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Sunday 26th March 2017

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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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