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Charlie
Tuesday 18th December 2007
4:38 pm U.K.

betaman@yahoo.com

Philip, Replace the voltage regulator in the power supply of your SL-HF-900 and your functions should be restored. It's marked with a part number on it (STK-5441) and it's black in color.MCM electronics in Dayton,Ohio has them and they're listed under semiconductor.Cost is around $8.00 but they have a minimum order of $25.00. You will have to de-solder and remove the old one and then solder the new one back in. Good Luck!!

Charlie

Philip A
Tuesday 18th December 2007
6:21 am U.K.

philipaksoy@hotmail.com

Hello everyone. I have this Sony SL-HF900 (NTSC)that had been working fine until recently.Now, it turns on, front panel lights up, clock, channel up/down works but it doesn't thread the tape in. I checked the fuses (x2 of them) also the switch that senses the casette when pushed in. They are all fine. I wonder if anyone experienced such a problem. I would appreciate any help.

Thanks. Philip.

Bill
Sunday 16th December 2007
6:49 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

I wondered why I had received no response to this posting. I've now discovered that I somehow managed to post it on the Betacam page by mistake!

My belated thanks to Boby and others who gave me useful info on the pan-European setup on my SLHF950ES. I would very much appreciate it if anyone in the rest of Europe - perhaps rather broadly defined from my own VHF DX experience as Portugal through to western Russia, including Greece and some of the Balkans - could give me some details and frequencies and/or channel numbers for any surviving VHF channels in their particular areas.

UHF isn't really a problem, although I've never got any further than north - western France through to Germany. Ionosphere permitting, I'd like to try recording VHF DX off-air on my 950. I didn't have the machine during the VHF DX bonanza of the early 90s. All I know is that Belgium may still have a couple of VHF channels, but I would especially like any info on Italy and Spain. I think Russia is probably a write-off.

Of course I would also welcome any info from other UK DXers. Yours in hope, Bill

Boby
Saturday 15th December 2007
12:35 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I see many Betamax warfare nowadays; Ebay item 320192866472.

You'll find more similar item.

Cheers,Boby

Boby
Friday 14th December 2007
6:49 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Hi Stuart;

I have TA36 board and I'm sure also have TA37 but I'll have to check it first. Generally I have all 950 boards(used). Drop me a mail and I'll give picture for comparison. I'll Ebay if you want to.THX,Cheers,Boby.

stuart
Thursday 13th December 2007
5:42 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hi all, I am looking for a ta37 board for a sony 950 - MUST have working t901, that is, it records linear (non hi fi) audio and am willing to pay good money for it. Also require the board which the rear av inputs are mounted on. If you have a 950 with knackered heads but is otherwise fine, I am willing to pay 80 for these two boards.

Noel Higgins
Thursday 13th December 2007
9:15 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

To Beau Simpson,

Noting what Keith said to you, another problem could be macrovision. If it is a copy of a commerial VHS tape and you are copying it back to VHS then macrovision can cause problems particularly the change of brightness from light to dark. There are boxes on the market that can remove this signal to allow the tape to be transferred.

Glenn, re the Pal beta VCR check out betaheaven.com. Postage to USA is expensive however.

cheers Noel

K .Lambert
Tuesday 11th December 2007
9:40 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Hi:Yes, but the distance and willingness to post ( at some risk) could be a problem.I'm sure someone will oblige though..................Kevin

glenn beatty
Tuesday 11th December 2007
4:02 pm U.K.

gbeatty@vidipax.com

Looking to purchase a betamax pal deck. I am in New York City. Suggestions? Ebay?

L Stowers
Sunday 9th December 2007
8:20 pm U.K.

lara@lhg2.fsnet.co.uk

hi I have a Sanyo Colour Video Sound Camera VSC 5800 Portable Video Cassette Recorder VPR 5800 Video Tuner Timer VTT 5800. The portable recorder accepts tapes, but does not play, rewind or fast forward, well it makes the noises so think belt is broken.The camara works, you can see through the little monitor.And a load of betamax tapes as well.How much is this worth?, would anyone be interested in it, would rather it went to a good home.

Boby
Saturday 8th December 2007
3:16 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Looks like a very decent high class Beta machine, ebay item number; 130181365974 a lovely pair to hunt for, only hundred bux.

Ciao2,Boby

K .Lambert
Saturday 8th December 2007
12:20 am U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Hi:Sounds to me like the problem is you are going from AV through the TV to the VHS.You'd be better off going from the Beta straight to the VHS using the AV sockets on both and then you can watch what your recording by RF on the Beta.Hope this helps...................Kevin

beau simpson
Friday 7th December 2007
10:06 pm U.K.

rollforming@iprimus.com.au

Hello everyone I have a Sony SL-HF-100AS that I inherited and am transfering some tapes to vhs prior to then on to dvd.the proble that I have is that when I view on the tv all ok however when transferred they are in b/w no colour, my set up is rf out into tv then av from tv to vhs recorder.I do not have the instruction manual for the sony beta vcr and wondered if I may be doing something wrong.If any member has a manual that they would be so kind as to email me I would be most grateful.regardsbeau

Steve Rowley
Tuesday 4th December 2007
7:08 pm U.K.

steve.rowley@publitek.com

Toshiba V-9600B machine for sale on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280180457329&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=018

Boby
Monday 3rd December 2007
2:32 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

To; Brenda

I knew that you were looking for your machine's remote.IF you still do then I'll contact my relation and see if they can provide.

THXCheers,Boby

Steve Rowley
Sunday 2nd December 2007
7:41 pm U.K.

steve.rowley@publitek.com

On Ebay there is a collection of 41 original Betamax films. They're ex-rental, in original artwork boxes. Starting price is just 20 ie 50p each!

See:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280179720680&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=018

K .Lambert
Sunday 2nd December 2007
9:19 am U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Hi StuartI would'nt recommend that.Most members here are DECENT and honest...........................:)..................Kevin

stuart
Saturday 1st December 2007
4:58 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

I wonder if I should direct him to read the comments made about him here!! For those of you who may be interested, my ebay id is koyli_55002. Any betas I sell are exactly as described and always described in detail, even if I put faulty ones up :)

K .Lambert
Saturday 1st December 2007
2:58 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

HiI've just been reading his feedback on E-Bay and there is quite a few negatives as i suspected. ANYONE who responds to their negative comments in capital letters and with the way in which he does is obviously an angry person and it seems dishonest too.Anyone worth their salt should'nt get any negatives if they are honest, worthy and deliver exactly what they state.............The other point being, his items are not only overpriced but 'sold as seen', that to me always says bad news and a waste of money.It's like a coverup knowing full well it is'nt going to be as you want it to or expect.My humble advice is AVOID..................Kevin

Boby
Saturday 1st December 2007
12:09 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I assumed the seller you're talking about is making a sale right now. LOL ,the name represents the guy.

Cheers

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