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Sunday 26th March 2017

Please bookmark http://chat.palsite.com/chat_page.py as the new URL.

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Nina
Monday 13th January 2014
6:24 am U.K.

360ninaflowers@gmail.com

Roderick, I really appreciate your help. I followed that tip but the machine still plays in B&W, even with original tapes, on aerial and BNC output. After two hours of continued playback the problem remains there.

James
Sunday 12th January 2014
11:37 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Simon,

Check here http://www.palsite.com/pcat_diskassem.html

It may help you.

simon
Sunday 12th January 2014
10:13 pm U.K.

workshop@ststech.co.uk

i have a lovely slhf950 for repair that some idiot took the head apart took the head disk offthere is no instructions in the service manual the problem i have is the orientation of the disk relative to the intermediate assy and there are 3 wires to be soldered on old head they are red black green and oposite white black green the new head is red black blue and white black blue obvious the blue is the new colour to replace green the instructions with the head disk say to get the magnet in correct position but as the machine was dismantled i have no idea where it is supposed to be or where the 6 wires are to be soldered as on the intermediate assy there are 4 solder pads and each winding is labled 1 2 3 4 i have a photo of it if needed

any help appreciated simonsomerset technical services

Roderick
Friday 10th January 2014
8:53 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Nina, have you tried just playing a tape for half an hour or so?If you didn't use the machine for some years the heads may be dirty. Just playing a good quality tape for a while will often fix that problem.

Nina
Thursday 9th January 2014
7:31 am U.K.

360ninaflowers@gmail.com

Hello. Have a Sony beta machine, model SL-F30UB. Some years ago worked great, but now it only shows B&W picture with any tape I play. Is there any thing I could check? THANKS.

DAVID BRUNNER
Wednesday 8th January 2014
9:21 pm U.K.

DAVIDBRUNNERPICAZARRI@YAHOO.ES

Hello, I have the Sony SL-F30, in EE mode works good, but when I play a original tape appear horizontal lines in movement only in parts with red colour, do you know the solution?

Dave A.
Wednesday 8th January 2014
4:55 pm U.K.

avideo99@yahoo.com

Still have a fully working Super Betamax Hi-Fi that I would like to sell. Sony SL-HFR70 + Sony HFD 200 - both units in original Sony factory cartons with operation manuals and the remote control. Selling both for $ 200. 00 + actual UPS insured shipping charges. USA sales only.

K Lambert
Monday 30th December 2013
11:31 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hope all had a great Xmas and wishing all video enthusiasts (especially Betamax ones) the very best for 2014.

Gabriel
Friday 27th December 2013
6:59 am U.K.

noreplythismail@gmail.com

*Merry Christmas to all Beta enthusiasts! All the best for this new year 2014.

/Gabriel

Noel Higgins
Tuesday 24th December 2013
7:41 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Merry Christmas to all the beta fans still out there.

regards Noel Higgins in Australia. (betaheaven.com)

Steve
Monday 16th December 2013
1:42 am U.K.

Stevented@gmail.com

Can I still buy a quality Betamax that works? When did they stop making them?

James
Wednesday 4th December 2013
2:58 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Maybe Moderators are needed?

Noel Higgins
Monday 2nd December 2013
12:35 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Thanks Martin - It is a difficult issue and a time waster.

Martin
Friday 29th November 2013
8:27 am U.K.

martin@palsite.com

In case you are all wondering, the new spam system appears to be working a treat. If anything it might have ruffled a few feathers, as at 06:40 GMT this morning there were so many spam posts in one go that all legitimate posts were pushed off. The board only shows about the last 60 posts, all had to be removed in one go.

I agree, it would be great to upgrade the system, but unfortunately this is not possible. If/when a new system is written/implemented, all that can be done is to turn this one off and use the new URL. I can assure you it is being considered, but as I am sure you can all appreciate, we all live busy lives.

James
Friday 29th November 2013
1:42 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

You need to have an activation process to be able to post here, otherwise this spamming will not stop.

Roderick
Saturday 23rd November 2013
8:35 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

2 days and the spammers have cracked the filter.....

I believe it is really time to change the forum software to something more secure.Maybe have a look at this: https://www.phpbb.com

It is free, fairly easy to manage once set up and will limit the spam easily.

K Lambert
Thursday 21st November 2013
1:24 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

CHEERS Martin!

ALL your efforts regarding spam removal/avoidance are very much appreciated.

...............Kev

Gabriel
Thursday 21st November 2013
8:13 am U.K.

urifrisk@hotmail.com

Keep our fingers crossed and hope it works.

Thanks a lot!

Martin
Wednesday 20th November 2013
3:27 pm U.K.

martin@palsite.com

The spam filters have had to be modified on a pretty much daily basis recently to catch all the weird terms being used. The new system will hopefully adapt better over time. Spam should hopefully be removed within about 5 minutes of it being posted. Fingers crossed.

Martin
Wednesday 20th November 2013
12:36 pm U.K.

martin@palsite.com

Currently upgrading the spam defences again, sorry for the outage. Please post if you are having difficulties.

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