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Tuesday 27th May 2003
8:02 pm U.K.



I am currently looking for a working V2000 machine. I have approx 15 tapes at home, some of which contain Video footage of my late father, and I am in need of a Video player so that I can transfer these to VHS. I am not bothered about record quality as I shall not be using this function

I do not mean to seem rude, but I am a student and so excessive prices and long distances may prove a problem. I would quite happily give this machine away to an enthusiast after I am finished with it as my main aim is to transfer family footage over to VHS.

I live in Presto (lancashire) and do own a car (25 years old!) so I can travel the surrounding areas.

Many thanks for all your time - I do hope this request is successfull.


P.S WE do have a working Betamax recorder at home, as as part of a return favour I can transfer a few Betamax cassettes over to VHS!! :-)

Friday 23rd May 2003
11:46 am U.K.


Hi! I'm new to this list - I'm sorry if I am going off-topic here but I'd just like to ask/say one or two things. Firstly I have an old N1700 Philips VCR. It's working (largely) OK - most of the electronics are fine and the mechanical side of this VCR although it sounds "tired" (it takes forever to rewind) seems to be in order. The biggest problem though is that my N1700 has a problem in that colour is missing - everything recorded and played back is in black and white! There's a fuse on the main board (top right) which seems to do nothing so I'm guessing some voltage isn't making it to the board, indiciating a power supply fault - but what's wrong with the power supply I don't know :( (and I'd rather have a N1700 with a colour fault than a dead N1700!).

Also, can anyone tell me what's the best way to store/treat such an ancient machine to make sure it works for as long as possible? I tend to use the N1700 as little as possible, is this the best way? Can I carry out any general mantienence to prolong its life?

Finally if anyone has any old N1700 tapes they don't want :) please email me, I'm always after N1700 tapes (esp. if they have old material on!)

Thank you.


Monday 19th May 2003
2:37 pm U.K.


Hi Gize.

It is now 19 May 2003

I have two Grundig Video 2000 machines, a 2200 model and an 880 model. The latter has a removeable infra-red control unit and I also have the remote control for that (currently without active battery). One (the 880) hasn't worked for a good while, the other has only just been found to have ceased working. Which is a shame coz some of my old tapes have pix of my late wife on, and others are of historical interest, like Live Aid 1986.

Does anybody still repair these machines? Or does anyone know where I can get a replacement. Or as a last restort, anybody interested in 80 or more Video-2000 tapes?

Here's hoping there are answers to the earlier hopes.

...and by the way, I have also inherited about 100 old Betamax tapes (along with a Betamax machine, which works fine except for not giving sound over to my tele ~ which could be the tele's fault), most with western movies on, which I'd be happy to let go to a betamax aficionado.

Write soon, just to let me know this site is still alive.


Sunday 18th May 2003
9:13 pm U.K.


VR2020 colour instruction manual - I have one of these in good condition if anyone wants it for a couple of quid?

Let me know, first come first served.

Will be disposed of by 23/5 if no interest.

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Clive Fincham
Friday 16th May 2003
3:20 pm U.K.


I have Phillips V2000 Type VR 2022 /05 no. W0 10 221 8 202/700 and 29 double-sided tapes. The machine does not work. I would like to find someone who can repair it OR I will sell the lot to someone who can make good use of it. I live in Deeping St James near PETERBOROUGH. Email clivefin@aol.com

John Wilkes.
Sunday 11th May 2003
6:50 pm U.K.


For sale: Pye 22VR20/21VR20 video combination in original boxes. Mains power supply/timer/tuner unit & separable portable video recorder with two re-chargeable batteries. These batteries probably don't work. When playing cassettes the recorder produces a picture mostly covered in 'snow'. In fast-wind mode it pulls whichever end of the tape it reaches off the relevent hub instead of automatically stopping. Offers or part-exchange for a Grundig two speed Video 2000 recorder. English West Midlands.

Tim Alston
Sunday 11th May 2003
6:32 pm U.K.


Hi,In one of the archives on this site, I found mention of the Sony TGV-3. I am looking to get hold of one of these units, so if anyone who reads this has one or comes accross one, I would be happy to make an offer (although not a really high offer - im a student).Thanks,Tim

Monday 5th May 2003
5:17 pm U.K.


I currently have available 2 Grundig 2x4 Super VCR's in good working order. I also have some tapes and instruction manuals. There is also a rare item which is the AV unit which plugs into the rear of a Philips V2020 /21 series to enable video/audio input/output.

I am located in the Manchester area and can deliver within 40 miles of the M60 as I travel a lot during the course of my work.The VCRs are not suitable for sending via the mail/courier due to the way the courier companies throw them about. If anyone is interested then e-mail with sensible offers for what is now becoming a rarity.

Sunday 4th May 2003
9:46 am U.K.


Philips N1500 :


Martin Potter
Wednesday 30th April 2003
9:14 pm U.K.


Wanted Philips N1500 working or not for spares must be complete I will pay postage costs .I have a working Philips VR2022 will swop for N1500 if anyone is interested .

Joao Vaz
Wednesday 30th April 2003
4:07 pm U.K.


OFFER: hi there! I'm selling (or perhaps OFFERING) my Philips V2000 to any-one willing to copy my seven tapes into the VHS format. The reason why I cannot do this myself is because the video displays an image with a slight problem that I believe shouldn't be too difficult to solve. Anyway it won't cost you much and I'm no longer using it so drop me a line. I live in Portugal but I travel quite often...

Wednesday 30th April 2003
1:16 pm U.K.


Hello! I've got Grundig V2000 2x4 silver! This is excellent VCR and I'm still playing&recording on it! I have also 50 V2000 480h tapes and NEED MORE :-) !!!!Where can I buy new one tapes or slighty used? Best regardsBonkersWarsaw - Poland

Richard Parsons
Tuesday 29th April 2003
6:55 am U.K.


Hello,Can anyone help me as I am located in Hampshire, UK and would like to borrow a Philips V2000 player for a day to allow me to transfer some old tapes. I would take extra special care with it (promised) as I could transfer this to DVD as I have the Philips DVD recorder. I would be happy to transfer some video tapes of your own to DVD if you would like?

Nick Daly
Friday 25th April 2003
3:48 pm U.K.


Hi there,

I think I have a mint condition Philips 2020 sitting in my loft at my parents. Please can someone let me know what it worth today? I'm going to take it out this weekend as I haven't given it a second thought for about 7 years. Hopefully it wont blow up!


Sue Sysum
Tuesday 22nd April 2003
5:23 pm U.K.


Hi everyone I'm wondering if someone may be able to help me Im looking for a Film called "The last snows of Spring" that was on V2000. I can't seem to find it anywhere and was wondering if anyone has a normal video copy that I could buy off of them. My Mother and I have been looking for this film for a number of years, I was 8 the last time it was on T.V and Im now 25 and long to see it again.Please if anyone can help me don't hesitate to e-mail me:)

Tuesday 22nd April 2003
12:56 am U.K.


Message to Jim Lovie.

Ref your question on Grundig 4004 model. This is system before V2000 similar to Philips 1500 machines. See my message just above yours on this page re group on Yahoo where you should find more info.

Sunday 20th April 2003
7:47 pm U.K.


Wanted - a good home for Video 2000 machines which must be disposed of, five in all - two Philips and three Grundigs. Free to someone willing to collect and save them from being dumped in the skips. I have a Philips 2020 and a 2022 (I think it's a 2022). 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 units 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. If I can lay my hands on 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. PLEASE NOTE - These units MUST be collected from Hereford (lower Midlands). I neither have the time or the resources to and for courier collection so please don't ask. They have to be collected. First come, first served.

Wednesday 9th April 2003
4:30 pm U.K.



I'm selling a Grundig Video2000 model 2x4 on Ebay, if anyone interested...


Best Regards.

Eric Edwards
Monday 7th April 2003
10:26 pm U.K.


I have an old Philips VR6560(bought in 1983?):For the past 6 month the sound have started to go bad (Disturbance so loud that I cannot hear the real sound)and I have had to "heat"/run it for 10 min before the the sound is OK again. Obviously this is very anoying and I would like to do something about it.

I know only a little about electronics but I guess some of the electrolytic cappactors have gone bad but I do not realy know. (it is worth noting that sound from a prerecorded tape is OK without "preheating")

I do not have the circuit drawings (Where can I get them?) and do not know if this will be adifficult task to tacle.

Does anybody have any idea what is wrong and what can be done about it. I do not want to throw away the best VCR I ever bought and I think paying for a repair would be to expensive for an old recorder like this.ThanksEric

steve rowley
Tuesday 1st April 2003
7:25 pm U.K.


Wanted: Philips 2840 or other second generation Philips V2000 machine, also any B&O V2000 machine. Wanted, service manuals for 2334, 2324 and 2840, heads for second generation Philips machines. Thanks.

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