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dhad0
Friday 24th October 2008
4:30 pm U.K.

dhad000@yahoo.com

I own both the EDV-7500 and SL-HF1000. THe 7500 is more analogous to the SL-HF900 since it cannot do insert edits. The EDV-9500 is like the SL-HF1000, a full editing deck. Aside from the higher quality of ED Beta, my unconfirmed impression is that the 7500 is not so good as a regular beta deck.

michael
Thursday 23rd October 2008
11:24 pm U.K.

newyork5501@yahoo.com

i have sharp vhs camcorder aim looking for viewfinder. and aim looking for someone to teacherme how fix this camcorder please help me.

dave
Wednesday 22nd October 2008
1:50 pm U.K.

uknowho@anywhere.com

JUST WONDERING IF THE EDBETA DECK EDV-7500 IS A "DREAM MACHINE" LIKE VERY HARD TO FIND AND IS IT COMPAIRABLE TO THE OTHER DREAM MACHINE HF-1000?

Gene
Tuesday 21st October 2008
5:19 pm U.K.

noNarsisticPersonalityDisorderAntisocialPersonalityDisorder@betamaxchatpage.co.uk

Stuart is an honorable member of this board, I'll bet my head on him. Please do not give respons to that dumb miserable nameless muppet.

You do nothing but polluting this honorable PALsite.

This is my last warning I'll blow all your cover and you bet I will so get your bloody stupid posts outta here!

B1SHB aka EdBeta it's so very easy for me to publish your real identity!

Kennard
Monday 20th October 2008
6:58 pm U.K.

peterpiperpickapack@betapage.uk

Any help on no picture of HF750 NTSC beta?

K . Lambert
Sunday 19th October 2008
5:03 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

B1HSB:No problem.Happy and continued Betamaxing.

It's ironic though, with all this new HDMI and the like for satellite and DVD viewing.Beta was the higher format ( and more attractive cassette size) of the half inch domestic tape recording formats but VHS won out.Now everyones going mad over the higher quality HDMI system.............what gives??Beta was my introduction to the wonderfull world of video and it has a special place in my heart and fond memories in all areas.That in itself is why i still am passionate about it to this day.If i can extend the life of the Betamax system for another few (many) years then i'm happy.I still hav'nt been bitten by the recordable DVD bug...........................................Kevin

B1SHB
Sunday 19th October 2008
4:23 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

You are right, Kevin.

When it's all sorted out, we all agree.

I didn't realise this gentleman named Stuart was a stalwart memberof the group. He sounded so cavalier about destroying a Betamax thatworked "just fine" that it made me angry.

If I do post again(and frankly the response hear was rather frightening) I'lltry to be more diplomatic.

Thanks for you input, Kevin.

NO NAME
Sunday 19th October 2008
11:37 am U.K.

...@...com

But he's not new. It's obviously the plank in another guise, don't you see it?

K . Lambert
Sunday 19th October 2008
11:33 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

BSHB1:I don't belive ANYONE of the regular posters here is'nt passionate about the Beta format.I myself regularly ressurect the Sanyo breed to a very high standard and HATE to hear about ANY machine that has been put on the skip, especially if it's something so minor or easy to sort.So let's get that clear.

It was the way you put over your remarks towards STUARTs comments that were frowned upon.I still use Betamax myself and have helped out many who need the same for whatever purpose , be it transffering or being able to have a reliable machine to watch their treasured recordings and memories.The other factor is sadly there are a few who like to stir up trouble on this site and as you are a newish member i don't ( or did'nt ) know which was your main aim.You certainly know how to start a healthy debate...............................Kevin

dave
Sunday 19th October 2008
1:21 am U.K.

uknowho@anywhere.com

Hi Mike for your camera what are you using for power? Are you plugging in the wall or just the battery

michael
Sunday 19th October 2008
12:09 am U.K.

newyork5501@yahoo.com

i need help fix my sanyo beta camcorder it will not power on please some help me please.

B1SHB
Saturday 18th October 2008
8:39 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

Wow, this page is sure titled incorrectly.

I thought it was "The Betamax Chat Page."

I thought people who come here have an interest in the hobby.

Sorry I expressed my interest. It seems I have the wrong slant on just what this is all about.

The title of this page should be "The Betamax Hate Page." Just expressing contempt for some poster who doesn't give a damn about the machines gets me pounded.

My position is clear. I try to restore and keep in good shape as many Betamax recorders as I can get my hands on. If I have to use one for parts, it is after a long deliberation and is done with a heavy heart. As I stated previously, there is only a finite number of these classic unit left in the world. If this position solicites nastiness and sarcasm, so be it.Get your jollys off at my expense. Support the idiots who destroy units that work fine through ignorance and clumsiness...Enjoy.

Carry on chaps

Mr George
Saturday 18th October 2008
8:01 pm U.K.

spankyouhard@plank.com

Does the plank tuck his betamax in bed with him at night? Does he make love to it? Oooooh come here betamax let me love you he says :)

NO NAME
Saturday 18th October 2008
7:06 pm U.K.

...@...com

Muppet

B1SHB
Saturday 18th October 2008
6:58 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

I see said the blind man.

NO NAME
Saturday 18th October 2008
3:32 pm U.K.

...@...com

I see the plank is talking to himself again.

B1SHB
Saturday 18th October 2008
2:07 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

Thanks, Dave.

I was, frankly, shocked at the response I received from some on this page.

To attack me for being protective of an F1 (that, according to him, worked fine before he clumsily opened it) which was doomed to destruction at the hands of someone who is not a true Betaphile and was more interested in making money selling it off for parts was really uncalled for.

Me thinks there are other reasons for the attack because it just doesn't seem reasonable.

Your gramaphone analogy is so valid. We won't be around when the Betamax is held in the same esteem, but at least we can pave the way.

Again, great point.

dave
Saturday 18th October 2008
12:52 pm U.K.

uknowho@anywhere.com

hey B1SHB I agree with you, over time betamax I think it will be like the grammaphone and could be worth $1000s, so if you or anyone has a working unit treat it like gold because it one of a kind and can't be replacedPeople laugh at us to keep this old tech going, but I feel it important to cherish the past and I think WE will have the last laughLONG LIVE BETAMAX!!!!Dave

B1SHB
Saturday 18th October 2008
12:11 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

Firstly, let me apologize to STUART.

I called him incompetent out of anger.

There is only a finite number of Betamax recorders left on the planet and when I encounter someone who is so cavalier about destroying one that, with a little care and experise, can be restored, I get livid.

If all you so called Betaphiles think nothing of parting out or throwing in the bin one of these rarer and rarer units, so be it. He did originally state it worked fine and to think of it being ripped apart for a resistor or an ACE head borders on criminal.

So..go ahead and chastize me.

Again, sorry for being so protective about Betamax. That's why I came here. I thought others shared my passion.

Have a nice day.

Bill
Saturday 18th October 2008
1:36 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Hi Noel,I'll try and pluck up my courage to get the front panel off and investigate!Thanks again, Bill.

Laurel,Sorry I can't help with your query, quite the reverse, I have a query for you! I haven't heard of this soldering method, can you tell me a bit more about it? I'm wondering if it might be any use for a synth keyboard I have a problem with.Regards, Bill

Laurel
Friday 17th October 2008
7:10 pm U.K.

Laurel@betamaxencryptedpage.com.de

Hi guys. I have one Q regarding the use of liquid soldering thin,replacing the old thin wires. Has any of U gang did it ??

< this soldering method usually used in critical component fixing i.e; PLCC >

Thanks in ADV,

Greets#Laurel.

Snooker
Friday 17th October 2008
6:45 pm U.K.

charmingly@davincynoarsenicbanditosys.com

Wel..well..well..the betascam is still here trying to provoke the genuine betafellas.

K . Lambert
Friday 17th October 2008
6:26 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys:B1SHB, i don't know WHO you are but how about taking your own advice.Stuart is a worthy member on this page but you seem to not be able to move on from your own extreme accusations.What a member decides to do or not do with their own equipment is their business and choice.I find YOUR comments more offensive than a Beta enthusiast selling parts on E-bay. This page has gone down 'that road' before and we don't want that again now do we.

Keep the comments positive and helpfull and less of the accusing and stirring the well boiled pot............................Kevin

Stuart
Friday 17th October 2008
12:19 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

So whats your point exactly? The ttf1 half is perfect and I will be keeping it to pair with a working f1ub half I may find on ebay in future. As for my current recorder half I will be looking when I get time to see if I did indeed mix up any of the connections. If I didnt then so what if I sell it s parts? As for calling me incompitent I own 3 fully working hf950s, 2 of which were faulty when I bought them unknown to me. One had the linear audio bias oscilator fault which I 100% successfully repaired myself by using the identical part from a scrap f30. The 2nd 950 would intermittently record black and white through the av, this was nothing worse than dust on the av connections INSIDE the unit. Unless you have seen a machine I have sold and seen how good they are, shutup is my advice to you.

B1SHB
Friday 17th October 2008
10:44 am U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

STUART..MMMMMM

You did say it worked fine..those were your exact words. Now you come back and describe several problems you had before you solicited help here.

Now it all makes sense. I wondered why you would go to all the trouble, time and labour to replace that head drum if, as you said, it worked "fine."

So it had some problems, so you decided changing the entire drum assembly was the way to go.

Now you have a situation where the machine does not operate at all.

You mucked it up so now you say it cost you next to nothing so no big deal.

The next time you come on here with a problem, be honest and be seriously interested in restoring a treasured Betamax...not giving up when you can't discover what you screwed up.

Now you just want to throw it in the skip or sell it for parts ( a damn shame ).

These fine old Betamaxes are getting rarer and rarer. I just hate to see them destroyed at the hands of an incompetent.

Noel Higgins
Friday 17th October 2008
9:46 am U.K.

noelmh@tpg.com.au

Bill,

Two options I would try.

Check that the upper plastic edge does not lift at the cassette tray moves forward because the plastic is fractured.

Take off the front panel and observe the drive gear for the tray. You have to remove the slide tray cover (two screws) then remove the front panel, which involve many screws plus two click in slide and grab clips just above the load tray. When you have this cover ff you can still operate the machine as normal.

cheers Noel

michael
Thursday 16th October 2008
11:22 pm U.K.

newyork5501@yahoo.com

i have sanyo beta camcorder aim looking some ho know repair

Stuart
Thursday 16th October 2008
4:35 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hmm. Fact is it did not work fine, yes maybe it played and recorded, but rewinding, forget it as the upper drum was so worn resulting in tape stick. Also the head disc would have been way past its best, so I replaced them. I am going to look at the connectors to see if I have got any the wrong way round. However as I only paid 23 for the whole thing if I cannot get it working, I will simply strip it and sell the known good parts on ebay.

Jasper
Wednesday 15th October 2008
5:55 pm U.K.

Hallojappo@hotmail.com

Dear Betamaxers,

Is anyone interested in the following equipment? It's a complete camera set containing the portable Betamax recorder Sony SL-S1E including original carring bag, power adapter AC -F1E, color camera HVC-2000P, wired remote control for zooming and recording, extention cable for the camera, 2 tapes and batteries (dead). Including brochures, manuals and bills. All of the functions of the recorder are working. Sometimes it gives some spots and a little noise in the picture. Camera works normal. I have no room for this anymore and like to sell it.

B1SHB
Tuesday 14th October 2008
8:12 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

In response to STUART concerning the F1.

You said: "Bought an f1 which worked fine"

You then fitted a replaced head motor and its related components and problems began.You have obviously installed a connector wrong or disconnected an unrelated connector when you pried apart boards to remove the head motor. If you can find out what you did wrong your problem will be solved.

The administrator removed you nasty post...try to refrain from that sort of retort in the future. Everyone here is helpful to those who are civilised and respectful.

Bill
Tuesday 14th October 2008
8:11 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Hi Noel,

Addition - After another squint at the situation, the fouling problem you suggest might be happening actually does look remarkably similar to your description. BUT, I can't see any break in the plastic as you describe. Are there other mechanical or electronic malfunctions which might produce the same result?

All the best, Bill

B1SHB
Monday 13th October 2008
10:36 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

Sorry, Stuart.

You are correct, I forgot about that neat trick the administrators added.

My apologies..though you didn't have to refer to me as an "arse".

That's the sort of stuff that crashes this forum.

Idol
Monday 13th October 2008
7:30 pm U.K.

oilydonateus@jackycurrentloader.dascomparator.ciksitom

Glad da betamax page is running smooth, tho few trash still scattered.

SNorman
Monday 13th October 2008
1:27 pm U.K.

palindromedaris@hotmail.com

Sorry, a non technical question if I may... I am looking for a show from 1988 - and because these are the video recorders from that time, just maybe someone here can help me. I am looking for the Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow from 1988 (sorry, I don't know the specific date). Did anyone perhaps record this on their beta? There was an item on the show called "clown court" that I am trying to find. Any clues? Thanks!

Bill
Monday 13th October 2008
5:14 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Thanks, Noel - yet again!

After due consideration it DOES intermittently act up in RECORD, but not as badly or frequently. I've investigated more thoroughly but haven't yet found a break like you describe. There appears to be something beneath the cassette path that pushes it up slightly towards the end of its travel. It looks like it might be pushing the shell up too far and fouling the top of it as it as it goes in. It only seems to do it with a cassette in, and of course I then can't see what it is. Any ideas?

Regards, Bill

Noel Higgins
Monday 13th October 2008
2:35 am U.K.

noelmh@tpg.com.au

Bill,

I have had a few 950s break their slide tray. The upper plastic guide rail on the centre side of tape load mechanism in the machine cracks toward the back. It is the reason why Sony provide transport screws, to avoid just such damage from the weight of the tray when the machines are being shipped.

If you take the top cover off you should be able to see it. If it is that problem then repair is tricky because you basically have to cut away the broken plastic to give a neat leading edge. You then have to make a right angle bracket/channel to replace the broken upper edge of the guide. This bracket can then be screwed to the centre metal plate to restore the continuous channel upper edge necessary for the mechanism to function properly. When this guide is broken the tray tries to lift fouling the tape mechanism or at least putting upward pressure on it despite the fact tape is loaded.

I have no idea why there is a difference in record. Might be it has nothing to do with the problems I have found. The worm gear and toothed gear that push the mechanisn in and out could be damaged also. That is the only reason I can think of why there is 1cm play in the tray. You might be able to see that also if you could take the front cover off but that is tricky.

cheers Noel

Noel Higgins
Monday 13th October 2008
2:22 am U.K.

noelmh@tpg.com.au

Bjorn,

Click on the C9 link that shows on your message the click technical page and the a licture half way down the page under faulty mechanism.

cheers Noel

Bjorn
Sunday 12th October 2008
3:10 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Hi, been away from thee pages for quite a long time. Just had a Sony C9 come in for repair with an unusual problem. The front load assby seems to be in pieces. As I havent had to put one back together for a long time, I have forgotten exactly how it all goes. lol. I noticed the service manual doesn't contain a diagram of the front load assembly. My main problem is where the metal rod goes. Does anyone have a semi-decent picture of a working assembly? I dont often work on Sony's so I'm a bit rusty with this one.

B1SHB
Sunday 12th October 2008
2:23 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

Slightly off topic, does anyone know if the provider googlemail.com actually exists?

Thanks, I think it's clean-up time again.

That story about the 950 drawer was like Alice in Wonderland. Dude, are you serious?

Bill
Sunday 12th October 2008
3:00 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

To anyone who can help - I apologise in advance if I end up picking Noel's brains yet again! Hi, mate, if you're out there.

I have a problem on my SLHF950ES. Something in the drawer or the bits that the drawer travels through is fouling either the tape path at the start, or the top of the cassette or the cassette protection guard or something thereabouts. At its worst the transport is too slow and sticky to get any signal. It affects PLAY but not RECORD - I find that weird. Fast forward is OK, rewind can be OK if somewhat jerky. The workaround is to play with the drawer out, when ALL functions work OK but that's hardly an ideal way to use the machine. Unlike my good quality but cranky SLHF100, I have had to do very little work on the machine in the seven or so years I have owned it so I am a fount of sheer ignorance about the drive setup.

I don't know if it's relevant, but with the drawer closed there is more in and out play on it than I seem to remember, at least half a centimetre where previously I think there was hardly any.

I hope I'm right in thinking the fault is mechanical rather than electronic. My problem is that I can see b****r all of the early tape path or the workings of the drawer mechanism from the top. My question is this: how much of the scaffolding of the drawer and its path can I remove so I can see what's going on before I disassemble it too far for it to keep functioning? Of course if anyone has encountered the basic problem and has a good fix, I'll be very grateful.

An off-topic but I hope a still relevant query - does anyone know if mail providers called "dabetamaxchatpage.co.uk"and "font2.com" actually exist?

Regards, Bill

B1SHB
Saturday 11th October 2008
8:54 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

Salty aka Stuart...PLEASE let's not start the nonsense again, I beseech you.

Salty
Saturday 11th October 2008
8:36 pm U.K.

Pelletcopus@dabetachatpage.com

I see that a crock giving false information...probably Ed Beta..also on betacam chatpage.

Dave
Saturday 11th October 2008
2:05 am U.K.

dave@youknowwho.ca

HERE IS A NICE EDBETA BUT FOR $1200? JUST THOUGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOWhttp://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=190258313830&Category=39830&_trksid=p3907.m29

Noel Higgins
Friday 10th October 2008
12:33 pm U.K.

noelmh@tpg.com.au

Stuart,

In that case my next guess is that you have somehow lost the tracking pulses to the micro processor. If they are missing for long it suspects problems and shuts down. Try cleaning the audio head first. Also check that the tape path is not a long way out causing the edge of the tape to not align with the pickup head.cheers Noel

Stuart
Thursday 9th October 2008
7:27 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hi Noel, the head disk does indeed spin up in all modes, just as it should. I am pozzled to say the least.

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 8th October 2008
10:56 pm U.K.

Noelmh@tpg.com.au

Stuart,

On the F1 does the head drum spin? Stopping in all modes after 2 seconds is a typical symton of head drum motor failure. The drum motor connector is polarised so you should have connected that properly.

cheers Noel

B1SHB
Wednesday 8th October 2008
9:39 pm U.K.

B1SHB@font2.com

STUART: "....been away for a while while this page was in stupid mode."

With your return, the "stupid mode" returns.

When you were away, it was fine.

We all remember you...go away for a while again.

randy29
Wednesday 8th October 2008
8:35 pm U.K.

ydnarreppo26@yahoo.com

I have dug out of the recesses of our family basement a Sanyo 4400 batemax / betacord unit and I am currently in the process of trying to get it working. The symptoms are as follows: 1) will not always rewind the spool of the tape thus it catches on some part of the mechanism.

2) will take the tape sometimes but you can hear a motor slowly die.

#3 unable to get picture.

As far as I can tell no problems with fast forward or rewind, and strangely I have found a head cleaner tape for this unit, and as far as I can tell its still good. Any ideas as to how to go about fixing this would be great. Thank you.

Stuart
Wednesday 8th October 2008
8:29 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hi all, been away for a while while this page was in stupid mode, need a little advice...Bought an f1 which worked fine, but had excessive drum and disk wear. I fitted a known good complete drum unit and reassembled, but now the unit stops after 2 seconds in any mode. Any ideas? Have I connected something up incorrectly on the side of ma3? One of the white 3 wire connectors from the head connects here and there is another white connector with 3 pins that I may have connected wrongly? Any help appreciated. Cheers

Saltywater
Wednesday 8th October 2008
3:57 am U.K.

UScops@dabetachatpage.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-VX-90-Super-Betamax-HiFi-VCR-Sony-SL-HF900-Rare_W0QQitemZ180295649831QQihZ008QQcategoryZ21168QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

SNorman
Tuesday 7th October 2008
10:58 am U.K.

palindromedaris@hotmail.com

This is not a technical question in any way, but I am looking for one or two programs from the eighties - and because these are the video recorders from that time, just maybe someone here can help me. I am looking for the Noel Edmnds Saturday Roadshow from 1988 (sorry, I have no specific date)? Did anyone perhaps record this on their betamax (or VHS or VCC or Umatic etc.)? There was an item on there called "clown court" that I am trying to find. Thanks.

Jamie Dodds
Monday 6th October 2008
4:10 pm U.K.

sauronbaggins@yahoo.co.uk

Amazing this stuff is still alive. Anyone for chat about it?

K . Lambert
Thursday 2nd October 2008
8:08 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Craig:No problem my friend.I'm always happy to help or advise if i can...............Kevin

Craig
Wednesday 1st October 2008
4:27 am U.K.

kreigas@hotmail.com

Kevin: Thanks for the tip. As far as I know, nothing has been spilt on the remote; I'm far too careful to do something like that, but yeah, after a few beers, who knows!...Will pull it apart and have a look and try your suggestion. Thanks mate.

dhad0
Wednesday 1st October 2008
12:29 am U.K.

dhad000@yahoo.com

To Pete: send me your email address and I will send you the 3M white paper.

K . Lambert
Tuesday 30th September 2008
9:53 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Craig:Has any liquid been spilt on this remote?It could be the rubber pads have lost their coating necessary for the remote to pass the signal to the electronics when you press the pad.The simple fix is to glue silver foil to the bottom of the faulty pads and you should have full function again.I was given this tip here and IT WORKS A TREAT !Let us know how you get on.GOOD LUCK..................Kevin

Craig
Tuesday 30th September 2008
4:27 am U.K.

kreigas@hotmail.com

Hi guys,

Got a non-Beta question for whoever can help: The up- down navigation buttons on my JVC DVD player are not working, but the left-right ones are OK...any ideas for a quick, cheap fix?

Cheers, Craig.

Pete
Monday 29th September 2008
10:24 pm U.K.

pete@pououiuoi.com

Be interested to see that white paper, dhad0. Maybe post a link to it? There are lots of free file hosting services.

Jack
Monday 29th September 2008
9:39 pm U.K.

nofruitcake@dabetamaxchatpage.co.uk

Is that all?

dhad0
Sunday 28th September 2008
4:37 pm U.K.

dhad000@yahoo.com

3M did lab tests of head wear and found that their cleaning tape used for 30 seconds caused wear equal to 6 to 10 minutes of play with normal tape. Some frequently played tapes actually caused more wear than their cleaning tape! I have their white paper on the subject if anyone's interested.

K . Lambert
Saturday 27th September 2008
8:30 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Pete.Yes and the fact that IF the heads are worn prematurely or a few thousand hours worth of viewing wittled away would the seller of these be willing to compensate..............i DON'T THINK SO!3M (Skotch) made great tapes but cleaning ones...........hmmmm not a good move.Besides if you only stick with good quality tapes and store them properly and fully rewound, you should'nt be needing to clean the heads anyways.....................Kevin

Pete
Saturday 27th September 2008
8:12 pm U.K.

pete@pououiuoi.com

Have to agree with Kevin. Betamax cleaning tapes are not really the best way to clean the heads of your machine. Cleaning tapes should always be used with caution.

If you're viewing many old video tapes, and are having to clean the heads regularly - consider following one of the guides on this website. ie clean the heads yourself with alcohol and chamois cleaning swabs.

Any person that says that cleaning tapes are perfectly safe, really hasn't a clue what they're talking about.

Jack
Saturday 27th September 2008
7:42 pm U.K.

nofruitcake@dabetamaxchatpage.co.uk

Another great machine to hunt for;

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Sony-Super-Beta-hi-fi-videocassette-recorder-SLHF950ES_W0QQitemZ280271359793QQihZ018QQcategoryZ3318QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Cheerz

dhad0
Saturday 27th September 2008
5:04 pm U.K.

dhad000@yahoo.com

For the umpty umth time, the 3M Scotch Beta dry head cleaners are safe. I sell them on eBay and you can read about them there.

I'm getting near the end of my stock.

K . Lambert
Saturday 27th September 2008
12:33 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi RonI don't recommend ANY type of 'so called' cleaning tape.The dry ones are ABRASIVE and the wet are hit and miss and leave residue all over the tape path.Use a GOOD QUALITY normal tape in the picture search modes forwards and backwards.A Sanyo machine is better for this as the search mode latches rather than having to keep your finger pressed to achieve the same action on Sony models.This WILL clear the blocked heads eventually , just be patient and it's a LOT SAFER than using a cleaning tape which WILL wear the heads down if overused.Hope this helps.................Kevin

B1SHB
Friday 26th September 2008
12:52 pm U.K.

ronde@yahoo.com

Do you folks recommend wet or dry Beta cleaning tapes?

Just surfed in, been gone a long time, is this the beginning of a new format?

Regards, Ron

Noel Higgins
Sunday 21st September 2008
8:45 pm U.K.

noelmh@tpg.com.au

Boby,

I am glad you found the answer. I have not had much time to do betas lately.

cheers Noel

Boby
Sunday 21st September 2008
5:45 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I've been doing few repairing on HF950, there comes a time when manuals and theory doesn't work. Why? ( I can't still find the answer)

This happened when I'd tried the Beta Hifi function fix.

When I measured volts and signals at a certain block I got the assumption that; there should be a caps fault and let just say C999,so I replaced 'C999' and HiFi Audio should be come out/lit but it didn't.Well rather than spend more time and effort so I just replaced all caps in that small sub-block (area of circuitry) sounds like a fool but it should work and must be, again the beta HIFI sound won't work. I'd given up at this state and the machine standing there for some weeks.

Time has passed. I encourage myself to find further test, lucky for me that I replaced 'C333' that is located quite separate from the block that I was suspected to be the one that caused problem and voila all the VU meter reach RedZone.

That phenomenon of fixing also due to my Servo Drive ( replacing all parts doesn't work, it was actually an invisible crack in PCB tracks )

Cheers,Boby.

Michael A Timmins
Sunday 21st September 2008
9:28 am U.K.

mikeandsylvia@mynow.co.uk

nobody seems to want to reply to my request for help...anybody out there? Mike

Noel Higgins
Sunday 21st September 2008
9:25 am U.K.

noelmh@tpg.com.au

Looks like it crashed again.

Rod
Saturday 20th September 2008
10:00 pm U.K.

no.lame.idiots@palsite.com

And the relevance to Betamax would be what?

You still feel that you have to use this forum to express your fascist views to the world. Personally I couldn't care less who becomes the president of that bankrupt, both financially and ethically, piece of waste land. Give it a little time and the whole place will collapse onto itself, no need for any outside help. And it really doesn't matter what happens to that country, the level of ignorance and illiteracy are that high it is no longer sustainable. But then again, it all started to go wrong when they choose for NTSC in the first place. ;-)

So Ed, why don't you get a gun and shoot a few of your country man, it appears to be a popular pastime in your nick of the woods, and whilst you are at it, shoot your computer too, you'll do the world a favour.

Ed Beta
Saturday 20th September 2008
8:41 pm U.K.

Virginia@coolAmericanTrensetter.com

Who is Barack Obama?

Very interesting and something that should be considered in your choice.

If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all yourcontacts...this is very scarey to think of what lies ahead ofus here in our own United States...better heed this and pray about it andshare it.

Who is Barack Obama?

Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born inHonolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM fromNyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST fromWichita, Kansas.

Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii. When Obama was two yearsold, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya. His mother thenmarried Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia ?

When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia. Obamaattended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a Catholicschool.

Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He isquick to point out that, "He was once a Muslim, but that he also attendedCatholic school."

Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that that heis not a radical.

Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this influencewas temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soonafter the divorce, and never again had any direct influence over his son'seducation.

Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham,introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school inJakarta.

Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim terroristswho are now waging Jihad a gainst the western world.

Since it is politically expedient to be a CHRI STIAN when seeking majorpublic office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined theUnited Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background.ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he DID NOT use theHoly Bible, but instead the Koran.

Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegience nor will heshow any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands over theirhearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.

Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidentialcandidacy.

The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the insideout, what better way to start than at the highest level - through thePresident of the United States, one of their own!!!!

Please forward to everyone you know. Would you want this man leading ourcountry?...... NOT ME!!!

Regards,Mc Cain.(formerly Ed Beta)

Homer
Tuesday 16th September 2008
2:32 am U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

Ricky

Part number for your plastic feet is 3-670-155-11.

Jerry
Monday 15th September 2008
5:05 pm U.K.

ozonetv@mac.com

Hi!

We are looking to move some older video equipment, cheap:

1 - Sony VEO5600 U-Matic 3/4" video deck/cables2 - Misc old stock 3/4", Beta and VHS videotapes

Please get back or forward this message to someone who might be interested.

Thanks,

Sincerely,

Jerry Zucker781.449.6282

Noel Higgins
Friday 12th September 2008
9:58 am U.K.

Noelmh@tpg.com.au

Phil,

The tracking depends on a combination of electrical and mechanical settings plus the head condition affects results also depending on wear and alignment of the A and B heads. You might find that there is wear on the tape guides. The machines when serviced must be aligned against a master tape but if you are trying to recover info off a old tape then the machine can be adjusted for best picture from that tape. Also, inspect the tape itself for creased edges and ripples. Old or worn machines can cause permanent tape damage.

cheers Noel

phil
Wednesday 10th September 2008
7:41 pm U.K.

philip1@fsmail.net

hi, thanks noel for your guidence. I replaced the capasitors as you suggested but with a higher voltage. Touch wood...everything seems to be ok. Just trying tofine tune the capstan and drum speeds now. The tracking doesnt seem to want to play ball and the severity is different on each tape, guess i may have left it too long to rescue the footage to DVD. I will percivere, but i am more than happy to be at least watching what i had many years ago. Keep up the good work on this site, glad i found you all.thanks phil.

Nash
Wednesday 10th September 2008
7:08 pm U.K.

nhkarvelle@4hi.com.be

TARGET SPOTTED!

John
Tuesday 9th September 2008
4:15 pm U.K.

amj@yahoo.co.uk

HiSince writing the post on getting NP11 batteries rebuilt. I've decided to have ago at rebuilding the battery myself. I opened up the battery last night and there are eight cells which looked quite straight forward to replace. There is a website "Budget Batteries" that sells 1.2v cells which look like the same as the ones that need replacing. I will keep all your suggestions in mind if my experiment don't work.Thanks for all your helpBestJohn

Michael Wincott
Tuesday 9th September 2008
11:11 am U.K.

michael.wincott@googlemail.com

Oh, just realised the item location is Hong Kong. Sorry. I'll keep looking.

Michael Wincott
Tuesday 9th September 2008
11:09 am U.K.

michael.wincott@googlemail.com

Hi John, There is an auction on eBay UK that seems to be selling a compatable battery (just put 220273776875 in the search box). The auction states, "Best replacement for the original Sony NP-FS10/Sony NP11 Battery pack".

Dave
Monday 8th September 2008
11:36 pm U.K.

fxy208@hotmail.ca

John I am in Canada and there was company that did rebuld batteies of all types, just can't remember the name at the moment, the only place I can think of at the moment is any company that sells emergency lights places because they use batteries and if you ask nicely they might tell you where you can get yours done and if I think of the other place I will let you knowhope this helps

John
Monday 8th September 2008
10:19 pm U.K.

amj@yahoo.co.uk

HiDoes anybody know where I can get a SONY NP-11 battery rebuilt? Ive tryed to google it but Ive not had much luck. Is there anybody in the UK what does it?ThanksJohn

M
Monday 8th September 2008
8:05 pm U.K.

...@...

Ouw really...

dhad0
Monday 8th September 2008
4:56 pm U.K.

dhad000@yahoo.com

RE SP tape: I don't have any hard evidence, but it seems to me the rumour of excessive head wear is just that.The metal particles are surrounded by plastic to protect them from oxidation so the heads don't see anything different than with regular tape.

Dave
Monday 8th September 2008
11:16 am U.K.

fxy208@hotmail.ca

nice to see we are back to chatting about betamax here YIPPEEE

noel higgins
Monday 8th September 2008
7:16 am U.K.

noelmh@no spam.tpg.com.au

Phil,

The C7s suffer from problem with faulty electrolytic capacitors in the drum and capstan servo areas of the board. Replace all the light blue sanyo brand caps and reset the drum and capstan speeds and it should be fine. (Belts need to be replaced regularly on these machines also)

cheers Noel

phil
Sunday 7th September 2008
5:34 pm U.K.

philip1@fsmail.net

hi everyone, i'm new here but not new to the trusty betamax, having owned several in the past. I have just aquired an sony sl-c7 ub from e-bay, and although i knew what i was buying i am reasonably happy with what i recieved. I have one problem that i seem un-able to solve. The problem being , after cleaning the heads, pinch rollers etc etc, I am un-able to get a picture that wont stop flickering. Picture quality is superb as is the sound, although i did have to adust the capstan speed to stop it from sounding pinky and perky,( those of a certain age will know what i mean!!!)Am i just chasing a white elephant or am i missing something that is so obvious it's in front of my face?Everything else on the machine works perfectly, although i'm not bothered about recording or having the channels tune in as i am trying to transfer 100's of old formula one tapes to DVD!! i know, but i dont want to have the tapes laying around and de-grade before having the chance to preserve them. any help or advice you guy's can give with be most appreciated. thanks phil,

Ricky
Sunday 7th September 2008
7:24 am U.K.

h2o0001@hotmail.com

Hello, does anyone know if the little plastic feet that go on the bottom of a Sony HFP-100 or HFP -200 Hi-Fi processor are still available? I called Sony and they had no information about this model because it is old, from 1984. They said a service manual would have the part #, and if I called back with the part #, they could look it up and they might possibly have them. Anyone know the part # or if there is anybody that carries these? I need 4 of the 5 feet. thanks, Rick

Michael A Timmins
Saturday 6th September 2008
5:04 pm U.K.

mikeandsylvia@mynow.co.uk

I have been trying to contact Neil but my emails have been returned non-deliverable

I have obtained a Sony SLT7ME but it does not power up although 240v is reaching the machine

Also I have been trying to use a General VG240B...the tape loads but when I press Play the tape does not move...Any suggestions

Mike

Dave
Saturday 6th September 2008
2:56 pm U.K.

fxy208@hotmail.ca

Just a thought 20 years from now say in 2028 will we be still talking about betamax?

Steven Smith
Saturday 6th September 2008
1:41 pm U.K.

sscoop@moreongotwipedeh.ouch.com

Caution! Above post is by arsBandit!

Adam
Friday 5th September 2008
5:36 pm U.K.

vintageceilingfans@hotmail.com

I have a few 3M betacam SP Broadcast quality cassettes that were given to me back in 1996. I recorded on them back then using a regular betamax vcr and they play and record fine... The tapes also say metal on them too... The tape it's self looks like any regular tape. I was told that these tapes would ruin the heads on a regular home betamax vcr due to tape being metal... I've had them all these years, and never ruined any of my vcrs..... Does anyone know about this?

noel higgins
Thursday 4th September 2008
7:13 am U.K.

noelmh@no spam.tpg.com.au

Adam,

I have not tried it but the linear audio track might play back at a higher pitch if it is on the same edge of the tape. Often though audio is muted in a VCR until the picture achieves lock which is never going to happen. I don't expect much difference in these aspects PAL vs NTSC.

cheers Noel

Adam
Thursday 4th September 2008
5:26 am U.K.

vintageceilingfans@hotmail.com

Have you tried this before? Anykind of picture at all? any audio?

Adam Ainspan
Thursday 4th September 2008
1:17 am U.K.

VA20151@channell.com

That's I'm looking for. Good Q.

Adam Ainspan.

noel higgins
Thursday 4th September 2008
12:49 am U.K.

noelmh@no spam.tpg.com.au

Adam,

The tape used in VHS is half inch identical to that used in beta cassettes. The information is put on the tapes differently by the two formats, different speeds and different diagonal head sweeps and information format.

regards Noel

Adam
Thursday 4th September 2008
12:14 am U.K.

vintageceilingfans@hotmail.com

Oh, and this question is regarding Ntsc Formats....Thanks

Adam
Thursday 4th September 2008
12:06 am U.K.

vintageceilingfans@hotmail.com

Intresting Question... Has anyone ever spooled tape from a beta cassette into a vhs cassette, or vice vers? I heard it doesn't work. What are the results when doing this? will the heads read the audio and video at all? Will it play but off speed?

Thanks....Adam

Tweety
Wednesday 3rd September 2008
8:54 am U.K.

Charming@VirginS.cumto.us

http://www.unrealtournament3.com/uk/index.html

Homer
Wednesday 3rd September 2008
2:14 am U.K.

bob@hotmail.com

Who needs such services when you can get this for less !

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/betamaxhd.html

credits to the soul who posted the link on the Yahoo group

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