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Richard Sleeman
Saturday 15th July 2006
1:58 pm U.K.

rwsleeman@btinternet.com

Hello all.Do any of you have 2 capstan motors that are in good working order for Sony SL-C7UB? Will the capstan motor from a Sony c6 mk2 work in a c7? ??

Please let me know if anyone has these bit's, I have 2 c7 's which have just been serviced, but the bloke can't get hold of these motors. Thanks.Richard.

JD LaRue
Friday 14th July 2006
11:33 pm U.K.

somebeer@somebeer.net

Mr. Betamax is selling a red Toshiba V-300 for only $195. I have no idea why he's selling it for so little. Don't know how many he has in stock, but it's a relatively inexpensive chance to see what one of his refurbished machines look like - real "refurbished," not tvvideoman-flipping-a-garage-sale-score "refurbished."

I realize that my harping on this is probably getting tiresome (I'm starting to annoy myself, in fact), but I am so sick of seeing SL-10's and VCR4020's with no remotes and missing doors being sold as "factory new" (with "test tape!") for $250-$300 by some creep who spends half his description dissing other sellers, when less sophisticated beta buyers can do so much better and maybe save a bunch of money with just a little more information.

Mark Pearl
Friday 14th July 2006
12:50 pm U.K.

nittlion@verizon.net

I have an absolutely pristine Sony SL-HF 550 Superbeta with only 300 hrs usage listed on ebay. I would appreciate any feedback. It is US not PAL but I can share the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&item=330007670214&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

biggles
Thursday 13th July 2006
3:37 pm U.K.

bigglesdives@hotmail.com

Anyone tell me please the vtcm10, is it suitable for transfer to dvd, or should i get the slhf100as repaired. I damaged 2 of the poles while extracating the tape when it wouldnt eject. thanks.

Carl
Thursday 13th July 2006
11:11 am U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

Could anyone tell me where the internal tracking contol is found on my Toshiba V9200T and on my Sony 5600? These betas play quite well but have too many lines in the pics and I thought I might find and adjustment to clear them out. Thank you. Carl

roger.vermaelen
Thursday 13th July 2006
8:50 am U.K.

roger.vermaelen@planet.tn

Hello...I am looking for a MULTI-STANDARD BETA-MAX VCR in working order . Thanks and regards ROGER .

sls6-ub mark ii
Wednesday 12th July 2006
6:25 pm U.K.

bored@work.co.uk

hi reelmaster,

i also have a sony c6 (mark ii) i leave it turned on at the mains but on standby as it is close to a window and i dont want it to get damp inside, i supose the best way is to leave it turned off incase of a power surge. i use it quite often too almost every night! gotta love the old films!

Reelmaster 73
Wednesday 12th July 2006
10:21 am U.K.

dreammc@tpg.com.au

Had to get some RCA double adaptors before the sony jack died. You know when one little jiggle and you lose picture.Again, I am on the lookout for PAL original movies with covers.A handful every week or so is what I am thinking of

Can't totally trust EBAY, been burnt before

Reelmaster 73
Wednesday 12th July 2006
10:19 am U.K.

dreammc@tpg.com.au

Bummer, nothing worse than to have your machine go kaput

I have my betamax, laserdisc and PS2 connected into the front of my precious sony and already killed the front AV input of TV. Really hate RCA cables. The BNC cables on my betamax are way better. Plug in and turn and they are locked in and easy to remove.Amazes me that the more expensive RCA cables actually do more damage to input jacks than the cheapo ones

Now to a storage question for beta expertsIs it a good idea to switch on my C6 or other beta machine and run a tape a couple times a week or just leave machine unplugged for a few weeksUsually I will run at least one tape a week, sometimes up to three

Have had friends leave their machine in storage for six months while in perfect working order, then plug back in and have either no power going to machine or tape path/belts broken

Sam
Tuesday 11th July 2006
1:00 pm U.K.

skovaniemi@yahoo.com

Hey! How valuable would General VG 200E betamax video be nowadays?

cherry2000
Tuesday 11th July 2006
11:05 am U.K.

simc@drumwhin.fsnet.co.uk

I have a Sony C7 which used to work perfectly. It was switched off for 2 weeks while I was on holiday and when switched on again, the displays flashed briefly, there was a tiny puff of smoke and it has been dead ever since. I know there are many possible reasons but does anyone know of any typical problems with this model, or what I should check? I'm no electrical expert so it could be something as simple as an internal fuse.

i pity you
Tuesday 11th July 2006
6:36 am U.K.

youresingle@home.com

oh dear that is sad, at least the come here for a reason and most have a decent life at home, i love it when people come takig the piss but make themselfes look stupid

Carrie
Monday 10th July 2006
2:41 am U.K.

carrielgirl@hotmail.com

Because I'm so desparate I'm trawling a Betamax chatpage...

Carrie
Sunday 9th July 2006
10:26 pm U.K.

carrielgirl@hotmail.com

Email me!!

Carrie
Sunday 9th July 2006
10:26 pm U.K.

carrielgirl@hotmail.com

Hi people

IVAN
Sunday 9th July 2006
9:47 pm U.K.

IVACLO1@HOTMAIL.COM

HI MY NAME IS IVAN FROM MEXICO I LOOKING AN OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL FOR FREE DOWNLOADING FOR THE SL-HF750 VCR IF ANYONE HAVE THE MANUAL PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT MY EMAIL I WOUL BE APRRECIATED

THANK YOU

colin judd
Sunday 9th July 2006
10:28 am U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

Greetings Betaphiles,I have put a manual for the Sony sl 35 as on the oz ebay site,my Sony SLHF100 still thunders on regardless,enjoy watching my collection of my old and great movies,incl the original THE PRODUCERS,hilarious.good luck with all your Beta problems,

Noel Higgins
Thursday 6th July 2006
10:46 am U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.tpg.com.au

Paul Sax,

If you still have the original white nylon gears I can tell you a way to repair them at least so the machines work although with an amount of noise. Email me but remove the nospam from my address.

regards Noel Higgins

Boris
Wednesday 5th July 2006
6:57 pm U.K.

boris@franz.fn

Great place for linking pictures, no login. http://f27.parsimony.net/forum67934/index.htm

Carl
Wednesday 5th July 2006
5:37 pm U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

I have two betas with the same problem;tracking/picture jitter and was wondering if anyone could tell me just where there might be some adjustment screws on the units.The first one is a Toshiba V9200T and the other a Sony 5600. They both play well but I can't watch a movie or even record a show without this constant jittering along with some tracking lines in both. Thank you. Carl NYC

Dave
Tuesday 4th July 2006
9:50 pm U.K.

dave_pi55_0ff@hotmail.com

hello

If anyone is selling a working sony SLO-1700 betamax recorder could they email me please

Thanks

rick thomas
Monday 3rd July 2006
5:08 pm U.K.

graveyard49@wideopenwest.com

hello everyone im seeking vintage video of horror related recordings from beta or 1/2 eiaj reel to reel video tapes! im from chicago and im only interested in the following tv airings off tv. creature features wgn 1970-76 wsns ch 44 monster ralley ch 32 creature features 70,s son of svengoolie 1979-86 please understand they must be from these formats not something you got in a trade. im a vintage video expert! i repair many vintage video recorders. im currently using a sony sl-5400 witch is brand new out of the box! plus the following models sony av-3600 av-3650 av-8650 av-8600 i can answer any problems you may have or if your collection is interesting to me i can make it worth it for repairs or something else.

please contact me here on anything of interest. graveyard49@wideopenwest.com

also im a television horror movie host. http://www.graveyardtheatretheshow.com

linnylou
Sunday 2nd July 2006
8:33 pm U.K.

linnylou@aol.com

FOR SALE: Sony Betamax Model SL-2401, serial #802009 video cassette front loader, has clock to set program for date, month, and time. I also have 29 tapes for sale. If interested, make offer on betamax or tapes.

Olive Thomas
Saturday 1st July 2006
11:34 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

I have an SL-T50ME as well and while it has a nice slo-mo and still frame feature, one thing I do find is that the picture is a bit flickery (presumably) from the conversion system even showing NTSC movies. Sadly the flourescent display on mine has gone out - again. It had gone out some time last year for no apparent reason then decided top come back on later in the year. And now it's gone back out again.

Oh well, snakes on a plane - what are ya gonna do...

Paul Sax
Saturday 1st July 2006
2:32 pm U.K.

paulsaxxx@ukonline.co.uk

Hi to all Betaphiles, I'm looking for a carriage/gear assembly or 2 for a Sony C9, preferably the later brass geared version, thank you in anticipation.

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