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Saturday 14th November 2009
10:58 am U.K.



I'm auctioning a fully working Philips N1501 on Ebay in excellent condition, please take a look if that's of interest, item number 300366765292

It's quite unusual to find an N1501 model in any condition nowadays, so thought some fellow collectors reading this page might like to hear about it.

Best wishes


Tuesday 13th October 2009
6:31 pm U.K.


Hello!I just bought a Radiola 20VR23 V2000 VCR, the French equivalent to the Philips VR2023. But when I plug it in, it goes fast forward for some seconds. During that, no button responds, no fonction is available. Then it goes in standby mode and a little dot lights up in the bottom-right corner of the band counter. No fonction is still available. I cannot even set the clock. Help me please! Thank you in advance.

Sunday 30th August 2009
6:20 pm U.K.


I have just listed two V2000 VCRs on ebay. One is an example of the first Grundig 2x4, and the other is a Grundig 2x4 Super. Full details are on the item listings.

Wednesday 26th August 2009
11:25 am U.K.


I have just been given a 'Grundig System Video 2000 (2x4)

There is one tape in it.

I notice when I pull back the top plastic cover on the tape I do not see any tape going over the brass rollers...is this normal.

When I place the tape in the machine I hear a flapping wing noise and then a sudden motor whirl down and then silence.

When I try to play the tape I hear the same noises.Taking the top cover off the actual tape playing area has another steel cover over it so I can not see what is happening.

Any ideas?

Cheers Jim


Thursday 13th August 2009
7:10 pm U.K.


Du Pont produced a longer V2000 tape called a VCC540. This produced a tape length of 9 hours (4h 30 mins per side). I bought a couple in Holland, not sure if they were available anywhere else? My Grundig 2x4 Super used to think it was a 4 hour. Much later a similar problem with VHS 300 tapes and the ATTS system (although at least with my VS660 Nicam you can adjust and enter the tape length via the remote) Also Grundig produced (towards the end) a really good looking VCC with a much larger tape window(during the maple leaf shield period - I guess when Philips had a share in the company).

Tuesday 28th July 2009
3:51 pm U.K.


Hi All

I used to work for Grundig technical & am willing to help where I can withV2000 machine problems

Sunday 12th July 2009
8:10 pm U.K.



I have a Philips VR2324 V2000 machine, with no instruction manual. Does anyone know if there is any way of altering the tracking on this machine manually?


Saturday 20th June 2009
5:16 pm U.K.


Philips N1500 video recorder found on ebay with tapes Item number: 110404702350

Andy W
Tuesday 26th May 2009
11:25 am U.K.


Hi, after finding a Grundig 2x4 Super in my grans attic i have geve it a quick check over and plugged it in, everything works well except that i cannot tune it into my tv, is there a channel adjustment screw on the back of the recorder, there appears to be afew adjustmentn screws on the back of the recorder, any advice would be greatly appreciated ?, Many Thanks, Andy

Sunday 24th May 2009
3:50 pm U.K.


Hi all,I have a Philips VR2340 stereo.It's fully functional but it have a problem:when I press PICTURE SEARCH or REVERSE button after few seconds there is an image noise and I hear noise of the tape what curls into mechanism drive.If I press PICTURE SEARCH ffwd is OK.Play reproduction is perfectly.Rewind tape is ok.

Why i have a problem with PICTURE SEARCH REVERSE?bEST REGARDSMike from Italy

Wednesday 20th May 2009
12:46 pm U.K.


hi i have about 40 v2000 tapes+a dimantled philips 2020.most tapes are home recordings but about 12 proper films maybe more. i did have video working but onley in black+white you arange pick up+they are free. also if anyone has betamax sony sl-c7e parts rubber tyres belts give me price thank you anthony

Andy W
Saturday 25th April 2009
5:02 pm U.K.


Hi, I have removed the power pcb from the 2x4 super and there is a huge split in the middle of the board, this is obviously why the machine will not power on, i really do want to get the player working, it's such a beauty, does anyone have a spares machine and would be willing to sell a good power circuit board or is there anyone that knows where i can find a suitable replacement, any help is greatly appreciated, Many Thanks, Andy, can email to - wildeysteed@aol.com

Andy W
Thursday 23rd April 2009
8:19 pm U.K.


Hi, ive just received a grundig 2x4 super, the heads are absoultely mint, everything looks superb apart from the power section, there is a small crack in the board here but doesnt appear to be damaging any prints, it will not power on atall, please can anyone help, this machine is such a beauty and i would love to get it working, any help atall is greatly appreciated - can email to wildeysteed@aol.com

Thursday 23rd April 2009
4:01 am U.K.



There is a group for the Philips N1500/1700 videos on Yahoo which might help.


Matthew Gibb
Friday 17th April 2009
9:10 am U.K.


first time looker, first time poster here

In my recent acquision of twenty video machines of VHS and beta, there were two Phillips N1500's that I took home as well

They need a new plug as the machines were hard wired in an amateur TV enthusiasts shedWould anyone be interested in themI'm in South Australia and postage might be difficult as they weight a ton

Andy W
Tuesday 14th April 2009
11:59 am U.K.


Hi, i am considering purchasing a VR2020 but it has a problem, once tapes are loaded it stops and the tape cannot be removed without taking the machine apart, does anyone know what this problem is and how it can be repaired as i'd like to purchase the player ?, Thanks, Andy.

Saturday 11th April 2009
1:15 pm U.K.


Has anyone actually attempted to build a a/v box for the Vr2020 family vcrs?

I've just started but have gotten stuck on finding a connector for the 20pin male socket

Dave Brown
Thursday 5th February 2009
11:08 pm U.K.


Hi all....I am looking to purchase a Pye 2120 - 2220. This is the badged version of the Philips Portable. Good price paid for mint condition. Thanks Dave

Wednesday 4th February 2009
6:20 am U.K.



If no luck here, you might try group.yahoo.com and search for v2000_vcr group


Monday 12th January 2009
1:15 pm U.K.


Hi everybody,I wanted to reactivate my Grundig 2X4, which was stored for 2 years after working absolutely fine without any problems.Now it does not run the cassettes (run, fastforward and reverse) any more. What can happen in the retirement (in my dry and clean cellar) with the system?Does anybody know a technician/TV service in Nuremberg (or close-by) who still repairs V2000? (should be, since Grundig produced in Nuremberg-Langwasser).

Wednesday 17th December 2008
5:49 pm U.K.


Hi!I need a service manual for Philips VR2414. Is there someone who can sell me one?Thanks!

Saturday 13th December 2008
11:28 am U.K.


Grundig Minerva 2080 2x4/2x8 available Ebay.This product is NOT WORKING.http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250342407842&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=015

Monday 24th November 2008
5:40 am U.K.


Don, I made a very stupid typo above. when I suggested you try a SCART or phono connection to your TV, I should have said VIDEO, not RF!Regards, Bill

Thursday 20th November 2008
5:19 am U.K.



There is a user site for the Philips 1500/1700 videos on Yahoo groups which might help


Dag Erik Larssen
Tuesday 18th November 2008
9:28 pm U.K.


Hi!Nice site!I have a Philips VR 2022, but I need to replace the Video Head. Anyone who knows where I can get one?Thanks for helping!

Monday 10th November 2008
5:48 pm U.K.



I've just had a clear out and found 32 unopened blank tapes.

If anyone is interested in them let me know.

Saturday 1st November 2008
10:30 am U.K.



Schematics/Service Information of Philips VR2023 for sale.Make a fair offer.

Note: the change notes (chapter 6, some 10 pages are in dutch)

Postage to be paid by buyer.

Best regards, Ruben

Saturday 1st November 2008
2:58 am U.K.


I have just pulled my old N1501 out of storage after 20 years. It powers-up but obviously all the belts have changed into a gooey mess. Can anybody help me with repalcement suggestions and/or instructions? If you want to email me, just remove all the numbers from my email (didn't need any more spam!)Cheers, Roderick

magda cole
Wednesday 29th October 2008
1:09 pm U.K.


Grundig 2x4 available

Cant remember if its a 2x4 or 2x4 Super ?Was working ok last time it was used 15+ years agoPlus another in unknown condition I got at a radio rally for sparesPlus various tapesPlus the add on remote control receiver (unfortunately lost theactual remote controller)

I'm in the Basingstoke area(would need to be collected)

Anyone interested ?

[also posted on the yahoo V2000 group]

Sunday 26th October 2008
9:38 pm U.K.


Hi,I'm based in Manchester, UK and i'm interested in getting hold of V2000 VCR and tapes. Anything considered provided in good working order and with good picture. Also interested in an early Trinitron TV.Please drop me a line if anything of interest is available.Thanks!

Saturday 18th October 2008
10:08 pm U.K.


V2000 cassettes on ebay 60 going cheap if anyone out there is looking for any. Item number: 110299428515

Wednesday 15th October 2008
4:04 pm U.K.


I have a fully operational Phillips VR2324 machine (V2000) for sale. It has recently been fully overhauled, and has a new pinch roller and memory battery. I have just finished copying all of my old V2000 tapes on to DVD using this machine. It is a European spec. model with a PAL B/G tuner. It will play all V2000 tapes, but will only record in the UK via the SCART input. This works fine. I can provide photos of the machine by email. Offers please.

I also have a quantity of used V2000 tapes, a mixture of VCC360 and VCC480. These have various old programmes and films taped during the period 1980 - 1987.

Tuesday 7th October 2008
11:03 am U.K.


This is not a technical question in any way, but I am looking for one or two programs from the eighties - and because these are the video recorders from that time, just maybe someone here can help me. I am looking for the Noel Edmnds Saturday Roadshow from 1988 (sorry, I have no specific date)? Did anyone perhaps record this on their vcc (or VHS or betamax or Umatic etc., I have placed this message on other forums as well)? There was an item on there called "clown court" that I am trying to find. Thanks.

Monday 6th October 2008
4:13 pm U.K.


They said it lost because there wasn't enough adult videos, but that isn't true... hehehe. Nudge nudge.

Sunday 5th October 2008
6:12 am U.K.



I'm looking for old ex rental V2000 or Betamax movie video tapes for my collection. If you have any that you want to sell, please e-mail me with a list of titles or even photo's. I am interested in single tapes or job lots and i collect all types, family, action, horror, comedy, adult.If there are any other collectors out there, i have many tapes available for trades too so please get in touch. morguemaster@googlemail.com

Sunday 28th September 2008
4:01 am U.K.



If your VCR only needs new pinch roller, any engineer should be able to fit new one as same as VHS machines. Early Philips VHS models (maybe even later ones) probably used same rollers. I bought VHS parts (rollers and drive belts) for my Grundig V2000 videos and fitted them myself - a while ago but if memory right, roller just pulled off spindle.


Chris Roberts
Wednesday 24th September 2008
11:01 am U.K.


I recently bought a Philips VR2424 Video 2000 vcr. Unfortunately it damages tapes during playback. Picture looks good, although wind back and the damage done is clear to see. I'm told it may be due to a Pinch Roller problem.

Anyone recommend a UK based Engineer, still capable of handling the format?

Tuesday 23rd September 2008
11:18 am U.K.


So, it's http://groups.yahoo.com/group/v2000_vcr/

Tuesday 23rd September 2008
3:26 am U.K.


Get into Yahoo site groups section then you want v2000_vcr


Saturday 20th September 2008
9:49 am U.K.


Do you have the URL of that group? I can't seem to find it.

Friday 19th September 2008
3:29 am U.K.



There is a V2000 group on Yahoo. You might find more info there.


Friday 5th September 2008
9:39 pm U.K.


Hi, Love the site. especially the V2000 section. I just wonder if anyone can help. I have a Pye (Phillips?) 23VR33 machine, but it does not seem to be listed on the site? There is a 34 so is this it by another name? I am also in the process of transferring V2000 tapes to dvd via lovely Sony MC3 without need for PC. Thing is there is on some tapes a central band of interference across the picture. is there any way of removing the band? Should I try another machine if I can get one? Thanks

Friday 29th August 2008
7:20 am U.K.


Dear All

I have a Philips VR 2022, remote, original manual and approx 10 tapes. It has been in the attic for the past 20 years. I'm not sure if it works but I can't bear to take it to the rubbish tip.

Is anyone interested in giving it a home or using it for spares? All I need is enough money to cover the postage.

Best regards - Clive

Saturday 23rd August 2008
8:56 pm U.K.


V2000 used video cassettes all with old recordings on both sides from UK off air TV some have rare stuff on them, Im selling per box of 50 cassettes for 50 includes free postage within the UK. If you choose to collect then you can have 70 cassettes for 50 . I have over 600 or more left.Also Philips N1501 VCR Video Recorder very rare in good condition needs belts and service 299box of 10 Philips N1500 VC Video cassettes received from Thames area last used 1976/1977 35 plus postage (14)

Martyn Ransom
Sunday 3rd August 2008
10:45 pm U.K.


Hello all!I bought a Grundig Video 2000 machine in 1982. It came with a add on remote control unit, and it cost me a total of 685. When you consider that I only earnt 65 a week in those days, that was quite a lot of cash! It was a fine machine when it worked, but it did have a few problems with drop-out, etc. Even the tapes were very expensive, with a 8 hour (480)tape setting me back around 24 a time. Madness!It's good to see that the old format is still being talked about. I still have loads of tapes, and 1 machine, (not the original though) this one cost me 25 about 15 years ago. Not sure if it still works. Must try it out one day.I will return to this site soon, but for now, cheerio.

Martyn Ransom
Sunday 3rd August 2008
10:42 pm U.K.


Hello all!I bought a Grundig Video 2000 machine in 1982. It came with a add on remote control unit, and it cost me a total of 685. When you consider that I only earnt 65 a week in those days, that was quite a lot of cash! It was a fine machine when it worked, but it did have a few problems with drop-out, etc. Even the tapes were very expensive, with a 8 hour (480)tape setting me nack around 24 a time. Madness!It's good to see that the old format is still being talked about. I still have loads of tapes, and 1 machine, (not the original though) this one cost me 25 about 15 years ago. Not sure if it still works. Must try it out one day.I will return to this site soon, but for now, cheerio.

Stephen Gray
Tuesday 29th July 2008
8:04 pm U.K.


Hi all, great site. I'm after a V2000 tape (and other vintage tape formats!) for training purposes. I'll be teaching archivists how to recognise and care for old tapes. Anyone have a spare tape to donate toa good cause? It doesn't even have to work. Cheers - Stephen (gray__@hotmail.com)

Sunday 27th July 2008
8:32 am U.K.


Hey i have a question. i bought a video 2000. but it has no scart output. the tv output dont work. i think the tv dont read it on the videoIN.

the video 2000 has although a round AVout. can i use this one? what is that output named today? i find it nowwhere.plz give me some hinds... thx

Saturday 26th July 2008
12:13 am U.K.


Found a philips N1500 video cleanning cassette on ebay not seen one of these in a while. Item number: 120286385428

Thursday 10th July 2008
11:13 pm U.K.


Nice site! I am certainly interested in offers. Email me at Jessamy@thebox.bz

Michael Wincott
Friday 4th July 2008
8:38 pm U.K.


Looks like a nice machine just listed on ebay: http://tinyurl.com/54usgf

peter cook
Monday 30th June 2008
11:14 am U.K.


Hi I am peter and I have some old v2000 tapes with nostalgic content and I want to find anywhere that can copy them onto disc or memory card etc as i have no machine to play themhope you can help....... Peter

Thursday 5th June 2008
11:38 pm U.K.


Hi, I just bought a Philips VR2087. It looks like the VR2023 but it has VR 2087 printed on the front. Is it a "special" version of the VR2023?

Chris H
Wednesday 4th June 2008
2:28 pm U.K.


I have 24 V2000 tapes for sale at the mo on Ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130228014733&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003 (Item number: 130228014733)

...all kinds of interesting footage from the early 80s up to the mid 90s.


Tuesday 3rd June 2008
6:00 pm U.K.


Hi never heard about this format before untill today.

Have aquired 2 tapes of ebay of FIRST BLOOD AND RAMBO FIRST BLOOD PART 2.

I have no use for them as I only have a vhs machine.

Was wondering what they were worth and if anybody wanted to give me a fair price for them?

They are apperently precertifaction as the cases do not have any ratings but the tapes do have 15 marked on them.

Tuesday 27th May 2008
8:48 pm U.K.


Philips N1512 VCR Video Recorder Ex BBC Machine in fair condition very rare looks like a Philips N1502 needs belts and service for sale for 195 I also have a Grundig 2 x 4 Super STEREO Video 2000 recorder (silver machine) with added silver remote box and metal remote handset and original user manual along with a box full of cassettes, pre recorded pre cert and TV recordings all for 180. Buyer collects . V2000 used casettes large quantity all with old TV recordings from 1980's - 1992 1 each cassette, email me for more details.

Sunday 18th May 2008
8:37 am U.K.


Hi!Looking for any hints,why my B&O starts correctly,with picture and everything,but after say 2-5 min..it shuts down?.

Here is something for the Grundig2x4-Plus owners.Because there is no tracking,you can take of the whole cover,inside beside the head,you will find 4 goldplated bolts,while u run the tape,adjust with a screwdriver,till u get perfeckt picture.

Works for me/

Thanx Tino/Sweden

Friday 9th May 2008
8:07 pm U.K.


want to sell pal uvw 1800 and pal uvw 1400. both low hours and in good conditon.email for pics and hours if interested. thanks

Friday 9th May 2008
4:25 am U.K.



Ref your Grundig's mechanical fault. If it is not loading or ejecting cassettes properly it might just need new drive belt which is still available - see earlier message on subject


Chris H
Thursday 8th May 2008
10:02 pm U.K.


I have a box of used V2000 tapes for sale on ebay if anyone is interested? There are 22 tapes all VCC480s. They contain all kinds of retro TV recordings from the 80s and 90s, but can be recorded over if necessary.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130221179093&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003 or Item number: 130221179093 if the link does not work.


Sunday 20th April 2008
9:26 pm U.K.


For Sale Philips N1500 VCR Video Cassette Recorder in very good condition received from a school complete with 5 cassettes also in good condition. Untested as there is no mains lead. buyer to collect 250.

Bill Craswell
Sunday 20th April 2008
7:17 pm U.K.


I have just put a V2000 Infra-Red (NOT wired)complete add-on remote control on eBay it has the unit to fit on the side of the VCR and the handset. The unit suits the front loading brown & gold Grundig 2x4. Give your legs a rest ! It can be found at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270230401073&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=017 or if you have a problem with that then the item number is 270230401073

Bill Craswell
Saturday 19th April 2008
9:50 am U.K.


Hi, I have a V2000 2x4 super VRC - the brown and gold front loader for sale. It is not working, I believe it is a mechanical fault but would be very useful for spares as it has a motherboard with plug-in cards also 17 tapes. I am based in Gloucester.

Karl Mooney
Tuesday 15th April 2008
6:18 pm U.K.


I am looking for a service manual (the electrical and mechanical parts) for a Grundig 2x4 Video 2000 machine - the familiar brown and gold finished beast. Ideally a printed copy, but a photocopy or scan would be close second choices. Any advice or pointers in a useful direction would be very welcome - thanks in advance.

Thursday 3rd April 2008
9:21 pm U.K.


I have a Phillips V2000 with approx. 5 blank tapes in good condition. I am based in South Wales, near Swansea, any offers please?

Martin White
Sunday 30th March 2008
11:08 am U.K.


Hi all,

My Philips VR2350 Matchine V2000 VCR (in the UK, a specially-imported model) has developed a fault - it hasn't been used for a while. On powering up, the clock display is blank and the beeper is switched on permanently. Meanwhile, all of the segments of the function display are lit up. There were a few dry joints, which have been resoldered to no avail. I've also replaced the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply - but this made no difference. Does anyone have any idea as to what's wrong? I've tried looking for a circuit diagram or service manual on-line, but to no avail. If a kind reader (probably resident in Europe) could e-mail be one, that would be terrific and I would be eternally grateful! Kind regards, Martin

phil Wingfield
Sunday 23rd March 2008
9:18 am U.K.



This is the latest in a line of requests for someone who can service/repair a V2000 machine (and an N1700 as it goes). I know there have been other requests and I can't find any replies but I am ever positive and hoping that the rest of the exchanges were private and all these people now have fully functioning machines, hmmmmm.

Otherwise, there is a solution but not an cheap one that I am on the cusp of using. There is a guy in Holland who services, repairs and sells V2000/N1700 machines. He sticks them on Ebay on a regular basis. The ones he sells were built for the european market and I believe there were some compatibility issues when playing into a UK TV. He did explain it to me but my tiny non-tech brain could not take it in. However, he is prepared to service and repair my machines but I, obviously, must shoulder the cost of shipping. It depends entirely on how much a working machine is worth to you.

I am here exploring the alternatives. If nothing comes from this site I will go ahead and let you all know how it works out.

I have sent an e mail to the Dutch guy asking if I can give out his details on this site. It may be that he is already known to this community. His Ebay handle is Charly_Rackslider and you could track this down by searching on Ebay for these machines.

Hopefully more later,


tape collector
Friday 7th March 2008
12:35 pm U.K.


hidoes anyone have any old vhs or v2000 tapes that you no longer need?no prerecorded tapes please.

i live in the wembley area and don't drive so can either arrange for post or can you deliver for a reasonable fee?

no time wasters or scammers please.any amount wanted.thank you.

Simon Williamson
Tuesday 4th March 2008
7:54 pm U.K.


thanks, Steve, I'll look into your suggestions and report back.

Tuesday 4th March 2008
6:54 am U.K.



Re Grundig 2x4 drive belts. Try Grandata in Wembley, tel 020 89002329, part ref BK 94, or Visionaids tel 0195 2273130 (if phone number still same - or look for website to check) part Konig 7535.10 - Grundig fitted same belts in many early VHS machines so were still plenty about but not listed under V2000 models.


Chris H
Thursday 28th February 2008
2:23 pm U.K.


I have another batch of V2000 tapes up on ebay. 21 tapes in all, mostly 2x4hr and 2x3hr. Lots of old off air TV footage from the early 80s up to about the mid 90s. Tapes can easily be re-recorded over.


Item number: 130201837230 if the link doesnt work. Auction finishes next Wednesday night (March 5th)


Simon Williamson
Sunday 24th February 2008
9:22 pm U.K.


I have recently rescued my Grundig VR2000(2X4) from the attic, with the intention of transferring my old tapes to DVD. Unfortunately internal examination of the machine revealed a broken belt for the cassette mechanism....anyone know of a source of belt kits for these machines? Dimensions 112 x 1 x 6 mm.

Long shot, thanks for any tips/advice/etc/

Friday 22nd February 2008
5:21 pm U.K.


I am seeking a working V2000 machine, ideally 2X4 super, so that I can transfer treasured tapes to DVD. Location Oxfordshire. Can anyone help?

Chris H
Saturday 16th February 2008
8:09 pm U.K.


Big batch of V2000 tapes for sale. 42 tapes of differing lengths, the majority being 2X4hr. Lots of old off-air footage from the 80s and 90s. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/V2000-Video-Tapes-x42-used-80s-90s-retro-TV-RARE-FORMAT_W0QQitemZ130198912713QQihZ003QQcategoryZ39999QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemEbay Item number: 130198912713 (if the link doesnt work)

Colin McCormick
Sunday 10th February 2008
11:05 pm U.K.


VR2023 CTR board wanted:

I require a CTR (processor) board U20 for a VR2023, or a whole scrap machine. Can anyone help? I'm based in Devon but also visit Bedfordshire sometimes so may be able to collect.

The battery leaked all over mine, and though I was able to bring it back to life for several years, it's now expired.

Thanks for any help.


Tuesday 5th February 2008
10:25 pm U.K.


Wanted !!!....working V2000 machine please ! 07904296298 ....Cheshire area if possible.


Con McCumiskey
Saturday 26th January 2008
11:54 am U.K.


I have a Philips VR2022 and about 60 tapes which I want to transfer to DVD. My problem is that the VCR hasn't been used for many years and needs a good service. Is there anyone reasonably near to Nottingham who could help me out?

A White
Thursday 24th January 2008
9:04 pm U.K.



Hi im looking for some help, I have amassed some 8'000 old original beta and vhs collectable tapes over 18 years of collecting. I hoarded around 200 V2000 tapes on the off chance i'd get a good machine I have a few philips and grundigs which were never up to scratch for converting the rare tapes i have however i recently aquired a mint condition 23VR33 and it plays good but there is a grainyness on every film i play there is no tracking so this doesnt help is there anything i can adjust that would soften the picture or take away this haze/grainyness. You help would be great. Ive tons of beta machines and a few V2000's also if anyone can repair their slight faults. Anyone into tapes near west yorkshire area?

Sam Simon
Thursday 24th January 2008
4:01 pm U.K.


Hi, my father is searching for a working Phillips V2000 video recorder on which to play a number of treasured tapes he has not been able to watch for years. Does anyone have a reasonably priced V2000 for sale please? He can be contacted on 07816 052232.

A White
Monday 21st January 2008
10:52 pm U.K.


Hi im looking for some help, I have amassed some 8'000 old original beta and vhs collectable tapes over 18 years of collecting. I hoarded around 200 V2000 tapes on the off chance i'd get a good machine I have a few philips and grundigs which were never up to scratch for converting the rare tapes i have however i recently aquired a mint condition 23VR33 and it plays good but there is a grainyness on every film i play there is no tracking so this doesnt help is there anything i can adjust that would soften the picture or take away this haze/grainyness.You help would be great.Ive tons of beta machines and a few V2000's also if anyone can repair their slight faults. Anyone into tapes near west yorkshire area?

Goran Nilsson
Friday 11th January 2008
2:20 pm U.K.


Hello !

I have 2 new DUX 20VR23 (same as Philips VR2023 ) in new BOX, newer used.A purschased that from a TV/Radio store sinced the owner died, the machines have been in the basement for 25 years.What can those machines be worth ?

Regards Goran

Roy Sandbach
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
5:03 pm U.K.


Happy New Year,I have a Philips V2000 video circa 1987 that is in good condition and has been stored in my mother's attic for several years. It appears to work perfectly well, but I only have one tape that says "faulty" on it, so I'm not 100% certain. It definitely is electronically sound.....I would like it to go to a good home and suspect that there is a market for these wonderful old machines. If anyone is interested, just let me know at sandbach.dr@pg.com. Thanks,Roy

Mark Boulton
Wednesday 26th December 2007
7:53 pm U.K.


I really wish I'd seen the ad above when it was posted - I'm in East London and a stash like that is what I've been waiting years for! (And I haven't even taken the plunge vis-a-vis a machine yet!) I haven't visited PALsite for a number of months and just took a quick look on Christmas Eve - and ended up totally kicking myself!

ron harris
Monday 17th December 2007
9:01 pm U.K.


The tapes have now gone!

ron harris
Saturday 15th December 2007
6:07 pm U.K.


We have about 40 v2000 tapes a few pre-recorded rest with old tv programmes recorded on them. If anyone is interested in collecting them from E London then they can have them for free.

Saturday 8th December 2007
6:10 am U.K.



Can you give make and model of VCR, an idea of problem, and part of country you live.


phil Wingfield
Thursday 6th December 2007
12:22 pm U.K.



I need to find somone to repair a 2000 machine, anyone help?


Tuesday 27th November 2007
1:19 pm U.K.


Philips N1500 / N1501 spares for sale . Video Head drum belts new and unused rare items 15 each including postage costs. Limited supply email me for details.

Wednesday 21st November 2007
8:29 pm U.K.


Video 2000 V2000 cassettes for sale over 500 all with old TV recordings on both sides from 1980's also many pre recorded film titles. All cassettes 1 each buyer collects.

Wednesday 21st November 2007
8:26 pm U.K.


VC and LVC cassettes for sale for use in Philips N1500 and N1700 VCRs , all contain old UK televison material, received with machines over the years, no idea of contents to many to look through, all priced at 5 each , contact me for details.

Wednesday 21st November 2007
8:22 pm U.K.


Philips N1501 VCR for sale with cassettes from school,1974 machine very rare hard to find has video and audio outputs will need service to get working. Requires belts, 400 buyer must collect.

Monday 19th November 2007
8:27 am U.K.


HiI need a working vcr and a vcr-lp player. PAL.

If you have one please mail me. And remove the "removethis" from my email adress.

Stephen Davies
Sunday 18th November 2007
8:48 pm U.K.


I have just inserted an ad on ebay this evening, selling a batch of 5 Pye/Philips V2000 VCR's and with over 300 Pre-Recorded tapes!! The starting price is low with NO Reserve. All units have some kind of fault, but Service Manuals are included! The only downside is that the buyer has to collect due to the sheer weight of the whole batch. Searching for Philips Pye V2000 VCR should easily find this 10day listing. It may take a few hours yet for it to appear. Thanks for reading. Please see the ad for more details and pictures. A hobbyist could have a field day with this lot - wish I had the time

Chris H
Sunday 18th November 2007
1:20 pm U.K.


Looking for a main drive belt for a Grundig 2X4 Super GB. Mine has perished! If anyone can help out please get in touch.


steve Rowley
Monday 12th November 2007
2:14 pm U.K.


My very rare Marantz MVR400 V2000 machine has been re-advertised on Ebay at a lower price. See:


Richard Blake
Wednesday 7th November 2007
1:55 pm U.K.


Hi everyone,

I have a Philips V2000 Video Cassette Recorder, with multi language tuner + Remote Control ( VR2840 )for sale. It is in mint condition and wotks 100%. Included in the sale are in excess of 200 original manufactures V2000 films and documentries etc. Some are for Children, some are many popular UK TV series, some are well known films and some are hardcore aldult material. I purchased the complete collection of tapes from a video rental store for 500 back in the early 90's. Most of which were brand new and unopened. Those tapes that do not appeal and can be sold on or used to record over. Best offer over 200 + shipping secures.

Reason for reluctant sale - moving abroad - email or telephone 07833-512208

steve Rowley
Saturday 3rd November 2007
8:49 pm U.K.


Ultra rare Marantz V2000 machine on Ebay:


Yvonne Mary Craggs
Thursday 25th October 2007
10:39 am U.K.


My mother has a Grundig Video 2000 with tapes that she no longer wants. Is there a market for them? I think it works

Tuesday 2nd October 2007
3:23 pm U.K.


Update for my post above, there are a quantity of LVC philips N1500 cassettes from the same seller as the drive belt if anyone out there is on the lookout for old recordings. heres the item num 110176380091 All the best Ron.

Tuesday 2nd October 2007
10:46 am U.K.


Hi all , Just found a belt on ebay for the philips n1500 video machine if anyone is on the look out for these items here's the page . All the best Ron. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Philips-N1500-VCR-Head-Drum-Belt-N1501-N1460-N1520-Rare_W0QQitemZ110176386156QQihZ001QQcategoryZ39999QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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