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Friday 24th March 2017

Please bookmark http://chat.palsite.com/chat_page.py as the new URL.

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Charlie
Saturday 19th May 2007
6:49 pm U.K.

betaman@yahoo.com

BobD, The instructions for modifying your SL-HF-900 to record B1s can be found in great detail at BetainfoGuide.com .Scroll down and find tricks and tips --you click on that and you'll find it. As far as the gear is cocerned if it's one of the gears on the right side of the carriage thats broke you may still be able to get it if it's the one that breaks all the time on Sony carriages.Is it on the carriage? Let me know.Charlie

BobD
Friday 18th May 2007
8:17 pm U.K.

bmadinmn@aol.com

I hve an SL-HF 900 that recently gave up the ghost. The local repair shop (Minnesota, USA) said it was a broken gear drive and that parts are not available anymore. Is that true? Is the machine unrepairable?I read with great interest Charlie's post about modifying his 900 to record in B-1, and would like to know how that can be done--if I can get the 900 up and running, that is.

Boby
Friday 18th May 2007
5:33 pm U.K.

bobymc@howtomail.com

Noel, seems like your site is not working, could've been internet Backbone problem I assumed. ---#---I have plenty of high-end Betamax on Ebay lastime (NTSC&PAL). No one dare to buy for such good Betamax. They only want cheap price for great machine. Some are willing to spend hundred of bux for high-tech junks. Seems silly that they are happy with junks rather than solid Betamax machine. Worst to know that they pay hundreds of bux for only junk VHS machine. I'm just discovered that most of them do NOT know what they're buying.RegardsBoby

Boby
Friday 18th May 2007
5:51 am U.K.

bobymc@hottnaill.com

Hi RON, I got SLO1500 disk assy on Ebay right now......Cheers

Boby
Friday 18th May 2007
5:48 am U.K.

bobymc@hottnaill.com

Hi all......great to have you back...I was the one who stuck here for months!!!!!!!!HAVE ANY OF YOU KNOW ABOUT DSR87 BETAMAX VIDEO HEAD..?....... Regards,Boby

Noel Higgins
Thursday 17th May 2007
11:51 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Hi guys,

It has been a long time without chat page so great to see its back. Well beta is not dead, I still see a lot of people using beta and wanting machines fixed in Australia. A lot more SLHF950s seem to be surfacing. Some of them have blown power supplies and the repair centres that are lef there dont seem to have much luck fixing them. In Australia, I do a changeover service on the SLHF950 power supply and guarantee the repair for a year. See my website betaheaven.com for contact information.

cheers Noel

K .Lambert
Wednesday 16th May 2007
9:20 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Ivan.Have you tried searching on the NET for the downloadable manual you are after.Failing that E-bay.It would seem there's knowone on here who can help.....at this time....................Kevin UK

IVAN
Tuesday 15th May 2007
10:05 pm U.K.

IVACLO1@HOTMAIL.COM

I,m Ivan and i,d like to know if anybody want to send me an copy of the SL-5800 via email for downloading i will wait your response

greetings from Mexico

Charlie
Tuesday 15th May 2007
2:35 pm U.K.

betaman@yahoo.com

Hi everyone! It's great to have the board active again.I recently purchased a Sl-HF-750 and really like it .I purchased it from the original owner and all the manuals ,remote and box were in perfect shape. My only problem with the 750 is I can't get the on screen display to work. The owners manual is very vague about it only saying it can be turned on and off by pressing the display switch. It also said to make sure the MPX filter is in the off position when using the display. So far I have been unable to get it to work in either record or playback. Am I doing something wrong or did the display part "buy the farm" ? Charlie

K .Lambert
Monday 14th May 2007
4:54 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Yes it IS nice to see the board running again..................Kevin

Alan
Monday 14th May 2007
11:34 am U.K.

alanb@palsite.com

The chat pages is back!

jordan
Sunday 13th May 2007
3:37 pm U.K.

jordster323716@hotmail.co.uk

helloanyone there

c.b.[doc]judd
Saturday 12th May 2007
12:03 pm U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

Hi,all,nice to be able to post,still watching movies on my Sony SL HF 300as

alain
Saturday 12th May 2007
5:41 am U.K.

pronumerique@free.fr

Hello,

I'm looking for SL-T50Me in working condition. Please if you can make an offer,...

Janet Woudenberg
Thursday 10th May 2007
4:56 pm U.K.

chuck_and_janet@hotmail.com

Hi all. I'm here in the United States. Last year a friend gave me around 100 Beta tapes that he has had in storage for about 18 years. He used to own a video store and when he closed it in 1989 he put all his movies in storage, including the Beta's. Almost all are in the vinyl clamshell cases that video stores have used, though a couple are in their original boxes. When he and his wife moved they offered all the movies to my husband and I. We do not have a Beta machine so there is no way for us to check out the quality. However, we are looking for homes for the movies so they don't go to waste. We don't want any money for them just to have the recipient take the chance and pay for postage to get them there. One person from another board took about 11 of the movies we have. He said 8 played fine, if that helps. You can email directly with any questions or a list of the tapes we have.

doctor1024 (411)
Thursday 10th May 2007
3:29 pm U.K.

muffins@bunnies.com

Hello All. Firstly I like to say that my family and myself are happy that this board is up and running.

To tell you the truth, I was having withdrawls without a place to vent and to show-case the items that I buy on the old Bay.

I was taping this fabulous film on the Turner Channel with the SLHF900 that I bought from the Cleveland Football team.. The copy was perfect thru out the film until 3 seconds at the end during the credits, I saw a faint drop out.

I couldn't never watch this movie again and even though the wife and kid begged me to let them view this movie, I stood by my morals..

I told them that when I saw this rare film on the OLD BAY, I would bid on it.. 3 years later I finally found a sealed Beta HI FI and swooped this baby up before anyone could find it.. Check out the old link below..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170104712477

My kid says he's a little too old now to watch the movie.. Well that's life and I still enjoy those little munchkins and the great color film..

Let me not digress, When I popped in the OZ film on my 900, I noticed that the color was not perfect when I played the Beta movie..

I tried 35 HI FI tapes and they all played perfect.

Could it be the sealed OZ tape ?? How could it be, it was sealed??

By the way I just tried to purchase my 12th Sony rewinder.....need it desperately cause most of mine hsve the crack in the top plastic. Here's that auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250108882245

SORRY FOR THIS RANT...IT'S JUST ALL STORED UP AND I NEED TO VENT...BEAR WITH ME FOLKS...GOTTA RUN ....JUST GOT AN EMAIL THAT I WAS OUT-BID.

HAROLD KOSTER
Thursday 10th May 2007
2:06 pm U.K.

hkoster@onetel.com

I'm still looking for a perfect Sony 950 recorder. I will not tolerate 'cowboys, giving exciting descriptions that mean absolutely nothing. I will only speak to sellers who are prepared to welcome me to view their unit and then negotiate a price that is acceptable to both parties.

HAROLD KOSTER
Thursday 10th May 2007
1:58 pm U.K.

hkoster@onetel.com

I am absolutely delighted that we are once again 'on air'. Please make sure that the horrific and moronic so called members are are kept away.

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 10th May 2007
11:03 am U.K.

┐live_e_th┐mas@yah┐┐.c┐m

Welcome back PAL chatpage! We'd been worried about you...

Ron Humphris
Tuesday 1st May 2007
2:32 am U.K.

www.ronhump@tpg.com.au

Hi all,

just wondering if anyone in Betaland has a user manual or service manual for a Sony SL-800ME or for a Sony SLO-1700 ?

If I could borrow any of the above for photo copying that would be great - in return I can send a photocopy of maybe the manual you require [as of beta I have many!]

Any leads to finding these manuals would be appreciated - thanks

regards

Ron

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