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Keith McHugh
Saturday 6th July 2002
11:39 pm U.K.

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Can anyone on here transfer from Philips N1500 (VCR Format) - I have a single VC60 tape with someone's film school project on it from 1978. Can anyone transfer this over to VHS. My own N1500 has lost it's head drum servo (drum runs too fast) so I am unable to transfer it myself.

Thanks, Keith.

Martin
Friday 5th July 2002
8:58 pm U.K.

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Wanted Working or not Grundig 2X4 Super V2000 Machine ,also any recordings on V2000 format from 1981-1983 containg TV adverts ,Thanks

Louis Rayner
Sunday 30th June 2002
9:33 am U.K.

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Hi There Chaps,

My name's Louis Rayner and i do a lot of Tape copying of Continuity/Adverts/Idents for websites like "The continuity booth", and in a box of 40 beta tapes i'm already doing forthe site, i got 3 V2000 tapes, and i'm wondering if anyone here in the UK can scan throughthese tapes and copy the Continuity/Adverts/Idents onto a VHS, for either a small fee, as i know that these V2000's are to be treated with care, or if anyone's feeling very generous,they can do the tapes onto VHS and have the V2000's for free!

If anyone can contact, i'd be more than grateful!

Louis:-)

Ciupy
Thursday 27th June 2002
6:23 pm U.K.

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Hi to all!I have a problem for you all. I've jusr received from someone a Grundig model VG200. And unfortunately when I started it on the screen it appeared "block" or something like that. I think it has a password on it. I don't have an instructions manual so it is hopeless. What do I do? Can you help me in some way? Pretty please... :)

Mike Bennett
Wednesday 26th June 2002
3:58 pm U.K.

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Sorry - I meant a VR2025 and not a VR2024. (Front loading Grundig Clone.) Picture on http://www.eclipse.co.uk/mikey/v2000.html

Mike.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

Mike Bennett
Wednesday 26th June 2002
3:33 pm U.K.

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Oh yes - If anyone can find a good home for it then I also have a spare Philips VR2024 machine going free. (I think this is just a rebadged Grundig 2x4 super, but no doubt someone will be able to tell me different.) I have never tried the beast, so it may or may not work. Reply to the above email address if you can find a good home. This would also have to be collected from Solihull in the next few weeks - I do not want to post it.

Mike.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

Mike Bennett
Wednesday 26th June 2002
3:24 pm U.K.

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Hi all.

If anyone would like a bunch (about 10) of Philips N1700 machines and a big box of brand new blank VCR/VCR-LP (Not V2000) cassettes free of charge, please email me at [email protected] and they are yours for the taking. There is only one catch – They MUST be collected from Solihull in the next couple of weeks and I would rather that one person had the lot (unless I get more than one reply, and then I will split them.) As far as I know all the machines are complete, and at least some of them work to a lesser degree (However, they would all need a bit of a service at the least.) There may also be one or two VR2020 / VR2022 machines too, but I have yet to dig these machines out.

Kind regards.

Mike.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

steve whelan
Wednesday 26th June 2002
12:56 pm U.K.

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Sorry, wrong model number in that message - I meant 2840

steve whelan
Wednesday 26th June 2002
12:55 pm U.K.

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To Keith [who changed the head on 2080]

Why did you take the head of the drum in the 2220??? Why didn't you just change the entire cylinder unit [motor and all]. In my experience not only with V2000, but with Phillips VHS heads - I've had a nightmare trying to get heads lined up. Not only do you have to get the height correct, but you also need to get the position on the drum correct. When you bought a new phillips head, not only did they give you the plastic spacers [or shims] but also a small plastic peg, that you used to hold the motor stationary [from the underside of the mech], while lining up the upper cylinder, again, using a plastic peg with a marking on the drum base - this was in order to get the switching point correct.

Phillips single screw fixings heads are a nightmare and unless you know exactly what you're doing I would warn ANYONE not to mess with them. How they ever came up with the idea is beyond me, but phillips always were weird. Who else's VCR switched off after 8 mins, just while you were using it on your non-remote controlled tele to watch TV only - how irritating!! Even the old VCR1500 and 1700's unlace and switch to standby after 3 mins in 'stop' mode.

Dan
Tuesday 25th June 2002
3:20 pm U.K.

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Ex TV engineer having clearout.

User manuals available for the following:

Philips VR2020 (V2000) (Photocopies also available) Panasonic NV333 (VHS) Hitachi VT8300E (VHS) GEC V4000H (VHS) Ferguson 3V29 (VHS) Baird 8930 (VHS) Ferguson 3V54/55 (VHS) Ferguson 3V36 (VHS) Fisher FVHP615 (VHS) Sharp VC7700H (VHS) AMSTRAD VCR7000 (VHS) SANYO VTC5300P (BETAMAX)

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V2000 machines:- 1 VR2020 in working order with another machine for parts/repair. It was working 2 years ago. 1 A/V Adapter for VR2020 as new in original packaging etc.

1 used head believed to be in good condition in protective packaging. Full VR2020 Original Service manual

================================================================================== Grundig 2X4 Super:-

Servo, DTF, chroma boards etc; capstan motor, for Grundig 2x4 SUPER. All tested and working prior to despatch. NO PSUs or cabinet parts available yet. If you require anything else for the Grundig 2x4 Super ONLY, then e-mail with requirements. I have contacts who have parts and may be willing to trade.=========================================================== Also have 3 Compaq 460 VGA monitors in good working order. Will deliver FOC within 25 miles of M60 as I travel around a lot. Offers for any of the above considered. Located 7 miles north of Manchester

italianstallion
Tuesday 25th June 2002
4:01 am U.K.

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squaw38 r u there?

keith
Monday 24th June 2002
10:49 pm U.K.

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Richard,Thanks for the info. I had read about the plastic spacers so that was in the back of my mind. At the time I did move the head up and down the spindle 2 or 3 times, but it went from bad to worse. The final adjustment left it just above where it might catch. Once or twice it reduced to just 2 pictures together on the screen, but quickly returned to it's personal roll program. I will have a go later in the week. No doubt it is going to be a hit and miss affair. I'll report back on how I do.Thanks againKeith

Richard
Monday 24th June 2002
1:41 am U.K.

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Keith: The heads fitted in the 2840 are cut twice as narrow as the head you've replaced it with, so it will work ok in normal speed, but performance in long play won't be as good as with the original head. The reason for the jumping picture is that the head has to be mounted at the correct height. Philips used to supply two plastic spacers that were used to set the height of the heads when they were replaced, so without those it will be a hit and miss affair. You need to experiment by moving the head either up or down in the spindle. Once the head is "about right", the picture will steady and the gap you see in picture search will disappear. Rich..

Mad Beta Collector
Sunday 23rd June 2002
9:43 pm U.K.

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Wanted:

philips Working video2000 vcr (v2000 v2020 or B&Q or ITT) Must be in complete working order or minor fault (i.e. head need cleaning or minor power fault etc) Must be able to deliver to Manchester. no more than 100pounds Please email me Regards :)

keith
Sunday 23rd June 2002
8:17 pm U.K.

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Hi,

I have a Philips 2840 XP machine that I recently dug out. It worked okay for a while, but then the picture got very bad. You could ses a b & w picture behind those infamous wavy interference lines that you get from dirty heads. Problem was that no amount of careful head cleaning worked this time. I had to admit the heads had gone. I had a nonworking two part portable? philips model, (the VR2220 I think?) which I thought if I remove the head drum from that one and put it in the old machine... Practice on the old machine taught me just how easy it was to remove and place in the V2840. I powered up, an image appeared...It's working I thought, but the clear picture was rolling like the vertical hold on a TV wasn't working. Oh for a tracking control. Is there any way this can be cured. Or do the machines have incompatible video drums? The one from the V2840 had 'V' shaped heads. The V2220 has square heads. Strange thing is, if I select slow-mo, or fast mode, the picture looks fine, though with a 2cm interference line along the bottom. I would be grateful for any advice or if I had to, I would purchase another V2000 long play machine, or just a head drum for my present machine.

Regards

Mad Beta Collector
Wednesday 19th June 2002
8:46 pm U.K.

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Ernie You can buy photocopied service manual from http://www.mauritron.co.uk:)

sweta
Saturday 15th June 2002
10:51 pm U.K.

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I need help.Our two years old video casette had damaged accidently.It was emerged in the water for two days.the audio is uneffected by this but there is no pictures.I am very upset.Please suggest me where I can repair my casette?

Ernie
Sunday 9th June 2002
4:07 pm U.K.

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Philps Video 2000 service manual available, check out:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1542632665

Gunter
Thursday 6th June 2002
10:40 am U.K.

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Hi,

I m looking for the schematic of the Philips VR2020. Who of you can send me a copy of his one?

Thanks in advance for your support

Steve
Thursday 6th June 2002
6:47 am U.K.

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Neil.

Re Grundig 2x4 tape loading problem.

Read my messages above on 25th April, and 18th April (end of archive section.

Hopefully this will fix it.

Steve.

Gunter Götz
Wednesday 5th June 2002
11:19 am U.K.

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Hi,

I m looking for the schematic of the Philips video recorder VR2020. Can anyone send me a copy of his documents per email?

Thanks in advance for your support

Gunter

Gunter Götz
Wednesday 5th June 2002
7:19 am U.K.

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Hi,

I m looking for the schematic of the Philips VR 2020. Who can send me a copy of his one?

Thanks a lot in advanceGunter

Neil
Tuesday 4th June 2002
8:37 pm U.K.

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Grundig 2000 2 x 4

I have a 1981 Grundig 2x4 where either the tape loading mechanism or the switching has failed anyone sucessfully repaired one ? Think its beyond me - certainly without relevant bits of the service manual.

Anyone in the Lancashire area interested in the whole or parts for spares ?If not it seems destined for the dump also c20 tapes (can't remember whats on them !)

Keith McHugh
Friday 31st May 2002
10:08 pm U.K.

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Sorry to all those who e-mailed me - but I wasn't really looking to sell my Philips VR2840 's at the moment - my message was really a reply to the message directly above it (from Steve Rowley). Just to say I had 2 of the models he was looking for. I paid quite a lot for the VR2840 's one cost me around £250 the other just under £ 200 so if I did sell them they're not going to be sold cheap !! But I still have a Philips VR2022 for spares - I've now found a new home for the Grundig 2x4 Super.

Diana
Thursday 30th May 2002
3:53 am U.K.

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Can someone out there help me? We hit the pal prompt on our dvd player and now it just scrolls across the screen, can't even get the menu to come up. Have tried to cut power and that didn't do it so I am giving this my best shot.!!

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 28th May 2002
12:41 pm U.K.

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Anyone interested in a Grundig 2x4 Super and a Philips/Pye VR2022 for spares or repair. Both machines are in the North East (Northumberland/Cumbria borders). Otherwise they're going on the skip as I need some space.

Keith McHugh
Monday 27th May 2002
5:09 pm U.K.

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I've got 2 Philips VR2840 's - but I won't sell them for less than what I paid for them. Which was well over £100.

Steve Rowley
Sunday 26th May 2002
6:08 pm U.K.

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Still searching for a Philips VR2840 long play, 2nd generation V2000 machine. Anyone know where there is one? Thanks.

Mad Beta Collector
Saturday 25th May 2002
2:16 pm U.K.

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Wanted:

philips Working video2000 vcr (v2000 v2020 or B&Q or ITT)Must be in complete working order or minor fault (i.e. head need cleaning or minor power fault etc)Must be able to deliver to Manchester.no more than 100poundsPlease email me Regards:)

Rob Bestwick
Saturday 25th May 2002
2:09 pm U.K.

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As above , or swap for Sony Stereo Beta , must be in good condition / working order

Rob Bestwick
Saturday 25th May 2002
2:06 pm U.K.

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For Sale , Grundig V2000 2X8 Video , Excellent condition / working order , im in the Nottingham area , buyer to collect , serious offers please Tel (07887552422) after 6pm please

Iain
Saturday 25th May 2002
12:07 am U.K.

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Video 2000 machines must be disposed of, five in all - two Philips and three Grundigs.

For the Philips I have a 2020 and a 2022 (I think, may need to check this). Both worked the last time they were tested but the 2022 (mine from new) has an intermittent problem where it suddenly shuts down and powers off - I have heard that this is probably a dirty relay or pcb contact, or maybe a power supply problem. The Grundig's are two - 2x4 Super's and a System 2000. The System 2000 has a problem with the cover not making the cover switch, other than this I haven't looked at it. Of the two 2x4's, one works well, the other works but has a problem with a slightly grainy picture - this has been proved by substitution to be the power supply and is probably a capacitor as this is a common fault. Just haven't had the time to do anything with them.

I have a User manual for the Philips 2022 and a User manual for the Grundig 2x4. I also have a Grundig 2x4 wireless remote control unit and I think I have a 'cable remote' for the Philips.

These units MUST be collected as they are too heavy, and too delicate, to ship by courier. Collect from my home in Hereford (lower Midlands).

£75 for the entire lot. If they were to be stripped for 'spares'then you can easily make a good profit on these.

Troy
Thursday 23rd May 2002
1:06 pm U.K.

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My mistake, they are BASF 60 minute cassettes not Scotch.

Troy
Thursday 23rd May 2002
1:03 pm U.K.

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Hello all Philips VCR enthusiasts.

Just letting you's know there are three unused Scotch 60 minute Philips VCR cassettes up for bids on Ebay in UK for £10. If any of you are interested click here:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1354298717

Troy
Wednesday 22nd May 2002
11:51 pm U.K.

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I have a website "Search for long lost Countdown episodes from the 1970's" which is about trying to find pre-1978 episodes of the Australian pop show Countdown because most of them were deleted. My site contains info on what I know or suspect still exists in ABC archives and there is a lot of info on the 1970's Philips VCR and some info on other video formats of the 70's. Anyhow here is my website address http://web.1earth.net/~funkydud/index.html and if anyone has any rare piece of Countdown footage taped when originally aired I'd be very interested.

I had to use this board to advertise my website because it would cost me an extra $25 per month to put my website on a search engine, and seeing that messages from this board do appear on the search engine I thought this would be a good place to get my site on the search engine. I'm not a rich person so I had to find a cheaper way to advertise my site. I hope you guys don't mind. I just want my site to be known so maybe someone can come forward with some early recordings of Countdown.

Kim Siddorn
Saturday 18th May 2002
1:38 am U.K.

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Hi, I'm new to this chat page and I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a Phillips N1700, circa 1976-7 which I have had from new. It has not worked in some years, switching itself off within seconds of depressing the play button. I need to find someone who can fix it at a reasonable price.

I live in Bristol, but travel about the UK a fair bit. Can anyone help?

Regards,

Kim

BizMark
Friday 17th May 2002
2:38 pm U.K.

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I owned a VR2021 for a few short months in 1994. Unfortunately after cleaning the heads, I inserted a cassette before the fluid was dry (damned impatience) and the tape got stuck to the drum. Result - broken head - dead machine.

I would like to obtain a V2000 machine of any description from anybody with one to flog in the London area. A later one would be preferred (with picture search/still, etc.)

Also, I would like to obtain any spare cassettes which anybody wants to get rid off - blank or recorded. If the tapes contain old recordings of television - especially junctions and continuity (such as start-ups, testcards, symbols, engineering information, clocks, announcements), please keep them.

EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT PREPARED TO PART WITH OLD TAPES, I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED TO OBTAIN VHS COPIES OF ANY OF THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL. SEE WWW.THETVROOM.COM / WWW.TV-ARK.CO.UK FOR THE TYPE OF STUFF I MEAN.

Daniel Russell
Thursday 16th May 2002
3:29 pm U.K.

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To all you V2000 Lovers (who wish to part with their machines)

I wish to purchase a preferably PHILIPS branded V2020 /2021/2023/2024/2324/2334 and some more tapes to replace a V2020 that was given to me and has since died of old age, leaving me with tapes and nothing to play them on.

Lucrezia
Tuesday 14th May 2002
4:36 pm U.K.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN V2000 PROFESSIONAL MOVIES, SOME VERY RARE AND PRE-CERTIFICATE. CONSULT MY PAGES AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html WHERE THE FILMS ARE LISTED AND LET ME KNOW OF ANY THAT INTEREST YOU. I CAN EVEN SUPPLY A V2000 PHILIPS VCR IN PERFECT CONDITION. THANK YOU,

Richard Bonfield
Tuesday 7th May 2002
12:52 pm U.K.

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Just realised I mis-typed my email address in the message above. It is [email protected]

Richard Bonfield
Tuesday 7th May 2002
12:51 pm U.K.

[email protected],co.uk

I have a Philips VR2020 for use as spares, free to a good home. It was damaged en route to me and some PCBs are cracked. You will have to collect it (SW London area). Also, a tape transport assembly from a Grundig 2x4.

tony
Sunday 5th May 2002
11:59 am U.K.

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just saying hello all.didnt know a site like this existedbeen in the trade for years and i adored these machineswatch out though, although it never happened to me personally i know it does occur.the piezo's on the head carry 250+ and 250- for the dynamic track following.most of you will know but there is always one.additionally in our stores we still have the odd spares for these.BUT NO HEADS sorry.again, a lovely sitebye alltony

Graham
Monday 29th April 2002
8:26 pm U.K.

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1727169763

FA: Video 2000 hardware diagnostics system.

Dave
Friday 26th April 2002
11:24 pm U.K.

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Steve,Thanks for the interest.I read the message but when I opened the machine to check a piece of toothed plastic fell out!I do want to know about the engineer,as I am sure would others.I think these machines are worth time and money so I am prepared to travel to get it fixed,Dave

Nick Cooper
Thursday 25th April 2002
3:27 pm U.K.

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Grundig 2X4-Plus

Picked up one of these in Leeds market in the early-90s, along with a working Pye 20VR22 and a dead Philips VR2020 (later acquired a Grundig V1600 at a car boot sale). The 2X4 deck was very cranky and so I've only kept it as a "curiosity piece, " but I'm pretty certain I got it to receive an off-air signal, so it must have been designed to accept the UK PAL-I broadcasts as well as German PAL-BG ones. Of more interest, though, is that the tape is threaded around the heads by a Beta-type loading ring, rather than the M-wrap Philips used. Surprised to see no mention of this anywhere on the site!

Steve
Thursday 25th April 2002
3:32 am U.K.

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Dave

Ref Grundig 2x4 Super tape loading failure. Read my message 18th April to Keith. May solve your problem. As for servicing, it depends where you live. I may know someone in South Yorkshire area. Let me know if interested and I'll check it out.

Please note my correct e-mail address above - my previous entry had mistake (not co.uk).

Dave
Wednesday 24th April 2002
11:33 am U.K.

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Wednesday,24/4/02Hello,Does anyone know how to service the Grundig 2x4 Super.I have had this machine since the early '80s and it stopped loading tapes about three years ago.I have over 40 eight hour tapes so would love to be able to see them again.These are great machines and I can't believe how Grundig abandoned the format.I tried getting some help direct from Grundig but,as you will know,they have no interest in one of their best products.If there are any engineers out there I can bring the machine to you,or if there are manuals for the loading mechanism etc.I would be glad to buy them.Looking forward to any help,Dave

Will Loggie
Tuesday 23rd April 2002
9:55 pm U.K.

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We have a broken Philips Video 2000 machine from the early 80s, with a few dozen tapes (recorded from TV in the 80s). Don't know what's wrong with the machine, but it seems to be chewing up tapes now.

If anyone would like it, get in touch. We're in central Scotland (near M8).

Alex Taylor
Tuesday 23rd April 2002
8:56 pm U.K.

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Hi

I have a Philips N1700 that is broken, and an N1702 that seems to work fine (it did the last time I tried it). I have a pile of about 10 tapes recorded in LP format. I need to get rid of these since they're taking up space in my dad's house. Would anybody like to make me a sensible offer for the lot? I could deliver over a reasonable distance (I'm in Notts), or they should probably be collected (they're very heavy!).

Thanks

Alex Taylor.

Graham
Sunday 21st April 2002
6:11 pm U.K.

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Folks, I am down to the last machines of my collection. I now have a VR20xx spares machine available with extra front panel display. Willing to remove individual parts as appropriate. Has all the boards etc. If you are looking to maintain your VR2000 series machine, then a supply of parts is essential. Let me know, just looking for postage and some "beer money" :-) Whatever's left by 28/4 will be skipped.

Richie
Saturday 20th April 2002
3:49 pm U.K.

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Keith. The problem you are experiencing with the intermittent loading is usually caused by dirt accumulating on the mode switch contacts. The mode switch is part of the Master Cam, located on the underneath of the machine. Cleaning usually solves the problem. You will need to remove the chassis (and the metal cage) to get to it, and it's held in place by a brass circlip which tends to break very easily, so have a spare handy!! I've found that after cleaning you need to run the machine through it's various modes quite vigourously as is sort of needs to "run in" again. The heads sound like there's not sufficient tip penetration - so will need to be changed. Rich..

Keith McHugh
Saturday 20th April 2002
12:14 am U.K.

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Does anyone know the answer to this one.... I've got a Philips VR2324 that keeps shutting down to standby in the middle of lacing up the tape. Press play and the 2 guides start to move then the whole machine suddenly shuts down with the tape stuck partially laced up. Press play again it may move a bit further or it may decide to unlace, if it manages to unlace then it will happily sit in stop mode if it stays partially laced again it just shuts down back to standby again. Persistance with the play button will eventually get the machine to play a tape but what it causing it to stick and shut down in the first place.

I think it's got head problems too - the picture keeps breaking up - some white highlights are especially bad - but oddly most of it seems to be just above the centre of the picture. I've cleaned the heads (and they were very dirty) but it doesn't appear to have made much improvement to the pictures.

It's a pity that I can still buy heads for the older VR2022 but not the more modern!! VR2324 which seems to produce pictures much better than I've ever seen on any 2020/21/22 etc they are a lot less noisy by a long way and the scart socket certainly helps with dubbing stuff across.

Thanks again, Keith.

Keith McHugh
Friday 19th April 2002
8:38 pm U.K.

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For belts for Grundig TK Reel to Reels try Willowvale Electronics - a few years ago I managed to get a drive belt for a TK120 from them. Also try Grundig direct they were quite helpful and gave me all the part numbers.

Carr
Friday 19th April 2002
8:44 am U.K.

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HELP !!!!! im trying o make an old man very happy by finding drive belts for an old grundig tk 830 reel to reel recorder !!! Someone out there mus know where i can find these.... all help very much appreciated !!!

Keith McHugh
Thursday 18th April 2002
9:49 pm U.K.

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Thanks for the advice - I'll check out the 2x4 Super this weekend. As for the N1702 - I know it's not the belts on mine as I've replaced them all (as originally one of them had streched and fallen off) - but I've not checked the "audio head" on the capstan that feeds back pulses to the servo. Drum and capstan motors run fine.

Keith.

Mike Bennett
Thursday 18th April 2002
4:24 pm U.K.

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In answer to Troy and Keith's messages for a couple of days ago, the usual lace-immediate-unlace problem with the N1700 and similar machines (N1700, N1702, N1502, N1512) is simply the belts. They either stretch or melt to a horrible mess. If the belts are knackered, when the machine starts to lace up, it detects the absence of drum or capstan rotation and shuts down. Another common cause for this symptom is due to the wire which connects to the "audio" head which is mounted under the capstan flywheel; this often snaps where it joins the head. For no drum rotation, check also to make sure the drum motor isn't open circuit - these tend to lead a tough life especially where old tapes have lost their lubrication, and where years of neglect of the tape deck has stiffened the drum spindle rotation. Power supply problems are not unheard of too, but this is less likely, and would obviously have to be investigated.

I hope this may be of some use to someone. :-)

Mike.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

Richie
Thursday 18th April 2002
12:04 pm U.K.

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Keith. Check also the switches that locate into the tape shell (there are three each side). Depending on which holes are punched out tells the machine what length of tape has been loaded for an accurate tape counter, whether the cassette can be recorded on, and whether there is actually a cassette in the compartment. These can be a little more tricky to check. Rich..

Paul Kevin
Thursday 18th April 2002
9:43 am U.K.

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Having a sort out, I have decided to sell the following Video 2000 items.......

Philips Video 2000 model No VR2334 (Gray/silver colour.)

Perfect working order with IR remote control.

Paper work includes:Full A4 operating instruction manual with foriegn notes for quick guide.Full A4 flip out, easy to follow colour picture by picture operating booklet.A4 video 2000 list of 500 films and a A5 video 2000 list of 548 films.

This machine also comes with it's original service card dated 2nd Dec 1983 and purchased on 18 10 84

Also there is the original Payment card showing the monthly payments of £45.00 (for 9 months) with the initail balance of £449.00 to pay.

As you can hopfully see, the paper work reflects the condition of the machine in how it was looked after, serviced and kept in great condition.

2nd Video 2000 machine is a VR 2324 and is a dark gray colour. Needs slight attention to the pinch roller and sound, other wise it is fully working. Suitable for repair or if needed, spares.

Both machines come with 13 original video 2000 films, some rare and collectable in this format (and 13 blank tapes, all contaning films and TVshows. Unlisted.)

Original video 2000 films are in mint condition and all with original covers, boxes: unless stated.

Death Ship Cert X Ghost/zombie horror.

Ticket to Heaven. Cet AA Religious/Cult. Basd on the book, "Moonwebs."

When a stranger calls Cert AA Classic thriller.

He knows your alone Cert 18 Thriller

The following have no Certificates

Coma staring Michael Douglas

Logans run staring Michael York, Jeny Agutter, Farrah, Fawcett-Majors

Cat People, staring Nastassia Kinski

The Border USA staring Telly Savalas

The Janitor staring William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, James Woods.

The Domino killings staring Gene Hackma (Crack in plastic cover)

The Island of Dr Moreau staring Burt lancaster, Michael York

The Formula staring Marlon Brando, George C Scott.

The Hearse

The price for all the above is £100

I live in the North East of England and buyer collects prefered, but would be willing to arrange a meeting if sale is confirmed. Sale is first come, first served. Thanks.

Please e-mail [email protected] or ring 0191 4550330

Steve
Thursday 18th April 2002
4:00 am U.K.

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Keith

My Grundig 2x4 Super had a similar problem a while ago caused by slipping or worn drive belt. Look under machine near the side where cassette goes - it drives cassette loading mechanism. Small belt about a quarter inch wide. Easy to replace. Archive message section says belt kits might be available at Videotec in Oxford, http://www.videotec.co.uk, or Grandata in Wembley, website http://www.grandata.co.uk, tel 020 8900 2329, part number BK 94.

Good luck.

Keith McHugh
Wednesday 17th April 2002
10:30 pm U.K.

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Also does anyone know of a source of new video heads for the 2nd generation Philips machines (mainly VR2324, VR2840 (XP long play machine) and the VR2220 portable.

Thanks, Keith.

Keith McHugh
Wednesday 17th April 2002
9:58 pm U.K.

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Anyone on here an expert at repairing Grundig 2x4 Super's ? I now have 2 machines that seem to suffer from the same fault. When I switch on the front power switch the clock changes to "CASS" the machine will happily take in the tape and when it does the clock display still says "CASS" a red light comes on above the button marked "Tape".

But after a few seconds that red light above "Tape" starts flashing... non of the tape transport buttons appear to do anything. Apart from "Cassette" which ejects the tape. As I've never seen one of these machines in working condition I was curious to know if the display should change from "CASS" to something else once the tape is inside - and if so does the fact it's not changing give a clue to what's wrong. As I said I've got 2 machines that do this so I assume it some sort of common problem.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Keith.

Richie
Wednesday 17th April 2002
4:31 pm U.K.

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Melonman. Check the power supply panel for dry joints, plus make sure the mains lead fits tightly into the socket. I've had faulty "figure 8" mains leads that have caused problems before.

Keith McHugh
Monday 15th April 2002
6:30 pm U.K.

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"a crackling sound coming from the top left hand corner" - doesn't sound very heathly to me - that's where all the mains transformer and power supply boards are. Possibly broken print track on one of the circuit boards but I'd get a qualified person to look at it as you're dealing with the high voltage main supply.

melonman
Sunday 14th April 2002
3:39 pm U.K.

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Hi,I hope someone can help.I recently bought a philips vr2022 player.It worked well for a few days but have since developed a problem.The LED's light up but the video does not function.Also when the lead is plugged there is a crackling sound coming from the top left hand corner of the player.Any Ideas ?Adam.

Keith McHugh
Saturday 13th April 2002
7:52 pm U.K.

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This follows on from one of my earlier posts about Pinch Rollers for the 2nd Generation of Philips machines. Whenever I've ordered ones for VR2324, VR2334, and VR2220(portable) the invoice always states them as VR6462. So I guess the VR6462 (VHS?) uses the same pinch rollers as the older 2nd generation V2000's (but NOT the older VR2020 /21/22/23 series)

Hope this helps. Keith.

Graham
Sunday 7th April 2002
5:04 pm U.K.

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VR2022 breaking for spares.

I have a VR2022 that I am breaking for spares, including circuit boards (all were working). Just need to get rid of them asap, so get in touch and let me know what you need and we can work something out.

Graham
Sunday 7th April 2002
12:51 pm U.K.

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Has anyone else got/used the uP diagnosis system for the VR series of machines? I managed to get hold of what looks like a complete system with manual with all the flowcharts for diagnosing any electronic trouble with these machines. Seems like you can control the entire system in individual steps (including the mechanism) by different buttons on the front panel (you've got to love Philips technology havent you!!). Very interesting stuff, just wondering whether anyone else had used this or got it?

CheersGraham

Keith McHugh
Saturday 6th April 2002
1:42 pm U.K.

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If anyone is looking for good quality V2000 tapes - I've got a few that are still brand new and still in their shrinkwrapping. Some Philips VCC360s and Philips + Scotch VCC480s.

Keith.

Keith McHugh
Saturday 6th April 2002
1:40 pm U.K.

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My N1702 has the same problems - so I'd appreciate any tips on repairing it too. I've swapped all the servo cans over from another machine but it still won't stay laced up.

Thanks, Keith.

Troy
Saturday 6th April 2002
3:30 am U.K.

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I've recently found 2 Philips VCRs N1500 and N1700 at a junk yard in Bulli. Now they both power up but the N1500 head doesn't freely rotate, and the N1700 powers up and the head drum moves to position but then I hear a click and the head drum moves back to its original position and the power shuts off automatically.

Is there any Philips VCR experts in this forum? If so could you possibly help me out on fixing these problems?

LUCREZIA
Thursday 4th April 2002
3:44 pm U.K.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN V2000 PROFESSIONAL MOVIES, SOME VERY RARE AND PRE-CERTIFICATE. CONSULT MY PAGES AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html WHERE THE FILMS ARE LISTED AND LET ME KNOW OF ANY THAT INTEREST YOU. I CAN EVEN SUPPLY A V2000 PHILIPS VCR IN PERFECT CONDITION. THANK YOU,

Elka
Thursday 28th March 2002
11:40 am U.K.

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I am looking for a video2000 in perfect working order together with some good quality tapes. Can anyone out there help or advise me? Thanks.

Baz McBride
Tuesday 26th March 2002
3:57 pm U.K.

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Looking for a Philips v2000 player to copy over some lovely footage of my kids from 1984ish. I used to hire a portable camera unit and have lots of old tapes to copy.Can anyone help? I am in the Shrewsbury area and will collect up to 100 miles.

Keith McHugh
Monday 25th March 2002
7:46 pm U.K.

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Mike,

I'm in Bristol - which is close to Taunton/Yeovil etc.

Keith.

MIKE GRANT
Saturday 23rd March 2002
6:27 pm U.K.

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Hi Everyone

Ive been lucky enough to find a HUGE box of old Video 2000 tapes!!....I have a bit of a dilemma as im a keen collector of old ads and programming IDs from the 1970s and 80s and I dont have a player for this format (The annoying thing is that a lot of these tapes appear to be from the first generation of cassettes circa 1978!!)

I was wondering if there are any enthusiasts in the South West of England (Ideally within a sensible distance of Chard/Taunton/Yeovil) with a V2000 machine who would be interested in going through these tapes with me and transferring any interesting material to VHS

If I have no luck I suppose I will have to put them on Ebay!!.....I hate to do this as im sure these tapes are full of old fascinating ads and IDs!!

Any comments or help would be much appreciated

Mike

Keith McHugh
Friday 22nd March 2002
4:44 pm U.K.

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To make more sense they should have called it HVS not VHS as Home Video System sounds better than video home system.

Nick Williams
Thursday 21st March 2002
8:08 pm U.K.

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You're right, Keith, that we really shouldn't be bothering with such trivialities of some inferior system. However, for the record, VHS was initially christened by JVC as "Vertical Helical Scanning" but then changed to Video Home System before launch because it was obviously much more friendly.

My prize for this extraordinary knowledge? A beauiful working 2nd generation Philips V2000 please!

Tim
Thursday 21st March 2002
4:52 pm U.K.

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Live in the northeast of England and am looking for a working v2000 machine. Can anyone help?

Rafa
Thursday 21st March 2002
2:54 pm U.K.

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Hi. I have a VR2220 portable, and it died one year ago. Heads problems. I´m interested in someone who can sell me news heads for VR220 or VR2023. It doen´t matter if I have to buy a complete video. Tnaks a lot.

Keith McHugh
Wednesday 20th March 2002
8:02 pm U.K.

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The meaning of VHS - well I'd heard that "Video Home System" was the false one actually. And Video Helican Scan was the true one !! Who knows !! Why are we taking about it anyway this page is for the better format Philips Video2000.

Cees
Tuesday 19th March 2002
5:46 pm U.K.

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Hello,

I Have ten vcr's wich I want to sell.They are all video2000 (2020,2022,2023,2024) and one B&O.I also have a Remote unit and a scart unit!! (very rare)I live in Holland and i want € 100 fot the whole lot.If anyone is interested please email me

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Paul Ainger
Monday 18th March 2002
1:59 pm U.K.

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Hi Trevor, VHS stands for nothing more sophisticated than Video Home System. Some thought it stood for Video Helical Scan because of the position of the video head in relation to the tape, but this isn't true.

Ken Henshaw
Sunday 17th March 2002
12:26 pm U.K.

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Have Grundig 2x4 Super [bought new in 80s] and now have problems!! (1)some number buttonsstick in, I believe this was a known fault, and (2) sound seems high pitched as if thetape is running too fast. If anyone has a solution to these faults or has a service manualor knows of a V2000 repairer within reasonable travelling distance of Portsmouth pleasecontact me at the above E-mail address. I have only just discovered this site and was amazedto find so many loyal supporters!! I was beginning to think that I was the last person inBritain to still have a V2000 machine, I have been uplifted!!!

Trevor
Saturday 16th March 2002
8:31 pm U.K.

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Just a question does anybody know what the meaning of VHS is thanks

Stuart Warren-Hill
Saturday 16th March 2002
10:14 am U.K.

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HI , I'm looking for anyone who can repair a Philips 1700 VCR. I have a one machine nearly working and a spare.

Also does anyone have any 1700 tapes they wish to sell?

Bernard Benoot
Wednesday 13th March 2002
7:40 pm U.K.

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Hi, I'm looking for bying a V2000 videorecorder Pal from Philips, ITT or others. Thanks

Peter
Wednesday 13th March 2002
10:10 am U.K.

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Hello there VCC people,Who can help me on a NEW VIDEO HEAD for my Aristona 23VR33 ?. I recently brought it to a mechanic but he noticed / wrecked the video head. Has anyone an idea ?.

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 12th March 2002
9:56 pm U.K.

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Pinch Rollers for the VR2324, VR2334, VR2220(Portable) are still availible. I think they are the same as used in later VR6xxx VHS machines. I've ordered several recently when they arrive the invoice gives a VR6xxx model but they work perfectly. I'll try and find out what the model is and post the info.

Keith.

Roberto as brp57
Friday 8th March 2002
6:53 pm U.K.

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Hello! I own a Philips VR 2120.I do not know if working or not...Have you a manual and/or a data sheet of it?Can you send me it?Thank you in advance.---Posseggo un apparecchio Pilips VR2120, ma non so se funziona...Non avresti mica un manuale o delle info tecniche da spedirmi?Grazie sin d'ora.---

Steve Whelan
Thursday 7th March 2002
11:12 am U.K.

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To robert [above]

It might just be that the Pinch Roller is worn and causing the tape to snag on the guides. The machines you have are two of the best V2000 machines made - in my opinion [and the VR2324 is the same as the VR2334 - they just put a different front panel on it! The slow/ still/ reverse/ x3/ frame by frame and time elapsed/ remaining buttons are all there on the PCB, just no buttons on the panel - and the remote sensor is just not fitted.

You might be lucky and find video 2000 pinch rollers still available somewhere!

Robert Gielen
Tuesday 5th March 2002
9:37 pm U.K.

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Hi V2000 fans. I have two Philips machines a VR2324 and a VR2334 and a lot of tapes which I want to transfer to VHS (or even better to SVHS). Unfortunately when I play the tapes they are being destroid due to a faulty capstand transport. The tapes (VCC480 type) are wringled and thus the other side cannot be played any more. Does any one know of this problen and has a solution? Or is there some one who wants to sell a working machine (In The Netherlands)?

CHAMPAIN
Saturday 2nd March 2002
10:22 pm U.K.

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VIDEOCORD FM 324 SIEMENS OU GRUNDIG V2080 V2000 ACHETE A STRASBOURG FRANCERECHERCHE PLAN COMPLET DES CIRCUITS ELECTRIQUES ET CARTES ELECTRONIQUES AVEC SI POSSIBLE REFERENCESMERCI DE ME DONNER TOUTES COORDONNEES E-MAIL OU ADRESSES OU TELEPHONE

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Richard
Tuesday 26th February 2002
7:58 pm U.K.

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Hello,

I am getting a 2X4 from Germany and I'd like to use it to receive broadcasts in the UK.Is there a way to switch, or modify, the tuner to receive the sound signal on the 6MHz carrier, as it is broadcast here in the UK?

Thanks.

Richard.

Stuart Reid
Saturday 23rd February 2002
11:15 am U.K.

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Hello fellow V2000 enthusiasts. I'm clearing a bit of space in my flat and have two machines and a ton of tapes. The machines are: Philips VR2020 and Pye VR2023 - both in full working order and cosmetically very good. The Pye has the I/R sensor and a non-working remote control. I also have over 30 tapes for these machines. AND - the full SERVICE manual for the 2023. I'm looking in the region of £100 for the lot. Buyer to collect from east London. Thanks for your time guys.

Arjen Meek
Friday 22nd February 2002
12:13 pm U.K.

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I have a Philips VR 2414. I use it to demodulate the TV-cable signal to video signal so that my computer's video card understands it (it has video-in). The problem is that the VR 2414 automatically shuts down after some time when it's not playing or recording. And when I just use it as a tuner, it never plays back or records so that I have to switch it back on every now and then, which is quite irritating.Now I know that one solution is to just record everything I want to watch for more than a few minutes, but that doesn't really make things any easier.So it would be nice if anyone could tell me a way to remove the auto-off feature. There must be some component inside that shuts it down, but I've no idea which it is. Ofcourse I could just analyse all the circuit boards to find out but that would take ages :-(

So anyone who knows a few things about the VR 2414 and might have an idea how to solve this, please respond.

thanks,Arjen

Iain Dyche
Thursday 21st February 2002
12:29 pm U.K.

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I have five V2000 machines - two Philips and three Grundig, some working and some not, three even have user manuals. I am sure that at least four of them have good heads. One of the Philips also has the remote control unit. These are now taking up valuable space that is needed for another project. I am situated in the lower Midlands (Hereford).If anyone wants to make me an offer for the lot (£75 ?? worth it for heads and power supplies alone) then let me know. If you want further details email me and I'll forward them.

Troy
Wednesday 20th February 2002
12:32 pm U.K.

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I noticed that many 1970's TV shows were deleted and re-used because of rising costs in videos or they are turfed out because they take up too much space.

In Australia we had a fantastic pop music show called "Countdown" which started in October 1974 and finished around April 1987. But most of the episodes from 1974 to 1978 were deleted and re-used so hardly any episodes from then still exist. However I reckon there are people in Australia that would have either owned a Philips VCR or a VTR and taped Countdown back in the mid 70's when those shows originally aired. Now if there's ANYONE out there in Australia or even overseas who has old Countdown episodes on reel-to-reel or Philips cassette PLEASE email me because I would love to buy or trade for them or copies of them.

Also I bet there are people in UK who taped Top Of The Pops on those Philips VCRs or VTR in the 60's and 70's. If anyone reading this board has Taped early Top Of The Pops episodes on Philips cassette or VTR reel-to-reel please email me. A lot of Top Of The Pops episodes prior to 1977 were deleted. There are ABSOLUTELY NO episodes prior to 1967 however some footage still exists and I have a some of the clips on VHS tape from that "Sounds Of The 60's" program. From 1967 to 1973 not too many episodes exist. From 1974 to 1976 I guess half of them still exist. From 1972 only 2 episodes exist which is a shame. How I know this is I looked through the Popstastica Encyclopedia on the Top Of The Pops website and I looked through each episode guide. The only hope of recovering the missing episodes is on old home video tape whatever format it may be.

Also there was a really sad story with the early Dr Who episodes, a lot of the 60's episodes were burnt to a crisp to make more space in BBC archives. However more and more episodes have been recovered over the years as many copies were made for airplay in various countries around the world. Still I bet there are people out there who have some long lost episodes on reel-to-reel tape. Also although all of the 70's episodes still exist some of them only exist in B&W due to the fact the colour ones were canned. But there's always a chance of recovering the colour ones on early home video.

Anyhow as I mentioned I'm on a big hunt for Pre-1978 Countdown episodes taped when they were originally aired so if anyone has them on home video please email me. Also ABC might like to digitally copy them to Digital Beta and air them in next January's Countdown season on Rage. 1975 was a fantastic year of Countdown because there was a lot of fantastic glam rock such as:SkyhooksSherbetHushAC/DC (They were once a glam metal group)Ray Burgessetc...

And I heard Alice Cooper also performed live on Countdown in March of 1975 however I'm not so sure if that footage was kept. And the fashion was real wild that year. Also the Temptations might have done Countdown around September of 1975 as well.

I've just GOTTA get those early episodes.

Troy
Wednesday 20th February 2002
11:53 am U.K.

ac_dc_rocks@hotmail.com

Did these Philips N series N1500, N1502, N1700 etc... sell in USA in NTSC format or were they sold in UK, Europe and Australia only in PAL format?

David
Sunday 3rd February 2002
8:56 pm U.K.

david@birmingham2002.freeserve.co.uk

Hello ! I have got a number of good video 2000 tapes that i am willing to sell, some have films on them, some are blanks. I live in the Birmingham region. Please e-mail me if you are interested. Thanks

LONG LIVE THE V2000 !!!

bradley
Saturday 2nd February 2002
8:07 pm U.K.

dirtyshagga@ntlworld.com

has any one got a philips /pye portable for spares? mine suddenly died many moons ago and ive now got the urge to fix it !!

Also I have extensive knowlege on the Grundig V2000 and VHS machines should anyone need advice on repairing them.. The VS 680 super vhs beast is my baby.. I trained in germany on that one !! what a beast.

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