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Charjol
Wednesday 15th September 1999
1:07 am U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Nigel...I wonder what odd sort of capacitor isn't available anymore from Sony. Perhaps you meant converter. I've had a similar experience with Sony here in Canada finding replacement part for my SL-2710 power supply. I've waited about 6 months to get told that the part was no longer available.

I think the best solution would be to find another C9 just like yours, where everyting could be defective except for the power supply. Then you'd just have to switch power blocks from one machine to the other. Otherwise, if you have some electronics knowledge, you can build another supply. That's what I did. It looks cheesy, because I had to hook up another printed circuit board to the deck, but I sure works :-)

While we're talking technical matters... No mean to be rude, but I wonder where are the real beta experts. I mean, all I find here is very basic troubleshooting information. On every technical question I've asked here in the past, I've never had an answer.

As time grows, all our cherished beta decks starts showing signs of aging. I think it would be important to help each other get the most out of what we've got. I don't want to end up buying a SL-HF2000, if it is (unlikely) still available.

Nigel
Tuesday 14th September 1999
6:15 pm U.K.

nigele@rural.gov.uk

I have a dodgy Sony C9 - the dc to dc capacitor as I've just discovered from the beta website, also discovering that it's no longer available from Sony - anyone any ideas on where I can get one?

Al Bruchas
Tuesday 14th September 1999
4:56 pm U.K.

Al.Bruchas@Wichita.BOEING.com

ATTENTION: NORTH AMERICAN BETA SEEKERS: In order to minimize damage from transport by car, and to create a more centralized point to find BETA machines, I've run my inventory ofextra machines to my friend's camera shop to combine them with what healready had on the shelf. MOLER's CAMERA SHOP (316) 685-1114 , WICHITA, KANSAS.They all have Sony remotes (except the "wired" TOSHIBA unit), maybe not the onesthey originally came with, but ones that will work. Sorry, I don't have anySUPERBETA units amoung them I know enough to keep what few I see of them for myself.Toshiba V -m40 w/ owner's manual and wired remote $85.00SONY SL2000 + ZENITH VRT9850 $95.00SONY SL-HFR30 (HI-FI READY, NO ADAPTER) $100.00SONY SL-HF300 (Hi-Fi) $125.00SONY-HFR90 w/HFP -200 (tape unload, out of door isn't always right, that is, you may have to help it "eject", by centering tape,on some cassettes...) $175.00 $175.00The camera shop has UPS pickup everyday, so they can ship quicker,than, "yours truly", could anyway. I hope this helps........

E.N. Hunt
Tuesday 14th September 1999
1:12 am U.K.

ekmail@aol.com

I have fun at my job with all the customers who come in and when we end up talking about video and the topic of Beta comes up how many of them say the same thing...Beta is better than VHS. Many of them had a Betamax and got rid of it when the nation went to VHS. But it is just amazing to me how many of them know the truth...Americans got dupped.But the bottom line is that for those of us who still use Beta its just fun to watch a video taped of cable without the eye strain you get from VHS. I won't even discuss "SLP". Let me close by just saying the standard..."Beta is Better!"

Jim
Sunday 12th September 1999
8:16 pm U.K.

JimK1234@aol.com

I have a Sanyo Betamax VCR 6300 that I have barely used plus 10 Beta tapes to go with it, probably some old television footage on there. Last time I used it was around 1980, but I'm pretty sure it all still works. Would any of you Beta enthusiasts be interested in buying this or know someone who would? Drop me an email and let me know. JimK1234@aol.com

Edouard
Saturday 11th September 1999
10:51 pm U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

All SLHF-860 D Super BETA HI-FI posted abobe for sale no longer available.Edouard.

Larry Plummer
Saturday 11th September 1999
4:50 am U.K.

llplummer@yahoo.com

I have a Sony SL-HF550 with no remote, no manual. It works well. I am moving and need to sell it. I am asking $100 + shipping.

Larry PlummerLittle Rock, AR

Charjol
Saturday 11th September 1999
3:19 am U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Hi everyone...I'm experiencing difficulties with fixing my SLHF1000 and request some support. My unit had a tape chewing problem. I figured the capstan shaft wasn't accurately vertical. So I adjusted its verticality using Sony's parallel plate SL-0657, then changed the pinch roller, as well as a worn upper drum assy.

Now the unit doesn't chew tapes anymore, but I can't get my tapes tracked. I tried adjusting the ACE height and azimuth but I only get hardly fair results (it would track, but without the tracking knob being in the center, and completely goes off track as I try another tape. Betascan and special effects are a disaster.). Since I already spent several hours turning screws with no good result, I figure there is some kind of procedure to achieve this task. I don't have an oscilloscope at home, but I think an alignment tape and a TV set would be enough.

If anyone knows how to do the job, can (s)he please reply back ? Thanks a lot..

Charles

Alan
Friday 10th September 1999
9:51 pm U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

No there is no such adaptor.

Lauren Z.
Friday 10th September 1999
8:29 pm U.K.

runner@idsonline.com

I saw this question in the chat archives but I don't know if there is an answer.Is there an adapter to play beta tapes on VHS? The heads on my betaare shot.

Martin Evans
Friday 10th September 1999
9:43 am U.K.

martin@browns.co.uk

Al, there is a remote control gallery at:http://www.palsite.info/gremotes.html

...it's a start?

Al Bruchas
Thursday 9th September 1999
4:57 pm U.K.

Al.Bruchas@Wichita.BOEING.com

With all the attention to machines, we don't always discuss REMOTE controls, enough. I often find machines, but can't find the original remotes, or it's been lost or destroyed, by the previous owner's kids.I've been luck, by having almost esclusively SONY gear, that they are mostly interchangeable, even to the point of the older ZENITH models, that were build by SONY, so many years ago. I hope to start using SONY's fairly inexpensive,sort of "cone shaped" universal remotes in the future. Has anyone had success with any particular type of UNIVERSAL remote controls that are out there?

PHIL SKINNER
Thursday 9th September 1999
2:10 pm U.K.

skinnerpj@nampak.co.za

I HAVE A SONY SLHF950mk11 WHICH REQUIRES A NEW HEAD DRUM ASSY. LRC VIDEO IN THE UK ARE OFFERING THESE AT POUNDS 450.00. IS THIS A REASONABLE PRICE AS IT SEEMS VERY HIGH TO ME. DO I HAVE ANY OPTIONS? I WOULD LOVE TO KEEP THIS SUPERB MACHINE RUNNING AND CERTAINLY DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO CONVERT TO THE "INFERIOR" SYSTEM.

Martin Evans
Thursday 9th September 1999
12:50 pm U.K.

martin@browns.co.uk

New repair centre online!

There are now 24 new pages on PALsite containing loads of information relating to servicing and fixing Betamax machines. Thisincludes a detailed guide on head cleaning.

http://www.palsite.info/pcat_index.html

Ray Glasser
Thursday 9th September 1999
1:44 am U.K.

videoholic@earthlink.net

I've got two more Beta rewinders to sell. These are Kinyo brand, new in box, with warranty. $20 each including shipping. E-mail me if interested!! Thanks, Ray.

charjol
Wednesday 8th September 1999
4:21 pm U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Lee, try cleaning video heads. Sometimes with an old or damaged cassette, the magnetic coating detaches from the tape and clogs one of the heads.

If you can't get rid of your problem by cleaning or if it comes back often, then your heads are worn and need replacing.

I've also seen this caused by a worn upper drum, as the tape sticks tighter to it, causing a greater physical contact of the tape with the head. But if your upper drum was worn to this point, you'd experience other tape transport problems.

Regards,Charles

Alan
Wednesday 8th September 1999
2:18 pm U.K.

alan@elektratec.demon.co.uk

Lee, I think it's more likely the video head is worn out and willneed replacing.

Lee Morrisey
Wednesday 8th September 1999
11:29 am U.K.

lee_morrisey@hotmail.com

Hi thereI have a sony sl c5 that suddenly one day developed a poor picture (white horizontal distortion lines) which was worse with a white picture, with the sound remaining OK.

I have heard that heads may become magnetized.If anyone knows if this is possibly the cause and a probable repair, please could you mail me at the above address.

Thanks in advance.

Lee Morrisey

lee_morrisey@hotmail.com

Terrence Biles
Tuesday 7th September 1999
10:57 pm U.K.

tnbbiles@thezone.net

Have about 1000 hours of old TV movies and programming on Sony Beta Tapes, similiar to reel to reel tapes. Need to come across a machine that can view them on. Can anyone provide me with any information on machine needed or where I can get one. Thanks

Mark Shragge
Tuesday 7th September 1999
5:20 pm U.K.

mark.shragge@mci2000.com

I have a Sanyo Beta machine in perfect condition. I would like to sell it, as I also have a Sony Super Beta machine which I now use. Please contact me if intereste. I am in San Francisco. mark.shragge@mci2000.com

Denzil Hathway
Tuesday 7th September 1999
4:23 am U.K.

hathway@ix.netcom.com

Interrupted my message about my Istanbul wedding videotape problems by hitting the wrong button. To continue :-

Trouble is the bride and bridegroom, who would dearly love to get a copy of the tape, have a Beta machine which I believe is in PAL format. That's correct for Turkey ... right? I'm double checking on that. How do I get from Digital NTSC to PAL Beta? I could go through either NTSC Beta or NTSC VHS but I don't want to lose the inevitable downgrading of quality with yet another copying pass and, in any case, it is hard to find Beta in the US these days, leave alone PAL Beta! Denzil in Cleveland.

Denzil Hathway
Tuesday 7th September 1999
4:13 am U.K.

hathway@ix.netcom.com

I have a conundrum. I attended a wedding in Istanbul, Turkey, last month and have upwards of an hour of good footage recorded with a Sony Mini Digital Video Camera (DCR-PC10). Back home in Cleveland, Ohio, where I live most of the time, I have successfully made copies in NTSC Beta ( SL-HF300 and 360) and NTSC VHS and have broken out very useable stills on the computer.

Max
Monday 6th September 1999
2:31 am U.K.

maxoverkill@pobacourier.com

I just bought a Betamax and every time I put a tape in it gets spit back out, what can I do?

Paul Wood
Monday 6th September 1999
2:16 am U.K.

buddhawood@aol.com

i have a SLHF900 that I sent out for repair of the cassette mechanism and when I received it back (via UPS)the sound doesn't work in hi fi or mono on most tapes I tried but I did get mono sound on one tape. i have no idea what would make this one tape different, most of the tapes i tried including this one were recorded on this machine. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? The person I sent it to said (and i beleive him) that what he worked on could not have effected it in this way. Please help! I'm down to a slhf300 to get my beta fix!

Jeremy
Sunday 5th September 1999
7:38 pm U.K.

rathbujw@polaris.clarkson.edu

If anyone has a copy of it, there is a movie I have been trying tofind on BETA its a horrer movie which was released on video in the earlyeighties called "dawn of the dead" if anyone should have a copy theywould be willing to sell, please let me know.

Beta is better, always has been, always will be.

Linda
Sunday 5th September 1999
1:18 am U.K.

kendrick.23@osu.edu

For Sale Hundreds of original factory recorded Beta movies with boxes.Send e-mail request for a complete list. Some never opened. Rare and collectable titles. Some Disney and other children titles. Priced tosell. Individual collector selling out of Beta.

Alex Mikajlo
Saturday 4th September 1999
2:38 pm U.K.

alex.mikajlo@mailcity.com

If anyone living in Australia is looking for free beta video recorders(suitable for restoration, parts etc)Then they may be interested to know that I have a Sony SL-C5, Toshiba V-8600 and an older piano key Sanyo model to give away. Additionally I have 40 mixed length(L-500/L-750) beta tapes(used) for sale for $40. If Paramount is still issuing new releases in the beta format, does this mean that James Cameron's version of Titanic will be available( I believe Paramount is marketing it). I am soon to aquire an NTSC betamax(after looking in Australia for about two years), and so consequently if anyone can tell me the addresses of the American beta suppliers for new releases then I would be extremely grateful). Finally if anyone has any significant collections of PAL format pre recorded tapes that they would like to sell, please send me a list.

Edouard
Saturday 4th September 1999
11:56 am U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

NEW SONY ES/L-500 extra superior standard rate video tape for higher picture 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 $ 40.00 All prices in U.S.Dollars + shipping. Edouard 416-762-8551

Edouard
Saturday 4th September 1999
12:02 am U.K.

edouard@pathcom.com

SONY SLHF-860 D SUPER BETA HI FI FOR SALEno manual, no remote control,very good condition.P.I.P, digital memory, digital effects,strobes e.t.c,Great pair for SLHF-900.$ 250.00 U.S.Dollars

A. Choate
Wednesday 1st September 1999
1:59 am U.K.

alchoate@frontiernet.net

Kazz: have you recived my check for your Beta player? Also, have you sent me the Betamax? Please get back.- :o)

Gary Sissala
Tuesday 31st August 1999
4:48 pm U.K.

gary.sissala@born.com

I am interested in buying a used Super Beta Hi-Fi VCR. Please email me with the model number, condition (cables, manual, etc), and what your asking price is.

Gary

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 !!!

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