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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.


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