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Andrew Whyte
Tuesday 17th February 2009
2:33 pm U.K.

arw13@bigpond.net.au

Hello, what's the consensus of the current value of a SL-HF950 in very good order?

tommyemm
Monday 16th February 2009
2:32 pm U.K.

meaneytom@hotmail.com

hi, i have just aquired a few sony sl c5ub, brand new in boxes, never opened, with all documentation and the leaded remote control. i am thinking of selling, any interest?phone 07850500652 phil

Stuart
Sunday 15th February 2009
1:41 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Cheers Noel, I will try this on one of them at least. The other will need a drum complete as the heads are kaput. Just seen this on ebay. Howling wolf is at it again! 170302478102

Noel Higgins
Sunday 15th February 2009
12:45 pm U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Stuart,

You do not need to replace the upper drum. If you remove the upper drum you can sand the surface with 600 wet and dry or emery paper. Even a dry jex pad will do the job. Roughing up the surface of the alloy reduces the friction. Just be sure to go deep enough to remove any lip the tape edge could get caught on stopping proper tape path alignment. I am also told an ink rubber can be used.

regards Noel

Stuart
Saturday 14th February 2009
10:59 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hello all. I need to know, does anyone have a couple of complete drum assemblies for sony slf1? Needs to be uk only. They must be complete and have no upper drum wear tape stick rewind issues and obviously have good heads. I am able to swap - trade combination of other sony beta parts, notably 2 complete and working f30 drums , hf100 power suppy , f30 power supply , c9 power supply (with working dcdc), and various c9 - hf100 boards. I also need a front flap for a ttf1. If anyone is able to help email me or message me here and see if we can agree a deal.

Stuart
Saturday 14th February 2009
10:51 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Alistair, you need a bnc video and L R Audio to scart lead. Try maplins, or give this guy an email for one - Tony Cattel - CattellCvs@aol.com Does beta repairs also, should anything be amiss with your c9.

Michael P.
Thursday 12th February 2009
10:40 pm U.K.

exogenes@hotmail.com

Hello there, I have a Sony SL-F30EC recorder for sale, if anyone is interested? It's a PAL model, the ebay link is below (auction hasnt started yet, but will tomorrow afternoon).

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130287532282

Charles
Wednesday 11th February 2009
9:23 pm U.K.

charles.carr77@gmail.com

HiI am trying to repair a Sony Betamax sl-hf100. The head doesn't spin, and the tape moves for about 3 seconds. I have accessed the drum motor underneath, and managed to remove the lock nut (using a cable tie wrapped around the disk to stop it from moving)so i can access the hall effect sensor, as recommended on palsite, but that is as far as i get. How do I get the bottom of the motor off, to clean the glue off the sensor? Any help would be appreciated.

Alistair Morrison
Tuesday 10th February 2009
4:56 pm U.K.

alistair_morrison@hotmail.com

Hi All. I have found my old Betamax SL-C9 in the loft with some old tapes - but no sign of any A/V cables! I would like to see what's on these tapes and perhaps copy to DVD. Can anyone advise what cables I need and suggest a source, please? Many thanks, Alistair.

Olive E Thomas
Monday 9th February 2009
11:49 pm U.K.

ølive_e_thømas@yahøø.com

I actually have a counterfeit Beta movie tape. It's a dub from what I think was a critic's preview tape because some sort of blacked out bug comes up every so often. You can also see the on screen display of the VCR they played the source tape with.

The movie is a Jamie Lee Curtis film called Virus about some alien entity that takes over a Russian vessel tracking the Mir space station. It's subtitled in Spanish, as this was intended for the latino market. Box art is a photograph of the movie poster pasted onto the boolegger company's tape box.

I also have several Beta movies that used a VHS slipcover for all their tapes with a cardboard insert adapter for the Beta tape and a sticker with the word 'Beta' taped over where it would've said VHS. Sitting side by side are VHS and Beta versions of "The Hunt for Red October".

K . Lambert
Sunday 8th February 2009
11:53 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi:Bill is absolutley right with that comment.It was only the latter tapes from distributors such as Guild Home Video, RCA Columbia,CIC Video and MGM home video that made the labels fit the square.Also if it still has the rental outlet stickers on it, unbroken, then it's definetley genuine and not a copy..........................................Kevin

Bill
Saturday 7th February 2009
8:14 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Hi, Mike,

For what it's worth, I have some pre-recorded Beta tapes from quite early in the game, when Beta sales and rentals were still running fairly neck and neck with VHS. I know they are all most likely genuine because they were all bought from very reputable national dealers.

The makers don't seem to have taken much notice of the shape or size of the label space, they all have different shapes and sizes. So I don't think that on its own is much of a clue as towhether or not your tapes are genuine. The quality might be a rather better clue!

Regards, Bill

Mike
Saturday 7th February 2009
7:11 am U.K.

h2o0001@hotmail.com

Hi all, I have some beta tapes of what appears to be factory original movies with the artwork sleeves. Some of the tapes appear to be counterfeit because the top labels are larger than the little square area they are supposed to fit inside of. Is it just that some of the video companies used labels that are actually for VHS tapes because there was not enough demand for beta for them to make separate labels for the betas, or are these counterfeit? Is there a way to know for sure besides this if a so called "factory original movie" is actually that? Mike

Noel Higgins
Monday 2nd February 2009
10:31 pm U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Just look at betaheaven.com and email me.

cheers Noel

K . Lambert
Monday 2nd February 2009
4:40 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:Many thanks for your response.I've tried to e-mail you using your link here but i've received and undeliverable ,due to your 'no spam' address, message!Any ideas?...........Kevin

Noel Higgins
Monday 2nd February 2009
9:00 am U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

I checked out my NX100 parts machine and fired it up and the clock works. The chip is MP1544 but the rest of the number which is probably a manufacturing code is MSHLA8501. I don't know what postage would be to you but if you want it contact me by email. I might be able to do a deal with you because I want some audio erase head bias circuit transformers for 950s and that UK company yo mentioned has them. Also a chap called Bjorn wants some of the M10/20 colour ICs so I could send them to you and he could pay you and get them from you.

cheers Noel

james brentnall
Monday 2nd February 2009
9:00 am U.K.

JAMES.BRENTNALL3@BTINTERNET.COM

hi, thanks for your help kevin, it was a fusibler resistor that was causing it, i now have another problem though, when plugged in now the clock comes on but the power led is permanantly on but the machine will not swich on and no functions, I think this may be the power supply, does amyone have a circuit diagram for the power supply section of the sony sl-f25ub?

K . Lambert
Sunday 1st February 2009
5:37 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi James:

Well if it's anything like the occassional clock/counter display issues with the Sanyo models it's either the clock control driver chip (usually this is accomanied by a eratic dislay,ony part of it lighting up) or a corresponding Electrolytic capacitor (this usually causes a flickering or intermittent display and leading to no display at all.Im not too familiar with the Sony's design but i feel sure the guys who are here, will be able to assist you....................Kevin

james brentnall
Sunday 1st February 2009
2:37 pm U.K.

JAMES.BRENTNALL3@BTINTERNET.COM

i have a sony sl-f25ub with a corrupt display, i have tried another power supply with no luck, has anyone had this fault or know the problem

Bill
Sunday 1st February 2009
5:16 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Samuel - sadly, in my experience so far, no. With my SLHF950 I have tried two old learning remotes from Sony and Philips, also a Meliconi Universal6 Light which I bought in France, not sure if it is available here. The latter copes with just about everything else I have, including a very, very old Sony AV amp, either by preset codes or by learning, but not with the SLHF950 or my SLHF100. It simply refuses to go through the learn procedure.

Bill

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