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Amy Polk
Saturday 9th October 1999
11:37 am U.K.

amypolk@ntr.net

HELP!!! I URGENTLY need a copy of the owner's manual for the Sony SL-5800!!! If you could scan and send to my email address, that would be wonderful! If you know of a web address where I can print it off or download it, that would be wonderful as well! Thanks!--Amy

daniel
Saturday 9th October 1999
11:32 am U.K.

daniel_sampson@hotmail.com

My god I did not realise that there were so many of us left!

I am looking for a (cheap) hi-fi stereo beta machine.

Can any one help me?

My current stock of working betamax videos include a Sony C6 (bought for 1 in a car boot sale) and a Sanyo 9300 (works occasionally).

Graham Atkinson
Saturday 9th October 1999
9:07 am U.K.

grahamatkinson@hotmail.com

A friend of mine needs to buy a betamax video, where can he get one.

Sven Svensson
Saturday 9th October 1999
1:16 am U.K.

sven6@usa.net

Problems with copying VHS to Beta.

I tried to make a copy of music videos that were in VHS onto my Beta.However, when I played the Beta copy, the pictures were scrambling.What could be wrong? There's nothing wrong with my Beta, it's a brand new tape, and the VHS tape doesn't show the pictures scrambling.

Anothing thing I want to bring up, even though this doesn't relate to Beta. Does anybody know or have any RockAmerica videotapes? If so, PLEASE e-mail me.

ERNIE
Thursday 7th October 1999
7:46 am U.K.

magicm@net1plus.com

I HAVE BEEN IN THE VIDEO BUSINESS FOR MANY MANY YEARS. WE STARTED SELLING BETA FIRST WHEN SONY HAS THE SL5600 TOP LOAD WITH A WIRED REMOTE COMTTOL THAT USE TO SELL FOR OVER $1200.00. WE STILL HAVE AGREAT LIBRARY OF PRERECORDED VIDEO MOVIES IN BETA FORMAT. WE SHIP THESE MOVIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FOR 15 FOR $30.00 PLUS SHIPPING.THERE ARE WAY TO MANY TO LIST SO WE SELL THEM BY DRAMA, COMEDY,HORROR, SCI-FI, CLASSICS, SPORTS, MUSIC, ETC. YOU NAME THE CATAGORYAND WE'LL SHIP IT VISA, MASTER CARD, AND DISCOVER OR C.O.D E-MAIL ME AT magicm@net1plus.com

Ray Glasser
Thursday 7th October 1999
6:15 am U.K.

videoholic@earthlink.net

The Sony SL-HF750 Superbeta that I advertised here recently has been sold.

maroni
Wednesday 6th October 1999
8:59 pm U.K.

lassa@recyclermail.com

Free to you - toploading Toshiba Beta. Needs some repair. Also some blank and some pre-recorded tapes. Negotiable.

John
Wednesday 6th October 1999
2:02 pm U.K.

jsp@iaccess.com.au

hello there, this is the usual "anyone got a hifi beta for sale" message.

once again I post, but alass I realise no answer is to be expected.

anyways, seeking working sony slhf-100's sl-800 's slhf-150's sanyo vtc-m50 's

working or not sony slhf-950 's

but heres the catch, in AUSTRALIA, preferably either South Australia or Victoria, you poor guys with no gas LOL

thanks for your time! John

Bill B.
Tuesday 5th October 1999
4:45 pm U.K.

wm.blackwell@mcione.com

I have a Sony SL-3030 VCR that hasn't been used in about 6 years.I would like to dispose of it to a good home. Anyone interested?The last time I recall using this unit, it would play but had someproblem with recording. May just need a good cleaning.

I also have several new and used Beta tapes.

Martin Evans
Tuesday 5th October 1999
8:03 am U.K.

martin@browns.co.uk

Charles, great news indeed! It makes me think though just how many old or 'junk' machines end up in straight in the bin. They are a great source of parts.

Leigh
Monday 4th October 1999
8:59 pm U.K.

LeighMo@aol.com

All the tapes offered in the above message are now spoken for. (Wow, that was fast!)

Glad they are going to be used rather than clogging our landfills!

Charles Joly
Monday 4th October 1999
4:51 pm U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

My friend Martin ! Let me share a fine experience with you. You know about my SL-HF1000's tracking problems. Well, having tilted the head to the maximum and almost stripped all adjustments screws, I knew I had to have the ACE replaced. If the upper drum was to be worn enough to be replaced, I figured so was the ACE.

So, I faxed Sony with a request for a quotation for a new ACE. They sent me back bad news: The new ACE costs $170, and would be back-order for a couple of months here in Quebec. As I found this price ridiculous, I was about to give up on the machine.

Then, two days ago, a women came to my workplace (I work in a service center), with a SL-2300. She hadn't operated the unit for perhaps ten years because of the VHS predominance, and asked $10 for the unit. I obviously procured the deck, and I discovered, to my great pleasure, that it uses the same exact ACE head !! but with very low wear. I just replaced mine with this one and adjusting it was a breeze.

So now I own a treasured SL-HF1000 in perfect working order and saved $160. There's a permanent smile in my face !!

Leigh
Monday 4th October 1999
4:16 pm U.K.

LeighMo@aol.com

I'm posting this for a friend of mine. If interested, please e-mail her, notme, at sbs@world.std.com

Beta tapes, free to good home!

She has 25 L750 tapes, from various but all "name" manufacturers (Sony, BASF,Scotch, TDK, etc.) A couple of the tapes were used a lot, but the vastmajority should be in near-new condition: recorded, watched once, and thenset aside. Free to anyone who has a use for them and is willing to coverpostage costs. (She'd prefer to ship the lot at once, but if a couple ofpeople want half or so each.....)

Patrick Walsh
Sunday 3rd October 1999
8:23 pm U.K.

dpwalsh@nf.sympatico.ca

I'm looking to buy a broken SL-HF 300 and a broken SL-HF 400 for parts. Please e-mail if you have either one of these to get rid of. Thanks.

Patrick Walsh

Robin Clayton
Saturday 2nd October 1999
3:58 pm U.K.

TWINTURBO@COMPUSERVE.COM

Hi Folks,

I have just Started working at a school as the AV and computer bod. Among our collection of junk (broken equipment) was a pair of SL-F1ub portable recorders, a TT -F1 tuner, and 3 cameras (Working) whilst I have managed to fix both the SL's I am having trouble with the TT. Does anyone have a Service book, circuit diagram or any useful information on how to fix the PSU. I have gone through 10 1.6 amp fuses in a day and am on the verge of giving up. Has anyone got any spare parts or other useful bits for these portable systems.

This is my first real experience of beta, we have about 2-3 hundred tapes in our collection.

Any help very much apreciated.

Ta Rob.

Keith Fairley
Saturday 2nd October 1999
10:34 am U.K.

keith.fairley@unn.ac.uk

Is there a WORKING Betamax HiFi deck for sale in the North of England?(Newcastle area would be ideal.....)

Keith Fairley
Saturday 2nd October 1999
10:32 am U.K.

keith.fairley@unn.ac.uk

Can anyone tell me if there's a way to put the Sanyo VT6500 intoBlack & White mode?? Or does it do it automatically with a B&Wbroadcast??

Jim
Saturday 2nd October 1999
1:52 am U.K.

JIMBOEM@concentric.net

Can anyone tell me where i could find a Betamax in the USA?

MARK
Friday 1st October 1999
7:40 pm U.K.

LANGENMC@VTG.COM

Hey, i have a Toshiba V8500T Beta unit and i am havingproblems with it. is there a website where i can get specs for this model so i can fix it my self??? (everything works but when i hit play it turns on but the tape does not move) any suggestions would be appreciated.

Paul Kadanec
Friday 1st October 1999
12:48 am U.K.

kadco@msn.com

Hi! I need help. I need a source where I can purchase a Beta HiFi unit, preferably a Sony. I had a SL2710 that died several years ago. Sony refused to repair the unit so I trashed it, I know, stupid! Can anyone help?

Paul

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