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Homer
Thursday 21st June 2001
7:39 pm U.K.

duff@springfield.com

Re Grimerez

Your machine has the good old dc to dc converter is kapoot problem. Unfortunately no longer bavailable from Sony. Please beware of any on offer as their source may not be entirely reliable!

LUCREZIA
Thursday 21st June 2001
7:21 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

REPAIRS FOR SONY SL-C9 HAPPILY DONE AND I HAVE EVEN THE VERY HARD TO COME BY DC/DC CONVERTOR AS WELL AS MANY OTHER PARTS.

I ALSO AM ABLE TO CONVERT BETAMAX (AND EVEN SECAM) TO VHS AND HAVE A LOT OF SECOND HAND BLANK TAPES AND PRE-RECORDED MOVIES.

MY WEB SITE ADDRESS IS http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

I ALSO HAVE BOTH FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION V2000 VCR'S IN EXCELLANT WORKING CONDITION.

LUCREZIA

grimerz
Thursday 21st June 2001
6:38 pm U.K.

grimerz13b737@aol.com

Hi everyone

I have a Betamax SL-C9UB recorder. Had it for many years. It will record fromanother VCRand the results are fine. What I cannot do is record from TV programmesbecause I cannot receive the signal, nor does the clock or the autorecording bit work.May I ask if anyone knows what I will need to get this lovelymachine up to full workingorder please.

Grimerz

Paul Galan
Thursday 21st June 2001
5:32 pm U.K.

ptg333@home.com

I have a Sony Betamovie camera 550ccd , and in the last few years i've noticed that my Sony HG Betamax L-750 tapes that i'am using are having a hard time playing or recording with these tapes. I have two Beta machines a HF500 & SL-HFT7 Superbeta Theater both in excellent operating condition.Tapes struggle to move continually trip out the play mode or record mode. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this problem? If anyone knows a remedy for this condition I would greatly appreciate a reponse.P.S. TAPES ARE STORED IN DRY TEMPERATE CONDITIONS IN THEIR PRODUCTION WRAPPERS.

aantepli
Thursday 21st June 2001
8:57 am U.K.

aantepli@hotmail.com

I am looking / search for schematics / manuals how to repair a sony sl c7 betamax

WILL
Thursday 21st June 2001
6:34 am U.K.

dayak9@hotmail.com

Anyone out there have an HF1000 they want to get rid of as parts? Dropped, smashed, worn out doesn't matter. Thanks.

Randy
Thursday 21st June 2001
4:18 am U.K.

lakepcs@yhoo.com

I have 100's of used Beta tapes for sale. http://www.usa2net.net/~dutchman/

shipped to us address only

Allan A. Smith
Thursday 21st June 2001
2:44 am U.K.

allasmit@hotmail.com

June 20,2001 10:13 P.M. est.

To Madness; At the risk of providing useless information, Have you tried the Betamax Website Directory? Listed there is Carlson Television & Electronics (617)332-8484, address= 435 Newtonville Avenue- Newtonville Massachusetts. I do not know them but they are listed as doing repairs. Also I recently bought a used Sanyo Beta on Ebay from a lady in South Carolina (I live in Michigan) and she charged me appro.$20.00 to ship it to me via UPS Ground Mail. The reason I mention this is because there is a repair shop in the Detroit area that I spoke with about a month ago -Don Lor Electronicswww.don-lors.com , (731) 455-3011 and confirmed that they are still actively fixing Beta Units. If you don't mind a $40.00 shipping cost (my rough estimate)you might consider them.

To Kevin; All Sanyo Service Manuals have a list of parts numbers but Sanyo probably doesn't make the part(s) anymore. If you need a part your best bet would be to contact a wholesaler on the internet and give them the model # of your machine plus the best description you can give (or the part number) and see if there is a Generic for it. Also I guess that from what you are describing your Video Heads are O.K. (This is just about the most expensive repair that is done on a VCR- and no don.t try it yourself your friend was lucky!) Rather I would look at your RF Modulator first!

To Dale; Sounds like your Idler Tires and/or Pinch Roller is/are worn. Visually inspect them to see if they are shiney, uneven, or torn. If they are replace them. The parts are not to hard to find, nor are they expensive and you can replace them yourself!

Best Wishes; Al Smith

andy ellis
Wednesday 20th June 2001
9:00 pm U.K.

drandy.ellis@physics.org

Has anyone a spare DC-Dc converter for the C9 or can repair then?Thanks.

Kruzal
Wednesday 20th June 2001
7:25 pm U.K.

ChyronNick15@aol.com

Hello,

I am looking to buy a HVM-100 black and white camera for the HVS-2000 video selector. Unfortunatly, I need the NTSC, and yes I saw the one posted above. :)

Mark of DVD Reviewer
Wednesday 20th June 2001
6:54 pm U.K.

mark@reviewer.co.uk

Further to my message on 7th June above asking for suppliers of bits for my lovely Sanyo front loader remote control VTC6500, thanks to all who emailed me. I have just replaced all the belts on this 18 year old machine, having also replaced the idler assembly several months ago, and all is now perfect! I love this site...!

Carel Kuijer
Wednesday 20th June 2001
6:25 pm U.K.

carel.kuijer@hetnet.nl

I have 2 Super Beta HF950 's. Both have a defective mains power supply.Has anybody experience in repairing these switch mode supplies?Which cap's need replacement in addition to the power transistors.

Dale Personett
Wednesday 20th June 2001
4:51 pm U.K.

dwp1731@ctlnet.com

I have a Sony SL-3000 (Betamax) Portable Videocassette Recorder. It will fast forward and rewind fine, but the tape remains stationary in the play position (it moves slightly when the play button is pushed - then stops). If anyone could help me with this I would really appreciate it. Thanks.Dale

kevin lambert
Wednesday 20th June 2001
6:02 am U.K.

kevinlambert1@compuserve.com

Hi there! Please does ANYONE out there have the serial number for new video/audio heads for a SANYO VTC M40? I think that the ones in mine are on the way out ,I.E the hi-fi audio indicator does NOT light when playing back ANY tape and the recorded picture is ok yish but sometimes the colour drops in and out.However the 'comet tailing' on white objects is NOT present!!Martin Imber, i know that you have replaced the heads on this model yourself .Is it easy, and do you need a service manual for this?.thanks in advance ....Kevin

Jeremy
Wednesday 20th June 2001
3:24 am U.K.

jeremy_honey_hell_yeah@yahoo.com

Hi,I own a Sanyo Betacord and i live in Australia. My main trouble is that the VHS has dominated and no one sells/produces beta tapes or mqachines anymore. Why is this so down under?. Everyone says Betas are old, why?.

Jeremy
Wednesday 20th June 2001
3:22 am U.K.

khgbsdagsd@yahoo.com

Hi

chris rounce
Tuesday 19th June 2001
5:21 pm U.K.

chris.rounce@lineone.net

aquired a sl-1fub player with tt-1 but it only runs for about 45 seconds before powering down appears to be a psu fault on the tt-1 unithas anyone any experience of this unit as i have been unable to get any circuit details of either units

Howard
Tuesday 19th June 2001
1:56 pm U.K.

hfeng40@hotmail.com

Chris,

Looks like you purchased VHS cassettes in the European PAL format. If you really want to watch these cassettes, you have two choices. First choice is to purchase a VHS multi-format digital converter VCR to watch these tapes; they are not cheap (a converter VCR like the Aiwa HX-MV100 cost me U.S. $629 when I purchased it in Germany in 1999); but owning one of these machines will allow you to watch PAL or SECAM format tapes purchased now and in the future. The second option is to check the local yellow pages or the internet and locate a video shop or pro studio that does conversion work and is willing to transfer your PAL tapes into the NTSC format. These studios usually charge by the foot, so that is not going to be cheap either, and will probably cost you a healthy hunk of change to transfer all of the tapes you purchased in Europe. Good luck. Howard

Chris Malone
Tuesday 19th June 2001
12:23 pm U.K.

tahuatinsuyo@yahoo.com

I just found out some other information that has made me really confused. I read that the cassette length determines the type of video. The casette for my new videos is the same size as a VHS casette. So, what do I have? VHS? Beta? Pal?

Please someone helpThanks againChris

Paul Cook
Tuesday 19th June 2001
11:50 am U.K.

cook@main.clara.co.uk

I have a Sony SL-C7 which, after working perfectly and then being stored for a few years, now has a problem. The sound is good, the picture is good and the colours are good but it vibrates/flickers sideways during playback. I guess the picture moves about 0.5 to 1 inch in this shaking effect. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

Chris Malone
Tuesday 19th June 2001
11:48 am U.K.

tahuatinsuyo@yahoo.com

I recently returned from Madrid and while on vacation bought a series of video tapes. When I got home to the USA, I found that they did not work. I realized then that they must be in beta format, but the package never indicated anything and I never thought to ask. Now I have 5 video tapes and have no idea on how to convert them or have them converted. I presume that they are in Beta format since I cannot get the tracking to work and the audio track is to fast to even understand what is being said. Am I correct in my assumption that these are Beta dna not VHS? Is there something I can buy to make them work without paying to have them reduplicated? Can I rent a beta machine and copy them myself?Please help, these videos are very special to me but I can't vies or enjoy them.ThanksChristopherPS reply fast please

Olive Thomas
Tuesday 19th June 2001
8:55 am U.K.

OllieGurl@McKeesRockOnline.pa

Pre-recorded or blank? Blank tape can be had at almost any Radio Shack (US & Canada) but for $5.99 apiece. J & R Music World in the NYC area http://www.jandr.com sells Sony brand beta tapes at about $3 apiece.

david
Tuesday 19th June 2001
1:37 am U.K.

glt6@hotmail.com

where can I purchase betamx tapes at reasonable prices

Bill Suszynski
Tuesday 19th June 2001
1:15 am U.K.

beamrider1984@excite.com

Re: Mr. Fix It

Gee, just like the old days on AOL.....

Actually, why am I even commenting on this?

Get a life, loser. And learn to spell.

Bill, with 2 L's Suszynski

Mr Fix-it
Monday 18th June 2001
9:12 pm U.K.

Mr Fix-it@home.com

Mr. Bil- If you take your finger and place it where the Sun don't shine I guarenty you will discovr what the Mr. Fixits were doing in there!

Damon Shaw
Monday 18th June 2001
6:41 pm U.K.

damon.shaw@uk.dreamcast.com

I remember seeing a Rank badged Beta VCR in a video shop in Salford in the late 1980's (a Toshiba V5470 clone I think). I also saw what I think was a badge engineered Toshiba V31B in Debenhams in Manchester with a Lloyds badge selling for £199.99 in about 1987,I never see these models mentioned anywhere. SONY - BRING BACK BETA!!

princess
Monday 18th June 2001
3:08 pm U.K.

catkellydunn@hotmail.com

can any one help me? I have a problem vhs I know this is beta but no one else seems to want to help. when I dub vhs to vhs I don't get any audio. I am using rca cables, my co axil doesn't seem to want to work can anyone help me?

Geoff Leonard
Monday 18th June 2001
3:08 pm U.K.

playitagain@blueyonder.co.uk

I recently aquired a Sony SLO-1700 machine, and today got round to hooking it up to my Sony TV.

The picture is fine, but there appears to be a problem with the soundwhich is far too quiet and a bit muffled. I know it's not thevideos at fault, since I've tried them on my old Sony C7, so is theresomething I'm doing wrong connecting-wise?

I'm using a scart lead into my Sony TV with the other end connecting to the VCR via two audio phono plugs into Audio Line Out, and a BNC into Video Line Out for the picture.

Is there another way of doing this?

Bill Suszynski
Monday 18th June 2001
2:51 pm U.K.

beamrider1984@excite.com

Hello!

I recently acquired a Sony Superbeta SL-HF2000 this weekend. Just wondering if any of you out there have an extra remote for it, since one didn't come with it.

I also have numerous remotes for Sony's and Toshiba's should anyone be looking for one. I also have 3 extra Beta VCR's I recently rebuilt right now. A Sanyo 4900, Sears BetaVision II, and a Toshiba I have dubbed "Franken-Beta" due to the swapping of parts I did with it. Not even sure what model number to give it! Though they do work great, unsure of how good the recording is on them. Gotta love the previous "Mr. Fix-It's" who have NO idea what they are doing in there......

Thanks for any help!

Brendan Jay
Monday 18th June 2001
12:25 pm U.K.

ethics_101@hotmail.com

Previous to my other message, the models that I am seeking from Sony Only are made between the times of 1985 - 1990. Also, if anybody has any of the latest models from the late 80's or early 90's, please give me a shout, quality is always been in mind.

Brendan Jay
Monday 18th June 2001
12:19 pm U.K.

ethics_101@hotmail.com

I am currentyy seeking a Hi - FI beta machine. If anybody has one that they are willing to sell, please give me a shout. Thanks.

Ian Dale
Sunday 17th June 2001
9:20 am U.K.

ian-dale@mudford-po.freeserve.co.uk

Help !!

I need the white nylon gear for the casette loading mechanism on the last model Sony C9 betamax machine.

Has anyone got any ideas where I might be able to source it. Sony can't help

Olive Thomas
Saturday 16th June 2001
10:48 pm U.K.

OllieGurl@McKeesRockOnline.pa

Try this place;

Karl Kosower Electronic Services575 East Line Road Ballston Spa, NY 12020 518-885-7606

There's a $45 examination fee which is applied to the repair job and he says that there's an average of a couple weeks to a month turnaround depending on when he can get to it, how complex the repair, if he has parts...

Absolute Beta out of Remington Virginia also does Beta repairs but they're further away...

Madness
Saturday 16th June 2001
7:25 pm U.K.

madness.elf@verizon.net

I'm posting here cuz I exausted all other options. I need to find a repair place in the Massachusetts (or even New England) area that will repair beta decks! I have a Sony HF550 that I mentioned here before. The video out jack on it is still dead. And I called quite a few places including a "Sony Authorized Service Center!" In the latter, I could of sworn I heard the guy cringe on the other end of the line at the mention of "Betamax!" I recently acquired a Sony PCM -F1 unit and would like to use it w/ the 550 to record digital; might even try the 550 w/ the Backer32 and backup my PC to a beta (hahaha). Anyway, if anyone has leads, let me know.

Thx

David Rishani
Saturday 16th June 2001
4:08 am U.K.

drishani@bigpond.net.au

I have a Sony SL-C9E vcr the Australian version of the SL-C9 Im very impressed with this machine, it puts my new Sony VHS Vcr to shame! picture quality is unbeleivble and when recording off DVD and Satelite the picture quality stays almost as good as the source! only problem is the cassette carrage mechansism is cactus, i have to manualy assist the machine in loading and ejecting cassetts, this is a pain, are there any parts still available for this machine? or if anyone has the entire mechanisim id love to get my hands on it, its easy to remove as a whole unit.

Olive Thomas
Saturday 16th June 2001
2:30 am U.K.

OllieGurl@McKeesRockOnline.pa

Looking for Beta? Try this link on E-bay...

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&query=%28Beta%2CBetamax%2CBetamovie%2CBetacord%2CBetavision%29&ebaytag1=ebayreg&ht=1&category0=293&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&sc=1&st=0

derek
Thursday 14th June 2001
10:55 pm U.K.

poppd@bc.edu

Hi, I have a tape of my Australia trip, however it was recorded on beta and I need to find a place which can convert it. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions i would greatly appreciated it.

Robyn Lossner
Wednesday 13th June 2001
9:45 pm U.K.

robyn.lossner@hirshindustries.com

I have over 900 movies on beta and am in desperate need of a beta video machine. Can anyone tell me where to find them in Iowa.I would like to pay less than $100.00 for one as the last one I bought I wore out and I had it 10yrs. It was a Sony that I bought for $90.00. Please help if you can.Thanks Much

nobby
Wednesday 13th June 2001
9:00 pm U.K.

nobbyfu@btinternet.com

hi,I have a sanyo vtc5000 that works perfectly ,records in colour but plays back tapes in B/W.I've been told it could be the 4.43mhz switch but i can't find it,apparently it could be called something else.Anyone got any suggestions?cheers.Nobby.UK.

David Etheridge
Wednesday 13th June 2001
2:09 pm U.K.

detheridge@wortech.ac.uk

I have for sale the following items:

Sony Trinicon HVC2000P colour camera.

Sony Mono camera HVM100CE-for captions and titles, which works with:

Sony Video Camera selector HVS2000P: this is an effect box and switcher that can also generates colours and shapes.All items come with manuals and are in good to excellent condition.Please e-mail or ring 01684-576896 and we can discuss them.

Regards

David.

Richard
Wednesday 13th June 2001
5:24 am U.K.

h2o0001@hotmail.com

ZENITH Beta VR9775PT 4 Sale http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1246153011

Hal Kolker
Wednesday 13th June 2001
1:41 am U.K.

hal@rezn8.com

I have a Sony SL HF 900 unit that needs some parts for the loading mechanism....specifally a gear. Can anyone help me to locate the parts or actually have the unit repaired? I have a great many beta tapes and would hate to lose them. Thank you in advance.

Allan A. Smith
Tuesday 12th June 2001
1:51 am U.K.

allasmit@hotmail.com

joe Interested in the Movies (ala 5 Doctors)?

Joe West
Monday 11th June 2001
10:53 pm U.K.

JOSEPH_WEST@BIGFOOT.COM

wanted- Betamax recordings of british Sci-Fi show "Doctor Who" made in U.S.A. circa 1980's

John Vanaman
Monday 11th June 2001
6:06 pm U.K.

vanaman@ntlworld.com

I have just aquired a sanyo betacord player/recorder and about 20 tapes + a tape of the film Tootsie with Dustin Hofman in it's library case. I don't want any of this equipment so if it's any good to any one just make me an offer. For information I live in Nottingham England.

Stewart
Sunday 10th June 2001
6:16 pm U.K.

bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

I know this question has been asked before..But does anyone know where you can obtain a reasonably priced NP11 Battery for the Betamovie camcorders? I have searched the web and the cheapest so far is £92. Thanks

Charles Ivie
Sunday 10th June 2001
2:02 pm U.K.

civie@gte.net

I reciently picked up a Sony GCS-1 Betamovie camera. It is remarkably nice machine. Does anyone know where I can get a manual for this unit?

Lindy
Sunday 10th June 2001
4:10 am U.K.

boohboo@aol.com

I would like to buy the AC power adaptor for my Sony Betamovie BMC-660/660. Any ideas where I could find one?

Allan A. Smith
Saturday 9th June 2001
9:00 pm U.K.

allasmit@hotmail.com

June 09,2001 4:45 P.M. est.

To Steve; Your best bet for locating a cleaning tape and/or other Beta merchandise is the List in the Betamax Palsite Directory. The most common dry Beta cleaning cassette is the Sony CL-125 but there are a 1/2 doz. other brands. All are getting hard to come by. You can also very occasionally see them advertised on EBAY!

To Mark; Before you go looking for that Belt you'll have to be a little more specific i.e. If you have a front loading Sanyo machine there are actually 2 loading belts. One is attached to the motor that takes the cassette into the machine and the second is attached to the motor that winds the tape around the video head. If you have a top loading machine not a problem because there is only one belt for winding the tape around the head! You should also try the Betamax Palsite Directory for a resource. You will need to know the inner diameter of the belt (I.D.) or at least the model# of your machine in order to get the right one. If worst comes to worst you can try using a rubberband on a temporary basis. Good Luck! Al Smith

Emil Jensen
Saturday 9th June 2001
6:34 pm U.K.

ebzen@mail.dk

Why do you need a Head Cleaning Cassette?It´s not good to use a Dry Head Cleaner in any VCRS!Clean it manual!

Steve Grinney
Saturday 9th June 2001
12:12 pm U.K.

steve.grinney@fsnet.co.uk

I am trying to locate a Betamax head-cleaner cassette. Can anyone help?Thanks.

Brendan Jay
Friday 8th June 2001
9:59 pm U.K.

ethics_101@hotmail.com

I am currently looking for a beta MAX HI_FI machine. If anyone has one that is planning on selling, give me a shout!

David Etheridge
Friday 8th June 2001
12:10 pm U.K.

detheridge@wortech.ac.uk

Hi Mark, try http://www.telepart.co.uk for all sorts of spare bits.They have a manufacturer and parts listing so it may be there!

Regards, David

mike grant
Thursday 7th June 2001
2:40 pm U.K.

mike.grant1@btinternet.com

HiMy main interest in Beta is finding tapes with old station IDs and old adverts mainly from the 1970s....does anyone else share this interest.

Anyone with any old tapes of news/itv shows etc from period 1975 to 1980 please contact me via email

mark_j_f
Thursday 7th June 2001
11:24 am U.K.

mark@reviewer.co.uk

I have a 1982 Sanyo VTC-6500 which has just had a new reel idler assembly to cure the 'slipping winding' problem. The only fault now is that the loading belt needs to be replaced as loading a tape is a time consuming process! Any kind soul point me in the right direction to get a replacement, and if so the belt dimensions? The official Sanyo parts distributor who I got the reel drive from cannot supply the loading belt.

Thanks in advance, Mark

David Etheridge
Thursday 7th June 2001
9:49 am U.K.

detheridge@wortech.ac.uk

Hi again folks, I've just checked with LRCvideo and they have in stock Sony NP-1Bbatteries which they claim are fully compatible with original NP-1 batteries(even though they guy there makes disparaging remarks about Betamax!)Try http://www.lrcvideo.com for further details.

David

David Etheridge
Thursday 7th June 2001
9:03 am U.K.

detheridge@wortech.ac.uk

Hi Craig, Without any further info, I think you need to check whether clients are expecting BetaMAX or betaCAM standards. They are different-see elsewhere on the PALsite for the full fax'n'info.You'll need a sync box to sync your computer up to video, and for the PC you're looking at one of the boxes from MOTU (Mark of the Unicorn)that reads and writes SMPTE.Therefore, if you have (and I'm asuming you do) a BetaCAM master with burnt in timecode on the audio track(s) you can use that to sync to your sequencer using SMPTE/EBUcode.I've done this myself using an Atari computer for sequencing (still IMHO the best) with Notator and Unitor (E-magic own SMPTE sync box). It works with all types of video and can run all frame ratesI can actually provide a timedcoded stereo master using Sony's PCM F1, 701 or 601 with any of my Betamax machines.Hope that this is usefulRegards

David

Craigy D
Wednesday 6th June 2001
9:49 am U.K.

craig@burnmultimedia.co.za

Hi I have a small sound studio, running Cubase5, Soundforge5 on PC, with all the basic equipment needed to record, master etc.I am totally new to the Beta scene and would like to know what would be the most cost effective way for me to have a Beta system up and running. Would it mean syncronising my current set up to a Beta machine, with a TV screen? I have no idea! I would like to be able to do voice-overs/music to existing beta material, master it and have it ready for the client in Beta format.Any info would be much appreciated.ThanksCraig

Kruzal
Wednesday 6th June 2001
8:05 am U.K.

ChyronNick15@aol.com

Hello all,

Does anyone know where I can find the infamous CCK-4MP cable for sale? I would like to try hooking my regular camcorder up to a HVS-2000 camera selector. I am not sure if sony still makes this specific cable.

Cheers,Kruzal

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 6th June 2001
2:29 am U.K.

OllieGurl@McKeesRockOnline.pa

Since modern video equipment like Betacams and U-matics still use NP-1 batteries NP-1 batteries are still available at professional and/or broadcast video supply places. Any online battery place should also have them as well as one of those battery only superstores. Hope that helps...

chris rounce
Tuesday 5th June 2001
9:25 pm U.K.

chris.rounce@lineone.net

does anyone have an old np-1 battery for a sl-f1ub that i could recell or know of a sourcemany thankschris

Allan A,. Smith
Tuesday 5th June 2001
5:24 pm U.K.

allasmit@hotmail.com

June 05,2001 1:20P.M. est.

Brian: The inner diameter of the reel belts for most SANYO Idler assemblies is 22mm. But If you are using alot of them (more than 2/year) you might consider also replacing the idler tires and/or the pinch roller also! Best Wishes! Al Smith

Brendan Jay
Tuesday 5th June 2001
12:15 pm U.K.

ethics_101@hotmail.com

I am currently looking for a beta Max sl-HI-FI machine. If anybody has one, and is planning on selling it, i'd appreaciate it if you'd e-mail with the info

thx, Brendan

Brian Booth
Tuesday 5th June 2001
8:17 am U.K.

brianb@voyager.co.nz

Hi, I have several Sanyo Betacord VTC 5000 II machines, all in excellent condition. My problem is that I go through an enormous number of reel motor belts. This is the small belt which transfers drive to the idler. I need to know the correct belt dimensions to ensure that my current supplier gets the right belts for me. Can anyone provide this information for me please?

gary
Monday 4th June 2001
9:14 pm U.K.

colin@colhaddow.fsnet.co.uk

Does anyone have SONY BETAMAX SL-C7 parts or recorders complete, also looking for power supply repair kits or units complete for the same model

Sheira
Monday 4th June 2001
4:29 pm U.K.

sheira_pullin@hotmail.com

I have a Sony Betamovie BMC-500P Camera + Battery + Battery charger + ext.microphone and including manual.I also have a Sanyo VTC 5000 Beta recorder + 13 tapes and the manual.Is there a market for these and if so how do I sell them ? I am in UK

John Vanaman
Monday 4th June 2001
2:36 pm U.K.

van@aman.fsnet.co.uk

I have been given a Sony HVC 3000P video camera which I would like to use. I understand that it was originaly married up with a portable Sony recorder powered by a rechargeable battery or mains power adapter. If anyone has this equipment for sale I would be apreciate an E-Mail. For information the camera has the Sony K type 14pin plug.

Thank you (U.K. only)

Dave Vivyan
Monday 4th June 2001
2:40 am U.K.

David_Vivyan@Hotmail.com

Does anybody know where I can obtain a new power supply for my beautiful Sony SLHF950 in the UK?or are there any electronics experts who can possibly repair my own supply. There is no power coming out of it and yes I have checked the fuse!Any help would be gratefully accepted.

Jeff
Sunday 3rd June 2001
10:10 pm U.K.

keny2@fsuimail.ferris.edu

Hi, I was just wondering is there any way to protect Betamax tapes from accidently being recorded over? I've looked all over the place on my few tapes, but haven't found a tab. Any information would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.

Jerry M. Hynson
Sunday 3rd June 2001
9:25 pm U.K.

JerryHyn@AOL.com

I have recently acquired a Sony HF400 in apparently mint condition. Alas no owner's manual. Cinsequently I can't set the machine up. Anyone out there with a manual, please help.Jerry

LUCREZIA GALAXY
Sunday 3rd June 2001
7:39 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

I HAVE A LOT OF PRERECORDED MOVIES ON BETAMAX RANGING FROM HORROR TO COMEDY.SOME OF WHICH ARE VERY RARE SUCH AS THE SPECIAL EDITION OF GHOSTBUSTERS AND SOME DR WHO VIDEOS.

FOR THE COMPLETE LIST SEE MY WEB PAGES AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.htmlUNDER THE COLLECTABLES SECTION.

Darren
Sunday 3rd June 2001
5:14 pm U.K.

ddouglass@vtown.com.au

Hi, I'm seeking a sony hifi ,any model as long as it's in good condition. My c7 is dying.I am in Perth, Australia.

ANON
Sunday 3rd June 2001
4:17 pm U.K.

laugh@martinpipe.co

For sale E Type Jag 1969, Excellent Condition, Low mileage. Rare Model. £2500 (after all it only cost me that when I bought it new so It can't be worth much) do you see?

phil
Sunday 3rd June 2001
4:12 pm U.K.

phil_bald_eagle@yahoo.co.uk

i have got my hands on a box of beta tapes...eg american werewolf in london,texas chainsaw massacre...any offers?

ALEXANDER HAWKESWOOD
Sunday 3rd June 2001
1:01 pm U.K.

alexhawkeswood@yahoo.co.uk

I recently purchased a SONY Betamax SL-HF100 vcr which is excellent. However the front panel and instruction manual are missing. If anyone has either of these items, please contact me

Mark
Sunday 3rd June 2001
12:08 pm U.K.

uklondon@mailcity.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

For how much would you part with your A1 950?

How much would you expect to pay for an A1 950?

Karl Brumund
Sunday 3rd June 2001
11:30 am U.K.

kbrumund@nortelnetworks.com

I have a Sony VTX-1000R Profeel Component TV Tuner for sale.Help me find a good home for it. Works great!

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1242928912

Thank you,...karl

Dave (Coventry)
Sunday 3rd June 2001
9:23 am U.K.

Dave.emo@lineone.net

I have loads of beatmax tapes which i would dearly love to watch again. This requires me to get a betamax player (difficult) or copy them onto a vhs format. Can anyone out there help ?

mike Callahan
Sunday 3rd June 2001
12:30 am U.K.

decman69@aol.com

I have about 400 to 450 beta tapes, all pre-recorded movies, most of them recorded only once. all types of movies, action, cartoons, horror, all kinds. They are No. and indexed, all have covers, and have been kept in a warm and dry place. I live in N.Y.state, but would ship them to you, with some help. I've gone to VHS, because I can not get tapes or parts, here anymore.

Will Dyess
Saturday 2nd June 2001
10:14 pm U.K.

Betaman8@hotmail.com

Guess What? I am getting a new Beta! My friend says that her parents found an old Beta that they didn't want (sad) and asked if she knew anyone who'd like it. She sure did! ME!! up until now i have had nothing but an ancient SL-5400 that eats tapes, but tommorow, my friend is giving me a new Beta! YAHOO (By the way, THANK YOU Lauren!)

Simon
Saturday 2nd June 2001
9:12 pm U.K.

sie@suesie.com

WANTED: Working Betamax recorder in West Midlands, U.K. Or can you tell me of anyone able to copy Betamax tapes to VHS tapes.

Many thanks.

Alan Morton
Saturday 2nd June 2001
8:30 pm U.K.

adm22@epguides.com

The price of anything is what ever someone is willing to pay for it. It wound up paying 500 for a 950 2 yeras ago only to discover it has an intermetient fault which one has been unable to get diagnosed. It was in great cosmetic condition and appeared to work fine as i tested it. It is currently at a friend's home and it took him some time before he realised i was right about it being knackered.

If someone wants to find Beta decks that are no longer wanted and sell them to people that want them, no one is forcing anyone to buy them, if said person can make some money in the deal and oth buyer and selelr are happy then that is great. that is what capitalism is all about.

Mark Ward
Saturday 2nd June 2001
7:34 pm U.K.

MarkWard@melissa11811.demon.co.uk

I'm looking for used, damaged and unwanted betamax PAL UK tapes, any ammount, to buy or like for like exchange for VHS tapes, also looking for ex-rental Betamax movies.

Anything concidered

cheers

Mark
Saturday 2nd June 2001
7:15 pm U.K.

uklondon@mailcity.com

Ps Martin Pipe. Just sold another 950 for £375

Mark
Saturday 2nd June 2001
7:06 pm U.K.

uklondon@mailcity.com

To publish personal emails on a website is out of order. I think if you read between the lines you have some kind of complex.

The people who have purchased betamax machines or spares from me are not gullible and I am sure you have offended anyone who has and reads these pages (I know there are a few)

To put the record straight the first 950 I sold was to stuart for £130, it had loads of faults and that's what I thought it was worth (I made a loss) he has had a few bits off me since. I have never asked for £500 for a 950 and my ads always say offers (if anyone is interested and doesn't make an offer I tell them what I sold the last one for or to look through the archives at other ads. I tell the truth so Bill will back me up if he is reading.

I don't force anyone to do anything and I think I am fair with my prices. Infact I talked Andy out of buying my current machine because quite frankly he did'nt need it. However I did spend best part of the day sorting out his C9, supplying and fitting a new pop up door and a NEW remote (all for £40). He was happy, so was I.

I stand by my comment that it's my business where I get, or how much I pay for anything.

The simple fact is I have had four 950s in just under a year and you have had none. You are narked that I am combining a hobby and making some money in the deal.

As a freelance journalist why not try doing a bit more researh rather than acting on impulse

Anon
Saturday 2nd June 2001
6:49 pm U.K.

_@_

Je vais dire ceci dans juste environ chaque lanuage utilisé sur ce forum... Il n'y a aucune une telle chose comme adaptateur de xBetamaxx, celui des videos de l'alow xBetamaxx de volonté à jouer dans un système de xV.H.S.x!

Anon
Saturday 2nd June 2001
6:47 pm U.K.

_@_

Sto andando dire questo appena in circa ogni lanuage usato su questa tribuna... Non ci è cosa come adattatore di xBetamaxx, quello videos del alow xBetamaxx di volontà da giocare in un sistema di xV.H.S.x!

Anon
Saturday 2nd June 2001
6:45 pm U.K.

_@_

Ich werde dieses in gerade ungefähr jedem lanuage sagen, das verwendet wird auf diesem Forum..., Es gibt keine solche Sache wie ein Betamax-Adapter, der die in einem V.H.S.-System zu spielenden videos des Willensalow Betamax!

boy
Saturday 2nd June 2001
5:59 pm U.K.

ssynthe@hotmail.com

is this possible to use VHS tapes with beta?I mean : take a VHS tape out of its caseand put it in a beta cassette...

CharlieB
Saturday 2nd June 2001
1:40 pm U.K.

cebever@aol.com

Hello:

I have a Sony "Vidimagic" video projector. I believe the model is FP-60. It has a single-gun projection system, tv tuner and a Betamax recorder. Would anyone be interested in purchasing this unit. It is a US Model.

Thanks.

Charlie

S.G.
Saturday 2nd June 2001
1:00 pm U.K.

srg@eos.net

We are looking for a working Batamax. Or Instructions on how to repair power on 5400. We have two 5400 and the power does not work right.

Stewart
Saturday 2nd June 2001
10:06 am U.K.

bel@bmax.freeserve.co.uk

FOR SALE: Sony C9 betamax with manual and remote control, Stereo Video camera HVC4000P (for use with C9 ) Sony matching profeel monitor, stand,tuner,teletext box and speakers. All working £350

Patrick from Switzerland
Saturday 2nd June 2001
7:47 am U.K.

napamo.he@swissonline.ch

Looking for a Sony Super-Betamax Videorecorder SL-HF950 in a good condition from someone living near Switzerland. Any offers are welcome!

phaedra
Saturday 2nd June 2001
1:33 am U.K.

phaedraj@hotmail.com

I have hundreds of old beta tapes that I am looking to donate. A few tapes are blank but most have material on them.Anyone interested in free beta tapes please contact me at my e-mail.

Martin Pipe
Friday 1st June 2001
7:29 pm U.K.

martin@webshop.demon.co.uk

Make up your own mind...

Wasn't going to bother replying but here goes

1. Yes I make a profit most of the time.2. It's none of your business where I get them from or how much they costme.3. It sounds like you don't need another machine and are merely hoardingthem.4. If you want a bargain try a boot sale.

----- Original Message -----From: Martin Pipe <martin@webshop.demon.co.uk>To: Alexander <m&j@uklondon.screaming.net>Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 10:32 AMSubject: Re: hf950 ad

> Hi Alex,>> £500 seems a bit much to pay for a machine introduced in 1986. If I recall> correctly, some retailers were selling that machine new at a discounted> price of around £600 - back in 1990!>> You can purchase a new S-VHS deck for £300 these days. I'm prefectly aware> that SuperBeta was - and still is - capable of excellent picture quality.> As a freelance technical journalist (I frequently contribute to What Video> + TV and other mags of its ilk), I am a fan of Beta and have been for> years. I have a SL-HF1000 homedeck and SLO-1700 duplicator, both of which> still work. The latter machine was acquired some six years ago for a mere> £25. And the first example was bought in 1989 for £75, complete with a> stack of tapes.>> Time, however, moves on - as does video technology. Let's say you want to> use the machine for making regular recordings. Can the 950 hold its own> against that modern S-VHS machine (which, incidentally, will be> guaranteed)? At the very least, blank tape availability is much better.> Where, after all, can you still buy Pro-X tape? Then there's the Y/C feed,> which the 950 doesn't - to the best of my knowledge - have. That's not to> say the 950 can't be modified to provide a similar connection - indeed, I> modified my 1700 in this way to achieve the best possible transferquality.>> Sony is a consumer manufacturer, and as such is unlikely to still stock> spares after this time. Pay £500 for one of these machines, and you're> taking a big risk. I'm sure that somebody somewhere is hoarding spares,but> they're probably changing hands for ludricrous amounts of money.>> In my opinion, anybody paying £360 or more is clearly very gullible, orhas> a lot of old tapes they want to transfer!>> And in any case, how much did you pay for the machine? Are you one ofthese> people who scours the private ads and Internet newsgroups for cheap Beta> hardware, and then sells them on at a ludicrous markup? If so, you're not> doing the Beta fraternity any favours whatsoever.>> Martin Pipe.>> ----------> From: Alexander <m&j@uklondon.screaming.net>> To: Martin Pipe <martin@webshop.demon.co.uk>> Subject: Re: hf950 ad> Date: 31 May 2000 21:33>> Hello Martin>> Looking at the inside the machine I would say little use. The guy I got it> from said it had been boxed for years. There was no sign of any dustinside> and the drum looks nearly new to me. Some one is collecting some sparesfor> a C9 from me tomorrow and may make an offer if they can raise the cash, so> I'll let you know.>> I have sold three 950s on the website and this is the best one so far. The> last one sold for £360 about 3 weeks back. I am expecting to get some more> and prices will vary according to condition. If you look through the> archive> pages you will see they can fetch £500 upwards. This one is A1 no faults> with original manual (It looks new!)>> Regards>> Mark> ----- Original Message -----> From: Martin Pipe <martin@webshop.demon.co.uk>> To: <beta@uklondon.screaming.net>> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 2:43 PM> Subject: hf950 ad>>> > Hi Mark,> >> > I see, from the Betamax PALsite, that you're trying to sell a Sony HF950. > > What sort of money are you looking for? How much use has it had?> >> > Kind regards,> >> > Martin Pipe> ---------->

Emil Jensen
Friday 1st June 2001
4:22 pm U.K.

ebzen@mail.dk

Thanks!Now im gonna look for a HIFI Beta!The only problem is: Video heads for HIFI machine are very difficult to obtain here in Denmark!

Best Regards

Emil J.

Beta Rocks!!!

Stephan
Friday 1st June 2001
10:47 am U.K.

Stephan.Wagner@epost.de

@MadnessSorry, i dont know why the postings are deletet. I need a good copy of the circut diagram of the Y/C-Board from your SL HF 750. Then i can find out if it works. http://home.t-online.de/home/340054418855-0001/Betamax/

aka santos
Friday 1st June 2001
10:14 am U.K.

bruno.santos-122@clix.pt

Thanks for your help, it really helped me. Hope to see you all here from now on. Have a nice day.

Santos

Martin
Friday 1st June 2001
8:19 am U.K.

martin.imber@uk.dreamcast.com

Test Email

Madness
Friday 1st June 2001
5:06 am U.K.

madness.elf@verizon.net

Hmm, was my message inquiring whether Stephen's 950 mod would go for 750 deleted? I was looking to see there was an update but the message seems to have vanished.

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