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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)

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