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JOHN
Friday 22nd December 2000
10:36 pm U.K.

ME_RUNTINGZ_HERE@YAHOO.COM

I HAVE AN AIWA XD-DV370 DVD PLAYER AND WANT TO KNOW IF I CAN GET IT MACROVISION FREE.

jknaidu
Friday 22nd December 2000
5:07 pm U.K.

jk_naidu@usa.net

hi

This is jknaidu from india i nead a aiwa circut diagrams for (cd players,DVD,cardless phones,car cd players)needed service manuals & pls mention the cost of each manuls

if u can provide this manuals it will be helpful.

jknaidu

Mike
Friday 22nd December 2000
1:39 pm U.K.

franchuk.mike@canada.com

TWO SUPER-BETAS for sale

(Both NTSC North American)

Sony SL-300 SuperBeta, black, perfect working condition/picture, good cosmetics. No remote or manual. Asking $80.00 US - Make an offer!

Sanyo VCR-4035 SuperBeta, black, perfect working condition/picture, great cosmetics but missing flip down front panael. c/w remote and manual. Asking $75.00 US - Make an offer!

Das Imperator
Friday 22nd December 2000
9:35 am U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

To Scott Chapman; I have a spare Adapter that you can HAVE for the just the cost of shipping. E-mail me to arrange details.

The toll-free number for Fox International is 1-888-875-7278 (1888-875-PART)

Or goto http://www.fox-international.com

Have a merry X-mas and a Beta new year

Scott Chipman
Friday 22nd December 2000
8:10 am U.K.

bb64@pgonline.com

Hi Folks,

Lucky I found this place.

I have a Sony SLHF900 Superbeta Hifi VCR and a Sony BMC-550 Camcorder.

As you have probably guessed, I love the camera and the deck even more.

As you have also probably guessed, they are in mint condition. THe camera has about 8 hours on it.

My NP-11 battery pack is dead. It won't hold a charge. I don't have a spare and I don't have the AC adapter. I heard the model # for the adapter is a AC-M110E.

Does anyone here know where I can either get a new battery, or the adapter?

I am heart broken. We finally had a baby and he is 2 1/2 now and this is when we really want to use the camera.

I don't like 8mm camcorders or any other format. Nothing touches my BMC-550 for outdoor picture quality.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Scott Chipman

Johnny Gant
Friday 22nd December 2000
7:13 am U.K.

johnnygant@socket.net

Hi everyone,I just obtained a Sony Betamax model SL-5010. I can find information on Sony model SL-5000, but nothing on model SL-5010. Can anyone tell me any information on this model?Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks

allan a. smith
Friday 22nd December 2000
4:08 am U.K.

allasmit@hotmail.com

friday december 22,2000 10:03 est to 1.) john@rhl.co.uk Re playing on 1 vcr and simultaneously recording on a second: It generally doesn't matter what the format is (VHS or Beta) the output signal is generally the same (either channels 3 or 4 USA) but both machines should be set to the same channel on their rf modulators. There is usually a switch on the back of any machine (usually near the cable connection posts (where you screw on the cables) for this purpose! Now there are 2 ways to dub (the process of playing on one machine and simultaneously recording on a second is called dubbing) The first uses a standard cable service cable (generally RGU-57 or RGU-59) that is first connected to the "VIDEO OUT" post of the machine on which you are playing the tape, and then secondly connected to the "VIDEO (usually used for the cable connection) IN" post of the machine on which you are recording. To make sure everything is working right hook up a second cable from the "VIDEO OUT" post of the recording machine to a television set. Have the TV on and set to either channel 3 or 4 to see what is going on whilst you are recording! the 2nd way is a little more complicated but produces a better picture. The back of almost all vcrs have 4 connecting jack posts (VIDEO IN,AUDIO IN, VIDEO OUT, and AUDIO OUT). Use cables fitted out with what are called "RCA jacks" ask at your local radio shack for them they are relatively cheap! Then connect the "video out" post of the machine ton which you are playing the tape to be recorded to the "video in" post of the machine on which you are recording. Repeat the process with a 2nd cable of the same type for the audio. Once you are connected turn both machines on making sure they are in the vcr mode (as opposed to the TV mode) insert the tape you wish to record ine the machine which you are going to use to play it, and then insert a blank tape into the machine which you are using to record with. Press the play button on the "PLAY" machine ad when the picture appears on the TV press the record button on the the recording machine. Easy as Cake!! GOOD LUCK !!! To ccoe@rhl.co.uk ; You might try "FOX INTERNATIONAL" located somewhere in the state of New York. They carry a lot of parts for Beta Machines and they also have a toll free 1 -800 phone number in the US. For that number call 1 -800 -555-1212(information) and ask for the customer service number for "FOX INTERNATIONAL" from Allan A. Smith at allasmit@hotmail.com

carr
Friday 22nd December 2000
1:26 am U.K.

ccarr@ipa.net

I'm looking for adult beta films in good condition. Especially golden age european or american. Prefer to buy collection for reasonable price. Please email

joe osterloh
Thursday 21st December 2000
10:56 pm U.K.

mollford@fallsnet.com

looking for information on how to buy new blank beta tapes. please e-mail me back of anyone knows where I can buy them.

Stewart
Thursday 21st December 2000
9:20 pm U.K.

bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

Best way to bring back Beta would be to make it a joint package with the Playstation 2. If you buy PS2 you must buy a new beta. Think of the amount Sony would sell

Das Imperator
Thursday 21st December 2000
6:36 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

A special Holiday request....

Recently a local Dominoe's manager assistant was helping out during a rush by delivering an order to what turned out to be a vacant apartment. Only it wasn't vacant that night as a gang of punks were waitng for him. They beat him to his eventual death (he died in hospital a few days later) for the less than twenty bucks in change he had on him.This fellow was a hard working immigrant from Afghanistan who was on his way to owning his own franchise in the company when his was killed byn those wastes of sperm and eggs. He is survived by a wife and two kids the oldest of which had sixth birthday on the day three of those apes were arrested. Happy Birthday. Your father is just a vague memory now if you can remember him at all.A local bank has set up a memorial fund so that maybe some good can come out of this. If you'd like to contribute (and I hope you do) please make your check out to;

The Hassan Noorzai Memorial Fund

Send it to;

Trustco Bank320 State StreetSchenectady, New York USA12305

Please pass this message onto other sites even if you don't give yourself.

Edwin Parsons
Thursday 21st December 2000
5:03 pm U.K.

edwin.parsons@bbc.co.uk

FREE TO GOOD HOME , C6 MKII, Collect from Ealing. Said to be working but may need line-up

Marcus Voyles
Wednesday 20th December 2000
8:36 pm U.K.

astrosmash2000@mindspring.com

Hello all! I currently have two items on eBay. the first is a lot of 15 video tapes, mainly pre-recorded, and a Nortronics wet type head cleaner. The URL is cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221869469 The next is a Sanyo VCR 7200 Beta Hi-Fi VCR complete with original remote in great shape, except the little door that hides the controls has a broken hinge. The URL is cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=22345971

Bye!

Das Imperator
Wednesday 20th December 2000
2:32 am U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

Maybe if we buddy up with Tony Soprano and Don Corleone we can make an "offer Sony can't refuse". Maybe leave the severed head of some Sony VHS machine on the Sony chairman's pillow as a means of "friendly persuasion"

Will
Wednesday 20th December 2000
2:16 am U.K.

/izzycr@ix.netcom.com

A 25th anniversary Betamax would be great. Lets hope if sony does it we don't get scamed with another hf2000. Something like the 2100 would be fine. I'm hoping enough of you beta nuts like me send in your email to sony about this. How 'bout a multi standard unit with a small built in hard disk for temporary storage and editing? Or even just a really souped up ED model that plays all beta speeds and tapes and ejects like the hf 750/ 950. Send your email demanding the 25th anniversary model! Together we'll probably get this.

Darren LaPier
Tuesday 19th December 2000
10:39 am U.K.

peggy112@msn.com

Hey 2 all U betaphreaks out there. Been into beta since mid '95 when I managed to find a BMC-220 camcorder for only 5 dollars at a garage sale because most of the Beta machines available in my area were at the end of their lives when I got them I've built up quite a stock of (esp) Sanyo beta circuitboards and other bits and peices as well as a Sony HFP -200 processor(for US hi-fi ready VTRs). Am looking for an SL-HF 300 (US).

Das Imperator
Tuesday 19th December 2000
6:05 am U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

To: C.Coe

I am looking for a arm block assembly .Its no longer available from Sony but is the heart of some of the most popular Beta's.It's sometimes known as a clutch-idler assembly and is Sony part #A-6759-074-H.I've tried MCM Electronics in Ohio--No luck! Surely someone makes a generic version of this important part.

If I knew what one looked like I could see if I managed to save one from the SL-2000 I'd stripped for parts......

And don't call us Shirley!

TONY VAMPIXVIDS
Tuesday 19th December 2000
2:51 am U.K.

marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.uk

ALL YOUR VIDEO TAPES ON BETA FORMAT WANTED!

TONY VAMPIXVIDS
Tuesday 19th December 2000
2:48 am U.K.

marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.uk

I COLLECT ALL FORMATS; VHS, BETA & V2000 ALSO NTSC & SECAM.PLEASE MAIL ME ANYONE IF YOU HAVE ANY BETA TAPES FOR BUT INTENDING ON SETTING UP SOON AS A VIDEO FINDER ETC.AGAIN MAIL ME EITHER INCLUDE A PRICE FOR THE TAPE/S OR GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE ETC.ONE TAPE OR BULK TAPES WANTED.EITHER CALL ME ON LEEDS U.K..0113-2959656 OR E-MAIL ME BACK, CHEERSAND HEY IF YOU GET CHANCE CHECK OUT THE MACHINE LUCY IS SELLING, I HAAVE JUST GOT ONE & I'LL TELL YOU IT'S THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN, BELIEVE ME YOU'LL NOT BE DISSAPPOINTED, I MAY HAVE JUST SPITED MYSELF AS I MAY INTEND ON GETTING MORE FROM HER. SO I TAKE THAT BACK DON'T BUY EM. SERIOUSLY THE MACHINE IS AMAZING ITS THE SLO1700. REMEMBER I WANT ALL YOUR TAPES....

C.Coe
Monday 18th December 2000
9:34 pm U.K.

ccoe@paulding-net.com

Hi Beta Fans,I'am looking for a arm block assembly .Its no longer available from Sony but is the heart of some of the most popular Beta's.It's sometimes known as a clutch-idler assembly and is Sony part #A-6759-074-H.I've tried MCM Electronics in Ohio--No luck! Surely someone makes a generic version of this important part.I've got a SL-2400 thats in need of one .Put a used one in that lasted a while but a new replacement is needed!Thank You So Much!

mika
Monday 18th December 2000
5:26 pm U.K.

mfitzg1315@aol.com

hello,i have recently aquired a sanyo betamax video recorder model number vtc m20. i am looking for a program manual (or copy). can anybody help.

thankyou.

miko
Monday 18th December 2000
4:42 pm U.K.

mfitzg1315@aol.com

i have recently aquired a sanyo betamax machine vtc m20, does anybody have information regarding a program manual & or remote control facility.

yours betamax

P. Young
Monday 18th December 2000
2:04 pm U.K.

p.young@lcm.co.uk

Is there anywhere in England I can get a Betamax video repaired?

John
Monday 18th December 2000
1:58 pm U.K.

john@rhl.co.uk

Can anyone tell me which cables i need to record some family tapes from Beta to (SORRY) VHS for my dad to take to France.

Das Imperator
Sunday 17th December 2000
9:14 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

That E-mail Address for Sony Feedback is

custserv@info.sel.sony.com

Write 'em today tell 'em you want Betamax again! Then write 'em again!

lash
Sunday 17th December 2000
5:34 pm U.K.

llangenber@aol.com

i have a large number of beta tapes i'm selling. they include 188 pre-recorded movies, 296 L750, 69 various length, 7 XXX and 3 head cleaners. large variety of movie genres. most others are name brand and generally recorded on once. most pre-recorded have original covers, many are rare and out of production. list faxed upon request-provide fax #.

A.J.
Sunday 17th December 2000
5:32 pm U.K.

arnold.swan@jhuapl.edu

Does anyone know where I can purchase a Betamax?

Joe
Sunday 17th December 2000
3:58 pm U.K.

jrm5@notes.ntrs.com

Hi. I'm looking for a capstan motor for my Quasar Camcorder; model #vm34. Any thoughts on where I might locate one?

Niels
Sunday 17th December 2000
3:40 pm U.K.

n.hauke@gmx.de

to all the betaphiles!! we have to show sony, that we WANT a new betamax!! so every one of you has to write an email to sony!! we can be successful. look at the message of "das imperator". he knows the right way!! lets help each other!!

Eric
Saturday 16th December 2000
10:38 pm U.K.

eday0628@aol.com

Email me is you want to buy tapes, almost 200 available enail if interested

Eric
Saturday 16th December 2000
10:37 pm U.K.

eday0628@aol.com

Beta machine brook, looking to sell tapes, e,=mail if interested. Almost 200

Eric
Saturday 16th December 2000
10:36 pm U.K.

eday0628@aol.com

I have almost 200 tapes for sale if anyone wants to buy please email me. First come first serve.

Eric
Saturday 16th December 2000
10:32 pm U.K.

eday0628@aol.com

I love my beta man

Das Imperator
Saturday 16th December 2000
8:41 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

The following is the result of my recent enquiry to Sony about Betamax and getting a 25th anniversary Betamax

Original message follows: -------------------------

MESSAGE:As a Betamax fan I'd like to urge (encourage) you at Sony to consider coming out with a 25TH Anniversary Betamax machine. As you may know there is a rabid following for Betamax VCRs (check out http://www.egroups.com/group/ThePortableBetamaxSocialClub ) that you would be foolish to ignore. You seem willing to service your Japan market with several beta models. (Must we have the old Enola Gay "buzz" your headquarters to get a decent selection of Beta products for the West?) Also as long as I'm asking, why not a multi-system HiFi unit so that the Europeans can enjoy a new Beta after all these years? You're willing to stick it out with MiniDiscs, (Whose day, quite frankly, has passed already.) why not keep going with Beta? When the time comes I'd love to be able to get a Digital Betamax.

We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta! We want Beta!SITE FEEDBACK:Did you find what you were looking for? NThank you for contacting SONY.

RESPONSE:

In your email you expressed concern regarding the Beta Format. We have certainly not abandoned the format, in this country, orelsewhere. There continues to be a dedicated group of "Betaphiles" in the U.S., such as yourself, who appreciate the superior picture quality of the beta format.

Although we no longer manufacture or sell consumer Beta cassette recorders,we do repair them and we would suggest that you take or send your unit to the nearest Sony Factory Service Center for service if needed.

We will forward your comments to the Marketing Department for review purposes.

The answers to many customer questions may be found at:

http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/ss5/custserv.shtml

Thank you for the opportunity to be of assistance.

The SONY Internet Group Customer Information Services CenterCM66

Note: >>>> Although we no longer manufacture or sell consumer Beta cassette recorders <<<<It seems that they may have finally stopped making the SL-HF 2000. I am waiting for confirmation on that.

Doug
Saturday 16th December 2000
4:36 pm U.K.

pghsteelers2000@aol.com

I have a brand new Sony SL-S600 Super Betamax for sale. This machine is still in the box,and has never EVER been used. Comes with a remote. It was selling new in 1990. I currently have 2 of these units, one of which I use daily. I might be getting more, but at this time have one for sale. Price is $500.00 plus shipping. Please e-mail for pictures, andother information. Thanks You.

N/A
Saturday 16th December 2000
3:26 pm U.K.

tirix@bellsouth.net

Does anyone know if there's going to be a 25th anniversary Beta? If so, where and how much? If not, let's pull another 15th. Get a petition going. Anything for brand new one, eh!

Das Imperator
Saturday 16th December 2000
2:53 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

correction and addendum

At Absolute Beta ( http://www.absolutebeta.com ) there is about a $100 price difference in the two camcorders. All you're paying for is a slightly newer(by a year or so) machine and that "Super-" prefix. Having been inside both machines, guts are also pretty much the same as well.

Das Imperator
Saturday 16th December 2000
2:52 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

As far as I can fugure it about the only difference between the BMC-550 and the BMC-660 is the word SuperBeta plastered on the side and battery lid of the 660. That's it. The BMC-550 has SuperBeta capability (in a switch under the battery lid) but was apparently never advertised as such. At Absolute Beta ( http://www.absolutebeta.co ) there is about a $100 price difference in the two camcorders. All you're paying for is a slightly newer(by a year or so) machine and that "Super-" prefix.

Pepse
Saturday 16th December 2000
9:20 am U.K.

jmsekola@win.bright.net

OK, does anybody have any idea what the major differences between the Sony BMC550 video camera and the Sony BMC 660 camera??? I have the chance to get the shop manual for a BMC 660 and would hope most parts/descrptions would be the same for both units. NTSC models. Help! Thanx. Pepse.

tom torchia
Friday 15th December 2000
10:05 pm U.K.

tomandmuriel@juno.com

I am looking for a NEW beta vcr.............Is that possible???????Would appreciate advice.....Ciao

Joe
Friday 15th December 2000
3:58 pm U.K.

jcburr@gateway.net

I am looking to purchase any college or pro football game recorded on beta pre-1990. I am not interested in copies, I want the "Master Recordings". Any help would be greatly appreciated. you can reach me at either jcburr@gateway.net or jburr2@citgroup.com Thank you, Joe.

Bob Madden
Friday 15th December 2000
6:56 am U.K.

rwmadden@mindspring.com

Can anyone recommend a very good beta repair shop near Greensboro, NC. I have 3 machines that all need help and have had bad repair work done on them in the past.

Thanks,Bob

charles ross
Thursday 14th December 2000
4:53 pm U.K.

chromia@webtv.net

hello all,i have about 3000 beta movies i am looking to sell. i am asking 3.00 each for them. please e-mail for lists, i am sure you will not be upset by doing so. thanks charles

peter put netherlands
Thursday 14th December 2000
3:38 pm U.K.

putpeter@hotmail.com

i have several beta video,s

Lucy Reeve
Thursday 14th December 2000
2:15 pm U.K.

lucy.reeve@mcmail.com

Sony SLO1700P professional Betamax duplication machines for sale. Come on, guys'n'gals - not that many left!

B2
Thursday 14th December 2000
12:18 pm U.K.

betahifi@bigpond.com

Bob,

The only PAL beta's I have seen with auto voltage adjusting are sony sl-t7me and the sl-800me, which are multi system mono decks. The t7's are a bit old large heavy and getting harder to maintain, the sl-800me 's seem to be extreemly rare....There could be other decks, but I am yet to find one.

I hope this is of some help

Nick Dalzell
Wednesday 13th December 2000
8:37 pm U.K.

Deerluvr@excite.com

Hello again! Wow, the members that I knew about 2 years ago, seem to have disappeared! Anyway, I fixed my student coordinator's BETA deck, a Sears remake of the Toshiba V-33. It was as simple as replacing a belt! (Wow, these betas are easy to fix, as compared to VHS!) Anyway, I was on this list before when I had two VTC-M20 's. Sadly, to play rented movies, I needed a VHS deck, and as soon as I had gotten one, my betas bit the dust, and therefore, left the list. But I am now going to be a betaphile again, as the student coordinator is giving me his BETA VCR! As well as an estimated 200 BETA TAPES! So NOW I am baaaack! Long LIVE BETA AGAIN!!!

}}:0) Deerluvr@excite.com

R Lia
Wednesday 13th December 2000
8:30 pm U.K.

robert-joycelia@worldnet.att.net

HelloI am looking for a multistandard beta or even a straight PAL one that has auto voltage and would be able to run off US 110 volts. Does any one know if the Betamax's that were sold in Europe were auto votage or voltage adjustable as I dont ant to buy one that I cant plug into the wall. I have other PAL equipment here mainly TV's and VHS that are auto voltage but have had no luck finding a beta one.

Thanks

Bob

Brad Cella
Tuesday 12th December 2000
8:03 pm U.K.

brad_cella@nps.gov

Help,

My father's superbeta VCR is broken and he has hundreds of beta format tapes. He lives in Orange County in southern California and has taken the machine to several locations and they told him they couldn't get the parts to repair the machine. Does anypone know or a Neta repair facility in the area. We are trying to decide what to do. He is 81 and the tapes mean alot to him. The options appear to be: (1) attempt to repair his superbeta VCR, (2) buy a superbeta VCR to view his tapes, (3) buy a superbeta VCR and transfer tapes to the VHS format. I would appreciate any help, ideas.

Thanks

tiger
Tuesday 12th December 2000
2:56 am U.K.

alo@hotmail.com

bonjour

amateur
Monday 11th December 2000
8:17 pm U.K.

me@nowhere.com

Can someone tell me what the E03 that is appearing on my viewfinder means? PLEASE

Das Imperator
Monday 11th December 2000
10:18 am U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

Looking for a new Beta chatgroup? If your an owner of any of the various portable (battery operated with camera jack) Betamax units check out http://www.egroups.com/group/ThePortableBetamaxSocialClub the new chatgroup dedicated to the portable Betamax enthusiast. We support NTSC or PAL/SECAM users and hope to have many helpful features. In the meantime be sure to check out our photo archives. ;0)

http://www.egroups.com/group/ThePortableBetamaxSocialClub

Rich
Monday 11th December 2000
4:51 am U.K.

richsuf@excite.com

Anyone interested in a copy of the Beatles "Let It Be" on beta?I am keeping the original but would like to know your offers on my time to provide an additional one if need be. :-)I am in Canada (NTSC only)

Chip Tinsky
Sunday 10th December 2000
7:08 pm U.K.

CheezWiz@one.net

Hey I need a Beta VCR does anyone have one they can sell to me If soe-mail me and tell me what it looks like and the price

Chip Tinsky

Mike
Sunday 10th December 2000
2:07 pm U.K.

franchuk.mike@canada.com

**** FIVE BETA VCRS FOR SALE ****(all NTSC, USA/Canada)1- Sony SL-2400C Betamax no remote1- Sony SL-300 SuperBeta no remote2- Sony SL-30 "EZ-Beta" C/W remote(s)1- Zenith VR8510 Betamax C/W remote, manuals etc.(same as SL-2400)All excellent working condition (guaranteed), all cosmetically good > excellent. All machines are mono (in case you are not recognize model numbers).

Make an offer!

Mike

Martin Imber
Sunday 10th December 2000
12:14 pm U.K.

Martin@jotika.com

950s at 300 Aus Doller, how much in ?

What sound system is used?

Interesting

Jeff
Sunday 10th December 2000
5:32 am U.K.

jefflrfe@aol.com

Hi, I have two Beta machines (one Super Beta Hi-fi) and the sound on each is becomming muffled (AGAIN!). Had them both repaired locally in NY state when sound became inaudible and before I pay for another repair I want to try a wet system head cleaner. Does anyone know where I can find one? I live in Manhattan. Thanks alot!

lori
Saturday 9th December 2000
9:58 pm U.K.

lm324666@wcupa.edu

i am looking for an inexpensive beta machine for my dad for christmas, if anyone can help please email me, thank you.

Das Imperator
Saturday 9th December 2000
2:37 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

I was more interested in stuff taped back off air in 1975 to 1980 than pre-packaged stuff. I'd be interested in finding things like the Monday Night Football game that Howard Cosell had announced the night he was killed (he had the first reports of the news). or the MNF game that John Lennon and Ronald Reagan appeared together on. Or any of the episodes of the Mike Douglas show the John guest hosted (among his guests that week were 60s radical Bobby Seale). Or any of the Tom Snyder Tommorow shows..... Stuff like that.

telestrial
Saturday 9th December 2000
3:57 am U.K.

telestrial@hotmail.com

Anyone know where I can buy a new or used idler assembly for a pioneer CT-F1000 cassette deck? Thanks in advance.

John
Saturday 9th December 2000
3:44 am U.K.

jsparkin@bigpond.com

Hi there,

I just got of the phone with a man who claims to have power supplies and associated part for ALL sony beta models released in australia, all units ending in "AS" "E" or "ES", eg sl-c9as, cl -c9e, sl-c9es, and yes he claims to have c9 parts as well. Also he says he has heads for all hifi units, used, but in good condition, and he sells beta hifi units on an almost monthly basis. Also he says he has almost all parts for all models realased here, including sanyo's and toshiba's and the rarer than rare NEC. I am not the most technically minded, but I would assume the power supplies etc are pretty much the same in UK units as AU units.He also says he sells sony 950 's for around the $300 mark Australian.

If you want his contact details to possibly invest in this proclaimed goldmine, let me know with an email and I am happy to forward them on to anybody.

I hope this is of some help, John

allan a. smith
Saturday 9th December 2000
2:41 am U.K.

allasmit @ hotmail.com

To Daslmperator@aol.com - Just saw tonight on EBAY Item#517674434 Beta version of John Lennons' IMAGINE concert! Good Luck!!

Larry Gibson
Friday 8th December 2000
9:14 pm U.K.

jstdcky461@cs.com

I have three Sanyo recorder Players for sale and 97 tapes with various movies on them. I have 11 blanks also. One sanyo/Sears is like new. One sanyo is in good working order and the third needs repair or may be used for parts. The drive gear disingages after hitting play. I also have a repair manual from the factory with all the schematics. Will sell all together, so make offer.Larry in Michigan

Steve
Friday 8th December 2000
7:53 pm U.K.

sandjmp@barclays.net

HeyI have DOZENS of Betamax tapes that I can't use as I don't have a Betamax VCR.Anyone know of a transcription service?

Das Imperator
Friday 8th December 2000
7:20 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

oes anybody have videotapes of John Lennon's TV appearances before he was taken away from us by that waste of sperm and egg? I can't believe it's been twenty years.He once appeared on Monday Night Football with Ronald ReaganJohn also filled in for a week on the "Mike Douglas Show" with guests like Bobby SealeAnybody think to record contemporary news reports on that day?

E-mail if you have something you're willing to make a copy of....

Dean Williams
Friday 8th December 2000
2:51 pm U.K.

deanw@newnorth.net

ANYBODY GOT ANY SL-HF-600'S SUPERBETA VCRS FOR SALE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER?

Maisie Von Moltke
Friday 8th December 2000
9:55 am U.K.

Elroy02@aol.com

Name: mariaEmail: strickly@strayduck.comTuesday 5th December 10:06 pm U.K. Time

hi there fellow betamax fans,i have for sale,a complete sony slf1ub for sale,complete with tuner,sc adapter and instruction manual,looking for offers over 100,also i have a rare sony bmc200p betamax camcorder for sale 150,THIS IS THE FULLY PORTABLE ONE WITH ,TWO BATTERIES AND CARRYCASE,INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

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Name: TONYEmail: marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.ukTuesday 5th December 11:07 pm U.K. Time

HI, YET AGAIN I AM GROVELLING TO YOU BETAEXPERTS & ENTHUSIASTS, I AM IN THE U.K. AND DESPERATE FOR A GOOD BETA MACHINE, YEAH OK SO ARENT YOU ALL, I HAD A SONY HI FI ONE BUT ITS ON THE BLINK AND THE PERSON SUPPOSED TO FIX IT HAS HAD IT A YEAR... PLEASE HELP. I WILL PAY A GOOD PRICE FOR A GOOD MACHINE PREFERABLY A HI-FI ONE BUT NOT 100% NECESSARY. PLEASE HELP..I HAVE ABOUT 3000 TAPES NOW AS I BOUGHT A LOAD LAST WEEK BUT HAVE TO PLAY THEM ON A CRAPPY MACHINE. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE HELP.........

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Name: TONYEmail: marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.ukTuesday 5th December 11:33 pm U.K. Time

STILL DESPERATE FOR A BETA MACHINE IN THE U.K WILL PAY HANDSOMELY FOR A HI-FI ONE OR A GOODIE..AND NOT BILL ODDY.

Tony, meet Maria. Maria,meet Tony

phil
Friday 8th December 2000
1:21 am U.K.

mutley@webworks2000.net

Am looking for Electrical Diagrams for SL-HF-550 Beta Stereo VCR?

Jon
Wednesday 6th December 2000
11:43 pm U.K.

Gamewizard2600@hotmail.com

I have The following Beta tapes that I have listed the year I got them,and the machine I recorded them on. (some tapes date back to 1978!):"A Shot In The Dark" (1978)SL-8600"The Russians Are Coming!"(1986)SLHF-1000"The Pink Panther" (1983)SL-5400."Amadeus"(1986)SLHF-1000"Caddyshack"(1982)SL-5400"I Love Lucy: The Lost Pilot" (1989) SLHF-1000"Poltergeist" (1984)Store Bought"Trail of the Pink Panther"(1986) SLHF-1000"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1981)SL-5400Because some of these tapes are so old, it makes you wonder. I mean,how many VHStapes do you have that last this long. It just proves why Beta is alwaysbetter.

Richard
Wednesday 6th December 2000
11:05 am U.K.

h2o0001@hotmail.com

Hello everyone, take a look at a Sanyo 2 piece portable beta vcr unit I have listed on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1200441329

Will
Wednesday 6th December 2000
1:41 am U.K.

/izzycr@ix.netcom.com

Wanted: RMT 143 for my sl-hf750. broken or not. Please help. Thanks. Also I'm in much agreement for sony to release a 25th anniversary betamax.

TONY
Tuesday 5th December 2000
11:33 pm U.K.

marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.uk

STILL DESPERATE FOR A BETA MACHINE IN THE U.K WILL PAY HANDSOMELY FOR A HI-FI ONE OR A GOODIE..AND NOT BILL ODDY.

TONY
Tuesday 5th December 2000
11:07 pm U.K.

marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.uk

HI, YET AGAIN I AM GROVELLING TO YOU BETAEXPERTS & ENTHUSIASTS, I AM IN THE U.K. AND DESPERATE FOR A GOOD BETA MACHINE, YEAH OK SO ARENT YOU ALL, I HAD A SONY HI FI ONE BUT ITS ON THE BLINK AND THE PERSON SUPPOSED TO FIX IT HAS HAD IT A YEAR... PLEASE HELP. I WILL PAY A GOOD PRICE FOR A GOOD MACHINE PREFERABLY A HI-FI ONE BUT NOT 100% NECESSARY.PLEASE HELP..I HAVE ABOUT 3000 TAPES NOW AS I BOUGHT A LOAD LAST WEEK BUT HAVE TO PLAY THEM ON A CRAPPY MACHINE.PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE HELP.........

maria
Tuesday 5th December 2000
10:06 pm U.K.

strickly@strayduck.com

hi there fellow betamax fans,i have for sale,a complete sony slf1ub for sale,complete with tuner,sc adapter and instruction manual,looking for offers over 100,also i have a rare sony bmc200p betamax camcorder for sale 150,THIS IS THE FULLY PORTABLE ONE WITH ,TWO BATTERIES AND CARRYCASE,INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

Laura
Tuesday 5th December 2000
8:50 pm U.K.

mh4@creative-net.net

HELP! I have a Zenith Console Stereo. It was purchased between 1965 & 1970. Have the model number except for one digit. GA?0-12, Chasis # is 18YT20. Need the missing digit to order a replacement needle for the turntable.

allan a. smith
Tuesday 5th December 2000
6:37 pm U.K.

allasmit @ hotmail.com

Dear madness: Sorry that my suggestions didn't work. Heres a couple more; 1.) If the cassette loads but does not thread and the machine is clean inside try to fast forward and the /or reverse! If these functions work then try the following sequence press pause and see if the tape threads (do this with the top off and the power on so that you can see what is happening then press play. Sometimes the pressure sensor for the play button is broken and this is a way to get around it. If the tape is at this point threaded,then press the pause button again and see if you get a picture-there is about a 20% chance that this will work. Now I see you have discovered E-

bay, Last night I pulled 55 ads for BETA VCRS onto paper they are mostly older units but cheap and useful for experimenting. Regarding repairs as far as I know only Sony provides warrantied Service for betas. You have to locate a Sony Service Center (not a private shop supposedly authorized to fix Sony equipment) . You can do this by calling toll free information (1 -800 -555-1212) and ask for the customer service number for Sony. Once you get them on the phone ask them to identify a Service center in your area or where to ship your unit for repair Please be aware that your are talking Big Bucks here unless your machine is still under warranty. However they will fix any Beta machine that is sent to them. Best Wishes and Good Luck Allan A. Smith

Madness
Tuesday 5th December 2000
3:27 am U.K.

madness.elf@verizon.net

Just to follow up: I think it'd be excellent if Sony released maybe *ONE* more beta deck w/ features found on late-model VHS's. Things like auto-tracking and full onscreen menus (just to name a few). I believe next year is Beta's 25th anniversary (at least in America). Sony outta make a deck to celebrate. Heck, as long as there's enough of us "Betaphiles" out there, it won't die! They outta take a look @ eBay someday for proof! Just my 2.

Madness

Madness
Tuesday 5th December 2000
3:05 am U.K.

madness.elf@verizon.net

.*Serious post this time."

To allan a. smith

I took alook inside and can see the belt but it appears to be in good shape and attached to pulley. It just doesn't seem to wanna load the tape. Also, I see no gunk inside; cassette compartment looks nice & clean. Maybe the motor bit the dust? I could have it looked at, but I need a repair place in or around New England. I can remember getting the runaround when I tried to have an HF300 fixed awhile back (even from a "Sony Authorized" repair place!).

Madness
Tuesday 5th December 2000
2:55 am U.K.

madness.elf@verizon.net

To Above ^^^

:

lucy
Monday 4th December 2000
7:49 pm U.K.

lucy.parkes@uk.dreamcast.com

hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! buy a vcr u sad losers!!!!!!

Tony
Monday 4th December 2000
5:48 pm U.K.

tl2127@aol.com

I have 1000's of BETA pre-recorded videos, please email me for a list.

John
Monday 4th December 2000
2:10 pm U.K.

jsparkin@bigpond.com

just a note to those locals who ask me if I see sl-c9 's, theres one advertised in this weeks trading post, and it was still there saturday aft.

Hope this is of some help

John

Damian
Monday 4th December 2000
2:05 pm U.K.

ffy@gmx.net

No or low head drum rotating.I know much about thisproblem but can notdisassemble the bottom of head drum to reach the device.Please can anyone tell me how to disassemble therotating part of capstan onbottom side? Thanx in advance.

e hunt
Monday 4th December 2000
12:03 pm U.K.

ekmail@aol.com

I recommend for repair work to Betamax machines a location here in Lincoln, Nebraska, METRO TV AUDIOO TECH.(402)466-9090 Fax: 402-467-2756.They have worked miracles on old Betas. Recently they saved mySL-HF1000 after another location butchered it.The owner Mr. Ebrahim enjoys working on them and takes care in making sure they are working right.4504 "W" st. Lincoln, Nebr. 68503

allan a. smith
Sunday 3rd December 2000
10:21 pm U.K.

allasmit @ hotmail.com

To:madness @ madness.elf@verizon.net Since you have a new machine I would first reccomend that you find a repair shop to fix it because you may damage it so badly in trying to fix it that it will end up costing more to fix than it is worth! However that being said, here are some things you can try. first with the eop off observe the tape path for any objects or dirt (there is an automatic shut down if the tape path is blocked.) If you find something solid for example a piece of paper or metal remove it. If there is a lot of dirt buy some rubber swabs and video head cleaner @ your local Radio Shack and swab the tape path to remove dirt. Secondly Look for what is called the loading motor gear which looks like a large plastic screw with a pulley attached to it. this pully has a black rubber belt which connects it to the loading motor . If this belt is off of the pulley or is otherwise damaged replace it (Try either Fox International in the New York area and/or MCM electronics in Ohio for the part. Problems beyond this level you probably cannot fix (for example changing out a loading motor ). I hope this information is helpfull. I know this stuff because I have 4 functioning Betas which UI have had to learn to fix myself. If you wish contact me at allasmit @ hotmail.com Sincerely Allan A. Smith

Madness
Sunday 3rd December 2000
9:09 pm U.K.

madness.elf@verizon.net

Hey Guys,

Gotta problem: I acquired a like-new Sony SL-HF550 beta deck w/ box & all accessories for rather cheap about 1 months ago. It worked fine for up until a week ago. Now it will not accept tapes; just spits the tape back out a few seconds after loading. I took the cover off to observe the mechanism and I can see that the tape isn't being threaded around the head drum. What would cause this and can it be fixed easily? I know how difficult it can sometimes be to get Sony parts!

DasImperator
Sunday 3rd December 2000
7:23 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

RE: Charles Joly

Blow Me!

sean
Sunday 3rd December 2000
7:07 pm U.K.

passages@ptd.net

help-help-help I have a 1984 Sony model FP-60 color video projector called a VIDIMAGIC! It is also a projection tv.It is in mint condition,but the casset door wount open. Does anyone have one and know how to fix it?

Charles Joly
Sunday 3rd December 2000
6:41 pm U.K.

charjol@hotmail.com

Hey DasImperator !

I read your posts on this chat page and on the egroups' mailing list and I swear I'll never ever request your "knowledge" in fixing any of my betas, unless I wanted it totally screwed.

Please keep your odd repair techniques for yourself, it'll help preserve any credibility you may have.

DasImperator
Sunday 3rd December 2000
2:02 pm U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

SL HFT-7 problem.

Is it dropping out only when you play a tape? Or even if you're watching off air?

At any rate you might want to inspect the innards for frayed wires, cracked solder joints, overheating components, bugs crawling about, tape path problems etc.

M.B.
Sunday 3rd December 2000
1:38 pm U.K.

mikecb@angelfire.com

I have a Sony SuperBeta SL-100 with a small problem: whenever you use the cue and review functions, it is unable to maintain a steady tape speed, and thus you cannot see anything at all while searching. It also sometimes stops dead while trying to use the review function or rewinding, particularly near the beginning of the tape. The machine plays and records just fine with no problems, however. I cannot figure out what would be causing it. The machine does have two motors to drive the tape: a capstan motor and a motor to drive the reels. If anyone could tell me what the problem is, it would be greatly appreciated.

Mark
Sunday 3rd December 2000
6:04 am U.K.

MandMand6@AOL.Com

I have an SL-HFT7 works great except the picture disappears without notice, like the video cable was unhooked. It comes and goes, 40 minutes with no picture, 5 minutes with. Is this problem familiar to anyone? Please help.

Thanks! Mark

Don
Sunday 3rd December 2000
4:14 am U.K.

FANNY7TH@aol.com

I have a Sanyo 4500 in the betamax format. I still have a lot of tapes and I do like the betamax format. I haven't used it in quite a while due to the present condition but I want to see the tapes again. Question #1....would it be cost effective to try and get the Sanyo fixed? Is this a good enough machine to throw money into or would I be throwing money away? Question #2....Is Sony or anyother electronics company still making the betamax format? If so, where do I go to find one?

Dean
Saturday 2nd December 2000
10:54 pm U.K.

dbco@sk.sympatico.ca

COMPLETE EDBETA SYSTEM. 1 EDC55 camcorder, 2 EDV9300 editing decks.Various other items, Amiga 2000, Manfrotto tripod, Scanlock genlock, more...All equipment I bought new and all are in excellent condition. Have all manuals as well.Would like to sell complete, but might consider parting out. Email for more info or with any offers.

DasImperator
Saturday 2nd December 2000
10:18 am U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

Had a look at that ad. By the way the Beta in that ad was the infamous SL-8600, the first Sony in America to have a built-in timer unit. (before it was a $40 optional accessory that looked like an alarm clock) This unit had one major drawback in that it recorded and played in the Beta X-II speed only - essentially screwing over people who'd just started a collection of Beta X-I speed tapes. It wasn't that big a seller for that reason. Sony put Beta X-I playback capability in most subsequent US models.

alan morton
Friday 1st December 2000
8:16 pm U.K.

adm22@epguides.com

Noticed an intersting item on the yahoo

http://page.auctions.yahoo.com/auction/30935588

Did not realise there were people interested in this kind of stuff

DasImperator
Friday 1st December 2000
11:58 am U.K.

DasImperator@aol.com

To the webmaster of this site; do you could you put the old Font back? This one's a space hog.

Walter Steenvoorden
Friday 1st December 2000
11:34 am U.K.

wsteenvoorden@hotmail.com

If have a converted Betamax recorder at home wich CAN playbackBetacam SP tapes, only in mono, but it works, i have had to make my own PCB (for timecode stuff and decoupling of signals), but the damn thing works, for a PCB layout just mail ....

Stewart
Friday 1st December 2000
8:36 am U.K.

bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

I wonder what the chances are of Sony manufacturing a new Beta machine. With the coming of DVD I can see no point in owning a VHS VCR as the amount of films available of DVD is now huge. Even my friends (anti beta)now realise the benefits of the superior format. The old excuse of rentals etc is now futile.

Richard
Friday 1st December 2000
2:28 am U.K.

whitez@webtv.net

Wanted:Good NP-11 battery for Sony beta camcorder. I have been using this camcorder with the charger unit since the battery I have only lasts for about 5 minutes, then dies. I would like to be able to use it as a portable camcorder so I can take pictures of some of the mountains and scenery around me and make a web page with the pictures. Please help or let me know if you know where I could purchase an NP-11 battery.

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