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joe
Thursday 25th June 2015
9:14 am U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

What about sanyo vtc-nx30?

I have the opportunity to buy one of these VCR but i don't know absolutely anything of this video, there is no listed in betamax models and i dont know if it is a good option.

i have a sanyo vtc-nx10 that i still try to fix it, and it looks like very different to the nx30.

There are a vtc-m10 too very cheap to buy, but i dont know if this couple of VCR are best or worse than the nx10

Emil Jensen
Wednesday 24th June 2015
7:05 pm U.K.

ejensen1981@gmail.com

Hi Ann

No you cannot use Betacam SP tapes in a normal Betamax VCR. They are metal formulated and will perhaps wear the precious videoheads down in the machine. And since its a metal formulated tape, the machine is not setup for it.

You can purchase normal Betamax tapes or use Betacam BCT-XXG from SONY. (XX stands for min) You will find a lot of tapes on Ebay for sale. :-)

kind regards

Emil Jensen

Ann
Monday 22nd June 2015
8:32 pm U.K.

fox.anneb@gmail.com

I have a Sony Betamax Portable Video Cassette Recorder SL-2000 and I wanted to purchase cassette tapes to record with. Will I be able to use Betacam tapes?

Will a Sony BCT-30MA 30-Minute Betacam SP Video Cassette (Small) be able to work with this recorder? Or the Sony BCT-D6 Six Minute Digital Betacam Video Cassette in Album Case (Small)?

Would cassettes with SP or SX in the name work?

Thanks!

K Lambert
Sunday 21st June 2015
9:59 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Patricia:

Need to know make and model number and where you reside?

Cheers................Kevin

Patricia Janovsky
Saturday 20th June 2015
8:53 pm U.K.

tovahsez@gmail.com

We have a Betamax VCR. If/when we press rewind or fast forward, then play

The play light comes on but immediately shuts off.

Why does it do this? Please advise and thank you.

K Lambert
Wednesday 17th June 2015
9:15 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Roderick:

Many thanks for that, this guy will be well chuffed about that.

.....Kev

Roderick
Tuesday 16th June 2015
11:27 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Kev, as someone with a vast collection of Dutch Betamax tapes I can confirm that they play perfectly on UK machines, and Australian machines too!

K Lambert
Tuesday 16th June 2015
8:30 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Should've been DO NOT NOW :)

K Lambert
Tuesday 16th June 2015
8:30 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi and thanks Phil:

It would seem the difference between PAL I and PAL B/G is the sound carrier spacing. It will only give issues if you utilise the RF output, which thankfully most do not know.

Using scart and the rear connectors (BNC/Phono) should enable the PAL B/G recordings to play back fine on a PAL I vcr.

Phew, thank goodness for that.

.Kev

Philip McKeown
Tuesday 16th June 2015
3:33 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

Kev, in the past I have recovered Beta recordings on my PAL Sanyo which were originally recorded in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Hong Kong, and to an extent, Denmark. The following link might be of use:

http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/341943-Capturing-unknow-PAL-VHS-source-Can-be-watch-on-TV-but-not-recorded-on-PC

Phil

K Lambert
Tuesday 16th June 2015
11:58 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys:

My turn to throw a query out there.

Will a Dutch Betamax recording play back OK on a UK Pal 1 Beta vcr?

I have a guy interested in one of my machines and he's worried it won't be compatible.

I have limited knowledge regarding this.

Cheers in advance...............Kev

Hellwyn Ballard
Sunday 14th June 2015
8:39 pm U.K.

ibex_t@hotmail.con

The Sony C7 Automatic Tape Changer!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231587329246

(This isn't my listing, but thought I'd post a link as I'd never seen one before and this guy's got some good close up photographs.)

K Lambert
Friday 12th June 2015
7:20 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Phil

The first number (10800) you mention is for the VTC 5300 /400,6500,5000 and 5150.I wouldn't worry about the 'D'.

The other number is only for the VTC M10, 20,30,40,50 and NX100 plus all their other country variations.

The motors are different in size.

Hope his helps................Kev

Philip McKeown
Friday 12th June 2015
6:31 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

A couple of other Sanyo Betamax queries:

1 - the reel motor on my VTC5150 has an identification number of V-10800, but is a reel motor with a number V-10800D suitable as a replacement?

2 - a Sanyo reel motor with an identification number of V-01100B would be for which model/s?

Phil

K Lambert
Friday 12th June 2015
10:33 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Phil

I know and appreciate that :)

Philip McKeown
Thursday 11th June 2015
5:35 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

Kev, just wanted to throw this one out there rather than contacting you directly at the moment.

Hope to speak soon...

Phil

K Lambert
Thursday 11th June 2015
10:03 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Phil

Re Sanyo VTC NX100: Nothing a decent, proper full overhaul can't sort for you :)

..Kevin

Philip McKeown
Wednesday 10th June 2015
6:36 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

HELLO ALL! Whilst my trusty Sanyo VTC5150 is awaiting repair, I've been using a Sanyo VTC-NX100 to continue to feed my habit of finding old TV recordings. However, two problems have now started with the NX: first, the idler (or at least that's what I believe is the source) is very noisy/clunky, and second, every so often, the colour picture (quite intense colour) is replaced with a green picture, if only for a split second each time.

This machine is also now retired before any more damage might be done.

Any thoughts would be appreciated...

Phil

george
Monday 1st June 2015
3:53 am U.K.

coffeexxx@hotmail.com

John, I have a cv2100 in oz if interested

george
Monday 1st June 2015
3:51 am U.K.

coffeexxx@hotmail.com

I have a 1967 Sony cv2100 antique VTR. I am in Australia so its the 240v full field recording model.

I was going to stick it on ebay but wondering if any enthusiests on this forum may be interested first.

It is HEAVY so not economical to ship overseas.

let me know soon.

coffeexxx@hotmail.com

I cant attach a picture in this forum but its this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAG_n-ngTEs

btw - excuse me admin, I was looking for right forum subsection to post in, hope this is appropriate place.

regards

George

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