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Anne Taylor
Monday 11th November 2002
9:52 pm U.K.

anneetaylor@tiscali.co.uk

We have a Phillips V2023 video recorder and some tapes. They have been stored in my fathers attic for a number of years and are in working order. Is anyone interested in these?

Mad Beta Collector
Sunday 10th November 2002
10:50 pm U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

I have a stereo Tv (1983) if i connect the Tv with my 1983 Stereo VCR will I get stereo sound?If so will it only come in phono and scart or just aerial connection?

Troy
Thursday 7th November 2002
4:19 am U.K.

ac_dc_rocks@hotmail.com

I've also being doing some experimentation with the Philips VCR format. When I got some cassettes from a bloke in Victoria one of them was empty, so I bought a cheap VHS tape and gutted it and loaded the VHS tape into the VCR cassette. Then I've recorded stuff off TV onto the VCR cassette using my Philips N1700, and it works!!! And the picture is pretty good too. I did the same experiment loading some Philips VCR tape into my gutted VHS cassette and did recordings on it and it also works!!! The picture does have a bit of tracking problems and streaks though, but that's because I'm using really old tape dating 1975 in my VHS which has been worn out a bit, but other than that the picture is not bad.

What happened was, when I fast forwarded one of my standard play VCR tapes, it spliced off near the end of the tape as it looked like it had a diagonal cut somewhere towards the end. So I loaded the last few minutes of the tape that was still stuck to the bottom spool onto my blank VCR cassette and checked if there was anything on it, there was nothing on it so I thought, yeah I could experiment and see how this tape would record on a VHS. Anyhow the program on that 60 minute cassette goes for 50 minutes so fortunately I haven't lost any of it. But unfortunately the program tracks terribly for some reason. Most of my other standard play VCR tapes play really good.

I must say it was a fun and successful experiment. Now if any of you's want to try this, DON'T use tape that's got recordings on it as early video recordings are really valuable because TV archives have been known to wipe old valuable archive material and you might have the only copy of whatever programs you have on VCR cassette.

Troy
Wednesday 6th November 2002
12:05 pm U.K.

ac_dc_rocks@hotmail.com

Hi everyone. As you's know I'm looking for 70's Countdown episodes on early video cassettes. And good to see some Aussies saying on the board they have a Philips VCR. Anyhow to all you Aussies reading that have 1970s Philips VCRs or 1970s National Cartridge VCRs or other early video machines, if any of you's have ANY Countdown episodes on early video cassettes, I would LOVE a copy of them especially if they are pre-1978. And just to let you's know my N1700 works and my N1500 works too. Although they have some faults especially the N1500, they both play cassettes quite nicely especially the N1500. I've been transferring Philips VCR recordings dating way back to 1975 to VHS tape although the earliest stuff is educational videos from a college library. I've also got some home Long Play Philips VCR recordings dating back to 1978 with the original TV ads which I've also transferred to VHS although the long play tapes tend to have more tracking problems than the standard play. Anyhow to all you Aussies out there, if any of you's want your Philips VCR cassettes transferred over to VHS I'll gladly do them as I LOVE transferring and watching really early home recordings, so contact me at my email address ac_dc_rocks@hotmail.com . Or if anyone in Australia wants to get rid of their Philips VCR and cassettes also contact me as I will love to have them.

And I have my Countdown hunt website at http://web.1earth.net/~funkydud/ . I'm still yet to update it, anyhow on my site I showed how my N1500 scallops tapes, well I've found the problem the head doesn't fully lace up as the lacing spool needs to be araldited, but problem easily solved I manually lace it up by rotating the bar on the top of head drum as I turn it on and most of the tapes play beautifully without any scalloping and hardly any tracking problems whatsoever.

Peter Löf
Wednesday 6th November 2002
8:38 am U.K.

plf66@hotmail.com

Are there any detailed information and pictures available on the Philips LDL1100 transportable VCR1500 recorder from ca 1977? Very little information about this machine is published on Internet.

Mad Beta Collector
Sunday 3rd November 2002
1:16 am U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

Hear Hear Steve

Pocketmobile
Friday 1st November 2002
4:50 pm U.K.

pocketmobile@telefonica.net

Hi: anybody have a full-working V2000 unit for sale?? I like to get one. I´m from Barcelona.Thanks.

Arnolf
Wednesday 30th October 2002
9:21 am U.K.

video2000@kuifeend.dds.nl

Steve, thanks very much for your advice! It’s nice to see that posting a message pays off.

I don’t smoke myself, but I got my machine from a flea market – so I don’t know about the previous owners. On the first machine I had there was an add-on “IR-eye” for remote control. With my Philips tv-remote I was able to perform most functions, just not “eject”. So in the end I put the machine into storage. Both the advice on the battery and on the controls give good confidence to try and get it back to working order.

steve whelan
Tuesday 29th October 2002
11:14 am U.K.

stevewhelan_mcr@hotmail.com

Just goes to show you how sad some people are doesn't it!!!!

To the post above that, Arnolf, the functions stopping working is probably just down to the tactile buttons wearing out or becoming dirty. Do you smoke? Nicotine stains ruin the contactability of switches and can lead to failure much earlier than normal.

With regards to the tuner losing it's stations - this is simpley down to the fact that the memory battery had reached the end of it's life of charging / re-charging cycles. Philips no longer sell the 3.6V tripple cell battery, but they do sell a 1.2V [for VHS machines and later V2000s] and a 2.4V for their 1980's/ early 1990's TVs. You can solder them together to make the 3.2V.

On the VR2022, the momory battery is on the processor PCB [1st to the left of the cassette carriage - as you look at the machine from the front.]

I don't know about the 2840, it's not one I've seen, but I assume it's one of the smart later machines, so it might only use a 1.2cell or the double 2.4V version.

These batteries are cheap [approx 1 pound in the UK] and they will cure the problem.

The switches are common to most philips VCRs, so you could buy a scrap VHS and salvage some spares.

Good Luck

Arnolf
Monday 28th October 2002
3:02 pm U.K.

video2000@kuifeend.dds.nl

Subject: Receiver & controls go bad

In the past I have owned two Philips V2000’s (2022 and 2840). Both of them were more or less in working order when I got them, but after a while functions (control buttons) started to fail. After a longer time also the receiver started to fail (“memory” for stations start to fail channel after channel). Although my knowledge of electronics is rather limited I guessed this might have something to do with the voltage, which is nowadays 230v instead of 220v. I think this somehow corrupts or destroys components. The reason for this ‘diagnose’ was that both displayed similar symptoms in similar order.

Question: can anyone tell me if this is indeed related to changed power and if there is any solution for this?. Or does anyone how I can prevent this if I buy another machine?

Thanks for your solutions/comments/thoughts, Arnolf

steve whelan
Monday 28th October 2002
1:29 pm U.K.

stevewhelan_mcr@hotmail.com

Whoever is posting the STUPID "snail" text messages, why don't you fcuk off back to the States. If you care to actually read what is going on on this page you'd see it was genuine people asking technical questions, trying to discover how to solve a V2000 problem, or, helping others with theirs. Read the message thanking Martin Potter a few posts above - that's what this site is about.

Three years ago, when I discovered this site, the Betamax page was like this. And look what happened to that. You filled it will trivial nonsense about how your machine was better than someone elses, were more concerned about e-bay bids than solving faults, and then the stupid ASCII txt messages appeared that 12year olds write on their nokia phones.

Grow up and you might get the beta chat page back, but p!ss about like that.. well, what do you expect?

Oh, and you'd put a genuine name and e-mail address instead of hiding.

Steve
Monday 28th October 2002
12:14 am U.K.

stevenhan27@hotmail.com

Sam

Re Grundig 2x4 instruction book. I have one but not on the computer. If you e-mail me your address, I could send you photocopies.

Steve.

Steve
Monday 28th October 2002
12:04 am U.K.

stevenhan27@hotmail.com

Thomas

Re Grundig 2x4 service manual. I suggest you buy Television magazine (try large newsagent like W H Smith) which has adverts from companies selling manuals.

Steve.

Thomas
Friday 25th October 2002
9:22 am U.K.

thomasmt84@lycos.co.uk

Hi, does anyone have a service manual (in PDF or MS word format) for a Grundig 2X4 super machine (its the machine without long play). My machine is fully working, but things could always go wrong, i would also like to repair some of my other machines but i cant do this very easily without the service manual.

if anyone has it (or if one even exists) in *.PDF or *.DOC format could you please e-mail it to me on thomasmt84@lycos.co.uk

Cheers!!-Thomas

Sam
Thursday 24th October 2002
1:33 pm U.K.

sam_douglas@hotmail.com

I had decided to pull out of storage my old V2000 VCR['Grundig 2x4 - GB' which was made in Germany and, although bought in UK,has all controls in German] to see if it would still play - and was verypleased that it did! I then found this chat page and one of your other contributors [I think it was Martin Potter] had given advice that an A/V connector kitcould be bought from ARGOS stores in the UK to enable the DIN socket on theback of the VCR to link to a SCART socket on a VHS machine. Again I am pleasedto say that having followed that advice,[the kit was £9-99] I was able totransfer some old V2000 family videos onto VHS with reasonable quality.

I'd therefore like to thank very much Martin Potter or whoever it was for providing that information - it saved me a great deal of hassle.

Finally, since the instruction book for this VCR seems to have disappeared doesanyone have that on a '.pdf' file they could E-Mail to me [I do not want aservice manual just the basic instructions]?

Many thanks

jappo
Wednesday 23rd October 2002
5:44 pm U.K.

J.Bell@student.fontys.nl

Hello,

Can anyone help me!?I'm a collector of v2000 and since I've had a Grundig 2x4, Universum 2x8, and a few vr2334 's. I also had a few vr2023 bud they had all the same problem. The vr2023 slow's down the drum speed when playing or recording, hereafter the video goes stand-by. I've already replaced the transistor witch poweres the drum motor, cleaned all connectors, and checked the drum motor itself. It didn't make a difference. Does anyone know about this problem?

Antonio
Wednesday 23rd October 2002
2:00 pm U.K.

antonio.dascoli@libero.it

Hello everyone, I have a Vr 2334 and I'm searching for V2000 cassette, also with no good tape inside, I need only the cartrige. If someone want sale please write me.

AMi
Wednesday 23rd October 2002
5:25 am U.K.

Aivars.Migla@lattelekom.lv

Wow! At last I have got a working V2000 machine but it is not mentioned on PALsite. The machine is Philips VR2414. Does anybody have information? The only problem is that I can not set up a clock. If it is analog to VR2021 clock setup then I have to find VR2021 manual that I own. VR2414 is missing a plastic glass cover (may be of red colour) over LEDs and digital indicators. AMi

Mad Beta Collector
Tuesday 22nd October 2002
10:40 pm U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

wanted Sanyo VTC M40 or 50 email meManchester area and must deliver

Neil
Tuesday 22nd October 2002
7:15 pm U.K.

neil_briffett@yahoo.com

Hi!

I recently got a real bargain ... a B and O 8802 (i think) TV for £10 ... it works like new!

Sadly being so old, it doesnt have a scart or phono input but some wierd connector i have never seen before.

Can anyone advise me on whether its possible to connect to my DVD player which only has phono out?

Replies to my email address would be greatly appreciated.

Neil

neil garrett
Monday 21st October 2002
7:48 pm U.K.

neilgee@ntlworld.com

i have 3 phillips v2000 tapes of early eighties music programmes that i would love to be transfered onto vhs all the tapes need spliceing together as over the years they snapped but from what i can remember a bit of super glue and there fine can anyone help.....neil...manchester...uk

Mad Beta Collector
Sunday 20th October 2002
3:00 pm U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

Anyone want a lasermax player with computer for trade for a laservision player or video2022etc

Please email meThanks

Michele
Thursday 17th October 2002
7:44 am U.K.

micbatt@yahoo.com

Can anyone on here transfer from Philips N1500 (VCR Format) - I have 2 VC60 tape and one VC45 with someone's important video. Can anyone transfer this over to VHS. My own N1500 has broke: the head doesn't work so I am unable to transfer it myself.

Thanks, Michele.

Michele
Thursday 17th October 2002
7:07 am U.K.

micbatt@yahoo.com

Hi!I'm write from Italy. I would know if somebody have videorecorder philips N1500. I should reverse 3 tape VCR to VHS. I have an old Videorecorder Philips N1500 but it doesn't work because the video-head is broken.Might You help me ???

RegardsMichele.

Iain Macpherson
Wednesday 16th October 2002
4:52 pm U.K.

imacphers@aol.com

Oh, and I forgot to say that I can't get it to tune in a TV station number (I can't see the picture on screen, but guess that after the SEARCH routine I should be pressing STORE and 01, etc) When I do that though, it reverts to 00 and won't do anything.

Iain Macpherson
Wednesday 16th October 2002
4:48 pm U.K.

imacphers@aol.com

I took my old V2000 Bang & Olufson Beocord 8802-V out of the loft and let it sit in the living room for a few hours (to avoid condensation in case it had chilled while it was in the loft).When I plugged it in, the clock and all the lights came on as normal but whenever I ask the cassette to move in any way (play, record, rewind or forward) I just get a nasty metallic-sounding chattering noise.I am also unable to tune the TV to the VCR.Any suggestions, or has this quietly died on me while it was in storage?

Giordano G.C.
Tuesday 15th October 2002
1:49 pm U.K.

CFP@Agnelli.it

Hi, I have a VR2220 and a VR2120 in good conditions. I think both should work fine, but I can't assure that as I don't have cartridges V2000. If anyone is interested to them, I may be contacted at the reported E-mail ; I'm shure we will reach an agreement. In any case my tel is 0039 011 698411. My best regards to all the readers.

Giordano G.C.

John McGinn
Sunday 13th October 2002
9:42 pm U.K.

john@mcginn.plus.com

Can anyone help me with an n1700. I bought one new around 1977 and used it for a few years. It has been in the box ever since together with around 8 cassettes recorded from the TV at the time.With great optimism, I switched it on today and loaded a tape. It seems to fire up OK but just goes through the motions of lacing up and down and then switching off. I suspect that it might be the belts that have stretched - in the same way that mine seems to have done over the same period!

Is it possible to still get replacement belts?Failing that, is there anyone who still repairs these things (I live in Chester, UK)?Failing that, is there a reasonable copying service for this format. (I Know that one of the tapes has footage of one of my children dancing on the TV, which I would like to recover in order to embarass him)?

Thomas
Saturday 12th October 2002
9:07 pm U.K.

thomasmt84@hotmail.com

Could anyone help me, i have a fully working grundig 2X4 super machine, only problem is the power supply generates a LOT of heat. It gets hotter than any 1980's VHS or beta machine that i own. Could anyone tell me if this is normal, or is something about to blow.(There is also pleanty of air space above it so air-flow is not a problem)

any help would be appreciated

-Thomas

Yanez Sambiglyon
Saturday 12th October 2002
12:23 pm U.K.

sambiglyon@btinternet.com

I'm after a V2000 machine in good condition, I need it to transfer some stuff on V2000 to DVD recorder :)

Cheers

Pete
Saturday 12th October 2002
12:06 pm U.K.

nanopete@hotmail.com

I have a Philips VR2022 with 5 cassettes - anyone interested ?East Midlands area

Adam
Friday 11th October 2002
1:05 am U.K.

chillen30@hotmail.com

Hello to everyone, I'm looking for anyone that has any beta tapes recorded back in the 80's from the NBC's day time soap operas from 1983 to 1988. I'm looking for these soaps, The Days Of Our Lives, Another World, And Santa Barbabra, I like watching the old soaps, commercials, and opening and closing themes....Please let me know if you have any or know who does...I would be intrested in buying them....Please responed to my E-mail: chillen30@hotmail.com

Thanx.....Adam

Olive Thomas
Wednesday 9th October 2002
11:25 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.com

Lucrezia! Long time no hear. We all thought you were dead...

...or banned from the chatpage.

anyways the new chatpage is at http://www.quicktopic.com/16/H/7L8CrFSk7E7

but please turn off the CAPS LOCK .....

LUCREZIA
Wednesday 9th October 2002
10:04 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

I HAVE A SUPERB COLLECTION OF V2000 ITEMS FROM WHICH I AM WILLING TO SELL ABOUT 500 V2000 VIDEO FILMS AND SOME V2000 PHILIPS VCRS ALL IN PERFECT ORDER. I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY SO LET ME KNOW IF ANYBODY READING THIS IS INTERESTED. I CAN ALSO TRANSFER FROM V2000 TO VHS IF NEEDED. THANK YOU

William Duffy
Wednesday 9th October 2002
9:22 am U.K.

xl5@iinet.net.au

Hi there

Just found this chat site & it looks great!

I am in Western Australia, & I used to have the Philips N1502 VCR. I still have some of the tapes with material on them, which I hoped to be able to transfer into another format, but never had the opportunity in the end.

Can anyone tell me where in Australia I may be able to get my hands one of the VCR's capable of playing these tapes?

Also, out of curiousity, what was the quality comparable with (vhs, svhs, etc..), as I recall the picture looked great?

William

Mike Buckett
Monday 7th October 2002
6:48 pm U.K.

mabuckett@hotmail.com

Just checked some old Video 2000 equipment I inherited.

PYE 22VR20 with 21VR20. This still works and is in very good condition, 1 tape with it.

Is there any demand/use for this equipment these days ?

Michael

she-snailie _@_v
Sunday 6th October 2002
12:34 am U.K.

_@_v

_@_v and can you please bring back the betamax chatpage? otherwise we'll just stay at http://www.quicktopic.com/16/H/7L8CrFSk7E7 ....

she-snailie _@_v
Sunday 6th October 2002
12:33 am U.K.

_@_v

RE:Name: Allen @ deej_mulder@hotmail.com Thursday 19th September 9:13 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - v-2000s were available from around 1979-85/6 so to get early 70s bbc broadcasts you'd need somebody with either a Sony u-matic (1971) or phillips vcr (1973). post-1978 broadcasts would've been recordable on betamax, vhs, or v-2000 vcrs (the three big-seller formats of that age)

jonnyjonjo
Friday 4th October 2002
11:16 pm U.K.

jonnyjonjo@gmx.de

Hello,

does anyone know anything thing about a philips VR2870?It was a HiFi Stereo Video 2000 (digital PCM)I have a small folder, but I want to know more about it.It was sold in 1985, but only on exhibitions.

Does anyone habe a VR2870?

I have many 2000 Rekorder (Grunig 850,880,1600,2000,2000a,2080,2200,2280,2280a and Philips 2334,2340,2350,2840)but I still search for a 2870.

Greets from Germany

Steve Simmonds
Friday 4th October 2002
2:45 pm U.K.

steve.simmonds@btinternet.com

I've just managed to pick up a 2nd generation V2000 Beocord 61 (Philips V2334 clone). Its suberb for playback of recordings from my VR2020 using the SCART to my TV. However, because the unit is from Germany, the RF side of things is devoid of sound due to the different varient of PAL used over there. Does anyone know of any "tweaks" inside that can modify the varient of PAL used? If not I've still got a great machine for playing existing recordings and making new ones via the AV connector. Thanks to anyone who can help!

Phill
Wednesday 25th September 2002
2:59 pm U.K.

johnsonphill@hotmail.com

If anyone has any phillips vr2020 /ITT 850/05 video recorders that are bin working order, please could you e-mail me. Will pay good money.

Thanks

steve
Tuesday 24th September 2002
3:04 pm U.K.

stevecreed@yahoo.com

wanted: 1 video 2000 machine in working order - will arrange collection uk.

Allen
Thursday 19th September 2002
8:13 pm U.K.

deej_mulder@hotmail.com

Hi. Can anybody copy some old BBC television recordings onto VHS for me? I'm after stuff from the 70's mainly, but early 80's will do. You guys are the only people out there with stuff that goes back to the early 70's. I am mainly interested in the continuity between the programmes but having the whole programmes would be nice too. If you have any footage of the BBC Schools idents that would be especially appreciated. Drop me an e-mail if you would like to help.

Mike
Tuesday 17th September 2002
1:02 pm U.K.

mikeluxy@yahoo.com

I have put a batch of Video 2000 tapes on ebay for sale....ow start price.....search on ebay as VIDEO 2000 TAPES BETAMAX RIVAL

mIK

Jean-Marc BRESKI
Monday 16th September 2002
3:40 pm U.K.

breskij@vectracom.fr

Hello,Does any one hold one VCR in working condition ? I would like to buy it.

Thank's for your answer.

Jean-Marc

Nick Carr
Monday 16th September 2002
11:33 am U.K.

ncarr@altamar.com

Thanks again Richie, I have a machine that works much better now, just a small bit of blurring to the bottom of the screen but I think I can put up with that.Cheers Nick.

Richie
Monday 16th September 2002
9:35 am U.K.

richiereyn@linuxmail.org

Hi Nick. The head switching adjustment is on one of the three boards located to the right of the cassette carriage. I can't remember exactly which one it is now, but if you are careful, you can adjust each one in turn until you find the right one, remembering of course the exact position that each one was in. The backup battery is located on the syscon board located to the left of the cassette carriage. The battery is at the bottom of the board so is difficult to see. It is a 3.6 volt battery (no longer available), but Philips produced 2.4v and 1.2v backup batteries for their VHS vcr's and televisions which are freely available. You can solder a 2.4v and a 1.2v together to make a 3.6v battery which can be easily mounted on the board. Hope this helps. Rich..

Nick Carr
Tuesday 10th September 2002
10:02 am U.K.

ncarr@altamar.com

Hi Richie, Thanks for the advice I will give it a go, with regards to head switch point how is this done and what board is the head servo board? (Probably obvious if I trace back the wiring). Thanks again for you help. Does anyone know about the memory back up supply for time and tuner as mine is lost on shutdown? Cheers Nick

Richie
Monday 9th September 2002
11:36 am U.K.

richiereyn@linuxmail.org

Hi Nick. First of all, the heads fitted to the 2020 are slightly different to the ones fitted to the 2022. The 2022 heads were modified so they could bend further to track in picture search - something not necessary on the 2020. The 2020 head can be used in the 2022, but picture search will never be perfect because the heads can't quite bend far enough to achieve the correct tracking angle. Secondly, the head height wasn't determined with feeler guages on the early machines. If you look at the top of the head there are three screws securing a round plate through which a threaded screw protrudes. This plate determines the head height. With the plate in place, push the head gently onto the shaft, down as far as it will go. The top of the shaft will eventually contact the plate stopping the head going any lower. This is the correct height. Lastly, tighten the head onto the shaft using the screw on top of the head. Now you may be lucky and it will play ok, but you may need to alter the head switch point electronically on the head servo board to rid yourself of any noise at the bottom (or top) of the screen. Bear in mind that if there is disturbance in picture search, there is nothing you can do to stop this. Hope this helps. Rich..

Nick Carr
Friday 6th September 2002
3:51 pm U.K.

ncarr@altamar.com

Can anyone help? I have a Phillips 2020 as spares and a 2022 I wish to repair, the head on the 2022 was no longer working (cracked peizo) so I have swapped it for the one from the 2020. When I first tried the machine the picture was not bad but for a bit of distortion to the bottom of the picture, so I decided to adjust the head height and things have just got worse I either get a very bad picture that goes from black and white to colour or distortion and noise at the top or bottom of the picture. Does anyone know the correct height the head should be fitted, (maybe if I were to use feeler gauges) is the orientation of the head to the motor shaft important? Also the clock memory and tuner memory how is this done is it a battery or a capacitor? (is their a good fix for this)

Claire Gavalda
Friday 6th September 2002
3:41 pm U.K.

gilga@aol.com

Hello!I lost the A/V Connector of my Philips VR2022. Does someone have an unutilized A/V Connector that is compatible with my recorder? Of course I will pay for it!Thank you very much!

JSP - B2
Friday 6th September 2002
1:27 pm U.K.

administrator @ betahifi com

does anyone have any v2000 vcr's for sale<br><br>in australia?

Steve Whelan
Wednesday 4th September 2002
3:02 pm U.K.

stevewhelan_mcr@hotmail.com

To David with the VR2020 B&W problem

If the image on the screen is actually OK [other than being B/W] i.e. geometrically OK, then it's very unlikely to be anything to do with the head bearings. The fact that things go OK after 25mins or so hints that it's something related to temperature. There's probably some components on the Chroma PCB that have somehow become temp. dependant [or if you're lucky. it might just be the actual edge connector that has gone a bit dodgy]. Look for a PCB inside [if you feel happy to open the unit - but remember to switch it off - AND with V2000, wait a minute or so for the High Voltage caps to discharge] with delay line components on it [quite large blue componants, narrow and tall - there's about two or three of them on the same PCB] and remove it and re-insert it - it's worth a try. After that I'm sorry, but I don't know exactly where to look on the PCB itself to fault find.

David
Wednesday 28th August 2002
10:48 am U.K.

dt@artscience.scotborders.co.uk

Hi,I have a Philips V2020 and unfortunately it plays in black/white for the first 25 minutes or so, then it is perfect. Any ideas? The TV repair man said the head motor bearings get tired/stiff & may need lubricating. Any truth in this?Cheers, David

Johan Dijkhuis
Tuesday 27th August 2002
12:56 pm U.K.

j.dijkhuis@inter.nl.net

Hi there,

I have an Erres 2324 machine which is working fine except for the fact that it doesn't want to switch on for long periods of time, and then a few months later, it just works perfectly again, until it refuses to switch on again. Anyone know what could be the problem?

Troy
Saturday 17th August 2002
2:12 pm U.K.

ac_dc_rocks@hotmail.com

I noticed these Philips and Grundig Video 2000 machines were popular in UK and Germany in the early 1980's. I was wondering did the Video 2000 machines ever sell in Australia and USA? I know the old 1970's Philips VCRs N1500/N1501/N1502/N1512/N1700/N1702 sold in Australia during the mid and late 70's but I never heard about any Video 2000 machines being on the Australian market.

Geoff
Sunday 11th August 2002
8:51 pm U.K.

Geoff@gwenham.fsnet.co.uk

Anyone interested in an ITT 580 Video 2000? When last used it was working except that it kept turning itself off every few minutes. There are a few tapes and the instruction booklet. I am in Hampshire.

Stu Holden
Thursday 8th August 2002
10:49 pm U.K.

stuart.cypress@virgin.net

I have a working Philips V2020 and a tape to go with it.Does anyone know how much it is likely to be worth?

Tom Mountford
Wednesday 31st July 2002
2:21 pm U.K.

tom.mountford@talk21.com

SONY BVW10P (SP MODIFIED) AUCTION NOW IN PROGRESS!

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To take a look at the full description and pictures of the player in operation just follow the link below:

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Steve
Tuesday 30th July 2002
12:13 am U.K.

stevenhan27@hotmail.com

MartinRe Grundig 2x4 super.Yes, this is normal. There's no picture in stop mode.Steve

Martin
Monday 29th July 2002
11:15 pm U.K.

martin_tg84@hotmail.com

I have recently been given some grundig 2X4super V2000 machines, none of them worked, but i managed to swap some boards around to get one working.I think there may be a problem though, i cant get a picture from the tuner when in stop mode, but i can when in recording mode and when tuning it in. I've tried swapping the tuner with another machine but it still behaves exactly the same. Could anyone tell me if this is normal, or a fault. I am asking because i know these machines are wierd -having to press 3 buttons to get it to record! and their non-standard button labels.Any help would be appreciated, thanks-Martin

Stein
Monday 29th July 2002
7:04 am U.K.

stein.hjeltnes@stami.no

To Iain - B&O Beocord 8800.

If i were you, I would have tried if it is still working. I don't know if it is 1, 5 or 10 years since it was used, but electronic equipment such as capasitors etc kan very well fail after years of storage.

If you don't intend to use it yourself, then I propose that you do advertise it for sale (or giveaway if major fault). I would not just throw it away.

Beocord 8800 is a clone of Philips VR 2020.

Iain
Sunday 28th July 2002
2:25 pm U.K.

imacphers@aol.com

I have a Bang & olufsen Beocord 8800 video recorder in my loft with, I think one or possibly two blank tapes. We bought it as an ex rental unit back in 1985, and used it for years. It was in full working order when I put it away so guess it still is now.

Is this worth holding onto, or is it just scrap taking up space?

Mike Bennett
Tuesday 23rd July 2002
12:49 pm U.K.

mike@tvmuseum.co.uk

I had an email from a lady called Joyce who is trying to dispose of a Philips VR2020. If you can find a good home for such a beast, please email her at: WellsJoyce@aol.com

Many thanks.

Mike.

PS The VR2025 and Tapes have now gone.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

alex
Monday 22nd July 2002
8:02 pm U.K.

alexander.kuhla@web.de

hello ! are you interested to buy an phillips vr2324 + 20 cassetts. please make an offer to me. i will write you back.

Mad Beta Collector
Sunday 21st July 2002
2:53 pm U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

Mike, you can get a adapter for the grundig vcr from Argos The tv and video digital ready connector kit. Beside it isn't unusual it a german connection and as far as i know they seem pretty common but on the philips v2020 etc thats very different....

Mike Grant
Sunday 21st July 2002
12:24 am U.K.

mike.grant1@btinternet.com

Hi There

Im feeling pretty lucky!...over the past 2 weeks ive managed to track down 2 video 2000 VCR machines...one in full working order GRUNDIG V 2080 and the other(PHILLIPS V 2020 ) in for repair!...one via a boot sale for £10.00 and one free from the local dump!! :)

My question is this....id like to connect via the video out plug directly into my VHS machine for the perpose of dubbing off old ads and continuity....The AV output plug on the Grunding V2080 is a strange 6 pin affair (a standard DIN plug wont fit!)..... does anyone know where i can obtain a suitable lead....?

Any help appreciated

Ta

Mike

Steve Szmidt
Saturday 20th July 2002
2:42 pm U.K.

steve@szmidt.screaming.net

How much should I pay for a VR2220 and VR2120, boxed as new, never used with batteries, charger etc? I have seen one for sale in my local paper. They also have 200 pre recorded V2000 tapes on offer.

Regards,

Steve Szmidt

Dave
Tuesday 16th July 2002
12:55 pm U.K.

freddles69@btinternet.com

V2000 on ebay now if anyone interested

Tim Duggan
Tuesday 16th July 2002
4:02 am U.K.

tim_duggan@hotmail.com

I'm looking for some one in Perth, Western Australia with any V2000 model. I work at a TV production company and someone has a V2000 cassette with some vision on it they would like to donate to the local comunity TV station. Any assistance would be aprecited.

Mad Beta Collector
Monday 15th July 2002
11:25 pm U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

when the vcr is switched on and the tv is recieving the vcr tuner.when the vcr has ejected there is a vertical bar on the screen is that normal?

regards

Paul

Martin
Monday 15th July 2002
10:47 pm U.K.

m.m.potter@tesco.net

Wanted faulty Grundig 2x4 super V2000 machine ,also tapes with recordings from the early 80's adverts etc..I am also looking for a faulty but complete Philips N1500/N1501 VCR email me

Thanks .

Mad Beta collector
Monday 15th July 2002
11:39 am U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

check this out.....http://www.tesa.co.nz/CAT%5CCV50VP00.HTMyou can buy pinch rollers!!

omar
Sunday 14th July 2002
12:26 am U.K.

scarface789@hotmail.com

any 1 from nottingham or near nottingham wanna chat??????????

Mad Beta Collector
Wednesday 10th July 2002
9:19 am U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

already got the 2x4 grundig instructions!!

:)

Martin
Monday 8th July 2002
10:18 pm U.K.

m.m.potter@tesco.net

I have the Full Grundig 2x4 super Instruction book in Adobe format on CDROM if anyone needs this ,please email me .

Martin
Monday 8th July 2002
10:13 pm U.K.

m.m.potter@tesco.net

Wanted Philips N1500 / N1501 VCR for spares ,must be complete Thanks

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

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

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.

m.m.potter@tesco.net

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.

LouisRayner@wonderfulrediffusion.fslife.co.uk

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.

bogdan_blai@yahoo.com

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.

mike@tvmuseum.co.uk

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.

mike@tvmuseum.co.uk

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.

mike@tvmuseum.co.uk

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 mike@tvmuseum.co.uk 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.

stevewhelan_mcr@hotmail.com

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

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

stevewhelan_mcr@hotmail.com

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.

danm2208@hotmail.com

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)

=======================================================================

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.

alanm@microsoft.com

squaw38 r u there?

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

keithjones-xl5@supanet.com

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.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

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.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

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.

keithjones-xl5@supanet.com

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.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

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

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

puchki75@hotmail.com

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.

e.hope@ukstamp.co.uk

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.

guntergoetz@gmx.de

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.

stevenhan27@hotmail.com

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.

guntergoetz@gmx.de

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.

guntergoetz@gmx.de

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.

neil.linford@blueyonder.co.uk

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 !)

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