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Chris
Thursday 10th January 2002
2:02 pm U.K.

cpettit@btinternet.com

I have a VO 5630 for sale on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1320277420&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=1011480674&indexURL=0&rd=1

Kevin Devlin
Wednesday 9th January 2002
3:59 pm U.K.

kevin.devlin@channelx.co.uk

Hi,

We have a shed load of used (10BRS) Umatic tapes here that we want to get rid of. If anyone is interested then they would need to come and collect them from Kentish Town in London NW5.

Cheers.

Carl Harris
Monday 7th January 2002
12:34 pm U.K.

carl@uniav.com

I have a number of Sony VP5040 going very cheap - 15.00. Any takers please email.

James Burch
Monday 7th January 2002
10:04 am U.K.

James@venturatv.co.uk

Hello, i have spare maintenance manuals available for the following: Sony BVT-810P, Sony BVU-870P (vol 1 only), Sony VO-5850, Sony BVW-10p, Sony BVW-40P (vol 1 only).

Rein Oosterling
Sunday 6th January 2002
7:14 pm U.K.

rein.oosterling@actrix.co.nz

Dave. It is possible that this is the wear on the reel "bearings" I talked about. Supply the reel axles with a SMALL! drop of thin oil and see if the noise disappears. Sometimes it takes time for the oil to work.

Beppe. When you want to replace the upper drum in the 9600P, you need a micro checker. This is a test jig for measuring eccentricity of the upper drum. The drum eccentricity should not exceed 4 micrometers. Preferably less than 2 micrometers. When you are able to get the drum within 4 micrometer, you should re-aligne sections of the video and servo circuitry with an (expensive) alignment tape. It will work without re-aligning the video and servo, but than you won't get maximum performance.

Beppe
Sunday 6th January 2002
6:02 am U.K.

giuseppedamato@tgidiving.com

Hello everybodyI am located in a very small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I have a Sony VO-9600 P and the head is just gone. Can anybody please advise me on the difficulty of replacing it? Basically if it is possible to do it here with very basic instrument or it is necessary to do some alignment or such, in which case I will be forced to take the whole machine to Singapore or Europe. Also please, if it posssible to do it here, any web site that will allow me to order the head by paying with C/card and receive it by DHL or such??Thanks. Regards

Beppe

dave
Sunday 6th January 2002
4:09 am U.K.

jack_holcomb@hotmail.com

Rein,

thanks! BTW: with my 5850 sometimes when rewinding there is a "godawful" noise, quite loud...I think this only occurs when rewinding the small-format tapes, so do you think this is the tape cassette making the noise or??

dave

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 5th January 2002
7:03 pm U.K.

rein.oosterling@actrix.co.nz

I always thought that the SP tapes were better polished. (Less noise and drop outs). I am not sure. Anyway, you can use them without any problems on a low-band VCR. If you have a back-tension meter (expensive) you could measure the different tape qualities.

Yank, I know what you mean. It is unbelievable that modern VCR's can be so reliable. But when I look at the tape path of some modern low cost VCR it surprises me sometimes that the tape doesn't get damaged. You're not supposed to repair VCR's like that. By the way, if you have a VO-9800/50, oil the take-up and supply-reel with a little drop of oil on the axles. They tend to wear out (plastic bearings!) and than start to make noise when winding or rewinding. If they make noise, you may be too late and need to replace the reels. Still I think the VO-9800/50 can be a reliable machine. (Make sure there is proper ventilation. Cap's can dry out!)

dave
Saturday 5th January 2002
6:29 pm U.K.

jack_holcomb@hotmail.com

Rein,

Hi, I havent been on the board here for quite sometime with moving my place of residence and the holidays and all. I have an easy question for you concerning Umatic tape.

I came across some SP and XBR tapes and wanted to know if its safe (or Not) to use them with lo-band gear (BVU-110, NV-9450, and series 5 machines). I know that the XBRs are designed for the BVU-800s etc, and SP for SP machines but is this tape too abrasive on regular low-band heads? Thanks for your answer, I could not find this amount of detail on the U-site.

Dave

JanK
Saturday 5th January 2002
12:24 pm U.K.

TaurusRecords@gmx.net

Many thanks for the info Rein !

It calms me down to hear that at least one of my VTRs is a real professional (albeit when I compare prices - as the VTRs were new - for that amount other companies provided the same for a *lot* less ). I didn't peek inside the BVU -950 yet, just inside my 9850 & 8800 - since I've heard the same "clamping" when changing directions - or from still to play-mode, I assumed the 950 would be the same.

The only thing I've realised is that it appears to brake the tape a bit "smoother" - and the mechanism appears to react a bit more "intelligent" overall..I'm happy to posess at least one umatic as well build as my "pro"-VHS's.

Hearing such terms like "idler" and "brake-band" gives me wrinkles :). I've today repaired a Goldstar (no-name) VTR for my mother - being surrounded by pro-VTRs at home it always creeps me out - how horribly build a consumer VTR really is (nowadays).

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 3rd January 2002
10:05 pm U.K.

rein.oosterling@actrix.co.nz

Hi Jank. The Sony BVU -950 is a direct drive VCR and this used to be a broadcast SP machine (Broadcast Version U-Matic). The only belts used are for loading the cassette tape and lacing it in. The VO-9850 uses one motor for supply and take-up reel with a brake band for the back-tension and a belt with idler for driving the reels. The BVU -950 is older but one step up in quality from the VO-9850 (broadcast/professional). The JVC VCR's I know are the CP-5550, CR-6650, CR-8250 and PR-900. They all use direct drive mechanism. The CP and CR machines are top loader LO-band and the PR-900 is front loader HI-band.

Keith McHugh
Thursday 3rd January 2002
7:23 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

Is a JVC PR-8800E a Hi-Band U-Matic (or Lo-Band) ? I know it's a top loader and so far as I've seen all JVC PR machines are Hi-Band. So is this JVCs version of the top loading BVU200 ?

Thanks, Keith.

JanK
Wednesday 2nd January 2002
8:54 pm U.K.

TaurusRecords@gmx.net

Ok folks - as far as I can see, some of you have experience with non-Sony-Umatics, so I'd be glad if someone could answer me a question that's bugging me for some time now.

As far as I've heard, especially the JVC's (albeit most of them toploaders) have a very good build quality -I got my hands on a Sony 9850 & 950. Both apparently aren't completely direct-driven -> they have redundant & critical mechanical parts.

Q: Are there any Umatics, that came with a completely direct-driven mechanism ? (Any of those SP capable ?)

- I heard there are HB's from JVC, but never heard of some SP's despite of Sony-made Ampex models. I'd really appreciate to see a well manufactured SP.

And, as usual - thanks in advance.- JanK

Colin Brannon
Wednesday 2nd January 2002
3:24 pm U.K.

ColBrannon@mail.com

I have a Sony VO-2630 machine plus a tape that I no longer use. If anyone is interested in it please email me and make me an offer.

I'm almost giving it away to a good home - it takes up too much room in our cramped house!

Brett
Wednesday 2nd January 2002
8:18 am U.K.

brett.howard@totalise.co.uk

Hi Keith,

I have a full VO-2630 in working order you can have if you likeI also have a pair of 2 series edit decks and a RM-400 edit control with cables up for grabs if anyone is interested.

Cheers, Brett

>Does anyone have the following cabinet parts for a Sony VO-2630 Top >Loader The control knobs for Audio level (Trk 1 & Trk 2), System >Select, Input Select and Audio Limiter. I think these controls has >been removed by the previous owner ( a hospital) to stop whoever was >operating it from changing them.

>Thanks,

>Keith,

Rein Oosterling
Tuesday 1st January 2002
7:37 pm U.K.

rein.oosterling@actrix.co.nz

The PR-900 is a Hi-Band machine. It will also play and record Lo-Band on a Lo-Band tape. The PR-900 is not worth a lot of money, but I think it is a well made machine. Check the hour counter at the back. The PR-900 should be able to run wel over 1000 hours on an upper drum.I have used the PR-900 for a long time without major problems as a recorder in an A/B roll editing set. I stopped using it because the colourframing cirquitry in the PR-900 needed re-aligning. But the colourframing is only important in an editing environment. It isn't strange that a VCR of that age needs re-aligning.I think the PR-900 can be a reliable machine (with RS-422 control!)

John
Tuesday 1st January 2002
7:32 pm U.K.

custodio30@hotmail.com

hi I have some u matics KCS-20BRS tapes and i need a machine to play them. i would appreciate some infomation on what model of player I need to buy,how much they cost and where i could get one from.I only need to watch the tapes so there is no need for a flash expensive one. John

Mike Foster
Tuesday 1st January 2002
12:34 pm U.K.

mfoster@blueyonder.co.uk

Hi Rein,PS. are they hi or lo band

Mike Foster
Tuesday 1st January 2002
12:32 pm U.K.

mfoster@blueyonder.co.uk

Thanks Rein, I've been offered thes machines at a reasonable price, and want to run camera iso tapes in them.I have no idea of age or wether they are worth investing in.

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 1st January 2002
11:35 am U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

Does anyone have the following cabinet parts for a Sony VO-2630 Top LoaderThe control knobs for Audio level (Trk 1 & Trk 2), System Select, Input Select and Audio Limiter.I think these controls has been removed by the previous owner ( a hospital) to stop whoever was operating it from changing them.

Thanks,

Keith,

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