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Sunday 3rd April 2011
9:18 pm U.K.



After a big clear-out today I was about to consign a Philips VR 2020 and 9 recordable BASF VCC450 2x4hr tapes plus head cleaner (and a couple of old photocopies of the Instruction Manual) to the recycling depot when I found this web-site. It is about 20 years since the recorder was last used - I think the only problem was mechanical when loading tapes.

I live in Sutherland - the Far North of Scotland so it is possible that carriage costs could outweigh its worth. But if anyone wants it and the tapes for spares for the cost of carriage let me know soon.

Would just be delighted if it was of some use to someone.

Ray F.Edwards
Friday 1st April 2011
12:05 pm U.K.


A slight correction to my post,the portable machines are Philips VR2220,& Pye 22VR20,another good site for photos & history is http://loreoutlet.dyndns.org/collsite/video/video.html if it is down for maintenance just check in another time.Regards,Ray

Ray F.Edwards
Friday 1st April 2011
11:52 am U.K.


I can also commend a very nice chap in the Netherlands called Gerjon,Gerjon HofackerJan Steenstraat 207944TS MeppelNederlandhe Téléphone : 0031-628810928E-mail : charly_rackslider@yahoo.comHe speaks English,his ebay stuff is here,http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/charly_rackslider/?_trksid=p4340.l2559

He told me that tape crinkling my tapes was 100% the pinch rollers that were at fault,told me the Panasonic one at £12.50 each,then said he would advise on his stock,he once bought 200 of them!He said his stock was low,I found some from Poland & advise hime of my find at only £1.00GBP each,I fitted these to my Philips VR2022 portables & GREAT NEWS...NO MORE TAPE DESTROY,I could not have achieved this without this GOOD MAN,Gerjon,website of the Polish site is http://www.cdlens.com/?site=shopThe pinch rollers I got were part number 20291 size 13x18x3 for the VR2022, & they fit my Grundig 2x4 super aswell,I did order 2 of the part number 20310 of 2.5 bore size,but when they came they were same bore size as others at 3.0 I also got 4 belts size 63x1.2x1.2 part number 20849,for my Grundig 2x4 Supers aswell,but have not fitted them yet,I may get a few more,but at the larger size of 2.0 square section,Hope this helps.

Ray F.Edwards
Friday 1st April 2011
11:30 am U.K.


Hello Sir,I recommend http://groups.yahoo.com/group/v2000_vcr/ it took a few months before the group owner accepted me but there is LOTS of information,a chap called Colin at http://www.colin99.co.uk/ is VERY helpful & well respected,hth,Regards,Ray

Gary Clark
Friday 25th March 2011
10:57 pm U.K.



Just bought a fully working as new VR2022, have some tapes but these appear to have suffered from age, lines in middle of screen. Do anyof you have any good working tapes you would wish to sell.


Friday 25th March 2011
8:06 am U.K.


Does anyone know anywhere in the UK that services or repairs V2000 machines?

Thursday 24th February 2011
8:30 pm U.K.


Have Grundig 2x4 Super recorder (not working) for spares or repair, with add-on remote control. Also several used tapes with a total of 126 hours recording time available. Will separate R/C from machine if this item is required only. Any offers? Am situated five miles north of Derby in the East Midlands, UK. Telephone 05602 380876.

Monday 7th February 2011
6:45 pm U.K.


For anyone looking for a Grundig SVR4004 machine I spotted one on e-bay yesterday. Listed as ...Grundig Supervideo Vcr, Retro Tech That Weighs a Ton! (170600101500)


Steve Hayhurst
Monday 24th January 2011
1:54 pm U.K.


I have a Grundig Super 2x4 Machine (Not Working) along with around 40 2x4 hr tapes (Grundig, Phillips, etc) Instruction manual, head cleaning system, leads, etc. The machine itself is complete and externally at least in excellent condition. I would like this to go to someone who would appreciate it and maybe make it work again! I will GIVE this FREE to anyone who will collect (or pay shipping costs). I am in Leeds, West yorkshire.e-Mail: stevehayhurst@gmail.com or Tel: 0113 225 1061

Saturday 22nd January 2011
1:33 pm U.K.


Hi to all!I found a Grunding 2x4 Super at the University junkyard so I took it with me.Some parts were missing so I've decided to disassemble it. If somebody of you needs the mechanics (without spindle motors) or the boards (expect front panel board) or the front panel (there is one "door" missing), I'll send you at the only cost of shipping.I live in north-eastern Italy (near Trieste).Sorry for my poor English.Regards,Diego

Monday 17th January 2011
4:35 pm U.K.


Hi, does anyone know where I can source new pinch rollers for the Philips VR2840 ? At one time I remember an Amstrad VHS part was a compatible match for the earlier models of these 2nd generation machine but can't remember which one.

Thanks, Keith.

Thursday 16th December 2010
6:52 am U.K.


I now have for sale on ebay six Grundig 2X4 Super VCRs, 2 working (but not perfect) others for repair/spares (inc 1 stereo model), remote controls, instruction book & service manuals, 34 used cassettes (inc head cleaner). All in one job lot.

Sunday 12th December 2010
1:22 pm U.K.


hido you have any old vhs or v2000 tapes that you no longer use or watch?if yes and you live in the wembley or brent area, please contact me because i collect old tapes...no time waters please.thanks.ps no pre-recorded tapes..cheers

Tuesday 30th November 2010
9:22 am U.K.


Message for anyone looking for help etc.There is a user site in Yahoo groups which may be useful if no success on PALsite.Steve.

Tuesday 30th November 2010
9:01 am U.K.


Message to anyone looking for help etc.There is a V2000 user site in Yahoo groups which may be useful if no success on PALsite.Steve.

Thursday 18th November 2010
2:47 pm U.K.


I have for sale on ebay a V2000 (ex-rental) tape library with over 340 assorted titles, including thriller, horror, war, westerns, comedy, childrens, adult etc.

Also, six Grundig 2080 (2X8) VCRs for spares or repair.

Tuesday 16th November 2010
10:57 am U.K.



I'm interested in byuing a video2000 player so I can transfer my old tapes to a computer. Is anynody in here in posession of such a player or know somebody who is?

Thanks upfront.

SorenCopenhagen, DK

Monday 15th November 2010
9:06 pm U.K.



Looking for a good working order machine and maybe some tapes.

Get in touch if you can help, cairns1975@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks Gary

Thursday 4th November 2010
2:54 pm U.K.


Does anyone know how to change the display from seconds to minutes on a VR2324?

Cheers, Matt

Carl Brentnall
Monday 1st November 2010
8:14 pm U.K.


I have a Grundig v2000 1600 2X4 Machine. Up until Recently It's been working fine. Now it starts to play then stops (i don't think the tape is getting took up). I have taken apart and found that the motor underneath is loose and wobbling from side to side Is this normal? I just presume it should have a little give in it. It's the motor thats connected to the arm at the top which switches from reel to reel.

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