just great. Many Thanks.

robert lovell
Monday 23rd January 2006
10:14 am U.K.

rl006e7592@blueyonder.co.uk

Hi can anyone help i need a rewind kit for a sony c7

walter tanski
Monday 23rd January 2006
1:25 am U.K.

wtanski@nycap.rr.com

i'm looking to get a sony sl2700 repaired does anyone have a suggestions?

Boby
Sunday 22nd January 2006
8:00 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmaill.com

You can find some usefull links on repairing.

http://www.epanorama.net/links/repair.html#tv

Willie Lai
Sunday 22nd January 2006
3:35 am U.K.

pyakale_parage@yahoo.com.au

Hi thereI am looking for a service manual for Akai TV model CT2009AThanks

Boby
Saturday 21st January 2006
6:36 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmaill.com

Where on earth Betaphiles........Wake up yo....

http://www.replacementremotes.com/store/index.cfm?CFID=458882&CFTOKEN=62190621

One good product from Sony the A/Video receiver with Firmware Upgrade(flashROM)

http://home.online.no/~espen-b/ta-e9000es/#rear

One of my lovely Deck

http://amikko.hp.infoseek.co.jp/11/sbv3000.htm

Boby
Friday 20th January 2006
7:50 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmaill.com

Do we have to be a mechanical Engineer to do this.......

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/MainTenance/SLF11/SLF11_009.html

Noel Higgins
Friday 20th January 2006
6:00 am U.K.

noel.higgins@acma.nospam.au

Boby,

Thanks for the offer. Indeed we will talk later.

regards Noel

Boby
Thursday 19th January 2006
6:25 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmaill.com

.........There's something on Hacking VIDEO.......&%*&^%*&%

http://www.tomw.net.au/2001/itv.html

Boby
Thursday 19th January 2006
6:19 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmaill.com

Ah Hi JSP havent seen ya for quite some time. My computer knowledge hasnt come to cracking software, but I can picture on doing so. I was just thinking/beginning playing with Embeded application .I do have many Digital equipment but not Tapes. Well since it really suck a big bux I guess I can move step by step.

To ;Noel since I'm no longer use the HF950 power unit, I had the idea last month on giving it to you( we'll talk about this later).

C U soon guys.........

http://www.nanocosmos.de/multimedia/de/VideoTransformer.htm

JSP
Thursday 19th January 2006
10:01 am U.K.

asknoel@no.way

Hey Boby,

that software is great, its been about a while. I toyed with it on a pair of BVW-40P 's and a VO-9800P, untill I lost a 40P and made it pointless for editing.

You could probably crack the control code faily easily for the SLO machines with the edit plug on the back.

I also had software at one stage for controlL which worked with the 950 and a hi8 machine I had. Its really all quite pointless in the bigger picture if your serious about editing, as you would go digital in some form nowadays. I have a fetish for ControlL stuff, I gave Noel a COOL control L remote that works lots of cool stuff on 950 's.

JSP

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 18th January 2006
11:43 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

The SL-8200 is a nice model to have if you have room to collect them, but if one has Beta tapes recorded in the BIII speed or in HiFi or SuperBeta it's not of much use if you need a Beta for tape transfers or just to play back the old tapes.

I wouldn't want to risk more than $35-$45 for one sight unseen especially if shipping is cross-country.

Norton Luboff
Wednesday 18th January 2006
8:51 pm U.K.

norton_l@mailcity.com

Hi - I'm in posession of a Sony Betamax X2 model SL-8200 that is in working condition and has just been taking up space in my attic. My plan is to sell it on eBay, but I thought first I would come by this chat page to get an idea as to what I should expect to sell it for. Is this a desirable model? And what should I sell it for? Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks,

Norton

jim blackwell
Wednesday 18th January 2006
8:20 pm U.K.

jimandsylviab@hotmail.com

Hi! I have a C9 which unfortunately has just given up the ghost and I still have several tapes I want to copy to DVD. I would like to beg borrow or buy one in Good working order to complete the task (including film of my wedding day!!)(sympathy vote?) I am willing to travel to pick it up and if it is a loan-I will be willing to leave some £ security while I use it. I live in Coventry so 100 miles radius would be neat.I should add, please, please, please.

Boby
Wednesday 18th January 2006
6:15 pm U.K.

bobymc@ayhooo.comm

I hope this gorgeous software works with my BETA........Of course it wont....darn....

http://www.rs422.com.ar/

Boby
Wednesday 18th January 2006
5:51 pm U.K.

bobymc@ayhooo.comm

http://www.rs422.com.ar/vcrtiming/

Just a clue if there's possiblity to cope this protocol to Beta machine..........

Dave
Wednesday 18th January 2006
12:14 am U.K.

fxy208@hotmail.com

Yes to the above All the clues are on the tape, Lets just hope that its not a Betacam tape

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 17th January 2006
9:01 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Pondering the soles of the upturned Florsheims, The Betamax wonders if anyone will suspect that it was the killer....

http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/bobzz100/Betamax07.JPG

Charlie
Tuesday 17th January 2006
5:30 pm U.K.

betaman50@yahoo.com

Finally got a Beta that records in B1-- the NEC VC-N65EU but so far have been very disappointed in it.For one thing the tuner circuit bd was broken clear in two making recording through the RF connector impossible. After 23 jumper wires across the traces I now have it woring and recording perfect except it will not record in Beta Hi -FI even through the RCA inputs. Playback of a recording made on another Beta HI-FI plays back great in HI-FI .Does anyone have a copy of a service manual for this animal? Thanks

Don hadden
Tuesday 17th January 2006
3:00 pm U.K.

phillipe@homecall.co.uk

I have a SL 3000 UB --TT3000 and the Tritcon camera bought circa 1976.A great piece of equipment but little used. It was put away soon after it was bought.I have now retrieved it from store room and connected it up and run it and it works just as it did when it was put away. Now it is going up for sale with 28 tapes anybody intersted can make an offer (not a silly one)

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 17th January 2006
1:00 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

To B Graves. It could be that the faceplate had been removed and reinstallted with the record slider in the wrong position and it is actually stuck behind the button it's supposed to press. Try removing and reinstalling the faceplate - making sure the record slider is in the released postion.

B Graves
Tuesday 17th January 2006
6:09 am U.K.

bgraves@telis.org

I have just bought a used Sony SL-HF500 deck, which works well in "Play." But when I tried FF, Reverse, etc., I got nothing. A closer look showed that the "Record" switch -- a kind of slider switch that apparently locks in at the "Record" position, is stuck in that position. Trying to push it out of that position (that is, from right to left) with what seems reasonable torque got nothing. Is there a way to release that Record switch? Any ideas on why it's stuck?

Any information appreciated.

Boby
Monday 16th January 2006
5:03 pm U.K.

bobymc@ayhooo.comm

There could be any possiblities to modify your beta block/parts......here we're

http://www.bmm-electronics.com/Producten.asp

Boby
Monday 16th January 2006
4:26 pm U.K.

bobymc@ayhooo.comm

Colin thanks for your att, maybe chatpage is clearing the cache.

Just in case if someone looking for IC's

http://b2b.sony.com/Solutions/page.do?page=/SemiconductorRedirect/semiconductor.html&name=Semiconductor

Michael
Monday 16th January 2006
3:49 pm U.K.

koutsodontis@yahoo.com

For Sale........Sony SL-HF900 Super Beta Hi-Fi. I am the original owner. The player has been stored in it's original box for the last 15 years. Comes with original remote control plus manual and connectors. The player is in very good condition and has been well taken care of. All offers above $ 200. 00 will be considered. For further information please email me at koutsodontis@yahoo.com..........Thanks for reading, and sorry for posting for the 3rd time...................Cheers Michael!!!!!!

Bob Kesser
Saturday 14th January 2006
6:24 pm U.K.

gerbobk@execpc.com

FOR SALE Sony Beta SLHFR 70 in top working order $60. SONY SLHFR70 and SONY 400 for parts $10 each. Beta head cleaning tapes, rewinders make offer.

Dave
Saturday 14th January 2006
12:04 pm U.K.

fxy208@hotmail.com

Would anyone know where I can get a guide for a Sony SLO-325? Like A PDF file etc?

Jez
Friday 13th January 2006
11:11 am U.K.

Monkeybizness@gmail.com

Gday there,does anyone know where i can find a betamax/betacord vcr in sydney, australia?had a look around in vinnies and like cash converters but no luck there...i just wanna get a second hand one so i can copy my old betamax/cord tapes onto dvd.

Tuan Anh
Friday 13th January 2006
7:37 am U.K.

haydenmau@yahoo.com

fcdc

colin judd
Thursday 12th January 2006
10:00 am U.K.

doc@iprimus.com.au

Boby,you can get the drift by going to the archived page,

Boby
Wednesday 11th January 2006
4:44 pm U.K.

bobymc@ayhooo.comm

I can't see whole page, whatta f is goin on.

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 11th January 2006
12:29 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Looks like another spam attack is in the offing.

Paul
Wednesday 11th January 2006
7:12 am U.K.

Paulr_shutty@yahoo.co.uk

whats going on?

dsa
Tuesday 10th January 2006
10:57 pm U.K.

fdfdsa@nxkhf.lkv

test

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 10th January 2006
8:24 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

LV-1900 Beta console unit - first Beta VCR...

http://cgi1.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5851791669

K. Lambert
Tuesday 10th January 2006
12:21 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

HiYou won't need a twin phono splitter..trust me..........If you stumped Maplins then i'm surprised at THEM.The BNC socket plugs (with phono socket at the other end) are available from CPC the mail order distributor.Try their website http://www.cpc.co.uk.You will find just about every connector ,plug, socket e.t.c that you would ever need and at bargain prices too,especially if you order more than one.Good luck ...............Kevin

Gareth
Monday 9th January 2006
8:21 pm U.K.

gtoop@hotmail.com

Thanks for the advice K Lambert. I can suss the phono part out- only one socket at the back of the beta so will need a twin phono splitter. Easy done. Took a picture of the video output socket to Maplins- totally stumped them! Only room for a small horizontal connection- doesn't look a BNC connection? Or Is that what it is right enough?

Michael
Monday 9th January 2006
5:03 pm U.K.

koutsodontis@yahoo.com

Hello!!!!!!!This post is an update to my original post dated Dec 31 2005......For Sale.....Sony SL-HF900 Super Beta Hi-Fi. Comes in it's original box with Remote Control, Manual, Demonstration tape and Connectors. I am the original owner and have taken very good care of the player. On a scale of 1-10 i would feel confident enough to rate this unit a 9. From the day i purchased this player it has never left my house or been abused in any kind of way. All offers above $ 200. 00 will be considered.......Thanks for your interest.....Michael

dan stein
Sunday 8th January 2006
10:27 pm U.K.

dstein4@cox.net

sony betamax camera hvc-2200 for sale (u.s.)like new-$100.

stuart hoppe
Sunday 8th January 2006
3:07 pm U.K.

stuarthoppe@aol.com

can anybody tell me how i can record tapes from my sony c5 onto vhf please

LARRY A GORDON
Sunday 8th January 2006
10:41 am U.K.

gordon9@hotmail.com

I am wanting to purchase a front panel for a Toshiba Beta VCR V-8500 [or] V-8600 model. Panel must be unblemished in apperance. Any help in this search will be greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is gordon9@hotmail.com [or] busterjakefish@yahoo.com THANKS: Larry A Gordon

Imanol Zubikarai Crespo
Sunday 8th January 2006
12:03 am U.K.

izubikarai@tele2.es

Hi:

I need to buy a second hand Betamax VCR, my old one is broken. Please, if somebody wants to sale his vcr, please let me know. It would be nice if you can tell me, price, model and condition of the unit.

I am writing from Spain, thank you.

e-mail: izubikari@tele2.es

trevor dulson
Saturday 7th January 2006
9:12 pm U.K.

trevvy74@aol.com

Hi can anyone help me.Ive got a SANYO VTC 5000 BETAMAX VIDEO RECORDERwith over 130 tapes in good working order to sell.I live in the UK but im not sure where to sell it.does anyone know of any dealers who might be interested or anywhere that deals with beta private ads.The reason im not sure is because it belonged to someone in my family and im not really up on betamax.

K. Lambert
Saturday 7th January 2006
1:41 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

GarethAm i right in understanding the Sanyo VCR connections are causing you the headache......?All you need is a twin phono cable, a BNC socket(for the video connection on the vcr) and then either a scart (switchable in/out) or two more phono connections ( depending on what your DVD recorder has).These cables and the BNC sockets can be had very cheaply from mail order electronic/accessory supplier catalogues such as CPC e.t.cBy the way the Sanyo 5150 is an excellent choice for the task at hand.........very good in all respects.Hope this helps................Kevin

Gareth
Saturday 7th January 2006
11:44 am U.K.

gtoop@hotmail.com

I recently purchased a Sanyo VTC5150 - as that was the model I had growing up- with the intention of copying old beta tapes to DVD. However, I'm stuck with the audio/video outputs on the vcr- can't find cables compatible with the modern av inputs on a dvd recorder.

Can anyone help, point me in the right direction or suggest a beta model that does have compatible audio/video outputs?

Thanks all.

Scott
Thursday 5th January 2006
5:36 am U.K.

scottveazie@hotmail.com

The Beta Informer is back. I have finally found a way around my ISP, so I can begin mailing again. Once I sort through all the returned mail, and I have alot of it since I stopped publication 2.5 years ago, I will send out the first issue. If you would like to be a subscriber again, please drop me a line. It's good to be back!!

~Scott Veazie, The Beta Informer

Homer
Wednesday 4th January 2006
7:58 pm U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

I'm amazed at the set of features of that VHS Beta Max SL-5400. Not only does it have a clock set button, it sports a power switch as well. Wow !

Dave
Wednesday 4th January 2006
1:08 am U.K.

FXy208@hotmail.com

Thanks for the info

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 3rd January 2006
7:47 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Dave. Yeah the SLO-323 is a BI speed only recorder/player. The upgrade model SLO-325 is a BI recorder that plays all three speeds.

Dave
Tuesday 3rd January 2006
5:37 pm U.K.

fxy208@hotmail.com

Hi I think this machine (SLO-323) is one speed but does it play other speeds such as B2 or B3, Does anyone know?Thanks

Noel Higgins
Monday 2nd January 2006
11:00 pm U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.acma.gov.au

Well spotted!

Dave
Monday 2nd January 2006
8:34 pm U.K.

FXy208@hotmail.com

Here is a funny onehttp://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5848793123&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX

Olive Thomas
Monday 2nd January 2006
5:14 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

I see Lucrezia Borgias is back - and she still hasn't learned how to turn off the CAPS-LOCK key...

BETTERMIX
Monday 2nd January 2006
12:58 am U.K.

SPLINGE@TESCO.NET

LOADS OF BETAMAX TAPES FOR SALE: THESE ARE ADVERTISED ON EBAY AND AD'S READ AS FOLLOWS39 X SONY PRO-X/L-500, 2 X MAXELL RX PRO 500 & 1 X TDK HD PRO 750 BETAMAX TAPES.MOST OF THESE TAPES HAVE ONLY BEEN USED ONCE TO RECORD MAINLY HI-FI SOUND ONTO THE VIDEO TRACK VIA A PCM -F1 DIGITAL PROCESSOR (WHICH I SOLD ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO) AND ONTO THE FM TRACK AS WELL SOME DO HAVE VIDEO ON THEM. IT'S MOSTLY ROCK,BLUES,JAZZ AND CLASSICAL BUT I'M NOT SELLING THE RECORDED CONTENT JUST THE TAPES,

63 X SONY MASTER HG (5 OF A DIFFERENT MAKE) BETAMAX TAPES.MOSTLY RECORDED ONCE AND STORED AWAY THEY CONTAIN AUDIO ONLY RECORDED FROM CD'S & LIVE RADIO CONCERTS OR VIDEO FROM TV PROG'S, THEY ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

APPROXIMATELY 910 (13 BOXES OF 70) MOSTLY SONY L750 & BETAMAX TAPES BUT THERE ARE SOME MAXELL, FUJI & KONICA 750's & 500's (BUT NO BASF) AND MOSTLY RECORDED ONCE ON MY SLHF 100 's AND SLHF950 's THAT I'VE JUST SOLD ON EBAY AND ON THIS SITE.THEY CONTAIN MAINLY TV PROGRAMS FROM THE 70's, 80's AND EARLY 90's. PYTHON, SPIKE MILLIGAN, NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS, WHO DARES WINS, HALE & PACE, YOUNG ONES, NEW STATESMAN, RICK MAYALL PRESENTS, TWO RONNIES, MORCOMBE & WISE, ETC,ETC. LOT'S OF ROCK MUSIC AND CONCERTS FROM 60's TO 90's. VARIOUS DOCUMENTRIES; VIETNAM SERIES, FIRST GULF WAR, WORLD AT WAR, NATURE, TECHNOLOGY, ETC,ETC AND LOADS OF OTHER INTERESTING PROGRAMS AND SUBJECTS. ALSO SOME MUSIC CD's AND LIVE SOUND RECORDINGS FROM RADIO ON VIDEO TRACK (PCM) AND HI-FI TRACK (FM).

910 TAPES SO THERE ARE 13 BOXES 40CM X 27CM X 36CM WEIGHING 16 KILOS EACH (208 KG = 457LB) SO PICK UP FROM MY LOCATION (UK LONDON E4) IS THE ONLY OPTION. I MUST SAY AGAIN THAT I'M NOT SELLING THE RECORDED CONTENT JUST THE TAPES I JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO ERASE 1000+ TAPES.

I ALSO HAVE WORKSHOP MANUALS FOR SLHF950 VIDEO RECORDER, KX-27PS1 PROFEEL MONITOR & VTX-100UB TUNER AND RM-E100V EDITING CONTROLLER. ALSO OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SLHF950 AND SLHF100 ALL IN AS NEW CONDITION. THESE WILL BE GOING ON EBAY SOON AS WELL SO HAVE A LOOK FOR FULL DETAILS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.

navin
Sunday 1st January 2006
6:54 pm U.K.

nbkotadia@yahoo.com

Happy New Year to Betamax PALS. I own a SL HF 100 Pal VCR. Need Sevice Manual to fix Hi-Fi audio problem. Any assistance in sourcing the Manual, even in PDF Format, is apreciated.

Noel Higgins
Sunday 1st January 2006
8:52 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.acma.gov.au

Your always learning when you repair SONY SLC9s.

I have had two faults on the same mint condition machine this week - both involving the load mechanism. This particular machine has replacement metal gears.

The first problem was that it decided not to accept tape. Turns out the belt that drives the "load ring assembly" was a bit stretched and perished and the drive gear polished by wear. I just scuffed the V in the drive pulley and it worked again. ( I didn't have a spare belt but hat would be the best cure.) The machine does a little shuffle on the load ring at turn on to confirm the mechanisms position.

Second problem looked like a faulty cover slide door. ( the one at the front. that closes over the cassette hole when a tape is inside.)

The tape caught the door on eject and made the mechanism pop out of alignment. ( The plastic drive arm jumps off the pin lifting the tape assembly toward the centre of the machine. )

The culprit was a broken rubber on one of the levers pressing against the top of the cassette and holding it in place during load and unload.(one each side) This fault allows the cassette, under spring tension, to hit the cover door and jam it.

The machines are getting to an age where the rubber parts are getting hard and breaking so I guess that means more faults to look for.

Hope this helps someone else. The info might find its way onto Palsite C9 info eventually.

regards Noel

Noel Higgins
Sunday 1st January 2006
8:37 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.acma.gov.au

Jeff,

Thanks for your kind offer, I have emailed direct.

Glen, I checked and I have a 611 remote and a 615. Neither appear to have VCR functions. The 612A looks interesting.

regards Noel

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