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Wednesday 26th April 2017

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

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Boby
Sunday 13th July 2008
2:35 pm U.K.

nospam@betamaxchatpage.com.id

Morning too Steven (?)Solving your betamax problem is easy tho.I'd like to help you but I can't.You have too much problem.Sorry to disappointed you, really am.Maybe you need someone else's hand.You can say I'm a jabbering Boby, I'm not mad at you because I am NOT the one. (LOL)

Steven
Sunday 13th July 2008
12:20 pm U.K.

sbtnvt.@adelphia.net

Morning all: I have a Sony SL-HF860D with a problem.

The capstan motor won'tstart on it's own, and once I start it by hand, the speed isn't stable. Thesound warbles, and a white line goes through the picture about twice asecond.

I'm not sure the exact problem, whether it isthe capstan motor itself or in the servo section. I would appreciate anyhelp with this.

Sorry to have to address the above Jakarta representative:

Boby, look who can formulate coherent sentences. Now look who cannot.

Boby, look at who can communicate useful, on topic information on this board. Now look at who is just a gadfly, spewing bile and adding nothing to the topic, the hobby or civilized interaction.

But by all means Boby (IVAN, OLIVIA, WATCHER), please continue ranting. Better to find you at your computer venting your limitless anger than riding city buses or being anywhere near socialized people.

Boby
Sunday 13th July 2008
4:08 am U.K.

nospam@betamaxchatpage.com.id

and why on earth you're changing names; Timmy> Ed Beta> Peter> Comandant Klink and now Steven...are you in a some kind of problem?

We can only help Betamax stuff!

Boby
Sunday 13th July 2008
2:46 am U.K.

nospam@betamaxchatpage.com.id

PS; I live in a REPUBLIC country not like the one you're mentioning. What's that got to do with Betamax?

Boby
Sunday 13th July 2008
2:25 am U.K.

nospam@betamaxchatpage.com.id

Rod no problem, thanks.

Timmy; how's the HF950 LED repairing going so far, not bad right?.

BTW careful on that sensitive stuff and stop REFFERING yourself to me OK?

..also stop reffering unknown poster as me >Boby!

Cheers

Steven
Sunday 13th July 2008
12:55 am U.K.

stccg@adelphia.net

Rod,

Thanks for clearing the comments up. My mistake.

The way this joker, Boby was posting (i.e. no name, Ivan, Olivia, Watcher etc.) and using filthy language I thought the comments were directed at him.

He has a long history of creating problems on this site. Sometimes he calms down for long periods, but then he invariably reverts to a 3 year old child with dysentary.

If he wants to contribute to this board in an adult manner, that's fine.His moronic side will no longer be tolerated.

Regards to you and the rest of our Aussie friends, Steve

Rod
Saturday 12th July 2008
11:20 pm U.K.

no@palsite.com

Steven,

K. Lambert was referring to you when he suggested counselling.Boby has be a long standing and valued contributor to this site, but that is something your diluted brain probably can't comprehend.

GREYNOISE
Friday 11th July 2008
7:48 pm U.K.

FOOTAWAY3@HOTMAIL.COM

Anybody know what the viewfinder pinout is for HVC 2000,

I will have a clean cameras less v/f soon if anyone is interested

Boby
Friday 11th July 2008
4:06 pm U.K.

nospam@betamaxchatpage.com.id

Hey Timmy, just for information. I cannot speak that good. I dont' even pass my 3rd grade.

..@
Friday 11th July 2008
3:27 pm U.K.

L@@@K

Look at http://www.chatpage.co.uk/umatic/archive.html

that page contain all "Steven=EdBeta"'s trash, he called everybody that's opposing him 'BOBY'Whenever he's shaking he call BOBY. Previous IP dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com AKA IP mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com. This person is 'BOBY' minded(chuckle). Apparently this various-named-single-poster don't have any knowledge about Betamax at all. He do nothing but wining, every old member knew that no further justification needed.

Steven
Friday 11th July 2008
1:07 pm U.K.

stccg@adelphia.net

Yes, I concur.

Nice offering for those of us desperate in need of manuals to keep the Betas in tip top condition.

Way to go, Boby. Please continue posting in an adult manner.

Steve

Boby
Friday 11th July 2008
12:14 pm U.K.

nospam@betamaxchatpage.com.id

That's great Olive, thanks for the manuals. I needed some of them.

Greatly appreciate your post.

Regards,Boby.

Olive E Thomas
Friday 11th July 2008
11:50 am U.K.

ølive_e_thømas@yahøø¸.com

New for the Yahoo Betamax group - Betamax VCR manuals!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Betamax/files/%20Betamax%20owners%20manuals/

Includes all the PDF manuals Sony USA had available for download as well as a couple manuals of my own scanned and stuffed in a ZIP fille.

Jessamy
Thursday 10th July 2008
11:15 pm U.K.

Jessamy@thebox.bz

Nice site! I am certainly interested in offers. Email me at Jessamy@thebox.bz

Steven
Thursday 10th July 2008
7:36 pm U.K.

stccg@adelphia.net

Above post by "Ivan" aka Boby Betashy

<!-- 125560 125558/1215711502 cpanel.unitedhosts.com -->

Ivan
Thursday 10th July 2008
5:38 pm U.K.

attbi8730@comcast.net

A good machine recomended by UK palsite; http://www.palsite.com/100ovi.html

Steven
Thursday 10th July 2008
5:11 pm U.K.

stccg@adelphia.net

Ivan, Watcher, Olivia and on and on. "BOBY" who comes to us via :

<!-- 125553 / 1215707210 / cpanel.unitedhosts.com -->

What is wrong with you BOBY to continue with this crusade to destroy the Palsite.

Enough already. Channel that hatred to another venue. PLease, I beg you.

Thanks again, Noel...that 1700 produces one heck of a picture.

Ivan
Thursday 10th July 2008
4:26 pm U.K.

attbi0378@comcast.net

cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com Aka Steven is cleaning his hand now, have a peek and at the end of the page;

http://www.chatpage.co.uk/umatic/archive.html

Take care and stay well!

Regards, Ivan.

Steven
Thursday 10th July 2008
12:42 pm U.K.

stccg@adelphia.net

Thanks Noel,Noel:

After reading your post, I removed that brass bushing you described from the plastic gear.

Some "Super" type glue and pressure applied aligned the plastic teeth perfectly. (I left that bushing out)

Loading now operates smoothly and to my surprise, the rest of the machine checks out fine.

Thanks for the tip....Steve

noel higgins
Thursday 10th July 2008
12:30 pm U.K.

noelnh@non spam.tpg.com.au

Steven,

Don't even bother to comment on Boby, of course he will have to defend himself.

Sony 1700 with that problem, remove lid cover and top cover. Check black drive gear that has the rubber belt driving it same as a C9. If you remove the belt and the lock clip (washer) you can lift off the black drive gear and turn it over. It most likely has a brass centre and has the plastic gear cracked and spread. If so replace this gear if you can. Otherwise, use a sharp blade or pointed instrument to put diagonal score marks in the surface of the plastic V on the gear to increase the belts friction driving this gear and do the same on the drive gear. This may be enough to overcome the added friction of the broken toothed gear when you reassemble the machine.

cheers Noel

Steven
Thursday 10th July 2008
11:40 am U.K.

sbtnvt.@adelphia.net

In keeping with K .Lambert's sensible request:

I have just purchased a Sony Beta HiFi PAL Stereo SLO-1700 VCR on ebay as in working condition (LOL).

It switches on, all lights illuminate. However, when I press the eject button, the light on the switch lights whilst it is pressed, the left hand spool spins momentarily, but the the mechanism does not open the loading/unloading bay (it is a top loader).

Until I can get past this I cannot test any of the other functions wind/rewind, play etc.

Is there a transit lock that keeps this closed or does anybody have any suggestions?

Really need help on this....

BOBY, please knock it off. Your posts have nothing to do with our hobby. They are, at this point, old and tedious. Most on here have no idea what your beef is. In the future could you keep whatever is bothering you to yourself. Thanks in advance. Steve

Watcher
Thursday 10th July 2008
11:00 am U.K.

@@@@

The poster from 125548 125506/1215619710 cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

is doing character assasination to the most helpful member ie ;Noel, Boby, Olive, etc in every MO he can.

Have a peek at the archive message, there's a huge file made by the above IP. (IP's the source of where and when someone made a post)

cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com made so many BAD footprint to this site.

K . Lambert
Thursday 10th July 2008
10:30 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi:Can someone please tell me what the last three previous posts have got to do with Betamax.NO relevence whatsoever.WE ARE NOT INTERESTED in your 'i am better than he','he is a jerk' type rantingsGo and see a councellor.... anything but bother the decent folk here on Palsite..................go elswhere and post your drivvle.......................Kevin

NO NAME
Thursday 10th July 2008
8:12 am U.K.

...@...com

Re Steven post

ISP info is 125548 125506/1215619710 cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Boby
Thursday 10th July 2008
2:12 am U.K.

bobyis@nhonestguy.com.id

Timmy or Ed Beta or Steven, THANK YOU FOR DECEIVING AND THREATHENING IN MONTHS.

IT MUST BE A LOT OF PLEASURE FOR YOU TO DO THAT. BY THE WAY HAVE A closer LOOK AT MY IDENTITY [[IT ALWAYS ENDS WITH ID= INDON]].

WHAT WE KNEW is THIS PAGE LOOKS WORST THAN TITANIC EVER SINCE YOU CAME HERE.

GREETINGS, BOBY.

Steven
Wednesday 9th July 2008
4:08 pm U.K.

sbtnvt.@adelphia.net

-- 125526 125514/1215344557 cpanel.unitedhosts.com --> This is Boby aka Betashy.

Gratefully, the system administrator has removed his posts that were filled with language not suitable for this site. His feces references were the worst I ever witnessed during my 6 year affiliation with the Palsite.

It would serve us well to not respond to this Jakarta representative and continue posting well thought out and informative Betamax related thoughts and ideas.

I thank everyone for at least considering my proposal.

Steve Klink

NO NAME
Wednesday 9th July 2008
2:22 pm U.K.

...@...com

Stephan, If you are using an RF lead, Is your machine correctly tuned to the tv? If may be interfering with a TV channel nearby the VCR frequency, this will require you to adjust the RF output of the VCR, moving it away from that channel (you may find the rf adjustment on the rear of the vcr). When you do this you will also have to retune the TV to the VCR. Failing this use some AV leads for a better result as tuning will not be neccessary.

Michael Wincott
Wednesday 9th July 2008
1:51 pm U.K.

michael@NOSPAMPLEASEwincott.com

Hi Noel, Thanks for the offer, but I'm not aiming to complete the collection in any way. It's just a record of the ones I currently have!

Stephan
Wednesday 9th July 2008
1:06 pm U.K.

soberholzer@grintek.com

Why would my SONY Betamax SL-HF100SA suddenly give out a black and white picture instead of colour? It is about a year ago since I last used it.

noel higgins
Wednesday 9th July 2008
9:37 am U.K.

noelnh@non spam.tpg.com.au

Michael,

How many more pics of types do you want? You need BASF, FUJI, FUJA, PHILIPS, TDK, MAXELL, KODACK, AGFA, SUMMIT, NEC, SANYO, SONY (about ten styles incl PRO-X), POLAROID, KONICA, SCOTCH, SKC, TOSHIBA, ETC.

cheers Noel

Michael Wincott
Wednesday 9th July 2008
12:30 am U.K.

michael@NOSPAMPLEASEwincott.com

I've just uploaded some Betamax cassette tape covers to my Flickr page. Hope you like them!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael-wincott/sets/72157606062294893/

NO NAME
Monday 7th July 2008
9:53 pm U.K.

...@...com

Re mike post

125536 1/1215466655 cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

mike
Monday 7th July 2008
9:37 pm U.K.

purkasz@aol.com

I just got my Beta collection and my SL-2401 is dead so I am looking. Does anyone know if my Beta 1 tapes will play in any Beta 2 or 3 machine? I have boxes of tapes I am eager to see but recorded using two diff machines...HELP

Steven
Sunday 6th July 2008
1:41 pm U.K.

stccg@adelphia.net

Oh, by the way, some of those previous posts that you thought were from me WERE NOT!

You idiots are driving away some very nice Betaphiles.

Don't you realize AOL is an extremly popular internet provider?

Just some food for whatever thought you droles may have.

Steven
Sunday 6th July 2008
1:27 pm U.K.

stccg@adelphia.net

Demitriv (aka Boby, Betashy, etc.etc.):

It is apparent that the site administrator frowns on the posting of IP'S.

Why would you and Olive continue to post ip's knowing the site would crash and burn?

I post informative information.

You folks do nothing but tell the world I live in Virginia and my service is AOL.

Stop the ip nonsense and this board will florish...I'm directing this to Betashy and Olive.

Let's see what happens now, if you are really concerned with this chatsit.

Demitriv
Sunday 6th July 2008
11:42 am U.K.

@@@

Olive, you presumed admin is the one clearing the boards

and why didn't she cleared the 63 meg junk ??

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 6th July 2008
1:35 am U.K.

ølive_e_thømas@yahøø¸.com

Even worse is that the 'archived' chat page is now 63 megabytes big. Way too much text file for any programme I have to open. Perhaps it's time to look for a better chatpage service?

There's always...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/betamax

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 6th July 2008
1:33 am U.K.

ølive_e_thømas@yahøø¸.com

Since there's no obvious 'erase all posts' button I can only presume the site administators are the ones clearing the boards. Sadly, it seems the chatpage system they have available apparently doesn't allow for individual post removal - or to be able to automatically block AOL postings.

K . Lambert
Saturday 5th July 2008
9:45 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Well i can only assume whoever keeps erasing these posts has a small penis.He obviously needs another way to show his 'power' and masculinity..poor soul.The jokes over pal, i'm at this moment investigating WHO you are and the need for you to be prosecuted for disrutping this peacefull chatsite.YOU have been warned...............

hdhhs2
Saturday 5th July 2008
8:07 pm U.K.

...@...com

125516 125515/1215286276 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Steven
Saturday 5th July 2008
7:31 pm U.K.

sbtnvt.@adelphia.net

This guy also posts under eBay name...Betashy.

Just a word to the wise.

Steven
Saturday 5th July 2008
7:29 pm U.K.

sbtnvt.@adelphia.net

FOUND A WINNER BELOW.. Asked him if he was sure there was no leaking batteries in compartment.. His reply: I not sure.. look clean but could be a ltttle green.. WHERE do they find these crooks.. http://cgi.ebay.com/SONY-BETAMAX-REMOTE-CONTROLLER-RMT156-original-LOT-of-3_W0QQitemZ180250581303QQihZ008QQcategoryZ39830QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Demitriv
Saturday 5th July 2008
6:07 pm U.K.

@@@

cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com under survelience!

Demitriv
Saturday 5th July 2008
6:02 pm U.K.

@@@

hclhcsd

OrgName: America Online, Inc. OrgID: AMERIC-158 Address: 10600 Infantry Ridge Road City: Manassas StateProv: VA PostalCode: 20109 Country: US. NetType: Direct Assignment NameServer: DNS-01.NS.AOL.COM NameServer: DNS-02.NS.AOL.COM Comment: RegDate: 1999-12-13 Updated: 1999-12-16 RTechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN RTechName: America Online, Inc. RTechPhone: +1-703-265-4670 RTechEmail: domains@aol.net

erasing Umatic and Betacam chatpage.

Kevin Lambert
Saturday 5th July 2008
5:34 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Yes, i believe TDK and Kodak were the ones made with that style cassette window.I thought that a better idea than just the one round window.You could see both spools and gauge better how much had been used.Were you basing your assumption on the cassette alone Michael??.........................Kevin

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 5th July 2008
5:13 pm U.K.

ø¸live_e_thømas@yahøø¸.com

Those are indeed Beta cassettes on top of that Sanyo Betacord. I have several tapes with the double window shell like those two in the auction.

Michael Wincott
Saturday 5th July 2008
3:57 pm U.K.

michael@NOSPAMPLEASEwincott.com

Hmm, that's interesting. Here's the auction link - http://in.ten.ebid.net/perl/auction.cgi?auction=1214522027-30006-0&mo=auction - I think the cassette door says Betacord - but those don't look like beta cassettes, do they?

Kevin Lambert
Saturday 5th July 2008
3:11 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Michael:

No they did'nt the Betacord system was as in the name Beta.It sounds to me like someones advertising this incorrectly.They DID make VHS models under the Fisher brand ( before making them under their own name in 1986).At around that time Sanyo were the ONLY main manufacturer making BETA,VHS and 8mm format machines for all dmestic markets..........................Kevin

hclhcsd
Saturday 5th July 2008
12:21 pm U.K.

...@...com

Re Steven post

ip address 125506 125456/1215259390 cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Michael Wincott
Saturday 5th July 2008
12:11 pm U.K.

michael@NOSPAMPLEASEwincott.com

Did Sanyo market some VHS VCRs as Betacord? Just seen an eBid listing for a '1985 Sanyo Betacord 4035', with what appear to be VHS tapes.

Steven
Saturday 5th July 2008
12:03 pm U.K.

sbtnvt.@adelphia.net

I recently purchased a Sony SL-HF450 Superbeta VCR on eBay, and I need someassistance.

On the top of the machine there is a door with some controls underit. Apparently this design has the buttons on the panel push down on a swivelUNDERNEATH the circuit board to work contacts on the underside of the board.Unfortunately, the parts of the panel which reach under and hold on thisswivelpart have broken off, so the controls do not work.

According to what Sony toldmy local VCR tech, this part is no longer available.

Anybody here who mighthave access to such a part?

Olivia
Saturday 5th July 2008
10:16 am U.K.

@@

mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

THE ID OF THE ROOKIE HACKER;(DOCTOR peaNUTS)

OrgName: America Online, Inc. OrgID: AMERIC-158 Address: 10600 Infantry Ridge Road

City: Manassas

StateProv: VA PostalCode: 20109 Country: US

NetType: Direct Assignment NameServer: DNS-01.NS.AOL.COM NameServer: DNS-02.NS.AOL.COM

RTechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN RTechName: America Online, Inc.

RTechPhone: +1-703-265-4670

RTechEmail: domains@aol.net

Administrator

Olivia
Saturday 5th July 2008
7:44 am U.K.

@@

Proxy. AOL.com

THE ID OF THE ROOKIE HACKER;(DOCTOR peaNUTS)

OrgName: America Online, Inc. OrgID: AMERIC-158 Address: 10600 Infantry Ridge Road

City: Manassas

StateProv: VA PostalCode: 20109 Country: US

NetType: Direct Assignment NameServer: DNS-01.NS.AOL.COM NameServer: DNS-02.NS.AOL.COM

RTechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN RTechName: America Online, Inc.

RTechPhone: +1-703-265-4670

RTechEmail: domains@aol.net

Administrator

Olivia
Saturday 5th July 2008
7:27 am U.K.

@@

THE ID OF THE ROOKIE HACKER;(DOCTOR peaNUTS)

OrgName: America Online, Inc. OrgID: AMERIC-158 Address: 10600 Infantry Ridge Road

City: Manassas

StateProv: VA PostalCode: 20109 Country: US

NetType: Direct Assignment NameServer: DNS-01.NS.AOL.COM NameServer: DNS-02.NS.AOL.COM Comment: RegDate: 1999-12-13 Updated: 1999-12-16 RTechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN RTechName: America Online, Inc.

RTechPhone: +1-703-265-4670

RTechEmail: domains@aol.net

Doctor1024.1
Saturday 5th July 2008
3:19 am U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

Boby. why do you sell under 2 names on eBay?

Only thing we can think, you trying to use one name to pawn off crap.

Boby, why are you posting under different names????

Instead of making trouble here posting under different names, Clean up your eBay auctions and stop selling garbage >> BETASHY.

Ok, enough of that miscreant..

I just want to say that Olive is having a sex change operation.. it's going to become a human being.

Ok, thats all for now .. Next will be Noel life story told by me....

And to the rest of you problem children, NIGHTY NIGHT..

Olivia
Saturday 5th July 2008
2:35 am U.K.

@@

This guy; OrgName: America Online, Inc. OrgID: AMERIC-158 Address: 10600 Infantry Ridge Road City: Manassas StateProv: VA PostalCode: 20109 Country: US. NetType: Direct Assignment NameServer: DNS-01.NS.AOL.COM NameServer: DNS-02.NS.AOL.COM Comment: RegDate: 1999-12-13 Updated: 1999-12-16 RTechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN RTechName: America Online, Inc. RTechPhone: +1-703-265-4670 RTechEmail: domains@aol.net

Keeps attacking our site, sorry for the inconvinience.

Doctor1024.1
Saturday 5th July 2008
1:36 am U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

That's all folks!

OLIVIA
Saturday 5th July 2008
1:08 am U.K.

@@

What's got into you? is this your personality? erasing one's helpful site?

Doctor1024.1
Saturday 5th July 2008
12:41 am U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

All quiet on the Western front..

Have a great evening.

BTW, Boby, stop using 2 names on eBay.. makes you look like a crook.

Also , OLIVE.. Butch up..

Bye

ggskkle
Saturday 5th July 2008
12:25 am U.K.

...@...com

and it's vitriol you *unt

ggskkle
Saturday 5th July 2008
12:22 am U.K.

...@...com

No, you did that asshole!

Doctor1024.1
Saturday 5th July 2008
12:03 am U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

You are more concerned with the site's health than I am.It was a nice arena before you invaded it with your vitriole.

gsghgh
Friday 4th July 2008
10:39 pm U.K.

...@...com

125484 125482/1215206410 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Best if you do really

Doctor1024.1
Friday 4th July 2008
9:20 pm U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

Fine..say goodbye to this site.

gsghgh
Friday 4th July 2008
9:13 pm U.K.

...@...com

125482 125477/1215205505 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Doctor1024.1
Friday 4th July 2008
9:05 pm U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

Yes, I live in Virginia. I'm the individual you named "the plank".Let's move on. Stop being happy that you know where I live.

Sell those stinking remotes on eBay under two names. Ban people from purchasing them just because they live in Virginia.

Noel and all the good people, tell this jack=ass to stop with ip's. That is what shuts down this board. Don't you get it?

Happy Independence Day to one and all.

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
8:31 pm U.K.

@@

OrgName: America Online, Inc. OrgID: AMERIC-158 Address: 10600 Infantry Ridge Road City: Manassas StateProv: VA PostalCode: 20109 Country: US. NetName: AOL. NetType: Direct Assignment NameServer: DNS-01.NS.AOL.COM NameServer: DNS-02.NS.AOL.COM Comment: RegDate: 1999-12-13 Updated: 1999-12-16 RTechHandle: AOL-NOC-ARIN RTechName: America Online, Inc. RTechPhone: +1-703-265-4670 RTechEmail: domains@aol.net

qtheusz
Friday 4th July 2008
8:26 pm U.K.

...@...com

Yes we know it's you, you are a plank indeed

125477 125475/1215196678 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
6:37 pm U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

Timmy?

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
6:36 pm U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

IP's will surely cause board to shut down...Confuscious

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
6:34 pm U.K.

...@...com

First post is bt Timmy Tosser125473 125471/1215195924 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
6:25 pm U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

The chat-page is back to normal.

BTW..Boby please stop the nonsense. Post under your name.

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
5:59 pm U.K.

7777@doctor1024.com

Keep posting ip's and it will happen againandagainandagainand again, you idiot.

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
5:30 pm U.K.

@_@

Kevin what has happened?

k
Friday 4th July 2008
5:27 pm U.K.

...@...

???

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
5:26 pm U.K.

@ . .

?

K .Lambert
Friday 4th July 2008
2:46 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

WHY erase the whole board.Would'nt the nonsense posts been enough??????????????????

I think we should remname this board 'The Labour Government website', people are sick and tired of their actions ( or non) too...................Kevin

Kamerad
Friday 4th July 2008
11:16 am U.K.

@

Opal, thank you for your help. I really appreciate your concern.

NO NAME
Friday 4th July 2008
9:34 am U.K.

...@...com

No m8, I'll carry on posting IP addresses if need be. It's not right to use other peoples names and post. Hope you understand Kevin, you seem to have got the wrong idea about the whole aspect.

K .Lambert
Friday 4th July 2008
8:40 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi GuysWhilst thing are back to normal (hooray!) can i suggest ANY posts NOT relating to Betamax/vcr's, models or problems/issues be TOTALLY IGNORED.Pointless posting such rubbish about IP addresses and the like. Anyone who continues to do so, is as bad as the flamer themselves....This is a Beta chatsite keep all the other nonsense to yourself, we're not interested..........Kevin

noel higgins
Thursday 3rd July 2008
11:30 pm U.K.

noelnh@non spam.tpg.com.au

Matthew,

No problems.

cheers Noel

Colonel Klink
Thursday 3rd July 2008
9:36 pm U.K.

commandant@stalag13.de

Well, I can't lower myself all the way to your level but I can drop part way if only for my own amusement. The song goes that with folks like you I should "try a little kindness," but you so relish, it would seem, the role of verbal punching bag that I thought I'd take you to task while the pizza bakes. There's nothing for me to lose because you don't know who I am. But I sure as hell know who you are, Alan, and kind of wonder sometimes whether your colleagues get to see the same profoundly dysfunctional side of you that we do. I know you are upset because you made a fool of yourself with the smarmy, paternalisitc language you used to address me when you really thought that I use my real name in these posts. It must have been a pretty uncomfortable moment when that dawned on you. Of course, it could be that you knew all along, and that you are instead upset that I didn't gasp and swoon at your lame chivalry. Either way, I think that to find the true "gender-bender," you need to take a peek in the mirror. I don't know what's in it for you weaving these idiotic, informationally value-less and verbally retarded tales, especially since I'm evidently the only one here stupid enough to read them. But if it fulfills your theory on catharsis, what the hell. It doesn't cost me anything. But I really wish you would look into the thrills and rewards of stamp collecting.

NO NAME
Thursday 3rd July 2008
9:18 pm U.K.

...@...com

Yes , unfortunately. See IP address below

</td></tr><tr><td width="20%%" valign=top bgcolor="#ddddee"> <font face="Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica"><b><a title="Email: commandant@stalag13.de" href="mailto: commandant@stalag13.de">Colonel Klink</a></b><br><font size=-1>3rd July 2008<BR>1:10 pm U.K.</font><!-- 125447 1/1215087052 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com --></td><td width="80%" valign=top bgcolor="#ffffdd"><font face="Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica">Best value for the money in the Sony line IMO is the <a title="Details on PALsite" class="details_on_palsite" href="http://www.palsite.com/slhf300ovi.html">SL-HF300.</a> <DIV style="line-height : 50%"> ;</DIV>

They are ultra-reliable, very high quality machines and can be had for under $100 on eBay. Very few of them have any problems, so if the seller says it works, it's probably more than good enough for transferring beta tapes to DVD or VHS.<DIV style="line-height : 50%"> ;</DIV>

Just make sure you get one with the control panel door if you intend to keep the machine. ("Cosmetic" flaws are not meaningless as sellers would have you believe.)

Wind Chaser
Thursday 3rd July 2008
7:40 pm U.K.

sam@email.com

The psycho-idiot is back, stealing both monikers and material.

Colonel Klink
Thursday 3rd July 2008
12:10 pm U.K.

commandant@stalag13.de

Best value for the money in the Sony line IMO is the SL-HF300.

They are ultra-reliable, very high quality machines and can be had for under $100 on eBay. Very few of them have any problems, so if the seller says it works, it's probably more than good enough for transferring beta tapes to DVD or VHS.

Just make sure you get one with the control panel door if you intend to keep the machine. ("Cosmetic" flaws are not meaningless as sellers would have you believe.)

Matthew Gibb
Thursday 3rd July 2008
6:44 am U.K.

dreammc@tpg.com.au

Thankyou Noel - the M10 just arrived in the mailCheers for the quick serviceExpect the first C6 in the mail in 2 to 3 weeks time

Cheers

Colonel Klink
Thursday 3rd July 2008
1:53 am U.K.

commandant@stalag13.de

Boy, I wish I could justify grabbing this one. No way it lasts very long even though the seller won't ship overseas. SL-F50 (PAL) for $50 BIN. Wow.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-Betamax-SL-F50-Beta-VCR-Must-See-L-K-110V-220V_W0QQitemZ160257255976QQihZ006QQcategoryZ39830QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

noel higgins
Wednesday 2nd July 2008
12:58 pm U.K.

noelnh@non spam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

I have not noticed any thing. The site seems to be working fine at the moment.

cheers Noel

K .Lambert
Wednesday 2nd July 2008
8:55 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:I've just contacted Michael privatley with his issues about the M40. I tried to leave my views here but for some reason the board would not accept it .No matter how many times i tried ....Over long post maybe??......................Kevin

noel higgins
Tuesday 1st July 2008
11:59 pm U.K.

noelnh@non spam.tpg.com.au

Michael,

To solve your problems with the M40 you will need to do a little more investigation by taking the top cover of your machine lifting a circuit board, removing another cover and looking at what happens to the tape as it plays.

Kevin might be able to help you more as he is the Sanyo expert.

Two of the things you mention 9poor sound and tape hanging out of the ejected cassette lead me to believe it needs a new belt kit fitted.

If you watch the tape playing you might note that the pickup reel is not pulling smoothly or indeed that the tape appears a little slack going back into the cassette.

When you eject the tape the forward reel is supposed to gather the excess tape as the loop is unwound from around the heads. When the rubber parts wear they get hard thus slipping and the belts lose tension.

Hope this helps - Noel

Boby
Tuesday 1st July 2008
5:45 pm U.K.

emailme@thebetachatpage.co.uk

You're welcome Michael, sorry to say if what you're saying the tape was spill out of the casing after a while of playing then I must say that one of your reel motor fail to response or refuse to do it's job. That's the big picture I can draw. I could be wrong about this but those 2 REEL drives have to be in synchronized state in order to have the tape walks in steady conditon/tracks otherwise the tape can go everywhere.

I hope this is not the problem on your Sanyo.

Cheers.

Michael Wincott
Tuesday 1st July 2008
3:45 pm U.K.

michael@wincott.com

Thanks Boby. Goodness me, there seems to be so many things it could be. The tapes I tried in the machine vary in age - so hopefully it isn't that.

I've emailed the seller too for advice - as it's a little early for things to be going wrong! Fingers crossed for a positive response.

Boby
Tuesday 1st July 2008
3:36 pm U.K.

emailme@thebetachatpage.co.uk

PS; in some cases, just cleaning the tape path (including DRUM) would fix the problem.

Boby
Tuesday 1st July 2008
3:27 pm U.K.

emailme@thebetachatpage.co.uk

Michael Wincott

I answer you question in 'general' hereby; 1) That could slippery or sticky capstan/pinch roller.(cleaning require)

2) Old sticky tapes. (works OK on some machine but not on other)

3) Weak or low tension or loosing tension. (betamax tensioner tape require for back to factory spec)

4) You could be into Motor or driving circuitry problem.( this is hard for me to explain)

5) Hall effect sensing problem.(replace parts)

6) Dry out capasitor/ electrolitic caps.(replace parts)

7) Friction on mechanical stuff.(greasing/lube require)

8) Belts problem.(replace parts)

Point 3,4,5,6 have relation on each of them.

Maybe other Member can add..

Regards,Boby.

Boby
Tuesday 1st July 2008
2:59 pm U.K.

emailme@thebetachatpage.co.uk

steviewilson@blueyonder.co.uk Addn to last post; About the non responding front button, you can start from fuse or the logic control unit (not very sure cos I got no chance inspecting my C7 ) There also a micro fuse(somwhat identical to silicon transistor-shaped with only 2 leg). You can begin inspecting wiring from the front panel side and see where the problem is. Should be not so difficult to find.

Regards,Boby

Michael Wincott
Tuesday 1st July 2008
2:47 pm U.K.

michael@wincott.com

Hi,

Looking for a bit of advice please. I've just purchased a rather nice Sanyo VTC-M40 from eBay - but I've already run into difficulty.

After viewing a pretty good quality tape for about 30mins the audio suddenly became muffled. I rewound the tape and what had been nice clear audio was now also muffled. When I ejected the cassette, some of the tape had come out. This happened with 4 or 5 different tapes (all of which were fine on another machine).

Is this a massive problem or is it easy to fix?

Thanks,

Michael

K .Lambert
Tuesday 1st July 2008
2:37 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Noel:Yes i too love to see ANY Beta resurrected or working A1.As i deal mainly in Sanyo the issues or breakages are rare. With broken gears non exsistent but the door hinges M10,M20 ,M40 and some 5000 & 5150) are normally broken due to carelessness and rough handling.I did come across a Sanyo 65000 once with a broken plastic gear for the cassette slot loading mechanism.Nevertheless i try to come up with sollutions myself to get these great machines in %110 condition and working order.It never ceases to amaze me the love and passion a lot have with their cherished Beta recorders.Myself included.I'm glad this site exists as these tips and the help you/we can offer is invaluable to those in need..................Kevin

Boby
Tuesday 1st July 2008
2:17 pm U.K.

emailme@thebetachatpage.co.uk

Noel,

Did you meant fixing the loading ring shaft(tape guiding shaft) that is break-out of the threaded ring itself or maybe the flywheel-gear that drives the threaded-ring.

Well that is very good mechanical-tips but sometimes a bit confusing or maybe a bit complicated to some 'philes.

I got whole picture clearly, cos I did that kind of fixing on teflon-gear of my 8mm machine.

You've got 2 points this time (last 1 is for the capstan/pinch roller).Very helpfull, thanks.

Cheers,Boby.

noel higgins
Tuesday 1st July 2008
1:14 pm U.K.

noelnh@non spam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

It's a hobby and they are old so what else can you do? They are sort of antiques now. I see you give plenty of tips also.

cheers Noel

K .Lambert
Tuesday 1st July 2008
9:16 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:It's conclusions and ideas like this ,when parts are no longer viable that keeps these machines running.Very important and worth their weight in gold!.........................Kevin

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