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BeefJerky
Saturday 5th May 2001
4:21 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://beefjerky.home.mindspring.comEmail me at: beefjerky@starlynx.comThank you!

Jay
Saturday 5th May 2001
2:36 am U.K.

mudcrab@caboolture.net.au

Hi There,

I am searching for someone in Australia which has an old Sony SL-HF950 with remote controller RMT-232 Beta video recorder that they no longer need.All replies to the above e-mail address. regards Jay.

Ashley
Friday 4th May 2001
9:39 pm U.K.

dkboyer@swbell.net

I'm doing a paper on the Betamax tape and I need as much informationas is possible on the history, changes, and current state of the tape.

Patrick from Switzerland
Friday 4th May 2001
2:12 pm U.K.

napamo.he@swissonline.ch

I am looking for a Sony Betamax Videorecorder SL-HF 950 (black or silver) in a very good condition. Any offers are welcome!

peter searle
Thursday 3rd May 2001
9:21 pm U.K.

peterr0@dircon.co.uk

I have a sony beta hifi SL HF100UB in perfect working order with full working manual and over 700 video tapes i also have some manuals for the following models VCT5000.. SL-F30UB /SA.. SL-C7 . . SL-C5UB. .SL-C7UB. .V-9600B..COMPLETE SERVICE MANUAL FOR THE SL-C7E / C7UB. .AND FULL SERVICE MANUAL FOR THE SL-F30E /UB/EC RMT-230 /231.. i would like to sell the whole lot as a complete item.. or call me on 07957 301 734 the 700 tapes have many films, documentaries, and unforgetable programmes on them (an history of all) i couldnt believe what was there..

age
Thursday 3rd May 2001
8:39 pm U.K.

age@eclipse.co.uk

Does anyone know if any spares are available for the sanyo VTC-nx100 beta video, Am in need of idler and a few other bits !!

Vigo
Thursday 3rd May 2001
11:00 am U.K.

vigo_mail@t-online.de

Hello Beta lovers!

Can anyone tell me how (if its possible) to adjust the speed of the headdrum of the SL-C5? Is there any detailed technical informtion about this machine on the net?

I would be very grateful for any help. :-)

Keith McHugh
Thursday 3rd May 2001
10:47 am U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Gareth - these are the parts Telepart list for your machine....

TOSHIBA - V31

13392 - VIDEO HEAD - 19.2515086 - PINCH ROLLER - 5.4415269 - REEL DRIVE PULLEY - 5.6615323 - TAKE UP REEL TABLE - 4.3224357 - REPAIR KIT - Please Call14903 - BELT KIT - 1.0815357 - TENSION BAND - 2.9423809 - REEL MOTOR - 13.0614903 - BELT ASSORTMENT - 1.08

Keith McHugh
Thursday 3rd May 2001
10:42 am U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

To Gareth..

Try http://www.telepart.co.uk

They have a good website listing spares by manufacturer and then by model.

Hope this helps,

Keith.

Barry
Thursday 3rd May 2001
7:39 am U.K.

barry@bknapper.freeserve.co.uk

Hi,

I know this is not a pure Beta question, but it's related in a way. I am having trouble matching the SCART inputs to my TV with the RF arial line input. I have lots of devices piggy-backed through the RF loop and so need to keep this going, but also need to use the 2 SCART inputs for viewing digital satellite as well as input from Beta and VHS machines (RGB and composite video). The problem is when I set the colour and brightness levels to suit eg RF, when I switch to SCART there is a drastic differenec in picture levels (over contrasty, too much colour and brightness is reduced). I don't want to keep adjusting either whenever I switch, so wondered if anyone knows how to adjust the RGB/composite levels of the SCART inputs INSIDE the TV (as nothing I try in the on-screen menus ete will allow separate input adjustments). I am capable of poking around inside if I knew exactly where to look! I have E-mailed and faxed the manufacturer (Thomson of UK) but had no response at all. The TV is a Ferguson W7022U. If anyone can suggest anything or maybe can point me to another 'chat' page specifically for these type of questions I would be very grateful.

Many thanks in advance.

Barry.

Patti
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
6:14 pm U.K.

fritz@lasercom.net

HI - I have a Betamax Camera. I understand there is an adapter to play the Beta tapes in a VHS VCR. Where can I get this adapter? I have a SEars Beta player but it just went on the lamb so I am stuck to play my beta tapes. Please answer - thanking you in advance.Patti

Tom Murphy
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
3:14 pm U.K.

tmurphy@gfnet.com

I own a Sony SL-F1UB (SL-2000)which was dropped on the floor and no longer has sound during playback. Brought it to the nearest Sony repair facility and they said it would cost $250.00 just to look at it, let alone repair it. Can't afford that. Any suggestions out there?Thanks.

Gareth
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
12:39 pm U.K.

gareth_randall@hotmail.com

Hi Keith,

Yep, got it at the NEC (except for my 2X4, which I got a few months ago. The seller threw in a totally virgin replacement head assembly, too! Hopefully it'll be a while before I need to use it...)

Do you know if it's still possible to get replacement heads for those Toshibas? I suppose it's too much to hope that Betamax heads were a standard component interchangeable between brands =:-(

Steve
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
3:43 am U.K.

sbiml@bigfoot.com

SAVE THE LANDFILLS: I have about 125 beta tapes, all recorded on that you'd have to erase. They're mainly 500s a few 250s and a few 750s. Absolutely free to whomever wants to pick them up. also, an NEC Betamax player, N40EU. Doesn't work but probably good for parts. With remote. It's also free. I'm in: VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA. E-Mail me if your interested in picking any of this up. Thanks!

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
12:59 am U.K.

OllieGurl@McKeesRockOnline.pa

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1232146855

lists a MultiStandard SL-T7ME Betamax VCR. For those interested, the bidding is up to $120 American and ends in 1 and 1/2 hour as of this post time. Good luck!

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 1st May 2001
7:24 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Gareth.

Sounds like the video heads are worn to me too! Try recording end credits of a film (i.e. white lettering on a black background). If the picture breaks up over lettering or any white or black lines streaking from the letters then it does sound like the heads will need replacing.

Also did you by any chance pick all this up at the fair at the Birmingham NEC on Sunday ?

Keith.

pieter
Tuesday 1st May 2001
7:08 pm U.K.

p.vanderklugt@wanadoo.nl

Hi , I'm wondering if there is somebody who is using a Sony SL-F1E betamax video cassette recorder. I'm not able to record a (composite) video signal as well as audio with this device. At page 94 of my Sony SL-F1E service manual, I find a lay-out of the accessory connector. Of course, it is not difficult to solder video-in, video-out, video-ground, audio-in, audio-out, audio-ground, and make such a connection by using a scart connector to another video device. At the lay-out of the accessory connector, connection nr.1 is"camera select" and connection nr. 2 is "line select". Is there somebody out there, who knows how to switch to "camera select", perhaps to connect this connection nr. 1 to "main 12v" or something else??? Perhaps there is somebody around who knows or has a "wiring plan" of the accessory cable VMC-330 (with that little switch box) so I can find out how to solve this (small) problem. many, many thanks, p.vanderklugt@wanadoo.nl

Stephen
Tuesday 1st May 2001
6:51 pm U.K.

stephen_orme@lycosmail.com

Hello. I've been bitten by the betamax bug. If you know of any betamax links or any uk sellers of parts and players, please let me know! Thanks.

Mark
Tuesday 1st May 2001
2:16 pm U.K.

uklondon@x-stream.co.uk

RE EARLIER POSTING. SLHF950 FOR SALE IS UK (PAL I) MODEL. IT IS MINT CONDITION (NO FAULTS) WITH MANUAL AND REMOTE (FAB PICTURE AND TRICK FRAMES) SUPER BETA AND SUPER BETA PRO. ALSO HAVE HF100 SPARES AND C9 SPARES FOR SALE (SORRY NO DC TO DC CONVERTERS FOR C9 ). I AM BASED IN LONDON UK.

Madness
Tuesday 1st May 2001
8:03 am U.K.

madness2@bellatlantic.net

To: Steve Szmidt

I regards to your 4/24 article (just another 2), I've also seen a couple of places selling D-VHS machines (stands for either Digital-VHS or Data-VHS, not sure which) that seem to promise DVD quality.

According to a couple of the sites (can't remember URL's, right off-hand; I think eBay is one), these machines are being sold primarily for use with the DSS (digital satellite service [TV]) we have here in the US. Although, SuperBeta has proved itself a gem for recording off this system as well!

Regards, Madness

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