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Broadcast Services Ltd
Monday 24th October 2011
12:11 pm U.K.


We have a Sony BVU 950 U-Matic VTR available for Hire - please visit www.broadcast-services.co.uk for details & Hire / Duplication & transfer costs

Monday 10th October 2011
8:50 pm U.K.


I've got a variety of umatic machines that I'm happy to sell, I've got players and recorders. Im London based, they all work or if you need parts from them that would work to.

Richard Simmonds
Sunday 9th October 2011
5:50 pm U.K.



Is any one selling any used u-matic tapes i'm after allsorts but preferably tapes with documentaries, continuity or schools and colleges programmes.

Best regards


David Collier
Friday 7th October 2011
1:09 am U.K.


richard@rpcjohnson.com...sounds like the loading belts rubber does not last 20+years, good luck

Pat H
Tuesday 4th October 2011
8:15 pm U.K.


Hi I'm looking for some Umatic decks. VO9800P VO9850P BVU950PI have a collection of old Umatic tapes to capture can convert to digital files.Anybody got one in the UK or can ship there?Thanks

Thursday 29th September 2011
10:45 am U.K.


I have a Sony U-Matic Cassette Player VO 5800 PS.Help! Any advice welcome!I obtained it around 1983, but it has had only about 200 hours use. It worked fine until about a year ago. Now when I insert a cassette, only an inadequately small loop is drawn out. (I've tried several cassettes, including a new unused one).

When the fast forward or rewind buttons are pressed, the mechanism clicks and the head drum revolves, but the forward or re-winding do not run.On 'Search' it makes the usual rattling/tinkling sound briefly when the knob is turned to either side, but then the sound stops. When I change the direction of search buttons the spinning flywheel changes its direction of spin.

If I switch the mains switch on the VCR on and off rapidly when the inadequately small tape loop has formed, the threading ring motor comes on for brief instants to inch the threading ring round step by step until I can get the tape loop big enough for the forward and reverse to work. But the ring motor will not come on to drive the ring round to the play position. The threading process stops far short of completion.

I've renewed all the drive belts, but with no improvement.

Something is timing out?

I should be VERY grateful for any suggestions towards repair.And/or reference to where I might obtain a copy of the service repair manual.

Richard JohnsonAberdeen, Scotland

Monday 26th September 2011
11:02 am U.K.


Hey Everyone I have alot of u-matic machines I need to get rid of....Was wondering if anyone is interested in buying these machines?? To name a few here are some model #'s....VP 7020 I have a few of these....VP 5000 I have a few of these as well....SLO 323 have a couple.....I also have Wegener Communications Mainframe new in a box....I have alot of machines in this broadcasting era...If anyone is interested shoot me a offer....Would like to get rid of everything!!

Richard JMS
Sunday 18th September 2011
6:56 pm U.K.



Can someone help me find the avaliability of sensor bulb, this is a stanley 23Volts, 3Watts. I've just brought an 5850-vo brillant machine but if i cannot resolve issues with the 2860p it can go for spares or repairs very soon.

Kind regards


Peter Benner
Thursday 15th September 2011
7:34 am U.K.


Hello from New Zealand is there any one around the globe that would be interested in the following machines - we are open to offers. We have 4 x BVU800P 1 x BVU820P fully functional.Timebase correctors BVT 810P x 1 BVT 800P x 2 fully functional with interconnect cables. Low Band VO5850P x 2 VO5040P x 1 BVE 800 editor x 1 also not that this is Umatic specific but we have a Grass Valley VPE131 editor with drivers to suite the above machines plus a Grass Valley VPE341 system. If there is any interest out there please flick me an email Thanks

Richard JMS
Monday 29th August 2011
6:13 pm U.K.



I don't know if asking at the right place but, i'm after parts for my VO-2860p in particularly a pinch roller assembly i presume this is what i need? advice is appreciated. As well as causing crease patterns on the tapes i seems to be having issues with recording function. as pretty floorless picture comes and goes however when paused the picture is back until it's released :/

Kind Regards

Friday 22nd July 2011
11:14 pm U.K.


Regarding 'Error 20'. The manual tells me this is a System Error and that there will be a suberror shown on the monitor lower right corner.If you can post the suberror code I may be able to give more information.

Friday 22nd July 2011
7:41 pm U.K.



I have a VO-9800P machine that has two separate problems.

One. It's giving me an error 20 on eject every time. I don't have the service manual for this unit but others are telling me it's a reel motor problem.

Two. It has a huge skew error. All skew mechanisms appear to be OK but again, no service manual to check for tolerance.

Any input is appreciated.



Chris Margrave-Gregory
Friday 22nd July 2011
9:21 am U.K.


Hi Does any one have a VO 9600 PAL that they would like to sell.

Please let me know Kind RegardsChris

Chris Margrave-Gregory
Wednesday 13th July 2011
3:17 pm U.K.


Hi I am currently looking to buy an alignment tape, jigs and U-Matic manual for a VO 9800 NTSC and PAL machine.

Can any one help me with this,Kind RegardsChris

Bruce Josephs
Monday 23rd May 2011
11:07 pm U.K.


Am looking to purchase a U-matic 9000 series player. Am based in Sydney, Australia.

If you have one or know of one for sale, please contact me on (0412) 016 568 or by replying to the post.

Bruce Josephs
Monday 23rd May 2011
11:06 pm U.K.


Am looking for a 9000 series U-matic player. Am based in Sydney Australia.

If anyone has one for sale or knows of one for sale, please contact me on (0412) 016 568 or by replying to this post.

Chris Margrave-Gregory
Friday 20th May 2011
12:59 pm U.K.


Hi I am looking to purchase two U MATIC machines must be the 9000 series, and be player recorders.

Please let me know what you have available

Kind RegardsChris

Monday 9th May 2011
1:57 am U.K.


Hi. I have a SONY U-Matic Video Cassette Recorder Model V0-5630, a SONY 27" TV Model CVM-2711PS and a SONY Video Camera from the same era along with 100 or so U-Matic Cassettes. These items have been in storage for the past 15 years or so. I am in Gosford (Sydney) NSW Australia. If a collector in the area is interested in picking this kit up for free please let me know.

Wednesday 4th May 2011
9:43 pm U.K.


Janelle,Your best bet would be a Sony VO-9800 or 9850. Those machines play all varieties of U-Matic (low band, high band, SP). The tape could have been used to record in any of these formats.Are there any markings on the tape to indicate if it is PAL, NTSC or SECAM? Taht could be the next problem. But if you know that the tape was recorded locally, changes are that a machine you buy locally will work with the tape.

Wednesday 4th May 2011
8:33 pm U.K.


Hi.I have a KCA-60XBR video cassette tape. Which player do I need to purchase to play this tape?Thanks.

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