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Steve
Tuesday 4th July 2000
10:24 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

Wanted: Service and/or user manual for Sony C7, plus - dare I ask for it here! - any Philips 2000 stuff - machines, spares, tapes, brochures etc.

John Douglas
Tuesday 4th July 2000
7:10 pm U.K.

jjbdouglas@in-motion.net

have been lost in space here trying to find a source that can either repair, or replace our remote control unit ffor our Magnavox tv. The part number is? 00m174db-aa02, or ur17db pip res avl, or 94452 m4p3 107.Can anybody out there help, or point us in the right direction?

Many thanks!

Mark Barkley
Tuesday 4th July 2000
2:57 pm U.K.

mbarkley@groupz.net

Does any company (anywhere) still manufacture Betamax players?

If not, what year were the last Betas made?

Thanks,mark

Richard (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
Tuesday 4th July 2000
8:03 am U.K.

whitez@webtv.net

I have an SL-HF400 that is crinkling up all my tapes. It doesn't chew them up, but I think it has something to do with the pinch rollers that the tape is going through right before it enters the inside of the cassette. I turned one of the screws that has a round metal cylinder and a spring underneath it. It helped a little, but it is still messing up my tapes right by the pinch rollers, so I haven't fiddled with it anymore. Is there some easy adjustment to fix this? If not, how much should I spend to fix this problem and any suggestions of who I should take it to? Also, I have an SL-HFR30 betamax that looks like it has an identical player unit/motor assembly. Would I be able to switch this unit from the SL-HFR30 to the SL-HF400, or would it not work? All responses are appreciated.

RICHARD
Tuesday 4th July 2000
2:54 am U.K.

POPPYCAT1@NTLWORLD.CO.UK

HELLO I'M NEW TO THIS CHAT PAGE (I HAVE JUST GONE ONLINE)AND WAS AMAZED TO FIND THAT I WAS'NT THE ONLY PERSON IN THE CIVILLISED WORLD TO OWN AND RECORD ON BETA!!! I OWN A SONY CL7 UB AND ABOUT 100 TAPES I WOULD LIKE OTHER USERS IN THE YORKSHIRE AREA TO EMAIL ME WITH DETAILS OF WHERE I CAN PICK UP A FRONT LOADER AS MY RECORD HEADS HAVE JUST ABOUT KNACKERED AND I NEED A MACHINE TO GET AROUND THE OLD MACROVISION COPY PROTECTION AS I TAPE DVDS ONTO BETA TAPES!I WOULD ALSO BE INTERSTED IN PURCHASIN ANY BLANK OR PRE RECORDED TAPES(ANY AMOUNT)WHICH ARE PROVING TO BE LIKE GOLDUST IN THIS AREA.AND DOESS ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A CHEAP COLOUR CORRECTOR?OR A REMOTE FOR MY SONY.CHEERS BETAPHILES

Mike Burton (Delaware, USA)
Tuesday 4th July 2000
2:33 am U.K.

michaelb@dol.net

I've got a SONY SL-HF300 with a head motor problem. It plays fine for 10-15 minutes and then seizes up. I'd like to swap parts with an old SL-10 I have, but don't know if the parts are interchangeable. Can anyone with a service manual, for one or both of these units, please tell me the SONY part number for the head motors. Thanks.

Elizabeth
Tuesday 4th July 2000
12:45 am U.K.

bpress@bestweb.net

I'm looking for a manual for a SL HF1000. If anyone has one, will pay reasonable amount for a copy. Also, I need a remote control. Does anyone have an RMT 148 or a RMT V373A for sale, or any other that would work with this machine. Thanks.

Charles G. Hill
Monday 3rd July 2000
5:47 pm U.K.

chaz@doubt.com

My Sanyo 7200 has yet to eat its first tape.

I have picked up a brace of defective SL-HF900s for what may be described as a nominal charge. Maybe I'll swap out parts between them until I end up with one good one.

Sheena
Monday 3rd July 2000
11:51 am U.K.

sheena.orr@cableinet.co.uk

To Mike Burton ( Delaware usa )Thank you for your information on purchasing Beta video. I am now in the prosessof doing so. I had been trying for so long to find this video, I was about to give upThanks again.

Eugen Hencke
Sunday 2nd July 2000
1:58 pm U.K.

ehencke@lantec-pb.de

To Charles Joly : instead of Pro-X Beta tapes you can use Betacam tapes ( no Betacam SP ), the quality of the material is even better. I suppose the "old" Betacam tapes are not too expensive today, because they're not using the standard any more.

regards

Eugen

John
Sunday 2nd July 2000
1:02 pm U.K.

jsparkin@bigpond.com

ahh Re 7200 eating tapes

I have several m40 decks ( http://www.users.bigpond.com/jsparkin ) which I believe to be the PAL equivalent of the 7200, as the m50 is the 7215? anyway, I have seen a few of these decks chew tapes, ONLY when there is a tape path problem though, meaning, if a tape get snagged somewhere on something, instead of the decks programming going "oh no eject tape" the decks seem to decide to wind tape....uh oh....I could be completely wrong but I have seen this chew bug cured on a few m20 and m40 decks by adjusting the tape path guides...

I hope this is of some help

John

Bob Bruce
Sunday 2nd July 2000
1:08 am U.K.

bobbruce@canada.com

I need the plastic front panel for a SL-HF900. Does anybody know where I can get a used one for a reasonable price?

Chad Boughton
Saturday 1st July 2000
7:59 pm U.K.

tortuga@telusplanet.net

Please check out my Beta website and sign my guestbook.It's the first time I have done this.Thank you,Chadhttp://www.goplay.com/tosvar3/

R. Mountain
Saturday 1st July 2000
6:45 pm U.K.

rroad@att.net

I have quite a few Sony industrial beta machines for sale, #SLO-320, SLO-323 and SLO-383.Some are new in original boxes. The others are like new with original dust coversThey were purchased for use in our science department a little over 10 years ago and have been in storage (temp. controlled) ever since. Some have slight use and all have been tested and work fine.

Chad Boughton
Saturday 1st July 2000
3:04 pm U.K.

tortuga@telusplanet.net

I haven't noticed my 7200 to chew up any tapes. Maby you should look inside while the tape is running. There you can see what's going on, and know what to fix.

Mike Burton
Saturday 1st July 2000
12:20 pm U.K.

michaelb@dol.net

To Devin de Gruyl: One of the most recommended people for doing Beta repairs is Pat Smith in Dayton, OH. You can call him at 937-223-TUBE(8823). You can have your deck shipped or deliver it yourself, it's only a little more than an hour from you. For the postage, you can pay for gas and have lunch, too.

Madness
Saturday 1st July 2000
5:58 am U.K.

madness2@bellatlantic.net

Greetings All,

I have a Sony SL-HF300 Betamax that I recently acquired but there's a major problem with it. It plays a tape, but the picture is mainly in black & white w/ colorshifting, greenish skin tones and the like. Sound in Hifi mode is also distorted. It kinda looks & sounds like the machine is varying in speed (faster & slower & faster & so on) but I can't see any variance in the tape or reel speed. Switching it in mono mode reveals that the linear audio is playing properly.

I've already tried cleaning the video heads with both a tape and the "pro" method using chamois swabs & solution. But nothing has cured the problem.

Basicly the machine worked fine for short while then started this picture/sound problem about way thru a tape I was playing and has continued with every tape since (including some I had recorded when the machine was working!). I'm just not sure what to do @ this point. Any ideas, please email me.

Thanx, Madness

Devin de Gruyl
Saturday 1st July 2000
4:25 am U.K.

ddegruyl@infinet.com

Hello, I just recieved a Sanyo model 7200 from an eBay auction, and it is chewing tape at an alarming rate. I also have one of Sanyo's older "Betacord" models (sorry, I cannot confirm the mdoel number for that) that does the same thing. I seem to recall something about Sanyos having a tape-chewing bug throughout their line of Betas... is there any truth to that? Based on my experiences, I certainly think so!<br>

In either case, bug or not, is there anything I can do to fix this problem? The symptoms I've noticed: It chews any tape that is rewound in that machine, regardless of whether or not it was going through the playback heads while being rewound. Every five or so seconds of playback, I hear a slight "click... click... click" coming from the machine. My friend who's a VCR expert says that means the gears are slipping a tooth... could that be a reason?

All that said, I *do* have to say that the 7200 is an excellent machine for not being Sony - it's got all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Beta Hi-Fi, including user-adjustable recording volume and 80db stereo output. And aside from the tape-chewing, it's the best VCR I currently have in the house, my other (VHS) models being a superb Sony, a mediocre Sears/LXI, and a crappy Magnavox.

If anyone can help with this problem, or point me to a place in the Columbus (Ohio) area where I can take this unit in for professional service, please e-mail me at the given address - I doubt I'll be able to find my way back here now.

Chad Boughton
Saturday 1st July 2000
1:17 am U.K.

tortuga@telusplanet.net

I have a Sanyo beta hi-fi VCR 7200 from 1984, it's in excellent condition, not a scratch, with owners manual and remote. I'd like to know what it's worth. If you know or have a good guess, i'd appriciate it.Beta rules!

Marcus Voyles
Saturday 1st July 2000
12:08 am U.K.

astrosmash2000@pipeline.com

Hello all! I have Three things for you tonight. First off, to Jake: Yes, $100 for an SL-HF750 is a good price, in fact, I've never heard of one that low before! Second, no John, PAL Beta does not record or play at the same speed as NTSC. Last, I have a question. Soon, I will probably be getting an Aiwa SV-50M hi-fi processor. Are there any quirks this processor has? Is it rare? Is it worth anything? Thank you.

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