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Gabriel
Monday 11th February 2013
6:57 am U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Ross,

The lead cable you've posted is suitable for your Sony C6. It is an 'IN' device in the scart side, so it's the one you need (remember that EuroAV leads are bi-directional and sometimes we choose the wrong one).

You only need an extra BNC-to-RCA adapter (for example, try typing "bnc rca" on eBay) to match your Beta BNC out.

When connected, you should get image and sound almost inmediately (TV should switch automatically to AV channel), but if not, try channel 0, AV, Aux, or Line In, depending on your TV.

Try with different tapes, so as to checking that your machine is not faulty.

Hope that this helps,

Gabriel

Ross
Saturday 9th February 2013
9:35 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5m-Metre-Scart-to-3-x-RCA-Triple-Phono-AV-Audio-Video-Lead-Cable-1M-/271008260856?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f1959e2f8&_uhb=1

Ross
Saturday 9th February 2013
9:35 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

Thanks James. I am away to buy the following product. 1. Do I use my new tv or 90s tv? 2. What do I do then? Thanks

K Lambert
Saturday 9th February 2013
12:20 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:

Points noted.What i meant to say was none of MY OWN tapes are showing any signs.I also have some pre recorded ones from way back to 1978.As for the shocking tape splices.I once hired a VHS film out and noted about ten minutes in a lot of picture disturbance.I decided to eject the tape from my HI-FI machine.Luckily i did.Some idiot had spliced the tape obviously damaged in their vcr with MASKING TAPE.I could'nt believe what i was witnessing.I returned the tape pronto and it was destoyed and i was given another remtal for free.I was just gad i was watching it at the time as i dread to think the damage to my vcr's heads IF it had gotten any further.I have also worked on machines where it would seem their tapes are in an appalling shape.There was so much shed oxide it was also clinging inside the head drum slot and all over the head disc!!!!!!!I always fully forward and rewind ANY tape i get second hand.It pays to do this with new tapes too,especially if Beta ones as they are old 'new' stock.I would only recommend that in a unlacing type though for obvious reasons.

I agree ,keep your treasured recordings stored at room temp and fully rewound.They should last you well.

.............Kevin

James
Saturday 9th February 2013
2:50 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Ross, sounds like to me that you do not have the right connections to set up the VCR.

Copy links to your broswer.

You need one these http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data/500/scart_to_rca_adapter.jpg or this one http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data/500/scart_to_rca_cable.jpg

James

Ross
Friday 8th February 2013
11:34 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

I am getting the feeling that the person was lying to me and that the machine is broken. It switches on ok but just no picture or sound comes from the tv!!! Are Betamax players from the later 80s more easier to understand and connect? Do the later Betamax's have scart on them? As the C6 has no scart input and I believe if I had 1 with a scart input, it would be easier.

Noel Higgins
Friday 8th February 2013
11:07 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

I have noted your comments about tapes in an older post saying you had not seen any showing signs of aging and hinting at a conspiracy theory. I think they are pretty robust but still see some breaking down apart from the well known mold issues from poor storage of humid/damp environments.

Tape Breakdown.

The first is the glue breaking down and the metal oxide medium just shedding flakes of oxide inside the machine. You may get a transfer in one pass if your lucky but it can clog the mechanism and is not good for the machine. I have also seen tapes go gummy where the glue has I presume taken on moisture. The machine just locks up as the friction is too much for the machine to handle. I creates a right mess to clean in the machine. Both are a good reason to use a re-winder first before doing transfers including the mold issue.

Also, you never know when some little fingers have posted the occasional sandwich or buttered toast into the tape slot because they can. Once impurities get onto a machine, on to the tape surface to get wound into the cassette, they come a time bomb for the machine playing those tapes later on.

Another problem is the "amateurs" repairing a broken tape using normal clear "sticky tape" instead of splicing tape. The heads just love that glue.

cheers Noel

Noel Higgins
Friday 8th February 2013
10:46 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Ross,

The Sony SLC6 version in Australia has a UHF TV output when playing which is adjustable between channels 31 and 39. There are also AV in and AV out RCA connections.

If you connect the antenna to the VCR then a lead from the RF out to your TV you should be able to tune your TV in to the VCRs RF channel output.

If you obtained a SCART to RCA lead then you could connect directly which would give the best picture but is more messing around.

I hope this helps.

regards Noel (betaheaven.com)

Ross
Thursday 7th February 2013
6:45 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

The old 90s tv in my bedroom only has 1 hole for a RF Cable and also a Scart lead hole. Does that mean my tv is no use?

James
Thursday 7th February 2013
2:53 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Service manual for the Sony Sl-C6 http://freeservicemanuals.info/en/?search=Sony+ SL-C6

James

James
Thursday 7th February 2013
2:51 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Ross, there are two connections on the rear of the C6. . The yellow one is for the Audio.The other is a VIDEO OUT BNC connector.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/BNC_connector.jpg/220px-BNC_connector.jpg

On eBay you should find one you need that should fit your RCA connection.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-10-BNC-Male-To-Pcs-RCA-Female-Connector-Adapter-/230803714211?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Coaxial_Cables_Connectors&hash=item35bcf930a3

James

Ross
Wednesday 6th February 2013
6:17 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

I have already tried all of that Roderick. Thanks anyway

Roderick
Tuesday 5th February 2013
11:08 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Ross, before we start we need to get a few things sorted.If you use an RF cable from the VHF / Aerial out of the recorder you will need to tune the television to that channel. Did you do that?

If you use the 'yellow wire' solution you need to connect the 'video out' of the recorder to the 'video in' of the television. But your 'yellow wire' will not fit the video out without a BNC-RCA adapter. It will also only give you a picture. For sound you will need to connect the 'audio out' to 'audio in', or the red & white wires.And once connected you will need to switch the television to the correct input.

In regards to manuals, there are several sites that sell them on-line.The internet hadn't been invented when Betamax roamed the world ;)

Ross
Tuesday 5th February 2013
10:06 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

Is it possible to download Betamax Manuals online?

Ross
Tuesday 5th February 2013
12:57 am U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

Got myself a working C6, WELL the person said it was working. I Plugged a black RF Cable from the betamax to my old tv and I was unable to get a picture or a sound. I then tried the machine on my new tv with the yellow wire and it still did not work. (There is only 1 hole and its for the yellow wire) Is it hard to plug in a betamax? or am I doing something wrong? Thanks

BoogWar
Monday 4th February 2013
7:29 pm U.K.

blackyardgrafx@gmail.com

Hi. I am the proud owner of a Sony DXF-637 Camera. However I've not been able to work with it because the anti-aliasing filter, a screw in part situated between the lens and the switchable filters on the unit, has caught a really bad case of fungus and has rendered the signal "unwatcheable". The lens coating seems to be compromised and it can't be cleaned as the fungus is growing between the layers of glass. If someone on here could give me a part number for this particular item or tell me how to clean it I would be most appreciative.

Noel Loudon
Sunday 3rd February 2013
3:58 am U.K.

digimaze@adam.com.au

Greetings from ‘Downunder’ – Adelaide South Australia to be exact and I hope this posting is along the lines of acceptance for this Forum. I have two Sony Betamovie Camera’s being Models BMC 100P and 200P. I have an AC Power Adaptor AC-M110E, 2 Sony NP-11 Rechargeable Batteries and a SiCor Coated Filter. The BMC100P has been mine from original purchase in Hong Kong in 1983 the BMC200P was acquired much later. There is no interest (that I can find) in Australia in these items and I would hate to just dump them. Does anyone know of an Australian contact or otherwise who may interested in them? Cheers ..Noel

K Lambert
Saturday 2nd February 2013
8:50 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Afdp:

Where abouts do you live (country)?

....................Kevin

afdp
Saturday 2nd February 2013
5:02 pm U.K.

anna@eyecollective.net

Hello!

Where could I buy a full working order Betamax player?

Best, A x

Gabriel
Friday 1st February 2013
7:00 am U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Andy,

There is an electrical torque adjustment in the SL-F30. It is located on board SS-34, pot RV308. It's easily visible on the back-right corner of the machine (close to the video out BNCs) so you don't need to remove any board.

Hope this can help you. Regards,

Gabriel

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