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Alan
Monday 30th August 1999
10:00 pm U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

To quote from a recent edition of the Informer

Andy Sanchez,telephone number USA ( 209) 527-3493

For those of you who are not familiar with the Informer it is an e-mail mailing list editedby Scott Veazie. See http://www.elektratec.co.uk/infomer.html for details. hb

Paul Dookie
Monday 30th August 1999
7:42 pm U.K.

P_Dookie@hotmail.com

I am about to purchase 3 betamax vcr's and i am wondering where i can get hold of black tapes and also how much should i expect to pay? E-mail me if you can help.

Charles Joly
Monday 30th August 1999
4:35 pm U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

John...

I read about a guy named Andy Sanchez on the "Beta Informer" newsletter. He supposedly perform EXCELLENT work on beta vcrs. I've never used his services but according to most people on the informer, I'd give him a try... I don't have his coordinates, though...

John Patrick
Monday 30th August 1999
3:43 pm U.K.

JDPatri@IBM.NET

I currently own a SONY SL-HF 1000 Stereo BETA VCR that is having some recording and playback difficulties. My local SONY service center says that it will cost over $1,000 to repair. I very much like this machine. Do I have other options outside of SONY service to get the machine repaired at a more reasonable cost? Does anybody have this machine or another high end SONY Beta VCR that they would like to sell used? Please help a devoted Beta user find another SL-HF 1000 or fix my existing VCR at less than $1,000. If nothing else turns up, does this VCR have any value in its present condition?

Alan Barnett
Sunday 29th August 1999
12:19 pm U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

The problen with the HFR-70 stems from the fact that the VCR fails toread the control track at the beginning of the tape. The usuallystems from wear on the Audio/Control head ( or ACE ). You mightlike to increase the back tension of the tape to try to improve head totape contact across the ACE. Alternatively you can try "polishing-up" the head with a metal polish in order to achieve the same thing.

graham
Sunday 29th August 1999
10:55 am U.K.

rizzonn2@hotmail.com

have 100s of beta films to trade with collectors overseas your wants list gets mine pal format only unless you can help me with ntsc vhs tapes also looking for video film sleeves for british beta tapes.esp interested in pal tapes from oz/nz yourwants list gets mine also wanted sony remote model RM2001

Charles Joly
Sunday 29th August 1999
12:48 am U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Problem with a SL-HFR70...

The machine works well in BII. But when I record in BIII, then play the recording back, the tape would "slip" in the first few minutes. It would change playing speed for a second or two, therefore playing too fast with noise in the picture and fast sound.

FYI, I tried playing back the same tape in my SL-2710 and the result is perfect. No slips at all...

Anyone can help me out with this ??

thanks a lot for replying, whether in this page or by email

Dave Patton
Friday 27th August 1999
8:38 pm U.K.

SRAN_DAP@access.ohio.gov

I would like to sell a Zenith portable BETA video recorder (VR9800), tuner-timer (VRT9850), and camera (VC1600). This has remote control, all manuals and original boxes. Recorder needs new heads. $100.00 + shipping. Phone: 1-330-757-9167 E-Mail: SRAN_DAP@access.ohio.gov

Stewart
Friday 27th August 1999
6:35 am U.K.

bel@clara.net

Does anyone have a front flap that covers the timer buttons on the PAL - SLHF100. If so please mail. Cheers

Ben Brooks
Thursday 26th August 1999
9:40 pm U.K.

benagain@blarg.net

I am looking for 3 things:NP-11 or equiv. battery packs for a BMC-550The DCC-2600 car cord or equiv (12vdc to 9.6vdc)Repair manual or info for a SL-3000

If ayone has these items or would know where to start looking, please email me at benagain@blarg.net.

Thanks,Ben

Bruce DeBeck
Thursday 26th August 1999
8:06 pm U.K.

bdebeck@galaxy.gov.bc.ca

I heard once that Mexico still uses Beta as a video standard (they also still make the VW Bug down there). Does anyone know if this is true. If it is, then one could theoretically get a "new" machine simply by crossing the border.

Hansel
Thursday 26th August 1999
7:34 pm U.K.

hansel2@hotmail.com

I am looking for a Sony SL-HFT7 in working or non-working condition (prefer working). Can anyone help or provide suggestions?

Bruce DeBeck
Thursday 26th August 1999
6:12 pm U.K.

bdebeck@galaxy.gov.bc.ca

I live in Victoria, British Columbia. I have a working Beta machine that is both Super & HiFi. I would like to buy another one with those 2 features as a back-up machine. If anyone on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland has a machine for sale, please contact me.

Thanks.

jon armstrong
Thursday 26th August 1999
9:02 am U.K.

jon_armstrong@eee.org

hello...I am desperate to acquire the service manual for a sony SL-HF860D superBeta hi-fi video cassette recorder. I have alreadytried to get this through the manufacturer but it is no longer available....anyone?cheers...jon armstrong

Ray Glasser
Thursday 26th August 1999
7:00 am U.K.

videoholic@earthlink.net

To those of you who haven't visited my website for awhile, you may notice some refinements! I've added a box at the bottom of each page, with links to every page in the entire site - no returning to the HomePage everytime to go somewhere else in the site. I also recently acquired a "Snappy," and the first result is some great additions to "The Dream Machines" picture page! Now those of you who have never seen an SL-HF2100, 1000, 900, or 750 are in for a treat! Check it out! -- Ray Glasser URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~videoholic/

Tom Saknit
Thursday 26th August 1999
6:18 am U.K.

saknit @linkline.com

I am selling these 3 items. The first may be of particular interest. If you are interested, please look it up on the "eBay Internet Auction"

SONY EDV-9500 ED-Beta VTR Editor http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=27335179Auction ends 08/30/98 21:28 PDT

SONY EV-S700u 8mm VCR with PCM Digital Audio. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=27324854Auction ends 08/30/98 20:30 PDT

Newtek Lightwave 3D v5.0 LNIB w/Donglehttp://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=27323089Auction ends 08/30/98 20:22 PDT

If you have questions, please e-mail me at saknit@linlkine.comThank you.

Vlar
Thursday 26th August 1999
4:52 am U.K.

Vlar2@aol.com

Hello,I am trying to help a friend find a PAL betamax deck so that we can play (and transfer) the tapes of her from when she was a kid. Any information on what models I should be looking for or anyone with a working deck that they would part with for a reasonable price please email me. Thanks

also - my friend is in Toronto so if anyone has a deck in canada that would be a bonus since we wouldn't have to get killed trying to pay shipping for a heavy old deck.

Matthew Quinlan
Monday 23rd August 1999
7:20 pm U.K.

mattyq@skyia.com

I have for sale a mint SL-HF2100 Superbeta Hi-Fi VCR. These were $1700 new and this unit has seen only 10 hours work. It comes with the original remote, manual, and quick reference manual. I also need a manual for the SL-HF750, can anyone help???Matt 519-645-2008

Matt King
Saturday 21st August 1999
11:28 am U.K.

drgrease@geocities.com

I have a Toshiba M32 Beta deck. Is is a good machine, and if it is where can I get tapes for it?

Carlos
Friday 20th August 1999
8:41 pm U.K.

cbejarr@dsi.com.mx

I'm interested in purchasing a brand new superbeta hi-fi vcr. Where can I buy it at areal good price.Please contact me at my email as soon as possible.

william stewart
Friday 20th August 1999
10:40 am U.K.

wsstewart76mc@mailexcite.com

I have 2 sanyo betamax vcrs forsale. They both play but needalittle attentionI als have some 60 prerecorded tapes and some home recorded stuff. does anyone want to makeme an offerfor any of them?? I live in scotland.. Bill.

bruce
Thursday 19th August 1999
9:42 pm U.K.

beevee@webtv.net

thanks folks my sony beta is no longer available . after giving it some more thought ive decided not to sell it.

Brenda
Thursday 19th August 1999
9:08 pm U.K.

bclpace@epix.net

My Super Betamax sets are no longer available.Sorry

Edouard
Thursday 19th August 1999
4:23 pm U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

SONY ES/L-500 extra superior standard rade video tape for higherpicture and sound quality BI-1hour,BII-2hours,BIII-3hours.New DDL- durability,Dispenser, Lubrication binder system.New tapes.1 and up for $ 2.00, 10 for $ 15.00, 50 for $ 40.00All prices in U.S.Dollars + shipping.Edouard 416-762-8551

Dan Slaighter
Thursday 19th August 1999
11:26 am U.K.

dslaug6805@aol.com

I'm looking for some used Beta Video recoeders.please le me know where I can find oneIt doesn't have to be able to record , but I need to be able to tapes.

ITM
Wednesday 18th August 1999
10:07 pm U.K.

madanat@umbi.umd.edu

HI folks, I have a SL-5000,the first front-loader (1982)and want to know if it is worth anything, be intrested in selling it., it is working good and comes with old beta movies. I also would like to sell the movies seperate, if are intrested please email for list. thanks for any help,

Jim
Wednesday 18th August 1999
2:14 pm U.K.

JIM.TYERS@MOLINS.COM

Apologies.E-MAIL address above should read JIM.TYERS@MOLINS.COM

Jim
Wednesday 18th August 1999
2:12 pm U.K.

JI.TYERS@MOLINS.COM

I've owned my SANYO VTC-NX100 since new and had no trouble until about 3 years ago when the heads needed replacing. About a month ago similar symptoms as before began to appear on playback, and I baulked at the prospect of forking out another 100.The machine only has this problem as far as I know, so would be great for spares. In addition, I have some 70 tapes for sale.If anyone interested, am situated in Bourne, Lincolnshire, U.K.

Stewart
Wednesday 18th August 1999
7:00 am U.K.

bel@clara.net

Has anyone got a demonstration tape that may have been supplied with the SLHF 100 or SLHF950 PAL HIFI beta's. If so please mail me.

bruce
Tuesday 17th August 1999
8:10 pm U.K.

beevee@webtv.net

i have a beta sl-hf900 that i bought new in working condition and in good shape does anybody really want to buy one of these machines?? it still works great.i didnt know anyone still uses these super machines

Aaron J. Girardin
Tuesday 17th August 1999
12:09 pm U.K.

telefonbil@aol.com

Hello, I live in Maine and I am looking to get in to Beta. What would be the best model to start off with? I am looking to buy a model so if you got one for sale please contact me.

Aaron

Edouard
Sunday 15th August 1999
2:55 pm U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

SLO-1800 Super Beta HI FI $ 225 + shipping 3 available.416-762-8551 Edouard

Rick
Sunday 15th August 1999
3:16 am U.K.

qcetc@raex.com

Looking for manuals (or Copies of) for two machines I have the first is the slhf750 and the second is an slhf 900.These things have really been great and would like to get the manuals to familiarize myself!

Thanks To All who can help.. If you can scan them and save as a gif or something that would really be great!

Frank George
Saturday 14th August 1999
10:40 am U.K.

linipups@xs4all.nl

Ede, The Netherlands

Another voice crying out for a desperately sought after Beta model: anyone have the Sony SL-HF950 (in as near-pristine shape as possible)for sale?

Thanks!F.G.

Rich
Saturday 14th August 1999
8:04 am U.K.

RichPryz@aol.com

Are there any US suppliers of Sony Super Betamax recorders. I recently lost mine in a tornado. I want to replace it.

Thanks Rich

Paul
Friday 13th August 1999
2:43 pm U.K.

energyr@visi.net

Looking for a beta SL-HF100

Ray Glasser
Friday 13th August 1999
7:13 am U.K.

videoholic@earthlink.net

To All: The Sony GCS-50 SuperBeta that I advertised here has been sold. Thanks to all who responded!

DTurz
Thursday 12th August 1999
7:29 pm U.K.

DTurz@aol.com

Hi, I am looking for information from anyone who can explain how to set the clock on a Sony Betamax model 2405 - We just got one wiothout a manual

Can anyone help me to figure this out?

Looking forward to an email response toDTurz@aol.com

Thank you

John Westcott
Thursday 12th August 1999
12:41 am U.K.

John_Westcott@3com.com

I have a Sears & Roebuck model 562.53121350 and am trying to find out what company made this for Sears. The tape doesn't want to move or eject. My VCR repair store says I need a reel motor. Are they right? They can't find any info on my machine, since Sears no longer carries it on their parts list. How do I go about translating the Sears & Roebuck number into something I can use to find parts? I discovered this page while seeking info on my Beta VCR, and am quite thrilled to find that there may be some hope out there. Who is the Beta Wizard who can help me out?

Denis Allard
Wednesday 11th August 1999
11:02 am U.K.

arcadia@sympatico.ca

Hi again everyone. From Montreal, well having sold my SLHF1000 to Ray, whose message is sitting just above mine, I'm now stuck with 11 beta blank tapes still wrapped. They consist of 10 SONY HI Grade L-750s and 1 SONY Standard Grade L-750. The asking price is 60$ canadian plus shipping or 40$US plus shipping. I have about 5 other pre-recorded tapes (2-3 times) that I would let go too. Oh, before I forget, I also have an unused KINKYO beta rewinder for sale, asking 25$US. Thanks for reading!

Edouard
Wednesday 11th August 1999
3:17 am U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

SANYO BETA HI FI Model 7150 Black, remote control.Stereo Sound Frequency Range 20-20kHz.BetaII,Beta III,IC logic control,very good condition. $ 100.00 Edouard 416-762-8551 edouard@pathcom.com

Edouard
Wednesday 11th August 1999
2:34 am U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

SONY LS-500 blank video cassettes for sale. BETA II 2 hours,BETA III 3 hours. 10 cassettes for $ 15.00.Box of 50 cassettes for $ 40.00. All prices in U.S.Dollars + shipping while quantity last.

Martin Olley
Wednesday 11th August 1999
12:29 am U.K.

emmo@innotts.co.uk

Anyone know where I can get replacement nicad battery packs for the Sony Betamovie camcorder?

Just thinking when round at my friends audio visual outfit the other day. He told me that broadcast tape is no longer the old 1 inch stuff, they use a format called "Betacam". I asked to see one....same cassette! Sony in their wisdom obviously kept all the tooling for the cassettes, and probably for the machines too!

Ray Glasser
Tuesday 10th August 1999
10:31 pm U.K.

videoholic@earthlink.net

I am selling a Sony GCS-50 SuperBeta HiFi. This is an industrial unit, light gray in color. Has both hi-fi stereo and linear stereo features insert video editing, insert audio editing on the linear tracks, locking jog/shuttle wheel, headphone jack, SuperBeta circuitry. Records BII only, but plays back all 3 speeds. Some scratches on the top, but works perfectly. $250 firm plus shipping from Las Vegas. Please e-mail me if interested. A picture of this unit is available at http://home.earthlink.net/~videoholic/Pix4.htm

Brenda
Tuesday 10th August 1999
4:49 pm U.K.

bclpace@epix.net

I have two sony BETA MAX vcrs. Model #sl-HF-750 no longer works and is avaliable for parts. I also own a super beta hi-fi, model sl-HFT7, with theater sound system. This vcr does play, but will shut off often and unexpectedly. To get it to continue playing, I need to shut off the machine and rewind and fast-forward the tape to get it to play. I am currently looking for repair ideas...

todd g.
Tuesday 10th August 1999
4:38 am U.K.

toadster@snet.net

i have a sony sl-hf360 in the original box with literature that i used maybe 15-20 hours. also i have 108 tapes that have been recorded on once.11 of those tapes are prerecorded. i am looking to sell every thing as a package. am looking for offers

Jane Weightman
Tuesday 10th August 1999
1:38 am U.K.

ianw@breathe.co.uk

I have two betamax machines - neither in working order. One is a Sanyo DTC5000, the other a Murphy MVR7007R. I know nothing about them, cannot repair them, but I get the impression that someone out there might want them! If anyone is interested, please email me.

David Hadaway
Monday 9th August 1999
6:55 pm U.K.

dbsys@rice.edu

Used Betamovies in factory sleeves for sale: $3 ea., 10 for $25, $2 S/H (USA). email for list.

Alan Barnett
Monday 9th August 1999
12:12 pm U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

Bob,this problem with the SL-C6 is that the capstan servo is failingto lock up. This causes the wow on the sound and the moving whiteband of noise on the picture. You will need to check the capacitorsin the servo circuit. Start with the bi-polar electrlytics. Ifthat doesn't cure the problem then check ALL other capacitors. Bewarethat the servo circuit takes a few seconds to settle after makingan adjujstment to the free-speed - so be patient when making tryingto set it up. It's best to use an analougue volt meter to look at thefeedback signal on the servo loop.

Mike Blackwell
Monday 9th August 1999
10:33 am U.K.

mike.blackwell@oregon.com

Wanted: new or used SuperBeta VCR, preferably Sony. I live in Oregon USA. E-mail with brand, model, condition, and price. Thanks!

Bob Frayne
Sunday 8th August 1999
8:26 pm U.K.

bob@frayne.globalnet.co.uk

Please HelpNew to BetamaxI've just aquired a Sony C6. On playback I'm getting a white flash across the screen every few seconds and the audio is slow if you know what I mean. I've adjusted the RV 001 but this makes no difference.ThanksBob

Brian Woolls
Sunday 8th August 1999
1:25 pm U.K.

bwoolls@claranet.com

Can anyone please advise me where I might purchase a Sony C7 Power supply transformer. Part Sony 1-446-558-11.Thanks Brian. (bwoolls@claranet.com)

Iain West
Friday 6th August 1999
10:58 pm U.K.

iainwest@hotmail.com

This is a message for those of you in the UK.Has anyone got any old tapes which contain old channel idents.In particular channel start ups and close downs, news programmes or anything interesting.

Please E-mail me if you can help (I'll copy the tapes myself or will sort out a transfer)

Cheers

Iain

Lemmy
Friday 6th August 1999
2:50 pm U.K.

lemmy@tone.ca

I have Toshiba front-loading beta that I don't want anymore.It's still working fine with a wireless remote and plastic coating to protect the case.I was wondering what I could get for it if I were to sell it.It's at least 10 years old.Thanks

Stewart
Friday 6th August 1999
6:43 am U.K.

bel@clara.net

Jim, If you are in the UK you can buy new Sony Beta blank tape from most Sony centres. I have even found that my local Dixons and Currys still carry some.

Jim Rosenbloom
Wednesday 4th August 1999
10:07 pm U.K.

jrrose@worldnet.att.net

Hello: Where can I Buy SONY L750 Betamax video tape? Let me know. Thanks, J.R.

Kimberly Elliott
Wednesday 4th August 1999
8:13 pm U.K.

Guitrladie@aol.com

Hi! My best friend's betavision made by Sony died on her, and she wants to find out if and how she may go about buying another BetaVision machine, or if there is an adapter that she can play her beta tapes on her VHS. Please e mail me at the above address with price and availability.

Thank you.

Alan Barnett
Wednesday 4th August 1999
7:23 pm U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

Yes both the Sl-T50 and SL-800 produce true NTSC ( 3.58 MHz colour sub-carrier ).They also can be set to give Modified NTSC ( 4.43 MHz sub-carrier).

Per Bjorkegren
Wednesday 4th August 1999
8:53 am U.K.

pbjork@algonet.se

Im thinking of get me an SL-T50ME or SL-T800ME. Do someone know if they produce an "true"NTSC signal out, that I can connect to an external converter? Ive read that the older SL-T7ME give a non-standard signal, which vill not work properly. Which of the maschine was the best, and are there any spareparts left?Thanks, Per.

Joe Flynn
Wednesday 4th August 1999
1:57 am U.K.

jflynn@isgroup.net

Would like to purchase a Beta Player/Recorder in working condition.I have numerous Beta tapes of my daughter growing up and would liketo convert them into VHS format.

Also - I have a Sanyo Betamovie Camera in perfect condition for saleor trade if anyone is interested.

Thanks

Joe Flynnjflynn@isgroup.net

904-755-1268 (evenings)

Derreck Fricke
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
10:20 pm U.K.

derreck80@hotmail.com

If anyone is interested, I have a SLHF300, perfect cosmetic and working order. If interested please email me with an offer. I am in St.Louis.

Derreck

wes salas
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
10:03 pm U.K.

tinye21577@aol.com

I need toknow where to send my beta to have it worked on? Any ideas? I have my hole child life on beta and the unit stopped working if you know please e-mail me!! I am in Texas (USA) but i will send it almost any where to have it repaired.

jgvp
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
5:22 pm U.K.

jgvp@cgocable.net

Very much interested in purchasing a SONY SL-HF 2100. Will offer premium price for optimum condition, If successful I will have a SONY SL-2500 in excellent condition for sale to the best offer. I am located in the Toronto area in Canada.

John
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
12:43 pm U.K.

jsp@iaccess.com.au

This isnt about beta, but I just purchased an old u-matic edit suite to go with my 2 existing u-matics, assorted beta's etc, it came with 2 players and an edit deck, as well as a simple edit controller, but I cant track down a manual for the controller,its a sony model RM-400CE, its more of a remote control unit than an edit unit, but it does have assembly editing cut ins cut outs etc

any help would be greatly appreciated,thanks john

PS: any superbetas in australia anyone wants to sell please email me...as I have said a million times

Kevin
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
10:01 am U.K.

kmi@ee.port.ac.uk

I have the following Beta video recorder SERVICE MANUALS for sale (originals). The models are:SONY SL-C5UB TOSHIBA V-31B and V-9600 /BSANYO VTC 5150 (UK) and VTC 6500

I'm willing to post them to anywhere in the U.K. for 7 each including P&P. Please e-mail for more details.

Gerry Antell
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
3:09 am U.K.

antellfam@aol.com

I have about 75 L-750 tapes that were purchased BLANK but now contain various stuff taped off the air and cable. They would be perfect for anyone who needs blank BETA tapes. If you have any interest, please contact Gerry Antell at ANTELLFAM@aol.com

Mike Lewis
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
12:06 am U.K.

mikel@cmicro.com

For Sale: Sony Betamovie BMC-110K. Anyone interested? Please make offer via e-mail

Chuck Cohen
Sunday 1st August 1999
10:26 pm U.K.

cohenma@villagenet.com

Hi: Hope that there is help out there. I have a Sony SL-340 unit that has worked well for about 10 years. It recently "ground to a halt".

I brought it to Radio Shack and other repair shops, but no one could help me, not even Sony. My entire collection of 100 vintage movies that I have recorded over the years remain unviewable.

Does anyone know a repair shop in the Long Island or New York City Area that I should contact?

Thank you for your time and assistance. A fellow BETA faithful.Chuck

Charles Joly
Sunday 1st August 1999
7:05 pm U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Good deals like that won't happen often I guess. About an hour ago, I just procured a SLHF1000, working and looking like new (it was owned by a nun), along with the remote and some tapes, for a ridiculous $75, canadian funds !!!

Derreck Fricke - St.Louis
Saturday 31st July 1999
7:50 pm U.K.

derreck80@hotmail.com

I am now having problems with my SLHFT7. It accepts tapes and plays them, you can hear the sound, and the hifi meters work but you can only see lines of color and a very very faint picture. I am assuming this is the video heads but don't know whether they are worn down or just dirty, any advice on this problem or my SLHF450 problem two messages ago would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much....

Derreck

Edouard
Saturday 31st July 1999
2:43 pm U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

SONY LS-500 blank video cassettes for sale.BETA II 2 hours,BETA III 3 hours.10 cassettes for $ 15.00.Box of 50 cassettes for $ 40.00.All prices in U.S.Dollars + shipping while quantity last.

416-762-8551 Edouard

Alan
Saturday 31st July 1999
11:24 am U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

Yes dear NTSC friends us PAL users only have single speed Betamax, roughly equivalent to your BII. The only thing above this standardmode is SuperBeta and SuperBeta Pro which are available on the SLHF-950 and VTC-M40 VCR's.

Derreck Fricke
Saturday 31st July 1999
1:02 am U.K.

derreck80@hotmail.com

I picked up a SLHF450 today for $15.00. It loaded a tape fine and played it fine but when you hit eject, it puts the tape back in the cassette and starts to come out but gets stuck half way out, it then takes it back in and pulls the tape out. Is there a worn belt or a tired motor? Any help would be appreciated.

ThanksDerreck

Stephen Cordi
Friday 30th July 1999
10:30 pm U.K.

scordi@flash.net

I still have a number of used prerecorded NTSC Beta format movies which I'm offering for sale at $2 each net shipped in the U.S. Titles are listed at http://www.flash.net/~scordi/Betasale.htm

Charles Joly
Friday 30th July 1999
2:29 am U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

I'm holding a brand new Sony beta tape in my hands. On its plastic wrapping is printed a tape recording time chart. While it tells about BI, II, III speeds for NTSC use, I noticed that PAL/SECAM systems use only one speed, with a length of 3h15, which is about the same as BII. Does this mean you folks out there in England can only record in BII ?? What about Super High-Band ?? Are there any PAL machines capable of recording in that mode ??

Does BIs stands for SuperBeta at BI speed ?? If so, can I play these tapes in my SuperBeta II,III machine capable of playing BI tapes ??

Since most beta VCRs can only handle BII, III writing speeds, should I expect better results on tapes recorder in SP on a VHS machine ? Do I have to own a BI machine to clearly see the superiority of Beta over VHS ?? I'm asking this because I know that there's an appreciable difference in performance results on PAL systems. But I can't find that so big difference on NTSC. Sure it might be somehow a little better, but you must have a terrific vision and tapes recorded from a reliable source to see it. I'm beginning to think that the differences between the two formats is thin enough that people didn't really noticed a difference at all and prefered the longer recording lenght of VHS.

One last question: Some months ago I had my SLHFR70 SuperBeta rejuvenated. New heads, new upper drum, complete recalibration. I must say the guy who fixed it did a really nice job. I'd say he got the machine back to 95% of when it was new.

Now is the "problem": I also use a SL2710 on another TV set at home. When I play back tapes recorded with the HFR70 in SuperBeta on the 2710,which is _not_ SuperBeta, I can't find any of the glitches it is supposed to do. It just plays fine ! In fact, the only time I can see noise in picture is when I play tapes recorded with the 2710 in standard beta on the HFR70 with the SuperBeta switch on. What do I have to conclude ?? Is the SuperBeta mode of my HFR70 poorly realigned or is my 2710 a stunning performer ??

Thanks for your help and info...

Leonardo Di Fraia
Thursday 29th July 1999
11:01 am U.K.

ldifraia@pageud.k12.az.us

Hello,I teach art at Page High School in Page AZ, US. My school had a video production studio that is no longer running. I am considering incorporating the Beta video machines and possibly a video camera for computer animation.My question is.... Since students will want VHS format tapes of their animations as a final product, ... what do I need to transfer a Beta tape to VHS ?

Thank youleo

Michael Hodgkiss
Thursday 29th July 1999
7:31 am U.K.

mfh1@bolton.ac.uk

I have a PAL Superbeta hi-fi SL-HF950 which I am willing to sell for the right offer. The machine is in excellent condition and has been used very little indeed, and not at all in the last few months. The remote control also is in as new condition. Offers please.

Kit Haskins
Tuesday 27th July 1999
2:50 am U.K.

kit@koaa.com

Brad,

Your Beta's were owned by "Montage Productions" and used computersto log and control the beta's in the racks you have. The ribbon cableswere tied into the basic functions of the machine for control and status.The IR sensors were defeated, the tuner sections were modified, and theControl L port was re-routed to do some other items. About a year or maybe two now, I wrote some instructions for another guy in Southern California that had purchased a couple dozen,maybe he had a hundred of the machines with racks, mounting hardware, andsome other optional accessories. If I can find the instructions, I can"html-ize" them or what ever. I'm in Colorado, I prefer to talk on the telephone. Send me ane-mail with a phone number in it, the "www.whowhere.com" doesn't show you in the database.

Mike Warnock
Sunday 25th July 1999
1:30 pm U.K.

right_hand_man@compuserve.com

Used to have a Sony CLC9UB, used for business/pleasure. Went phut, so I junked it (Sony could not/did not help re. repairs, but if I'd know about Betamax Club, it could have been repaired/given away for parts. However, too late now)Question. I've got several business tapes which need to be transcribed, or would buy a unit with comparable (i.e. stereo performance)Anyone out there? Please write a.s.a.p.

Cris Boylan
Sunday 25th July 1999
8:49 am U.K.

viewtronix@easynet.co.uk

HiDoes anyone have a Sony C9 manual they could loan/sell me? I'm fixing one for a friend and it is quite urgent! I would be willing to pay all postage costs etc, if you loan one to me! Also, I'm after the Sony Mechanical manual for the betamax machines, again for loan or sale.

Please help I'm desparate! :-)

Mail me directly at the address above.

Cheers.Cris.

JEFF M
Sunday 25th July 1999
5:11 am U.K.

JMETZ00@AOL.COM

HI!I have an opportunity before July 28 to buy 1000 plus new beta tapes (Sony Dynamicron LS500 andscotch proffesional LS-500).Any Ideas on what they are worth and who I might sell a quantity to?

Jeff

Edouard
Saturday 24th July 1999
6:35 pm U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

SL-HF 900 NTSC with remote control, manual ,perfect working order$ 350

John Glendinning
Saturday 24th July 1999
10:38 am U.K.

lhcjgs@srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk

If any one is interested, We have for sale :

2x Sony SL-800ME 's1x " SL F25UB PAL1x " SL C9UB 1x " SL T7ME + 3x RM 75T with ext. cables1x " SL HF100UB 1x " SL F30 1x " PCM -F1 DIGITAL AUDIO PROCESSER PAL/SECAM1x " REMOTE CONTROL RMT 213 2x " " " RMT 233 1x " " " RMT 151A1x " " " RMT 216 1x " " " RMT 6321x " " " RMT 614A1x " " " RMT 230 100 USED BETAMAX TAPESALSO:1x SONY LASERMAX LDP 1500PSome machines are for spare parts only, some are working, some are still inuse. So if anyone is interested please get in touch and we will try to help you.We are situated in Edinburgh,Scotland but people are welcome to come in and look at what we can offer

Martin Evans
Saturday 24th July 1999
7:30 am U.K.

martin@browns.co.uk

Hi Rob, regarding the problems you are having with your SL-C40, itsounds to me like there might be a problem with the idler. I thinkyour first move is to open up the machine is try and determine exactly where it is snagging. If you want to have a go yourselfthen try cleaning anything rubber in the machine with alchohol. Ifthings improve then you should think about replacing them.

Martin

Stewart
Saturday 24th July 1999
7:12 am U.K.

bel@clara.net

can anyone help? I have a Sony slhf950 PAL and sometimes when I have recorded in the HIFI mode there is no sound in playback. When I switch the sound to NORMAL (MONO) the sound is there. This seems to occur on a wide mixture of tapes. Other than this the picture is always excellant. Any ideas?

Derreck Fricke
Friday 23rd July 1999
10:27 pm U.K.

derreck80@hotmail.com

I am a betamax fan living in St.Louis. I am interested in buying the Sony theatre model, SLHFT7, in any condition and an original copy of the movie "The Neverending Story". If anyone knows where I can find these items or has either of these items please email me. Thank ...

Simon Woolf (British Music Information Centre)
Friday 23rd July 1999
11:27 am U.K.

simon@bmic.co.uk

Does anyone have a Betamax player they can loan/hire for a few weeks? Ours is just about to go in for repair (knackered heads, I think) and we are faced with not being able to provide listening facilities for our 300 odd betamax tapes. We only use Betamax for digital audio, not video.(together with a PCM 701 ES).

Any leads/ help/ suggestions extremely gratefully received!

Rob Moss
Thursday 22nd July 1999
10:58 pm U.K.

rob.moss@btinternet.com

Hi, I've just bought a Sony SL-C40UB and it worked perfectly for a day or so but now whenever I eject a cassette, the tape snags somewhere inside. Complete novice here but very technically minded, is there anything I can safely do to remedy this, as I am keen to get this otherwise very nice machine up and running?

I would be grateful for anyone to e-mail me directly at the above address. Thanks!

Jeremy
Thursday 22nd July 1999
10:25 pm U.K.

J@Ramsoft.co.uk

I have a Betamax wedding video but no Betamax recorder.

I need someone to copy it onto VHS

Can anyone help ?

Regards Jeremy

Ray Glasser
Thursday 22nd July 1999
4:58 am U.K.

videoholic@earthlink.net

The Sony SL-HF750 SuperBeta that I advertised here has been sold. (Took only 2 days..incredible!) Thanks to all who responded. --- Ray Glasser ---

Ben Brooks
Wednesday 21st July 1999
10:28 pm U.K.

benagain@blarg.net

Question: any info about the BMC-550k? I have a chance to purchase one, but know very little about this camcorder.I am interested in using it for shooting (not collecting), and wanted to try Superbeta as it is/should be better than VHS (and it is cheaper than trying to go to DV right now:)I am inetrested in the camera's functions, inputs/outputs, etc.Any ideas or links to sites would be much appreciated!

Ben

Jamar
Wednesday 21st July 1999
7:39 pm U.K.

jamarm@usa.net

I grew up using beta - thats all we used. Well, everybody's grown and gone and my parents have vcrs on all tvs. I was rustling through some memories in the attic and stumbled upon the old beta - along with about 100 movies and home videos - we had the camcorder too....From what i can remember, the reason it was put up there in the first place was because after pressing play - it would start and then stop...as though something was not catching - my initial concern is findindg some sort of manual on line and if not in the library - ehat do i look for.

graham
Wednesday 21st July 1999
9:49 am U.K.

rizzonn2@hotmail.com

wanted dc-dc converter for slhf950 have various beta parts for trade incl slhf100 dc-dc , c9 parts etc also does anyone no of another dc-dc which i could use vhs or beta also req sony remote rm2001 good price paid or have beta remotes to trade

Alan Barnett
Sunday 18th July 1999
8:56 pm U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

This isn't exactly Betamax, but LRC Video ( http://www.lrcvideo.com ) havea few Sony teletex boards to give away. They are OPK-303 and OPK-203's whichwere intended for installation in the KV2752 etc televisions. If anybody would likeone then they are avalaible free of charge if you collect one from the premises.Alternative they could be posted out at cost. For details Call Bob on 0171 3232102

Sam. St. Clair
Sunday 18th July 1999
6:26 pm U.K.

wallace_and_grom@hotmail.com

Hello,I have had a Toshiba Beta video recorders for about 14 years, beats the pants off a VHS one broke after about 5 years.RUBBISH!!!I am currently looking for a Beta/Betamax video recorder as I don't want to throw my tapes away because I can't find them on VHS.I am looking for a PAL recorder in good/excellent working order. Not bothered about remote or make.I want a good quality working one.I'm in Leicester and wouldn't mind paying postage.

luca
Saturday 17th July 1999
9:03 pm U.K.

alexx1971@yahoo.com

I'm looking for a betamax vcr (PAL format) in goodconditions. Can anybody help me?

Ray Glasser
Saturday 17th July 1999
4:12 am U.K.

videoholic@earthlink.net

***SL-HF750 SUPERBETA FOR SALE*** I am selling an SL-HF750 SuperBeta Hi-Fi records/plays B-Is, II, and III. Has 4-heads, variable-playback effects, 14-day, 8-event timer, cable-ready. It is absolutely MINT, and includes a Xeroxed owners manual and a RMT-V5A remote (this remote is made for a Sony VHS, but is compatible with the 750 it has a jog/shuttle dial on it, and a neat LCD display!) The SL-HF750 works perfectly and looks absolutely like new. $400 firm, plus shipping. Contact me if interested! See a picture of the unit in my website, at: http://home.earthlink.net/~videoholic. Thanks, Ray

Jeremy
Friday 16th July 1999
12:08 am U.K.

rathbujw@polaris.clarkson.edu

Hello, all, First I thought somebody should point out that sony's web pageno longer has a beta player on it. Does this mean it is not in production?Just thought you guys would like to know. Also I found a store the other daywhich had many sony L-750, and L-500 tapes for 5 bucks a piece. Iwas pretty happy as I personally notice a difference between the sony and Radio Shack tapes. The kicker is they also had about five or so SonyCleaning tapes. Is this something I should invest in more than onein, or are they still pretty easy to find? And for my last question, theyhave a sony slhf-600 for sale for $98 dollars, is this a good deal, I only paid $35 for the unit I have now, and that was after being freshly service, granted it isn't a superbeta, but it is hi-fi.Thanx for any help all.Perhaps the only Beta Fan in VermontJer

Brad Allerheiligen
Thursday 15th July 1999
9:05 pm U.K.

bradal@guess.com

I have aquired 2 Full AV/Computer racks with 18 Sony SL-HF750 decks.The machines were used for TV production, and are conected via ribboncable. I beleive the decks were computer controlled, but I am totally unfamiliar with these systems. If any one is interested in purchasing,or can provide information, please contact me at bradal@guess.com orstang@thirdwave.net. The units are in Southern California, and I donot have manuals, or remotes. Thank you.

Mike Lasota
Thursday 15th July 1999
1:00 am U.K.

powermik@bluemoon.net

I'm looking for a betamax player for a video i purchased. sony's pageleads to dead links, adn I've been searching all evening. can anyonehelp?

MikeUSA

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