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GRT
Monday 28th August 2000
11:43 am U.K.

GRT9501@aol.com

I am the original owner, and only user of the following:

1. Sony, Betamovie BMC-550 Camera w/LC-760 Betamovie Carrying Case.2. Sony, SL-HF500 Betamax Video Cassette Recorder (I have two (2) recorders.)3. Tons of Scotch L750 Videocassettes Color Plus HG Film, all in enclosed hard casing, including original “Gone With The Wind” which has never been opened.

I am interested in selling all – make me an offer, plus postage.

GRT9501@aol.com

Richard Reynolds
Sunday 27th August 2000
2:04 pm U.K.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

Message for Tom, Re: SLHF100 level meters. I have the same problem with missing segments. Unfortunately they are no longer available here either, according to Charles Hyde & Sons, who are the appointed Sony spares distributors in the UK. The main thing is that it has no detrimental effect on the operation of the machine.

Tom
Sunday 27th August 2000
12:17 pm U.K.

Thomas.Siomopoulos@neca.nec.com.au

Hi all, I own a Sony SL-C9 & a SLHF100. I have a problem with the SLHF100, the peak level meter display has lost some segments. Sony Australia have discontinued the replacements and I was wondering if they are still available in the U.K. I believe that another company manufactures the units because they are also used in the Fostex X-15 Multitracker 4-track recorders.

Best regards ..Tom.

BosH
Sunday 27th August 2000
11:40 am U.K.

Ben_Snow@Yahoo.Com

FOR SALE TO BETAHOLIC ! (UK)

Hello all!

I have a Betamax SL C9 UB for sale. It's a great recorder and works fine, and has the remote and original box. I also have about 20 tapes (all blank). It still records and plays back perfectly but slow mo is a bit jittery. It's got stereo, dolby, indexing, reverse play etc, etc.

If you'd like to save it being bought by a VHS Heathen at a car boot sale or suchlike, EMail me. I am based in Hampshire, England but work in London so could drop it in to a fan.

Emailing me is best as I don't often return here.Bosh

Bill
Sunday 27th August 2000
5:45 am U.K.

deagan@lineone.net

Yet again, a 3rd and plaintive plea - surely somebody with more technical knowledge than I have has investigated obtaining separate Y/C output from a Super Beta machine - specifically an SLHF950. If it can be done, just as composite Super Beta is at at least subjectively almost as high-resolution as S-VHS, a Y/C output into an S-VHS monitor would surely be far, far better.

Please help!

Joe
Sunday 27th August 2000
3:18 am U.K.

bailesferr@aol.com

I am looking for a betamax machine in order to view commercials that production companies are producing for me. Anyone know of where to purchase a brand new machine? Also, I would like to re-record to Betamax in PAL, SECAM and NTSC format.

David
Saturday 26th August 2000
12:13 pm U.K.

shadders50@yahoo.com

Sorry, got email address wrong on previous ad...should be shadders50@yahoo.com

David
Saturday 26th August 2000
12:12 pm U.K.

shadders@yahoo.com

Good condition working Sony Betamax C7 for sale, plus approx 80 used tapes mix L750/L500. Buyer collects from London area. Questions/offers by email please.

"Spiney Norman"
Saturday 26th August 2000
11:56 am U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

I have a Betamax VCR for sale. It's a Toshiba VM-41 (NTSC) cable ready, front-loader, mono (though it can play HiFi tape without the interference problems other mono beta VCRs have) VCR. As for that adapter thingie I'm pretty sur the correspondents ahead of you are "giving you the business", the only adapter for VHS tmachines is one that holds VHS-C (compact) tapes. I'm asking $100 US, but that price includes the cost of shipping within my UPS delivery zone (Northestern USA).

As for that adapter thingie people are discussing I'm pretty sure that the only adapter for VHS machines or any machine, is one that holds VHS-C (compact) tapes.

Dan
Saturday 26th August 2000
3:10 am U.K.

Gr8TAPES@AOL.COM

Looking for any sporting events on beta - Please don't throw out those beta tapes before you contact me.. Anyone out there collect Hockey games on beta? or VHS or any format.. I am looking for you. I will pay top price.. Thanks Dan

Ratbone
Saturday 26th August 2000
12:00 am U.K.

ratbone@miss.me

Oh boy oh boy I just read the comment from DAVE G. regarding his broken video tape. Pathetic. Mechanics are definately not for you.

Charjol
Friday 25th August 2000
3:46 pm U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Yes people there was such a device to adapt your beta tapes and it even came with a saw so you can split the beta shell in half so it can fit in a VHS shell.

There was also this breakthrough device called a screwdriver which you can use to open up both a VHS and beta tape shell and wind up the beta tape unto the VHS reels. The only problem being no picture and extremely distorted sound. But hey you could record over them !

But the best conversion device out there was the quite fantastic Betamax VCR. This one was to be hooked up to your VHS unit through the line inputs therefore inducing NO MECHANICAL WEAR AT ALL to your VHS unit. Wasn't that wonderful ??

Pamela
Friday 25th August 2000
2:35 pm U.K.

Pamelask@wsahealth.com

I am looking for a Beta VCR. I can't find one anywhere. Can you help me? Please let me know.

ashlynn reitman
Friday 25th August 2000
7:59 am U.K.

amr05fubujustin@hotmail.com

waz ^ i am new at this chatroom so help me out please

Nick Dalzell
Thursday 24th August 2000
5:46 pm U.K.

ncdalz0@pop.uky.edu

To Anyone who loves beta!

I'm interested in ANY Free Betamax machine! I collect them for their great video quality and fun features! If there are any of you who are willing someday to give away PARTS DECKS, (Even ones with 90% of their parts missing) broken decks or working decks, who are U.S. residents, to send email to ncdalz0@pop.uky.edu

I fix any beta with your help, by the way, my SL-HF500 is good at rewinding and fast-forwarding, but the drum only spins on those modes, including speed search! The play doesn't turn either the capstan or drum motor!! Any help??? Thanx!

Nick

John
Thursday 24th August 2000
7:01 am U.K.

afjs76@hotmail.com

We have a complete Betamax set up (almost unused VHS, took over!).Comprises:VCR - SL-F1UB ; Timer - TT -F1UB ; Video Camera - HVC4000; Adaptor - AC -F1E /UB; Bag - LC-370.also approx 40 tapes, various leads and a cumana tripod if interested.We are clearing out our stock cupboards so all must go - even if it is just to the tip!!Midlands Area (M1 / M6)Any offers?

Alicia Riffie
Wednesday 23rd August 2000
2:40 pm U.K.

mulder6666@aol.com

I have a Sony SL-HF 300 Beta Hi-Fi machine with remote and service manual for sale. Also included is 133 beta tapes, beta rewinder, and beta head cleaner. Please e-mail me if you would like a complete list of the beta tapes. I am asking $300.00 plus shipping.

Mark Norton
Wednesday 23rd August 2000
11:00 am U.K.

MarkNorton@dial.pipex.com

Betamax Clear-out:

Sony SLHF950UB with Nicam, Remote, Service Manual, Original Box £500Sony SLC7 -UB - Silver, Complete: £20Service Manual for C7: £10 + p/pService Manual for C6: £5 + p/pSony Profeel Monitor 20", Teletext Unit, Tuner with Nicam: £100

Robert
Tuesday 22nd August 2000
10:37 pm U.K.

KingRobert@CompuServe.com

Hi

I have an SLF30 which refuses to eject/load tapes. Apparently I need to replace the Gear Loading Arm - Sony part no 3-684-163-01.

Can anyone tell me where I can get one? I'm in the UK, near Watford.

Thanks

Robert

Bob DeChiaro
Tuesday 22nd August 2000
2:41 pm U.K.

iamdjd@aol.com

HELP, I need somebody !! I have over 200 home video beta tapes and no machine to enjoy them. I am interested in purchasing a beta machine. please e-mail or call toll free 888-939-9995 if you can help

Niels
Tuesday 22nd August 2000
11:44 am U.K.

N.Hauke@gmx.de

i need a remote control for the sl-hf 100. who has one?

Dave Barr
Monday 21st August 2000
4:37 pm U.K.

davebarr@breathemail.net

Can anyone help, at last my SL9UB has given in after 17 years. The problem is the DC/DC converter in the PSU has failed leaving no LCD dispay and cannot tune in TV stations. Where can I get an new DC/DC converter to install or a new/repaired PSU and how much? Sony do not provide parts anymore! Are there any parts or spares provides that still have some or stock parts.

Regards

Dave Barr

humayun
Monday 21st August 2000
4:32 pm U.K.

humayun_m_pk@yahoo.com

i have a SONY NV 715 adiuo system but dont have any manual with it & unfortuntly all the instruction is written in Japains can any body please help me to sending that manual

Tom Byers
Monday 21st August 2000
3:25 pm U.K.

tombyers@mailcity.com

I just purchased a Betamovie camera (BMP-110)without the power supply or battery. Will the unit work off a 9.6 VDC power supply or does the battery need to be present and where can I purchase a NP-11 battery. Please take a moment to answer, Ifeel so alone. Tom

Dave G.
Monday 21st August 2000
2:56 am U.K.

evad_rm@email.com

I have an SKC STANDARD GRADE VIDEO CASSETTE (VHS T-120). The problem is that I some how broke the tape. So I opened it up to tape it back togather. Now I can not put it back togather prperly. You see I have 5 pieces that I don't know where or how they go togather in the video cassette. I want to keep the recording I have on the tape. Here are the parts I need help with. 1) small spring 2) a little larger spring 3)White plastic tube. 4) Black moveable plastic switch 5) Other side or half of black moveable plastic switch. A number also stamped on the video cassette reads D368D. Now I have been looking for the SKC (Product Home Page) but couldn't find it. However I do have the address as follows: SKC 201 Route 17 North Rutherford, NJ 07070 It also says Made in Korea on it. What is my next step in resolving this problem? Thank you.

Steve
Sunday 20th August 2000
7:48 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

homer, I can back you up there. But listen, it will also play standard audio cassettes, 5" reel to reel tapes, minidiscs and micro cassettes - now that is one piece of kit!

The fact that VHS videos are designed and built for a totally different format - not just physical construction - does not seem to matter ( to some).

One thing puzzles me. Why do we have all these different machines if one adapter will play everything in a VHS video? Answers by morse code please (my computer will accept it - I have an adapter).

homer
Sunday 20th August 2000
4:34 pm U.K.

duff@springfield.com

Yes Steph. This unit is available from Woolworhs at £2.99. It also allows you to play DVD, DAT, 3.5 floppies and vinyl LPs

K.B.
Sunday 20th August 2000
4:19 pm U.K.

AC1708@AOL.COM

I HAVE A SEARS BETA VCR I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE AWAY. I HAVE NOT USED IT IN YEARS AND HATE TO THROW IT IN THE GARBAGE. IT IS IN GREAT SHAPE, LIKE NEW AND I STILL HAVE IT IN THE BOX. IT WORKED LAST TIME I CHECKED IT OUT. IT IS YOURS FOR FREE IF YOU WANT IT. FIRST PERSON THAT RESPNDS AND I CAN CONTACT, CAN HAVE IT.I AM IN THE CHICAGO AREA.PLEASE EMAIL ME AND TITLE YOUR EMAIL AS "VCR" SO IT STANDS OUT FROM THE JUNK MAIL I CUSTOMARILY DELETE.

Mark Weston
Sunday 20th August 2000
11:37 am U.K.

mweston@realsol.com.au

Wanted. Pinch Roller Assembly for a Sony SL-HF950 or information on where I might go to procure such a beast.

Would also consider purchase of a complete working machine.

Thanks in advance,Mark

steph
Sunday 20th August 2000
6:11 am U.K.

onitram5@hotmail.com

This is for anyone who could help me out. I have some really treasured videotapes on beta unfortunately (about 35) and I need to know if anyone has a beta VCR that they have for sale, or at least refer me to someone who does. I'm not sure, but I think I heard that you could buy VHS tapes that hold beta tapes inside, to be played in a VHS VCR. Is that true? Anyway, anything will help...thanx

allan a. smith
Saturday 19th August 2000
7:59 pm U.K.

allasmit @ hotmail

I erred on my E mail Address for message sent 8/19/00, correct E mail address is allasmit @ hotmail.com sorry! Allan A. Smith

allan a. smith
Saturday 19th August 2000
7:20 pm U.K.

allsmit @ hotmail

looking for functional sanyo beta vcr model 4550 or 4650 only and/or functionala/v circuit boards therefore . I will pay a reasonable price and/ or will trade other parts, and/ or a copy of the original service manual from SANYO for these models for my wants!8/19/00

AndyMan aka. Andrew Benham
Saturday 19th August 2000
4:36 pm U.K.

andyd_benham@fsmail.net?subject

iGNORE PREVIOUS MESSAGE

U CAN'T GET A ADDAPTOR TO PLAY BETAMAX TAPES ON VHS OR VICE VERSA. BETAMAX AND VHS ARE COMPLETELY 100% TOTALY INCOMPATABLE!!

AndyMan aka. Andrew Benham
Saturday 19th August 2000
4:32 pm U.K.

andyd_benham@fsmail.net?subject

CAN WE CLEAR THIS UP ONCE AND 4 ALL,THERE IS NO SUCH DEVICE THAT WILL ALOW BETAMAX TAPES TO BE PLAYED IN A MACHINE THAT USES MASSI

Rick Waldron
Friday 18th August 2000
8:29 pm U.K.

rikwaldron@hotmail.com

For Sale in Worcester (midlands UK) area. Sony HLH100P (Beta HIFI with no Tuner). Also Sanyo NX100 for spares or repair. I also have about 25 Sony used L750's at 50p each or £10 the lot and an original Gary Numan live video from 1981 - in mint condition (still boxed). Must go as moving in two weeks – any serious offer accepted.

Charlie Ouellet
Friday 18th August 2000
5:52 pm U.K.

ceo_micro@compuserve.com

I just discovered this website, as my interest in Betamax has recently been revived. I reinstalled my old Sony Betamax SL-T50ME, which I bought in Saudi Arabia in '84. I have a collection of Beta tapes I recorded off Saudi/other Gulf States TV, which I've been enjoying (enthusiastically) looking at recently. Before my only Betamax VCR falls apart, I wish to find a replacement one, that has more advanced features such as hi fi/stereo sound, rather than just mono, and, of course handles PAL, SECAM, as well as American NTSC. I'm hoping that joining this website (I just signed the Guest Book), I'll find out where to find one, plus, lots of other interested Beta-related info.

-Charlie Ouellet, Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A.

wisam
Friday 18th August 2000
11:16 am U.K.

wisam_f@hotmail.com

hii need a trnsmitter circit and a reciver circiut with a follow condition

the condition is the transmitter circiut transmit signal with in 6-7 meters max. and the reciver circiut recive this signal with that range but out of this range there is no recive signal like the relation between remot control and tv set

please help me with a big thanks

Peter Bradstock
Friday 18th August 2000
10:01 am U.K.

gunpowder@one.net.au

Hi, I am in Sydney Australia, and am looking for a Betamax machine, player only would be fine, in ok condition (for playback & duping onto other sources) pref front load! and HIFI Please email meThanks

Marcus Voyles
Friday 18th August 2000
12:59 am U.K.

astrosmash2000@mindspring.com

Hello. I am now the proud owner of a silver-cased SL-HF400! I have a couple of questions: First, it's missing the little flip down door on the front, does anybody have one they could sell me, and Second, when you press rewind, it kicks into fast forward, but when you press it again it kicks into rewind. Is this a common problem with this machine? Anybody who has a flip down door or knows why the rewind button does this, please e-mail me. Thanks in advance!

SIMON SHANNON
Thursday 17th August 2000
9:23 pm U.K.

simon.shannon@provincial-sprinkler.ie

HAVE A SANYO VTC 9300 ALTHOUGH ITS BROKEN. NEED EITHER REPAIRS OR A WAYOF SWITCHING MY TAPES TO VHS.PLEASE HELP. I LIVE IN IRELAND SO THE CLOSER THE BETTER

Marcus Voyles
Wednesday 16th August 2000
2:36 pm U.K.

astrosmash2000@pipeline.com

Hello all! I have the SL-5000 up on ebay as a parts deck. For anyone who's intrested, here's the URL:http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=147449218

Thanks!

Charles
Wednesday 16th August 2000
5:22 am U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Nick...

Practically every one of all betas I saw with the "partial death" problem had a defective STK chip in their power supply. Try powering the loading motor with another source so you will be sure it's not dead.

Nick Dalzell
Wednesday 16th August 2000
2:15 am U.K.

ncdalz0@pop.uky.edu

I have just adopted an SL-HF500 SONY Betamax... I need help fixing it! The power supply works, and the Self Test passes, but the loading (tape and cassette) motor, reel table motors, capstan motor and head motors are dead--I am guessing the loading motor has an IC Chip that, when the motor completes its job, it sends a signal to load the tape and turn the reels when PLAY is pressed...Am I correct that this motor is dead and the IC Chip can't send the signal until the motor turns??? Any help would be appreciated! Thanx

P.S. I have a replacement motor...

Richard Easson
Tuesday 15th August 2000
8:57 pm U.K.

richardeasson.marxistleninist1917@virgin.net

Hi, I am looking for a fairly cheap Betamax Video - Slim version Front loader 33 1246208272

Joe
Tuesday 15th August 2000
4:20 pm U.K.

agren@pacbell.net

I just bought a Zenith KR-9000W beta machine and I am trying to determine the date of manufacture and the original cost. Anybody have any idea? I think it is around 1982 or so; it weighs 38 pounds. Also, the heads may be dirty as the recording playbacks are all very snowy and streaked. Anybody have any idea on how to solve this problem?

Thanks,

David Ingram
Tuesday 15th August 2000
2:13 pm U.K.

dave@ingershouse.freeserve.co.uk

I have a boxed UK spec Sony SL-C9UB for sale. Good condition, with remote and operating instructions. I've had this machine since new but have not used it for the past 10 years. Please make me an offer if you're interested.

Marcus Voyles
Monday 14th August 2000
6:04 pm U.K.

astrosmash2000@pipeline.com

Hello. I got a free SL-5000 today that someone left out in the rain. There isn't any damage from the water, but it does have some problems. It doesn't want to thread a tape. I have to help it along a little. It also has speed problems. It plays at the beginning of the tape, but the speed is off. It won't even play at the end of the tape, nor will it fast foward. Does anybody have any idea what could cause this? If so, please e-mail me. Thanks.

Alex Mikajlo
Monday 14th August 2000
11:10 am U.K.

aushosp@chariot.net.au

I forgot to mention in my last message that I live in South Australia.

Alex Mikajlo
Monday 14th August 2000
11:08 am U.K.

aushosp@chariot.net.au

FOR SALE - I have a non working sony SL-C6 in mint cosmetic condition(looks like it has never been used) for $10. Also a black sony SL-C5 for $10. I bought the C6 about a year ago and it worked fine for a few weeks but developed a problem whereby when the tape is inserted it will eject it a few seconds later( I have no idea what could cause such a problem). As for the C5, it works - just. I believe it needs new belts or someting as eject,rewind etc are sluggish and sometimes play will not immediately work. Additionally I have for sale approximately 30 still sealed L500 beta tapes for $20 for the lot. I am selling the tapes so cheap as I make no guarantees about their quality. Although they have never been used I think the tape in them has deteriorated over time. They would be good for splicing new tape onto etc.

David Fowler
Monday 14th August 2000
10:43 am U.K.

david.fowler@tesco.net

Anyone know where I can buy a NP-1 battery pack for my SL-F1UB?

LUCREZIA GALAXY
Monday 14th August 2000
9:38 am U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

FROM REBUILDING TO PROFESSIONAL MOVIES.

YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING NEEDED FOR SONY C9 'S AT

http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

UNDER THE COLLECTABLES SECTION.

LUCREZIAGALAXY@AOL.COM

Madhu
Monday 14th August 2000
2:31 am U.K.

mad1a@yahoo.com

HiThis is rather urgent...in about five minutes I need to make a decision whether to buy them or not. Anyone heard of Sony's ES L-750 beta cassettes? How old are they and what is the approximate price per cassette? What is the duration and is it still in production/use in the market? Thank you.

Charles Joly
Monday 14th August 2000
12:39 am U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

I have a SLHFR70 with HFP200 I would part with for a good offer. Not to be sold separately.

FYI, the HFR70 has lots of hours in use but has new heads, new pinch roller, and even though it works fine, it has much wear on the ACE assy.

Buyer pays shipping from Montreal, Canada

Larry
Monday 14th August 2000
12:38 am U.K.

kc4iai@hotmail.com

Looking for an excellent rebuilder. I have several home beta vcr's and would prefer to spend money on the ones I know. Does any one have a name for me? I would prefer one you have experience working with.

winnie
Sunday 13th August 2000
10:46 pm U.K.

winnie007@theglobe.com

Hello all in beta world. Would anyone have any idea how much I should expect to sell a Sony Betamovie BMC-500P for please? It even has the original box and hard carry box too.

Many thanks, Win.

Carll
Sunday 13th August 2000
10:05 pm U.K.

jobang@bellsouth.net

Have a working Sony BetaMax SL-2500 with remote. Want to sell it.Best offer. Will include 6 tapes. Thanks

Stewart
Sunday 13th August 2000
8:18 pm U.K.

bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

I have a Sony C5 I am thinking of selling. It is boxed with instructions and the remote control. All in great condition. offers to bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

Steve
Sunday 13th August 2000
5:39 pm U.K.

scordi@flash.net

I still have a selection of NTSC factory-original Beta movies available for just $2 each (free shipping in the US). You can check them out on my website at:

http://www.flash.net/~scordi/Betasale.htm

Khaled Monib
Sunday 13th August 2000
3:31 pm U.K.

kmonib@yahoo.com

Please, please, please! Can anyone let me have a copy of the C9 manual??

Thanks in advance.Khaled

Steve
Sunday 13th August 2000
3:08 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

Wanted: Remote Control RMT-212 for Sony SL-C9UB. Thanks.

Keith
Saturday 12th August 2000
10:07 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

To: Robert Bayley (above)You're thinking of the Video2000 system - that was double sided. The Betamax format was single sided like VHS but smaller.

william
Saturday 12th August 2000
9:17 pm U.K.

wsmith@bn.com

Hey thanks Alan,

So does anyone have an add on Hi-Fi Processor for a Sony HFR60 (US, NTSC)Model #s HFP-100, HFP -200?

I have a sanyo deck (mechanically sound w/worn heads) and many parts remaining from the Sony HF300, which I could trade, as well as an extensive library of Cult and Classic Films (well not compared to some, but it is upwards of 200 films).

thanks for listeningwill

Alan Morton
Saturday 12th August 2000
6:05 pm U.K.

adm22@epguides.com

The SONY SL HFR series of VCRS did not have a kit to install to make them HiFi. They had an external adaptor there were two differnt ones available. They were the same depth and width as the VCRs but only about an inch and a half tall. These unts contained electronics tpo process the HiFi signal. The idea was that since HiFi decks cost a couple of hundred dollars more than a non HiFi VCr that people could buy an HFR VCR for about $20 more and then buy the adaptor later, or use the unit w/o as a non HiFi VCR. The two model adaptors wree the 100 and 200 the sole differencebetween them was that the 200 had an MTS tuner decoder in it so that programmes one recorded in HiFi would be in stereo.

Brian Jones
Saturday 12th August 2000
5:32 pm U.K.

BJonesDC@aol.com

Hi. After years of use, there is finally something wrong with our Beta machine and instead of throwing it away we thought we would sell it to someone who could use it for parts, etc. It is a Sony Super Beta hi-fi Sterocast SL-HF600. If interested, send an email to the address above. Thanks

captaincurly
Saturday 12th August 2000
5:22 pm U.K.

cnpool@aol.com

I'm looking for remote controls for a SEARS BETAVISION VCR Model # 562.53442350 and/or Model # 56453410450. Also would a universal remote I purchase in 1999 work on these Sears Beta VCRs from the 1980s? Thanks.

Robert Bayley
Saturday 12th August 2000
4:21 pm U.K.

robert@bayley21.fsnet.co.uk

Can someone tell me whether betamax tapes are double sided or not. By this I mean can you tape on both sides like a cassette tape.

Marcus Voyles
Saturday 12th August 2000
1:45 pm U.K.

astrosmash2000@pipeline.com

Hello. The batteries for my BMC-550 have gotten so bad that they only give me five minutes on a fully charged one. I'm gonna put the the new Ni-Cad cells in both the batts, but I need to know how to get in, and what type of battery to replace them with. Any help is needed an very much appreciated. Thanks.

Paul
Friday 11th August 2000
6:37 pm U.K.

paul_20_dave@yahoo.co.uk

I have a Sony SL-C30 (i Think thats what its called) The Tape spool is broken and a fuse has gone inside it does any one In uk know where I can get it repaired, anywhere in uk apart from Scotland I can travel to.

Madness
Friday 11th August 2000
1:03 am U.K.

madness2@bellatlantic.net

John Andree:

I also have a remoteless HF-750. The remote for it is: RMT-143 (Sony Part# A6767085A). I haven't yet tried ordering 1 from them, but I imagine it'll cost a fortune (if they even still sell it!).

I would even assume that RMT-223, which is for the HF-950 (PAL version) would work also. Take a look at the remotes listing on this site: http://www.palsite.info/pref_remotes.html

John Andree
Thursday 10th August 2000
9:10 pm U.K.

Jpandree@aol.com

Hi i just purchased a Sony SL-HF750 and don't have the proper remote.Anyone know the correct number RMT-??? I know there are several that will work,but i would like to get the correct one. thanks John

COLUMBA REID
Thursday 10th August 2000
4:57 pm U.K.

adam.reid@hammondsuddardsedge.com

Dear All,

I am fascinated by your angst for betamax and have learnt a lot from your website. I am a lawyer in London working on some litigation and we URGENTLY need to get hold of the following betamax model:

SL2401 or SL 2400

IF ANY OF YOU GUYS or GALS OUT THERE HAVE ONE I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU WANT TO PHONE ME DIRECT FROM AMERICA THE NUMBER IS 00 44 207 400 7979.

Thanks a lot, any help greatly appreciated, and prepared to be rewarded i.e paid.

william
Thursday 10th August 2000
3:36 pm U.K.

wsmith@bn.com

Hi,

I have a Sony HFR60 (American) which is "Hi-Fi Ready". I would like to upgrade it to Hi-Fi sound, but I am not sure how to go about it.

I have a sony HF300 parts machine which is HI-fi. Most of the partsseem to be compatible with the HFR60. Can I take the Hi-Fi componentsfrom the parts machine and move them into the keeper?

If so what parts are they? Does this include the audio heads? or just the processing circuits?

If not, can anyone help me to find a modification kit for the HFR60?

will

BeefJerky
Thursday 10th August 2000
8:29 am U.K.

beefjerky@starlynx.com

Hello! I have for sale a Sanyo VRC-500 Betamovie camcorder. This camcorder is a clone of the Sony BMC-550. The camcorder does show signs of wear, but is overall in good shape, and works great! It comes with a Sony AC-M110E AC adapter/charger and two NP-11 batteries. The batteries do not hold a charge, but they can be rebuilt. I will also include a new Sony Betamax L-750 tape to get you started. I am asking $100 plus shipping and packing for the camcorder, charger, batteries and tape, but the price in negotiable. For pictures go tohttp://home.houston.rr.com/beefjerky/Email me at: beefjerky@starlynx.comThank you!

Steve
Wednesday 9th August 2000
9:45 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

Hi, has anyone got a 'Betastack' auto cassette changer for a Sony C7 that they would be interested in parting with? Thanks.

Rod Hutchinson
Wednesday 9th August 2000
6:08 pm U.K.

rod@hutchinson14.worldonline.co.uk

I have two sony sl-c6ub video recorders on is suitable for spares the other has two problems 1- when you put a tape in sometimes you have to bang the top of the case for it to load 2-on some tapes the picture is bent at the the top. I have lots of pre-recored movies and tape of teleivision shows ie last of the summer wine Can anbody copy the tv shows onto VHS. I am cosidering giving up all my Beta equipment.I have a instruction book for the sony c7 if any body is interested

Patti Singleton
Wednesday 9th August 2000
1:38 am U.K.

pmsbrat@qnet.com

Sony video cassette recorder SL-100 Super Betamax for Sale- also 100+ video tapes movies recorded off of TV. Make offer.

Madness
Wednesday 9th August 2000
1:03 am U.K.

madness2@bellatlantic.net

To JSP:

I, too, have heard that Sony still sells a couple of Betamaxes in Japan. I'd love to purchase a brand new machine from there (I gave up trying to find any dealer that mighta had any SL-HF2000's left!). Heck, I bought a minidisk machine from there that wasn't available in the USA But if I could get a Betamax, I'd be in heaven! I'd love a late-model that has many of features found on newer VHS machines. And hey, I could plug it into the same 110-100V converter I use for the minidisk deck!

Chris Allen
Tuesday 8th August 2000
6:32 pm U.K.

christopherallen@btinternet.com

Does anyone know where I can get a Sony C7 repaired in the North West of England (Lancashire preferably)

Thank you

B2
Tuesday 8th August 2000
3:50 pm U.K.

betahifi@bigpond.com

hi there!can anyone identify this model of sony beta for me? and let me know the model number?http://www.users.bigpond.com/jsparkin/unkown.htmgreatly appreciated!thanks for your time!B2!

Tiffany
Tuesday 8th August 2000
4:20 am U.K.

embtiff@yahoo.com

I HAVE A SONY BETAMOVIE BMC-220, IN MINT CONDITION, WITH TWO BATTERIES AND ITS CHARGER. IF I WAS TO INVEST IN A BETAMAX VCR WOULD IT BE COMPATABLE WITH THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. WOULD THEIR BE SOME KIND OF ADAPTOR OR CONVERTER. AND WHAT KIND OF TAPES WILL HAVE TO BUY? IF THIS IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE, I WILL BE WILLING TO TRADE THE CAMERA, ITS TWO BATTERIES AND ITS CHARGER FOR AN AMERICAN SONY OR TOSHIBA MOVIE CAMERA IN MINT WORKING CONDITION, WITH TWO BATTERIES AND ITS CHARGER.

IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR!!!

david
Tuesday 8th August 2000
12:01 am U.K.

coondog13@hotmail.com

I have no idea if I am posting this note in the appropriate place, but hopefully someone can help. I purchased a sony platstation that runs by the pal system, but my television is ntsc. So, when I play my games they are in black and white. Is there a convertor that I could plug into my playstation that would change the signal to ntsc?

LUCREZIA GALAXY
Monday 7th August 2000
9:28 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

REMEMBER ME. FOR ALL THOSE REALLY INTERESTED IN BETAMAX LOOK UP MY PAGES AT

http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.htmlUNDER THE COLLECTABLES SECTION

WHERE YOU WILL FIND A GALAXY OF DIFFERENT BETAMAX MOVIES ETC.

LUCREZIAGALAXY@AOL.COM

Rick Waldron
Monday 7th August 2000
7:40 pm U.K.

rikwaldron@hotmail.com

For Sale in Worcester area(midlands). Sony HLH100P (Beta HIFI with no tuner) £55. Also Sanyo NX100 for spares or repair £5. I also have about 25 Sony used L750's at 50p each or £10 the lot and an original Gary Numan live video from 1981 - in mint condition (still boxed).

Stewart
Monday 7th August 2000
5:25 pm U.K.

bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

HELP REQUIRED FOR C7 PROBLEM. Got the deck out of the loft after a yearor so storage.When I packed it away it was working fine,but now it plays and records well, rewinds and fast forwards etc. But every time I eject the cassette the tape is not rewound into the cassette. I have ruined a handfull of tapes so thought I would seek assistance. Thanks in advance.

AndyMan aka. Andrew Benham
Monday 7th August 2000
2:48 pm U.K.

andyd_benham@fsmail.net?subject=Beta Coppies

Hi Peoples, Beta2VHS coppies £1(Isupply VHS) VHS2Beta coppies £1 (You Supply Beta) (2) VHS2Beta coppies £5 (I supply NEW beta)

PAL UK only Betamax was the best thing ever invented, (well apart from QVC)keep up the good work Allan+co.

AndyMan aka. Andrew Benham
Monday 7th August 2000
2:46 pm U.K.

andyd_benham@fsmail.net

Hi Peoples,Beta2VHS coppies £1(Isupply VHS)VHS2Beta coppies £1 (You Supply Beta)(2) VHS2Beta coppies £5 (I supply NEW beta)

PAL UK onlyBetamax was the best thing ever invented, (well apart from QVC)keep up the good work Allan+co.

Paul
Monday 7th August 2000
11:46 am U.K.

pcornellier@msn.com

I have a fully operational Sony Beta player, with 400 beta videos (My dad used to own a video store back in the 70's. Among which are the original versions of Starwars 1, 2, and 3, Dirty Harry, Pshyco 1, and 2, and many more in a catagories. I am very interested in getting a estimate on the value of these goods, and, if interested, I am interested in selling these goods also. Please contact me.

Stewart
Monday 7th August 2000
7:46 am U.K.

bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

Hi all, Just a quikie about beta tapes. I have managed to onbtain a couple of the old sony tapes with black background and red letters with the old betamax logo. These were launched before any of the Dynamicron range. I know this is no real big deal but they are still fully wrapped.

Marcus Voyles
Monday 7th August 2000
2:14 am U.K.

astrosmash2000@pipeline.com

Hello all! I'm not sure if this is a problem or not, but sometimes while using my SL-HF300 I noticed something that sounds like a motor reving up, and then stopping. It is very faint, but if I should start looking for a parts deck, I'd like to know. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Martin Imber
Sunday 6th August 2000
10:21 am U.K.

100732.1474@compuserve.com

I put a dodgy C6 up for sale at £20 and one caller is so desperate for a good Beta deck he is offering £250 for a Sanyo VTC6500 - any thoughts

Bill
Saturday 5th August 2000
4:38 am U.K.

deagan@lineone.net

Can I repeat my plea for any help in getting separate Y C output from an SLHF950.

Also, and purely out of interest, does anyone know how the SLHF100 retains its tuner channel information? I have one which retained it without any degradation despite at least 6 years of disconnection due to a defunct power supply. I would have thought that 1985 non-volatile memory technology might be quite primitive, but perhaps not. That lapse of time would seem to rule out any capacitor-powered method of storage.

I have owned FM tuners which wouldn't retain settings for three weeks!

Phil Jones, Bellevue, WA USA
Friday 4th August 2000
9:50 pm U.K.

philjonescrs@juno.com

I have a bannana box full of beta tapes for sale with a top-of-the line beta recorder which needs alignment which I'll throw in. Any interest out there? $50 or highest biddder. You pay shipping. Original value over $1,000 US.

Jon Leach
Friday 4th August 2000
12:31 am U.K.

jonleach@eurobell.co.uk

Help I am looking for some vtr clock software I know this is properly the wrong place to put this message but I am desperate thank for your help Jon

Mike Franchuk
Thursday 3rd August 2000
3:20 pm U.K.

franchuk.mike@canada.com

Hello everyone!

I have been lucky enough to aquire a SL-HF900, and I have a line on a SL-HF750, so I must make some room!

I thought I would give fellow North American Betaphiles a chance on these Sony Beta's before I post them on EBay-

Sony SL-HF860D Super-Beta HiFi - Mint condition with remote, I am the original owner.

Sony SL-HFT7 Super-Beta HiFi Theater - Mint condition with remote, black & charcoal in colour, I am the original owner.

Sony SL-300 Super-Beta (mono) - Nice shape, with remote.

Sony SL-2700B Beta HiFi - Great shape, black in colour, no remote.

Sony SL-HFR50 Beta (HiFi ready) - fair condition with remote.

Shipping would be from:- Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USAor- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontaro, Canada

Please feel free to Email question(s) on the units you might be interested in...franchuk.mike@canada.com:->

Anjelika
Thursday 3rd August 2000
11:21 am U.K.

Anjelika1@aol.com

I am looking for a head cleaner for my 1985 Beta vcr.

Also need new np11 batteries for betamovie .They refuse to recharge any more.

Mike Burton
Thursday 3rd August 2000
1:37 am U.K.

michaelb@dol.net

To Anjelika,

Most people with experience will tell you not to use one of those cassette-type head cleaners on a VCR, Beta or VHS. They're abrasive and hard on delicate heads. Radio Shack, and a lot of electronics parts stores, sell kits that contain chamois swabs and head cleaning fluid so you can do it yourself. First, you take the cover off the deck, then hold the dampened swab gently against the head drum, and finally, rotate the head by hand. It'll do a much better job than the cassette.

For Sony Betamovie batteries, try the Battery Bank at http://www.batterybank.com. They sell aftermarket replacement batteries for the Sony's. Their model EPP-119 lists for about $78 each.

Also, from the Beta Informer:DON WALTERMANThere have been a number of notes lately about how difficult it is to get new batteries for the old Betamax Camcorders. I've been rebuilding my batteries. The Ni-Cad batteries inside the Sony NP-11 battery pack are standard sub-C size Ni-Cads. I buy them from EH Yost & Co. Their email is ehyost@midplains.net and their website is http://www.mrnicd-ehyostco.com Their phone number is 608-831-3443. In January, I paid $3.95 each for 8 batteries. Thats $31.60 plus an hour of labor to take the pack apart and solder in the new batteries. Make sure to order solder tab battereies to make life easier. The part number I orderedwas N1250SCRST. That means Sanyo 1.2V 1250mAHr NiCad. You must be extremelycareful re-assembling the pack so that it will fit properly inside the camcorder.Taking the battery pack apart is also a challenge. If anyone doesn't want their dead NP-11 battery packs, I'd be happy to pay the shipping for them. Regards,Dondwalterm@ix.netcom.com

Alan Barnett
Wednesday 2nd August 2000
8:28 am U.K.

alan@barnett.org

William,

why don't you try swapping the motor over in their entirity. Thishas worked for me many times int he past.

Mike Dennis
Tuesday 1st August 2000
6:42 pm U.K.

mike.dennis44@virgin.net

Hi! I'm on the lookout for tapes of episodes of a program called'Doctor Who', particularly older b&w episodes. If anyone hasepisodes that they would be willing to copy or sell then please get in touch with me via e-mail:

mike.dennis44@virgin.net

Many Thanks

kevin lambert
Tuesday 1st August 2000
10:02 am U.K.

kevinlambert1@compuserve.com

I totally agree with the fact that SANYO betacord machines are long lasting and for the most part VERY RELIABLE!PLEASE does ANYONE out there have a PAL standard SANYO VTC M40 that they would like to sell ,cash is waitng for the right machine ,thanks.

Chris Webb GCS-50 an ED CAM Question
Tuesday 1st August 2000
5:49 am U.K.

gochris@webtv.net

Does anone know if you can use professional format BETACAMblanks tapes in either the ED CAM or the GCS-50?

I'm afraid if I buy either unit I won't be able to find any new blank tape.

THANKS!chrisgochris@webtv.net

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