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Boby
Wednesday 21st July 2010
6:51 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Stuart I got 1 950Beta with no Hifi lamp lit on, it would be great if we can share know how on this.

Regards, Boby.

Marc Morris
Wednesday 21st July 2010
5:16 pm U.K.

marc@nucleusfilms.com

I'm searching for old TV ads/commercials for VHS, Betamax, V2000 etc and anything about the format war / early video rental shops / pictures and people who worked in them who has good stories and who would like to be interviewed as part of a documentary we're producing about the video nasties era circa 1982/3.

Boby
Wednesday 21st July 2010
6:17 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I hope can have 1 (LOL).

Roderick
Tuesday 20th July 2010
10:28 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Hi Boby,

I have one of those in my collection. As far as I can tell, all the differences are mentioned on the webpage. Mine is hooked up to an edit controller which makes transfers much easier. Lovingly restored by Noel, it works great!

Boby
Tuesday 20th July 2010
8:18 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Does anyone have this kind of lovely beta;

http://www.palsite.com/slo420ovi.html

I just wonder what's more differences it have compare to the home version.

doc judd
Sunday 18th July 2010
9:53 am U.K.

doreenjudd@bigpond.com

Hi,my prevoius name was colin judd,@iprimus.com.au,changed to big pond ,now doc juddm100A owner

mark
Sunday 18th July 2010
8:59 am U.K.

mark@beta.com

My HF950 tray was a bit flakey on eject but ok when closing. The motor was whirring but no movement in the tray.

I had the motor out and all seems well. The cogs also all look fine. I lubricated the runners and cogs with nylon/rubber lubricant and it is now working but I'm a little concerned over what was wrong. Any ideas?

Kevin lambert
Saturday 17th July 2010
2:50 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Stuart:

As for your 950 's tracking of the Hi-Fi.Consider yourself lucky, those heads must be in SUPERB shape.The brand new Sanyo M40 i won two years ago, has the same result.As the Hi-Fi audio heads wear down the tracking range for recordings on THAT machine, being played back on it, will get shallower and shallower with the tracking at the extremes , ending up with it just in the center and then the Hi-Fi tracks disappear if you move the control left or right.Nice one.One to cherish..............Kev

Kevin lambert
Saturday 17th July 2010
2:46 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Stuart:

I think you'll find 'stereo' on the case means just that Sony ( C9 , C40 ) linear stereo edgetrack.I too have a MGM film with stereo on it and there's definetley no Hi-Fi.Normally for the Beta Hi-Fi recordings you will se BETA and then Hi-Fi in a little block on the cassette spine.Mind you not ALL distributors mentioned this , especially on the Beta rentals.Some Beta Hi-Fi pre recorded tapes are Hi-Fi MONO too, plus the usual mono edgetrack. ( this is usually mentioned as well).Hope this helps Stu and good luck with the head replacement, something i've never had to do..........as yet..........

.......Kevin

Stuart
Saturday 17th July 2010
11:16 am U.K.

stu_george@hotmail.com

Will be having new heads fitted to my hf100 on sunday thanks to set of 150 heads bought from boby on ebay well over a year ago lol. I havent owned an hf100 for over a year but i knew they would be used at some point :)Question about star wars empire strikes back betamax pre recorded tape I own, it is marked stereo on the cassette shell but the hifi light on my 950 does not illuminate, whereas all my other hifi tapes are fine. Could it be a linear stereo ( c9 and c40 ) stereo tape and not hifi? Is this rare?My 950 has no hifi dropouts whatsoever no matter where the tracking control is set, even on recordings made on the machine itself. Would you say this is rare?

Stuart
Friday 16th July 2010
6:28 pm U.K.

stu_george@hotmail.com

Thought so Kevin. I have new heads I am able to have fitted, just wanted to make sure first. Cheers Kevin!

Kevin lambert
Friday 16th July 2010
5:26 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Sturat.

You've just described perfectly the first sign that those heads are wearing down.I have just seen Sanyo VTC M40 with exactly the same results that i was asked to overhaul for someone recently.The picture was superb!The Hi-Fi will always drop out before the picture deteriorates as the Hi-Fi signal goes deeper ont the tape.The picture will be great for a while and then you will notice deterioration there too.It should be fine for quite some time though.

The ultimate sin of a vcr(apart from tape chewing).

........Kevin

Stuart
Friday 16th July 2010
4:35 pm U.K.

stu_george@hotmail.com

Hi, have an hf100 with lovely clear picture, but hi fi sound is suffering with dropouts and is only present with tracking at dead centre. Move the tracking just slightly and hifi sound vanishes. Heads worn? Cheers!

doc judd
Friday 16th July 2010
7:04 am U.K.

doreenjudd@bigpond.com

MY HS 100 a soldiers on playing old favoutes like The Life of Brian etc

alan
Wednesday 14th July 2010
1:57 am U.K.

adm222@epguides.com

If anyone is interested I have several 100 used Beta tapes for sale in Illinos. Most of them I got from friends who know I still have a Betamax deck or were included with a second hand Betamax I bought. There are a few prerecorded ones, NTSC the rest have a variety of things taped off of TV on them. I have not gone and catalogued them, I know some have no labels, some have wrong labels and some have proper labels. Most are Sony L-750s althought there are other brands and some shorter lengths. I am guessing almost all of them are NTSC..

Depending on how manyyou wantStart off at $1 US each, if you want a few, 5c each if you want more than 30, 3/$1 if you want 90 or more and a quarter each if you want tham all guessing someweere around 300 right now, might ben more, might be less. All prices will be plus shipping.

If interested contact me at adm222@epguides.com

Matt
Friday 9th July 2010
4:25 pm U.K.

roundmatt@hotmail.com

I've got a Sony Betamax VO-68000PS for sale. Good condition, but no power cable. Any takers?

mark
Friday 9th July 2010
9:40 am U.K.

silversalmon@tiscali.co.uk

About twenty Betacam tapes (as new) going down skip this weekend unless somebody wants them. London area E4

doc judd
Thursday 8th July 2010
11:12 am U.K.

doreenjudd@bigpond.com

Gday Beta lovers I have 3 ntsc videos to give awayi,tHE HONEYMOONERS,2FUNNY LADY,3 THE MUSIC MAN

Boby
Wednesday 7th July 2010
6:59 am U.K.

boby@palsitechatpage.com

PS:brand new in box...mail at bobymc@hotmail.com

Boby
Tuesday 6th July 2010
6:04 pm U.K.

boby@palsitechatpage.com

I have 'replacement' Threading gears for C9,. .might be someone interested in..

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